Job Description - CEO
Board of Directors
The CEO serves as chief executive of Homdroid Home Automation Systems (hereafter referred to as the company or company) and, in partnership with the Board, is responsible for the success of Homdroid. Together, the Board and Executive Director assure the company’s relevance and profitability to the stakeholders, the accomplishment of the company’s mission and vision, and the accountability of the company to its diverse constituents. The Board delegates responsibility for management and day-to-day operations to the CEO, and s/he has the authority to carry out these responsibilities, in accordance with the direction and policies established by the Board. The CEO provides direction and enabling to the Board as it carries out its governance functions
1. Legal compliance
a) Assures the filing of all legal and regulatory documents and monitors compliance with relevant laws and regulations.
2. Mission, policy and planning
a) Helps the Board determine company’s values, mission, vision, and short- and long-term goals.
b) Helps the Board monitor and evaluate company’s relevance to the market, its effectiveness, and its results.
c) Keeps the Board fully informed on the condition of the company and on all the important factors influencing it. Identifies problems and opportunities and addresses them; brings those which are appropriate to the Board and/or its committees; and, facilitates discussion and deliberation. Informs the Board and its committees about trends, issues, problems and activities in order to facilitate policy-making. Recommends policy positions.
d) Keeps the board informed of developments in human services, management and governance, philanthropy and fund raising and development.
3. Management and administration
a) Provides general oversight of all the company’s activities, manages the day-to-day operations, and assures a smoothly functioning, efficient organization.
b) Assures quality and organizational stability through development and implementation of standards and controls, systems and procedures, and regular evaluation.
c) Assures a work environment that recruits, retains and supports quality staff. Assures process for selecting, development, motivating, and evaluating staff and interns.
d) Recommends staffing and financing to the Board of Directors. In accordance with Board action, recruits personnel, negotiates professional contracts, and sees that appropriate salary structures are developed and maintained.
e) Specifies accountabilities for management personnel and evaluates performance regularly.
a) Helps the Board articulate its own role and accountabilities and that of its committees and individual members, and helps evaluate performance regularly.
b) Works with the Board President / Chair to enable the Board to fulfill its governance functions and facilitates the optimum performance by the Board, its committees and individual Board members.
c) With the Board President / Chair, focuses Board attention on long-range strategic issues.
d) Manages the Board’s due diligence process to assure timely attention to core issues.
e) Works with the Board officers and committee chairs to get the best thinking and involvement of each Board member and to stimulate each Board member to give his or her best.
f) Recommends volunteers to participate in the Board and its committees.
a) Promotes programs and services that are produced in a cost-effective manner, employing economy while maintaining an acceptable level of quality.
b) Oversees the fiscal activities of the organization including budgeting, reporting and audit.
c) Works with Board to ensure financing to support short- and long-term goals.
d) Build a fundraising network using personal contacts, direct mail, special events, and foundation support.
6. Community relations
a) Facilitates the integration of the company into the fabric of the market by using effective marketing and communications activities.
b) Acts as an advocate, within the public and private sectors, for issues relevant to the company, its services and products.
c) Listens to clients, in order to improve the products and services of the company.
d) Serves as chief spokesperson for ABC, assuring proper representation of ABC to the community.
e) Initiates, develops, and maintains cooperative relationships with key constituencies.
Physical Demands/Working Conditions:
This is a high-stress position based on full responsibility for the company’s operations. Handles detailed, complex concepts and problems, balances multiple tasks simultaneously, and makes rapid decisions regarding administrative issues.
Plans and implements programs. Establishes strong and appropriate relationships with Board, committees, staff, investors and clients. Develops smooth and constructive relationships with executive colleagues, outside agencies, organizations and individuals.
Plans and meets deadlines. Maintains a flexible work schedule to meet the demands of executive management. Hours may be long and irregular.
Conveys a professional and positive image and attitude when representing the company.
As chief executive officer, this individual demonstrates critical competencies in four broad categories: commitment to results, business savvy, leading change, and motivating.
Commitment to results: The CEO is a systems thinker who is customer focused and goal driven. This individual identifies relevant information and helps transform this information into individual and organizational knowledge and learning. The chief executive is action oriented and innovative. S/he translates broad goals into achievable steps. S/he anticipates and solves problems and takes advantage of opportunities, is a self-starter and team player.
Business savvy: As the company’s leader, this position requires an individual with knowledge of and experience in management and administration. The position requires demonstrated experience in integrating and coordinating diverse areas of management.
Knowledge in the following areas is required: human services, finance and personnel; oral and written communications; planning and evaluation; and governance. Good knowledge of funding sources and investors is highly desirable. A high level of personal skills is required to make formal, persuasive presentations to groups and to deal effectively with staff, investors and customers.
Leading change: The chief executive possesses the skills and implements the functions of a leader. S/he shares the company’s values, mission and vision. S/he consistently displays integrity, models behavior, develops people, and builds teams. This individual deals effectively with demanding situations and designs and implements interventions.
Motivating: The chief executive manages continuity, change and transition. This individual knows how to influence and enable others. S/he addresses the impact of attitude and action on the company and its staff, investors and customers.