CAPAL Managing Director
Reports To: Chair of the Board of Directors
Staff Reporting To This Position: Programs and Operations Associate, CAPAL Staff Intern, and any other junior staff
Position Classification: Exempt/Full-Time
The Conference on Asian Pacific American Leadership (CAPAL) is a national non-profit organization that seeks to empower Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander youth by increasing access to public service opportunities and building a strong Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander public service pipeline. Working in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area for 28 years, CAPAL’s leadership consists of a two full-time staff members, approximately 20 active members of the Board of Directors, and an Advisory Council.
The Managing Director oversees the day-to-day operations of CAPAL and focuses on the long-term development of the organization, enhancing effective communications, and building and maintaining the organization’s infrastructure to help CAPAL continue to grow and fulfill its mission. On a day-to-day basis, the managing director supervises other staff, works closely with the Board of Directors on relevant projects, manages alumni engagement, liaises with federal agency and community partners, pursues sponsorships, and more. The Managing Director often operates in a fast-paced working environment with multiple ongoing workstreams and both short- and long-term deadlines. The Managing Director reports to the Chair of the Board of Directors (Board Chair), attends board meetings (and board committee and/or task force meetings
Strategic Plan Implementation
- Participate in all strategic planning discussions with the board in strengthening and broadening the mission and vision of CAPAL.
- Implement strategic plan on an annual basis with board consultation, including but not limited to planning for organizational growth, increased accountability, and expanded partnerships.
- Ensure ongoing excellence in all CAPAL programs through program evaluations (such as debrief documents or exit memos) and improving internal systems and policies as needed to achieve the strategic goals and sustain CAPAL into the future.
- Research and pursue new funding sources both independently and in conjunction with Board and Advisory Council Members. Work with the Board of Directors to identify overarching fundraising goals and create a work plan to achieve those goals.
- Sustains and grow current sponsorships and partnerships.
- Develop and maintain contact and relationships with CAPAL constituents, including donors, sponsors, community groups, and federal agencies. Represent CAPAL at meetings with funders, alumni and Advisory Council members, and community partner events. Conduct outreach to speakers for CAPAL’s programming and for solicitation requests, and to community members for CAPAL’s S&I mentorship program.
- Develop and track proposals and reports for all federal agency, foundation, and corporate fundraising.
- Oversee a plan to engage board and scholar and intern alumni locally and nationally to increase community engagement and build individual donor support.
- Oversee staff expenditures and sales tax compliance.
- Enforce company credit card policies.
- Work with staff and board to draft a budget for the fiscal year.
- Prepare and provide clearly numbered and dated invoices and reports for donors and partners.
- Work closely with the board treasurer to provide updates to the full board on expected revenue and development, in particular, and its impact on CAPAL’s financial health as a whole.
- Alert board treasurer in a timely manner of incoming revenue to be deposited (i.e. checks) or transfered (i.e. large federal sponsorships).
- Report to chair and treasurer in a timely manner about expected CAPAL sponsorships and expenses.
Leadership and Management
- Manage all CAPAL staff as they carry out logistics and event planning, enter and track data, maintain external communication, and lead other campaigns and programs.
- Ensure professional development goals are established, office expectations are followed, and staff concerns are addressed. Report to the board chair with key updates on staff progress as needed.
- Lead the recruitment and hiring process for staff positions. Conduct mid-year and annual performance reviews for staff.
- Work with the Board Chair, vice chairs, and task force leads to manage board projects and engagement. Co-lead or assist on projects across task forces. Train board members on the organization’s operational processes.
- Liaise with Advisory Council members with the Board Chair.
- Actively engage and foster communication between CAPAL Board members, committees, staff, Advisory C
- Bachelor’s degree
- 3-5 years demonstrated experience fundraising for a nonprofit. Experience with receiving/managing federal funding a plus.
- 3-5 years demonstrated experience working with a Board of Directors.
- Demonstrated experience supervising staff, managing a nonprofit, implementing programs and strategic planning.
- Demonstrated experience in developing a successful communications strategy for a nonprofit.
- Demonstrated experience in data collection and analysis specific to fundraising.
- Interest and experience with the ANHPI community.
How to Apply:
Submit resume with references, a writing sample, and a cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject heading: [Last Name], [First Name] CAPAL Managing Director Position (eg Smith, Jane CAPAL Managing Director Position)
The Conference on Asian Pacific American Leadership (CAPAL) is an equal opportunity employer.