Now accepting resumes for Excutive Director of Southside Community Center
The Southside Community Center, of Ithaca, NY, built in 1937 and located in the heart of a longstanding African American community, seeks a skilled, dynamic, and professional Executive Director who will provide managerial leadership for all operations of the Southside Community Center and direct daily operations. This position reports to the Board of Directors and serves as the administrative officer of the Center for fundraising, financial activities, personnel management, and programming. The Executive Director serves as primary spokesperson and advocate for the Center in its relationship to the community, funding agencies, educational institutions, and state, county and city government. The Executive Director reflects the spirit of the Southside Community Center as outlined in the Center’s mission statement. The Southside Community Center (SSCC) programs are driven by the prevailing needs of the times and reflect an African tradition that fosters sound social-moral development, inclusion, and the strengths of family and community. In the present location erected by WPA funds in 1937, the Center remains located in one of Ithaca’s oldest predominately African American communities. Our Board of Directors, membership, participants, administration, and staff continue to represent the racial, social, and economic diversity of the greater Ithaca communities.
Candidates should possess excellent oral and written skills, a commitment to quality teamwork, a high level of initiative and motivation, and a willingness to contribute fully to the mission and goals of the Southside Community Center. Previous human service experience is desirable. Bachelor’s degree and familiarity with, or understanding of not-for-profit agencies required. The Southside Community Center values commitment to promoting multicultural diversity within our organization and programming, and seeks candidates who are sensitive to the needs of diverse populations.
The Southside Community Center is an equal opportunity/ Affirmative Action Employer. Members of underrepresented groups (including people of color, persons with disabilities, Vietnam veterans and women) are encouraged to apply.
Interested candidates should submit a letter of application highlighting fit for position, a résumé, references, and two letters of recommendation to Nicole Eversley Bradwell, SSCC Board President, firstname.lastname@example.org.