Ray of Hope Cancer Foundation
Job posted on:
10 Jun 2019
Job starts on:
01 Aug 2019
1385 S. Colorado Blvd., Suite 714, Denver, Colorado 80222
Desired Skills & Experience:
• Proven ability to lead with an inclusive, collaborative, and transparent style, with a personal commitment to high ethical standards and integrity.
• Preferred but not required: five or more years of senior nonprofit management experience, including direct experience in leading, working for, or volunteering with small nonprofit organizations (less than five staff members).
• A track record of proven success in developing and implementing fundraising strategies and managing donor relations, including the ability to confidently ask individuals for large and small donations.
• Financial management skills, including hands-on experience with budget preparation, financial statement preparation, monitoring, analysis, decision-making, and reporting.
• Track record of innovative, entrepreneurial thinking and strong problem-solving skills.
• Strong organizational abilities including planning, delegating, program development, and timeline management.
• Ability to collaborate with, engage, inspire, and motivate staff, board members, volunteers, and donors.
• Strong communication skills, including the ability to develop compelling written materials, communicate with a wide variety of stakeholders, speak in public on the organization’s behalf, and serve as the primary spokesperson for the organization.
• Management experience, including the ability to supervise, mentor, coach, and collaborate with a staff team.
• Strong computer skills are required.
• Bilingual in Spanish is preferred.
• A master’s degree is preferred.
General Job Description:
Application Instructions: To apply, please send your cover letter and resume to rayofhopeED@gmail.com. In your cover letter, please address the following two items: 1) your interest in or personal connection to the ROHCF’s mission, and 2) your specific experience in leading, working for, or volunteering with a small nonprofit organization. The review of applications will start on Monday, June 24 and will be ongoing until the position is filled.
Overview of the Executive Director Position: The Executive Director is responsible for overseeing ROHCF’s fundraising, programs, and strategic plan in partnership with two other staff members, board members, and volunteers. Other key duties include communications, community relations, financial management, and working with the Board of Directors. The Executive Director manages a total operating budget around $600,000 and assets of $2.5 million.
Strong candidates for this position will be entrepreneurial self-starters with proven experience maintaining and growing a thriving organization. This position requires the ability to manage multiple roles and responsibilities, ranging from day-to-day operations to big picture vision work. Ideal applicants will have a strong background in fund development (specifically with individual donor fundraising and events), organizational strategy development and implementation, and serving as the public face of an organization. Because a three-person staff oversees the organization’s day-to-day operations, experience and comfort with leading, working for, or volunteering with a small nonprofit organization is important for success in this position. Specific responsibilities will include:
Fund Development & Communications:
• Expanding ROHCF’s fundraising programs and revenue base, including developing an annual fundraising plan, coordinating the implementation of the fundraising plan, developing new revenue generation strategies, growing ROHCF’s individual donor program (including directly asking for gifts from individuals and organizations), and evaluating the on-going success of the organization’s fund development activities.
• Overseeing and being engaged in the implementation of ROHCF’s annual fundraising events, plus supporting and attending frequent third-party fundraising events. ROHCF’s current fundraising events include the Annual Awards Breakfast, Masquerade for Hope, and Colorado Gives Day.
• Developing and implementing the organization’s marketing and communication strategy, including design and writing.
• Providing oversight of the organization’s financial management practices and monitoring the organization’s financial health in partnership with the staff and board of directors.
• Ensuring the fiscal integrity of ROHCF, including development and oversight of the annual budget, plus preparation of timely, accurate monthly financial statements, being engaged with the annual audit process, and adhering to established financial management policies and practices.
• Monitoring the endowment fund in collaboration with the board treasurer and the organization’s financial advisor.
• Operating ROHCF within the approved budget, monitoring cash flow, and maintaining the organization in a positive financial position.
• Reporting to and working closely with the Board of Directors on governance, policy decisions, organizational strategy, fundraising, and increasing the overall visibility of the organization.
• Communicating effectively with the Board and providing, in a timely and accurate manner, all information necessary for the Board to function properly and to make informed decisions.
• Helping to organize board/committee meetings and assisting with board recruitment.
• Soliciting advice and guidance, when appropriate, from the full board or individual members.
Organization Mission, Strategy, and Leadership:
• Leading ROHCF in a manner that supports the organization’s mission as defined by the Board.
• Overseeing the implementation and evaluation of ROHCF’s programs to ensure that they are effective in carrying out the organization’s mission and advancing health equity.
• In partnership with the board and staff, developing, implementing, and evaluating a strategic plan to ensure that ROHCF is successfully fulfilling its mission now and into the future. This responsibility includes prioritizing organizational goals and maintaining focus on key objectives.
• Serving as ROHCF’s primary spokesperson to the organization’s constituents, the media, and the general public, along with representing the organization across Colorado at community and civic events, professional association meetings, with ROHCF’s partner organizations, and within Colorado’s oncology community to help ensure that ROHCF is a visible, well-respected organization.
• Actively pursuing collaboration opportunities and partnerships, including potential acquisitions/mergers, to enhance ROHCF’s effectiveness and ability to implement its mission.
• Ensuring that ROHCF is a stable, well-run organization from day to day.
• Hiring, retaining, supervising, and collaborating with a competent, qualified staff and providing the leadership to create a culture that is welcoming, supportive, and inclusive.
• Ensuring that ROHCF maintains effective employment and administrative policies and procedures for all functions and for the day-to-day operation of the organization.
• Overseeing vendor relations, including review, approval, and monitoring of contracts for services.
Compensation and Benefits: Ray of Hope Cancer Foundation offers a competitive salary and benefits package, including health insurance, retirement contributions, Aflac cancer policy, and flexible time off. The salary range for this position is between $80,000 - $100,000, depending on experience and qualifications. The Executive Director is required to attend some ROHCF events on nights and weekends. Additionally, the position allows for some scheduling flexibility with the option of working from home at times.