Location: Tampa, FL
The American Association of Kidney Patients (AAKP) is seeking a dynamic executive director to build on our exceptional 40 year record of advocating for patients and family members affected by kidney disease. AAKP’s mission is to improve the quality of life for kidney patients through education, advocacy and the fostering of patient communities.
The American Association of Kidney Patients is recognized as the leader for patient-centered education– continually developing high quality, professionally written, edited and reviewed educational pieces covering every level of kidney disease. The American Association of Kidney Patients (AAKP) has a rich history in patient advocacy and kidney disease education. AAKP started in 1969 at King County Hospital in Brooklyn, New York. For more information, see AAKP’s website at www.aakp.org .
Reporting directly to the Board of Directors and managing a current staff of three, the executive director serves as the chief executive officer of AAKP. The incoming executive will inherit an organization that is respected throughout the kidney patient community, has a highly motivated and engaged staff, and has a solid governing board. The Executive Director’s primary responsibilities are to provide visionary leadership for AAKP, manage strategic planning and advocacy efforts, and supervise operations including finance, program development, staff supervision, and resource development.
Ideal candidates for this position will bring a passion for AAKP’s mission and commitment for patient advocacy within the kidney patient community. In addition to experience in leadership, nonprofit management, staff supervision, financial and resource management, and board relations, a strong candidate will bring a variety of experiences and attributes including general understanding of public policy impacts on kidney patients, excellent relationship building skills, strong written and oral communications skills, experience working with a national organization and partnering with volunteers dispersed across the US, five years of nonprofit management experience. To read the complete details about this opportunity, CLICK HERE.
Salary will be competitive and commensurate with experience. To apply, e-mail resume, cover letter and salary requirements to: AAKP@transitionguides.com (e-mail applications are required). For other inquiries contact Ginna Goodenow at TransitionGuides, (301) 439-6635. Resume reviews begin immediately.
Location: Silver Spring, MD
The Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD), a national not-for-profit organization, seeks an executive director to lead and guide activities that fulfill its mission to advance policies and practices that improve the health, education, social and economic well-being of people with developmental and other disabilities, their families, and their communities by supporting its members in research, education, health and service activities. AUCD is governed by a 19-member Board of Directors that includes professionals, individuals with disabilities and family members. It has an annual budget of approximately $5 million and employs a staff of 21. For additional detailed information, visit www.aucd.org.
Reporting directly to the board of directors, the Executive Director serves as the chief executive officer of AUCD. The Executive Director’s primary responsibilities are to: provide visionary leadership for the Association; manage strategic planning and policy development; and supervise day-to-day operations that include finance, program development, staff supervision and development. The Executive Director provides information and counsel to the board to facilitate the board’s decision making processes that support member needs and continued growth, ensures accountability to federal and congressional mandates, and responds to consumer and family needs.
The priority responsibilities of the new Executive Director for the first 12-18 months are to develop an understanding of the membership and the relationship between AUCD and member universities; develop trust and working relationships with diverse stakeholders, including staff, board, members, government agencies and other diverse constituencies; develop an in-depth understanding of the complexities of AUCD, including its funding sources and the networks it represents; and to maintain regular contact with the board, funders and members to establish a regular communication pattern and a seamless transition.
Ideal candidates for this position will bring experiences including a terminal degree with a major emphasis in disability/health, education, psychology, law or other social science field; content knowledge about the field of developmental disabilities and the network of associations and disability focused organizations; demonstrated internal organizational leadership and administrative skills, including leading and directing professionals, staff development, working collaboratively, budget planning and financial control, information dissemination, board development and public relations; and experience with federal grant procurement, contracting, budgeting and resource management. among others. For more information about this position, CLICK HERE.
AUCD provides a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits. To apply, email cover letter, resume, and salary expectations to AUCD@TransitionGuides.com . For more information, contact Catrese Brown at CBrown@transitionguides.com . Resume review begins immediately and resumes will be accepted until the position is filled, however, the active application period is now through June 30. The Search Committee tentatively plans to interview candidates mid-summer and hopes to fill the position by September, 2013. AUCD is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes and encourages diverse applicants.
