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Executive Director

Location: Texas City
Posted on: January 24, 2023

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Executive Director

The Crohn's & Colitis Foundation is a non-profit, volunteer-fueled organization whose mission is to cure Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis and improve the quality of life for the children and adults affected by these diseases. Our work is dramatically accelerating the research process through our varied research initiatives; we also provide extensive educational and support resources for patients and their families, medical professionals, and the public. In addition, we lead federal and state-based advocacy campaigns to support medical research funding and improve patient access to care. The Foundation's core values of compassion, integrity, leadership, collaboration, and inclusion inspire and drive every member of our highly performing team.

Position Summary:

The Executive Director provides professional leadership and staff management to the chapter. Professional leadership includes developing and partnering with leadership volunteers to harness their passion and skills and to help maximize what they have to offer to advance the mission of the Foundation. The ED is responsible for individual and foundation gifts as well as event fundraising and other revenue and will cultivate partnerships and alliances that will promote growth and awareness in the community. The Executive Director travels throughout the market area to meet with constituents and serve as a key leader for the Foundation with volunteers and supporters.

Essential Functions & Responsibilities:

Board/Volunteer Development and Engagement

  • Build a compelling vision for the chapter and collaborate with volunteer leaders and staff to achieve it.
  • Work with leadership volunteers to identify, recruit and engage volunteers who have potential to make an impact.
  • Build strong and effective partnerships with volunteers and supporters (and help foster a culture of accountability).
  • Advise and support chapter volunteer committees to drive success in campaigns and grow support for our mission.
  • Serve as a key leader in your market area building relationships, raising awareness, and sharing mission impact with constituents.

    Special Events/Fundraising:
    • Collaboration, cultivation, identification, and recruitment of revenue partners in order to maximize impact on special events and other fundraising campaigns. Develop and execute effective strategies for growth.
    • Execute fundraising techniques to meet revenue targets through special events, individual and foundation gifts and other chapter activities.
    • Responsible for identifying local major gift prospects and stewarding donors and prospects to drive growth, and for collaborating with national major gift team.
    • In cooperation with the Take Steps staff, help to identify volunteer walk leadership and corporate sponsorship. Develop and support successful strategies for growth.
    • Implement the cultivation, solicitation, follow-up and recognition process for individual, corporate and foundation participation and donations.
    • Maintain accurate and complete records and files for fundraising events, programs and activities.

      • Coordinate marketing and promotion for fundraising events, programs and activities.
      • Partner with media outlets and cultivate relationships to maximize awareness of the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation brand.
      • Participate in enterprise wide activities such as GI visits, donor events, major education events, Team Challenge information meetings (??), Take Steps Walk and any other chapter wide activities.

        Team Leadership
        • Offer advice and assistance to chapter staff and encourage camaraderie in the work environment. I'd rather say something like "create a thriving work environment for staff and volunteer leaders...or something like that.
        • Provide leadership to chapter staff by facilitating communication across functional areas.
        • Maintain communication with regional and national directors.
        • Participate actively in regional leadership team and contribute to the overall success of the West region

          • Direct administration of chapter financials, budget and operational plans.
          • Drive a financial ratio margins to meet overall chapter performance guidelines.
          • Other duties as required.

            Position Competencies:
            • Advanced Stakeholder Engagement
            • Advanced Volunteer Engagement
            • Analytical Thinking
            • Applied Learning
            • Coaching
            • Communication
            • Customer Service
            • Drive Results
            • Guide and Develop Staff
            • Influence
            • Initiative
            • Manage Follow-up
            • Process Management
            • Process Tasks
            • Relationship Building
            • Resiliency
            • Strategic Focus
            • Team Leadership
            • Time Management


              • BA/BS Degree required.
              • 5 - 7 years of experience in not-for-profit fundraising and/or Executive leadership.
              • Demonstrated track record of successful fundraising experience that includes special events, corporate/foundation giving, donor cultivation, public relations, and stewardship.
              • Previous experience in the identifying, recruiting, and partnering with volunteers to achieve results.
              • Proven and applicable skills in strategic thinking, committee leadership, account management and volunteer development.
              • Experience with influence management and persuasive authority over employees.
              • Experience in varied forms of communications including - mass media, advertising and community relations, as they relate to the health care service industry
              • An effective communicator, both written and oral.
                The Crohn's & Colitis Foundation provides competitive paid-time-off; medical, dental, and vision plans; retirement contributions; life insurance and AD&D; flexible spending accounts; a wellness program; employee education program; and automatic enrollment into New York State short-term disability as part of the total compensation package for full-time employees.

                Note: Subject to state and local law and any legally required accommodations, the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation requires that all employees be fully vaccinated prior to the date of hire.


Keywords: CROHNS AND COLITIS FOUNDATION INC, Texas City , Executive Director, Executive , Texas City, Texas

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