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EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR NOAH’S BANDAGE PROJECT
NOAH’S BANDAGE PROJECT
The mission of Noah’s Bandage Project (NBP) is to end childhood cancer through awareness, support, and the gift of hope. In support of this mission NBP raises money for pediatric cancer research. It has raised and granted over $1.2 million to date to leading cancer research organizations. Founded to honor Noah Wilson, NBP also collects cool and fun bandages and distributes them to children across the globe. Noah started collecting colorful bandages for his fellow patients while undergoing cancer treatment. His legacy and his passion to help others continues through the work of NBP.
Noah’s Bandage Project is a 501(c)3 non-profit entity, governed by a Board of Directors. The organization has an annual operating budget of approximately $500,000.
The Board of Directors is currently seeking candidates for the position of Executive Director. The Executive Director reports to the Board and is responsible for NBP’s operations and strategic direction.
The Board is seeking a highly competent executive to provide leadership and direction as the organization enters a period of growth.
The Executive Director will work in partnership with the Board of Directors to ensure that the organization fulfills its mission and creates strategies for future growth, sustainability and success. With direction and policies established by the Board, the Executive Director provides leadership for programs, resource development, strategic partnerships and administration for the organization.
RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES:
- Organization Leadership
- Consistently promote, protect and uphold the image and reputation of Noah’s Bandage Project (NBP). Serve as the primary spokesperson for the organization. Effectively articulate the vision, mission and outcomes.
- Provide oversight and direction for all programs and events that align with NBP’s mission and strategy.
- Design and direct a volunteer services program. Oversee recruitment, training, scheduling and recognition of volunteers. Maintain regular communications with volunteers ensuring positive engagement and volunteer satisfaction. Maintain volunteer database.
- Maintain familiarity with pediatric cancer research efforts, particularly those located in the metropolitan region.
- Board Relations
- Foster solid relationships and support the Board in their role. Work with the Board to gain the commitment and support needed to ensure the success of the organization.
- Keep the Board fully informed and engaged. Report monthly, or as needed, to the Board regarding programs, finances, marketing and communications initiatives and other relevant concerns or opportunities.
- In collaboration with the Board establish a future vision for Noah’s Bandage Project. Work with the Board to design and implement a plan to set strategic direction, long-term goals, and annual objectives.
- Staff Board committees and special task forces as needed.
- Resource Development
- In partnership with the Board create a resource development plan for the organization including identifying resource requirements, funding strategies/sources (events, direct solicitations, grants, and partnerships) and timelines for plan execution.
- Oversee all events sponsored or co-sponsored by Noah’s Bandage Project. Design and execution of events should maximize public awareness, volunteer recruitment, cash and in-kind donations and donor engagement.
- Research funding sources (cash and in-kind), establish strategies to approach funders, submit proposals and maintain fundraising records and documentation.
- Marketing and Community Relations
- Develop and implement robust communications strategy to promote Noah’s Bandage Project to multiple constituencies.
- Nurture and strengthen existing community partnerships. Identify and develop new partnership opportunities to increase cash and in-kind donations and volunteer participation.
- Ensure that all organizational materials (brochures, newsletters, website, etc.) are accurate and up to date.
- Financial and Organizational Management
- Develop annual budget including all revenue sources for approval by the Board. Work with the Board to develop long range financial plan.
- In collaboration with the Board Treasurer, monitor revenue and expenses, provide monthly financial statements and cash flow projections to the Board. Ensure all financial transactions are properly recorded and that all appropriate financial and accounting standards are followed.
- Ensure compliance with all appropriate regulations and requirements (i.e., licensing and permits for events, IRS 501(c)3 status, etc.)
- Coordinate with accounting firm in the preparation of annual audit, as necessary, and IRS 990 filing.
Fundraising experience. Minimum of 3 years of experience in at least two of the following: event management, grant writing, donor cultivation, capital campaign, major gift solicitation.
Candidates with significant fundraising experience in a volunteer capacity will be considered.
Excellent written and verbal communications skills.
Non-profit experience with prior operations and program development experience.
Experience in working with a Board of Directors.
Experience in leading and motivating volunteers.
Experience in establishing relationships and partnerships with the civic community and non-profit organizations.
Excellent interpersonal skills.
Ability to develop and maintain trusting relationships.
Strategic in thought and proactive in actions. Problem-solver.
Passion for the mission of ending childhood cancer.
High personal and professional integrity.
Compensation: The projected compensation range for this individual will be competitive and in accordance with the background and experience of the selected candidate.
Interested candidates should submit the following:
- Cover letter which includes a statement of leadership philosophy and the candidate’s salary requirements.
Noah’s Bandage Project is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate in its employment practices on the basis of race, ethnicity, religion, sex or national origin.
Job Type: Full Time