Executive Director

The Board of Directors of Bookmarks NC, Inc. seeks an experienced, dynamic, and visionary leader to serve as its next Executive Director. The ideal candidate is a strong strategic thinker, supporting the Bookmarks mission and vision through strong community partnerships and relationships and by developing the financial resources necessary for long-term program sustainability.

Leadership and Fundraising:
• Ensure the enhancement of Bookmarks’ image by being active and visible in the community and by working closely with other professional, civic, and private organizations
• Develop, diversify, and expand revenue sources necessary to support Bookmarks’ mission, including donations, fundraising, grant writing, partnerships, and sponsorships
• Actively engage and energize Bookmarks volunteers, board members, staff, partnering organizations, and funders with Bookmarks values and vision

Management, Finances and Human Resources:
• Manage daily operations and lead the staff to perform their duties with professionalism, excellence, integrity, and enthusiasm
• Ensure programmatic excellence, rigorous assessment and evaluation, and consistent quality of finance and administration, fundraising, communications, and systems
• Provide leadership and direction to the staff to ensure support for the work of Bookmarks

Strategic Direction and Planning
• Adapt and change to effectively respond to the needs of the Bookmarks community
• Oversee strategic planning to ensure that Bookmarks can successfully fulfill its mission into the future
• Cultivate partnerships with key stakeholders

Education and Preferred Qualifications:
• Bachelor’s degree
• Professional qualifications in leading literary organizations, nonprofits and/or bookstore management demonstrating progressively responsible experience preferred.
• Action-oriented, entrepreneurial, adaptable, and innovative approach to business planning
• Ability to work effectively in collaboration with diverse groups of people
• Demonstrated interest and appreciation for the role of the literary arts in connecting with the community
• Development and fundraising experience with the ability to attract the resources necessary to ensure an annual balanced budget and long-term sustainability
• Unwavering commitment to quality programs and program evaluation
• Excellence in organizational management with the ability to coach staff, manage, and develop high-performance teams, set and achieve strategic objectives, and manage a budget
• Passion, idealism, integrity, positive attitude, mission-driven, and self-directed
• Past success working with a Board of Directors with the ability to cultivate existing board member relationships
• Strong marketing and public relations experience with the ability to engage a wide range of stakeholders and cultures
• Strong written and verbal communication skills; a persuasive and passionate communicator with excellent interpersonal and multidisciplinary project skills

Organization Name: 
Bookmarks NC, Inc.
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Full Time
Triad Area NC
Forsyth County
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How to Apply: 

Submit a cover letter articulating your qualifications and a resume as MS Word or Adobe pdf documents via email to: grovesjl@wfu.edu (Ms. Julie Groves, Co-chair, Bookmarks ED Search Committee)

Salary and Benefits: 

Salary commensurate with experience. Benefits package includes retirement, paid vacation, and medical/dental which will be shared with final candidates.