JOB TITLE:            National Executive Director, National Organization of Black Elected 

                                   Legislative Women (NOBEL Women)


February 28, 2018 5:00 PM Central Standard Time (CST)

FLSA STATUS:      Exempt


REPORTS TO:       National President and Board of Directors


The Executive Director position is the key senior management position for the National Organization of Black Elected Legislative Women (NOBEL Women).  The Executive Director has overall strategic and operational responsibility for the effective implementation and management of the organization’s programs, fund development, growth and expansion, and execution of the organization’s mission and strategic goals in conjunction with the National President. The Executive Director shall regularly evaluate the implementation of the organization’s programmatic initiatives so as to measure successes that can be effectively communicated to the National Board of Directors, external funders, other strategic partners. 


The Executive Director regularly reports to and is supervised by the National President. The Executive Director reports to the National President and the Board of Directors of NOBEL Women. The Executive Director serves as a non-voting ex officio member of the Executive Board.


The Executive Director is the central point of contact for the organization with partnering organizations and other external contacts, is responsible for promoting the visibility of the organization, and developing and strengthening the organizations’ brand.


The Executive Director shall be responsible for coordinating and implementing efficient transitions between newly elected National Officers and appointed Board members providing advice and orientation to achieve minimal disruption to on-going programs and initiatives and the effective implementation of any new program initiatives. 

The Executive Director is responsible for the hiring process in accordance with the policies, procedures and rules implemented by the Board of Directors, and in collaboration with the National President and the HR Committee, as appropriate.  Recommendations for hiring are approved by the Board of Directors and the National President. 



Essential duties and responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned as needed.



·   Serves as the liaison to the Board of Directors and National President and provides effective strategic leadership in planning and implementing the organizations’ programs and fund development activities.


·   Advises the Board of Directors and National President on the funding implications of certain programmatic decisions, and works with all parties to discern and recommend optimum approaches to achieve programmatic initiatives and goals.


·   Serves as the central point of contact and integration point for the organization’s external relationships and with the four geographic membership areas.


·   Actively engages and energizes partnering organizations, funders, and members to embrace the organization’s programmatic efforts.




·   Responsible for the efficient and effective operations of all business as it relates to the national organization, including the direct supervision of the National Headquarters staff and the monitoring of all programs, membership activities and other operational and administrative activities. 


·   Responsible for ensuring that an effective workforce plan and performance management system are in place. The Programs Manager also reports to and is supervised by the Executive Director. 


·   Responsible for developing and implementing annual operating budgets for NOBEL Women in collaboration with the National Treasurer, Financial Secretary and members of the Finance Committee of NOBEL Women, and forecasting annual income projections.


·   Responsible for working with the National President, National Treasurer and Strategic Planning Committee of the Board of Directors in determining the organization’s strategic plan.


·   Makes recommendations regarding financial resources and manpower available to support on-going programming initiatives, new programming initiatives, including recommendations regarding the discontinuation of any programmatic initiatives; recommend timelines and resources needed to achieve the strategic goals.  


·   Responsible for recommending management and operational policy changes to the Board of Directors or appropriate Committee and implementation of such changes, if approved. 


·   Responsible for ensuring continuity and consistency in the implementation of the organization’s programmatic and scholastic initiatives while managing the organization’s resources within the budgeted objectives.


·   Responsible for the maintenance of an efficient and accurate system for receipt, acknowledgement and accounting of all funds received by NOBEL Women.


·   Ensures funds received are used for the intended purpose(s) and that internal policies and practices comply with donor instructions and local, state and federal laws and regulations. 



The Executive Director must be thoroughly committed to the organization’s nonprofit mission.  The Executive Director must have proven leadership and relationship management experience, no less than 3 years serving in a capacity liken or compatible to that of an Executive Director.  


SKILLS/ABILITIES/COMPETENCIES:  Must possess the required skills and be able to explain and demonstrate, with or without accommodations, that the essential functions of the job can be performed.



  • Must possess the ability to respectfully and responsibly represent the organization well at all times. 
  • Proven leadership in a non-profit organization with demonstrated success of developing and operationalizing strategies that took the organization to the next stage in fund development growth;
  • Proven change management experience (i.e. demonstrated leadership in operational, cultural, core competencies, directional change within an organization to facilitate a higher level of organizational efficiency and effectiveness);
  • Excellence in organizational management with the ability to coach, manage, and develop high-performance teams, and set and achieve strategic objectives in a professional and responsible manner;
  • Strong marketing, public relations, and fundraising experience with the ability to engage a wide range of stakeholders;
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills;
  • Excellent interpersonal and communications skills;
  • Excellent presentation skills;
  • Demonstrated multidisciplinary project skills; the ability to clearly articulate strategies and goals;
  • Action-oriented, adaptable, forward- thinking and innovative;
  • Ability to work effectively in collaboration with diverse groups of people;
  • Ability and willingness to adhere to telework policies and procedures as established and set forth by the Executive Board 
  • Experienced in effectively managing a team


BA or BS degree in related disciplines required

Master’s degree in Business Administration or higher preferred



No less than 3-5 years of executive management and leadership experience in a membership or non-profit organization.

Event management and strategic planning skills a plus 

Experience in working in flex working environments


Advanced proficiency in Microsoft applications including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and a working knowledge of the MS database system.



·       Occasional lifting of objects up to 10 lbs.

·       Extensive travel

·       Subject to standing, walking, sitting, bending, reaching, kneeling, pushing and pulling



·      Requires evening and weekend work schedule.


APPLY BY  FEBRUARY 28, 2018 5:00 PM CST:  Send cover letter, resume to NOBEL Women Second Vice President, Representative Juandalynn Givan, via OR MAIL PO BOX 13803 BIRMINGHAM, AL 35202.