Location: Baltimore, MD
Baltimore Clayworks, a nationally-known non-profit ceramic arts center, seeks an entrepreneurial and multi-talented executive director who is a passionate advocate of ceramic art to lead this organization with a commitment to the capacity of ceramic art to transform the lives of our diverse community.
Founded over 30 years ago by a group of Baltimore area ceramic artists who wanted to collaborate and share facilities, Baltimore Clayworks is now a non-profit ceramic art center that exists to develop, sustain, and promote an artist-centered community that provides outstanding artistic, educational, and collaborative programs in ceramic arts. Baltimore Clayworks is governed by a 25-member board of directors. In addition to the Executive Director, Baltimore Clayworks currently employs a staff of 13 whose work is supplemented by approximately 6 interns and 43 part-time ceramics teachers who are professional artists. The annual operating budget is approximately $1 million. Revenue is generated from earned income and contributions from individuals, foundations, and government agencies. For additional information, visit www.baltimoreclayworks.org.
Under the direction of the board of directors and its committees, the Executive Director is responsible for Clayworks’ overall management and consistent achievement of its mission, strategic goals, and financial objectives. The Executive Director is the chief fundraiser and relationship manager. The appropriate candidate for the position will demonstrate strong nonprofit management experience, relationship building and strategic leadership skills, lead and manage the financial and administrative functions of the organization, and collaboratively manage the staff team in addition to other responsibilities. You can read more about this position by clicking here.
Ideal candidates for this position will have a genuine commitment to the role of art and the value of the practicing artist in society. Preferably, candidates will have management experience in an arts organization. In addition to demonstrated experience in leadership, supervision, financial and resource management, community outreach and board relations, they will also bring a variety of experiences and attributes to Clayworks, including an inspirational leadership style with a sense of humor. Other requirements include five to seven years’ professional experience of progressive leadership and management responsibility, preferably in a nonprofit organization; the demonstrated ability to work successfully with diverse individuals in the artistic, outreach, funding and business communities; strategic and visionary thinking coupled with entrepreneurial spirit and experience; and a Bachelor’s degree (Master’s degree preferred), in addition to others listed on the position profile.
To apply, email cover letter, resume, and salary requirements to Clayworks@TransitionGuides.com. For more information, contact Catrese Brown at cbrown@TransitionGuides.com. Communications will be confidential. Resume review begins immediately and resumes will be accepted until the position is filled.
Baltimore Clayworks is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes and encourages diverse applicants.
Location: Chattanooga, TN
Chattanooga Neighborhood Enterprise (CNE) seeks a strong, entrepreneurial visionary in its next executive director to build on its 25-year track record of building and sustaining livable Chattanooga neighborhoods. CNE’s mission is fulfilled by providing homeownership education and counseling, making affordable home loans, home improvement and small business loans, and engaging residents and community partners to implement neighborhood revitalization projects. A 13-member board of directors governs CNE, with its day-to-day business operations managed by the executive and a team of 21 staff. The organization’s annual operating budget exceeds $4 million. More information on CNE may be found at www.cneinc.org.
The executive director is the principal relationship manager for all stakeholders. As the public face of the organization, the successful candidate will be expected to represent CNE to political officials, government agency representatives, program participants, partner organizations, donors, grantees, and the public. The ideal leader will inspire and empower the CNE team to carry forward the strategic direction of the organization.
Specific responsibilities include providing visionary and strategic leadership to CNE and translating that vision into program opportunities, measurable strategies, and concrete actions that advance the mission; ensuring a culture of excellence among the staff team whereby members are supported, empowered, and held accountable to achieve stated goals and results; amplifying efforts to cultivate and secure increased and diversified financial resources for CNE; overseeing the finances and ensuring fiscal responsibility and security; and overseeing the business operations of the organization and the management team responsible for the day-to-day operations, among others.
