Chief Executive Officer – Alliance of Arizona Nonprofits – Phoenix, AZ

The Alliance of Arizona Nonprofits, a statewide 501(c)(3) organization, was incorporated in September 2004. Our mission is to enhance the well-being and lives of all people and communities in Arizona by serving, supporting, protecting and promoting Arizona’s nonprofits. Since our launch, we have grown our membership to more than 700 nonprofit, individual, consultant, business and government supporters, and grown our impact to serve more than 20,000 nonprofits in the state. The Alliance focuses in three areas: 1) growing the impact of nonprofit missions; 2) amplifying the common voices of nonprofits; and 3) connecting nonprofits to their communities. The Alliance, with a $1.1 million annual operating budget, is supported by eight full-time staff members, including its CEO. The CEO reports to a nine-member Board of Trustees. In addition, the Alliance engages other leadership and advisory groups to support its work, including the Arizona Nonprofit Leadership Council, the Arizona Nonprofit Policy Council, and the Business Advisory Council. The Alliance is a member of the National Council of Nonprofits.
The CEO is the leader of the Alliance internally and externally. The CEO is hired by and reports to the Board of Trustees, and is a non-voting member of the Board.
CEO Essential Duties
Leadership – The CEO must be an executive leader who assesses and responds to the needs of members, staff, and the board; keeps a focus on the long term objectives of the organization; balances strategic and tactical responsibilities; and represents the Alliance with multiple constituencies in Arizona and nationally. Acting as one of the most notable nonprofit leaders in the state, the CEO ensures organizational excellence through assessment, transparency, collaboration, learning, creativity, communication, accountability and exceptional member service.
Board Relations – Works closely with the board to fulfill its governance responsibilities. The CEO advises and informs board members, participates in the identification and recruitment of new board members, communicates clearly and regularly with board members, and develops a close partnering relationship with board members.
Revenue Generation – Maintains a consistent revenue stream to fund the Alliance’s activities and programs through both earned income and contributed sources.
Financial Management – Maintains strong internal operations, fiscal responsibility, accountability and transparency, and ensures efficient, accurate, and consistent financial operations and practices. CEO performs yearly budgeting process with Finance Committee oversight.
Staff Development – Builds and leads a dynamic and cohesive results-oriented team and develops staff members to their highest potential. CEO serves as a model for other nonprofit leaders on building and motivating effective staff teams in the sector.
Program Development – Ensures that all the programs are of high quality, are consistent with the Alliance’s mission and strategic direction, and achieve their intended outcomes. Regularly assesses the effectiveness of programs and looks for new opportunities to increase the capacity of nonprofits in Arizona.
Membership – Manages a membership-centric organization with a keen focus on the varying needs of the members, and ensures that each member receives outstanding services on a consistent basis. Actively supports building the membership base, as well as building the value that members find in belonging to the Alliance.
Advocacy and Nonprofit Voice – Actively works with nonprofits, policymakers, philanthropy, government, businesses, media, and the public at large to advance the understanding of and support for the nonprofit community in Arizona. Builds coalitions, gathers input, testifies before legislative committees, and strengthens legislative options to support the nonprofit community.
Partner Relations – Builds and maintains relations with community, statewide and national partners and stakeholders, including members of the media, the business community, the academic community, the philanthropic community and representatives from all levels of government. Serves as the primary liaison to the National Council of Nonprofits.
CEO Qualifications
• Bachelor’s degree or higher
• At least five years of experience in a nonprofit chief executive position
• A skilled relationship builder
• Experience and proficiency with fundraising, including fundraising with businesses, foundations and individuals
• Proficiency in public policy advocacy
• A team motivator and coalition builder
• Outstanding verbal and written communication skills
• Experience working with the media
• Proficiency with financial analysis and management
• Familiarity with the broad, sector-wide issues facing nonprofits
• Experience in working with a governing board
• Experience in strategic planning and execution
The position is full time, exempt and requires work hours beyond the traditional daytime professional hours. The position requires approximately 15% statewide travel and limited-out-of-state travel.

How to apply

Interested candidates must submit a thorough resume, a list of at least five references, and a cover letter explaining how their skills respond to the attributes described above. All materials must be submitted to Jacki Presnal at A review of candidate applications will begin immediately and end on Friday, March 27, 2015. All candidates moving forward will be notified by Friday, April 3, 2015. Please no phone calls.