The Executive Director is a Christian of high moral and ethical character responsible for the management of Seamark Ranch. He/she is responsible for overseeing the development and execution of all Seamark programs, policies and procedures. He/she is the primary point of contact with public and private agencies, media, foundations, businesses, civic clubs and religious organizations. The Executive Director also works closely with the Board of Directors, Executive and Development Committees of the Board, and development and marketing staff to oversee a comprehensive, growth oriented fund raising plan which includes but is not limited to:
• Identification, cultivation, solicitation and appreciation of individual donors/major gifts.
• Corporate partnerships
• Church partnerships
• Foundation grants
• Planned giving
• Special events
Essential duties and responsibilities
Business/Organizational • Together with the Finance Committee, Development Committee and Chairman of the Board of Directors, provide input to the strategic planning process to meet operating and capital needs for Seamark Ranch, both short and long term. Work closely to set and reach annual and strategic financial goals. • Works in conjunction with the Board, staff and committees to establish and maintain a consistent mission and vision for Seamark Ranch. Along with the Board, staff and committees, represents and articulates Seamark Ranch’s mission and vision at public functions, tours, visits and to internal and external stakeholders. • Submits an annual budget to the Board of Directors that complies with our debtfree policy. Program Oversight • Assures accountability for child care and all related programs. Is committed to a transformational model of care, as opposed to a custodial model. o Ensures Seamark Ranch’s compliance not only with federal, state and local laws and regulations, but also safety, ethical standards and Biblical principles. o Analyzes spiritual beliefs/doctrines to which the children will be exposed to make sure they are solid Biblically and are in the best interests of the children. • Delegates responsibilities to appropriate staff to allow for effective operation of the child care, administration, school, farm and physical facility. • Oversees construction of new facilities and development of Seamark Ranch. Human Resources • Sets policy and procedures. • Provides the program directors with guidelines in hiring, management, and termination of staff. Sets salary guidelines. • Perform performance evaluations of all Directors and employees reporting directly to the Executive Director. • Appoints program directors (or any other staff) to assume any of his/her administrative duties and authority in his/her absence
• Ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community. • Good written and oral communication skills with excellent listening skills. Good presentation skills. Comfortable making presentations to groups of all sizes at all levels within organizations and constituencies. • Good computer skills for research, communication, reports, etc. PC and Microsoft Office experience preferred. • Ability to use machinery/software programs to create and deliver group presentations.
Education and Experience
Education and Experience • Bachelor's Degree in a relevant area of study such as Social Work, Child Psychology, Sociology, Family Therapy, Education or related field plus (5) years of relevant business experience in the area of Finance, Sales and Marketing, Communications, Public Relations, Non-profit Management/Development, Education or Social Work, two of which involve supervisory experience. OR • Bachelor's Degree in the area of Social Sciences, Childhood Education, or Finance, Business, Marketing, Communications, Non-profit Management, Public Administration or related field plus five (5) years of experience in the field of child care, two of which involve experience. Communication and Technological
Commensurate with experience