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Executive Director

Centro Latino Council Bluffs, IA

Job Description

Executive Director

Centro Latino (Centro) is looking for an Executive Director who is a self-starter with extraordinary interpersonal skills who can prioritize and complete projects. The successful candidate will be optimistic and versatile in a position that requires frequent change and flexibility. If you are practical, results-oriented, enjoy frequent interaction with others, and want an opportunity to grow than this might be what you are looking for.

Centro’s mission is to educate and empower Hispanic/Latino individuals and families towards a self-sufficient, safe, and healthy life. Centro offers a wide variety of programs including family support services, adult education, immigration legal services and civic engagement and leadership.

Job Duties and Responsibilities

  • Lead fund development efforts (donor identification, donor cultivation, event oversight, etc.) to maintain current programming as well as diversify funding sources.
  • Provide strategic direction for all programmatic activities including fundraisers, community programs, and related special events.
  • Responsible for efficient and effective day-to-day operations of Centro including, but not limited to staff management, fund development, and recruitment and training of volunteers.
  • Develop an operational plan which incorporates goals and objectives that work towards the strategic vision of the organization.
  • Maintain fiscal integrity of Centro to include submission to the Board of proposed annual budget and monthly financial statements.
  • Oversee the budget including planning, preparing, monitoring and administering; recommend opportunities to grow and develop new revenue streams for the organization.
  • Develop marketing and public relations programs to gain prospective donors.
  • Monitor program activities and project expenditures.
  • Maintain effective working relationships with the public and serve as a liaison to participating community institutions, organizations, and agencies.
  • Communicate effectively with the Board and provide all information necessary for the Board to function properly and to make informed decisions.
  • Enhance Centro’s image by being active and visible in the community and by working closely with other professional, civic and private organizations.
  • Perform other duties as necessary.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in non-profit management, social/public services, Latino studies or related discipline preferred.
  • Five years of experience in a nonprofit leadership role preferred.
  • An equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential job duties and responsibilities.
  • Fluency in Spanish required.
  • Resident of Pottawattamie County preferred or willing to relocate.

Job Requirements

  • Strong organizational abilities including planning, delegating, program development and fundraising.
  • Knowledge and experience with administrative aspects including hiring, firing, evaluating and supervising staff and volunteers.
  • Knowledge of fundraising strategies and donor relations unique to nonprofit sector.
  • Skills to collaborate with and motivate Board Members and other volunteers.
  • Ability to interface and engage diverse volunteer and donor groups.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills.
  • Strong public speaking ability.
  • Ability to organize, prioritize and handle multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Must be a self-starter who can initiate projects and move them forward.


You can either click the "Apply" button or send your information directly to : https://goo.gl/zBqTvA


Centro Latino is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Job Details

Date Posted November 6, 2018
Date Closes December 6, 2018
Located In Council Bluffs, IA
Job Type Full-time Employee
Desired Secondary Language Skill Spanish
SOC Category 11-2031.00 Public Relations and Fundraising Managers
Zipcode 51503
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