The Westminster Legacy Foundation is currently seeking an Executive Director. Job qualifications and criteria are below. To apply for the position, please visit the City of Westminster’s website by clicking here.

The Executive Director will lead the coordination of special events, sponsorships and underwriting, and support the Westminster Legacy Foundation mission at community events through speaking opportunities. The Executive Director will lead the change to accomplish the vision of transitioning the primary source of funds from events to individual and corporate donors and is responsible for all aspects of engaging, stewarding and soliciting relationships to cultivate and expand the donor base of the Westminster Legacy Foundation. This position will generate, plan, organize and coordinate opportunities to increase funding and maximize revenue. It is responsible for developing and growing relationships with donors and strategic partners. The Executive Director is responsible for the planning and implementation of marketing/branding/visibility plans and initiatives using electronic and printed materials, social media and communications to media outlets. This position will develop and maintain community outreach with the public and business community. The incumbent in this position is expected to reach the annual fund raising goals established by the Legacy Foundation. The Executive Director is the only position funded by the foundation and is solely responsible for all duties and responsibilities.

In order to be considered for this position, all candidates must attach to the online application, a cover letter and resume (maximum of two pages).

ORGANIZATIONAL COMPETENCIES AND CULTURAL VALUES/GENERAL COMPETENCIES

The mission of every employee at the City of Westminster is to deliver exceptional value and quality of life through SPIRIT. Each employee is measured by the ability to adhere to the City’s core values of Service, Pride, Integrity, Responsibility, Innovation, and Teamwork.

Westminster Legacy Foundation
The Westminster Legacy Foundation (WLF), established in 2000, is a 501(c) (3) not-for-profit working in partnership with the City of Westminster in support of community goals and initiatives. WLF cultivates resources to strengthen services, programs and projects in Westminster that would not be possible without the Foundation’s support. Current priorities include a signature endeavor that enhances the City’s strategic goal of being more environmentally responsible for the signature project and providing financial support to non-profit organizations that enrich the community.

This position also supports the goals of the City of Westminster by playing a vital role in providing an exceptional quality of life for citizens.

Every employee is accountable to:

  • Demonstrate a high level of customer service; encourage others to focus on the customer; foster an environment where customer service is a priority
  • Communicate with customers to ensure that where possible they are satisfied and that their needs are being addressed; solicit and evaluate customer feedback
  • Act as an ambassador by understanding and fostering the organization’s mission and vision
  • Exhibit pride in self, the department, the city, and the community; conduct self in a professional manner
  • Demonstrate integrity and build trust through credibility, reliability, commitment, loyalty and ethical behavior
  • Address difficult or contentious issues in a constructive manner
  • Support/promote change; demonstrate flexibility and takes calculated risks when appropriate
  • Participate in personal growth opportunities and attend trainings designed to enhance capacity to bring new skills and ideas to the job and the organization
  • Work to continuously improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the service or product being delivered
  • Demonstrate support for team efforts by accepting new roles and responsibilities, and helping others achieve objectives
  • Value diversity; demonstrate an awareness of differences; demonstrate sensitivity and adapt behaviors and communication to accommodate these differences

GENERAL COMPETENCIES

Citywide – Every employee in this position is accountable to:

  • Establish effective interpersonal relationships through honest, open communication and follow-through on commitments
  • Recognize personal strengths and weaknesses and target areas for personal self-development
  • Demonstrate initiative in performing job tasks
  • Exhibit problem-solving skills leading to sound judgment and quality decisions
  • Achieve goals, handle assigned workload and new assignments effectively; demonstrate an ability to work independently
  • Communicate effectively with individuals and groups using clear and concise verbal and written communications
  • Demonstrate accountability for work and take ownership in job performance
  • Demonstrate concern for the accuracy and quality of work; take steps to correct mistakes and improve the overall product

Job Specific – Every employee in this position must be able to:

  • Work on several projects simultaneously and adapt rapidly to changing priorities
  • Think creatively and take the initiative in planning and implementing assigned projects
  • Attend a variety of meetings and functions
  • Make sound judgments
  • Express ideas clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing
  • Assemble, organize and present in oral or written form the statistical, financial, and factual information derived from a variety of sources
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with staff at all levels of the organization and members of the Board of Directors
  • Display a professional demeanor at all times
  • Work as part of a team as well as independently
  • Work collaboratively with internal departments and external partners
  • Demonstrate strong research and analytical skills
  • Demonstrate skill with fund raising and database management
  • Demonstrate a strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office including word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint

