Greater Fort Lauderdale Pride inc.
Our mission is to educate the community by invoking, promoting, and celebrating lesbian/gay/bisexual/transgender pride.
The board of Greater Fort Lauderdale Pride Inc. (GFP) a Fort Lauderdale, Florida 501(c)3 nonprofit, tax-exempt, organization is seeking an Executive Director who will be responsible for the leadership and management of Pride Fort Lauderdale and support the Board of Directors, and oversee the day to day operations necessary to achieve the goals set by the Board of Directors.
Reporting directly to the President of the Board, the Executive Director will provide leadership, vision, direction, administration and implementation in support of the organization’s mission, business, fundraising, development and programmatic mandates. As part of this mandate, the Executive Director will be responsible for the development and implementation of a strategic plan in conjunction with the board of directors.
Executive Director’s general responsibilities include, but are not limited to: cultivation and management of development and fundraising, grants administration, financial management and reporting, Board development and communication and oversight of all programs and staff.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Report directly to the President of the Board of Directors
Work closely with Board of Directors for execution of strategic planning for the organization
Develop and manages yearly organizational budget and event budgets
Responsible for sponsor recruitment, development, execution, and relations
Responsible for donor recruitment, cultivation, and relations
Manage contracts for service providers (logistics, communications, talent broker, graphics, food and beverage service, medical, audio/visual, etc.)
Coordinate all fundraising events for the organization in conjunction with the board and volunteers
Handle Pride festival and event permit processes for all PFL events
Attend board meetings, festival committee meetings, and provide reports and guidance
Serve as media spokesperson for the organization
Act as signature agent for the organization for contracts, service agreements, checks, etc.
Assist in the development and implementation of policies and procedures of the organization
Supervise all financial, governmental, public relations and administrative activities of the organization
Maintain true and accurate records with respect to all activities of the organization
Serve as the liaison between GFP and City/County agencies and community organizations
Assist in the development and implementation of programs and services in addition to the annual festival that further the mission of GFP.
Guide the Board of Directors, volunteers and staff in the development and administration of operational procedures for the annual Pride festival and other officially produced PFL events.
Assist Treasurer/Accountant with financial procedures as they pertain to the filing of annual taxes and/or auditing processes
Attend the POSE and InterPride conferences
Act in the best interest of the GFP, use and exercise proper judgment consistent with good business practice
Other duties as assigned by the President of the Board
The successful candidate is a proven leader with demonstrated results in leading a team to achieve progressive revenue growth through relationship management as well as cohesive fundraising and communication programs. The ideal candidate has a track record of success in personally cultivating and soliciting in philanthropic support from individual donors and corporate funding.
The ideal candidate will have a minimum of five years progressive management in non-profit, LGBT non-profit, education, arts, culture and humanities and/or related event planning industry with a proven track record in development, strategic partnerships, fundraising, financial management and keen understanding of business models and trends in large outdoor festivals and events. Superb interpersonal and communication skills and ability to manage and delegate are a must.
Candidates must also possess demonstrated skill and ability to:
Write professional, clear and compelling proposals and other solicitation materials, acknowledgments, reports, public announcements and routine business correspondence
Present well-conceived, persuasive oral arguments for internal and external constituencies, board members, potential donors and corporate giving representatives
Execute strong leadership, management and strategic thinking that values a collaborative working environment and relationships with staff, sophisticated community leaders and donors
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Confidence in dealing with a broad variety of people at all levels in pressure situations, ability to exercise confidentiality and discretion as appropriate
Ability to coordinate multiple projects and assignments simultaneously, manage time efficiently, and deliver on deadlines
We offer a professional work environment and competitive compensation. Some travel required as is the ability and willingness to work flexible hours including some weekends and evenings. No relocation allowance provided.
How to Apply
Qualified candidates are encouraged to send a cover letter, resume, and salary requirements to Miik@Pridefortlauderdale.org. Applications should be submitted via email. No phone calls.