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Peace River Botanical & Sculpture Gardens, Inc.-Executive Director-Mon, 09/17/2018 - 11:38am

Executive Director


Peace River Botanical & Sculpture Gardens, Inc.
Peace River Botanical & Sculpture Garden
5800 Riverside Drive
Punta Gorda , FL 33982

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Job Description 

Peace River Botanical & Sculpture Gardens Inc is seeking an experienced, passionate and dedicated individual as its initial Executive Director.

The successful candidate will be a person who has the vision and leadership skills to work with the non-profit organization’s Board of Directors to guide a young public garden to grow into its full potential. The Executive Director must also exhibit strong leadership for the Gardens’ operation as well as its financial growth and stability.

The Gardens, located along the beautiful Peace River just east of Punta Gorda, Florida opened 11 acres of an eventual 27-acre sanctuary of art and nature to the public in October of 2017. Outdoor sculptures created by artists from around the globe delight the visitor with their fun, whimsical and unique styles. Complimenting the sculpture works is an evolving collection of horticultural enjoyment. To learn about the Peace River Gardens, visit

Duties & Responsibilities 

The Executive Director of Peace River Botanical & Sculpture Gardens Inc. serves as the Chief Executive of the corporation under the direction of the Board of Directors. This exempt position is an at-will employment and is subject to meeting performance expectations of the Board and to the availability of funding for the position. In this capacity s/he is responsible for working closely with the Board of Directors to set the vision and multi-year strategies necessary to have a measurable and successful implementation of Peace River Botanical & Sculpture Gardens, Inc.’s mission. S/he sets the annual organizational goals and objectives to meet clearly communicated and documented Board expectations. S/he leads the Board in raising the necessary funds to carry out those annual plans, develops annual budgets, provides fiscal oversight and accountability, provides program and administrative management of the corporation, and directs staff in the implementation of those plans. The Executive director is also chief government relations officer for the organization and is responsible for maintaining positive relationships with Federal, State, and County officials.

In addition, The Executive Director provides leadership and overall management to:
1. Ensure funding levels are equal to approved annual budget needs;
2. Fostering a strong and collaborative partnership between PRBSG and local governments and agencies;
3. Ensure full compliance to all grant contracts;
4. Ensure that staff and programs are provided with appropriate oversight and support systems to accomplish their annual goals;
5. Develop and implement new marketing strategies and programs to ensure the growth and stability of the organization; and
6. Promote Peace River Botanical & Sculpture Gardens as a qualified and quality organization in the community and to current and prospective funding sources.

The Executive Director is supervised by the Board President and is accountable to the oversight and instruction of the Board of Directors. The Executive Director is responsible for the effective supervision and direction of the entirety of the programs that constitute Peace River Botanical & Sculpture Gardens. The Executive Director either supervises directly or explicitly delegates supervisory responsibility within the organization for staff, volunteers, interns, and other paid and non-paid people conducting officially sanctioned activities on PRBSG property.

Education and Experience 

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily, and must have:
• Bachelor’s degree or graduate degree in business or other equivalent degree in a field related to PRBSG’s purpose; or at least four years of equivalent, increasingly responsible administrative experience, at least two of which shall have been in a supervisory capacity.
• A minimum of four years of experience in administration – directing a business firm or nonprofit agency and involving supervision of a diverse staff and management of significant funds.
• Experience working with volunteers and a commitment to volunteer leadership and involvement.
• Demonstrated success in fundraising and public relations.
• Grant writing and tracking experience.
• Excellent people skills; outgoing and tactful; energetic, positive and collaborative attitude.
• Ability to work with a diversity of volunteers, staff, community leaders and organizational partners.
• Exceptional verbal, written, and interpersonal skills a must.
• Organized and attentive to detail.
• Ability to manage time, diverse activities and multiple projects.
• Ability and willingness to do physical labor outdoors, and to work some long days, evenings and weekends for workshops, events, and meetings.
• Valid driver’s license.
• Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications.
• Exceptional management ability and a sincere commitment to the goals and values of the organization.

Application Instructions 

For further information, to receive the full job description document or to submit a cover letter and resume, please email to:

Applications will be accepted until October 10, 2018.

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Peace RiverBotanical & Sculpture Gardens, Inc.