Leadership & Management
• Ensure ongoing local programmatic excellence, rigorous program evaluation, and consistent quality of finance and administration, fundraising, communications, and systems; recommend timelines and resources needed to achieve the strategic goals.
• Actively engage and energize THMS staff, board members, partnering organizations, and funders.
• Develop, maintain, and support a strong Board of Directors, including seeking and building board involvement with strategic direction for THMS.
• Lead, coach, develop, and retain staff.
• Ensure effective systems to track organizational progress, and regularly evaluate program components so as to measure successes that can be effectively communicated to the Board, funders, and other constituents.
• Identify and evaluate the risks to the organization's people (clients, staff, management, volunteers), finances, goodwill, and image and implement measures to control risks.
• Foster and promote a culture in which all young people are valued, respected, and treated with dignity as equal partners in THMS’s work.
Financial Performance and Viability
• Develop and finalize policies and procedures for the new organization.
• Establish the fiscal integrity of THMS to include submission to the Board a proposed annual budget and monthly financial statements, which accurately reflect the financial condition of the organization.
• Manage the finances responsibly by operating within the approved budget, ensuring maximum resource utilization, and maintaining a positive financial position.
• Fundraise and develop other resources necessary to support THMS’s mission.
Organizational Mission and Strategy
• Work with Board and staff to ensure that the mission is fulfilled through programs, strategic planning, and community outreach.
• Conduct strategic planning to ensure that THMS can successfully fulfill its mission into the future.
• Enhance THMS’s image by being active and visible in the community and by establishing relationships with the funders, and political and community leaders.
• Maintain and build partnerships with local and national youth-serving organizations.
• Develop an external local and national presence.
• Publish and communicate program results with an emphasis on the successes of the organization.
• Ensure staff development including orientation, in-service education, continuing education, and evaluation of staff.
Fundraising & Communications
• Expand local revenue-generating and fundraising activities to support program operations and organizational growth, including writing, managing, and reporting on foundation and government grants, and soliciting donations from individual donors.
• Deepen and refine all aspects of communications, from web presence to external relations, with the goal of creating a stronger brand.
• Communicate with stakeholders to keep them informed of the work of the organization and to identify changes in the community served by the organization.
• Establish good working relationships and collaborative arrangements with community groups, funders, politicians, and other organizations to help achieve the goals of the organization.