Valley Behavioral Health
Salt Lake City, Utah
Field of Interest
Valley Foundation is seeking a hands-on, engaged leader as their Executive Director. The Executive Director reports directly to the Valley Foundation Board and provides management level leadership for development and implementation of fundraising programs to ensure a diverse revenue stream such as: annual campaigns, memorials, corporate sponsorship and other corporate gifts, major and planned gifts and special events.
The Executive Director will collaborate with Valley Foundation’s Board on prospective donor cultivation, solicitation strategies and actions to maximize fund-development opportunities. Develop fundraising goals for special events, recruit corporate sponsors to support special events, plan and direct all logistical aspects of special events. Collaborate to identify and solicit private foundation non-restricted grants and restricted program grants. Build understanding for Valley, its research, programs and services in all communications with current and potential donors.
The Executive Director is responsible to supervise, mentor, evaluate and support fundraising staff. The Executive Director will cultivate prospects and current donors in the areas of major gifts, planned giving and corporations to advocate for Valley. And finally, the Executive Director will review and monitor revenue accounting and reporting systems in a timely manner to the Valley Foundation Board.
The mission of Valley Foundation is to strengthen Valley Behavioral Health by providing resources to over 60 essential behavioral health programs, education to the general public and support to the families of Valley clients. Valley Foundation cultivates an environment that promotes the emotional, physical and social well-being of those at Valley.
- Lead a collaborative process with the Board of Directors and its committees, executing decisions effectively and ensuring that the Board of Directors and its committees are informed of critical developments in a timely and effective manner.
- Collaborate closely with the Board of Directors and staff to create vision as well as execute and expand upon the strategic plan and budget.
- Continue to support the development and cultivation of a strong Board of Directors and Advisory Board, representative of the diverse community. Additionally, willing to lead and contribute to the development of the programs and play an integral role in developing prospects, cultivating major donors and funding agencies.
- Direct administrative personnel to ensure that the organization is effectively structured and staffed with competent employees.
- Lead, motivate, manage and develop staff to invoke passion about the mission of Valley Foundation and foster an environment committed to continuous improvement.
- Manage and implement an effective performance management system for all employees which will include setting objectives and evaluation on an annual basis.
- Manage and direct a comprehensive fund development plan that identifies prospects and donors and enhances the short and long term diversified funding base.
- Continue to raise the public profile of Valley by serving as the spokesperson and advocate for the Agency, as well as being a visible, visionary and influential leader and fundraiser in the community.
- Guide the increased awareness and impact of the organization, clearly articulating its mission, vision, programs, and strategic direction.
- Continuously assess community needs, evaluating partnership opportunities to promote programs uniquely suited to the mission.
- Direct the development and execution of the annual marketing, PR, and outreach plan with a vision of Valley Foundation’s mission.
- Encourage and support staff development and conduct periodic reviews of staff on a routine basis
- Set Agenda and host monthly board meetings with direction from the Board Director
- Serve as an Ad Hoc member of Executive Leadership Team
- Attend Valley Behavioral Health monthly board meetings
- Lead long and short term planning that continues to refine the direction of the foundation. Be accountable for managing and executing organizational goals and doing so inside the approved budgets.
- Report to board of directors on budgets, strategy and overall foundation health
- Ensure fiduciary responsibility, sound financial management, and financial accountability for contributions, income, and all other Valley Foundation assets.
- Execute all other reasonable duties as assigned by the Board of Directors.
- Passion for Valley Foundation’s mission.
- Imagination, vision, leadership, and integrity.
- A minimum of 5-7 years of non-profit experience, with increasing levels of responsibility and management of staff, preferably with direct stewardship of Boards of Directors.
- A minimum of 5 years of a demonstrated professional fundraising background and/or a proven track record. Also 3 years leadership experience in fundraising using diversified fund development programs.
- Experience leading a complex organization through significant growth and/or change.
- Understanding the importance of the organization and its volunteers have in their local communities.
- Ability to work effectively with diverse constituencies, including key community leaders and organizations.
- A demonstrated ability to plan and operate strategically, to build public support, to strengthen infrastructure, to inspire staff and the Board of Directors, and to develop effective programs.
- Exceptional financial, organizational, and administrative skills.
- Excellent knowledge of fiscal management, budgeting, and cash flow management.
- The ability to plan, set goals and objectives, organize, and follow through.
- A strong interpersonal and communication skill set, and demonstrated ability to work effectively with and gain the respect and support of varied and changing constituencies, including staff, Board members, potential donors, volunteers, and others.
- Ability to juggle many responsibilities at once and to operate both independently and with the flexibility to be part of a team.
- Computer literate: Knowledge of Word and Excel and ability to learn database software.
- Bachelor’s degree required, with an advanced degree preferred.
The ideal candidate will demonstrate the following capabilities:
- Commitment to the mission of Valley Foundation, with the credibility and persuasiveness to secure support from others.
- A manager who leads by example and exemplifies the values and ethics of the organization.
- An organized individual with strong creative and conceptual skills.
- A hands-on, engaged leader who functions effectively without being autocratic or political; must be a team player who is inclusive, flexible, creative, energetic, and fair minded.
- A decisive and resourceful individual with the willingness to accept responsibility and take charge of results, and is able to work successfully with limited resources.
- A self-starter who is confident enough to express opinions, forging ahead when appropriate and holding back when necessary, and sensitive to the feelings and opinions of others.
- An energetic person who is emotionally mature and dependable; a collegial individual
- Travel and occasional weekend days and evenings required
February 24, 2014