1. May 2019

The Open Hearts Foundation, co-founded by actress and philanthropist Jane Seymour, is seeking a part-time Executive Director.

Our next Executive Director must have strong experience in nonprofit finance and management as well as ease and expertise in events-centric fundraising and sponsorship. Experience with small foundations and gala production is preferred. As a small organization of volunteers, we seek someone who can work easily and effectively with the Board and can positively engage key volunteers and committees in growing the program and budget. The position is remote but residence in the Los Angeles area is strongly preferred. Position to be filled ASAP and applications will be reviewed as received. To apply, please send resume and a thoughtful cover letter to: info@openheartsfoundation.org.

P/T OHF Executive Director Roles and Responsibilities

Board Governance:

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 to make informed decisions. Responsible for providing the Board with regular financial and programmatic updates with transparency (with the assistance of Nonprofit Management Consultant).

Coordinates Board meetings and Agendas (in collaboration with the Board Chair).

Helps the Board be aware of or follow rules of governance in consultation with Nonprofit Management Consultant.

Engages the Nonprofit Management Consultant in leading any Board retreats, strategic planning, or other special meetings at the Board’s request.

Financial Performance and Viability:

Responsible for the fiscal integrity – submitting budgets to the board, financial statements, which accurately reflect the financial condition of the organization. Communicates regularly with Board Treasurer on financial matters. Can engage the Nonprofit Management Consultant for support in this area.

Consults with Nonprofit Management Consultant on current state and IRS guidelines on nonprofit financial management and fundraising best practices and regulations. Assures the Foundation is in compliance.

Supervises the relationship with the Accounting firm or accountant (consultant or staff).

Organization Mission and Strategy:

Responsible for implementing grant making that carries out the organization’s mission. Assists Board in locating and selecting high quality grantees.

Implements any program related to mission, including possible volunteerism program, grantee support, and impact accelerator activities.

Organization of Operations and Administration: Oversees and implements appropriate resources to ensure that the operations of the organization are appropriate. Responsible for the effective administration of operations.

Responsible for the hiring and retention of competent, qualified staff, contractors, or volunteers.

Responsible for signing all notes, agreements, and other instruments made and entered into and on behalf of the foundation.

Responsible for collating donor data into a CRM system to improve fundraising and communications activity and reporting to the board.


Create and manage donor acknowledgment systems (such as gala follow up and thank you letters) in compliance with IRS and state requirements.

Supervises any event or fundraising contractors or vendors. Committee Management: Responsible for implementing Board, volunteer, program, and grant making committees to provide a platform to discuss, plan and approve ideas.

Marketing and Communications: Responsible for managing the founder brand and promoting the organization and past grantees impact at events, in promotional materials, and on social media outlets. Supervise website management and design.