Executive Director, Miami Marlins Foundation

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Employer Name Miami Marlins
Job Title Executive Director, Miami Marlins Foundation
City Miami
State Florida
Country USA
Job Region South
Job Category Administration
Communications/Public Relations
Salary Range $100,000+
Job Reference Foundation
Job Level Senior Level
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Essential Functions:

  • Development and operation of annual budget
  • Establish policies and procedures for all functions and for the day-to-day operation of the Foundation
  • Serving as the Miami Marlins Foundation ’s primary spokesperson to the organization’s constituents, the media and the general public
  • Establish and maintain relationships with various organizations and utilize those relationships to strategically enhance the Foundation’s Mission
  • Report to and work closely with the Board of Directors to seek their involvement in policy decisions, fundraising and to increase the overall visibility of the Foundation
  • Manage and collaborate with Foundation staff
  • Strategic planning, fundraising and implementation for the Foundation
  • Oversee organization Board and committee meetings
  • Oversee all fundraising events and activities
  • Oversee community outreach department and staff
  • Review and approve contracts for services
  • Other duties as assigned by Senior Vice President, Marketing and Community Relations and Board of Directors

Strategic Management and Board Relations:

  • Collaborate with the board in strategic planning sessions at regular intervals; maintain plan and update as necessary
  • Work with staff and board president to prepare agendas, reports, and materials for board meetings, and communicate such to the board in a clear and timely manner.
  • Support the nominating process of the board in recruiting and training new board members and officers
  • Introduce and encourage board development initiatives as appropriate for healthy board governance
  • Mentor and encourage board members in personal giving and fundraising goals, always striving for 100% board participation, keeping in mind that board participation may come in a variety of ways; e.g., legal, financial, chairing a fundraising event and policy/procedure development.
  • Participate in pertinent board committee meetings and facilitate and support their work.
  • Undertake any other responsibility as may be directed by the Board.
  • The Executive Director is a non-voting, ex-officio member of the Board of Director and will attend all board meetings


  • Expand fundraising activities to support desired programming and new ventures, including grant writing, fundraising events, outreach to new and old donors, and increasing the agency’s presence in the community
  • Manage grant writing, budgeting, reporting, and donor expansion
  • Personally engage current and prospective donors, oversee grant applications, investigate fundraising events, expand digital fundraising efforts, manage annual appeals and encourage major gifts
  • Prepare an annual fund raising budget for the Miami Marlins Foundation based on continual increases on prior year’s fundraising, including cash and in-kind donations
  • Identify new higher levels of contribution to target and new programs, campaigns and other means to achieve the new targets
  • Identify new donors in new markets and communities to augment the existing donor base

Fiscal and Operational Management:

  • Collaborate with the Finance Committee to formulate the annual budget and facilitate oversight of financial management and board reporting.
  • Direct and coordinate formulation of financial programs to provide funding for new or continuing operations, including oversight of all fundraising efforts.
  • Organize and manage projects and people to accomplish the affiliate’s mission and create healthy revenue streams.
  • Oversee the day-to-day operations of the Foundation, staff and programs, in close collaboration with working committee including conducting staff meetings to ensure all team members have a clear vision of their roles and activities. 
  • Collaborate with accountants regularly on routing oversight of financial operations including banking, cash flow, and internal controls.

Qualifications & Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • 10 + years senior nonprofit management experience
  • A commitment to and passion for the Miami community, children and families
  • Goal-driven, self-directed and highly adaptable to working in a rapidly changing environment
  • Demonstrate excellent interpersonal skills to communicate with high level donors as well as mid-level fundraising, marketing campaigns and grant writing as needed
  • Strong leadership skills including excellent oral and written communication skills, ability to delegate and motivate staff, volunteers and board members
  • Leadership skills in financial management including fund allocation, and leveraging assets and resources
  • Solid knowledge of organizational development, short and long range planning
  • Ability to generate respect and trust from staff and external constituencies and provide effective and inspiring leadership
  • Demonstrated leadership of managing multiple projects across multiple locations as well as managing volunteers
  • Experience in designing, implementing and executing a comprehensive development plan and in identifying and securing gifts from individuals, corporations, foundations and government agencies, including membership, corporate memberships, patron contributions, grants and event rentals. 

Suggested Education & Experience Guidelines:

  • Transparent and high integrity leadership
  • Solid, hands-on, budget management skills, including budget preparation, analysis, decision-making and reporting
  • Strong organizational abilities including planning, delegating, program development and task facilitation
  • Ability to convey the Foundation’s vision to staff, board, volunteers and donors
  • Knowledge of fundraising strategies and donor relations unique to nonprofit sector
  • Skills to collaborate with and motivate board members and other volunteers
  • Strong experience in event planning
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to interface and engage diverse volunteer and donor groups
  • Demonstrated ability to oversee and collaborate with staff
  • Strong public speaking ability

Benefit Information

  • Medical PPO/Dental PPO/Life/Disability Insurance 
  • Vacation and personal paid time off 
  • 401K plan plus employer matching
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