Leadership – Every employee in this position is accountable to:

  • Foster a participatory organizational climate that is open, positive, reinforcing, and supportive
  • Demonstrate leadership and courage by making or supporting decisions that reflect the organizational mission and goals even when the decision may be unpopular to some
  • Demonstrate collaboration and conflict resolution skills with other departments and employees

JOB SPECIFIC FUNCTIONS

Essential Job Functions, Duties, Responsibilities and Tasks
1.   Generate Revenue:

  • Raise funds to meet annual budget goals
  • Develop, implement and sustain successful fund raising practices including individual, group and corporate giving, strategic partnerships, endowment funds, annual campaigns, donations, grants and successful special events
  • Remain current on all legislation and ethical practices pertaining to fundraising

2.   Increase Recognition:

  • Lead and coordinate marketing plans and all media relations, including increasing the recognition of the Foundation throughout the region

3.   Serve as a professional ambassador for the Foundation (and City) including exceptional public speaking skills, self-initiative, and follow through
4.   Develop and implement financial reports and tracking databases while ensuring timely distribution of tax receipts
5.   Work cohesively with all Board members leading with the City’s SPIRIT Values
6.   Maintains regular and punctual attendance
Other Duties and Responsibilities
Incumbent is accountable for all duties of this job and other projects and responsibilities may be added at the Board’s discretion.
POSITION REQUIREMENTS/WORKING CONDITIONS/PRE-EMPLOYMENT REQUIREMENTS

Education, Experience, Skills, Formal Training, Licenses and Certifications

  • Graduation from a four year college or university with major work in nonprofit management, marketing, business or closely related field
  • Five years of progressive technical, planning, and administrative experience in marketing, advertising, fundraising, business management
  • Experience with donor or client relationship building and conducting one-on-one sales/donor/stakeholder meetings
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite
  • Must be available to work evenings and weekends
  • Must have reliable transportation with proof of insurance and acceptable driving record (with the ability to drive to multiple locations in a single day)

 Preferred:

  • Advanced degree in marketing, business, or related field
  • Experience with special event management
  • Proficiency with graphic design software (e.g. Adobe Creative Suite)
  • Familiarity with social and professional media such as Facebook and Linked In
  • Experience with mail merge, PowerPoint, Donor Databases
  • Experience in Prezi, Sales Force, Fundraising, Grant Writing, and/or Public Relations
  • Experience in photography, videography, and editing software
  • Experience managing digital advertising campaigns, email/marketing automation platforms and/or customer relationship management software

Physical Requirements
Work is sedentary in nature and requires sufficient physical stamina and strength for:

  • Constant sitting to perform daily tasks; occasional walking through a multilevel facility to retrieve information; frequent standing sometimes for extended periods
  • Frequent squatting, reaching above shoulder and twisting to file documents and lift supplies and material; occasional bending, kneeling, climbing, balancing and reaching below shoulder to store documents, material and supplies
  • Constant light grasp, fine manipulation, and handling to perform daily duties; occasional firm grasp to safely use equipment
  • Frequent lifting, carrying, push/pulling of up to ten (10) pounds to move material and supplies; occasional lifting, pushing/pulling of up to twenty-five (25) pounds with dollies and carts

WORKING CONDITIONS
Work is constantly performed indoors. This is primarily sedentary office work. Must demonstrate the ability to meet the physical demands of the job including the ability to retrieve information from various locations in the office when needed. Exposure to periods of high activity and high stress under demanding conditions. The position requires a great deal of communication with City employees, Foundation Board Members, the public, and outside agencies.
Required Materials and Equipment
General office equipment including personal computers, telephone, copy machine, and calculator.

PRE-EMPLOYMENT REQUIREMENTS

  • Background checks will include employment references and criminal history and when applicable, credit check, driver’s license record, education verification
  • Pre-employment drug screen
  • Must be legally entitled to work in the United States