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Executive Director, Stand Beside Them, Inc.

Stand Beside Them, Inc. (SBT), a 501c3 national nonprofit organization, is looking for a dynamic Executive Director with the drive and dedication to lead our organization into the future.  This critical role is ideal for an outgoing, resourceful person who enjoys leading and being personally involved in all aspects of a growing nonprofit with a continuously expanding base of volunteers,  Pro Bono coaches, and recipients of our services (i.e., veterans, military spouses, and caregivers).

Stand Beside Them, Inc. (SBT)

Our nonprofit’s mission is to coach and empower America's veterans, spouses, and caregivers to achieve success at home, at work, and in the community. Our vision is that NO Veteran will ever feel stuck when returning to civilian life.  

Stand Beside Them, Inc. was born out of the recognition that veterans returning home from Iraq and Afghanistan needed more support than was available to them. 

Even though we are no longer actively at war, there will still be approximately 200,000 men and women annually transitioning back into civilian life. In a recent poll, sixty-six percent of post 9/11 Veterans said that readjustment to civilian life was difficult. 

Twenty-two veterans commit suicide each day, or one every 69 minutes. 

We match veterans, spouses, and caregivers with a coach from our network to provide them with assistance on a particular issue important to their well-being. Because our coaches have a wide range of specialties (career,  executive and leadership development, life and relationships, health and wellness, and small business planning), we can provide targeted expertise and support to coachees.

Established in 2013, Stand Beside Them launched with 8 Coaches in New York and the District of Columbia. SBT now has over 210 coaches in 33 states, all holding their certifications or credentials from International Coaching Federation (ICF) accredited programs. Over 40 of our coaches have served in the military prior to becoming a coach. To date, SBT coaches have given free coaching assistance to over 2000 veterans, spouses, and caregivers. Our coaching services are always provided at no charge to the coachee.

In addition to our coaching programs, we work closely with other veteran service organizations around the country and support veteran recruitment and retention efforts by corporations.  

The Executive Director (ED) will have overall strategic and operational responsibility for SBT’s staff, programs, partnerships, and expansion, always focused on executing the mission.  S/he will develop a deep knowledge of core programs, operations, and business plans.  S/he understands and supports the organization’s strategic plan and lives its values. Other key responsibilities  Include fundraising, marketing, and community outreach. This role reports to an active Board of Directors and can be accomplished from a remote location.

 

GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES

1)  Board Governance:  Works with board in order to fulfill the organization mission.

  • Responsible for leading SBT in a manner that supports and guides the organization’s mission as defined by the Board of Directors.

  • Responsible for communicating effectively with the Board and providing, in a timely and accurate manner, all information necessary for the Board to function properly and to make informed decisions.

2)   Financial Performance and Viability:   Develops resources sufficient to ensure the financial health of the organization.

  • Responsible for fundraising and developing other revenues necessary to support SBT’s mission.

  • Responsible for the fiscal integrity of SBT, to Include submission to the Board of a proposed annual budget and monthly financial statements, which accurately reflect the financial condition of the organization.

  • Responsible for fiscal management that generally anticipates operating within the approved budget, ensures maximum resource utilization, and maintenance of the organization in a positive financial position.

3)   Organization Mission and Strategy:  Works with board and staff to ensure that the mission is fulfilled through programs, strategic planning, and community outreach.

  • Responsible for implementation of SBT’s programs that carry out the organization’s mission.

  • Responsible for strategic planning to ensure that SBT can successfully fulfill its mission into the future.

  • Responsible for the enhancement of SBT’s image by being active and visible in the community and by working closely with other professional, civic, and private organizations.

4)    Operations:  Oversees and implements appropriate resources to ensure that the operations of the organization are appropriate.

  • Responsible for the hiring and retention of competent, qualified staff.

  • Responsible for effective administration of SBT operations.

  • Responsible for signing all notes, agreements, and other instruments made and entered into and on behalf of the organization.

Specific Job Responsibilities

  1. Report to and work closely with the Board of Directors to seek their involvement in policy decisions, fundraising and to Increase the overall visibility of the organization.

  2. Supervise and collaborate with the organization staff.

  3. Initiate strategic planning and implementation.

  4. Plan annual budget.

  5. Serve as SBT’s primary spokesperson to the organization’s constituents, the media, and the general public.

  6. Establish and maintain relationships with various organizations and utilize those relationships to strategically enhance SBT’s mission.

  7.  Engage in fundraising and developing other revenues.

  8.  Oversee marketing, social media, and other communications efforts.

  9. Oversee organization Board and committee meetings.

  10.  Establish employment and administrative policies and procedures for all functions and for the day-to-day operation of the nonprofit.

  11. Review and approve contracts for services.

  12.  Other duties as assigned by the Board of Directors.

 

EDUCATION, CREDENTIAL, EXPERIENCE, and LANGUAGE REQUIREMENTS: 

Education: 

  • The position requires a bachelor’s degree.

 

Professional Qualifications: 

  • Demonstrated value based and trusted leader.

  • High level strategic thinking and planning. Ability to envision and convey the organization’s strategic future to the staff, board, volunteers, and donors.

  • Ability to effectively communicate the organization’s mission to donors, volunteers, and the overall community.

  • Demonstrated ability to oversee and collaborate with staff.

  • Solid organizational abilities, including planning, delegating, program development and task facilitation.

  • Strong financial management skills, including budget preparation, analysis, decision making and reporting.

  • Strong written and oral communication skills.

  • Strong public speaking ability.

  • Strong work ethic with a high degree of energy.

 

Experience: 

  • Five or more years senior nonprofit management experience.

  • Experience and skill in working with a Board of Directors.

  • A history of successfully generating new revenue streams and improving financial results.

  • Excellent donor relations skills and understanding of philanthropic community.

  • Previous success in establishing relationships with individuals and organizations of influence Including funders, partner agencies and volunteers.

Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.

 

If you are interested in pursuing this life-changing opportunity, simply fill out and mail in the application portion of this letter or visit our website to complete an online application.

Contact: Randall D Chase, VP, Stand Beside Them, Inc. Board of Directors: randalldchase@gmail.com