J4047. President & CEO
Norfolk Botanical Garden Society, Inc., Norfolk, VA
Celebrating its 75th anniversary this year, the Norfolk Botanical Garden Society consists of 155 acres with 12 miles of paved roads and paths, as well as one of the largest collections of azaleas, camellias, rhododendrons and roses on the East Coast. Forty distinctive themed gardens are maintained including a 3-acre children’s garden.
The Board has adopted a long-range master plan. The role of the new President & CEO in articulating and driving this endeavor in partnership with the Board is key to the Garden’s success. Given the fundraising requirements to implement the strategic plan, the ideal candidate will demonstrate a proven track record in obtaining major individual gifts, corporate sponsorships, foundation support and government grants.
Specific experience with public gardens is not a requirement. An affinity for the mission of public gardens and conservation organizations must be evident, as well as knowledge of effective practices in the management of cultural resources. Of critical importance is the candidate’s ability to transform ideas into specific, goal-driven project outcomes. A bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university is required.
Applications and nominations are being received by Kittleman & Associates, LLC. To apply, please send a current resume and letter of interest to <mailto:>.