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Executive Director Posted Jul 20
HEAL Utah , Salt Lake City, UT
The work of the Executive Director will include the following:

Fundraising/Development (33%)

Ensure annual and long term financial viability by setting and achieving fundraising goals, along with the Development Director and Board Fundraising Committee:
Plan thoughtful and varied approaches for meeting with major donors and major donor prospects
Lead the creation and delivery of fundraising pitches at HEAL’s major fundraising and other events
Review grant applications and grant agreements and ensure effective representation of HEAL in every interaction with granting sources
Oversee annual direct mail and periodic email fundraising efforts
Help plan and participate in other fundraising efforts, including Changemakers events and house parties

Programmatic Responsibilities (33%)

Lead the development, planning and prioritization of strategic programs to advance HEAL’s vision:
Plan for and lead full staff meetings, and one-on-one staff meetings, finding optimal frequency for each
Balance workloads and prioritize campaigns based upon relevant deadlines, opportunities, and resources
Plan for and lead planning sessions, including quarterly reviews and an annual staff retreat
Oversee campaign planning, making sure that plans are implemented and revised as necessary
Represent HEAL in high-level meetings with political leaders, agency heads, and coalition partners
As needed, represent HEAL Utah as its spokesperson before legislative committees, regulatory boards, and the media
Help shape HEAL’s “voice” and communications to supporters, press and public, via writing and editing key emails, press releases, op-eds and speeches.

Organizational Responsibilities (16.5%)
Foster an environment of open collaborative excellence in which people can thrive:
Take the lead on human resource and other personnel decisions, including conducting annual staff performance evaluations and employee orientation and training
Identify and assemble resources needed (i.e. lobbying, legal, and expert assistance) to mount effective campaigns
Help recruit new Board members
Work with individual Board members to ensure they can be effective advocates for the organization and attract resources
Work with the Board Co-Presidents to set monthly Board meeting agendas
Work with the Board Co-presidents and members to develop and maintain an effective committee structure, and serve on the Fundraising and Finance Committees
Participate in the 360 performance evaluation of the Executive Director’s performance, conducted by the Board annually

Administrative and Financial Responsibilities (16.5%)

Exercise fiduciary responsibility on all contracts and accounts
Annually evaluate and adjust administrative and financial operations to ensure efficiency and quality
Sign checks, seeking co-signature from the Board Treasurer when necessary
Produce the organization’s annual budget, working in concert with the Board Finance Committee
Produce monthly “forecast” documents for Board meetings, showing organization’s current financial status.
Oversee the development and adaptation of campaign-specific budgets as necessary to support grant applications and other fundraising efforts
Develop and execute investment policies in concert with the Board Treasurer and the Finance Committee of the Board
In conjunction with contract bookkeeper:
Manage checking, savings, and investment funds, ensuring that appropriate investment policies are followed
Oversee appropriate execution of twice-monthly payroll
Oversee processing of necessary state and Federal reports, registrations, and permit applications


Applicants must be passionate about HEAL Utah’s issues and in advocating for policies to protect public health and the environment. Excellent verbal and written communication skills; ability to quickly learn and synthesize complex information; a knack for supervising and guiding staff; a talent for strategic planning and vision; and the ability to motivate donors is desired. College degree required; At least 5 years nonprofit, policy, grassroots, environmental, fundraising or campaign experience desired.

The Executive Director position will pay between $52,500 and $62,500 per year, depending upon experience. HEAL offers an excellent benefit package: including four weeks of paid time off (a mix of holidays, sick/personal leave and vacation), fully paid health and dental insurance for an individual; and an up-to-3-percent match of simple IRA retirement contributions.


Please send resume, cover letter, at least one document showing a work accomplishment and three references by August 14, 2017 to Questions can be directed to Laura at (801) 355-5055.