Bachelor’s degree plus a minimum of seven years management experience in a voluntary health or comparable not-for-profit organization, or equivalent combination of education and experience. Must have successful experience in fundraising including annual giving, planned giving, special events, direct marketing, grants and corporate development. Must have knowledge of fiscal management including budgeting procedures and strategic planning; experience in board development; and experience in program development. Must have excellent management skills, excellent oral and written communication skills, excellent interpersonal skills, and ability to work effectively with staff and volunteers at all levels.
The Executive Director is accountable to the Board of Directors for planning, directing and evaluating the Foundation’s performance in fundraising and delivery of services. The Executive Director ensures that the Foundation complies with all local, state and federal laws that apply to non-profits and with conditions set forth in the Foundation’s Articles of Incorporation and By-laws.
RELATIONSHIPS AND CONTACTS
Within the Foundation
The Executive Director is responsible to and works in partnership with the Foundation’s Board of Directors. Maintains close working relationships with all staff and with members of the Board and various committees serving the Foundation. The purposes of these relationships are to direct the work of the Foundation, foster open communication with volunteers, identify prospects for future leadership roles, and promote collaborative and network initiatives.
Outside the Foundation
The Executive Director maintains relationships with community, medical and business leaders; local, state, and federal government officials; media representatives and other key contacts in order to promote the Foundation as a whole, and recruit corporate and media contacts, and potential leadership volunteers.