Executive Director

By: Florida Keys History and Discovery Foundation

Job Summary:

Executive Director Responsibilities include:
• Responsible for planning, organization, and direction of the organization’s operations and programs and staffing.
• Develops and implements consistent inventory and cost accounting policies, procedures, and operational reporting/metrics.
• Oversees and reports on the organization’s results for board of directors.
• Prepares accurate and timely analyses that capture and communicate fundraising results, variances, and performance trends.
• Provides leadership to and manages the efforts of site staff to ensure appropriate support of all departments.
• Supervises the development of operations-based financial modeling.
• Coordinates and leads annual budget reviews, monthly and quarterly reviews, gives periodic forecast updates and assists with audits as required by the BOD.
• Develops major systems implementations related to cost and inventory control and submits to the appropriate Committee or full Board for implementation.
• Retains a diverse, highly qualified staff and volunteers by providing career coaching, growth, and personal development for workers.
• Ensures that services and funding relationships are robust enough to meet or exceed strategic goals and objectives.

Executive Director Qualifications / Skills should include:
• Demonstrated leadership and management skills
• Ability to multi-task
• Takes initiative
• Works independently
• Creative problem-solving skills
• Skilled at Grant Writing and securing philanthropic gifts
• Comfortable with Public Speaking
• Willing to join and be active with local chambers and professional organizations
• Enthusiastic
• Dynamic
• Flexible
• Organized
• Collaborative
Ideal candidate should also have the following:
• Bachelor’s Degree in Finance, Accounting, or Management preferred
• Non-profit management experience in an operational environment or equivalent
• 5 or more years management or supervisory experience

How to Apply:

Application packages should include a letter of interest, a comprehensive resume’, and
references, and be sent to FKHDF Executive Search Committee Chair, Mr. Don Horton
(don@icm.build). Review of applications will begin immediately and the search will remain
open until selection made. Ideal start date for the new Executive Director would be November

Work hours of the Executive Director are varied. The incumbent is expected to develop a
strong Volunteer program to allow the Center to be open six (6) days a week, especially on
weekends, that would allow the Center to be open to the public between the hours of 9 am to
5 pm, or as determined by the Executive Director and BOD. The Executive Director position is
provided generous benefits including an HSA and Vacation/Sick leave comparable to other like
non-profit organizations. Contract salary will be commensurate with experience and is
negotiable, but expected to start at approximately $80,000 to $85,000 per year.

About Florida Keys History and Discovery Foundation:
The Florida Keys History and Discovery Foundation, Inc., is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization
registered with the State of Florida in 2013 to develop and operate the Keys History &
Discovery Center. The not-for-profit organization’s board of directors is comprised of
community-minded volunteers and leaders with a passion for the mission of preserving and
sharing the unique history and environment of the Florida Keys, particularly that of the Upper
Keys. More information can be found at www.keysdiscovery.com