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CHELSEA’S LIGHT FOUNDATION – EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
ABOUT CHELSEA’S LIGHT FOUNDATION
Based in San Diego, Chelsea’s Light Foundation was created in 2010 by Kelly and Brent in honor of their daughter Chelsea King. The mission of the volunteer-driven organization is to protect the joy and innocence of childhood, through the power of an engaged community. Chelsea’s Light Foundation is committed to expanding Chelsea’s Law to all states, reporting on the usage and implementation of Chelsea’s Law in California, and awarding college scholarships to service-minded high school students.
The Executive Director (ED) will execute the overall strategic vision of the Board of Directors and will be tasked with operational responsibility for Chelsea’s Light Foundation to ensure the Foundation’s expansion and execution of its mission.
The Executive Director is accountable to the Board of Directors of both Chelsea’s Light and Chelsea’s Shield for the day to day management of expanding our reach through implementation of our programs.
- Forge a positive, trusting working relationship with key volunteers and the Board of Directors, maintain ongoing communication with the Board on all matters affecting the Foundation.
- Create a meaningful and feasible operation plan.
- Plan for and supervise the implementation of programs that will successfully achieve the foundation’s overall mission to protect children.
- Engage in regular open dialogue with the Board, recommending strategies and plans, and communicating the support needed to achieve objectives.
- Create meaningful messages and social media campaigns that reflect the work, outcomes and needs of CLF to inspire action and support. Oversee the creation of a comprehensive marketing plan and materials.
- Partner with the Board to develop and maintain a sound financial position, including fundraising. The ED will manage the foundation in a fiscally responsible manner, taking into consideration the additional financial implications of developing new programming.
- Establish and maintain solid working relationships and cooperative arrangements with organizational stakeholders and community groups, serving as primary day to day leader in order to build trust and inspire support for the organization.
- Generate interest and excitement around our existing programs that will inspire and motivate Changemakers, communities, the Board and the public to support our mission. The ED will identify and encourage opportunities that advance our foundation’s profile and reputation.
- Manage, motivate, nurture, and evaluate event committees and volunteers. The ED will delegate appropriate responsibility and accountability among volunteers.
- Develop, oversee and implement major fundraising events including our annual Finish Chelsea’s Run 5k as well as our Home Run for Chelsea baseball tournament to meet and exceed revenue goals.
- Develop a process of Board development as existing members term out. Additionally, create an Advisory Board made up of key stake holders.
The ED will be thoroughly committed to Chelsea’s Light Foundation’s mission. All candidates should have proven leadership and relationship management experience. Concrete demonstrable experience and other qualifications include:
- An undergraduate degree in nonprofit management, business, public administration, or a related field. Advanced degree and/or professional development is preferred.
- A minimum of three years of non-profit leadership experience in a highly functional role at a non-profit organization.
- Excited and comfortable with the opportunity to plan for and expand an organization, acting both as leader of the organization in the community and internal manager.
- An understanding of nonprofit administration, including financial management and budgeting, board relationships, volunteer development, Board development, and resource management.
- Ability to work independently and clearly articulate needs for support to the Board of Directors.
- Strong relationship-building experience, savvy and sensitivity.
- Non-profit related experience should include fundraising, program development and implementation.
- Strong interpersonal and written/verbal communication skills; a persuasive and passionate communicator with strong marketing and public relations experience.
- Computer literacy essential.
- Working knowledge of social media.
- Experience in the San Diego non-profit and business community.
- Excellent organizational and time management skills.
- Ability to manage media relations, with occasional print and camera interface.
- Ability to embody the core values of the Foundation and an unwavering commitment to its mission to protect children through community engagement.
Base Salary range of $50,000-65,000 annually with an aggressive bonus structure available. Compensation commensurate with qualifications and experience
Please send resume, cover letter and salary requirements to firstname.lastname@example.org