Eastern Carolina Community Foundation
Executive Director Job Description
The Eastern Carolina Community Foundation (ECCF) is a nonprofit public foundation focused on promoting, increasing, and facilitating philanthropy in the Pee Dee. The Executive Director of the
Foundation reports to the Board of Trustees. The Executive Director is primarily involved in fundraising, promoting philanthropy, and expanding the visibility and viability of ECCF. The
Executive Director has overall responsibility for management and oversight of ECCF including development, donor services, financial stewardship, marketing, community investment and leadership initiatives.
Duties and Responsibilities:
- Attend all Board meetings, providing complete, accurate, and timely written reports.
- Assist the board in providing vision, strategy, and leadership.
- Confer regularly with the Chair and the Board, assisting with the development of goals and long-range planning and progress reports.
- Responsible for ongoing Board education and development.
- Plays a primary role in developing a succession plan –emergency and long term- for the ED position as well as Board succession planning.
Advancement and Donor Relations
- Work in concert with Board to develop and implement a comprehensive fund development program that meets established strategic plan goals.
- Creatively cultivate relationships and foster giving to and through the Foundation aimed at meeting the donor’s needs.
- Provide overall direction, coordination and implementation of the Foundation’s activities.
- Represent ECCF to major donors, prospective donors, agencies, communities and corporations respectfully, creating beneficial relationships.
- Pursue new donors and follow up appropriately.
Marketing, Public Relations, and Community Leadership
- Partner with other community leaders to help develop and implement initiatives that enhance the community.
- Serve as a spokesperson and ambassador of the Foundation to the media and community in a politically neutral manner.
- Expand brand awareness of the Foundation as a valuable, relevant community asset.
- Build community partnerships with nonprofit organizations, donors, and community leaders with measurable community impact.
- Develop and implement high quality communications.
- Develop and oversee the administration of the Foundation’s grant making program and process.
- Actively seek opportunities to speak about ECCF before civic groups, organizations and individuals on occasions that further the goals of ECCF.
- Advance ECCF as a strong community asset, a neutral convener and proactive collaborator.
Finance, Operations, and Organizational Management
- Develop the annual operating budget; monitor and report regularly to the Board on incoming revenue estimates, asset growth and performance.
- Provide oversight for proper administration of the fiscal policies and procedures. Supervise the operations of the accounting system and all fiscal, fund, and donor records. Ensure policies and procedures allow the Foundation to function in an ethical, legal, cost-effective and efficient manner, maintaining official records and documents.
- Manage day-to-day operations.
- Provide regular, consistent supervision for other staff and volunteers. Responsible for oversight to the selection, training and evaluation of staff to enhance their skills, improve performance, providing satisfaction and a team atmosphere within the Foundation.
- Possess a working knowledge of the laws and regulations associated with charitable giving and community foundations. Work with legal counsel, accountants, auditors and investment managers to enhance operations as well as protection from adverse actions.
The ideal candidate will have a desire to contribute to the work by developing resources and relationships that can support the Foundation’s mission. The position requires someone who has knowledge of and experience in major gift fundraising, planned giving, marketing and communications. The individual is able to balance a range of responsibilities, work proactively to address the needs of donors and the community with an energetic, competent, and entrepreneurial nature. The candidate is a person of integrity, honesty, and trustworthiness.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit and talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to use hand to finger, handle or feel. The employee is occasionally required to stand and walk. The employee must occasionally lift and/or more up to 20 pounds.
Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision. The employee must be able to drive/travel independently frequently within the seven counties we serve and throughout the state.
The duties and responsibilities outlined in this job description are not necessarily an exhaustive list of responsibilities, skills, duties, requirements, efforts or working conditions associated with the job.
While this is intended to be an accurate reflection of the current job, the Employer reserves the right to revise the functions and duties of the job.
This job position will require an individual to work hours outside a normally defied workday or workweek.
This is not a contract. No information in this document will alter the At-Will Employment Relationship.
Job Type: Full-time
Salary: $60,000.00 to $80,000.00 /year
- Paid time off
- Flexible schedule
This Job Is Ideal for Someone Who Is:
- Dependable -- more reliable than spontaneous
- People-oriented -- enjoys interacting with people and working on group projects
- Autonomous/Independent -- enjoys working with little direction
This Job Is:
- A job for which all ages, including older job seekers, are encouraged to apply