Ideal candidates for this position will have a passion for housing and neighborhood redevelopment; possess an undergraduate degree; demonstrate a commitment to continued education; be a strategic, visionary leader with capability of guiding an organization to a higher level of performance; exhibit political savvy, tact, and diplomacy; and have five or more years of senior organizational leadership experience (including management or oversight of a comparably-sized budget and staff) as well as five years of experience with housing and community development real estate transactions, neighborhood revitalization, and complex deal structures, projects, and tools. To see the full position profile and requirements, CLICK HERE.
Salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience. To apply, send an email with a cover letter detailing qualifications, vitae/resume, and salary requirements to CNE@TransitionGuides.com (email applications are required).
Other inquiries, contact Dollie Whittle at TransitionGuides at firstname.lastname@example.org or 301-439-6635. Communications will be treated with confidence and resumes will be accepted until position is filled; however the active application period is now through April 30, 2013.
Location: Cerritos, CA
College Bound (www.collegeboundca.org) headquartered in Cerritos, CA is seeking a dynamic, energetic and community-driven Chief Executive Officer to build on our exceptional 22 year record of helping underserved students achieve their dream of going to college.
Founded in 1990, College Bound (CBI) is dedicated to providing comprehensive programs and services that prepare students for admission into and graduation from accredited four-year institutions of higher education. College Bound has helped over 750 students enter college successfully. College Bound’s programs and services promote parent empowerment, academic proficiency, and the development of key 21st century workforce skills, such as critical thinking, leadership, communication, collaboration, research, and technology skills. Our interactive, family-centered approach to learning prepares students for the rigors of higher education, which strengthens their ability to persist throughout their college journey. College Bound has an annual operating budget of $2.3 M, is governed by a Board of Directors comprised of 7 professionals representing various fields, and employs a full time staff of 8 and a host of part time staff and volunteers. For more information about College Bound, go to www.CollegeBound.org
The Chief Executive Officer is responsible for implementation of the strategic plan, fundraising and resource development, staff development and supervision, fiscal management and accountability, advocating for students, and overseeing the design and implementation of key programs and services. The CEO will be responsible for engaging individuals, families and the community to encourage children to achieve our mission. Specific responsibilities include providing visionary and strategic leadership to the organization and translating that vision into concrete actions that advance the mission, maintaining an understanding of the organization’s financial position, and providing effective management and direction to existing and new staff, leading the internal operations and programs to ensure that College Bound maintains its status as a highly-respected organization, among others.
Ideal candidates for this position will share College Bound’s commitment to prepare students for college and envision a world in which every generation is prepared to achieve their highest potential as active participants in a global society. Highly qualified applicants will bring a variety of experiences and attributes, including a visionary perspective of education, a successful history of fundraising, at least 8 years of management experience, demonstrated organizational skills, and a passion for student advocacy, among others. A Bachelor’s degree is required, but a Master’s degree is preferred. To see the full position profile, please CLICK HERE.
To apply, email a cover letter, resume, and salary requirements to: CB@transitionguides.com. (Email applications are required.) All other communications please contact Karen Schuler, Executive Vice President - Search & Operations, Transition Guides, Inc., KSchuler@transitionguides.com .
Location: Washington, D.C.
Equal Justice Works is seeking an Chief Operating Officer with exceptional operational experience and a proven track record of creative problem-solving and change management for this key leadership position guiding this high-growth, mission-driven organization.
The mission of Equal Justice Works (www.equaljusticeworks.org) is to create a just society by mobilizing the next generation of lawyers committed to equal justice. The Chief Operating Officer supports and is the internal complement to the largely externally-focused function of the Executive Director. Reporting to the Executive Director, the Chief Operating Officer serves as a lead member of the management team with the primary function to build the Equal Justice Works’ brand, board relations, strategy and contribute to the development of the organization’s strategic goals.
The COO will play a pivotal role in guiding the operations and growth of Equal Justice Works. Currently an $11 million organization with 25 staff, the organization has a fresh strategic plan that envisions strong. The COO reports to the Executive Director. His/her responsibilities include directing the strategic direction and organizational structure of EJW; staff supervision and development; and financial management and operations, including budgeting and HR.
