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Executive Director - Sport and Community Center

The Center
Anchorage, Alaska, United States

Date Posted: 12/20/2017
Categories: Business/Administration - Church Developer - Church Planter - Executive Pastor - Facilities Management - Para-church Ministries - Recreational/Sports Ministry
Denominations: Not Applicable
Church Size: Not Applicable
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:


A Ministry of Faith Christian Community
Position Description
Executive Director


Wage Classification: Exempt

Status: Full-time

Date of Preparation:

Supervisor: Board of Directors


The Center is a non-profit (501(c)(3) organization owned 100% by Faith Christian Community church in Anchorage, Alaska. The 25,000 sf facility is a sports facility with 16 acres to include two soccer fields. The building includes 2 basketball courts, a stage, a coffee bar, commercial kitchen, and 5 meeting spaces for programs and rentals. A Program Director and Facilities Maintenance Supervisor will be added; but many positions are covered by volunteers from the church.


Summary Position Statement:

This position directs all administrative, financial, operations, programs and service activities of the organization. The CEO works closely with the Board of Directors and the Board Chair to develop and implement the organization's mission, vision, strategic plans, and goals, align staff with the appropriate roles and responsibilities necessary to accomplish the organization's mission and achieve established goals and objectives, and employ staff to enable the Center to fulfill its mission.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Plans, organizes, directs, and coordinates all areas of Center activity, public programming and publicity.
  • Manage personnel and finances for the organization; solicit and manage funds from other sources; develop of policy and programming in cooperation with other Center associations within the State of Alaska and the US.
  • Is the key spokesperson to represent the Center.
  • Develops short and long range plans in collaboration with the Board of Directors to meet the organization's mission, goals, and objectives.
  • Develops performance expectations and measures to support the organization's goals and celebrate achievements.
  • Ensures sound financial practices ensuring the organization operates within budget guidelines and fiscal policies
  • Prepares and manages the annual budget, minimizing costs and actively practicing cost containment.
  • Provides oversight and accountability for the official records and documents ensuring compliance with federal, state, and local regulations and laws.
  • Establishes and communicates the vision of the organization to staff.
  • Makes decisions concerning high-level human resources issues (e.g., changes in policy, benefits and compensation structure, etc.).
  • Ensures liability risk exposures are identified and treated when proposing new programs and services.
  • Evaluates and monitors established programs and services to identify areas that need revision due to changes in operation, policies, and procedures.
  • Plans public programming and use of Center facilities in cooperation with staff and others.



Minimum Education and Experience:

An undergraduate degree in business or related field of study is required; an advanced degree is preferred. Ten years of experience in similar non-profit organization management including at least five with senior, multi-departmental responsibilities. Must have experience with P&L responsibility, have progressive experience, be a Christian, and have knowledge of the Word.


Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Thorough knowledge of non-profit management and methods of operation.
  • Ability to implement policy and enlist the active support of staff, boards and private individuals in realizing the goals and objectives of the Center.
  • Demonstrated ability in financial and personnel management.
  • Leadership capabilities with the ability to align a team with the organization's mission and achieve established goals and objectives.
  • Ability to develop budgets, monitor expenditures, review and understand financial reports, and take corrective action when necessary.
  • Ability to hire, develop, discipline, and replace staff.
  • Ability to work effectively with staff, Board members, and the community.
  • Ability to conceptualize and design programs and services consistent with the mission, goals, and objectives of the organization.
  • Ability to analytically assess problems and to resolve them creatively.
  • Excellent interpersonal and written communication and presentation skills.

Leadership Expectations:

As a member of the Center management team the incumbent is expected to model the following traits:

  • Foster and maintain open communication and collaboration
  • Actively engage in the exchange of ideas and maintain constructive relationships.
  • Use initiative and creativity in all aspects of the position.
  • Lead by example by maintaining a high standard professional ethics and conduct at all times.
  • Treat everyone with dignity and respect at all times.

Support and uphold the policies and procedures of the Center as set by the Board of Directors.