Lafayette Urban Ministry is currently seeking an Executive Director. Incorporated in 1972, Lafayette Urban Ministry is an organization of more than 45 churches that serves families and children in Tippecanoe County, Indiana. The Executive Director serves as the chief executive officer and will have the overall strategic, operational and executive responsibility for the LUM staff and programs, as well as execution of the LUM mission and board policy.
Reporting to the LUM Board of Directors, this position requires a high level of organization, a desire to support and enrich the lives of families and children, a strong faith dynamic, including recognition of the dignity of each person and commitment to the self-determination of the poor. The Executive Director must be action-oriented, mission-driven and self-directed; must demonstrate results in building effective, inclusive relationships with leadership, volunteers, staff, corporations, government, agency executives, and other diverse stakeholders in a multicultural environment to accomplish major mission-driven outcomes. Knowledge of homeless services, childcare, food & nutrition programs, immigration services, and financial assistance programs, as well as best practices and protocol of professional social work is required.
The successful candidate will have demonstrated experience and results in the following areas:
Combination of experience and education normally represented by a Master’s Degree in a related field from an accredited university
Seven to ten years experience in executive management including Board development, as well as fiscal, administrative and supervisory responsibilities is required, with experience in a non-profit setting preferred
Excellent leadership and organizational skills, strong detail-oriented skills with past success working with a Board of Directors
Successful management of financial resources, including development of operating budgets, establishing and monitoring sound internal controls, and strong accountability for all funds and property of an organization
Ability to manage staff resources, effectively aligning structure and accountabilities to support organizational goals and the mission
Ability to effectively manage a variety of concurrent and varying activities
Ability to work in partnership with the board and volunteers to forge and strengthen the network of relationships with corporations, governments, agencies, and other stakeholders key to accomplishing the mission
Must have the ability to relate to a wide variety of persons, both professional and volunteer, as well as organizations and systems, both public and private
Willingness to work a schedule that may include evenings, weekends and travel
Excellent oral, written and interpersonal communication skills including public speaking and media relations
Good working knowledge of computers and software
Interested, qualified candidates may apply by forwarding a resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please indicate “Executive Director” in the subject line. For more information visit us at lumserve.org.
Lafayette Urban Ministry, 420 N 4th Street, Lafayette, IN 47901
Additional Salary Information: Benefits: $19,200
Internal Number: 20191004
About Lafayette Urban Ministry
The Lafayette Urban Ministry is an organization of more than 45 Christian churches that serves as a social safety net for Lafayette’s needy children and families.
For over 47 years, LUM has worked to give back the hope, the future, and self-respect to low-income people in the greater Lafayette area. We take an active role in trying to change social injustices and improve the quality of life for the poor of Indiana.