Chief Executive Officer/President
Reports to:  Board of Directors
Supervisory responsibility:  Executive Staff, Senior Horticultural Staff, Executive Assistant
FSLA status:  Exempt
Full-time position:  40 hours per week (with additional after hours and weekends as necessary), health/dental/retirement benefits, paid time off, holidays
Position summary:
The CEO/President is the highest-ranking member of executive staff of the Tulsa Botanic Garden ("Garden"). The CEO/President works with the Board of Directors to fulfill the Garden’s mission and oversees the administration, programs, annual budget, and strategic planning of the Garden. The CEO/President is responsible for building community partnerships, overseeing fundraising and building a workplace culture of transparency, diversity and inclusion.
Primary responsibilities include:
  • Representing the Garden and working toward building community partnerships
  • Meeting or exceeding capital campaign goals in conjunction with development staff, various committees and the Board of Directors
  • Fundraising for operational income in conjunction with development staff, various committees and the Board of Directors
  • Representing the Garden nationally, regionally and locally through public appearances, talks and publications
  • Serving as the Garden’s primary spokesperson to organizations, media, constituents and the general public
  • Working to increase the visibility of the Garden
  • Reporting to and working with the Board of Directors on strategic objectives and the Garden’s vision
  • Strategic planning and execution of development and construction of the master plan for the Garden
  • In conjunction with the Executive Staff, establishing employment and administrative policies and procedures for all functions and the day-to-day operation of the Garden
  • In conjunction with the Executive Staff, establishing a workplace culture of engagement, diversity, inclusion, transparency and accountability
  • Working directly with designers, architects and contractors in executing projects within respective budgets
  • Reviewing and approving vendors and contracts related to the operation and/or construction of the Garden
  • Planning and implementation of an annual budget
  • Perform other duties as assigned by Board of Directors
Education and experience:
  • 10+ years in a key leadership role
  • Demonstrated, successful record of strategic planning, forecasting and budgeting, with preferred experience in leading and meeting fundraising and capital campaign goals
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher preferred; equivalent years’ experience also considered
Personal and leadership qualities:
  • Strong and effective communication skills, including the ability to clearly and concisely communicate vision and strategy
  • The ability to build positive relationships and partnerships throughout the community
  • Find and develop exceptional talent and teams
  • Engage with others collaboratively, with honesty, transparency and diplomacy
  • A passion and commitment for fulling the Garden’s mission and improving the quality of life in the community
  • Ability to lead and manage teams and individuals while holding them accountable and on task

This is a management position
This is a full time position

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