The Philadelphia Police Foundation is seeking to hire its first-ever Executive Director (“ED”) who will be responsible for overseeing all aspects of the organization, ensuring that the Foundation is operating efficiently and effectively to fulfill our mission of providing funding to the Philadelphia Police Department to cover high priority needs not funded in the City of Philadelphia’s annual budget. The ED will be the face of the Foundation, working closely with the Board of Directors, the Philadelphia Police Department, donors, volunteers, and community members. The ED is responsible for overseeing the day-to-day administration of the Foundation while also providing the vision and strategic planning necessary for the Foundation’s growth. Other key duties include fundraising, public relations, and community outreach. The position reports directly to the Board of Directors.
Responsible for leading the Foundation in a manner that supports and guides the organization’s mission as defined by the Board of Directors.
Work with Board and Philadelphia Police Department leadership and staff to ensure that the Foundation’s mission of providing funds to the Department on an ongoing basis is fulfilled in a strategic, targeted and timely manner.
Proactively work with PPD Commissioner/leadership team to determine Department’s highest funding priorities on an ongoing basis.
Work with Board to do the strategic planning necessary to ensure that the Foundation can successfully fulfill its mission into the future.
Board of Directors
Work closely with the Board to seek their involvement in policy decisions, fundraising, and community outreach efforts to enhance the Foundation’s visibility and impact in the city of Philadelphia and the surrounding region.
Responsible for communicating effectively with the Board and providing, in a timely and accurate manner, all information necessary for the Board to function properly and to make informed decisions.
Schedule, plan and staff full Board meetings as well as subcommittee meetings.
Budget and Finances
Responsible for planning and managing the Foundation’s annual budget in partnership with the Board.
Submit to the Board a proposed annual budget and provide budget updates and financial statements throughout the year which accurately reflect the financial condition of the organization.
Work with the Board to ensure that the Foundation’s assets are invested and managed in a responsible and strategic manner.
Manage and provide strategic vision for Foundation’s fundraising program
Plan and implement a multifaceted development program in partnership with the Board, including cultivating and soliciting individual major gifts, implementing an annual giving/direct marketing program, seeking corporate sponsorships, and submitting foundation grant proposals.
Engage Board members, volunteers, event committees, and partnering organizations in support of Foundation fundraising efforts.
Provide oversight, direction, and Board support for the Foundation’s annual “A Night for Blue” fundraising event.
Oversee gift processing and ensure proper stewardship of all donors.
Public Relations and Communications
Oversee Foundation’s marketing and awareness-building initiatives, including efforts to develop the Philadelphia Police Foundation “brand” identity.
Oversee Foundation’s communications initiatives, including print materials, website, and social media outreach efforts.
Serve as Foundation’s primary spokesperson to its constituents, the media and the general public.
Increase awareness of Foundation’s mission by being active and visible in the community and by working closely with other civic and community organizations
Oversee day to day operations of the Foundation, including establishment of administrative and employment policies and procedures.
Identify suitable office space for the Foundation and oversee the establishment of Foundation’s first-ever physical office.
Responsible for the hiring and retention of staff and for the engagement of consultants and other vendors on an as-needed basis.
Maintain and utilize the Foundation’s constituent database.
Sign notes, agreements, and other instruments made and entered into and on behalf of the Foundation.
Other duties as assigned by the Board of Directors.
Three or more years of development experience, including major gifts, corporate and foundation relations, and donor stewardship.
Three or more years of nonprofit administration experience, including Board management
Marketing and public relations experience, with proven ability to engage a wide range of stakeholders and cultures
Strong organizational skills, including planning, delegating, collaborating, and program development.
Demonstrated ability to oversee and collaborate with Board and staff
Ability to convey a vision of Foundation’s strategic future to Board, volunteers, staff, donors and institutional funders.
Solid budget management skills, including budget preparation, analysis, and reporting.
Strong written and oral communication skills
Solid computer skills, including Microsoft Office and familiarity with non-profit constituent/contact management databases
Public speaking experience
Commitment to being action-oriented, entrepreneurial, mission-driven