The Aspen Leadership Group is proud to partner with SANCA at Nathan Benderson Park in the search for an Executive Director – Development.
SANCA at Nathan Benderson Park seeks an entrepreneurial self-starter for the newly created position of Executive Director – Development. The successful candidate will be an experienced strategist and an inspiring oral and written communicator with a passion for the vision and mission of Nathan Benderson Park. The Executive Director – Development will take a proactive and creative approach to the cultivation of funding opportunities and the stewardship of existing donor relationships. The Executive Director – Development will play a pivotal role in the growth and success of Nathan Benderson Park as it enters the next phase of development.
Located in Sarasota, Florida, Nathan Benderson Park is a unique 600-acre community park which has become North America’s premier 2,000-meter sprint rowing course and Regatta Center. One of a handful of sites in the United States identified as having all of the natural attributes that make up a world class rowing and recreational facility, Nathan Benderson Park began hosting organized regatta competitions in 2009. A significant investment has already been made to the facility’s development, including 2,000-meter racing lanes, 1,500-meter racing lanes, straight shorelines, a finish line island and recovery cannel, coaches path, wave attenuation system, starter’s hut, finish tower, running paths and children’s playground.
The rowing facility is the only FISA Class A facility of its kind in North America, and has been the host of many major events including the 2017 World Rowing Championships, 2018 World Rowing Masters Regatta, and will host the 2019 World Rowing Under 23 Championships. The park includes an iconic six-story finishing tower, which among other things, hosts events. The internal park road and running paths also make it an ideal location for road races and Triathlons.
SANCA (Suncoast Aquatic Nature Center Associates) is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit contracted by Sarasota County to manage the operations of Nathan Benderson Park. SANCA provides outreach programs through recreation, safety training, education, and volunteering as a service to the community, in addition to the over 100 events, meetings, and receptions held annually. SANCA’s mission is to improve the quality of life for the community and act as an economic generator for the Sarasota community, providing environmental education programs and building a preserve for local wildlife.
To apply for this position, visit: https://opportunities.aspenleadershipgroup.com/opportunities/526
A bachelor's degree is required for this position. At least seven years of successful fund development experience is preferred. All applications must be accompanied by a cover letter and résumé.
Internal Number: 526
About SANCA at Nathan Benderson Park
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