The qualifications that the COO will need are a genuine interest in and passion for the mission and programs of Equal Justice Works; a BA/BS in a relevant field required (J.D. or Master’s degree strongly preferred); extensive experience at a senior management level in a complex organization, with broad operational responsibility for disparate operating functions; significant budgeting experience, familiarity with basic accounting principles, human resources practices, and standard office technology and systems; and excellent judgment and creative problem solving skills including negotiation and conflict resolution skills. Pluses include prior nonprofit management experience; fundraising expertise and /or a legal background; and strong mentoring, coaching experience to a team with diverse levels of expertise, along with superior management skills. For a more complete description of the position and its requirements, please CLICK HERE.
The salary is commensurate with experience. Benefits include health insurance, dental insurance, flexible spending account plans, life and accidental death and disability insurance, 20 paid vacation days during the first year of employment, 10 days sick leave and two days of personal leave.
To apply, please submit your resume, cover letter and salary requirements to: EJW@transitionguides.com. For more information, contact Ginna Goodenow at TransitionGuides: email@example.com or 301-439-6635.
EQUAL JUSTICE WORKS is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, family responsibilities, physical or mental handicap, matriculation, or political affiliation.
Location: Washington, DC
Equal Justice Works is seeking a professional with strong experience in administration, human resources and IT for a key management role in this high-growth, mission-driven nonprofit organization. The mission of Equal Justice Works (www.equaljusticeworks.org) is to create a just society by mobilizing the next generation of lawyers committed to equal justice.
The Operations Manager provides oversight of operations to include technology, facilities management and administrative services. S/he will supervise and manage the administrative staff and the information technology staff in the office. S/he will serve as staff liaison for human resources and financial services, providing information and assistance for employees, linking them with benefits and personnel systems, recruiting and hiring process, assisting and advising managers on personnel and administration matters and handling the payment of invoices and billing processes. The Operations Manager will be responsible for administrative services such as administration and interpretation of personnel policies, management of consultants, negotiating vendor contracts, the delivery of internal organizational programs and organizational insurance. The Operations Manager reports to the Chief Operating Officer.
To see the full position profile which enumerates the specific responsibilities of the Operations Manager, please CLICK HERE. The Operations Manager must have a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university. In addition, at least five years of relevant work experience in office management or administration is required, along with strong computer and database skills and office systems experience, and strong oral and written skills.
The salary is commensurate with experience, up to $90,000. Participation in our standard health insurance policy, dental insurance, flexible spending account plans, life and accidental death and disability insurance policies, 14 paid vacation days during the first year of employment, 10 days sick leave and two days of personal leave. Eligibility to participate in 403(b) retirement plan, transportation fringe benefit program, and ability to apply for participation in our loan repayment assistance plan which currently provides up to $200 per month to offset educational debt payments.
To apply, please submit your resume, cover letter and salary requirements to: EJW-OM@transitionguides.com. For more information, contact Ginna Goodenow at TransitionGuides: firstname.lastname@example.org or 301-439-6635.
EQUAL JUSTICE WORKS is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, family responsibilities, physical or mental handicap, matriculation, or political affiliation.
Location: Nashville, TN
The highly regarded Housing Fund (THF) seeks a dynamic, entrepreneurial leader to succeed its founding executive director and build on its 17-year track record of financing and neighborhood revitalization projects in Nashville and Middle Tennessee. The Housing Fund fulfills its mission by providing lending programs designed to meet the affordable housing needs of low and moderate-income individuals and their communities.
