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President and CEO

Company: Rhode Island Public Expenditure Council
Location: Providence
Posted on: August 14, 2019

Job Description:

Nominations and applicants should be directed to Mim Runey, Board Chair, at The Rhode Island Public Expenditure Council (RIPEC) is an independent, non-profit, non-partisan catalyst for effective, efficient and equitable government in Rhode Island. Through its high quality research activities, RIPEC helps to inform workable solutions to critical public policy issues facing Rhode Island. Its work and findings are proposed to government officials and shared with the public at-large to support a strong economy and vibrant community. The President & CEO is responsible to the Board for the strategic leadership and effective management of all aspects of the organization. In doing so, the President & CEO oversees and supports the research agenda determined by the board in consideration of issues facing the state and its public policy agenda, and effectively communicates findings to the board, government officials and the general public. The President & CEO will have an understanding of public policy and finance; be able to conduct objective research and analyses; have a command of complex public policy issues and the state budgeting process / financial condition; the ability to communicate verbally and in writing using a variety of tools and formats; and possess the requisite skills to oversee the day-to-day operations of a fast-paced business environment. Duties and Responsibilities To support RIPEC's research priorities, the President & CEO;Oversees quantitative and qualitative research activities and utilizes the results along with secondary research, credible literature and appropriate comparisons to provide solutions to Rhode Island's needs;Builds and fosters positive, working relationships with board constituents and parties in the House, Senate, Governor's Office and other state and local government entities;Utilizes research findings to inform elected officials and their staffs on matters to support fiscally responsible policies and programs;Edits, prepares and publishes findings in formats usable to government and general consumers;Conducts educational presentations for the benefit of public officials and the general public, working to enhance the understanding between government and the private sector;Ensures databases, technology systems (hardware and software), and other sources of information and services are appropriately updated and current;Supports a robust media program, including but not limited to the regular posting and sharing of RIPEC's activities and research with print, television and other media sources, on its website and through its email distributions and social media postings;Serves as the public spokesperson for RIPEC;Executes a comprehensive fundraising program and ensures the appropriately sized membership to meet the financial and business needs of the organization;Develops an annual budget, monitors expenditures and oversees the preparation of necessary financial reports;Facilitates regular meetings of the board and its individual committees as articulated in the bylaws;Regularly reviews and updates bylaws, policies and practices of the organization and oversees staff employees; andOther duties, as assigned by the board. Requirements The President & CEO will have an advanced degree or significant related experience, preferably in a nonprofit or government setting. Information regarding this search can be found at . While applications and nominations will be accepted until the position is filled, interested parties are encouraged to submit their application by Friday, August 23, 2019, for priority consideration. Application materials should include a current resume or CV, a letter of interest and three professional references. Nominations and applicants should be directed to Mim Runey, Board Chair, at . All applications will be treated with strictest confidence.

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