Gardens Buffalo Niagara Executive Director Job Posting

altGardens Buffalo Niagara is growing and is seeking an independent contractor who will work part-time as its Executive Director. Gardens Buffalo Niagara was founded in 2014 specifically make Buffalo Niagara a premier garden destination as a catalyst for beautification, education, tourism, promotion, community-building, healthy living, sustainability, and civic pride. Gardens Buffalo Niagara has over 50 volunteers, organized into committees including Garden Walk Buffalo, Tours of Open Gardens, The Buffalo-style Garden Art Sale, specialty tours, trade show tabling, weekend garden tours and walks, and the Marvin Lunenfeld Beautification Grants.
The Executive Director is the key management leader of Gardens Buffalo Niagara. The Executive Director is responsible for overseeing the administration, programs and strategic plan of Gardens Buffalo Niagara. Other key duties will include fundraising, working closely with the Board of Directors, marketing, and community and volunteer outreach. On average, we expect services to be rendered about 10-15 hours per week with more hours during the summer.
The Executive Director must be thoroughly committed to Gardens Buffalo Niagara’s mission.

  • Strong marketing, public relations, and fundraising experience with the ability to engage a wide range of stakeholders and cultures including excellent public speaking and written communication skills
  • Excellent computer skills and experience using social media
  • Proven leadership, coaching, and relationship management experience
  • Unwavering commitment to quality programs and data-driven program evaluation
  • Excellence in organizational management with the ability to set and achieve strategic objectives, and manage a budget
  • Past success working with a Board of Directors with the ability to cultivate existing board member relationships
  • Ability to work effectively in collaboration with diverse groups of people
  • Ability to travel locally by car and occasionally by train or airplane.

Compensation is commensurate with experience and other qualifications. We will consider all applications received by May 15, 2017.
If interested, please email Jeffrey Tooke, President of the Board of Directors ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ) with the following:

  • Your resume
  • A short cover letter explaining why you want to work for Gardens Buffalo Niagara, what skills and experience you can bring to Gardens Buffalo Niagara
  • Your hourly rate

Please put GBN Executive Director in the subject line. Gardens Buffalo Niagara is an equal opportunity employer.