Posting Date Jul 24, 2018
Job Number 180020YC
Job Category Rooms and Guest Services Operations
Location Marriott International HQ, Bethesda, Maryland VIEW ON MAP
Position Type Management
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The J. Willard and Alice S. Marriott Foundation is a private family foundation established in 1965. For 50 years, the Foundation has been dedicated to helping others by supporting extraordinary nonprofit organizations that:
Provide civic and human services;
Foster educational achievement;
Expand opportunities for youth and adults;
Develop the next generation of hospitality leaders; and
Lead innovation in health and medicine.
The Marriott Foundation is guided by a board of Marriott family members and a small professional staff, working together to carry on the values and legacy of J. Willard and Alice S. Marriott
As the most senior staff position within the organization, the Executive Director is responsible for the strategic leadership of the organization to ensure its future relevance, credibility, and viability. The Executive Director works directly with the Board to establish organizational objectives and priorities that are aligned with the needs and mission of the Foundation. The Executive Director reviews, monitors, and evaluates the progress of the priorities and ensures that the objectives and operating requirements are achieved each year.
This position functions as a goodwill ambassador for the Foundation and works directly with community leaders fostering strong relationships within the community and with its stakeholders while creating a conducive work environment representative of the Marriott culture and the values of the Marriott family. The Executive Director actively facilitates collaboration and partnerships by involving the community and by promoting philanthropy.
Foundation staff are employed by Marriott International, Inc. and their employment is governed by the standard employment and compensation policies of Marriott International. The Executive Director reports to the Executive Vice President & General Counsel, Marriott International and is accountable to the J. Willard and Alice S. Marriott Foundation Board of Trustees. The Executive Director is responsible for the management of a five-member professional staff located in Bethesda, Maryland and professional staff located in China.
The Executive Director is responsible for the strategic day-to-day leadership of the Foundation, which includes the following priorities:
In conjunction with the Board, leads the development and implementation of the Foundation’s philanthropic and operational strategy outlining annual goals. Provides bi-annual updates to the Board on all operational aspects of the Foundation including financial status, grants, programs, operations, and staff.
Responsible for the overall operations and administration of the Foundation. Continually monitors the annual objectives ensuring goals are achieved and seeks out opportunities to improve operations. Leads and manages the affairs of the Foundation including budgeting, program direction, and overall management of the professional staff.
Overall accountability for the fiscal integrity of the Foundation. Develops policies and strategies for sound financial management of the Foundation including but not limited to expenses, analysis of cash flows, grant payment schedules, and financial record keeping. Ensures that the Foundation’s annual report, including financial statements, is developed and reviewed annually, including the financial review and development of schedules and documents for the Foundation’s annual return (IRS Form 990-PF). Provides comprehensive budgets to the Board, with periodic updates. Ensures rigorous accountability and long-term stability through the conservative fiscal management of resources and ensures that the Foundation maintains its 501 (c) (3) status and avoids IRS imposed penalties. Ensures accounting and financial reporting requirements are met annually and quarterly, if necessary. Partners with the Foundation’s Accounting Firm, Tax Advisor and Legal Advisor. Responsible for the sound investment of the Foundation’s assets and partners with Investment Advisors.
Overall accountability for the grant management activities to include oversight of the application review and selection process. Oversees proposal summaries, analyses, and recommendations for the portfolio of the Foundation’s international, national and/or local grants and provides recommendations to the Board for approval.
Responsible for planning, implementation, and evaluation of the Foundation’s programs to ensure achievement of the mission of the Foundation. Overall accountability with respect to non-grant-making activities such as program development and strategic planning.
Oversight of the Foundation’s global efforts in the hospitality industry, specifically, the China Hospitality Education Initiative (CHEI), whose mission is to prepare youth in China for rewarding careers in the hospitality industry by enhancing teaching resources, offering real-world operational experiences and engaging a community of inspired educators. Work with educational and hospitality partners in China. Evaluate, research and, if and as directed by the Board, develop additional, similar programs to broaden the international reach of the educational program.
Oversee the implementation of the human resources policies, procedures, and practices including implementation and support of a performance management system to develop, coach, and manage Foundation staff. Establish and maintain a positive work environment that reflects the culture of Marriott.
Responsible for the enhancement of the Foundation’s reputation by being active and visible in the community and by working closely with other professional, civic and private organizations. As Executive Director of the Foundation, represents the Marriott Family and conveys the Marriott culture of “taking care of associates” both internally and externally.
Encourages and facilitates the application of technology to enable the re-engineering of programs and processes to make optimal use of resources.
Remains current about emerging and critical trends and best practices in grants management, technology support, and philanthropy to adopt the most effective practices for the Foundation’s programs.
Responsible for the design, development, and upkeep of the Foundation’s website.
Planning, organizing, and facilitating Foundation Board meetings and other initiatives as directed by the Board.
Requirements for Position
An exceptional portfolio reflecting 15+ years of experience in a non-profit organization or Foundation and proven experience successfully managing a team.
Proven leadership and team building skills. Superior communications skills, both verbal and written. Strong business acumen and understanding of financial statements. Ability to think strategically and creatively and to develop and implement highly effective strategic plans. Creative problem-solving skills, strong project management skills, and excellent time management.
Outstanding interpersonal skills to effectively build relationships and interact with Board members, community leaders, and associates at all levels within the organization. Demonstrated ability to oversee and collaborate with staff.
Flexibility for travel
Education: Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university; Master’s degree a plus.
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