Position Summary: Plans, develops, articulates and implements the vision, objectives and policies of the organization in accordance with directives from the Board of Trustees and in accordance with the mission of the institution. This person will be responsible for the overall financial health and performance of the organization. The president/ CEO plays a leadership role in representing Crow Canyon to the outside world, including the development of major donor and trustee prospects.
Education and/or Experience:
Master’s degree and more than 10 years of related experience in senior management; in-depth knowledge of profit and/or not-for-profit operations and functions; and fund-raising principles, strategies, and methods is required, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. This position requires in-depth knowledge of profit and/or not-for-profit operations and functions, and fund-raising principles, strategies, and methods
Doctoral degree (Ph.D.) preferred. Professional background in anthropology, archaeology, science, or education is desirable.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
- Communicate the mission, values, and vision of Crow Canyon, both internally and externally, through interaction with staff at all levels, donors and prospective donors, professional partners and colleagues, the media, and the general public.
- Responsible for leading Crow Canyon in its organizational development, growth, and succession plan.
- Responsible for the leadership, management, and performance of the organization, including organizational structure, work environment, and core competencies. The president and CEO is responsible for:
- the proper allocation of resources, thereby ensuring operational efficiency, risk and financial management, and the safeguarding of the organization’s assets
- the overall financial performance of the organization through oversight of the budgeting process and the monitoring of fund-raising and operating results
- understanding Crow Canyon’s programs and assuring that managers in various functional areas are accountable for program quality, support efficient and cooperative processes for program delivery, monitor staff performance, plan future program development, and conduct technology, customer-service, and competitive-environment assessments
- managing personnel to ensure that individuals, departments, and functional areas are aligned with the organization’s mission and strategy; includes responsibility for the performance of direct reports
- assuring compliance with all federal, state, and local regulations and for the enforcement of operating standards related to Crow Canyon’s status as a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization and licensed child-care camp
- assuring compliance with all internal policies and procedures
- Responsible for establishing and managing an effective fund-raising organization to advance Crow Canyon through development and fund-raising activities.
- Responsible for personally cultivating a minimum number of major donors and donor prospects each year (with a minimum number of face-to-face contacts) and “closing” major gifts.
- Responsible for Board of Trustee development, including identifying and cultivating board prospects and encouraging trustee participation and support.
- Leads efforts to develop collaborative relationships with peer institutions; includes identifying new opportunities for collaboration and involving the Board of Trustees in such relationships.
- Responsible for strategic planning and development, preparing Crow Canyon for the delivery of its mission in the future.
- Provides opportunities for professional development, and management training.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
This position requires in-depth knowledge of:
Profit and/or not-for-profit operations and functions, and fund-raising principles, strategies, and methods
This position requires a working knowledge or understanding of:
Archaeology, anthropology, science, or education fields and matters relevant to American Indians
Communication and interpersonal relations
Marketing and sales principles
Excellent skills are required in the following areas:
Leadership, management, and decision making
Relationship development and collaboration
Public speaking and presentation
Written and oral communications
Demonstrated ability in the following areas:
Successful management of an organization of similar or larger size
Willingness to change the status quo through innovation and creativity
Working in a team environment
Successfully managing change
Creating a climate of trust
Fostering confidence while setting the example for others to follow
Inspiring stakeholders to share a common commitment and purpose