Chief Executive Officer

DIVISION: Administration

LOCATION: Colville

REPORTS TO: Board of Directors

SUPERVISES: Stategic Team

DATE OPEN: 11/01/2022


STATUS: Exempt

Monday-Friday 8am to 5pm (weekends or overtime may be required based on program needs) $140,000-$165,000 Per Year


Reporting to the Governing Board of Directors (BOD), the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) oversees the operation of the organization and is responsible for the conduct and administration of Rural Resources Community Action’s (RRCA) operations. The CEO also serves as the agency’s representative to the general public and the community at-large, and functions as the liaison between RRCA’s grantors, governmental representatives, and with partner agencies. The CEO is ultimately responsible for ensuring that RRCA continues to find innovative approaches and funding sources for new programs which support the mission and comply with federal and State rules and regulations. The CEO also provides significant oversight and guidance to the agency’s budgeting and financial management efforts.

Examples of Duties & Responsibilities

  • Develops and implements short-term and long-term strategic objectives to maximize divisions and revenue generation while improving the quality of existing programs, expanding new programs, and creating an environment conducive to high productivity and engagement for all employees and program participants.
  • Maintains full accountability for the strategic, operational, financial, and program performance and accomplishments of the agency.
  • Partners with the BOD- and provide leadership and direction to develop, communicate, execute, and achieve the organization’s objectives and further advance the agency’s mission.
  • Promotes a positive corporate culture through effective people management while encouraging positive interactions, transparency, engagement, and productivity among our employees.
  • Partners with the Chief Financial Officer to develop fiscally responsible annual operating and budgets, accurately project annual revenues and expenses; and ensure our financial state is one where we have the capability to expand programs and services as needed as additional or unexpected community needs arise.
  • Communicating effectively with the BOD and other partners in a timely and accurate manner. Providing any and all information necessary to the BOD and other partners to allow them to function properly and make an informed decision.
  • Prepares BOD presentations to communicate the operational state of the business, including service opportunities, capital improvements, and changes in policy.
  • Reviews and assesses logistical and operational approaches to evaluate the effectiveness of existing policies, procedures, plans, and standards; and develop alternative strategies to increase efficiencies and positive outcomes while reducing costs where possible.
  • Advises the BOD, governmental, audit, and/or regulatory parties on any adverse conditions (financial, legal, audit, legislative, governmental, etc.) that may present and/or are pending.
  • Ensures that the policies, practices, and operations of the organization are in compliance with regulatory requirements and meet or exceed the requirements for maintenance of State and Federal certifications as a provider to those in need of our services.
  • Represents the agency to our communities, partners, donors, city, county, and government authorities, and other key constituencies to negotiate agreements, influence decisions, and foster a strong reputation for the agency with all parties.
  • Hires, manages, supports, and retains senior leaders who will be effective in their pursuits to grow the agency and advance RRCA’s mission.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Supervisory Responsibility:
This position is responsible for the direct supervision of the Strategic Team members and is accountable for the performance management and hiring of these employees.

Knowledge Skills, and Abilities

• Thorough knowledge of federal, state, and local policies, procedures, and regulations applicable to agency program and activities.
• Extensive knowledge of modern principles and practices of management and supervision.
• Demonstrated experience in grants management.
• Outstanding ability to build interpersonal relationships at all levels
• Exceptional communication skills, both written and verbal
• Proven ability to establish, build, and nurture partnerships
• Demonstrated passion for community social services
• Understanding of national trends in community social services
• Demonstrated ability to secure major funding
• Ability to think strategically and make good decisions under pressure
• Sense of urgency and bias for action
• Proven leadership, teambuilding, and organizational skills
• Demonstrated ability to maintain integrity in a fast paced and high-demand environment
• Proven ability to manage to performance goals
• Ability to analyze and process high volumes of information; multi-task, manage priorities; follow through
• Capacity to interact with people from all ethnic backgrounds, ages, and lifestyles
• Computer literate; proficient in Microsoft Office Suite: Word, Excel, Teams, PowerPoint, SharePoint, and Outlook

Required Education or Experience

• Master’s Degree, Business Administration, Social Service or Public Administration
• 5 years management experience as a Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Chief Operating Officer (COO) or senior level executive of a diversified, publicly/privately funded multi-service agency
• Proven results; driven track record of exceeding goals
• Or any combination of education and experience which would provide the applicant with the desired skills, knowledge and ability required to perform the job.

Additional Eligibility Qualifications:

• Previous experience in public policy/advocacy
• Proven ability in fundraising
• Experience in a Community Action Agency or Program

Required Certifications & Licenses

Preferred Certifications & Licenses


Physical Demands & Work Environment

Work Environment:
This job operates in an office setting. The job requires work in-person (no remote or hybrid work assignment). This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones to include cell phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets and fax machines. Also requires extensive knowledge of modern technology and ability to communicate remotely.

Physical Demands:
Occasional standing, walking, lifting, reaching, kneeling, bending, stooping, pushing, pulling, and lifting and/or moving up to 25 pounds; frequent sitting; manual dexterity. Proficient reading eyesight and vision for close work; ability to communicate by speaking and hearing in person or on the phone; and the ability to travel to various locations.

Ability to travel within the local and out-of-county area; and out-of-state as required.

Equal Opportunity Employer

Rural Resources Community Action provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.