• Executive Director

    Posted: 02/11/2024

    Introduction to the Organization
    The Providence Foundation is seeking an experienced, innovative Executive Director to lead and further unify its work to make Providence, Rhode Island, particularly the downtown district, the premier mid-sized city in the country. The Providence Foundation is a private sector, 50-year-old 501(c)(3) organization that is supported by 140 leading local and regional companies and institutions and works with local and regional partners to advocate on behalf of downtown Providence. The new leader will be uniquely positioned to build on the organization’s 50-year history of assisting in the successful transformation of Providence by implementing an ambitious program to develop a high-performing urban district, while identifying unique and innovative ways to grow organizational reach and impact.

    Position Summary
    The Executive Director is accountable for the overall leadership, direction and management of the organization and its resources to accomplish key goals, further the mission and build relationships throughout the community. The Director reports to the Executive Committee and Board of Directors and is responsible for leading a small team of professionals. This is both a strategic and operational management position. Key responsibilities include business and operational management, financial management, fundraising, donor and stakeholder relationship building, increasing membership, public outreach and communication, advocacy and government relations.
    Professional Experience and Qualifications
    The Executive Director must have achieved a Bachelor’s degree in a field relevant to the work of the organization.  A graduate degree is preferred. They will have at least seven years of progressive experience that includes some combination of real estate development, urban planning, public place-making, interaction with public-private partnerships and working with civic and/or non-profit organizations. They must possess excellent business, financial and leadership skills, including a proven background in managing and supervising a team and the Board.  The Executive Director must build and leverage relationships within a diverse group of stakeholders to effectively advocate and facilitate growth.  The candidate must demonstrate experience in government relations and issue-based advocacy, including success with building coalitions that further the priorities of the Foundation.  Our preferred candidate is an energetic leader who can build and strengthen relationships among all stakeholders. 
    This is an excellent opportunity for a dynamic leader who is truly committed to making a positive contribution to the community. Our Compensation and Benefits package is competitive for the field and will be commensurate with experience, qualifications and record of achievement. Minimum starting salary is $175,000/annually. Candidates should submit a cover letter describing their interest in this position, a resume, three references and salary requirements by Thursday, February 29, 2024, to: Theprovidencefoundationed@gmail.com
    The Providence Foundation is an equal opportunity employer. People of diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply. To view the full profile and for more information visit: https://www.provfoundation.com

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