Collaborates with the Board to achieve Foundation’s mission and implement its business and strategic plans.
Develops and manages programs to ensure the financial integrity of the organization.
Responsible for the fiscal condition of Elings Park, which includes preparation and submission of a proposed annual budget and monthly financial statements.
Responsible for implementation of operating and capital budgets, as well as, management of capital campaigns, fundraising projects, and associated initiatives.
Responsible for fundraising and development of financial resources necessary to support Elings Park’s operating and capital budgets.
Responsible for execution of documents, agreements, and other instruments on behalf of the Foundation.
Collaborates with the Board of Directors and its committees.
Supervises the execution and administration of the Park’s operating budgets, capital improvements and maintenance schedules.
Coordinates recreational, athletic, and educational activities and programs.
Seeks to establish creative methods for offering conservation, restoration and community engagement projects.
Develops goals, objectives, policies and operating procedures as necessary.
Serves as primary liaison to local governments, foundations, athletic organizations, as well as community, homeowner groups and the public.
Selects, manages, directs and supervises Park staff.
Implements management practices that promote sustainability and appreciate the ecological value of Elings Park.
Sales, Events and Marketing Manager
Recommend and achieve annual business plans, including development of membership campaigns and sales initiatives.
Plan and direct all revenue generating enterprises for the park, including individual memberships, corporate pledges, donor packages, and sponsorship programs.
Recognize sales trends and prepare strategies to guide park operations accordingly.
Develop customer engagement and membership programs using a data driven approach to recruitment and increasing the Park’s donor base.
Evaluate sales operations to determine competitiveness with industry trends.
Cultivate relationships with new and existing partners to increase sales, memberships, fundraising and entrepreneurial projects.
Any combination of formal education equivalent to a bachelor’s degree.
Five or more year’s senior nonprofit paid management experience.
Five or more years paid experience in public facility management.
Budget management skills, including budget preparation, analysis, and reporting.
Strong organizational ability including planning, delegating, program development.
Demonstrated success marketing and promoting a nonprofit entity
Knowledge of fundraising strategies and donor relations unique to nonprofit sector.
Skilled at collaborating and motivating board members and volunteers
Strong written and verbal communication skills.
Ability to interface and engage diverse volunteer and donor groups.
Demonstrated ability to direct, manage and supervise staff.
Effective public speaking ability.
The ideal candidate will have significant experience in leading and managing organizations similar to the Elings Park Foundation, which should include direct involvement in day-to-day operational management, development and maintenance of public facilities. Position requires performing a variety of professional, administrative, and programmatic tasks on a daily basis.
Demonstrated success planning and coordinating with staff many special events, projects and activities involving volunteers and other interested parties.
Ability to serve as the Park's liaison to the Board of Directors, standing committees, local governments, external organizations, and the public.
Knowledge of principles and practices of managing public facilities and open space.
Well versed in management practices that promote sustainability and natural resources conservation.
Skilled in public program and project management.
Expertise in maintenance, construction, and repair of public recreational facilities.
Knowledge of principles and practices of customer service.
Knowledge of principles and practices of staff supervision.
Comfortable developing public recreation, athletic, and conservation programming.
About Non Profit Organization
Elings Park is an urban park that serves over 200,000 visitors annually. It is one of Santa Barbara’s favorite recreation and natural areas. EPF’s mission is to create a park that encourages healthy lifestyles and offers all generations an opportunity to play or compete, while appreciating the natural beauty and open spaces of Las Positas Canyon.
50 years ago, a motivated group of public officials, community and local business leaders committed themselves to the transformation of a municipal landfill into a major recreational facility and public open space. This partnership executed a capital campaign that built a park that opened to the public in 1985. In addition, the Foundation raised funds in the 1990’s to acquire an adjacent 130 acre parcel that doubled the size of Elings Park.
Today, this public space is the centerpiece or hub of an accessible public landscape assembled at the southern end of Las Positas Canyon along Arroyo Burro Creek and the Pacific Ocean. EPF is particularly proud that the Park’s operations have always been privately funded through user fees, donations, and grants.