The Executive Director (ED) reports to and works with the Board of Directors as a chief executive to fulfill the mission of Sarah House and ensure ongoing strategic planning. The ED is responsible for legal compliance, operations, fundraising and development to ensure the financial viability of Sarah House. The ED creates events to promote Sarah House and cultivates relationships with corporate donors and a wide spectrum of organizations, faith communities, and caring individuals. The ED also oversees Sarah House's Manager and the care of the residents.
The ED is passionate about quality end-of-life care and is enthusiastic about resource development to support the mission of Sarah House. The ED must be a skillful leader who engages and maintains positive relationships with the Board, community members, donors, volunteers and staff.
A primary duty is responsibility for developing and executing strategies to secure increased funding annually by building an innovative and comprehensive development program to weather changing economic circumstances. A substantial amount of time must be dedicated to the identification, solicitation, and stewardship of donors, including assisting with marketing.
Like all employment at Sarah House, the ED will be employed for an indefinite period and "at will", meaning either the ED or Sarah House can end the employment relationship at any time, with or without cause. The ED position is full-time and exempt.
Ability to confidently and efficiently lead a team, work independently and in cooperation with others.
Experience coordinating and executing special events.
Experience developing and executing successful marketing and public relations strategies.
Excellent oral and written communication skills.
Must be proficient in Word, Excel, and Power Point.
Experience with fundraising software and graphic design software is highly desirable.
Sarah House Santa Barbara is a Social Model Hospice. We provide a home (8 bed) and end-of-life care to people with low incomes and men and women with HIV/AIDS. Additionally, Sarah House offers comfort and assistance to family and friends of our residents. Sarah House believes that its community care adds to the growing body of hospide wisdom. All of this is carried out with "extraordinary kindn...ess".
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