THF is a nonprofit regional Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) whose mission is to provide resources and creative leadership to help individuals and communities create and maintain affordable and healthy places in which low and moderate income people live. In 2013, The Housing Fund endeavors to achieve the following priorities: increasing its gross loan portfolio to $20.5 million from its present level of $17.5; assisting 200 households through THF programs and services; originating community and housing development loans of $2.5 million; and adapt and create products and services to meet housing gaps and identified needs, among others. A 21-member board of directors governs THF, with its day-to-day business operations managed by the executive and a team of 11 staff. The organization’s annual operating budget exceeds $2 million with net assets of $10 million. More information on THF may be found at www.thehousingfund.org
The executive director carries the full range of responsibilities typically associated with such a position. Reporting to the board of directors, the executive director’s responsibilities can be grouped into four major areas: organizational leadership and management, strategic planning, resource development, and external relations. The following are priorities for the first 12–18 months of the incoming director’s tenure: leading THF forward in its new, more broadly defined direction of creating and maintaining affordable and healthy places to live; carrying forward its strategic priorities, resource development, and marketing and branding, while keeping THF relevant in the Nashville community; establishing strong working relationships with the board of directors, staff, funding sources, and partners; and ensuring that affordable housing and community development are top priorities among community leaders in greater Nashville, among others.
Ideal candidates for this position will have a passion for housing and neighborhood redevelopment. Qualified applicants must possess an undergraduate degree, with direct management experience in a community development or nonprofit organization, and bring a variety of experiences and attributes to THF, including: strategic, visionary leadership; seven or more years of progressive responsibility in senior management and leadership positions; an entrepreneurial orientation to identify and advance particular development and financing opportunities; and a proven track record of cultivating funding relationships and raising capital and operating support. To see more details about this position, CLICK HERE.
To apply, send an email with a cover letter detailing qualifications, vitae/resume, and salary requirements to THF@TransitionGuides.com (email applications are required). Other inquiries, contact David Erickson-Pearson at TransitionGuides at (303) 703-6165, or at email@example.com. Communications will be treated confidentially and resumes will be accepted until position is filled; however the active application period is now through May 10, 2013.
THF is an equal opportunity employer.
Location: Halethorpe, MD
The Maryland Food Bank seeks a dynamic, highly skilled, and collaborative senior level human resources professional to join the Leadership Team. This vice president position provides an exciting opportunity to work in a service oriented environment to support the mission: To lead the movement and nurture the belief that together we can improve the lives of Marylanders by ending hunger.
The Maryland Food Bank (MFB) operates from three facilities: one in Baltimore, serving all Maryland counties except Montgomery and Prince George's; one in Salisbury, serving the Eastern Shore; and one in Hagerstown, serving Western Maryland. MFB is governed by a Board of Directors, led by the President and Chief Executive Officer, and its day-to-day affairs are managed by its Executive Vice President. The organization’s annual budget exceeds $55,000,000. MFB employs approximately 110 employees in 3 locations across the state of Maryland. The Vice President of Human Resources currently oversees the work of 2 employees: the office manager and the human resource generalist. More information on MFB may be found at www.mdfoodbank.org .
Reporting to the Executive Vice President and working with the President and CEO, the Vice President of Human Resources (VP of HR) provides leadership, guidance and oversight of all human resource related functions and is a member of the Leadership Team. This position is located in Halethorpe, MD. The successful candidate for this position will bring significant HR experience in a similar-sized organization and have a desire and vision to create an HR department that leads as well as advises a culture of professionalism and growth. The VP of HR originates and leads practices and objectives that provide an employee-oriented, high performance culture that emphasizes quality, productivity, and ongoing development of a superior workforce. More information about this position can be seen by CLICKING HERE.
Ideal candidates for this position will share our commitment to ending hunger, and have direct management experience in a similar human services or nonprofit organization. Highly qualified applicants will bring a variety of experiences and attributes to MFB, including an empathetic attitude with genuine compassion for our clients; at least seven years of senior HR management or leadership experience in a comparably-sized organization; exceptional interpersonal communication skills; a high level of initiative, creativity and an ability to produce results. A Bachelor’s degree is required, Master’s degree or equivalent experience is preferred.
Salary will be competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience. To apply, send an email with a cover letter detailing your qualifications, resume and salary requirements to MFBVP@TransitionGuides.com. Communications will be treated with confidence and resumes will be accepted until position is filled.
Maryland Food Bank is an equal opportunity employer.
