THE MARYLAND-NATIONAL CAPITAL PARK & PLANNING COMMISSION
invites applications for the position of:
Park Foundation / Term Contract Department Program Manager
(Working Title: Executive Director)
Montgomery County Department of Parks
(Position #14062, Grade EJ/32)
Salary Range:$77,991 - $133,379
($37.50 - $64.12) per hour
The Montgomery Parks Foundation is seeking an experienced nonprofit leader as Executive Director of the Foundation, a 501(c)(3) organization that advocates for and raises funds to enhance the quality of Montgomery County, Maryland parks. The Executive Director reports to a volunteer citizen board of trustees, supervises a small staff, and maintains a close, supportive relationship with the Department of Parks and the Montgomery County Planning Board of the Maryland-National Capital Parks and Planning Commission (M-NCPPC), six-time National Recreation and Parks Association Gold Medal Award Winner. The successful candidate will have a Bachelor’s Degree, strong oral and written communication skills, at least six years of experience with increasing responsibilities in management of nonprofit organizations, a demonstrated record of successful fundraising and financial management, and a reputation for integrity and ethical and transparent relationships with colleagues, staff, board members, and donors. CFRE (preferred) or other evidence of fund-raising competence should be provided. Because the position requires frequent meetings and travel throughout the county an intimate knowledge of its park system is critical to the success of the Executive Director. Compensation will be based on qualifications. Annual base salary range is $77,991 - $133,379. Benefit package summary includes Deferred Compensation IRC 457 plan (ICMA) /Traditional and Roth IRAs, Health Insurance Plans, Flexible Spending Accounts, and Leave Programs.
A letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and three references with personal knowledge of professional performance, should be emailed to the search committee MCP-ParksCareers@montgomeryparks.org with “MPF Executive Director Search” on the subject line. Applications will be accepted until the position has been filled.
Examples of Important Duties:
Plan, coordinate and supervise administrative functions for the Montgomery Parks Foundation.
Supervise four professional staff, including personnel actions; training and development; counseling and discipline; observance of Foundation policies and procedures; and performance evaluation.
Maintain a close working relationship with the Montgomery County Director of Parks and the Montgomery Parks Foundation Board of Trustees.
Work parks department managers, interagency teams, and Friend’s Groups to identify funding opportunities and resolve problems.
Develop and administer the Advocacy Program, engaging Montgomery County residents to support the Parks Department budget and Mission.
Manage the foundation’s fundraising programs and capital campaigns, corporate sponsorships, tributes, annual giving programs, grants and membership drives.
Administer contracts and disbursements.
Prepare and present project descriptions, strategic plans for fund development programs.
Coordinate and present foundation and committee agendas.
Foster and maintain effective relationships with board members, donors, stakeholders, volunteers, Commission staff, community leaders, government agencies, elected officials and government agencies.
Manage Foundation publications, media relations, and marketing activities.
Build and maintain collaborative working relationships with a wide variety of internal and external stakeholders.
Minimum Qualifications (MQs):
Bachelor's Degree in Human Resource Management, Finance, Business Administration, Public Administration or any related field.
Six (6) years of progressively responsible experience that includes substantive work in the range of duties and responsibilities in this class specification.
An equivalent combination of education and experience may be substituted, which together total 10 years.
Works in an office setting; may work, outdoors briefly on an incidental basis. Work is primarily sedentary and requires very light to light physical effort. May be subject to various job demands such as high volume of work and light deadlines.
Additional Salary Information: A Contract employee is regularly scheduled to work a minimum of thirty (30) hours, and a maximum of thirty-seven and one-half (37.5) hours, per week. Contract employees are paid hourly.
Additional Salary Information: A contract employee is regularly scheduled to work a minimum of thirty (30) hours, and a maximum of thirty-seven and one-half (37.5) hours per week.
Internal Number: 14062
About MONTGOMERY COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF PARKS
About M-NCPPC, Montgomery County Department of Parks
The Maryland-National Capital Park & Planning Commission (The Commission) is a bi-county agency serving Montgomery County and Prince George's County, both surrounding Washington, D. C. It is empowered by the State of Maryland in 1927 to acquire, develop, maintain and administer a regional system of parks within Montgomery and Prince George’s Counties, and to provide land use planning for the physical development of Prince George’s and Montgomery counties. The Commission consists of ten members-five from each county. The Commission coordinates and acts collectively on regional and administrative issues, and divides into two respective Planning Boards to conduct all other matters. Organizationally there are seven departments. In Montgomery County, these are the Department of Parks and the Department of Planning; in Prince George's County these are the Department of Parks & Recreation, and the Department of Planning. The Human Resources and Management, Finance, and Legal departments comprise the Central Administrative Services unit that supports operations in both counties along with the Office of Inspector General, the Office of Chief Information Officer, and Merit System Board.