The Executive Director is the key management leader of Find The Cause Breast Cancer Foundation (FTC). The Executive Director is responsible for fundraising, capital campaigns, overseeing the administration, programs and strategic plan for the organization. Other key duties include marketing, and community outreach. The position reports directly to the Chairman and the Board of Directors.
1) Fundraising: The Executive Director will be a tenacious and talented fundraiser with access to a large, well healed donor base. The ED will possess the skills to research, contact, make presentations and aggressively cultivate large donors.
2) Board Governance: Works with Board in order to fulfill the organization’s mission.
Responsible for leading FTC in a manner that supports and guides the organization’s mission as defined by the Board of Directors.
Responsible for communicating effectively with the Board and providing, in a timely and accurate manner, all information necessary for the Board to function properly and to make informed decisions.
3) Financial Performance, Viability and Ability to Drive Growth: Develops resources sufficient to ensure the financial health of the organization.
FTC is currently a $400K+- gross revenue company with a desire and mission to grow to $1MM+within 3 years. The new Executive Director must have the desire and skills to drive revenue/donations beyond events.
Work with Strategic Planning Committee to identify funds needed, preferred funding targets, and approaches.
Develop and maintain key long-term relationships with donors and prospects.
Responsible for the fiscal integrity of FTC to include submission to the Board of a proposed annual budget and monthly financial statements, which accurately reflect the financial condition of the organization.
Responsible for fiscal management that generally anticipates operating within the approved budget, ensures maximum resource utilization, and maintenance of the organization in a positive financial position. Responsible for fundraising and developing other resources necessary to support FTC’s mission.
4) Organization Mission and Strategy: Works with Board and staff to ensure that the Mission is fulfilled through programs, strategic community outreach.
Responsible for strategic planning to ensure that FTC can successfully fulfill its Mission into the future.
Responsible for the enhancement of FTC’s image by being active and visible in the community and by working closely with other professional, civic and private organizations.
5) Organization Operations: Oversees and implements appropriate resources to ensure that the operations of the organization are appropriate.
Responsible for effective administration of FTC operations.
Responsible for the hiring, training, and retention of competent, qualified staff.
Responsible for signing all notes, agreements, and other instruments made and entered into and on behalf of the organization.
ACTUAL JOB RESPONSIBILITIES
1)Planning and operation of annual budget.
2)Organize and run Capital Campaigns in conjunction with the Board and its Development Committee.
3)Work with Strategic Planning Committee to identify funds needed, preferred funding targets, and approaches.
4)Identify staffing needs for capital campaigns and ongoing development.
5)Establish employment and administrative policies and procedures for all functions and for the day-to-day operation of the nonprofit.
6)Serve as FTC’s primary spokesperson to the organization’s constituents, the media and the general public.
7)Establish and maintain relationships with various organizations throughout the state and utilize those relationships to strategically enhance FTC’s Mission.
8)Report to and work closely with the Board of Directors to seek their involvement in policy decisions, fundraising and to increase the overall visibility of the Foundation throughout the state.
9)Supervise and collaborate with organization staff.
10)Strategic planning and implementation.
11)Oversee organization Board and committee meetings.
12)Oversee marketing and other communications efforts.
13)Review and approve contracts for services.
14)Other duties as assigned by the Board of Directors.
A bachelor’s degree
Transparent and high integrity leadership
Five or more year’s senior nonprofit management experience
Development/Fundraising: Proven success in nonprofit development
Experience running capital campaigns and successful fundraising from multiple donor channels
Project Leadership: Experience in planning, leading, and managing development projects, including coordinating with peers to achieve desired outcomes, and tracking and reporting on progress to board of directors
Entrepreneurial Spirit: Takes initiative and actively seeks to deepen current donor relationships and to forge new ones
Strong organizational abilities including planning, delegating, program development and task facilitation
Ability to convey a vision of FTC’s strategic future to staff, Board, volunteers and donors
Knowledge of fundraising strategies and donor relations unique to nonprofit sector
Skills to collaborate with and motivate Board members and other volunteers
Strong written and oral communication skills
Ability to interface and engage diverse donor groups
Demonstrated ability to oversee and collaborate with staff
Strong public speaking ability
Additional Salary Information: Compensation commensurate with experience and other qualifications. Benefits package to be determined.
About Find The Cause Breast Cancer Foundation
Mission: Find the Cause is a small grassroots organization whose principal mission is to raise funds to support and work with an interdisciplinary team of world-class scientists to find the cause of breast cancer. Tantalizing evidence suggests it is environmental degradation and the more than 85,000 unregulated chemicals that permeate our world that could be the leading cause of breast cancer. (In 1950, 1 in 20 women were likely to battle breast cancer. Today 1 in 8 will develop breast cancer). These suspicions about environmental impact must be proven with the utmost of scientific rigor and integrity and FTC intends to play a critical role to support these scientists and their research.