Executive Director

Organization: 
The Cultural Landscape Foundation

ROLE SUMMARY

The TCLF Executive Director will be responsible for leading the operations of the organization, managing staff, identifying new business opportunities, driving fundraising, building internal and external relationships, reviewing and negotiating contracts, and enhancing the presence of TCLF both locally and nationally. This role will require interacting with the Board of Directors and other critical stakeholders’ groups who influence the overall direction and vision of TCLF.

 

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES

-      Maintain knowledge of TCLF programs, constituents, and areas of expertise

-      Ensure consistent quality of all TCLF functions

-      Ensure rigorous evaluations of programs, programming visuals / graphics, and written content

-      Recommend timelines and resources needed to achieve the strategic goals of the organization

-      Lead, coach, develop, and retain talent

-      Identify program strategy and opportunities

-      Ensure the finances are managed appropriately

-      Ensure TCLF operations are responsibly and sustainably managed

-      Build partnerships in new markets, establishing relationships with the funders and political / community leaders

-      Be a public persona for TCLF’s community programs

-      Publish and communicate national and local program results to serve as a model for regional and national replication

-      Expand fundraising activities

-      Create strategic capital / fundraising plans

-      Engage and involve the Board of Directors in ongoing operations and new opportunities

-      Effectively communicate success metrics to key constituents 

 

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR QUALIFICATIONS

Prior Roles or Experiences

-      Led complex and large fundraising initiatives

-      Has a track record of building strong relationships with donors and other key stakeholders

-      Managed multiple programs in different locations concurrently

-      Led effective expansion of an organization into broader markets

-      Led effective expansion of brand awareness through online / social outlets

Broadening Experiences

-      Has worked closely with board members

-      Demonstrated interest in landscaping architecture / has work experiences in relevant field (strongly preferred)

-      Led and managed employees from diverse backgrounds / contexts

Qualifications

-      University degree (Bachelor’s)

Language Proficiency

-      Full professional proficiency in English required

 

IN ADDITION, AN IDEAL E.D. CANDIDATE WILL DEMONSTRATE LEADERSHIP CAPABILITIES AND POSSESS THE MORE INNATE POTENTIAL CHARACTERISTICS LISTED BELOW:

Leadership Capability  

-      Inspirational Leadership - Getting people to follow you

Demonstrating a clear leadership “brand;” building followership across the organization; motivating and inspiring others; projecting leadership confidence and authority

 

-      Execution - Achieving results through others

Stretching staff performance with a wide range of capabilities; keeping the organization’s performance on track 

 

-      Influence - Persuading and influencing stakeholders 

Getting broad support and buy-in for initiatives by leveraging relationships with senior stakeholders; tailoring approaches to persuade individuals and organizations with competing interests 

 

-      Collaboration - Creating synergies through working in partnership   

Building reciprocal relationships and alliances inside and outside the organization

 

-      Direction - Providing vision and direction    

Creating a shared sense of purpose, direction and priority; keeping diverse teams focused on the same goals

 

-      Business judgment - Showing commercial acumen  

Making judgments on what will maximize the value of the business and its invested capital  

 

-      Competitive Edge - Driving change and disruption  

Innovating and encouraging early adoption of new ideas; pushing the boundaries and challenging the status quo

 

-      Building Talent - Building capability for competitive advantage          

Providing with stretch opportunities for high potential performers; sharing knowledge and experience to help the team develop.

 

Potential Dimension

Change Potential - Comfort in ambiguity while challenging the status quo           

-      Risk-taking: Boldness in the face of ambiguity

-      Experimenting: Passion for innovation and change

-      Challenging: Fearlessness in speaking out

 

Intellectual Potential - Broad thinking coupled with decisive action         

-      Breadth of perspective: Insightful appreciation of any situation

-      Conceptual thinking: Balance of logical and conceptual thinking

-      Decisiveness: Urgency in decision making

 

People Potential - Flexibility when interacting with others

-      Emotional intelligence: Attentiveness to others’ feelings

-      Social flexibility: Adeptness in getting others to like oneself

-      People regard: Optimism in the capability of others

 

Motivational Potential - Confident and driven to succeed           

-      Self-belief: Confidence in taking the lead

-      Drive: Relentless desire to excel

-      Resilience: Mental toughness in difficult times

How To Apply

https://tclf.org/about/employment

Location: 
Washington, DC
Due Date: 
Friday, October 6, 2017
Category: 
Job
Posted by Mary.Fichtner on August 30, 2017 - 9:42am