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Sandi Parkes sandi.parkes at
Tue Jul 15 17:57:58 MDT 2003

>         Children First Utah is seeking applications for the position of
> Executive
> Director. Children First Utah is an established nonprofit agency, the
> mission of which is to provide tuition assistance for children from
> Utahs
> low income families who seek opportunity through private education. The
> 2002 budget for Children First Utah was over $600,000, nearly all of
> which
> came from two significant grants. Children First Utah is an affiliate of
> Children First America. In its two-year history, Children First Utah has
> awarded over 300 scholarships, aggregating more than $750,000. Children
> First Utah demonstrates the benefits of school choice in the lives of
> low
> income children.
>         This position involves responsibility for the design and creation of a
> fund raising program, the development of the organization and the
> development of a public relations program. The Executive Director will
> manage the staff, act as a liaison to ongoing sources of funding, and
> develop an annual campaign, which may include direct mail and major gift
> solicitations.
>         A minimum of four years of fund raising/public relations experience
> and/or
> agency management experience is desirable. Experience in annual, planned
> and major gift giving, direct solicitation of contributions, volunteer
> leadership development and support, public presentations, and strategic
> market development is required. The Executive Director will identify and
> approach private donors, identify and write proposals for foundation and
> corporate support, and interface with the community and a volunteer
> board.
> The Executive Director will direct the stewardship and cultivation
> activities. He or she must have demonstrated human relations and
> communications skills. A bachelors degree or equivalent work experience
> is
> required. A successful candidate will have excellent writing and
> speaking
> skills.
>         The annual salary is expected to range from $50,000 to $75,000,
> including
> a performance-based incentive.
>         A strong commitment to the concept of excellence in service is expected
> from all applicants. Please consider applying or share this announcement
> with interested colleagues. Please submit a resume and a writing sample
> by
> July 11, 2003. Applications and information should be directed to:
>                         Search Committee
>                         Children First Utah
>                         c/o Fund Raising Counsel, Inc.
>                         P.O. Box 58605
>                         Salt Lake City, UT  84158
>                         (801) 363-6515 ex.1 (phone)
>                         (801) 363-6517 (fax)

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