Executive Director, Catalogue for Philanthropy

Location: Washington, DC
Date Posted: 02-15-2017
About the Catalogue for Philanthropy: Greater Washington
We believe in the power of small nonprofits to spark big change. As the only locally-focused guide to giving, our mission is to create visibility for our charities, fuel their growth with philanthropic dollars, and create a movement for social good in our region.  Our network is made up of 375+ vetted nonprofits with budgets below $3mm in all fields of philanthropy – the environment, arts, education, human services, and (locally headquartered) international organizations. Since 2003, our inaugural year, we have helped raise over $36mm for greater Washington and have helped build the capacity of the community-based nonprofits in the region.
Position Summary
The Catalogue for Philanthropy is seeking a dynamic, strategic, and visionary leader to help achieve its mission and build on its vision. Reporting to the Board of Directors, the Executive Director will be responsible for executing the Catalogue’s strategic plan and overseeing all aspects of the Catalogue’s programming, financial management, human resources, and technology. Working with the President and Board, the Executive Director will also help build and steward important donor and funder relationships. This is a unique opportunity for a seasoned executive with experience in successfully managing an organization’s or department’s internal operations and in building key external relationships. The ideal candidate is an exceptional communicator and creative problem-solver with a proven ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment and a passion for creating social good.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
The Executive Director is responsible for the overall strategic direction, operations, management, programming, and financial well-being of the Catalogue for Philanthropy.

Administration and Management
  • Partner with the President and Board of Directors to execute the strategic plan and implement new processes and approaches to achieve it.
  • Oversee the planning, implementation, and management of all aspects of the Catalogue including publication, marketing and communications, nonprofit programming, events, fundraising, finances, HR, and administration.
  • Supervise staff and create a vibrant, collaborative culture.
  • Lead the management process that measures and evaluates progress against organizational goals.
Fundraising and External Relations
  • Collaborate with the President in fundraising activities including the cultivation of major donors and relationship-development with corporate sponsors and foundations.
  • Serve as an ambassador of the Catalogue to the public at large and in championing the cause.
Financial & Human Resources Management
  • Prepare and monitor the annual budget, and work with/oversee external accountant to create monthly budget and cash flow reports, and to ensure proper management of finances and reporting.
  • Prepare and provide all materials for annual audit; work with accounting firm to prepare annual 990 tax form, 1099’s, etc.
  • Oversee and operate as liaison with external HR provider; monitor charitable registration and insurance policies.
Board Management and Development
  • Participate with the Board of Directors in developing the vision and strategy, and assist in setting policies and monitoring the performance of the Catalogue.
  • Identify, assess, and inform the Board of Directors on all aspects of the Catalogue’s activities.
  • Facilitate the work of the Board and its committees.
  • Execute all policies, programs, action plans, and decisions of the Board.
  • Work with the Board to secure adequate funding for the operation of the Catalogue.
  • Serve as a liaison between Board and staff, and guide Board development.
Education and Qualifications
  • Senior leadership experience with increasing levels of responsibility.
  • Strong day-to-day leadership presence, project management, and support of a positive organizational culture.
  • Success in managing, supervising and mentoring staff and supporting professional and leadership development.
  • Proven ability to create and implement a vision, think strategically, solve problems creatively, exercise good judgment, and lead change.
  • Strong organizational abilities including planning, delegating, program development, and implementation.
  • Proven record of securing resources and partnerships and managing external relations.
  • Solid budget management skills, including budget preparation, analysis, decision-making and reporting.
  • Excellent public speaking, oral, and written communication skills with an ability to tailor messages to diverse audiences.
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