Sterling Search Inc. has been exclusively retained to recruit for the Chief Executive Officer for Make-A-Wish Mid-Atlantic (Maryland, Delaware, District of Columbia, and Northern Virginia). The Board of Directors is seeking a Chief Executive Officer (CEO) who will lead a team and program ready for executing significant growth in revenue and wishes. In their last year, MAW-MA achieved $7 million in revenue and granted more than 400 wishes. MAW-MA is poised for continued revenue growth and a sustainable path toward more annual Wish granting.
Specific Duties and Responsibilities
The CEO reports directly to the Board of Directors and is the chief spokesperson representing the organization to constituencies, both internal and external. In addition to operational, financial, and administrative duties, the scope of responsibility includes overseeing program management, fund development, marketing, community relations, and strategic thinking and planning.
Report to a governing Board of Directors and committees, executing decisions effectively and ensuring that the Board of Directors and its committees are informed of critical developments in a timely and effective manner
Collaborate closely with the Board of Directors and staff to create vision as well as execute and expand upon the strategic plan and budget
Manage and direct a comprehensive fund development plan that identifies major gift prospects and donors and enhances the short and long-term diversified funding base
Continue to raise the public profile of MAW-MA by serving as the spokesperson, fundraiser and advocate for the chapter, as well as being a visible, visionary and influential leader and fundraiser in the community
Direct personnel to ensure that the organization is effectively structured and staffed with competent employees to manage the work across the region
Ensure fiduciary responsibility, sound financial management, and financial accountability for contributions, income, and all other Make-A-Wish assets. Ensure public accountability consistent with Make-A-Wish America policies
Qualifications and Experience:
Experience Managing a Fundraising Budget of $10 million annually
Passion for mission
A minimum of 5 years of major gift fundraising with individuals/corporations in a professional capacity with demonstrated results
Track record of managing an organization through significant growth with personal responsibility for strategic vision, revenue generation and mission accomplishment
Ability to work effectively with diverse constituencies, including key community leaders and organizations and MAW National
A competitive compensation package will be offered to attract an outstanding candidate.
Direct all correspondence emails and telephone calls to Sterling Search, Inc. Any resumes sent or telephone calls made to Make-A-Wish Mid-Atlantic will be redirected to Sterling Search, Inc. Make-A-Wish Mid-Atlantic is an Equal Opportunity Employer