The California Missions Foundation is seeking an experienced and energetic Executive Director to succeed its current Executive Director who plans to retire by the end of 2012. ORGANIZATION: Founded in 1998, the California Missions Foundation is the only statewide
POSITION: The Executive Director is the driving force of the Foundation and serves as its voice and public face. Since CMF’s main objective is to raise and distribute funds to preserve California missions, the Executive Director’s foremost responsibility is to secure resources from foundations, individuals and other sources to preserve missions. The Executive Director is responsible for the organization’s management, fundraising, financial growth and fiscal stability. S/he is not only its main executive but manages its financial affairs. The Executive Director oversees a small staff, currently consisting of three part-time employees. The new Executive Director will work with foundations and individuals that have funded CMF’s mission preservation efforts in the past and will be expected to expand the base of donors funding CMF.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Primary duties of the Executive Director are: to provide leadership for the Foundation; raise funds for programs and general operations by securing grants and donations from foundations, individuals, corporations, governmental programs,
QUALIFICATIONS AND CHARACTERISTICS: Applicants should have a proven fund raising history and capability, excellent communication and public speaking skills, administrative experience in non-profit management as well as a deep interest in California missions and/or historic preservation. The successful candidate should be results-oriented, adaptable, visionary and creative. The individual must have an entrepreneurial spirit, take initiative, possess a strong work ethic, and actively seek to deepen existing relationships and forge new ones.
REMUNERATION: This is a full time, salaried, exempt position. Compensation will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. California Missions Foundation has one office currently located in Carmel, California.
HOW TO APPLY? All applications must be submitted electronically. Send a resume, a cover letter including a brief statement of why you are interested in this position and how you believe your qualifications could further the mission of the California Missions Foundation, and salary history to: firstname.lastname@example.org. In the Subject line, reference “Executive Director Search.” All submissions will be acknowledged electronically upon receipt. References will be requested during the interview process.