Job Description


TITLE: Chief Professional Officer


DEPARTMENT: Administration

REPORTS TO: Board of Directors

. Exempt . Non-Exempt



In accordance with the elements of competence established for Boys and Girls Club executives, the Chief Professional Officer is responsible for overseeing strategic planning and operation of the Club, in support of organizational mission and goals. Provides leadership, direction and support to the Board of Directors in developing organizational goals, attaining/allocating resources, and establishing policies. Provides leadership and direction to staff management in carrying out the key roles assigned to them.


KEY ROLES (Essential Job Responsibilities):


  1. Provide leadership and direction to ensure the effective operation and delivery of programs within the Club and community:

. Support the organization’s mission and principles

. Ensure an environment that facilitates the achievement of youth development outcomes

. Ensure programs, services and activities that support youth development outcomes

. Ensure establishment of and adherence to policies and procedures


Strategic Planning

  1. Ensure and oversee a strategic planning process is instituted that results in the development and implementation of a quality strategic plan.
  2. Ensure and oversee the identification and evaluation of opportunities for improvement and implements plans for improvements.


Board Development

  1. Identify, recruit and develop effective board members.
  2. Ensure active participation by board members and support effective board roles and functioning. Oversee staff liaisons to Board committees to ensure they are provided with the information and support necessary to fulfill their objectives.


Resource Development

  1. Ensure the annual budget is funded and organization has adequate cash flow.
  2. Oversee the development of financial development strategic plans and, as necessary, participate in cultivation and solicitation visits with development staff and board members.


Resource Management

  1. Ensure development, implementation and monitoring of the Club’s annual budget in collaboration with financial management staff.
  2. Ensure all necessary administrative and operational systems are in place to support effective operations.
  3. Ensure productive and effective staff performance, managing the performance of

management level professionals.



  1. Ensure the development and implementation of plans for updating existing technology and resources:

. ensure the acquisition and allocation of funds for implementing and updating existing technology and resources;

. ensure the maintenance of Club technology and information management systems


Partnership Development

  1. Develop strategic alliances with community leaders and local officials. Develop collaborative partnerships with other youth serving organizations, members, parents, families, funders and community organizations.


Marketing and Public Relations

  1. Increase visibility of Club programs, services and activities and maintain good public relations.



Will be assigned special projects periodically by the Board of Directors.



Internal: Maintain contact with Board of Directors, Club staff, volunteers, and club members.


External: Maintain contact with potential and current donors, external community groups, parents, school officials, and others as required.



  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university preferred.
  • A minimum of five to seven years experience in managing programs or operations in a non-profit agency or Boys and Girls Club, with at least two years in a leadership capacity; or an equivalent combination of experience.


  • Thorough knowledge of the mission, objectives, policies, programs and procedures of Boys & Girls Clubs; the principles and practices of managing non-profit organizations; and resource development activities and sources of funding.
  • Demonstrated ability to organize, direct, plan and coordinate operations.
  • Leadership skills, including negotiation, problem solving, decision making, delegation.
  • Strong communication skills, both oral and written.
  • Ability to establish and maintain an effective working relationship with the Board of Directors, staff, community groups, and other related agencies.
  • Basic knowledge of asset management including financial resources and property.



There are no specific physical requirements for this position. A majority of the time will be spent in an office setting with sitting required for extended periods of time.



The information presented indicates the general nature and level of work expected of employees in this classification. It is not designed to contain, or to be interpreted as, a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, qualifications and objectives required of employees assigned to this job.


Signed by:


Incumbent Date


Approved by:


Chair, Board of Directors Date