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SoutheastHEALTH Executive Director/ Foundation in Cape Girardeau, Missouri

Executive Director/ Foundation

Cape Girardeau, Missouri

Foundation Full-Time



The Executive Director is the primary advocate for the mission and values of the Foundation and has the lead responsibility for its efficient and compliant management and operations. The Executive Director is responsible for carrying out the organization's strategic plans and policies on behalf of the Board of Directors.


  • Work with the Board of Directors to craft strategic vision, mission, annual goals and objectives

  • Align organizational resources with strategies

  • Set an effective agenda and ensure performance goals are met

  • Evaluate and assess the organization's progress and effectiveness

  • Ensure administrative procedures and processes are followed to maintain fiscal accountability, control, and efficiency of operations

  • Accept gifts on behalf of the Foundation/Hospital. Consult with the Foundation/Hospital leadership concerning gifts of an unusual nature

  • Ensure that all gifts are utilized according to the donor's restrictions and that all gifts are received according to the policies of the Foundation and long-range objectives of the Hospital

  • Serve as a mentor, guide and coach to staff

  • Establish work standards and expectations, train and develop staff

  • Establish systems and procedures to ensure productivity, cooperative working relationships, and sense of professional fulfillment among staff

  • Strong collaboration skills, work well on teams, and with volunteers

  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written

  • Demonstrate ability and effectiveness in communicating ideas and information

  • Work with the Board of Directors on fundraising, recruitment, and involvement

  • Oversee training and orientation of Directors

  • Develop and maintain effective working relationships with the members of the Board of Directors.

  • Regular, ongoing communication to include monthly activity/status reports

  • Seek community input and engage their support, identify and respond to opportunities and challenges

  • Build the profile of the Foundation with donors, foundations, corporations, businesses, internal and external supporters

  • Represent the organization; serves as its public face as appropriate

  • Represent the foundation publicly and in business negotiations

  • Communicate vision, policies and the status of Board direction to the rest of the organization and the internal and external supporters

  • Ensure appropriate information flow both internally and externally to the organization

  • Ensure the safe and secure management and investment of the Foundation’s assets, consistent with the values and mission of the Foundation

  • Ensure that the Foundation meets the fiduciary obligations and standards established BY THE Board of Directors and the law

  • Create and manage the annual budget

  • Ensure compliance with all applicable laws and regulations

  • Identify financial requirements to meet Foundation objectives, and oversee their use/implementation

  • Effective time management

  • Allocate Foundation resources (budget and staff) based on goals west by the Foundation Board

  • Effectively balance resources with need

  • Management of the Foundation’s daily operations and activities, including overall staff management, monitoring projects and budgets

  • Oversee and coordinate fundraising and donor management activities

  • Fulfill administrative requirements of the Foundation including: assuring that the By-Laws of the Foundation are adhered to; actively participating in the Foundation Board meetings as a non-voting member; sign contracts and other legal documents on behalf of the Foundation; help to establish administrative policies and procedures

  • Participate in development of grant proposals and other fund raising activities

  • Identify potential new initiatives and partnerships to build the community and generate revenue for the purpose of enhancing the original mandate and Foundation goals

  • Remain alert to the Foundation’s external environment in order to inform the Board of Directors regarding trends and changes in the fundraising world, and in the way in which the nonprofit organizations such as the Foundation are regulated at the federal, state and local levels

  • Maintain knowledge and expertise regarding current regulations, trends and practices

  • Seek and develop other revenue sources including business arrangements and funding proposals

  • Ensure fundraising opportunities are pursued through writing proposals, meeting potential sponsors and developing relationships

  • Create, with the support of Southeast Marketing Department, public relations and fund raising material and information for presentation to prospective and established internal and external supporters


  • Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor's Degree in Communications, Business or related fields.

  • A minimum of five years experience in fund raising activities, preferably in hospital development

  • The position requires some knowledge in the area of planned giving