The President and CEO is primarily responsible for four essential functions: strategic leadership, organizational management, governance and support of board operations, and financial oversight.
The President and CEO is to lead the development and implementation of a strategic plan that builds on the strength of the organization, ensures that target clients are well served and fosters financial sustainability for the organization. The President and CEO also is expected to engage and be informed on issues and trends that affect people with low incomes. The President is to be aware of best practices and innovations in the fields of community development finance, impact investing, affordable housing, nonprofit services, small business growth, workforce development, and/or systems change.
In the area of organizational management, the President and CEO is to execute the objectives of the organization in accordance with the strategic plan developed in collaboration with the Board of Directors. The President and CEO plans, directs, and coordinates operational activities of Community Capital New York. As the organization grows, the CEO will restructure the organization to keep it efficient and effective while managing its team.
Another responsibility is to ensure strong human resource systems so that the organization attracts and retains talented staff. This includes individual performance planning, training, recognition, rewards, career growth, and appropriate succession planning. In addition, the CEO needs to ensure that policies, programs, and plans are in concert with the organization's mission and strategic plan and also establish and maintain appropriate systems for measuring organizational performance.
The President and CEO will engage with the Board to assess, agree on and modify, when necessary, the organization’s mission strategy and structure. Also, in partnership with the Board, the President and CEO develops, approves, and monitors appropriate and ambitious multi-year financial plans and annual budgets.
The President and CEO is to collaborate with governmental, not for profit and private organizations to form effective partnerships in service of the mission of the organization.
The President and CEO is expected to proactively enlarge the profile and visibility of the organization among potential partners, funders, investors, policy makers, borrowers, and other critical audiences through attending appropriate local, state and national relevant events.
The President and CEO also is expected to engage and be informed regarding local, state, and national issues and trends that affect people with low incomes, as well as be aware of best practices and innovations in the fields of community development finance, impact investing, affordable housing, nonprofit services, small business growth, workforce development, and/or systems change.
In the area of organizational finance, the President and CEO, working with the CFO and /or COO, is responsible for aligning fiscal policies and systems to allocate resources, measuring performance versus goals, and providing timely reporting for effective planning and management of operational performance and audits. Responsibilities include raising new capital and operational resources from donors, funders, private, corporate, government, and foundation sources to generate revenue sufficient to match and/or exceed annual budgeted expenses.
Finally, the President and CEO is responsible for advancing strategies to improve the long term sustainability and financial resilience of the organization, its mission-based activities, and its employee-positive operations.