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Birmingham Sister City Commission is in search of a strategic thinker and collaborative leader who is a self-starter and finisher to serve as the Executive Director for our organization.

Who We Are

The Birmingham Sister Cities Commission (BSC) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to fostering international and intercultural relationships as well as community relations in order to facilitate foreign direct investment and economic development in Birmingham, Alabama.  It is our belief that intercultural understanding and diverse person to person communication expands the potential for growth and ideas.

Who You Are

The Executive Director (ED) will serve as the conduit between our operations and each of our citizen-led Country Committees to help organize events and exchanges between Birmingham and our Sister Cities abroad.  The position will report to the board of directors.

What You’ll Do (Key Responsibilities)

The successful Executive Director candidate will collaborate with our board of directors and committee chairs to strategically connect the dots that drive our mission forward and enhance our visibility by promoting BSC and our programs.

Operations & Program Management

Ensure board members, program chairs and volunteers are working in support of our vision, mission, and goals

Lead the process to develop BSC’s first strategic plan

Develop and track the budget and manage fiscal operations of the organization

Develop and implement tools including checklist and guidelines to evaluate BSC programs

Establish systems and processes to track program performance and measure the impact, including monthly and annual reporting

Develop relationships within the Sister City framework to adapt and replicate successful models and best practices

Community & Partner Engagement

Serve as Birmingham’s diplomat to the world and BSC’s primary community liaison, exhibiting confidence as the organization’s spokesperson and face of BSC

Represent and establish relationships with allies, partners, elected officials, grantees, funders, and other cities with Sister Cities programs.

Develop and maintain a monthly calendar of events by soliciting events, news, and engaging stories from board members and committee chairs

Growth & Development

In conjunction with the board of directors, create and implement a multi-year donor-development and fundraising plan that supports the organizations’ priorities, goals and objectives

Explore economic opportunities by cultivating a diverse set of funding streams

Create and implement marketing and public relations strategies to enhance awareness of BSC’s mission and programs

What You Bring (Key Qualifications)

To perform the Executive Director role, our successful candidate will have the following education, skills, knowledge, and experiences.

3-5 years of experience with progressive responsibility in a business environment

BS degree, ideally in international relations or business.  Certification in nonprofit management a plus

Confident, charismatic presence, with ease in front of a camera for media appearances

Excellent written and verbal communication skills

Expertise in building, maintaining and working in diverse coalitions

Proven network and contacts in donor and business communities

Must have the ability to travel domestically and internationally as required  

What We’ll Offer

$50,000 Annual Contract – Flexible / Remote work. 

What We’ll Need From You

A professional resume and cover letter specifically outlining how you will use your skills and experiences to further the mission of Birmingham Sister Cities.  To express your interest, forward your resume, cover letter, and desired salary range to:  jobs@tateassociatesllc.com.  Please include ED-BSC in the subject line.   Only candidates matching our key qualifications will be invited to discuss next steps in the search process.  

Our Search Process

Birmingham Sister Cities Commission (BSC) has partnered with Melva Tate of Tate & Associates to manage the Executive Director Search Process.   Tate & Associates is a leading consulting firm specializing in executive search strategies, leadership development, and talent acquisition.   All submissions, inquiries, and discussions will be considered strictly confidential.



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