Friends of Grand Rapids Parks
Employment type: Full-Time
Job Location: Grand Rapids, MI
Application Deadline: January 26, 2017
Friends of Grand Rapids Parks (FGRP) is an independent, citizen led, nonprofit enterprise founded in 2008, working closely with but separate from the City, with the mission to identify specific projects, mobilize people, and generate resources to protect, enhance, and expand the City’s parks, public spaces, and urban forest.
FGRP has an extremely strong foundation and is positioned to grow and expand its role as a change agent in the community. As the City of Grand Rapids continues to grow and prosper, FGRP is uniquely suited to work collaboratively with the Parks and Recreation Department to plan and manage increased investment in parks and green spaces.
The Executive Director of FGRP functions as the chief executive officer of the corporation. In this capacity the executive director is responsible for implementation of policies set by the Board of Directors as well as annual goals and objectives, and financial, program, and administrative management of the corporation. Guidance and direction is provided by the president of the Board, and by the Board and its Executive Committee. The Executive Director is an officer of the Corporation and an ex-offico, non-voting member of the Board.