The Montgomery Parks Foundation is seeking an experienced nonprofit leader as Executive Director of the Foundation, a 501(c)(3) organization that advocates for and raises funds to enhance the quality of Montgomery County, Maryland parks. The Executive Director reports to a volunteer citizen board of trustees, supervises a small staff, and maintains a close, supportive relationship with the Department of Parks and the Montgomery County Planning Board of the Maryland-National Capital Parks and Planning Commission (M-NCPPC), six-time National Recreation and Parks Association Gold Medal Award Winner. The successful candidate will have a bachelor’s degree, strong oral and written communication skills, at least six years of experience with increasing responsibilities in management of nonprofit organizations, a demonstrated record of successful fundraising and financial management, and a reputation for integrity and ethical and transparent relationships with colleagues, staff, board members, and donors. CFRE (preferred) or other evidence of fund-raising competence should be provided. Because the position requires frequent meetings and travel throughout the county an intimate knowledge of its park system is critical to the success of the Executive Director. Compensation will be based on qualifications.
Manage the foundation’s fundraising programs and capital campaigns, corporate sponsorships, tributes, annual giving programs, grants and membership drives.
Administer contracts and disbursements.
Prepare and present project descriptions, strategic plans for fund development programs.
Coordinate and present foundation and committee agendas.
Foster and maintain effective relationships with board members, donors, stakeholders, volunteers, Commission staff, community leaders, government agencies, elected officials and government agencies.
Manage Foundation publications, media relations, and marketing activities.
Build and maintain collaborative working relationships with a wide variety of internal and external
This position is open until filled.
Compensation will be based on qualifications. Benefits include Deferred Compensation IRC 457 plan (ICMA)/ Traditional and Roth IRAs, health insurance plans, flexible spending accounts, and leave programs.
An Equal Opportunity Employer
Minimum Qualifications (MQs):
Bachelor's Degree in Human Resource Management, Finance, Business Administration, Public Administration or any related field.
Six (6) years of progressively responsible experience that includes substantive work in the range of duties and responsibilities in this class specification.
An equivalent combination of education and experience may be substituted, which together total 10 years.
A letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and three references with personal knowledge of professional performance, should be emailed to the search committee MCP-ParksCareers@montgomeryparks.org with “MPF Executive Director Search” on the subject line. Applications will be accepted until the position has been filled.
Additional Salary Information: This position is a full -time term contract position, eligible for renewal each year for up to three years in total
Internal Number: 14062
About The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Co
The Maryland-National Capital Park & Planning Commission(The Commission) is a bi-county agency serving Montgomery County and Prince George's County, both surrounding Washington, D. C. It is empowered by the State of Maryland in 1927 to acquire, develop, maintain and administer a regional system of parks within Montgomery and Prince George’s Counties, and to provide land use planning for the physical development of Prince George’s and Montgomery counties.
The Commission consists of ten members-five from each county. The Commission coordinates and acts collectively on regional and administrative issues, and divides into two respective Planning Boards to conduct all other matters.
Organizationally there are seven departments. In Montgomery County, these are the Department of Parks and the Department of Planning; in Prince George's County these are the Department of Parks & Recreation, and the Department of Planning. The Human Resources and Management, Finance, and Legal departments comprise the Central Administrative Services unit that supports operations in both counties along with the Office of Inspector General, the Office of Chief Information Officer, and Merit System Board.