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Module 4: Association Personnel – The Executive Director. Presented by the Southern Early Childhood Association. Topics to be Presented…. Employment contracts for the Executive Accountability of the Executive Director Assessment of the Executive Director
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Presented by the
Southern Early Childhood Association
…the person in a nonprofit corporation
ordinarily responsible for management of the
day-to-day affairs of the nonprofit corporation
and responsible for the implementation of
policies set by the Board of Directors.
How does your organization choose or hire its Executive Director?
What are the specific job responsibilities of your association’s Executive Director position?
Statement of mutual agreement
Type of association
Title of position
Term of agreement
Duties of the Executive
Boundaries of authority
Impact of mergers
Control of association materials
Signatures and dates of signingExecutive Director contracts include…
Does your association have a written employment contract with its Executive Director? If so, what stipulations are included in this contract?
If your association does not maintain such a contract, draft a sample one now based on the criteria discussed in this presentation.
Board of Directors > Board Chair > Executive
What does the chain of command for your association look like? Draw it as a diagram, and clearly indicate the lines of accountability in your organization.
What is the evaluation process for your association’s assessment of its Executive Director? Who performs the evaluation, on what standards is it based, and how is the information presented to both the Executive and the Board after the evaluation?
2. Ensures Board compliance
3. Ensures organizational goals are being met
4. Continues professional development for the Executive
5. Ensures a formal and documented evaluation process
6. Encourages stability in the Executive position
7. Provides written record of Executive performance
8. Assists in developing Executive priorities
9. Provides opportunity for the Board to express their satisfaction!Benefits of Evaluating the Executive Director
Based on all of the standards and criteria just presented, how would you revise your assessment procedures to provide a more thorough and helpful evaluation of the Executive Director for your association?
Three methods the Executive can use to help the Board govern MORE and manage LESS:
Does your organization function in the manner which is most effective at allowing your Board of Directors to govern and your Executive Director to manage? What could be done to improve this relationship for the future?