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Posted: 9/13/2017

Mission Inn Foundation

Executive Director
professional Opportunity
Riverside, CA
$65,000.00 - $73,000.00 (Yearly Salary)


The Executive Director will report to the President of the 26-member Mission Inn Foundationís Board of Trustees and provide leadership for the Foundation and the Mission Inn Museum including planning, organizing and directing all operational, administrative, financial disciplines, fundraising and programmatic aspects of the organization. The Mission Inn Foundation , a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit, is a completely separate entity from the privately owned Historic Mission Inn Corporation.

The Executive Director will be expected to study the organization, its needs, potential, and priorities and in concert with staff and the board, develop and implement a strategic agenda for the next decade, including a plan to ensure sound financial growth of the foundation. The Executive Director will promote the foundation's visibility, growth and prominence in the city and region, as well as advance the Museumís collections, exhibitions and educational programs. This creative leader will form effective external relationships with key local community, government, and business leaders, as well as the philanthropic, artistic, historical and educational communities. The ED will develop a comprehensive marketing and advertising campaign to increase and maintain the publicís awareness, attendance and participation.

The Executive Director will administer an operating budget in excess of $675,000, a staff of five full-time and one part-time employees, 11 interns from local universities, 125 active docents, and 26 museum volunteers. The Mission Inn Foundation and Museum hosts over 55,000 visitors annually who tour the hotel grounds and museum. Additionally, the Foundation presents multiple museum exhibits, educational programs for adults and school children, an 18-member Youth Ambassador program, as well as several fundraising events including the Mission Inn Run, a local southern California tradition for the past 40 years.


  • Exhibits an initiative and independent judgment while operating within the general policy framework established by the Board of Trustees.
  • Integrity, tact and diplomacy in politically difficult or controversial situations.
  • Designs, establishes and maintains an organizational structure and staffing, within the foundation's adopted budget, to accomplish the organizationís goals and objectives; Recruits, employs, trains, supervises and evaluates staff. Delegates areas of responsibility and tasks as appropriate.
  • Establishes and implements long and short-range goals, objectives, policies and operating procedures; monitors and evaluates program effectiveness; effects changes required for improvement.
  • Successful experience administering contemporary not-for-profit fundraising strategies and grant production targeted at individual contributors, corporations, public and other private sources that generate resources and revenue for operating funds and special exhibits.
  • Plans and directs development and communication of information to government agencies, funding agencies, students, community stakeholders (e.g. schools, colleges and universities, tribal organizations and the business community) and the general public. Collaborates with other arts, historical and cultural organizations in the community and region.
  • Develops the annual operating budget, supervises accounting controls and provides accurate financial reports to the Executive Committee and the Board of Trustees. Performs periodic cost and productivity analyses.
  • Provides guidance and advice to the Board of Trustees on all matters affecting the organization and its performance. Ensures that information and training is provided in a thorough and timely fashion to assist the board with its decision making.
  • Directs and oversees the professional management of a broad-based museum collection and archives; directs the research and other related professional activities; coordinates a wide variety of temporary and permanent exhibitions
  • Plans and implements marketing strategies for all foundation and museum activities.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
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