Executive Director

The Executive Director reports to the Imperial Valley Wellness Foundation’s Board of Trustees and is responsible for the organization’s consistent achievement of its mission and financial objectives. The success of this position and of the Foundation requires establishing and engaging in an active network in the community, and being seen as a trusted partner and funder among communities serving farm workers, the uninsured, children, homeless, veterans, and seniors.

The general responsibilities of the Executive Director are:

Board Governance:

  1. Responsible for leading the Imperial Valley Wellness Foundation in a manner that supports and guides the organization’s mission as defined by the Board of Directors.
  2. Responsible for communicating effectively with the Board and providing, in a timely and accurate manner, all information necessary for the Board to function properly and make informed decisions.

Endowment and Community:

  1. Partner with board members and outside advisors in support of fundraising for the Endowment
  2. Serve as spokesperson and liaison for the Foundation in the community, by engaging in community coalitions and committees that align with IVWF’s mission, vision and values
  3. Respond to inquiries from funders, community and press about the progress of the Foundation

Financial Performance and Viability:

  1. Be responsible for developing and maintaining sound financial practices.
  2. Work with the Finance Committee, and the board in preparing a budget; see that the organization operates within budget guidelines.
  3. Ensure that adequate funds are available to permit the organization to carry out its work.
  4. Jointly, with the president and secretary of the board of directors, conduct official correspondence of the organization, and jointly, with designated officers, execute legal documents.

Administration and Strategy:

  1. Provide leadership in developing program, organizational and financial plans with the Board of Directors and carry out plans and policies authorized by the board.
  2. Maintain official records and documents, and ensure compliance with federal, state, and local regulations.
  3. Maintain a working knowledge of significant developments and trends in the field.
  4. Assure that the organization has a long-range strategy which achieves its mission, and toward which it makes consistent and timely progress.

In communications, the Executive Director will:

  1. See that the board is kept fully informed on the condition of the organization and all-important factors influencing it.
  2. Publicize the activities of the organization, its programs, and goals.
  3. Establish sound working relationships and cooperative arrangements with community groups and organizations.
  4. Represent the programs and point of view of the organization to agencies, organizations, and the general public.

In relation to administrative support, the Executive Director will:

  1. Be responsible for administrative support for self, board and committees.
  2. Be responsible for the recruitment of interns and/or other staff when approved by the board and the budget is available.
  3. Maintain a climate which attracts, keeps, and motivates a diverse field of interns and staff.


  • A bachelor’s degree
  • Transparent and High Integrity leadership
  • Five or more years in senior management
  • Experience and skill in working with a Board of Directors
  • High level strategic thinking and planning, ability to envision and convey the organization’s strategic future to the staff, board, volunteers, community, and donors.
  • Previous experience in establishing relationships with individuals and organizations of influence including funders, partner agencies and volunteers.
  • Solid organizational abilities, including planning, fundraising, program development and task reporting.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Strong public speaking ability
  • Strong work ethic with a high degree of energy
  • Be a resident of Imperial County.

NOTE: This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive. This is a dynamic organization in a fast-moving world; this position description will change as needed.

To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to Trustee@ivwf.org.