Executive Director Application

We’re now accepting applications for Executive Director. See below to review job description. Please submit by February 29, 2020.


The purpose of this classification is to provide responsible supervisory and administrative support delegating and coordinating the work of volunteer committees for Leadership Collierville. 


The following duties are normal for this position. The omission of specific statements of the duties does not exclude them from the classification if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment for this classification. Other duties may be required and assigned.

Coordinate with the Board and Vice President of Adult programs and Vice President of Youth Leadership the delivery of the overall program and its activities in accordance with the mission and goals of Leadership Collierville and Youth Leadership Collierville.  Monitors long-term goals and objectives to achieve the successful outcome of the program.

Drafts policies for the approval of the Board and prepares procedures to implement the organizational policies; reviews existing policies on an annual basis and recommends changes to the Board, as appropriate; identify, assess, and inform the Board of internal and external issues that affect Leadership Collierville.

Assist established and ad-hoc committees as necessary; coordinate communications with Board members; assist the president of Leadership Collierville with Board meeting arrangements.

Monitors the development, planning, coordinating, and implementing fundraising proposals and activities with the fund raising committee; maintains records of contributions; researches grants and submits grant proposals.

Assists the selection and recruitment committee with the organization of the annual recruitment and selection of individuals for participation in Leadership Collierville; assists in identification of target areas for recruitment; assists in the development of recruitment materials.

Assists with the coordination of Alumni Association activities as needed; assists in the billing of alumni dues and in keeping the alumni directory current.

Prepares or completes various forms, reports, correspondence, log books, checklists, project status reports, project release forms, statistical data, histograms, studies, project schedules, engineering designs, construction plans, contract documents, sketches, drawings, spreadsheets, press releases, or other documents.

Receives various forms, reports, correspondence, project plans, agenda requests, agendas, project schedules, project budgets, contracts, agreements, maps, laws, codes, ordinances, policies, procedures, standards, manuals, catalogs, reference materials, or other documentation; reviews, completes, processes, forwards or retains as appropriate.

Operates a personal computer, motor vehicle, general office equipment, or other equipment as necessary to complete essential functions, to include the use of word processing, spreadsheet, database, e‑mail, Internet, or other computer programs; performs basic maintenance of computer system and office equipment, such as backing up data or replacing paper, ink, or toner.

Communicates with President, employees, consultants, the public, and other individuals as needed to coordinate work activities, review status of work, exchange information, or resolve problems.

Coordinates the publication of the newsletter with designated editor(s).

Attends meetings and makes presentations as needed; coordinates special projects as assigned.

Maintains a comprehensive, current knowledge of applicable laws/regulations affecting Leadership Collierville; maintains an awareness of new trends and advances in the profession; reads professional literature; maintains professional affiliations; attends workshops, seminars, and training sessions as appropriate.

Maintains an awareness of proper safety procedures and guidelines and applies these in performing daily activities and tasks.

Attends work on a continuous and regular basis.


Assists in the development of short and long range plans; gathers, interprets, and prepares data for studies, reports, and recommendations; coordinates activities with other departments and agencies as needed. 

May serve on committees and task force in areas of assigned responsibilities.

Attends local, regional, and occasionally national seminars and conventions for educational purposes.

Conducts special projects as assigned.

Performs general/clerical tasks, which may include making copies, sending/receiving faxes, filing documentation, or processing incoming/outgoing mail.

May attend Board of Mayor and Alderman meetings and other relevant government and business meetings, where appropriate, outside regular business hours.

Performs other related duties as required.


Requires a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Management or a closely related field; supplemented by five (5) years previous experience in the administrative fields in a public or non-profit agency; or any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience which provides the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities for this job.


Must possess and maintain a valid driver’s license. Graduate of Leadership Collierville is desired. If not a graduate of Leadership Collierville, the Executive Director will enroll and complete the first available class.


Data Utilization:  Requires the ability to evaluate, audit, deduce, and/or assess data using established criteria. Includes exercising discretion in determining actual or probable consequences and in referencing such evaluation to identify and select alternatives.

Human Interaction:  Requires the ability to apply principles of persuasion and/or influence over others in coordinating activities of a project, program, or designated area of responsibility.

Equipment, Machinery, Tools, and Materials Utilization:  Requires the ability to operate and control the actions of equipment, machinery, tools and/or materials requiring complex and rapid adjustments.

Verbal Aptitude:  Requires the ability to utilize consulting and advisory data and information, as well as reference, descriptive and/or design data and information as applicable.

Mathematical Aptitude:  Requires the ability to perform addition, subtraction, multiplication and division; ability to calculate decimals and percentages; may include ability to perform mathematical operations involving basic algebraic principles and formulas, and basic geometric principles and calculations.

Functional Reasoning:  Requires the ability to apply principles of influence systems, such as motivation, incentive, and leadership, and to exercise independent judgment to apply facts and principles for developing approaches and techniques to resolve problems.

Situational Reasoning:  Requires the ability to exercise judgment, decisiveness and creativity in situations involving the evaluation of information against sensory, judgmental, or subjective criteria, as opposed to that which is clearly measurable or verifiable.


Physical Ability:  Tasks require the ability to exert light physical effort in sedentary to light work, but which may involve some lifting, carrying, pushing and/or pulling of objects and materials of light weight (5-10 pounds). Tasks may involve extended periods of time at a keyboard or workstation.

Sensory Requirements:  Some tasks require the ability to perceive and discriminate visual cues or signals.  Some tasks require the ability to communicate orally.

Environmental Factors:  Performance of essential functions may require exposure to adverse environmental conditions, such as dirt, dust, pollen, wetness, humidity, rain, temperature and noise extremes, machinery, traffic hazards, or bright/dim light.

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