CFJC Mission: Serve the people of Johnson County by growing endowments and distributing funds to build a greater community.
The Executive Director is the key management leader of the Community Foundation of Johnson County, Iowa (CFJC). The Executive Director is responsible for growing endowment and overseeing the delivery of the strategic plan of the organization. Other key duties include donor relations, marketing, and community outreach. The position reports directly to the Board of Directors.
1) Board Governance: Works with board in order to fulfill the organization mission.
- Responsible for leading the Community Foundation of Johnson County 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.
2) Financial Performance and Viability: Develops resources sufficient to ensure the financial health of the organization.
- Responsible for the fiscal integrity of CFJC, 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 CFJC’s mission.
3) Organization Mission and Strategy: Works with board and staff to ensure that the mission is fulfilled through strategic planning and community outreach.
- Responsible for growing endowments for CFJC.
- Responsible for strategic planning to ensure that CFJC can successfully fulfill its Mission into the future.
- Responsible for the enhancement of CFJC’s image by being active and visible in the community and by building and nurturing strong relationships with current and future donors.
- Responsible for overseeing the annual grant process.
4) Organization Operations. Oversees and implements appropriate resources to ensure that the operations of the organization are appropriate.
- Responsible effective administration of CFJC’s operations.
- Responsible for the hiring 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.
- A bachelor’s degree
- Transparent and high integrity leadership
- Five or more years senior nonprofit management experience
- Strong donor relationship management skills
- Experience growing endowments
- Solid, hands-on, budget management skills, including budget preparation, analysis, decision-making and reporting
- Strong organizational abilities including planning, delegating, program development and task facilitation
- Ability to convey a vision of CFJC’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 volunteer and donor groups
- Demonstrated ability to oversee and collaborate with staff
- Strong public speaking ability
Actual Job Responsibilities:
- Planning and operation of annual budget.
- Establishing employment and administrative policies and procedures for all functions and for the day-to-day operation of the nonprofit.
- Serving as CFJC’s primary spokesperson to the organization’s constituents, the media and the general public.
- Establish and maintain relationships with various organizations throughout the state and utilize those relationships to strategically enhance CFJC’s Mission.
- Report to and work closely with the Board of Directors to seek their involvement in policy decisions, endowment growth and to increase the overall visibility of the Foundation throughout the State.
- Supervise, collaborate with organization staff.
- Strategic planning and implementation.
- Oversee organization Board and committee meetings.
- Oversee marketing and other communications efforts.
- Review and approve contracts for services.
- Other duties as assigned by the Board of Directors.
Compensation package commensurate with experience and other qualifications. Quality benefits package includes health, PTO and, if qualified, SEP Retirement.
Applications are due by March 31, 2018. Click here to read Application Instructions and to Apply Now.