Navy Supply Corps Foundation (NSCF) - Executive Director
Executive Director (ED) Position Description:
The Executive Director (ED) is responsible for the overall management of the Foundation and all aspects of the Foundation’s operations under the direction and guidance and in partnership with the Board of Directors. The ED is a mission-focused team leader, dedicated to delivering measurable, cost-effective results.
The ED will work collaboratively with Board members and committee chairpersons to execute the strategic direction of the Foundation and build upon the Foundation’s past successes. The ED will develop and manage relationships with a wide range of stakeholders and have overall responsibility for the operating health and well-being of the organization. The ED is directly responsible for the planning, organizing, staffing, motivating, directing and management of the Foundation staff and volunteers.
In accordance with the Foundation by-laws, the ED has the authority to carry out the management and day-to-day operations of the Foundation in accordance with the direction and policies established by the Board. The ED provides advice to the Board as it carries out its governance functions.
Leadership and Management:
- Help the Board determine Foundation values, mission, vision and short- and long-term goals
- Facilitate the Board’s monitoring and evaluation of the Foundation’s support to the Supply Corps community, its effectiveness and its results
- Monitor Foundation activities, identifying opportunities and challenges, and bringing forward recommendations for review and decision
- Keep the Board fully informed on the condition of the Foundation and on all the important factors influencing the organization
- Develop, maintain and support a strong Board
- Implement an effective working relationship with the Board based on trust, respect and performance
- Oversee and provide management support to a professional staff comprised of an administrative assistant, accountant, communications director, webmaster/electronic communications manager and data base manager
- Provide key support and input in the development and update of the Foundation’s strategic plan
- Work closely with committee chairpersons and their members to execute the Foundation’s programs
- Serve as ex-officio member of each committee
- Plan and execute the semi-annual Board meetings
- Schedule and oversee the annual scholarship selection board
- Schedule the annual external and internal audits.
- Schedule and oversee the Distinguished Alumni ceremonies
- Other duties as assigned by the Board of Directors
- Manage day-to-day fiscal operations
- Prepare and submit internal and external state and federal financial reports
- Assist Budget and Finance Officer and Treasurer in the development of the annual budget
- Develop/maintain effective system(s) for monitoring the financial health of the Foundation
- Work with committee chairs to evaluate program plans and progress to measure success and adjust goals and/or financial status, as appropriate
- Develop and maintain a donor base and donor tracking system
- Support the development efforts of the Foundation by strengthening the bond with current donors and identifying new donor sources
- Work with the Board in identifying and executing approved plans for fundraising campaigns, events and activities
Communications and Marketing:
- Support the Board Chair in his/ her role as the Foundation’s primary spokesperson to the Supply Corps community, media and general public
- Work with the Communications Director and the Communications Committee to deepen and refine the Foundation’s portfolio of communications – including web-based, social media and print outlets -- with the goal of creating a stronger and wider-known brand
- Assure the public image, marketing efforts, media activity and related events accurately reflect the mission
- Oversee the distribution of marketing materials for the Foundation
- Provide regular updates to the Board on the overall status and health of the Foundation during Board meetings and various committee calls
- Development and operation of the annual budget
- Review and approve contracts for services
- Supervise and collaborate with the support staff
- Conduct day-to-day financial operations
- Respond to correspondence received by the Foundation
- Participate in committee phone calls and meetings
DEMONSTRATED CORE EXECUTIVE COMPETENCIES
- Capability to effectively lead and develop an effective, collaborative and diverse management team
- High level of energy and passion for the Foundation’s vision and mission
- Bias to listen, absorb and reflect before acting
- Ability to create strong relationships and partnerships across an array of diverse groups
- Results-focused with exceptional follow-through and attention to detail
- Openness to feedback and constructive criticism
- Well-developed tact, discretion and diplomacy at all times
- Sound moral and ethical compass
- Transparency and integrity in all relationships and business dealings
REQUIRED SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE
- Bachelor’s degree
- Broad knowledge of the U.S. Navy and specifically U.S. Navy Supply Corps
- Prior leadership experience at the senior level successfully managing a complex organization with multiple stakeholders
- Demonstrated success in developing effective, collaborative and diverse management teams
- Strong financial background including financial planning, budget development and execution, investment plan oversight and execution, auditing, and financial reporting
- Demonstrated organizational, time management, multi-tasking and planning skills
- Outstanding communication capabilities—both written and oral—with demonstrated ability to connect with and inspire a wide range of partners and stakeholders
- Experience ensuring organizational compliance with federal, state and local regulations, standards and best practices
ADDITIONAL DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS
- Fundraising experience to include developing new and innovative funding sources and expanding donor bases
- Non-profit work familiarity
- Strategic Planning skills to include growth and change, ability to plan and act ahead of potential impacts, and sound risk management
- Branding and communications experience
- Strong spirit of innovation and entrepreneurship
- Willingness to jump in and assist colleagues across the organization
The position is currently performed at the Navy Supply Corps Foundation headquarters in Watkinsville, GA with occasional travel in support of board meetings and other Foundation activities.
