St. Luke’s Home (SLH) is a holistic assisted-living community for low-income Elders whose mission is to provide quality of life for low-income Elders to age with dignity. As part of the Eden Registry, St. Luke’s stands as a quality alternative for low-income Elders to more institutionalized, low-income assisted-living options. As an Eden community, Elders are provided daily opportunities to grow and thrive with wellness-based programming that promotes self-empowerment. Aesthetic beauty, intergenerational programming and a strong partnership with the University of Arizona are hallmarks of the quality of life St. Luke’s provides its Elders.
The Chief Executive Officer of St. Luke’s is responsible for assuring that the mission and vision of St. Luke’s are achieved. The individual selected as CEO will develop and implement the strategic vision of St. Luke’s and be accountable for the organization’s day-to-day operations. Reporting to and in tandem with the Board of Directors and senior managers, the individual will develop and oversee specific goals and strategies to advance programs and services, ensure financial stability, maximize community partnerships and perceptions, and ensure organizational efficiency. The CEO is highly visible in representing St. Luke’s through the broader community and plays an essential role in maintaining and extending the St. Luke’s brand. In addition, the CEO is responsible for relationship management with all of St. Luke’s constituent groups including Elder-focused organizations, donors and funding organizations, volunteers, government and civic leaders and other partners to advance the mission and vision.
Desired Qualities of Leadership:
- Strong network of relationships among all community-wide Elder focused organizations and institutions and an ability to work collaboratively with elected officials, community leaders and academic and health related experts;
- Expertise in philanthropic and fund development and well-established relationships throughout the philanthropic community including significant resource development knowledge and experience in individual major gifts, government contracts, foundation and corporate support;
- Natural and well-connected community leader with business acumen;
- Interpersonal skills and approaches essential to working with volunteers and boards of directors;
- Developer of staff expertise through strategic leadership development;
- Strong written and oral communication skills including ability to articulate, advance and market the St. Luke’s Brand.
- Ability to drive and inspire implementation of goals through motivation and delegation;
- Experience as a non-profit executive including financial and budgetary management.
Values, Vision and Strategic Leadership:
- In consultation with the Board, continue to implement the 2016-2019 Strategic Plan;
- Inspire commitment to the larger vision of St. Luke’s Home through strong communication and advocacy for the St. Luke’s mission and vision;
- Direct the annual review, implementation and revision of the strategic plans as an ongoing assessment of St. Luke’s progress.
- Motivate and lead a high-performance leadership team; attract, recruit and retain members of the team; provide mentoring as a cornerstone to staff development. Conduct annual performance appraisals and salary reviews for staff;
- Support Board Committees.
- Ensure a strong budgeting and forecasting system including operating and capital expenses.
- Work to maintain a balanced budget including three-year projections;
- Oversee the preparation of regular financial reports for the Treasurer and Board;
- Ensure all financial policies and procedures are followed including audit recommendations;
- Play leading role in fund development working with Development Committee;
- Oversee the achievement of census goals;
Program Management and Quality Assurance
- Provide vision and strategic integration of programming partnership with educational institutions including the University of Arizona;
- Ensure compliance with all contracts, policies and applicable regulations including accuracy of agency records;
- Maintain a strong working knowledge of Elder issues including relevant research.
- Bachelor’s Degree;
- Five years’ experience in nonprofit management and Board relations;
- Leadership skills that include compassion, integrity and transparency;
- Strong organizational and budgetary skills including planning, delegating, program development and task facilitation;
- Strong public speaking ability;
- Experience in developing and controlling budget in $1 to $1.5 million range;
- Skills to collaborate with and motivate Board members and other volunteers;
- Experience with nonprofit fundraising strategies and donor relations;
- CPR Certification and First Aid Training (or ability to obtain);
- Valid Arizona Fingerprint Clearance card.
- Graduate level training in a relevant discipline;
- Knowledge of assisted-living services and/or low-income housing;
- Fund Development experience;
- Experience working with Eden Alternative or other Elder-centered environment.