Reports to: Trustees
Supervises: Mount Hope Farm staff (currently 4 FTE)
The Executive Director serves as chief executive of Mount Hope Farm (Farm), reports to the Trustees, and is responsible for the success of the Farm through leadership and management of resources and staff. The Executive Director is charged with preserving the natural, cultural, and historic resources of the Farm for the benefit of Bristol residents and the general public. The work involves preservation of historic facilities and oversight of events and bed & breakfast operations. The Executive Director shall serve as an ex officio member of Trustee committees. In addition, the Executive Director guides and develops long-range planning, including business, development, and marketing plans, and evaluates progress toward goals.
Administration & Operations:
- Responsible for fiscal management and ensuring the fiscal integrity of Farm operations through development, implementation and monitoring of policies and procedures and appropriate accounting principles, as well as the annual budget. Prepares monthly profit and loss statements as well as drafting the annual budget. Works closely with the Treasurer and Finance committee of the Trustees on all matters related to the fiscal management of the Farm, including accounting procedures, budget development, annual audit, and tax filings with the appropriate agencies.
- Develops and implements, in conjunction with appropriate staff, Trustee committees and consultants, a development plan to include: fundraising goals and strategies, and donor cultivation and recognition activities adequate to support the annual budget.
- Promotes the Farm through the development and implementation of public relations and marketing strategies that support and enhance the organization’s visibility in the community and its sustainability.
- Develops, recommends, and implements administrative policies and procedures and establishes standards and expected outcomes from Farm operations and activities related to Farm management.
- Responsible for all aspects of staff management, including: recruitment, direction, training, evaluation, personnel management and counseling of all subordinate staff.
- Acts as the primary spokesperson in the community and develops and maintains community contacts for the betterment of Farm operations.
- · Responsible for the proper maintenance of facilities and physical assets.
- · Provides direction to staff to ensure that systems and programs are in place to affect positive guest relations.
- Responsible for carrying out the directives and decisions of the Trustees.
- Reports to the Trustees at its regular meetings on Farm operations and activities to include: financial reports, public relations, development, and event management and scheduling.
- Advises the Trustees of significant problems or issues affecting Farm operations and recommends solutions.
- Provides staff support to activities designed to encourage excellence in the governance function.
- Performs other functions as assigned by the Trustees.
- Provides an annual report to the Trustees summarizing the past year’s activities and results. Reports on achievement of mission goals. Outlines the plan for the coming year to include major goals and objectives and threats to the same.
Achievement of goals and objectives tied to the direction and implantation of the Trustees strategic plan within specified target dates.
Achievement of the annual budget targets and the presentation of timely and comprehensive financial reports to the Trustees.
Achievement of fundraising goals and increased donor recognition as reflected by the development plan.
Bachelor’s Degree and significant experience in management, fundraising activities, donor solicitation and stewardship, as well as working with or serving on a not-for-profit board of directors.
Demonstrated leadership and staff management experience.
Excellent communication (verbal and written), assessment, problem solving, organizational and time management skills.
Strong human relations skills.
Ability to work under pressure, to multi-task and to meet deadlines.