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President of Williams Creek Youth Foundation


  • Williams Creek Youth Foundation 2351 Dandridge Avenue Knoxville, TN, 37915 United States (map)

Williams Creek Youth Foundation (WCYF) seeks to hire a full-time President. A successful candidate would include someone who shares a passion for youth development. This leadership opportunity requires knowledge of nonprofit’s core operational functions, strong financial management track record, and supervisory experience. Reporting to and working under the direction of the Board of Directors, the President will provide vision, energy, and leadership in fulfillment of the WCYF’s mission and vision.

Nature of Work
This position requires senior professional level work in the role of overseeing and directing multi-level staff and the comprehensive operation of the Williams Creek Youth Foundation (WCYF), an entity comprised of three service lines:

• The First Tee of Greater Knoxville (TFTGK), 
• the Wee Course Academic Center (WCAC), and
• the Williams Creek Golf Course (WCGC), a public daily fee facility. 

The President’s primary activities associated with the position include

• providing direct supervision of the staff members who are responsible for the success, resources, and programs of the three service lines included in WCYF, especially the three senior staff members (2 Executive Directors and 1 General Manager) who have primary responsibility of the ultimate success of those three areas;
• providing oversight and direct management of the financial assets and records of all elements of the organization, including but not limited to
• providing the direction of and structure for a variety of fundraising and outreach activities undertaken by the three senior staff members, and on occasion, assuming direct responsibility for the activity itself (e.g., a major gift “ask” or the need to assume a “public face” of the organization in the lead efforts of a Foundation-wide campaign supported by the Board), especially as such activities may impact the ongoing relationship with the community (e.g., civic clubs, governmental entities);
• providing the supervision, and support of the ancillary personnel who will support the three senior staff members in their efforts to identify and generate appropriate and adequate resources for the organization’s mission, with particular emphasis on the “team” approach to accomplish those ends;
• maintaining and ensuring legal and accounting compliance with Federal [501(c)3], State, and local regulations;
• creating a viable, positive, and interactive process with the organization’s Board of Directors in the strategic development of policies, guidelines, relationships, resources, and branding/marketing concepts through which the vision and mission of the organization can be sustained in the long term;
• creating employee compensation structures and selecting employee benefit programs in accordance with Board recommendations; 
• performing all related duties as required to fulfill the vision and mission of the organization as its definition continues and reflects the needs of the community.

Ideally, the President’s core professional attributes should include

• A thorough knowledge of advanced administrative and accounting practices including the preparation and organization of files, accounting of funds, use of internal controls and conformance with budgetary goals and objectives
• An extensive knowledge of non-profit “best practices”
• A set of strong organizational, interpersonal, and decision-making skills
• An array of compelling verbal and written abilities, especially in crafting and presenting a message in support of a non-profit entity
• An ability to think creatively while acting traditionally in the pursuit of goals required to make the organization successful
• A familiarity with establishing rules of conduct for employees and the public
• The experience of delivering accuracy and thoroughness in all issues of cash handling transactions
• A thoroughness in understanding all fundraising and outreach activities, including marketing and brand enhancement

Necessary Requirements of Work
• Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a baccalaureate degree in Business Administration, Recreation Management or closely related field with a concentration or sub-concentration on academic tracks involving financial management; 
• Minimum of four (4) years of experience performing senior administrative and advanced accounting activities; 
• Significant supervisory experience of operational and/or program personnel; and
• Strong organizational, interpersonal and decision-making skills.

How should someone apply? Please send a resume and personalized cover letter to [email protected] by October 9th.

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