• Executive Director


    Key Responsibilities   Leadership

    • Participate in developing a vision and strategic plan to guide the organization.

    • Identify, assess, and inform the Board of Directors of internal and external issues that affect the organization.

    • Foster effective team-work between various stakeholders

    • In addition to the Board and when necessary, act as a spokesperson for the organization

    • Conduct official correspondence on behalf of the organization as directed

    • Represent the organization at community activities to enhance the organization's community profile.


    Operational Planning and Management

    • Develop an operational plan that works toward the strategic direction of the organization.

    • Ensure that the operation of the organization meets the expectations of its members, Board and Funder and oversee day-to-day operation of the organization
    • Draft policies for the approval of the Board and prepare procedures to implement the organizational policies; review existing policies on an annual basis and recommend changes to the Board as appropriate.

    • Provide support to the Board by preparing meeting agenda and supporting materials.


    Program Planning and Management

    • Oversee the planning, implementation, and evaluation of the organization's programs, services, and special projects.

    • Oversee the building services and other contractors.


    Human Resources Planning and Management

    • Determine staffing and volunteer requirements for the organization • Establish a positive, healthy and safe work environment
    • Recruit, interview and select volunteers with the right technical and personal abilities to help further the organization's mission.


    Financial Planning and Management

    • Work with staff and the Board (Finance Committee) to prepare a comprehensive budget.

    • Work with the Board to identify and secure adequate funding for the operation of the organization.

    • Research funding sources, oversee the development of fundraising plans and write funding proposals.

    • Organize and participate in fundraising activities as appropriate.

    • Ensure that sound bookkeeping and accounting procedures are followed.

    • Administer the funds of the organization according to the approved budget and monitor the monthly cash flow of the organization.

    • Provide the Board with comprehensive, regular reports on the revenues and expenditure of the organization.

    • Ensure that the organization complies with all legislation covering taxation and withholding payments.

    • Ensure that the Board of Directors and the organization carries appropriate and adequate insurance coverage.

      Communications & Community Relations

    • Communicate with stakeholders to keep them informed of the work of the organization and to identify changes in the community served by the organization

    • Communicate with community and donors by way of regular updates on organization’s website, social media platforms, and collateral.

    • Establish good working relationships and collaborative arrangements with community groups, funders, politicians, and other organizations to help achieve the goals of the organization.

      Qualifications Education & Experience

    • University degree, preferably in a related field.

    • Minimum of 5-years of experience, ideally in the nonprofit sector

    • Minimum of 3-years of experience overseeing volunteers and staff

    • Fluent in English and Farsi

      Knowledge, skills, and abilities

    • Knowledge of leadership and management principles as they relate to non-profit/ voluntary organizations

    • Knowledge of current community challenges and opportunities relating to the mission of the organization

    • Proficiency in the use of Microsoft and Google suites, social media platforms, and financial management software.

    • Experience in marketing and graphic design a plus.
    • Demonstrate a willingness to be flexible, versatile and/or tolerant in a changing work environment while maintaining effectiveness and efficiency.

    • Understand ethical behavior and business practices, and ensure that own behavior and the behavior of others is consistent with these standards and aligns with the values of the organization.

    • Establish and maintain positive working relationships with all audiences, both internally and externally, to achieve the goals of the organization.

    • Speak, listen and write in a clear, thorough and timely manner using appropriate and effective communication tools and techniques.

    • Anticipate, understand, and respond to the needs of the community

    • Work cooperatively and effectively with others to set goals, resolve problems, and make decisions


    Salary is competitive and commensurate with professional experience.

    TO APPLY Please email your resume and cover letter to info@iacommunitycenter.orgAdd a subtitle here.

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