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Executive Director

Location: Oklahoma City
Posted on: January 21, 2023

Job Description:

  • Leadership (Executive Director, President/CEO) Job Description - The Executive Director oversees the daily operations of the gardens and is primarily responsible for the growth and development of the gardens in concert with the Board of Trustees. Responsibilities include but are not limited to; developing and managing the budget; generating and implementing a development plan for annual giving; representing and promoting Heathcote Botanical Gardens to the local communities, businesses, and governments; supervising staff and volunteers in the office, grounds, and gift shop; and planning and executing fundraising events. Duties & Responsibilities - The Executive Director reports to the Board of Trustees and will administer and conduct the directives and policies of the Board of Trustees. The responsibility for accuracy and completion of tasks resides with the Executive Director either through personal performance or through delegation as appropriate.Key responsibilities include but are not limited to:
    --- Hire, motivate and lead staff in all aspects of a successful botanical garden, including fundraising; marketing; membership; event coordination; plant collection and display; gift shop sales; facility rentals; creation and implementation of educational programs.
    --- Provide leadership in fundraising, strategic planning, budgeting, and day-to-day operations.
    --- Maintain strong and open communication with the Board, work closely with the Board of Trustees and all committees, and report on development activities at committee and board meetings.
    --- Generate and implement a development plan for annual giving, special projects, and other solicitations, and provide a projected calendar for coordination with the Board of Trustees and committee chairs.
    --- Establish major donor contacts, conduct prospect research, cultivate, solicit, and maintain donor relations. Develop solicitation letters, case statements, proposals, and fund-raising materials.
    --- Oversee maintenance of donor database tracking gifts, pledges, acknowledgements, and renewals.
    --- Recruit and maintain a strong volunteer group through oversight and appreciation activities.
    --- Oversee the Gift Shop merchandising, staffing, and cash and credit operations.
    --- Be responsible for planning and organization of events held at Heathcote Botanical Gardens, including the arrangements for all cash and credit operations.
    --- Oversee outside contractors.
    --- Ensure property, material and equipment belonging to the Gardens is properly maintained and secured.
    --- Develop and implement strategies to promote Heathcote's mission to affiliates and the community at large. Raise awareness and credibility through presentations in every sector; public, private, and governmental.
    --- In conjunction with committee chairs direct and supervise staff and volunteers for marketing, advertising, public relations, publications, membership, and special events.
    --- Oversee the design and production of any publications.
    --- Work with the Treasurer and/or Finance Committee to develop and monitor the annual budget.
    --- Collect and maintain information needed for grant writing, perform or oversee grant writing activities, and administer grants received. Education and Experience - Position Qualifications: The Executive Director must exhibit excellent fund-raising skills; be willing to acquire and maintain complete, current knowledge of Heathcote Botanical Gardens' mission, programs, and activities; be detail oriented with strong interpersonal, communication, organizational and time management skills; have the ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously; and demonstrate computer literacy including the use and value of social media.

Keywords: AMERICAN PUBLIC GARDENS ASSN, Oklahoma City , Executive Director, Executive , Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

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