Develop and lead the strategy of YAL within the broad context of the local landscape by using performance measurements to guide strategic and operational decision-making.
Take a leadership role in driving a collaborative process with the Board of Directors, staff and members that would result in the development of goals, objectives and operational plans for the organization.
Oversee preparation of the annual budget and other necessary financial documents.
Provide information and justifications for Board of Directors in its budgetary review and approval process.
Cultivate a strong partnership with the Board of Directors in setting policies consistent with the mission of YAL. Worked, as needed, with all standing and ad hoc committees of the Board.
Lead, motivate and develop staff, freelancers, and board so that they are passionate about what YAL stands for and become committed to working effectively toward continual improvement.
Select and ensured staff and third parties have staff with skills appropriate to the needs of the tasks through people management activities including hiring, separation of employment, ongoing staff development, performance management, compensation and benefits.
Manage all fund development activities, including grant writing, presentation and identifying new resources.
Actively seek and maintain a diverse sponsors base of individuals, companies, and government segments.
Build long term relationships with key sponsors based on mission, program outcomes and sound fiscal management.
Lead organization's financial growth in order to maintain healthy cash flow that is sufficient to operate and run the initiative of the organization.
Promote YALs visibility and welfare through participation and membership in community forums, governmental organizations and activities that are aligned with YALs mission and vision.
Advocate at the local and governmental level for entrepreneurship and quality education issues that impact people within the community.
Forge long term relationships with major players in the eco-system.
Develop a strategic marketing plan that provides a clear and concise message telling the YALs story.
Manage members network and highlight needs and expectations
Manage entrepreneur network and maintain an open platform
Oversee the execution of marketing, media relations, and social media campaigns.
Represent YAL in all media relations by participating in interviews, press conferences, and developing press releases and all other media type engagements.
Program Development and Implementation
Oversee and support the development, design and delivery of program initiatives, assuring that the goals and objectives are aligned with YALs overall strategic plan.
Oversee and support the administrative components of all program services, including contract negotiations, contract and grant reporting and contracted work.
Provide for quality assurance monitoring of all YAL programs, assuring correction of any deficiencies in program services.