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Executive Director- Bob Hope USO

USO Inc
Long Beach, CA 90802
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    121418697

For more than 79 years, the USOa private, nonprofit organizationhas served the men and women of the U.S. military, and their families, throughout their time in uniform from the moment they join, through their deployments and as they transition back to their communities.

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.

TheBob Hope USO Executive Director serves as the senior USO leader across 50,000+ square miles of Southern and Central California, from Orange County to San Luis Obispo County east to the state line. USO Executive Directors are responsible for fundraising, day-to-day USO operations, program delivery and staff and volunteer management across the state. This position reports to the President of USO West Region and is part of the worldwide USO family spanning 250 locations in 14 countries on five continents. successful candidate will be able to functionally operate as a leader, entrepreneur and fundraiser with a track record of taking the initiative, and creating and stewarding both new and existing relationships while providing top notch communications and leadership to a staff of 10 and a volunteer team of 700 serving at multiple locations. Bob Hope USO currently operates six centers and provides support and programing to over two dozen military installations. This position routinely requires engagement at evening and weekend events.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities (*Essential Duties)

  • In coordination with West Region Development staff and local advisory board, 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.*
  • Provide active leadership in program design and direction as well as procurement and growth of financial and other in-kind resources necessary for center operations and programs/activities.*
  • Develop, improve and maintain working relationships with US Military, local business community leadership, elected leaders and other stakeholders. 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 cost-effective, safe, welcoming, clean and well-maintained environments. Actively manage full-cycle human capital activities including recruitment, supervision, training & development and recognition for staff and 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 ensure 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 - minimum Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Behaviors necessary to perform the job successfully. Equivalent combination of education and experience is acceptable.

  • Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration, Hospitality, 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.
  • Demonstrated experience in recruiting, managing and recognizing a large volunteer workforce.
  • 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, 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 position is located in Long Beach, CA. 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: 2020-07-07 Expires: 2020-08-07

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