Responsible for supervision and oversight of all aspects of the Kiwanis Youth Programs including Key Club, Key Leader, Builders Club, K-Kids, and elementary school programs,and other Service Leadership Programs for young adults and adults with disabilitiesincluding Circle Kand Aktion Club, and the Staff and volunteer leadership that support those programs. Designated Director to the Board of Trustees for Kiwanis Youth Programs, Inc. Accountable for the overall performance of these Kiwanis programs which includes financial performance, mission attainment, and successful implementation of the Kiwanis International, Key Club International, and Circle K International strategic objectives.Responsible for youth protection programs and services.Additionally, responsible for development of new leadership-related concepts, projects, programs and partnerships.
Work closely with the members of the staff Leadership Team to achieve the strategic objectives of the organization and the Kiwanis International Office, and to ensure the appropriate level of cross- functional coordination with other departments by discussing special projects, timelines and issues impacting the organization.
Serve as the Executive Directorfor Kiwanis Youth Programs, Inc., and support the Kiwanis Youth Programs, Inc. Board.
Serve as a liaison to the Kiwanis International Board and specific committees that impact Kiwanis Programs. Responsible for the education and preparation of Kiwanis leaders to execute Service Leadership Programs, including trustees, district administrators, and Kiwanis governors. Attend all Kiwanis International board meetings.
Serve as a voice and advocate for youth leadership development and youth protection.
Ensure adequate programs and resources are in place to provide for adequate protection of youth including background checks, educational programs and other resources.
Interact with the staff and board leadership of the Kiwanis Children’s Fund to support the Key Club and CKI alumni as donors in fundraising for the Key Club Youth Opportunities Fund and the CKI Tomorrow Fund.
Responsible for the supervision and management of the department and staff. Hire, motivate, recognize & reward, coach, counsel and train department staff. Develop, implement and evaluate department performance measures and conduct performance reviews of all direct reports.
Work closely with the members of the Kiwanis Youth Programs/Service Leadership Programs Team to develop supporting goals, strategies, plans and budgets to achieve the vision, mission, and strategic objectives of the organization and the International Office. Set overall direction for how the department conducts its work. Organize and conduct department meetings. Identify, address and resolve Kiwanis Programs team issues.
Identify and maximize internal and external resources in support of program delivery.
Create opportunities for growth and partnership for Kiwanis programs, including market growth in existing regions and program expansion into new geographical regions.
Oversee the development of and manage department budgets and be accountable for financial performance of all Kiwanis programs.
Speak to internal and external audiences about Kiwanis programs.
Responsible for aligned service and leadership curricula for the organization.
Oversee initiatives to engage alumni of Kiwanis programs in the continuing work of the organization.
Oversee other Kiwanis-branded service and children’s programs.
Contribute to overall strategy development for marketing of Kiwanis programs
Contribute to overall strategy development for external fundraising related to Kiwanis programs
7-10years’ experience at a mid- or senior-management role with oversight of several department managers
Experience in the leadership development programs for youth and/or young adults
Experience in partnership formation and collaboration
Building effective teams
Capable of maintaining positive working relationships
Strong communication and support abilities
Ability to develop, present and deliver strategic program plans
Demonstrated creative ability and writing proficiency
Good public speaker able to moderate small to large groups
Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite and Google suite products
Microsoft Outlook– utilization of email, calendar and management tools
Social media networking skills
Doctorate degree a plus
Kiwanis Family experience a plus
Multilingual a plus
WORKING CONDITIONS/OTHER INFORMATION:
Domestic travel required
Some international travel required
Weekend work required
Use of desktop or laptop computer a significant portion of the time
Work in close proximity to other staff
Internal Number: KYP - Exec Dir
About Kiwanis International
Interested in a career that impacts the lives of others positively every day? Give Kiwanis International a look! For more than 100 years, Kiwanis has been dedicated to improving the lives of children and helping create the leaders of tomorrow. Kiwanis is continuously changing and growing.
Kiwanis employees are hard-working and caring professionals. They live up to the highest standards of integrity and excellence. See what they have to say about working at Kiwanis:
“Working at Kiwanis International is an opportunity to contribute to the good in the world while investing in your own professional development. The work environment is fun because staff collaborate on ideas to provide the best programs and service to our members.” – Sherri, Kiwanis Programs
Kiwanis employees work hard to make a difference in all communities.