Del Mar Foundation seeks part- time Executive Director


Note: Corrected from Jan. 12, 2012 publication.

The Del Mar Foundation is seeking an outgoing, part-time Executive Director to organize, implement and coordinate a comprehensive philanthropic program with support from the Del Mar Foundation Board of Directors.

As Del Mar’s oldest 501(c)(3) nonprofit, the mission of the Del Mar Foundation is to promote civic pride and cohesiveness, acquire and preserve open space, improve beaches and parklands, raise and grant funds, and sponsor diverse cultural programs and community events in Del Mar.

The candidate for Executive Director must be a self-motivated leader who can be flexible, innovative, creative and work in an entrepreneurial environment. The primary focus of the Executive Director is to build long-term sustainable major and planned gift funding from individuals, with additional efforts placed on foundation/corporate grants, annual donations and special event support. The Executive Director will be the face of the Del Mar Foundation in the community.

The responsibilities of the Executive Director are:

•Work with the Board of Directors to organize and implement a comprehensive fundraising program to include annual support, major gifts and planned giving;

•Organize and administer the Foundation office;

•Coordinate all marketing and publicity for the Foundation and its special projects;

•Promote the mission of the Foundation and its activities to the Del Mar community;

•Support the Board of Directors, attend board meetings and other committee meetings as required, and help prioritize and coordinate all committee activities.

Qualifications for the position include a minimum of a bachelor’s degree, familiarity with the Del Mar community and its residents, an outgoing and engaging personality, ability to work well with volunteers, five years experience implementing a comprehensive fundraising program, computer literacy, including familiarity with donor software, and strong managerial, communication and organizational skills.

This is a part-time staff position with a work requirement of 20 hours per week. Salary is negotiable based on qualifications and experience. Please submit a resume and cover letter to The deadline for applications is Jan. 26.