THE ELLIS-BEAUREGARD FOUNDATION EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
The Ellis-Beauregard Foundation, created in 2015 by John David Ellis in Rockland, Maine, is seeking an Executive Director. This newly-created position is designed to advance the Foundation's mission to provide resources and support for artists and exciting opportunities and events for the community, in addition to conserving and exhibiting the remarkable work of both David Ellis and his wife, Joan Beauregard.
The Executive Director will work closely with the Board of Directors to advance the Foundation's goals, direction, and priorities; provide sound administrative and fiscal management to ensure that all of the Foundation's activities comply with the highest ethical standards and legal requirements; oversee the Foundation's programmatic activities, ensuring that they yield positive results; track emerging trends and developments in the Foundation's focus area and in the greater field of philanthropy; represent the Foundation in public, at professional gatherings and in the broader nonprofit community; and explore opportunities to partner with other philanthropic and arts organizations in order to leverage resources.
Interested applicants should have the following qualifications: A Bachelor's Degree in art or a related field (graduate degree and/or equivalent experience preferred); strong resonance with the Foundation's mission, values and guiding principles; experience and/or training related to art, its presentation and conservation; senior-level management experience working closely with a Board of Directors, ideally in a nonprofit or philanthropic organization, including an understanding of fiduciary responsibilities; experience working in local community settings; strong organizational and administrative skills, financial planning and budgeting knowledge; familiarity with endowments; strong and effective interpersonal, verbal, written and presentation communications skills; and a proven track record of building visible and innovative partnerships.
The successful candidate will be a highly intuitive professional who appreciates the critical role of process in problem solving, with significant experience demonstrating sound independent judgment with impeccable personal and professional integrity and trustworthiness. S/he is organized and efficient, as well as resourceful and results-oriented, and a creative thinker who can be innovative as well as pragmatic, with the ability to adapt to shifting priorities in a changing landscape. The ideal candidate has a positive "can-do" attitude, is a self-starter who assumes hands-on responsibility and a willingness to perform the full range of tasks required in a small organization. S/he has a wide-ranging intellectual curiosity and a good-spirited sense of humor.
Interested applicants should apply with a resume and cover letter, specifying salary requirements, by March 31st to: