Meadowlands Racing and Entertainment (NJ) & Tioga Downs Casino (NY)

  • Tioga Downs Community Regional Charitable Foundation, Inc. Executive Director

    Location US-NY-Nichols
    Job ID
    Regular Part-Time
  • Overview

    Reporting directly to Tioga Downs Southern Tier Charitable Foundation, Inc. board of directors, the Executive Director serves as the lead for the Foundation. In addition to partnering with Tioga Downs (Primary Donor), this role oversees the Foundation’s entire grant making program; including (but not limited to) researching and recommending well-aligned funding opportunities, as well as monitoring and reporting on the effectiveness and impact of grants.


    Primary Role Responsibilities:



    • Oversee all grantmaking from the Foundation.
    • Serve as a subject matter expert on each of the Foundation’s charitable/philanthropic interests; tracking critical issues, trends, and also identifying/engaging potential grantees closely related to charitable interests.
    • Act as a representative to the Foundation and Primary Donor and at all times convey well-aligned values; you’re polished, respectful, and treat others the way you’d like to be treated.
    • Engage nonprofit leaders and proactively identify potential issues to stay abreast of organization, program, and funding needs which fall within the Foundation’s current and prospective areas of interest. This may include government officials, politicians, interest group members, foundation personnel etc.
    • Create measurable funding strategies and implementation plans.
    • Evaluate fiscal, organizational, and program capacities of prospective grantees.
    • Request, review, and assess grant applications. Prepare and present grant application analysis, and resulting funding recommendations, to the Foundation board of directors for review.
    • Prepare materials for board meetings, including docket of grant recommendations for Board of Directors’ approval.
    • Monitor grant progress and proactively initiate course corrections to ensure success/achieve desired outcomes.
    • Identify need and provide technical assistance to grant applicants and/or grantees, when appropriate.
    • Convene, facilitate, organize, initiate, and/or develop initiatives to ensure fulfillment of the Foundation’s charitable and philanthropic interests.
    • Monitor best practices and policy changes affecting the philanthropic sector.
    • Serve as a liaison to the community, consultants, Tioga Downs staff, as well as staff from other community foundations to oversee/manage special initiatives and grants on behalf of the Foundation.
    • Attend events, serve as a representative of the Foundation.
    • Maintain thorough records of all grantmaking related to The Fund.





    • B.A. / B.S. degree required.
    • 5-10 years’ related experience within the charitable/philanthropy/nonprofit sector; with progressive involvement in relationship management, client services, and/or advising high net-worth individuals.
    • Consistent high level of integrity and ethics – both personally and professionally.
    • Refined strategic management skills including proven ability to influence and engage direct and indirect reports; engage in staff selection; coordinate or provide staff training as well as timely, relevant, and accurate feedback related to performance, administering disciplinary action (as warranted).
    • Experience as an Executive Director or high interest in the work of an Executive Director; ownership and appreciation for all that goes in to successfully running an organization.
    • Grantmaking experience is ideal, experience as a grantee is highly regarded as well.
    • Exceptional writing, editing and proofreading skills with the ability to gather, distill, and organize information appropriately.
    • Intermediate proficiency with Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel), and the ability to effectively utilize proprietary software.
    • Strong planning and implementation skills; research and synthesizing abilities.
    • Excellent ability to prioritize, organize, and manage multiple competing assignments and responsibilities.
    • Superior customer service and communication skills (listening, interpersonal, oral, and written) with the ability to work well in a team environment.
    • A high degree of professionalism, confidence and flexibility which enables you to work collaboratively and effectively with clients and colleagues of diverse backgrounds.
    • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to work well in a team environment; ability to develop and maintain a good working relationship with Foundation staff, members of the community, elected officials, the media, colleagues in other foundations, and members of the nonprofit sector.

    This is a part-time, salaried position. 


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