Sister Cities of Long Beach, Inc. (SCLB) seeks to engage the services of a qualified Executive Consultant to provide executive guidance and administrative support to a 17-member Board of Directors. The Executive Consultant will work closely with the Executive Committee of the Board of Directors as an integrated member of the SCLB management team. The Consultant will help to further SCLB’s activities and goals that include:
- promoting Long Beach as a global city,
- developing international partnerships and networks,
- increasing SCLB community presence,
- enhancing social media footprint, and
- developing strong organizational goals to build a more effective organization that can speak to and engage the entire City of Long Beach.
Sister Cities of Long Beach, Inc. (SCLB) is a 25-year-old 501c3 nonprofit organization charged with managing the city’s global partnerships under the Sister Cities International (SCI) people-to-people international diplomacy program. SCLB is closely affiliated with the City of Long Beach, the entity holding membership in SCI., and the Port of Long Beach, a major funding source of the organization.
SCLB oversees 8 global partnerships, each of which has a community committee of volunteers charged with planning and implementing programs and activities that create meaningful exchanges between the two cities.
The SCLB Board of Directors has 17 members, 14 of whom are voting members comprising chairs of the 8 Sister City Committees and corporate, civic and community representatives appointed by the Mayor of Long Beach.
ROLES & RESPONSIBILITIES
- Provide leadership for SCLB key initiatives as they are planned, developed, and implemented.
- Plan and create itineraries for international visiting delegations in collaboration with city, public and private sector representatives.
- Act as a liaison with The Long Beach Mayor’s Office, the Southern California Sister Cities Association and Sister Cities International.
- Manage SCLB contractual agreements for compliance.
- In collaboration with the Executive Committee, research, and present fundraising strategies.
- Provide general support for Sister City Committees engaged in a diverse group of projects in the areas of international business, cultural arts, tourism, education, government relations and community exchanges, including project/program oversight.
- In collaboration with the Executive Committee, develop and manage SCLB annual budgets.
- Create, maintain, and manage a database of external partners and community stakeholders.
- Create, maintain, and manage a complete and accurate membership database.
- Develop and prepare a variety of written documents, including correspondence, reports, directives, newsletters, and other communications.
- Perform other tasks and special projects as requested.
SKILLS AND COMPETENCIES
- Undergraduate degree required; graduate courses/degree preferred
- Three to five years’ experience in event programming and/or project management preferred
- Prior experience working with a nonprofit board of directors preferred
- General knowledge of Long Beach communities and public/private institutions
- Strong interpersonal skills with ability to work collaboratively with a wide range of diverse groups
- Strong organizational skills with ability to prioritize and meet tight deadlines
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills with all levels of people and organizations
- Second language a strong advantage
- Basic computer skills with expertise in Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Adobe Acrobat
- General knowledge of and respect for international relations and protocol
Maximum of $26,000 per year for an estimated 40 hours per month.
* Please send your resume or inquiries by July 23, 2021.