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Executive Director

Posted: 07/18/2021

The Executive Director will work with the Board of Directors to learn current duties, financial plans and projects, and projected needs for the agency. Staff will provide context during this transition. The Executive Director's focus will be on administrative responsibilities, development opportunities, ongoing strategic planning and business operations, and revenue for the agency.

The Executive Director's key responsibilities include Development, Marketing, External Relations, Governance, Finances, and, Management. HOA currently employs a knowledgeable, capable programming staff.
Responsibilities may include:
Revenue Generation
• Develop and implement a comprehensive fundraising plan that meets budgetary goals and includes such components as annual giving, major gifts, grants, planned giving, and special events.
•  Develop plans for new revenue-generating activities and initiatives.
• Strengthen HOA's ability to identify new donors and cultivate relationships with new donors.
• Grant writing.
• Implement a plan for generating revenue through hosting special events, including the annual Remembrance Tree, Heroes of Healthcare gala, and other long-established fundraising activities.
• Supervise volunteers responsible for coordinating such special events, with staff support on occasion.

• Create and implement a comprehensive marketing plan for HOA that will include such components as the website, social media presence, press releases, drafting and placing ads, and related activities, in conjunction with the Board of Directors.
External Relations
• Enhance HOA's image by being active and visible in the community and among professionals, especially within development and fundraising communities and with friends of the agency.
• Maintain and strengthen key relationships within our broader community.

• Engage with a strategic planning process to ensure that the agency fulfills its mission efficiently and effectively.
• Provide data-supported reports to the Board of Directors on progress to date.
• Administer all aspects of the organization's operations.
• Process and pay bills.

• Manage and supervise the Hospice of Anchorage staff in collaboration with the Clinical Director.
• Lead HOA in a manner that supports and guides its mission as defined by the Board of Directors and current policies.
• Communicate effectively with the Board and provide, in a timely and accurate manner, all information necessary for the Board to function properly and to make informed decisions.
• Work with the Board to ensure compliance with legal, financial and professional standards in all areas of operations.
• Prepare materials for meetings of the Board and committees.

• Manage HOA's finances in accordance with an approved budget and with the support and guidance of staff and Board.
• Collaborate with the Board Treasurer on creating financial statements that accurately reflect the organization's financial condition.

• A minimum of three years experience with management and supervisory skills desired, previous experience as an Executive Director at a non-profit, preferred
• Demonstrated record of fundraising success
• Strong leadership skills
• Strategic thinking and problem-solving expertise
• Excellent communication skills
• Technological fluency (Word, Excel, database management - DonorPerfect knowledge a plus)
• Demonstrated ability to inspire and empower others
Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in Business, Marketing, Fundraising, or related degree required, Master's degree preferred. Significant experience may be considered as a substitute for formal education.

Salary range $70-80K with an additional $6K wellness benefit. Generous paid time off, parental leave, healthy lifestyle benefit, retirement plan, and continued education. 


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