The Pap Corps is pursuing a transformational leader to steer it in new directions as its membership and demographics and the challenges it confronts continue to evolve.
Its mission is to enable and support, through the funds it raises, the vital research programs at Sylvester Comprehensive Center, South Florida’s only university based comprehensive cancer center. Recently, the organization made a multi-million dollar pledge over 10 years to the cancer center. The organization now seeks a CEO to lead the organization in the innovative and dynamic support of its mission. The job competencies shown below are listed in order of their importance to the organization.
The Pap Corps is entering its 65th year as a volunteer grassroots fundraising organization consisting of 53 chapters and over 20,000 members in South Florida. Since its founding, it has raised almost $60 million for cancer research with $43 million since 2003. The CEO will work with the chapters to determine training and development needs, as well as evaluating the cost efficiency of chapter fundraising and providing alternatives to maximize cost effectiveness. The organization is also poised to look outward for new membership venues and revenue generating opportunities.
- Knowledge of fundraising strategies and donor relations unique to the organization.
- Examine the infrastructure of the chapters and determine their needs.
- Design and implement fundraising programs and/or campaigns.
- Develop a fundraising model that will provide a better balance of fundraisers and help build our donor base.
- Responsible to meet annual fundraising goals.
- Grow nontraditional avenues for membership and new donors.
The CEO is responsible for developing the strategic plan and the organization’s short and long-term goals. The plan should incorporate new and innovative ways of raising funds to increase our fundraising capacity and to meet our financial goals.
- Develop a shared vision for the future of the organization.
- Develop and implement a plan for the organization’s strategic goals including its long-term security.
- Build an infrastructure that sustains the organization’s structure.
- Determine the organization’s fundraising and growth potential.
In managing the daily operations of the organization, the CEO is required to effectively communicate and direct staff, and is responsible for training and developing employees. Excellent writing and speaking skills are required. A supportive relationship must be sustained between the chapters and office staff. The staff should be trained to respond to chapter volunteer officers and members in a helpful and professional way.
- Manage day-to-day operations of the organization.
- Effectively manage the human resources of the organization including staff maintenance, training and development, and performance evaluation.
- Oversee the use of systems and resources that facilitate the effective operation of the organization in meeting the objectives of the strategic plan.
- Strong organizational abilities including planning, delegating, program development and task facilitation.
The CEO’s role is to see that the organization’s goals and strategic plan serve as the basis for sound financial management, that solid budgeting and accounting systems are in place, and that appropriate financial controls and risk management strategies protect the organization’s assets.
- Work with the Finance & Audit Committee.
- Solid, hands-on budget management skills, including budget preparation, analysis, decision-making and reporting.
- Manage the organization’s resources within those budget guidelines according to current laws and regulations.
- Annually review insurance policies and contracts.
- Measure and evaluate the success of the organization’s financial goals.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS/CEO RELATIONS
Together, the CEO and the Board form the leadership team of the organization. Each arm of the team draws upon its own unique strengths and abilities. The CEO and the Board have joint responsibility for developing and maintaining a strong working relationship and a system for sharing information that enables the Board to effectively carry out its governance role.
- Support the Board by advising and informing Board members.
- Serve as the interface between the Board and the staff.
- Provide monthly written reports as well as new materials prior to a Board meeting.
- Report to and work closely with the Board to seek their involvement in policy decisions, fundraising, and to increase the overall visibility of the organization.
- The Board will conduct an annual formal evaluation of the CEO.
COMMUNICATIONS & PUBLIC RELATIONS
The CEO serves as a primary spokesperson and public face for the organization. The role has three major components: effectively promoting the organization, advocating for the mission and work of the organization, and building relationships with constituent or stakeholder groups critical to the success of the organization.
- The ability to speak and write in a clear and logical manner in formal and informal situations and in business presentations.
- The ability to align personal and organizational conduct with ethical and professional standards that include a responsibility to constituents or stakeholders.
- The ability to establish and maintain effective relationships and facilitate constructive interactions with individuals and groups to achieve optimum organizational performance.
- Skills to collaborate with and motivate Board members and other volunteers.
- Oversee marketing and other communications efforts.
- Bachelor’s degree is required; Advanced degree is preferred.
- At least 10 years of increasing levels of management/leadership responsibility, preferably with some experience in the non-profit sector.
- Strong oral and written communication skills.
- Track record of revenue generation through either fundraising or marketing.
- Demonstrated ability to offer fiscal management and oversight, including budget development.
- Experience in board relations.
- Ability to develop and maintain a positive staff environment and culture.
Competitive compensation and benefits package.
Commensurate with Experience
How to Apply:
Applicants are asked to send a cover letter, resume, and salary requirements to the following e-mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.