Executive Director

Employer
City Blossoms
Location
Washington, DC
Posted
Jul 08, 2019
Closes
Jul 20, 2019
Ref
196898205
Industry
Nonprofit
Hours
Full Time
City Blossoms fosters healthy communities through innovative, community-engaging programming and green spaces. Since 2009, City Blossoms has designed, developed, collaborated on, and provided programming or trainings for over 100 projects throughout Washington, DC and nationwide. Through our work with hundreds of community-based organizations, neighborhood groups, schools, and learnings centers, we serve all people, with a particular focus on low-income communities and Latino, African-American, and immigrant youth. We work in neighborhoods where children and youth may not otherwise have access to green space. Washington DC is our home base where we test and innovate new ideas for designing and implementing urban gardens that are communal, educational, artistic expressions of their surroundings. Thousands of participants, from toddlers through teens, have been engaged as cultivators using their creativity, intellect, and energy to shape their communities through fantastic and functional gardens. To disseminate what we learn, City Blossoms develops partnerships with schools and community-based organizations both in our home, Washington DC, and across the country. We accomplish this with a team of knowledgeable educators who share our unique model that interweaves four core elements: healthy living skills, environmental education, artistic expression, and community development. Executive Director City Blossoms * Date Posted July 03, 2019 * Location Washington, DC * Category Education / Nonprofit * Job Type Full-Time Company Description City Blossoms fosters healthy communities through innovative, community-engaging programming and green spaces. Since 2009, City Blossoms has designed, developed, collaborated on, and provided programming or trainings for over 100 projects throughout Washington, DC and nationwide. Through our work with hundreds of community-based organizations, neighborhood groups, schools, and learnings centers, we serve all people, with a particular focus on low-income communities and Latino, African-American, and immigrant youth. We work in neighborhoods where children and youth may not otherwise have access to green space. Washington DC is our home base where we test and innovate new ideas for designing and implementing urban gardens that are communal, educational, artistic expressions of their surroundings. Thousands of participants, from toddlers through teens, have been engaged as cultivators using their creativity, intellect, and energy to shape their communities through fantastic and functional gardens. To disseminate what we learn, City Blossoms develops partnerships with schools and community-based organizations both in our home, Washington DC, and across the country. We accomplish this with a team of knowledgeable educators who share our unique model that interweaves four core elements: healthy living skills, environmental education, artistic expression, and community development. Job Description The Executive Director is responsible for the execution of City Blossoms' mission through the design and management of staff, programs and expansions. Reporting to the Board of Directors, the Executive Director will have both internal and external facing responsibilities. The Executive Director's tasks will range from organizational leadership, administration, finance, board and organizational management, program development, fundraising, relationship development, and communications. ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES 1- Strategy, Vision, and Leadership * Guide the development of City Blossoms' strategic goals and objectives in collaboration with staff and board as well as the overall management of the organization's work plan. 2- Finance and Accounting * Work closely with Director of Operations to create and maintain a healthy financial standing including managing cash flow for the organization, managing relationships with financial institutions and donors, and overseeing the budgeting process. 3- Team Development/Leadership * Through example and team-based activities, promote a culture of support, high performance and continuous improvement that values learning and a commitment to quality, mission and collaboration. * Work to create a healthy, inclusive, diverse, positive internal work culture. 4- Operations and Administration * Support and further develop City Blossoms' systems of policies, internal controls, and procedures around administrative and programmatic operations. * With the Director of Operations and Director of Programming coordinate the creation of quarterly organizational work plans in line with the strategic plan to support the team. 5- Development and Fundraising * Develop and maintain relationships with individual donors, foundations, and local government agencies in line with development strategies; * Understand local and national development trends and funding landscape; * Cultivate relationships with major donors; * Collaborate with Director of Operations on all elements of the planning and execution of donor solicitation, including the end-of-year giving campaign. 6- Program Development * Oversee the design and growth of all five of the organization's programs to ensure their quality, connection to one another, and to the overarching mission; * Oversee the design of program evaluation processes and tools. 