Rotary Charities Announces Strategic Direction and Position Openings
Traverse City, Mich. – Spurred by the Executive Director’s return from a summer sabbatical and the departure of the NorthSky Nonprofit Network Executive Director last year, Rotary Charities has spent the past six months analyzing their organization and designing an organizational plan that reflects not only the core values, but best practices for a learning organization. The foundation is committed to learning and ongoing improvement in order to improve their investments and target resources effectively. As a result, the new framework will include two new hires: a Program Assistant and NorthSky Program Director, the creation of a leadership team, and institutionalizing the foundation’s learning and evaluation function in a new Learning Officer position.
Underlying the process, which was led by consultant Barbara Jordan-Ellis, was the desire to make Rotary Charities a role model for the efficient and effective delivery of high quality services while being highly flexible and responsive to internal and external changes and demands. “Keeping our Rotary culture, values and guiding principles at the heart of our work, we have created a new way of doing business that will help us understand philanthropic trends and further not only our mission and vision, but those of the region as well,” stated Marsha Smith, Executive Director. “We will be able to innovate and respond to emerging trends, leverage more resources into our region, accomplish more as networks and collaborators, and build the capacity of tomorrow’s leaders.”
Resumes for the two staff positions are being accepted until September 25 and decisions made by the first of November. For information on the available positions or the organizational design process, go to www.rotarycharities.org