Open Position – Executive Director

Open Position – Executive Director

Greater Columbus Sister Cities International (GCSCI) – Columbus OH

Application period closes 8/5/2019

GCSCI Mission:
To enhance the quality of life of the Greater Columbus region and its global network of sister cities through the development and advocacy of international engagement and exchange.

GCSCI Vision:
Growth as a vibrant global city through dynamic collaborations with our international network of sister cities.

General Position Summary:
Responsible for developing effective public-private partnerships that create economic opportunities and promote cultural and educational exchange with the City of Columbus, Franklin County, the Greater Columbus Region and its Sister Cities;

leading staff, partners, and volunteers in strategic planning, program development and implementation, community and government relations, operations, financial management, fundraising, and measurement of the results;

developing a strategic offering of programs viewed as valuable to our funding partners as well as our regional and global communities;

working with an active volunteer Board in the execution of the activities of the organization.

Reporting: Executive Director will report to the GCSCI Board Chair and Executive Committee

Essential Job Functions:

Organizational Leadership & Management – The work of GCSCI is done by a combination of Board volunteers, staff, community volunteers, corporate partners and elected officials, in collaboration with other organizations such as the Columbus Foundation, Columbus 2020, Columbus Museum of Art, CAPA, Cultural Arts Center,
The Ohio State University and Columbus State Community College to name a few.

The ability to coordinate this work, align with our mission and drive excitement across a wide range of constituents with varied objectives and priorities is key.

Strategic Relationship Building – We are supported by a variety of sources with programming that touches a diverse audience within our region as well as our Sister Cities. The ability to build and strengthen relationships is critical across these diverse sectors. GCSCI executive director is expected to expand and build new relationships to enhance the reach and strength of the organization.

Fundraising – This is an important skill and expectation of the role. It is expected that the executive director will develop and lead the fundraising effort and solicit assistance from Board, committee members and other community supporters.

Communications – Internal and External. Written and verbal communication skills are key to leading the efforts described above as well as making a positive impression as an ambassador of Columbus to our Sister Cities. Candidate should demonstrate excellence in public speaking, possess listening skills and the ability to communicate across cultures.

Focus and Implementation of Organizational Priorities – The GCSCI executive director must be able to listen and accept program ideas with a balanced ear towards letting great ideas surface while recognizing those that are a distraction. The ability to collaborate and focus is key to our organization of few staff and many volunteers.

Financial Management – Preparation of an annual budget, monthly reporting and ongoing management of results and cash flow. Work with staff and the finance committee to manage expenses and identify opportunities to improve financial results.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Five Years’ Experience working with non-profit and/or government organizations
  • Multicultural experience
  • Supervisory experience demonstrating leadership skill, creativity, conflict management, problem solving ability
  • Project management skills in coordinating and evaluating outcomes of multi-institutional programs
  • Experience and success in fundraising
  • Outstanding interpersonal, oral and written communication skills. Professional credibility to interact effectively with stakeholders at all levels & building organizational relationships
  • Excellence in public speaking
  • Current passport & ability to travel
  • Agree to complete drug, background and other assessment tests

Salary & Benefits:
Commensurate with experience $80,000 – 90,000, annually. Discretionary bonus. Benefits negotiable.

Application Period: Closes August 5, 2019

To Apply: Send resume and references via email to