Posted on: December 05, 2017 • Category: Community Foundation
No. of Jobs: 1
Job Type: Full-Time
Pay Type: Salary
Compensation: Salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications.
Education: Bachelor's Degree
Phone 1: 712-332-7177
Okoboji Foundation Official Site
P.O. Box 593
Okoboji, Dickinson, IA 51355
Qualifications Visionary leader; mature judgement; high integrity; ability to understand complex issues and challenges; creative problem solver; critical thinker; strong management skills; broad community and nonprofit knowledge; experience working with volunteers, committees, boards and donors; well-organized self-starter; resourceful; motivated; excellent oral and written communication skills; ability to multi-task; excellent interpersonal and customer service skills; strong computer and internet research skills. Education and Experience Bachelor’s degree is required and advanced philanthropic training is preferred. Five to seven years related professional experience is desired. A proven record of job advancement in leadership positions is expected. Must possess an understanding of and ability to analyze current and future financial resources needed to achieve the organization’s strategic plan; must be knowledgeable regarding charitable giving and regulations relative to the field; must possess the financial acumen necessary to successfully lead an organization the size of the Okoboji Foundation; must be able to set an inspiring vision and provide motivating leadership for the Board and staff of the Okoboji Foundation.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES Board Relations and Organizational Visioning, Planning, and Development • Work as an effective partner with the Board in providing vision, strategy and leadership. • Confer regularly with the Chair and Executive Committee of the Board of Directors. Work as a team member with the Board Chair, officers and various committee chairs to implement Board decisions. Assist with the development of goals and long-range planning and progress reports. • Assist the Chair in planning and preparation of Board and Executive Committee agendas. Supply supporting information on relevant issues, and develop strategies for implementing Board decisions. • Attend all Board and Executive Committee meetings and the majority of all other standing committee meetings. Provide the Board and Executive Committee with complete, accurate and timely reports. • Responsible for ongoing Board education and development in regard to Okoboji Foundation, philanthropic partnerships with Community Foundation of Greater Des Moines and Lakes Community partners in the Okoboji Foundation’s Family of Funds structure. Advancement and Donor Relations • Work in concert with Board and staff to develop and implement a comprehensive fund development program that meets established strategic plan goals. • Represent the Okoboji Foundation with major donors, prospects, nonprofit agencies and businesses to cultivate relationships and foster giving to and through the Foundation. • Provide overall direction, coordination and implementation of the Foundation’s activities including: foundation, corporate and individual major donors, grants for vital capital projects, planned giving efforts, capital campaigns, events and Family of Funds asset development efforts. • Ensure responsive relationships with donors and a donor relations plan aimed at meeting donor needs and expectations and strengthening Family of Funds partner relationships. 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 as developed by the Executive and Finance Committee. Supervise the operations of the accounting system and all fiscal, fund and donor records. • Manage and administer the day-to-day operations of the Okoboji Foundation. • Provide leadership, management and direction to Okoboji Foundation staff and colleagues. Lead development of staff tactical planning and evaluation. • Maintain professional partnerships through affiliation with Community Foundation of Greater Des Moines; also state, regional and national professional philanthropy networks. • Ensure that policies and procedures are in place to allow the Okoboji Foundation to function in an ethical, legal, cost-effective and efficient manner. Ensure that the Okoboji Foundation follows Board adopted Bylaws, Articles of Incorporation, Resolutions, Fund Agreements and any other contracts or agreements. Marketing, Public Relations, & Community Partnerships • Serve as a spokesperson for the Okoboji Foundation for the media and to the general public. Represent the Foundation in the community to increase awareness of the value of giving to and through the Okoboji Foundation. • Expand brand awareness of the Okoboji Foundation as the Community Foundation for the Iowa Great Lakes Region, the Center Point of Giving and a valuable, relevant community asset. • Build community partnerships with nonprofit organizations, donors and community leaders that result in identifying and clarifying vital community needs. • Develop and implement high quality, sustainable communications such as Report to the Community and Annual Investor’s Presentation to reach key donors, prospects, Family of Funds partners, business and governmental leaders and the public at-large. • Develop and oversee the administration of the Foundation’s grant making program and process. • Develop, direct and expand nonprofit community resources such as Youth in Philanthropy, Professional Financial Advisor networking and Lakes Nonprofit Partnership Summit. • Meet existing and potential Family of Funds partners to develop new fund agreements, provide fund updates, assist with fund development and asset growth as an affiliate of Community Foundation of Greater Des Moines.
PRESIDENT JOB POSTING The president leads and manages the Okoboji Foundation’s organizational planning, donor development, grantmaking, Family of Funds*, brand/marketing, finance/operations and supervises staff (currently one half-time person). The president is the chief spokesperson for the Okoboji Foundation. In partnership with the Board of Directors, the president is responsible for providing leadership, developing goals and implementing activities to expand the scope of services related to the foundation’s mission. The president reports to the Board of Directors and is employed through Okoboji Foundation’s affiliation with the Community Foundation of Greater Des Moines. OKOBOJI FOUNDATION’S MISSION: Center point of community giving, providing leadership and building beneficial partnerships to make a lasting positive impact in the Iowa Great Lakes Region. FINANCIALS AT A GLANCE: Market Value on Sept. 30, 2017 Updated Quarterly • Total Assets Okoboji Foundation Family of Funds*: $20.3 Million • 2016 Growth in Family of Funds: $4 Million • Total Number of Charitable Funds: 61 • Total Assets Okoboji Foundation Funds: $7.3 Million • 2016 Annual Gifts to Okoboji Foundation: $425,000 • Total Grants Awarded by Okoboji Foundation: $3.25 Million *Okoboji Foundation serves as an umbrella for a group of related funds giving donors and other nonprofits the ability to create their own funds as part of Okoboji Foundation Family of Funds with the Community Foundation of Greater Des Moines. Donor advised, committee directed, field of interest or designated funds allow donors to recommend their own grants to specific charities. COMPENSATION: The position is full-time and carries full benefits including health insurance, retirement (after vesting period) and vacation. Salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications. APPLY: Using subject line “President Application” submit resume, cover letter and salary requirement to firstname.lastname@example.org Cover letter should address your reasons for interest and how your experience prepares you for this leadership position. Resume should list employment history, education and other relevant development credentials and experience. Please provide names and contact information for three references, at least two of whom should be familiar with your past job performance. All applicant information is confidential. DEADLINE: Full consideration for applications received by January 16, 2018 or until position is filled. To view complete PRESIDENT JOB DESCRIPTION visit our website at www.okobojifoundation.org The Employer is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Employer will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages prospective employees and incumbents to discuss potential accommodations with the Employer.