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Executive Director - New York & Connecticut

USO Inc
New York, NY 10018
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  • Job Code
    147504267

Since 1941, the USO has been the nation's leading organization to serve the men and women in the U.S. military, and their families, throughout their time in uniform. From the moment they join, through their assignments and deployments, and as they transition back to their communities, the USO is always by their side.

Today's USO continuously adapts to the needs of our men and women in uniform and their families, so they can focus on their very important mission. We operate USO centers at or near military installations across the United States and throughout the world, including in combat zones, and even un-staffed USO service sites in places too dangerous for anyone but combat troops to occupy.

The Executive Director is responsible for the local fundraising, day-to-day operation and activities of one or more USO Centers. The Executive Director reports to the Regional President, Northeast Region.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities (*Essential Duties)

  • The Executive Director will lead operations, programs and fund development for New York State and Connecticut. Current Center locations in these states include Fort Drum, Naval Base New London, JFK airport, Fort Hamilton, Newark Airport, Port Authority and Penn Station.
  • In coordination with internal Development resources and team members, lead and execute professional donor cultivation, management, and stewardship of corporations, foundations and individuals throughout the assigned geographic service area. Maintain a high-volume portfolio of prospective donors to secure funding for the organization.*
  • Works closely with the established USO New York Local Advisory Board and consider needs for other local boards and committees to provide critical support for the development, funding, and delivery of USO's charitable programs and services to members of the U.S. Armed Forces and military families within the assigned geographic service area. *
  • Develop, improve and maintain working relationships with US Military and local business community leadership. Conduct periodic reviews of service member and family needs and recommend/implement program/service changes as appropriate.*
  • Manage day-to-day Center operational procedures, ensuring a cost-effective, safe, welcoming, clean and well-maintained environment. Actively manage full-cycle human capital activities including recruitment, supervision, training & development and recognition for staff and/or volunteer workforce. Ensure delivery of excellent customer service.*
  • Oversee planning, delivery and quality of programs, services, equipment and events within budgeted limits. Identify and implement improvements that achieve USO Standards of Excellence.*
  • As directed by regional leadership, perform and monitor financial activities, including but not limited to creation and execution of operating budget, sales and/or other income, banking transactions. Prepare, review and present reports, including but not limited to financial, operational and statistical reports. Create and/or maintain records required for local procedures and activities.
  • Drive and operate motor vehicles (12 passenger or smaller).
  • Other duties as assigned.

Job Specifications

  • Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration or related field.
  • 10+ years progressively responsible work experience in a program management and/or fundraising role, including 5+ years in a supervisory capacity. Relevant experience in a non-profit, military, multicultural and/or global organization preferred.
  • General knowledge of cultivation and solicitation strategies as well as IRS guidelines for charitable contributions and Better Business Bureau Wise Giving Alliance Standards for Charity Accountability.
  • Ability to deliver compelling call-to-action cases to internal and external stakeholders at a variety of levels.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead high-performing teams. Ability to achieve desired results while working collaboratively in a team environment.
  • Strong interpersonal and problem-solving skills. Ability to interact with USO Leadership, the general public and military audiences at a variety of levels with integrity and professionalism.
  • Demonstrated ability to exercise sound judgment related to controversial and/or culturally sensitive subjects. Ability to handle confidential information with tact and poise.
  • Working knowledge of basic business and accounting functions including project management and budgeting.
  • Demonstrated initiative/self-motivation, with the ability to quickly and easily adapt to changing organizational needs.
  • Proficiency using computers and electronics equipment. Working knowledge of various software, applications, and programs including but not limited to Microsoft Office Suite and Raiser's Edge.
  • Ability to obtain and maintain proper credentials necessary to access USO Center locations and facilities including but not limited to security, credit and/or background screening, SOFA status, valid driver's license.
  • Must be a strong advocate of the USO's mission to lift the spirits of America's troops and their families.

Details:

  • This Executive Director will have to be located within the tri state area. Preference will be given to local candidates within commuting distance to the location.
  • Resume and cover letter are required for full consideration.

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Posted: 2021-09-21 Expires: 2021-10-23

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