The Executive Director of the Global Equity Organization (GEO) is a seasoned and skilled leader with a record of achievement who can gain the trust of and work effectively with a wide variety of stakeholders, including, but not limited to, employees, the Board of Directors, members and sponsors, the global equity compensation and business communities, partner organizations and the public. The candidate should understand the inclusive culture of the GEO organization and its constituencies.
- To build, develop and engage with the Board on the short, medium and long term strategy for GEO, to ensure ongoing longevity and financial resilience of the organization.
- To provide direction and leadership toward the achievement of GEO's philosophy, mission, strategy, and its annual and long-term strategic goals and objectives.
- To implement the strategic goals and objectives of GEO.
- Build, retain, and grow sponsor relationships and contributions.
- With the Chair and Executive Committee, enable the Board to fulfill its governance function.
- To ensure the GEO employees deliver and are accountable for each of their respective functions with respect to the implementation of the goals and objectives of the GEO organization.
- Board Administration and Support – Supports operations and administration of Board by advising and informing Board members, interfacing between Board and GEO employees.
- Program, Product and Service Delivery – Oversee design, marketing, promotion, delivery and quality of programs, products, and services (includes technology management).
- Financial, Tax, Risk and Facilities Management – Recommends yearly budget for Board approval and prudently manages GEO's resources within those budget guidelines according to current laws and regulations. Periodically briefs the Board on the financial status of the organization. Develops and maintains sound financial practices, with complete understanding of the financial dynamics for not-for-profit organizations.
- Human Resource Management – Effectively manages the human resources of GEO according to authorized personnel policies and procedures that fully conform to current laws and regulations.
- Ensures that GEO employees have measurable goals and perform roles commensurate with overall compensation structure, delegating appropriate activities to management team. Ensures there is appropriate provision for succession.
- Community and Public Relations – Assures GEO and its mission, programs, products, and services are consistently presented with a strong, positive image to relevant stakeholders. Acts as primary ‘face to market’ on behalf of GEO.
- Business Development – Oversees planning and implementation for enhancing existing and identifies potential new sources of revenue for GEO for Board consideration.
- Identifies resource requirements, researches funding sources, establishes strategies to approach prospective members/sponsors, submits proposals and manages fundraising records and documentation. Establishes, and is accountable for, annual goals/metrics for the organization relating to fundraising and increasing issuer membership/ engagement.
- Identifying threats to and opportunities for the organization.
- Consistently looks for more effective, innovative approaches to operations.
- Reviews and identifies potential sources of diversified revenue; ensures we balance GEO’s risk to be reliant on any one revenue stream.
- Demonstrated success in business development/revenue generation and fund raising in a not-for-profit environment.
- Excellent understanding of finance-related performance standards
- Proven ability to develop and execute business planning and financial strategies
- Demonstrated knowledge of corporate and regulatory best practices
- Organization and leadership skills
- Strategic thinking and analytical skills
- Proven sales/marketing skills and grant writing experience are essential.
- Passion, enthusiasm, flexibility, common sense, and commitment to the GEO mission.
- Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with a diverse group of stakeholders and collaborate across these groups to achieve desired outcomes. Including demonstrated experience of strong public speaking skills.
- Demonstrated ability in identifying and implementing new service/product deliverables for members, sponsors, and other key GEO stakeholders.
- Comfortable with networking for partnerships, board membership, and business development.
- Experience with the recruitment and management of volunteers.
- Proven track record of success overseeing business development initiatives, public relations, operations, and administrative functions.
- Can act as a mentor to the GEO staff
Position reports to the Chairman of the Board.