Now Hiring Executive Director

Executive Director – Part-time

The Executive Director is the primary fundraiser and public “face” of Salute the Troops, Inc. The Executive Director reports to the Board of Directors, and is responsible for the organization's consistent achievement of its mission and financial objectives. In program development and administration, the Executive Director will:

Specific committee responsibilities:

1. Assure that the organization has a long-range strategy which achieves its mission, and toward which it makes consistent and timely progress.

2. Provide leadership in developing program, organizational and financial plans with the Board of Directors and staff, and carry out plans and policies authorized by the board.

3. Promote active and broad participation by volunteers in all areas of the organization's work.

4. Maintain official records and documents, and ensure compliance with federal, state and local regulations.

5. Maintain a working knowledge of significant developments and trends in the field.

In communications, the Executive Director will:

1. See that the Board is kept fully informed on the condition of the organization and all important factors influencing it.

2. Publicize the activities of the organization, its programs and goals.

3. Establish sound working relationships and cooperative arrangements with community groups and organizations.

4. Represent the programs and point of view of the organization to agencies, organizations, and the general public.

In relations with staff, the Executive Director will:

1. Be responsible for the recruitment, employment, and release of volunteers.

3. See that an effective event management team, with appropriate provision for succession, is in place.

4. Encourage staff and volunteer development and education, and assist program staff in relating their specialized work to the total program of the organization.

5. Maintain a climate which attracts, keeps, and motivates a diverse staff of top quality people.

In budget and finance, the Executive Director will:

1. Be responsible for developing and maintaining sound financial practices.

2. Work with the Board in preparing a budget; see that the organization operates within budget guidelines.

3. Ensure that adequate funds are available to permit the organization to carry out its work.

4. Jointly, with the President and Secretary of the Board of Directors, conduct official correspondence of the organization, and jointly, with designated officers, execute legal documents.

Desired Skill Sets:

Strong leadership and Vision

Proven organizational and event coordination skills

A faculty for working with diverse sets of people, veterans and otherwise

Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written

High levels of proficiency in personnel, organizational, and fiscal management, to include fundraising strategies

Problem-solving skills

Activism/organizing experience

An effective approach to office management as well as non-profit management

The ability to prioritize and meet deadlines

Address conflicts in a timely, humble, and direct manner

Educational requirements and Compensation

A Bachelor’s level degree is preferred but not required; special consideration will be given to degrees or experience in nonprofit management. The Executive Director is the height of responsibility in Salute the Troops; the position is charged with carrying out the vision of the organization and handling all day-to-day business.

Compensation is $18-$22/hour, 20-hours per week, depending on experience.

Challenges Ahead

Salute the Troops is an established non-profit organization based in Fond du Lac, WI. This position will be the only staff position that will be hired at this time, so it will be up to the Executive Director responsibility to manage this organization with the assistance of the Board of Directors.

With more than 30,000 veterans and their families already living in Fond du Lac and the surrounding areas we may support, the need for veterans’ services will continue to rise. As an organization, we must recognize and understand the needs of veterans who may be reluctant to ask for help and develop programming to meet those needs in a timely manner.

Eligibility

This position is open to the public. Veterans and their family members are strongly encouraged to apply. Salute the Troops provides equal opportunity to all persons, regardless of race, color, sex, creed, age, ancestry, national origin, sexual orientation, political affiliation, marital status, disability or arrest or conviction record in its employment practices. Racist and other discriminatory conduct will not be tolerated at Salute the Troops.

How to Apply

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, and three references to the Hiring Committee at board@salutethetroopswi.org, with the subject line: Executive Director Position.

Phone and in-person interviews will be conducted. This position will be open until filled.

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Salute the Troops
54 E. 1st Street
Fond du Lac, Wisconsin
920-322-3291
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