Location: Baltimore, MD
Middle Grades Partnership (MGP) seeks an entrepreneurial executive to lead this emerging not-for-profit organization dedicated to fostering effective partnerships between public and private school communities in the Greater Baltimore area. An initiative of the Baltimore Community Foundation and overseen by a committed and involved Advisory Board, MGP has an annual budget of approximately $1 million. The next Executive Director will inherit a financially sound organization with a highly motivated and engaged staff. For additional information, visit www.middlegradespartnership.org.MGP’s Executive Director (ED) provides overall leadership for the organization. The ED develops the programmatic direction of MGP and makes recommendations to the MGP board with strategies to execute that direction. The ED also creates and monitors the organizational budget and development plans. The ED is MGP’s primary external face, responsible for communicating the organization’s mission to key stakeholders and the general public.
The Middle Grades Partnership’s next leader has the opportunity to transform students’ lives and prepare them to impact and navigate Baltimore’s future economy. MGP is a model for public private partnerships nationally, and directly works with the Baltimore City Public School system. MGP is entering a new phase in its growth as it develops beyond its current framework as an initiative of the Baltimore Community Foundation. The next three to five years include a pivotal transition not only to a new ED, but also for the organization to develop the permanent resources necessary to perpetuate its groundbreaking work. The MGP board looks forward to working with an ED who will harness the energy of this organization to fulfill its potential. For more information about the position, click here.
Ideal candidates for the position will have a genuine passion for and commitment to MGP’s mission, and demonstrate strong relationship building skills and strategic leadership. Essential to this role is forming and maintaining positive and constructive relationships with staff; board; the Baltimore Community Foundation; and participants at partner schools including school heads and principals, site directors and teachers, students, parents and funders. They will also bring a variety of experiences and attributes to MGP which include:
• Seven to ten years’ professional experience of progressive leadership and management responsibility, preferably in a nonprofit organization;
• Able to develop relationships across multiple and diverse constituencies;
• Familiar with education and education systems, including valuing public and private schools teachers and students;
• Able to recognize, understand, and cross racial and class lines;
• Understand the opportunities and challenges faced by MGP students;
• Demonstrated capacity to articulate a vision and directly seek the funds necessary for carrying it out;
• Excellent written and verbal communications skills, style and experience;
• Able to navigate politically sensitive situations and systems, and navigate complex relationships, with an understanding of bureaucracy;
• Proficient use of software applications, an awareness and understanding of web/social media applications; and
• Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s preferred.
MGP provides a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits. To apply, email cover letter, resume, and salary requirements to MGP@TransitionGuides.com . For more information, contact Catrese Brown at cbrown@TransitionGuides.com. Communications will be confidential. Resume review begins immediately. The Baltimore Community Foundation/Middle Grades Partnership is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes and encourages diverse applicants.
Location: New York, NY
The National Federation of Community Development Credit Unions (the Federation) is seeking an experienced, energetic Chief Financial Officer/Chief Investments Officer (CFO-CIO) to build the organization’s financial infrastructure and to manage and grow the Federation’s $50 million portfolio. The new CFO-CIO will help guide the organization through its next stage of growth and service. Based in New York City, and founded in 1974, the Federation currently has 250 member CDCUs with combined assets of over $17.4 billion, serving more than 2.5 million members. The Federation has a current staff of 16 FTEs and an annual operating budget of approximately $3.5 million With more than $50M under management, the Federation seeks to grow dramatically in the coming years.
The CFO-CIO reports to the Chief Executive Officer and will provide strategic leadership for fiscal/internal financial management as well as investment management. He/she will drive strategy, manage financial performance, ensure ongoing operational efficiency, and forecast and plan for growth and business opportunities. He/she will work closely with the CEO to dramatically expand the scope and impact of the Federation’s investments while simultaneously managing appropriate risk and reporting regularly to investors on the financial and social bottom-line of the Federation. This newly created position combines leadership of the fiscal/accounting team and the community development investments/mortgage center team.
