CEO SEARCH ANNOUNCEMENT, POSTED 3/7/2023, revised 3/14/23
Seeking a Leader of Leaders
Northern Virginia’s premier leadership organization is launching a search for its next Chief Executive Officer. Leadership Fairfax’s next Chief Executive will be a dynamic leader with strong ties to Northern Virginia and Fairfax — communities known for producing strong leaders. The successful candidate must be passionate about these communities with demonstrated success in organizational, financial, and relationship management. The search will culminate in late June with the passing of the torch from LFI’s current CEO, Karen Cleveland. See the full CEO Search Announcement here.
Leadershipo Bold, visionary leader committed to the LFI mission and achieving LFI’s strategic plan
o Education or professional experience equivalent to senior leadership with a bachelor’s degree
o Experience working with or serving on nonprofit boards
Managerialo Record of effective management of day-to-day operations, programs, and finances
o Proven ability to recruit, develop, and motivate staff, program faculty, and volunteers
o Experience in curriculum-based programs, training, or education
o Success in fundraising, event production, business development, and sponsor solicitations
Interpersonalo Effective in a variety of formal presentation settings: one-on-one, small and large groups, with peers, direct reports, and community leaders
o Outgoing relationship-builder with a record of leveraging relationships to achieve results
o Experience with strategic networking and donor cultivation
Management & Governance
Responsibilities include management of this 501(c)3 nonprofit organization to ensure continued excellence in the curriculum-based programs, execution of the strategic plan, Board development, and day-to-day operations, which include staff development, financial stewardship, and office management. The CEO will work in partnership with the Board, committee chairs, and volunteers to implement strategic initiatives that further LFI’s mission. The CEO must be adept at bringing a broad spectrum of individuals together to move the organization forward and working with the nominating committee to monitor Board and committee composition to ensure diversity, functional experience, and representation from key stakeholders. The LFI Board is focused primarily on governance, program development, and community engagement.
See the full CEO Search Announcement here. The press release is available here.
Youth Leadership network advocacy manager, posted 3/1/2023
Submit Résumé, Cover Letter and Qualifications to email@example.com.
Reports to: Director of Leadership Programs
Hours: Monday – Friday
Fridays are virtual workdays for Leadership Fairfax offices. Mondays through Thursdays are in office with flexibility. The ideal candidate is able to travel throughout the county for advocacy visits, outreach events and member check ins. COVID-19 vaccine required.
The Youth Leadership Network Advocacy Manager will manage the day-to-day operations of Leadership Fairfax’s newest program the Youth Leadership Network, in partnership with Fairfax County. The Youth Leadership Network is a collective of youth council volunteers, mentors and organizations, who work with Leadership Fairfax to build networks, improve knowledge and expand leadership skills through training. The Advocacy Manager will represent the Youth Leadership Network to connect youth and mentors with trainers, opportunities and resources. Collaboration and innovation are key! Work with the Director of Leadership Programs and Communications to: catalogue councils; establish and manage database; develop outreach plans to connect with Fairfax County based youth councils and groups; visit prospect sites and contacts, identify opportunities for new members and travel to prospect and member sites to represent and recruit.
Position requires strong relationship management, documentation, tracking and organizational skills, along with the ability to share the positive vision for our community with others and partner with them to get things done. Proficiency in member management software, Microsoft Office and cloud storage platforms is a must. Ability to work both independently and among teams of varying sizes is necessary.
Submit Résumé, Cover Letter and Qualifications to firstname.lastname@example.org
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