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Executive Director of Institute for Nonprofit Innovation and Excellence

Tallahassee Community College

Job Description


Executive Director of Institute for Nonprofit Innovation and Excellence

(Within TCC, Institute for Nonprofit Innovation and Excellence Coordinator)
SECTION: Workforce Development
HIRING SALARY: Negotiable based on education and experience
HOURS: 8:00 A.M. – 5:00 P.M., Monday – Friday (may require evenings and weekends)
CONTACT: Human Resources (850) 201-8510 or via email at
The mission of Institute for Nonprofit Innovation and Excellence (INIE) is to strengthen the capacity and impact of nonprofit organizations through advocacy, education, collaboration, and support. Through a focus on capacity building, collaboration and creativity, INIE works to enhance the nonprofit sector and ensure it continues to serve as a driving force for the region’s economy and quality of life. Since inception, INIE’s board, staff, and stakeholders have been focused on playing a central role in advocating for the nonprofit sector and helping its 150+ members access the resources and services necessary to better fulfils their missions. INIE is a strong champion for the economic growth and vitality of the local nonprofit sector; plays a leading role in advancing nonprofit enterprise and social entrepreneurship; and published a State of the Sector report in 2016 that details the current condition and economic impact of the local nonprofit sector.
The Executive Director of the Institute for Nonprofit Innovation and Excellence (Note: Within TCC, this position is referred to as the Program Coordinator) has a dual reporting relationship with the Vice President for Workforce Innovation and the INIE Board of Directors. The day to day priorities of the ED are established by the INIE Board of Directors. The annual performance review is conducted jointly by the VP for Workforce Innovation who serves as a standing member of the INIE Board of Directors.
Primary duties will include, but are not limited to:
  • Serves as the chief administrator for the Institute for Nonprofit Innovation and Excellence and serves as its leader on behalf of member and local nonprofit organizations. Develops and implements, in partnership with the Board of Directors, a three-year strategic plan to increase value to INIE members, ensure financial sustainability, and deliver high impact programs, services and advocacy. Oversees a robust membership program with a strong focus on growth and retention. Serve as the organization’s chief fundraiser and implement a comprehensive plan to generate revenues through private contributions, sponsorships, grant funding, and earned revenue opportunities.
  • Provides financial management and oversees all operational functions in compliance with INIE’s policies and procedures. Builds relationships and seeks strategic partnerships and opportunities to collaborate across nonprofit, for-profit and government sectors to advance INIE’s goals. Engages, supervises, leads and evaluates INIE staff.
  • Provides leadership for key community initiatives that benefit INIE members and the local nonprofit sector. Participates in public policy efforts and advocates on behalf of its members and nonprofit sector. Develops and implements operating procedures to guide and direct programs and functions.
  • Assists in the development and delivery of INIE programming and services per an annual calendar of events. Implements an ongoing evaluation program to measure outcomes and impact to include innovative, mission-driven programs establishing INIE as a leader in its field.
  • Administers existing training contracts and pursues the acquisition of additional contracts. Administers existing grants and pursues the acquisition of additional grant funding. Serves as the primary spokesperson for INIE and advance INIE’s visibility in the community. Maintains strong internal and external communication.
Requires a Bachelor’s Degree in the preferred fields of Business, Public Administration, Communications, Nonprofit Management or a related field. Also requires five years active executive experience in nonprofit management, association/project management, public administration or the private sector. Demonstrated experience with significant emphasis in strategic development and implementation, administration, advocacy, leadership and coalition building.
Knowledge and use of Members Clicks or comparable membership database. Knowledge and/or previous experience in a Management Support Organization. Knowledge of ethical compliance, confidentiality and professionalism. Knowledge of CFRE and/or CAE certification. Skilled in excellent written and verbal communications skills. Ability to influence and inspire support for INIE’s mission and goals. Ability to nurture and grow working relationships and cooperative arrangements with community groups and organizations. Ability to communicate INIE’s mission and goals to current and prospective members, donors, and community stakeholders. Demonstrated ability to work effectively with peers, Board of Directors, volunteers and community leaders.

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