Executive Director

Savannah, Georgia area
Salary commensurate with education, ability and experience
Apr 08, 2021
May 08, 2021
Position Type
Full Time
Degree Level
Willingness to Travel
up to 25%
Experience Level

Responsible to the Board of Directors, the Executive Director (ED) is responsible for implementing policies established by the Board of Directors, creating and executing major goals and objectives for the Springfield Legacy Foundation, Inc. (SLF), and has overall day to day operational responsibility for the SLF.  The Executive Director represents the SLF to the community, donors, funders, supporters, and the general public.


Duties and Responsibilities


  • Acts as the spokesperson for the SLF
  • Executes board-approved policies
  • Directs and oversees short and long term strategic plan
  • Attends board meetings and provides support to the Board of Directors
  • Maintains effective and cost efficient programs
  • Develops and implements operational plans, policies, and goals that further the mission of the SLF
  • Maintains official records and documents, ensures compliance with federal, state and local regulations
  • Maintains a working knowledge of developments and trends in the field
  • Sees that the board is kept fully informed regarding the SLF and the environment


  • Ensures accurate and complete financial and accounting records of the SLF to include quarterly financial statements
  • Ensures that financial goals are achieved and operating expenses are within budget
  • Works with the board in the preparation of the annual budget
  • Ensures that financial controls are met
  • Responsible for the maintenance of SLF in a positive financial position
  • Works closely with the Board Treasurer  and  Finance Director to carry out fiduciary duties

Human Resources


  • Hires, supervises and, when necessary, releases staff
  • Leads, coaches and develops the SLF’s staff to create and retain a well working team
  • Ensures job descriptions are current and establishes and revises, as needed, metrics for performance assessment
  • Conducts performance appraisals as required
  • Formulates and implements corrective action as needed
  • Ensure volunteers are engaged and recognized for their work


  • Expands and maintains fundraising activities to support and grow existing programs
  • Targets and develops grant proposals
  • With the Board of Directors manages fundraising campaigns and donor cultivation


  • A master’s degree
  • Five or more years senior nonprofit management experience
  • Experience working with academia and/or research institutions
  • Experience and skill in working with a Board of Directors
  • High level strategic thinking and planning.  Ability to envision and convey the SLF’s strategic future to the staff, board, volunteers and donors.
  • Ability to effectively communicate the SLF’s mission/vision to donors, volunteers and the overall community
  • Solid organizational abilities, including planning, delegating, program development and task facilitation
  • Strong financial management skills, including budget preparation, analysis, decision making and reporting.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Strong public speaking ability
  • Maintains a positive attitude that encourages participation and enthusiasm
  • Demonstrated ability to oversee and collaborate with staff
  • Respects other people’s viewpoints and skills, willingness to compromise and collaborate
  • Strong work ethic with a high degree of energy
  • Excellent partnership skills and ability to work with private and public sectors
  • Flexible and cooperative approach to problem solving
  • Values diversity and helps to create an organizational culture that appreciates and respects differences
  • Experience in facilities management
  • Displays integrity, self-confidence, persuasiveness, decisiveness, and creativity
  • Experience and/or interest in natural and/or cultural resource management, environmental and/or humanities education, anthropology, and archaeology preferred