Employment Opportunities
Executive Director, U.S.

 

JOB SUMMARY: The Executive Director, U.S., is the primary representative of Stephen’s Children in the United States. The Executive Director will also serve as chief administrator, providing leadership and implementing policies and programs to raise awareness and funding for Stephen’s Children operations in Egypt. Duties will include fundraising, marketing, and community outreach.  This position reports to the Board of Directors of Stephen’s Children Foundation and implements the Chairman of the board, as well as the full board.

 

 

 

JOB FUNCTION AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

 Fundraising Operations: Develop plan, programs, and initiatives to ensure the financial stability, sustainability, and growth of the organization

  • Prepare and implement an annual fundraising strategy to support growth
  • Create programs to maintain current donors and acquire new donors. (e.g. benefit gala, small localized events, monthly donor program, Egypt visitation experience, social return on investment initiative)
  • Build relationships with long-time, prospective, and high-value donors to develop trust and provide them with opportunities to strategically support
  • Explore potential partnerships with celebrities, musical artists, and businesses to increase access to donors
  • Direct and execute grant-writing campaign for prospective and repeat grants

 

Relationship-building with Stephen’s Children Egypt staff: Engage regularly and productively to build mutual understanding to further the broader mission

  • Facilitate regular communication with Egypt staff to build relationships and ensure real-time open dialogue
  • Listen to Egypt’s ministry needs and take action to support
  • Provide regular summary of current efforts and outcomes

 

Communications and Marketing: Serve as Stephen’s Children primary spokesperson to the organization’s U.S. constituents, the media, and the public

  • Produce relevant and informative fundraising literature for distribution to donors and the public
  • Develop a communications plan to include an extensive social media presence to attract new next-generation donors, church outreach, and tailored campaigns to key audiences

 

Financial Performance and Viability: Manage the organization’s financial resources efficiently and in line with fiscal management practices.

  • Promote the fiscal integrity of Stephen’s Children Foundation (US), submitting to the SCF Board (US) a proposed annual budget and monthly financial statements, which accurately reflect the financial condition of the organization
  • Operate within the approved budget, ensure maximum resource utilization, and maintain the organization in a positive financial position, with special regard to non-profit rating organizations

 

U.S. Board Administration: Provide information to the Board to drive informed decisions in support of the Stephen’s Children mission

  • Plan official and informal Board meetings and prepare documents, take notes, draft summaries, and coordinate logistics
  • Coordinate regular calls with the Board Chair, maintaining open communication with the Board to discuss ideas or networks

 

External Management Support: Establish and maintain relationships with various organizations to strategically enhance the Stephen’s Children fundraising operations

  • Build and maintain an Advisory Board program that leverages good practices from successful professionals/executives working at non-profit and private organizations

 

Knowledge Management: Curate critical information supporting the mission

  • Oversee the development and maintenance of Stephen’s Children’s database of existing and potential financial donors including corporations, foundations, and individuals
  • Create and Maintain a library of resources for future use (e.g. collected stories from staff/children, photos, raw footage, professional videos)

 

Administrative Operations: Oversee the daily administration of the organization by implementing policies, procedures, and programs for all functions as appropriate

  • Sign all notes, agreements, and other instruments made and entered into and on behalf of the organization
  • Assess IT tools such as web host, merchant account, customer relationship management tool, and text-to-give tool
  • Collaborate with and monitor any outsourced administrative functions, such as Human Resources, Legal, Payroll, others
  • Facilitate periodic audits and compliance activities as needed
  • Hire and retain competent, qualified staff, including regular performance reviews and feedback sessions

 

REQUIRED SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • 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
  • Ability to establish and maintain working relationships with government agencies, community leaders, and the public
  • 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 analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to function well in a high-paced and at times, stressful environment
  • Demonstrates a global mindset and the ability to foster cross-cultural understanding, specifically familiarity and sensitivity to Egyptian culture
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite
  • Fundraising experience
  • Logistics and event management experience
  • Minimum ten years of business administration and/or related industry experience
  • Bachelor’s degree in related field

 

CRITICAL QUALITIES:

  • Mature Biblical Christian faith as defined by the Apostles’ Creed
  • Committed to the mission and vision of Stephen’s Children
  • Strong work ethic with a high degree of energy and initiative
  • Transparent and high-integrity leadership
  • Effective team player fostering a collaborative environment
  • Strong interpersonal skills and self-awareness
  • Exceptional verbal and written communication

REPORTS TO: U.S. Board of Stephen’s Children Foundation

LOCATION: Remote

DATE: July 2020

 

To apply for this position, please submit your resume and cover letter to scf@stephenschildren.org.