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Executive Director Job Description Draft

The Executive Director of the Friends of James River Park will have the opportunity to help guide the organization into a new chapter. The Executive Director will work with an active and engaged Board of Directors and staff members of the James River Park System, including a close working partnership with the Superintendent to fulfill the implementation of the James River Park System Master Plan and other Park initiatives and bring awareness of The Park to a larger, more diverse constituency. The Executive Director will report directly to the President of the Friends’ Group. The Executive Director will also be responsible for ensuring the development of a unified strategy and overseeing the implementation of the direction/goals determined and approved by the Board.

Specific responsibilities include:

  1. Lead the development of the James River Park System Master Plan funding strategy and implementation by working with the Board, other supporting organizations, and the City of Richmond.
  2. Identify and apply for grant opportunities to accomplish no. 1 above.
  3. Build and sustain relationships to engage a diverse group of current and potential Park enthusiasts, funders, community partners and members in the region to support and enjoy the James River Park System.
  4. Take a leadership role in increasing operating revenue for FOJRP.
  5. Work with the Board and committees to achieve their strategic goals for advocacy, finance, communications, revenue generation, and Board development
  6. Manage Board governance and operations – i.e., make sure committees are meeting and reports for Board meetings are ready in time the Board meeting
  7. Directly supervise FOJRP employees (only one currently), contractors and contracts.
  8. Carry out any other duties assigned by the Board.

Executive Director Job Description Draft

The Executive Director of the Friends of James River Park will have the opportunity to help guide the organization into a new chapter. The Executive Director will work with an active and engaged…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Start Date
    June 1, 2021
  • Application Deadline
    April 23, 2021
  • Education
    4-Year Degree Required
  • Professional Level
    Professional

Salary

$50,000 - $70,000Stipends for Benefits

Location

Remote
Work must be performed in or near Richmond, VA
Associated Location
Richmond, VA

How to Apply

Qualified candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, references, and examples of fundraising and grant writing successes to: Mary Kay Martin, President of the Friends of James River Park electronically to staffing@jamesriverpark.org. Alternatively, please find an application below. Competitive candidates will be interviewed by phone, and in person by the Search Committee before a final decision is made. The Board will make the final decision on the hire and plans to perform an evaluation of the Executive Director on or around the anniversary of their hiring. The review and interview process will begin as qualified candidates are identified. All submissions should be made no later than April 2nd, 2021. Specific inquiries can be made to: Mary Kay Martin, President, at marykay@jamesriverpark.org.

Qualified candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, references, and examples of fundraising and grant writing successes to: Mary Kay Martin, President of the Friends of…

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