Thursday, September 9, 2010

Montgomery Parks Foundation Seeks Executive Director

The Montgomery County Parks Foundation seeks a seasoned, accomplished individual with exceptional people skills, significant fund-raising experience, and proven organization-building experience to lead the revitalization of the Foundation, a 501(c)3 organization established to build a broad base of public support for public parks managed by the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission in Montgomery County, Maryland. Montgomery County, Maryland, is widely recognized as having one of the best public park systems in the United States, having received multiple awards and consisting of 34,600 acres (over 10% of the County’s landmass) and 410 parks which enjoy 14,000,000 annual visits. The Foundation offices are located in Silver Spring.

The Foundation’s Strategic Development Plan calls for raising funds through implementation of two primary strategies: 1) Friends of Montgomery Parks membership program, anticipated to generate a broad base of member donors whose dues and other contributions will provide unrestricted funds, and 2) Endowment funding to support Parks maintenance and operations, raised through individual donor development, dedication or park naming opportunities, or other major gifts.

Major areas of responsibility include:
·Provide strategy, leadership and direction for the
major donor and membership programs

·Cultivate and recruit Board members

·Organize and supervise future development staff.

·Serve as the catalyst for enabling the Foundation to
achieve its financial goals

·Establish and maintain positive and productive
relationships with donors, Trust Officers, Estate Planners, volunteers,
employees, stakeholders, government agencies, and local businesses


·Documented success raising funds from membership and
major donor solicitation.

·Success in building or re-building fund-raising

·Montgomery County residency required. Familiarity
with Montgomery Parks preferred.

·Bachelor's degree; Master's degree preferred

·15-20 years of direct fundraising experience with
responsibility for planning, executing and maintaining philanthropic initiatives in a nonprofit

·Strong knowledge of annual fund campaigns, special
events, and corporate partnerships

·Strong written and verbal communication skills

·Certified Fundraising Executive as well as membership
in the Association of Fundraising

Professionals preferred.

To Apply:
A complete application will consist of: 1) a cover letter specifically addressing your qualifications for the position as well as a salary history, and 2) a current resume. In order to be considered, all applications materials must be received no later than September 15. All documents must be in Word or PDF format. Please
send your application materials in a single email to:

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