Executive Director, Fairmount CDC

Posted by Fairmount CDC on June 16, 2014

Executive Director, Fairmount CDC

Fairmount CDC seeks a dynamic, driven leader with a successful track record in managing large programs or non-profit organizations to fill the role of Executive Director. The appropriate candidate will have the desire and ability to set and communicate vision and goals for the next stage of growth for the Fairmount CDC. The Executive Director must be able to pursue, develop and manage a number of strategic external relationships ranging from neighboring communities, residents, elected officials, local business owners, real estate developers, and funders; have excellent management skills and a demonstrated ability to identify and secure new funding.

The Executive Director is responsible for all daily operations of the Fairmount CDC and the implementation of the organization’s Strategic Plan and our neighborhood plans. This includes leading our various programmatic initiatives, identifying and securing new funding, managing external relationships, and administrative duties as necessary. In addition, the Executive Director is responsible for communicating to the Board and working closely with them to harness their leadership and expertise to move the Fairmount CDC’s Strategic Plan forward. The Executive Director manages 1 part-time staff, 3-4 interns a semester, and 3 independent contractors (communications, accounting, and IT/website), and volunteers for ad hoc projects throughout the year.

Fairmount CDC is a community-supported nonprofit organization that fosters the improvement of the residential, commercial and social fabric of the Fairmount neighborhood. Fairmount CDC was created in 1999, and is guided by the Fairmount Neighborhood Plan, the Brewerytown Neighborhood Plan, and the organization’s Strategic Plan. The organization strives to accomplish its mission by employing three interrelated neighborhood improvement strategies: (1) Fostering a Vibrant Local Economy; (2) Eliminating Blight and Beautifying the Physical Environment; and (3) Engaging Residents to Build Community & Improving Quality of Life.

The neighborhood is bounded by Fairmount Avenue to the south, Corinthian to the east, FairmountPark to the west & Girard Avenue on the north. Fairmount CDC considers both sides of boundary streets, & seeks collaboration with neighboring CDCs and community organizations on projects close to shared boundaries.

This position offers a competitive salary and benefits commensurate with experience.


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