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Roles And Responsibilities Of A Corporation's Chief Executive Officer

Jan 26

Chief Executive Officer's Responsibilities

The Board of Directors is advised by the leader.
Advocates for/promotes organizational and stakeholder change in support of the mission of the organization.
Encourages staff to be enthusiastic about the organization's goods, activities, and operations.

Information Bearer / Visionary

Ensures that employees and the Board have enough and up-to-date information Looks to the future for chances for change
Interactions between the Board of Directors and the staff Interactions between the company and the community

Those Who Make Decisions

Makes policy and planning recommendations to the Board of Directors.
Staff Manager decides or leads operational courses of action.
Oversees the organization's operations and puts plans into action.
Manages the organization's human resources.
Organizes and manages both financial and physical resources.

Developer Of A Board

Assists with board member selection and assessment.
Makes suggestions and provides assistance to the Board of Directors during orientation and self-evaluation.
Supports the Board's assessment of the Chief Executive Officer's responsibilities.

There is no conventional list of the primary activities and responsibilities that each chief executive officer does. The following list represents one point of view and comprises the primary duties commonly addressed by chief executive officer job descriptions.

1. Administration and Support for the Board
Supports the Board's operations and administration by advising and updating Board members, liaising with personnel, and assisting the Board in its review of the chief executive.

2. Delivery of Programs, Products, and Services
Oversees program, product, and service design, marketing, promotion, delivery, and quality.

3. Management of Finances, Taxes, Risk, and Facilities
Recommends a yearly budget to the Board of Directors for approval, and then responsibly manages the organization's resources within those budget constraints, in accordance with current laws and regulations.

4. Management of Human Resources
Effectively manages the organization's people resources in accordance with approved personnel policies and processes that are completely compliant with current laws and regulations.

5. Community and Public Relations
Assures that the organization's purpose, programs, goods, and services are regularly presented to key stakeholders in a strong, favorable light.

6. Raising Money (nonprofit-specific)
Oversees fundraising strategy and execution, which includes determining resource needs, investigating funding sources, developing strategies for approaching funders, submitting proposals, and maintaining fundraising records and paperwork.