ND FFA Foundation Employment Application


POSITION AVAILABLE: Executive Director of the ND FFA Foundation

Position Purpose:

*Provide management and direction for the ND FFA Foundation per the ND FFA Foundation Mission statement.

*The Executive Director is the primary contact for all existing and potential donors.

*The Executive Director will assist with the development and implementation of the North Dakota FFA Foundation strategic, business, and financial plan which is approved by the North Dakota FFA Foundation Board of Trustees and will provide regular progress reports and updates to the board.


* Executive Director is a full‐time employee of the North Dakota FFA Foundation.

*Travel is required.

*Business mileage and travel expenses will be reimbursed for all North Dakota FFA Foundation activities

* Executive Director reports to the ND FFA Foundation Board of Directors

*Representation at outside events to promote the long term development of the ND FFA Foundation.

*The Executive Director will primarily work independently and may supervise additional full‐time and part-time staff, contractors and volunteers.

Required Qualifications:

*Strong organizational skills, self‐initiative, and verbal and written communication and presentation skills

*Strong interpersonal and collaborative skills with a diverse group of people

*Competency in Microsoft Office suite of programs including: Word, and Excel.

Major Responsibilities:
1) Fundraising/Marketing/Donors

*Annual Giving ‐Solicit funds and pledges by developing grant proposals; completing applications; answering inquiries; mailing literature; assigning responsibilities and empowering and equipping Board members and volunteers for personal solicitations; and making personal visits, speeches, and promotions ‐Oversight of donor database

*Endowments ‐Develop, manage, and market the ND FFA Foundation Endowment.

*Special Gifts (Planned Giving) ‐Promotion and marketing planned giving.

*STAR Program ‐Maintain and grow support for the STAR Program which benefits Team Ag Ed

2) Foundation Management

*Financial Management -Develop Budget -Manage accounting and financial reporting ‐Assist with annual audit ‐Maintain all state and federal reporting

*Board relations -Develop agendas and reports -Provide analysis of issues and recommendations ‐Assist with policy development and implementation ‐Strategic planning and visioning -Meeting management (scheduling, virtual meetings, etc.) -Provide training for board members

*Management of Team Members -Evaluating team member(s) performance -Recruitment of team members for vacancies and future opportunities -Professional development of team members

3) Advisor/Member Relations

*Promotion of ND FFA Foundation programs and funding opportunities to members and chapters

*Representation at “Key” FFA Events (see calendar at http://ndffa.org/ click Long Range Calendar *Coordination of communication with FFA Chapters, Advisors, and Team Ag. Ed.

4) Outside Public Relations

5) Special Program Management

Compensation: *Salary and benefits will be commensurate with ability, skills, and experience.

Starting Date: Negotiable

To Apply Visit: Complete the online application below.

Inquiries: Contact Jeff Hagel: Cell – (701) 720-4500 or email Jeff Hagel

Application Deadline: September 1st, 2020