The Executive Director is responsible for the leadership and management of the Foundation to support its charge to honor the legacy of Sam and Alfreda Maloof by conserving, maintaining and enhancing the Foundation's collections, buildings, and grounds, and making them available to the public.
The scope of responsibility will include overall Foundation operations, financial planning, excellence in the Foundations artistic and educational endeavors, external and community relations, fundraising, as well as administrative management. The Executive Director will be a relationship builder who maintains a high professional profile, and who is able to access financial resources and develop collaborative efforts with other organizations, public and private.† Reporting to the Board of Directors, the Executive Director will be responsible for the fulfillment of the Foundations mission, vision, and goals. The Executive Director supervises a small staff, including interns, consultants and volunteers.† The annual budget is approximately $500,000.† The Foundation has approximately 300 members.
Prepare and implement a comprehensive balanced development plan that successfully achieves fundraising goals and establishes long-term financial stability.
Attract new supporters while maintaining strong relationships with existing donors/members.
Develop and manage the annual budget, working with the Treasurer, to achieve annual goals and outcomes, ensure accountability, and provide for the ongoing financial health of the organization.
Oversee a visionary conservation/historic preservation program for the on-going inventory, maintenance and care of the Maloof historic compound, including the art collection.
Plan, schedule and manage a growing variety of programs.
Serve as the Foundations liaison for internal constituencies and external partnerships.
Implement communications, public relations and promotion of the Foundation's activities through media and printed materials.
Maintain relations with community partners, including the City of Rancho Cucamonga and/or other surrounding jurisdictions and institutions.
Organize and facilitate Board and Committee meetings in coordination with Executive Committee and other committee chairs.
Maintain a mutually supportive relationship with Sam Maloof Woodworker, Inc
Goals and Expectations
The Executive Director will work with the Board to implement action plans as set forth in the Board approved 2012 Strategic Plan and assess their outcomes. Key strategies include:† Increasing financial support; improving the governance and management; growth in staff and volunteers; expansion of the audience in activities; and continued responsibilities for the collections.
A Masters Degree or equivalent experience is desired.
Five years of historic site management and/or museum management experience for a cultural institution with demonstrated record of inspirational leadership, effective management, and fundraising.
Finely honed artistic vision and aesthetic sensibilities.
A background in planning and program development; practical experience in establishing and measuring programmatic goals and objectives.
The ability to communicate persuasively, orally and in writing, the importance of philanthropy and the fund-raising goals to individuals, groups, corporate leaders, and foundations.
Demonstrated ability to envision and articulate future directions to meet the needs of multiple programs.
A willingness to become acquainted with and invested in the history, mission, philosophy and values of the Foundation.
Unquestionable integrity and strong sense of professional ethics that engender trust and respect with the constituents of the Foundation and the communities it serves.
Proven success establishing and maintaining productive personal relationships with prospective and active funders, constituents, peer organizations, governing board, and the public.
Ability to maintain senses of humor, grace, balance, and perspective.