7- Representation, Networking, Communications, and Collaboration * Seek out and represent City Blossoms in relevant forums, conferences, and events; * Develop and maintain relationships with outside partners, funders, and other stakeholders; * Oversee the brand of the organization including visual and written representation. Other tasks in line with the essential functions/responsibilities mentioned above may be required. Please reach out to City Blossoms' Director of Operations, Lauren Kruglinski, edapplications@cityblossoms.org, to ask for the full job description. Applicants may also ask for a 15 minute informational interview with a City Blossoms' staff member for more information about the organization. QUALIFICATIONS Experience * Master's degree or minimum of five years professional management experience in the areas of operations, finance, board and leadership support, development and communications, preferably with non-profit organizations; * Proven track record of success facilitating progressive organizational change and development within a grass-roots style growing organization; * Strong experience supporting, mentoring and coaching a team with diverse levels and areas of expertise. Competencies * Ability to work in a highly collaborative, fast-paced, and creative professional setting; * Exceptional written, oral, and presentational communication skills; * Energetic, flexible, collaborative, and proactive; a team leader who can positively and productively impact both strategic and tactical finance and operational initiatives; * Strong interpersonal and active listening skills and the ability to effectively interface with senior management, board of directors, and staff; * Excellent judgment and creative problem-solving skills including negotiation and conflict resolution skills; * Ability to operate as an effective tactical as well as a strategic thinker and leader; * Ability to document and articulate organizations' work and needs to a diverse audience; * Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite and Google Suite cloud storage needed; comfortable Adobe Creative Suite appreciated; * High attention to detail and self-starter mentality; Preferred Skills * Comfortable with some physical tasks, including lifting 20-25 pounds; * Experience with gardening, landscaping and/or nature-based programming; * Experience with conversational Spanish or experience in a multilingual environment. Compensation and Benefits * $68,000 - $78,000 - Dependent on experience. * 10 days paid time off, 20 paid holidays/organizational closings, up to five paid flex days, three family/medical leave days. * Opportunity for flexible schedule and some telecommuting during the winter season. * Medical insurance including some family coverage, with City Blossoms covering 50% of the costs of the insurance package. * Travel benefits * 401K * Professional development funds available. Compensation this position is PAID: salaried, 50k to 100k How to apply Please click here to sign in and view application details. If you are not registered, you'll be prompted to do so. Don't worry, it's free! DeadlineJuly 15, 2019 Apply Now Share this job * Master's degree or minimum of five years professional management experience in the areas of operations, finance, board and leadership support, development and communications, preferably with non-profit organizations; * Proven track record of success facilitating progressive organizational change and development within a grass-roots style growing organization; * Strong experience supporting, mentoring and coaching a team with diverse levels and areas of expertise., * Ability to work in a highly collaborative, fast-paced, and creative professional setting; * Exceptional written, oral, and presentational communication skills; * Energetic, flexible, collaborative, and proactive; a team leader who can positively and productively impact both strategic and tactical finance and operational initiatives; * Strong interpersonal and active listening skills and the ability to effectively interface with senior management, board of directors, and staff; * Excellent judgment and creative problem-solving skills including negotiation and conflict resolution skills; * Ability to operate as an effective tactical as well as a strategic thinker and leader; * Ability to document and articulate organizations' work and needs to a diverse audience; * Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite and Google Suite cloud storage needed; comfortable Adobe Creative Suite appreciated; * High attention to detail and self-starter mentality; Preferred Skills * Comfortable with some physical tasks, including lifting 20-25 pounds; * Experience with gardening, landscaping and/or nature-based programming; * Experience with conversational Spanish or experience in a multilingual environment. * $68,000 - $78,000 - Dependent on experience. * 10 days paid time off, 20 paid holidays/organizational closings, up to five paid flex days, three family/medical leave days. * Opportunity for flexible schedule and some telecommuting during the winter season. * Medical insurance including some family coverage, with City Blossoms covering 50% of the costs of the insurance package. * Travel benefits * 401K * Professional development funds available. Other tasks in line with the essential functions/responsibilities mentioned above may be required. Please reach out to City Blossoms' Director of Operations, Lauren Kruglinski, edapplications@cityblossoms.org, to ask for the full job description. Applicants may also ask for a 15 minute informational interview with a City Blossoms' staff member for more information about the organization.

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