Executive Director – Nonprofit

The Bridge House
September 8, 2021
Lebanon, TN, TN
Job Type


The Bridge House is a new start up 501(c)3 non-profit located in Lebanon, Tennessee. We are seeking an Executive Director with the heart to serve people in the community.

Prior to submitting resume, please read more about the organization at our website: https://www.thebridgehousetn.org/ourstory.

Position Profile:

The Executive Director will initially be developing a deep knowledge of the organization, community and strategic vision. Assist in budget and operations planning for the early stages of the non-profit organization alongside the Board of Directors.

This role is responsible for the overall leadership, planning and management of all operations and resources of The Bridge House in accordance with the strategic direction, mission, vision, and policies set by the Board of Directors. The Executive Director ensures the progress and development of the organization’s programs and the supervision of all staff members.

The Executive Director develops and sustains strong and supportive relationships with donors, the media, religious and business communities, the public, government at all levels, and other human service agencies.

The Executive Director creatively seeks and secures financial support from a wide range of potential funding sources. This position is responsible for all the financial transactions necessary to meet the operative needs of the organization. In carrying out the responsibilities of the position, the Executive Director maintains a collaborative and accountable relationship with the Board of Directors and organizational staff members.

This position requires maturity in Christian character and discernment with a passion to serve God and man.

Key Responsibilities:

• Serve as the chief spokesperson for the organization, communicating The Bridge
House purpose and programs to the public.

• Ensure that relationships with neighbors, donors, volunteers, and the community-at- large are handled in a manner consistent with organizational values, mission, and strategic objectives.

• Develop appropriate annual and long-term financial objectives, leading the organization in achievement of financial goals.

• Attract, develop, motivate, and retain members of the staff, guiding them to achieve

short and long-term organizational objectives.

• Oversee the development of new programs and evaluate existing programs to determine efficiencies, inadequacies, and sustainability.

• Provide a strategic vision and direction for the organization, leading the development and implementation of long-term strategies.

• Provide oversight to ensure a robust fundraising plan to sustain and expand the work of the organization.

• Work with the Board of Directors and staff in planning and developing goals and objectives of the organization.


• Preferred experience in non-profit organizations or business administration

• Knowledge of human service systems, public relations and marketing, fundraising for charitable causes and organizational planning

• Preference given to candidates with previous food banking experience and issues related to hunger

• Equally, preference will be given to those with an understanding of the complex issues facing communities and those with advocacy experience on behalf of low- income families

Leadership Skills:

• Excellent oral and written communications

• Strong interpersonal and networking ability

• Strategic thinking

• Dedication to diversity and inclusion

• Ability to work effectively with volunteer boards and committees

• An experienced shared/collaborative leadership style

• Ability to plan, monitor and evaluate budgets

• Ability to plan, organize and implement activities appropriate to the advancement of organizational goals

• Experience supervising and managing people

• Honesty, integrity, and a commitment to the mission of The Bridge House

Application Instructions

Prior to submitting resume, please read more about the organization at our website: https://www.thebridgehousetn.org/ourstory.

Serious candidates should email cover letter and resume to operations@thebridgehousetn.org.

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