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Executive Director Job Description Draft

The Executive Director of the Friends of James River Park will have the opportunity to help guide the organization into a new chapter. The Executive Director will work with an active and engaged Board of Directors and staff members of the James River Park System, including a close working partnership with the Superintendent to fulfill the implementation of the James River Park System Master Plan  [1]and other Park initiatives and bring awareness of The Park to a larger, more diverse constituency. The Executive Director will report directly to the President of the Friends’ Group. The Executive Director will also be responsible for ensuring the development of a unified strategy and overseeing the implementation of the direction/goals determined and approved by the Board.

Specific responsibilities include:

  1. Lead the development of the James River Park System Master Plan funding strategy and implementation by working with the Board, other supporting organizations, and the City of Richmond.
  2. Identify and apply for grant opportunities to accomplish no. 1 above.
  3. Build and sustain relationships to engage a diverse group of current and potential Park enthusiasts, funders, community partners and members in the region to support and enjoy the James River Park System.
  4. Take a leadership role in increasing operating revenue for FOJRP.
  5. Work with the Board and committees to achieve their strategic goals for advocacy, finance, communications, revenue generation, and Board development
  6. Manage Board governance and operations – i.e., make sure committees are meeting and reports for Board meetings are ready in time the Board meeting
  7. Directly supervise FOJRP employees (only one currently), contractors and contracts.
  8. Carry out any other duties assigned by the Board.

  1. https://jamesriverpark.org/support/park-master-plan/

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