The new ED will assume duties not later than 1 November 2019.
Compensation will be commensurate with the level of experience and other qualifications.
APPLICATION AND SELECTION PROCESS
Interested individuals should submit the following items:
- Description of prior experience that provides specific examples of General Responsibilities, Leadership and Management and Required Skills and Experience
- Statement detailing why you aspire to this position and your unique factors that make you the best candidate (300 word limit)
- Three professional references
Applications should be received not later than 1 June 2019. Electronic submission of application package is preferred. After review, applicants selected for further assessment will be notified NLT 15 July 2019. Interviews will be scheduled in July-August 2019, with a final decision in September 2019.
Applications and inquiries will be held in the strictest of confidence.
Interested individuals should address questions and submit their resume and qualifications to:
Chief Staff Officer
Navy Supply Corps Foundation
3651 Mars Hill Road, Suite 200B
Watkinsville, GA 30677
Navy Supply Corps Foundation (NSCF) Overview
The NSCF was created in 1970 to serve the U.S. Navy Supply Corps community; the Navy's business, financial, acquisition and logistics professionals. Currently headquartered in Athens, GA, the NSCF has grown from a social organization to a global 501c.3 organization that serves the Navy Supply Corps community through its mission of sharing the story of the Navy Supply Corps and providing the community with programs to meet its current and future needs. With 37 direct report Chapters around the world, the NSCF impacts the Supply Corps in almost every area where the U.S. Navy operates. The Foundation’s mission is to perpetuate the values, traditions, and history of the Supply Corps by providing services and programs related to recruiting, training and development, transition, recognition, financial support, family support, camaraderie and commemorations to the Supply Corps community.
The NSCF is a dynamic non-profit that supports the full spectrum of the Supply Corps community within the U.S. Navy including active, reserve, retired and former officers and active, reserve and retired supply-related enlisted members, and their families. While accomplishing its mission, all elements of the NSCF operate in accordance with the U.S. Navy's regulations regarding Non Federal Entities, the Navy's Code of Ethics and the Uniformed Code of Military Justice.
The Foundation is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors (Board) and operates under a working committee construct. The Board assists the Executive Director (ED) and staff with non-profit management, program execution and liaison with the U.S. Navy at the National and local levels. The triad of Board, committees, and the ED and staff, runs the Foundation. The Board meets twice a year to conduct its governance responsibilities and the committees meet as needed, usually virtually, to execute their programs. The ED and staff conduct the day-to-day operations in coordination with the Board and committee chairpersons.
Along with the standard non-profit governance and operating documentation, the Foundation operates under a Board-approved Strategic Plan that delineates each committee's goals and objectives for a three-year period. We are currently executing the third year of our 2017-2019 Strategic Plan and are planning an update to get us moving ahead beyond 2020.
The NSCF's mission is more relevant today than ever before: its programs are making a positive difference at all levels of the Supply Corps’ ‘family’ and the way ahead is an exciting one. The ED position represents an extraordinary opportunity for a dynamic executive to help lead the Foundation as it moves into the future along with a dedicated Board, vibrant committees, professional staff, and an extensive cadre of energetic volunteers around the world.
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