The Nonprofit Centers Network (NCN), a fiscally sponsored program of TSNE MissionWorks (TSNE), is a membership association and learning community devoted to nonprofit shared space and shared services. Our Mission is to encourage and support nonprofits across North America to leverage shared services, shared spaced, and commercial real estate for greater community impact. Our vision is of a future when every nonprofit has access to the workspace it needs to support and sustain healthy, vibrant communities. NCN is an international community of nonprofit practitioners, real estate and shared service experts, funders and public-sector partners that understand how best practices for nonprofit centers and infrastructure, such as shared space, shared services and the programs they offer, create stronger organizations. We do this by:
- Being the leading voice on shared space and services for nonprofits;
- Developing and disseminating best practice tools on creating and sustaining nonprofit commercial shared spaces;
- Promoting and sharing expertise in shared services and outsourced administration;
- Convening NCN’s membership and others interested in shared space and services via webinars, trainings and events;
- Building and supporting NCN’s robust member community through our active member forum, responsive content development and new member acquisition;
- Providing tailored consulting to projects on a fee-for-service basis.
There is a growing interest in social impact real estate and in shared service models for nonprofits that positions the Nonprofit Centers Network to grow. Currently NCN supports more than 160 members across the United States and Canada.
The Executive Director oversees the management of the Nonprofit Centers Network including strategy, business development, and fundraising. The ED is also responsible for managing a robust fee-for-service consulting practice, driving thought leadership in shared services and the sharing economy, liaising with a steering committee, and managing staff. This is a full-time, exempt position that requires extensive travel across the U.S. and Canada. The position and office are currently located in Denver, CO. Consideration will be given to alternative arrangements. The salary range is between $80,000-$100,000, DOE. A full benefits package including health and dental insurance, paid time off and retirement benefits along with others are included. Interviews for the position will likely be conducted in early May. We anticipate that a hiring decision will be made shortly thereafter.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
Strategy and Thought-Leadership
- Guide the overall NCN strategy. Set long-term organizational and annual program goals;
- Provide thought leadership to the nonprofit sector on issues related to NCN including written commentary, social media and presentations at conferences.
Marketing & Business Development
- Oversee marketing of NCN to attract new funders, sponsors, members and consulting clients including attending and presenting at conferences and seminars, and communicating directly with existing members;
- Oversee the communications strategy implemented by an outside vendor.
- Manage the NCN Steering Committee including communications, convenings, recruitment and committee work;
- Hire, manage and mentor NCN staff, interns and volunteers;
- In concert with NCN’s fiscal sponsor (TSNE), ensure compliance with all regulatory requirements;
- Execute annual performance evaluation process and goal-setting for staff.
Fundraising and Fiscal Responsibility
- Oversee development of annual budget in conjunction with other staff, and with guidance from the Steering Committee and TSNE;
- Monitor cash flow;
- Oversee accurate tracking and financial reporting to the Steering Committee, funders and other stakeholders;
- Spearhead cultivation of existing and new institutional grant-makers, corporate sponsorships and individual donors;
- Ensure effective delivery of the Membership Program to enhance income generation.
- Manage the fee-for-service consulting practice including cultivating new clients, developing scopes of work and creating pricing structures;
- Execute consulting contracts in conjunction with TSNE;
- Manage sub-contractors who work on consulting contracts;
- Draft and edit final consulting deliverables, including presentations and reports;
- Make presentations, and facilitate clients with recommendations and indecision-making.
Training, Education and Events
- Develop and execute overall training and educational curriculum including webinars;
- Conceive of and execute the development of new content for training modules, publications, tools and other resources useful to the nonprofit community and NCN members;
- Conceive of and execute convenings to promote and disseminate shared space and services concepts and practices.
- Develop and execute an overall partnership development strategy;
- Evaluate and measure the effectiveness of program deliverables;
- Maintain records of program participants to assist in grant reporting.
- Foster a positive, supportive and collaborative culture;
- Maintain open lines of communications with staff.
- A Master’s degree or equivalent years of related work experience;
- 5+ years of experience in a similar position preferably in a senior-level capacity for an association, charity, or nonprofit organization;
- Substantive knowledge of nonprofit capacity building, real estate, training, curriculum development and shared space/shared services;
- Understanding of the economics driving the real estate market and the innovative responses to cost constraints and limited resources;
- Proven ability to communicate a compelling vision, inspire engagement, and establish rapport with staff and stakeholders;
- Results-proven track record of exceeding goals along with a bottom-line orientation;
- Evidence of the ability to consistently make good decisions through a combination of analysis, wisdom, experience, and judgment;
- High level of business acumen including successful P&L management;
- Ability to balance the delivery of services against the realities of a budget.
- Excellent problem solving and project management skills, and creative resourcefulness;
- An entrepreneurial spirit and an interest in growing an organization;
- Demonstrated management skills in hiring, overseeing and mentoring junior staff;
- Commitment to working collaboratively with diverse stakeholders;
- Exceptional verbal, written and presentation skills;
- Ability to hold information confidentially with excellent judgment;
- Demonstrated history of taking initiative and following through on responsibilities;
- Strong organizational, creative problem-solving and analytical skills;
- Excellent skills with technology applications: CRM database system, online survey tools, cloud computing, e-mail marketing platforms, social media applications, etc.;
- A valid driver’s license and passport are required.
We strongly encourage online applications. People of color, people with disabilities, and people of diverse sexual orientations, gender expressions, and identities are encouraged to apply.
Please read these instructions carefully and submit the following documents as stated:
- Please submit a resume and cover letter as soon as possible. Full consideration will be given to all letters and resumes received by close of business Monday, April 30, 2018.
- Cover letters should be no more than 2 pages in length. In your cover letter, please share how your professional interests and passions specifically correlate to the mission and purpose of the Nonprofit Centers Network.
We also accept applications by mail or fax. Send to:
As an EOE/AA employer, TSNE MissionWorks/Nonprofit Centers Network will not discriminate in its employment practices due to an applicant’s race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identification, and veteran or disability status.