Date Posted: 02/01/2022
Position: Executive Director
Job Type: Full-time
Job Function: Administrative
Start Date: 08/01/2022
Salary: Commensurate with experience.
Mission Statement: To provide services for Alabama’s incarcerated women with an emphasis on enhancing personal growth and strengthening the bonds between inmate mothers and their children.
- Monthly Visitation Offered for mothers at Tutwiler, the Montgomery Women’s Facility and Birmingham Work Release to provide mothers and children with a child-friendly atmosphere where the mothers and children can bond. Meals and activities are provided, and photos are taken and printed to be taken away from the visit.
- Storybook Program Two hundred children’s books are brought to the prison and laid out on a table for mothers to select for their child. Mothers record a video of themselves reading the book and put in a personal message at the end. Books are sent to the children; videos are emailed to the guardians.
- Prison Classes A variety of rehabilitative classes are offered at all three prisons with an AIM towards preparing the moms to return home.
- Genesis House A 10 bed transitional home provides structured housing, sober living, and supportive counseling. Case management is provided on site, including obtaining essential documents (IDs, SS cards), creating resumes, applying for jobs, obtaining food stamps, and providing residents with work clothing and other basic supplies. Residents can stay for one year.
Overview of duties
The Executive Director works in partnership with the Board to ensure the organization fulfills its mission and creates a strategic future for success. The Executive Director is the lead communicator and advocate for the agency and the chief fundraiser. The Executive Director will initiate, nurture, and maintain relationships with the Alabama Department of Corrections officials and other community partners, funders, and stakeholders, as well as with the Board and staff. Full-time residence in Montgomery, AL is required as the success of this agency will depend on the Director establishing a presence in the community.
The Executive Director provides leadership both inside and outside the organization, working to ensure AIM’s mission is followed and taking opportunities to increase its impact on incarcerated women and their children, both before and after their release from prison. Towards these ends, our near-term priorities for the new Director include:
- Thoroughly understand the organization’s history, values, mission, programs, finances fundraising and structure.
- Establish relationships with AIM Board, staff, partner organizations, state agencies, funders, stakeholders, donors, and volunteers.
- Build and strengthen fundraising practices, raising funds from foundations, corporations and individual donors.
- Ensure fiscal management, administrative oversight.
- Develop sufficient resources to ensure the financial health of the agency and that resources are allocated appropriately for operations of the organization.
- Establish a regular communication plan with Board, staff and stakeholders, supervise staff.
- Serve as the primary spokesperson for the agency, speaking to civic and church groups and the media when possible.
The ideal candidate for this position must have a passion for the AIM Mission and helping incarcerated women and their families. S/he must have strong communications, leadership and management skills. Desired professional and personal traits may include:
- Five years senior level organizational leadership and management experience, including experience working with a Board of Directors.
- Effective communications and public speaking skills.
- Ability to foster creativity in the workplace and an understanding of different work and communication styles.
- Evidence of successful grant writing and a proven track record of raising funds from both foundations and corporations.
- Experience leading fundraising efforts for nonprofit organizations.
- Experience overseeing grant administration programs, including management of grant budgets.
- Ability to work in collaboration with multiple community partners.
- Ability to attract and maintain a strong and diverse staff.
- Ability to support the Board in its governance role, fostering its ongoing development, keeping it informed and attracting new members.
- BA/BS preferred.
To apply, email a cover letter, resume and salary requirements to the Executive Director at: firstname.lastname@example.org For other inquiries, please contact Carol Potok at 334-262-2245.
Aid to Inmate Mothers is an equal opportunity employer. Applications from women and people of color are encouraged.