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F.I.S.H. Executive Director

Job Description
About F.I.S.H.
Founded in 1982 as a grass roots program, F.I.S.H. is a collective of full-time social workers, administrative professionals and volunteers that provide programs, services and workshops supporting a broad set of community needs within Sanibel and Captiva. F.I.S.H is overseen by a diverse Board of Directors with significant depth of experience both operating and evolving businesses and foundations.
Our Mission: ?
F.I.S.H. is a human services organization, focused for over thirty years on ‘neighbors helping neighbors.’ The mission of F.I.S.H. is to lend a helping hand to those who live, work or visit here. The F.I.S.H. vision is to enrich the lives of everyone on Sanibel and Captiva Islands through an array of Food Programs, Island Based Workshops, Social Services and Helping Hands.
Select 2017 Operational Highlights:
  • 43% increase in individuals served year over year.
  • F.I.S.H. Food Pantry provided 151,000 pounds of food to over 760 families.
  • Aided in more than 600 instances of Emergency Financial Assistance and supported over 1,864 cases.
  • During Hurricane Irma, F.I.S.H. responded to over 560 requests for service/assistance.
  • Volunteers donated more than 6,150 hours of service, including 1,300 reassurance calls supporting those in need.
What We Do:
  • Food Pantry, Kids Backpack; Meals-by-FISH; Holiday Assistance; Daily Phone Reassurance; Medical Equipment Loan; Hurricane Preparedness; Transportation; Visitation, Computer Distribution; Monthly Luncheon; Case Management and Counseling.
  • Community Referrals; ACCESS Assistance; ESOL; Employment Assistance; Healthcare Referrals; Home Health Referrals; VITA; Immigration Assistance; Free Notary and Tutoring. ?
  • Budgeting; Health & Wellness; Crime Prevention; Nutrition; Home Health Provider; SAFE; SHINE; and more.  
Helping Hands (Emergency Financial Assistance):
  • F.I.S.H. may be able to provide emergency financial assistance for rent, utilities, mobile mammography, medical/dental needs and more.  
Position Summary:
F.I.S.H are seeking a results-oriented Executive Director with experience in non-profit and foundation administration. He or she will lead the daily operations of the organization, with direct responsibility for the Helping Hands Department, Marketing, Finance and Programs/Services. The Executive Director will oversee the programs and strategic plans of the organization, serving as the point and face of the organization within the broader community. He or she will play an integral role in revitalizing key programs by eliminating unproductive services and co-creating and managing new initiatives. Other key duties include fundraising and community outreach.
This position will be based on Sanibel Island.
Reports to                President & CEO, Maggi Feiner
Direct Reports        Manager, Helping Hands Department
                                    Manager, Marketing
                                    Manager, Finance
                                    Manager, Programs/Services
Primary Duties and Responsibilities: 
Board Governance
  • Report to and work closely with the President & CEO and Board of Directors to seek their involvement in policy decisions, fundraising and to increase the overall visibility of the agency.
  • Work with the President & CEO and Board of Directors to fulfill the organization mission and objectives.
  • Responsible for leading agency departments in a manner that supports and guides the organization’s mission and objectives as defined by the Board of Directors.
  • Responsible for communicating effectively with the Board and providing, in a timely and accurate manner, all information necessary for the Board to make informed decisions. 
  • Work closely with the Finance Committee and Board to prepare financial reports as needed for 990, audit, budget and decision-making purposes.
Financial Performance and Viability
  • Organize, manage and develop resources to ensure the effectiveness of the organization.
  • Responsible for the fiscal integrity of the agency, to include submission to the Board of a proposed annual budget which accurately reflect the financial condition and growth of the organization.
  • Responsible for fiscal management that generally anticipates operating within the approved budget to ensure maximum resource utilization, and maintenance of the organization in a positive financial position.
  • Responsible for fundraising and developing other resources necessary to support the agency’s mission and objectives.
  • Analyze financial plans and performance for annual budget recommendations.
Organization Mission and Strategy
  • Works with the President & CEO, Board of Directors and staff to ensure that the mission and objectives are fulfilled through programs, strategic planning and community outreach.
  • Convey the vision of the agency’s future strategy to staff, board, volunteers and donors.
  • Oversee implementation of agency programs that carry out the organization’s mission.
  • Works with the President & CEO and Strategic Planning Committee to insure the agency can successfully fulfill its mission into the future. 
  • Establish and maintain relationships with various organizations throughout the City and County and utilize those relationships to strategically enhance the agency’s mission.
  • Responsible for the agency image by being active and visible in the community and by working closely with other professional, civic and private organizations.
Organization Operations 
  • Oversees and implements appropriate resources to ensure that the operations of the organization are appropriate.
  • Responsible effective administration of agency operations.
  • Work with President & CEO for the hiring and retention of competent, qualified staff.
  • Work with Social Services Department to prepare program development resource manuals including outcome measurement tools and program intake matrix; give input to and monitor program outcomes
  • Establish and maintain relationships with the City, County, other agencies and providers
  • Participate in the determination of organizational polices to maintain agency status as a high-performing nonprofit organization
  • Design strategies to further engage community participants
  • Ensure operations of agency run efficiently and effectively daily
  • Cultivate existing and new high-end donors
  • Build stakeholder relationships to create awareness, increase volunteerism, gain program support and agency contributions.
  • Speak to community groups, service clubs, grantors and others regarding the organization’s purpose and programs.
  • Spearhead focus groups with various entities to brainstorm programs required to serve the needs of community.
  • Establish employment and administrative policies and procedures for all functions including the day-to-day operation of the nonprofit.
Ideal Experience and Qualifications:
  • Bachelor and/or master’s degree
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Programs
  • Bi-Lingual or Multi-Lingual desired
  • Strong written and oral communication skills; including experience with public speaking.
  • Five or more years managing a non-profit organization.
  • Budget management in excess of $1.5 million; including preparation, analysis, decision-making and reporting.
  • Team leadership in a transparent and professional manner.
  • Strong general management skills including planning, delegating, program development and task facilitation.
  • Experience managing and engaging with diverse volunteer and donor groups.
  • Track record of executing successful fundraising strategies and donor relations programs in a nonprofit context.
How to Apply:
Please send a PDF cover letter, resume, and references to
We appreciate your understanding that we will not accept inquiries regarding the position over telephone.
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