Portage County Land Reutilization Corp. - Executive Director

September 10, 2019

Family & Community Services, Inc.
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Position:   Executive Director   Program:    Portage Co. Land Reutilization Corp.
Status:   Full-Time   Schedule:   Variable
Posted:   09/09/19   Pay Rate:   Commensurate with experience


GENERAL STATEMENT OF DUTIES: Under the direction of the Board of Directors, the executive director is responsible for overall management and operation of the Portage County Land Reutilization Corporation (PCLRC) and protection of the organization’s financial assets, while ensuring compliance with board directives and applicable grantor, federal and state requirements.
The executive director is responsible for the overall management and operations of the PCLRC, a County-created and Internal Revenue Service recognized nonprofit community improvement corporation, organized pursuant to Chapter 1724 of the Ohio Revised Code and serving as agent of the County in the reclamation, rehabilitation and reutilization of abandoned, vacant, blighted, tax-delinquent and other real property in Portage County.

1. Is responsible for carrying out the directions and policies of the Board of Directors.
2. Oversees all financial functions, including those necessary for auditing, budgeting, financial analysis, capital asset monitoring, and property management, in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles, board and PCLRC policies and procedures, and all applicable rules and guidelines. Ensures timely financial reports are provided for board use.
3. Is responsible for overseeing grants and contract management, including negotiating agreement terms that reflect the needs of the PCLRC; coordinating with legal counsel to finalize agreement terms, monitoring progress of agreements, and maintaining documentation to ensure fulfillment of agreement terms, including receipt and expenditure of funds.
4. Provides management and supervision of all acquisition, disposition, and demolition programs developed and utilized by the PCLRC.
5. Assists in the development of current and long-term strategic goals and objectives, as well as policies and procedures for the PCLRC daily and long-term operations. Establishes plans to achieve goals set by the Board of Directors and implements policies accordingly.
6. Analyzes and evaluates vendor services, particularly for insurance and management of PCLRC funds, to determine programs and providers that best meet the needs of the PCLRC and makes recommendations to the board as appropriate; negotiates or oversees negotiation of services, terms and premiums and executes contracts with supply and service vendors, auditors, and consultants.
7. Conducts community outreach to establish strategic partnerships and develops programs that address community challenges.
8. Identifies, develops and secures available funding opportunities that offer potential short term and long term revenue streams for the PCLRC.
9. Successfully communicates the organizational mission, vision, goals, and activities of the PCLRC in written, oral, and interpersonal contexts.
10. Subject to any budgetary limitations imposed by the Board of Directors, oversees all aspects of human resource management for PCLRC employees and contracted consultants, including, but not limited to, hiring and termination, developing position descriptions, setting compensation, and applying board-approved employee policies and benefits in accordance with federal and state requirements; regularly supervises PCLRC staff.
11. Performs other duties or functions that may be necessary and in the best interests of the efficient operations of the PCLRC and as assigned by the Board of Directors.
12. Complies with agency policies and procedures, COA regulations, federal and state requirements, and educational/certification/registry requirements.
13. Other duties as assigned.

1. Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
• Knowledge of leadership and management principles.
• Knowledge of financial and project management.
• Strong verbal and written communication skills, including public speaking and grant writing.
• Ability to read, understand and implement federal and state regulations and adopted PCLRC policies relating to organizational operations.
2. Ability to effectively manage relationships with members of the Board of Directors, stakeholders, and the general public.
3. Proficiency in Microsoft Office.
4. Ability to learn and utilize land bank property management software.
5. Valid Ohio Driver’s License and ability to meet agency requirements for driving insurability if applicable.
6. The executive director must be able travel to attend conferences, training, meetings, and other events as required, in order to acquire and maintain proficiency in fulfilling the responsibilities of the position.
7. Must be able to meet agency requirements for criminal back ground check (Ohio Bureau of
Criminal Identification & Investigation) if applicable.

MINIMUM EDUCATIONAL/LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS: A bachelor’s degree is required in a related field, including but not limited to business administration, community development, public administration, urban planning, or real estate management. Master’s degree or Juris Doctorate preferred.

MINIMUM EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS: The executive director must possess at least five years of management-level experience in business, real estate, community and economic development, financial management, or other related areas.

Deadline Date: September 16, 2019

External applicants may apply by emailing cover letter and resume to HR@fcsohio.org

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