The Central Terminal Restoration Corporation (CTRC) is looking for a new Executive Director. With so many different areas of the city being reclaimed and reactivated, it’s prime time to take Buffalo Central Terminal to the next level of operational use. Ultimately that mission, once fulfilled, will help to anchor and stabilize the surrounding neighborhoods. “We are searching for an individual who can take on this meaningful challenge and accept a once in a lifetime opportunity,” said Anthony Bylewski, Vice Chairman, Central Terminal Restoration Corp. “This is a monumental step forward for the reuse of Buffalo Central Terminal.”
Thankfully the CTRC has been a stalwart catalyst of grassroots activism over the years, making sure to button up the building while initiating community programming and ultimately drawing attention to one of the city’s most iconic architectural assets. As Buffalo continues to come on-line, the spark that has been ignited at The Terminal is prime for igniting another shining example of how this city is being rebuilt on pure fortitude and can-do initiatives. According to Marty Biniasz, CTRC Chairman of Marketing & Public Relations, “Interested applicants are asked to submit a cover letter and resume electronically to Tony Bylewski, Chairman of the Search Committee, at email@example.com. The CTRC would like to have someone in place by early Fall.”
Central Terminal Restoration Corporation (CTRC), Executive Director, Job Description (paid position):
The Executive Director is the Chief Executive Officer of the Central Terminal Restoration Corporation. The Executive Director reports to the Board of Directors, and is responsible for the organization’s consistent achievement of its mission and financial objectives.
In budget and finance, the Executive Director will:
1. Be responsible for developing and maintaining sound financial practices.
2. Work with the staff, Finance Committee, and the board in preparing a budget; see that the organization operates within budget guidelines.
3. Ensure that adequate funds are available to permit the organization to carry out its work.
4. Jointly, with the president and secretary of the board of directors, conduct official correspondence of the organization, and jointly, with designated officers, execute legal documents.
In program development and administration, the Executive Director will:
1. Assure that the organization has a long-range strategy which achieves its mission, and toward which it makes consistent and timely progress.
2. Provide leadership in developing program, organizational and financial plans with the Board of Directors to carry out the plans and policies authorized by the board.
3. Promote active and broad participation by volunteers in all areas of the organization’s work.
4. Maintain official records and documents, and ensure compliance with federal, state and local regulations.
5. Maintain a working knowledge of significant developments and trends in the field.
In communications, the Executive Director will:
1. See that the board is kept fully informed on the condition of the organization and all important factors influencing it.
2. Publicize the activities of the organization, its programs and goals.
3. Establish sound working relationships and cooperative arrangements with community groups and organizations.
4. Represent the programs and point of view of the organization to agencies, organizations, and the general public.
In relations with volunteers and future staff, the Executive Director will:
1. Be responsible for the recruitment, employment, and release of all personnel, both paid staff and volunteers.
2. Ensure that job descriptions are developed, that regular performance evaluations are held, and that sound human resource practices are in place.
3. See that an effective management team, with appropriate provision for succession, is in place.
4. Encourage staff and volunteer development and education, and assist program staff in relating their specialized work to the total program of the organization.
5. Maintain a climate that attracts, keeps, and motivates a diverse staff of top quality people.
Experience in management, nonprofit preferred (at least five years)
Demonstrated success with community networking, fundraising, operations, staff and financial management
Exceptional written and verbal communication skills
Bachelor’s degree; Advanced degree or equivalent business/nonprofit management preferred
The ideal candidate will:
Be a leader able to inspire, motivate, and supervise community collaborators and potential funders/supporters
Be able to interact comfortably with a variety of constituents and community leaders while inspiring excitement and support for CTRC
Use exceptional written,and verbal communication skills, as well as sales skills
Demonstrate a positive attitude, be energetic, and have a high degree of flexibility
Be team-oriented with a collaborative management style, combined with an ability to provide strong leadership
The initial funding of the Executive Director position is coming from the Margaret L Wendt Foundation.