Ideal candidates for this position will share the organization’s commitment to assisting its member credit unions to better serve their own memberships, helping low- and moderate-income people become financially stable and build assets, and leading to long-term success and helping to raise communities out of poverty. Candidates must be strategic, possess deep financial analytic skills, and bring strong leadership and management skills. Successful candidates will possess 10+ years’ experience in financial leadership within a credit union, banking or CDFI environment; deep experience with financial management of growth oriented businesses and portfolios; a successful record of fund and investment development, including marketing experience; the ability to think strategically and critically; strong organizational and personnel management skills, among others. To see the full position profile, CLICK HERE.
To apply, please submit your resume, cover letter and salary requirements to: firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information, visit the organization’s website at www.cdcu.coop or contact Karen Schuler at TransitionGuides: KSchuler@TransitionGuides.com or 301-439-6635.
The Federation works with member credit unions that serve ethnically, economically, and geographically diverse markets and communities. We value our diverse staff and seek to maintain that tradition of diversity.
NativityMiguel Scranton seeks a practical, visionary and entrepreneurial leader who will make the dream of establishing a school a reality.
NativityMiguel Scranton will be located in the Diocese of Scranton and will be an independent Catholic school rather than a diocesan school. The NativityMiguel model is characterized by small classes, rigorous academics, an extended school day and year, and a support system that continues through high school. The schools are structured to prepare graduates for admittance to private and Catholic high schools. The academic demands and high standards for moral values cultivate discipline, motivation, and compassion toward others. The NativityMiguel model schools have a proven record of success.
Now in its beginning stages, one of the initial responsibilities of its first President is to establish the school, which will serve urban, low-income families of all faiths and cultures in the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre area. The President, as the school’s leader and key public face, will hire the Academic Director who will oversee the curriculum development and day-to-day activities of the school and report to the President. NativityMiguel Scranton has applied for status as a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that is governed by a 26 member Board of Directors, currently known as the Founders’ Council. The school will officially open to students in September, 2015.
The incoming leader will be the first president and report to the Founders’ Council. The president will have primary responsibility for maintaining the mission and provides leadership and direction for the religious character of the school and the spiritual formation of the students, faculty and families. The president will have general supervisory responsibility for all school related activities, projects, and programs, including graduate support and fund development.
Priorities for the first 12-18 months for the new president’s tenure include establishing positive working relationships with board, sponsoring congregations, staff, funders, community members and families; and preparing for the opening of the school. You can see the complete position profile by clicking here. The longer term priorities include establishing on-going funding.
The ideal candidate for this position will have a genuine passion for and commitment to NativityMiguel Scranton’s mission, and will demonstrate strong relationship building skills and strategic leadership. The successful applicant will also have proven leadership abilities, an appreciation for and comfort with Catholic faith and values, exceptional interpersonal skills and a proven networking ability with diverse groups of stakeholders; a certificate in administration, with an advanced degree or equivalent strongly preferred, among other qualifications.
To apply, email resume, cover letter and salary requirements to: NMS@TransitionGuides.com.
For other inquiries, please contact Catrese Brown at 301-439-6635.
Location: Bethesda, MD
The Society of Fire Protection Engineers seeks a strategic and experienced Executive Director to build on our 63-year track record of representing those practicing in the field of fire protection engineering. The Society of Fire Protection Engineers (SFPE) is an international organization with a mission to advance the science and practice of fire protection engineering and its allied fields, to maintain high ethical standards among its members, and to foster fire protection engineering education. SFPE was established in 1950 and incorporated as an independent organization in 1971. It is the professional society representing those practicing the field of fire protection engineering worldwide. The Society has over 4,500 members and more than 75 chapters across the globe, including student chapters. SFPE is governed by a 17-member board of directors. The Society’s current budget is $1.5 million, and current staffing includes five full-time positions in addition to the Executive Director. See more information at www.sfpe.org .
The Executive Director is directly responsible for the day-to-day operations of the Society. Two important goals the new Executive Director must address are growing SFPE’s membership and expanding global access to SFPE’s educational products and services through the use of technology.
