Magnified Giving (MG) invites applications and nominations for the position of Executive Director, a senior level position reporting to the President of MG. The Executive Director will provide effective and strategic leadership, management, and administration for MG, a Greater Cincinnati 501(c)(3) non-profit educational organization founded in 2008 and based in Cincinnati, OH with partner schools in greater Cincinnati, central Ohio northeast Ohio, and northern Kentucky.
The mission of MG is to educate, inspire and engage students in philanthropy, and to touch the hearts and minds of teens, lighten the concerns of others, and magnify the impact of philanthropy. The MG program began with 8 schools and in 2013-14, 50 schools participated. Over the past six years, thousands of students have participated in the MG program. MG student participants have researched hundreds of different non-profits, sent over 1000 grant application invitations to agencies, visited hundreds of organizations, and presented over $175,000 to deserving non-profits.
MG has received recognition from the community for its efforts. Roger Grein, the founder and President, was named the 2012 Philanthropist of the Year by the Association of Professional Fundraisers and received the 2012 Mader Award. The MG Student Philanthropy Program was recently notified it has been selected to receive the 2014 National Philanthropy Day Cincinnati Award for Outstanding Youth in Philanthropy.
KEY RESPONSIBILITIES & EXPECTATIONS FOR THE POSITION:
MG is seeking an Executive Director who is committed to the organization's consistent achievement of its mission and financial objectives. In program development and administration, the Executive Director will maintain the highest personal and professional standards while striving to:
- Assure that the organization has a long-range strategy which achieves its mission, and toward
which it makes consistent and timely progress.
- Provide leadership in developing program, organizational and financial plans with the Board of
Directors and staff, and carry out plans and policies authorized by the board.
- Promote active and broad participation by volunteers in all areas of the organization’s work.
- Maintain official records and documents, and ensure compliance with federal, state and local
- Maintain a working knowledge of significant developments and trends in the field.
In communications, the Executive Director will:
- Ensure that the President and the Board of Directors are kept fully informed on the status of the
organization and all important factors influencing the organization.
- Communicate and advocate effectively in publicizing the activities of the organization, its
programs and goals.
- Establish sound and effective working relationships and cooperative arrangements with
community groups and organizations.
- Represent the programs and point of view of the organization to agencies, other organizations
and the general public.
In relations with staff, the Executive Director will:
- Be responsible for the recruitment, employment, and release of all personnel, both paid staff and
- Ensure that job descriptions are developed, that regular performance evaluations are conducted,
and that sound human resource practices are in place and followed.
- Ensure that an effective management team, with appropriate provision for succession, is in
- Encourage staff and volunteer development and education, and assist program staff in relating
their specialized work to the total program of the organization.
- Maintain a climate that attracts, retains, and motivates a diverse staff of top quality people.
In budget and finance, the Executive Director will:
- Be responsible for developing and maintaining sound financial practices.
- Work with the staff, Finance Committee, President and the Board in preparing a budget; insure
that the organization operates within budget guidelines.
- Provide strategic leadership for organizing and implementing a comprehensive annual
- Ensure that adequate funds are available to permit the organization to carry out its work.
- Jointly, with the President and Secretary of the Board of Directors, conduct official
correspondence of the organization, and jointly, with designated officers, execute legal
In other occasional duties, The Executive Director will:
- Represent MG as a speaker at local club, school or organization events.
- Serve on various community committees if and when time is available, i.e. Greater Cincinnati
Chamber of Commerce, Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce, Association of Fundraising
- Continue personal professional development.
The Executive Director will be responsible to the MG President and will work closely with the MG Board of Directors, i.e., attend meetings, serve as ex-officio of each Board committee, etc.
REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS FOR THE POSITION:
- Bachelor degree or equivalent education and experience;
- Successful work history and progressive leadership in development, operations and marketing;
- Strong interpersonal and communication, supervisory, planning, and budget management skills;
- Excellent computer skills including email, word processing, database management, social media
and applicable spreadsheet software including but not limited to, fund raising/planned giving
- Collegial management style and ability to effectively delegate authority; and,
- Commitment to gender equity and ethnic diversity.
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS FOR THE POSITION:
- Record of achievement with a minimum of five years progressive experience leading a
successful non-profit and/or organization and/or business
- Demonstrated experience with brand marketing, public relations, media, community
engagement, fundraising, and budget/finance experience.
- Certified Fund Raising Executive certification
Interested applicants should view the MG website for information about MG and its program at www.magnifiedgiving.org
Screening of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Applications and inquiries will be treated in strictest confidence. Complete applications should be received no later than September 15, 2014 for full consideration.
Applicants must include two documents in their online application: (1) letter of application that specifically addresses the above responsibilities and qualifications and salary requirements; (2) resume; and, (3) for finalists, three letters of recommendation with reference contact information will be required.
Please note that applications must be submitted electronically in PDF format combining the two documents into one PDF file and submitted to email address.
Confidential review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until this position is filled. Salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications.
Information requests and nominations should be forwarded to the email address.