The Executive Director’s key responsibilities include entering into agreements on behalf of the Society to manage financial systems; hiring of staff, and administratively managing the SFPE International home office; leading and supervising SFPE staff; performing management tasks as directed by the Board of Directors; managing membership, chapter management and service responsibilities; and managing the external activities of the Society including communications, activity coordination, and committee and council representation.
Ideal candidates for this position will share our commitment to SFPE’s vision and mission; have experience as a results-driven leader and a strategic thinker; possess demonstrable personnel and organizational management skills and experience; and have executive-level financial and budgetary knowledge and experience. The successful candidate will have a passion for membership development and service on a regional and global scale, outstanding written and oral communications skills, project management experience, understand professional member organizations and the fire protection industry, and have other characteristics which you may see by CLICKING HERE. Salary will be competitive and commensurate with experience. To apply, e-mail resume, cover letter and salary requirements to SFPE@transitionguides.com (e-mail applications are required). For other inquiries contact Don Tebbe at (240) 813-4681. EO/AA. Resume reviews begin immediately.
Location: Washington, DC
St. John’s Community Services (www.sjcs.org), headquartered in Washington, DC, is seeking an experienced professional with the heart, vision, leadership skills and values to write a bold new chapter in the history of this 145-year-old multistate organization serving children and adults with intellectual, developmental and other disabilities and their families in Washington, DC, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, and Northern Virginia.
St. John’s Community Services’ mission is advancing community support and opportunities for people living with disabilities. It is our purpose to break down the barriers that stand in the way of full community participation and inclusion for people with disabilities. SJCS is governed by a parent Board of Trustees; there is also a Board of Directors for the foundation as well as boards for each of the four states, plus a board for SJCS-CDS of TN. The overall budget for 2012 is approximately $30 million, funded primarily by Medicaid through state-level contracts. The organization employs a total of 800 staff members.
The CEO provides visionary external and internal leadership for the organization, shaping its future growth and development, and setting the strategic direction; building the organization’s capacity, especially its talented employee base and governing boards; and building strong relationships with critical external stakeholders and constituents. The CEO also maintains the organization’s strong, values driven culture, while ensuring organizational efficiency, compliance, quality and person-centered service excellence, and financial sustainability. The incoming CEO will play a central role in shaping the future of the organization by implementing this strategic plan while preparing for the next iteration.
The ideal candidate will be committed to SJCS’ mission, vision and values; have a minimum of 10 years of senior management experience in a similar or related field, with a background of leading a complex organization with budgets in the $10s of millions, and 100s of staff; be a strategic thinker with a record of growing an organization; possess demonstrated business and financial acumen; have solid relationship building and interpersonal communications skills; and possess a Master’s degree. The successful candidate will also possess the ability to align with, maintain and advance an organization with a highly values-driven culture, the ability to lead a decentralized, highly integrated structure, and be able to anticipate the future and shape it. For a full position profile, CLICK HERE .
The CEO must be able to travel to meetings of each of the state boards, and periodic meetings with funders, government agency personnel in each of the states, and other stakeholders.
To apply, e-mail cover letter, resume and salary history to: SJCS-CEO@transitionguides.com .
All other communications, please contact: Don Tebbe or Ginna Goodenow at TransitionGuides, which is conducting the search on behalf of SJCS: Phone: (301) 439-6635. Interviews will begin in late July, with board confirmation to follow in September. The anticipated start date for the new CEO is December 1, 2013. This timeline is subject to change at SJCS's discretion.
Resume reviews begin immediately. OEO/AA.
Upcoming Next Steps Workshops
Monday-Tuesday, August 19-20, 2013 - Philadelphia, PA
Time: 8:30am-4:30pm, both days
Host: NeighborWorks Training Institute
Audience: Board Leaders, Chief Executives, and Founders
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Monday-Tuesday, January 27-28, 2014 - Washington, DC
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Host: Eugene and Agnes Meyer Foundation
Audience: Chief Executives and Founders
Registration opens in August.