Posted on January 17, 2013
Stepping Stones Foundation
Stepping Stones Foundation - Executive Director
The Executive Director manages the day-to-day and long-term operation of the SSF. The position works with the Board of Trustees, its members and committees to develop and implement the foundation’s vision and strategic plans. The Executive Director is also responsible for managing financial resources in order to sustain long-term viability of the organization including sustainable fundraising.
Staff Leadership and Management: Manages staff employees and volunteers including hiring, supervision, performance management, assessment and annual salary treatment recommendations. Manages and recruits consultants as needed with board approval. Interfaces with accountant and legal support.
Operations Management: Ensures effective and improving operations and high quality visitor and program participant experience. Manages maintenance and security of physical assets. Manages archives and historic assets. Oversees key SSF initiatives. Develops and monitors annual budget and business plan.
Program Development and Management: Develops, implements and supervises programs and services that are consistent with the SSF mission and strategic plan.
Fund Development, Grant Oversight and Fiscal Management: Develops and manages the fundraising and financial strategies of the SSF.
Communications and Community Relations: Develops and maintains effective relationships and acts as spokesperson and liaison to all communities of interest. Manages public relations and coverage nationally and locally. Supervises writing, editing and publishing of the SSF newsletter.
Scale of Operations
Stepping Stones operates with a full time executive director, half time administrative assistant, part time welcome center attendants, housekeeper, and maintenance assistant.
The annual operations budget is approximately $340,000, in addition to an historic preservation/capital budget of approximately $125,000.
Stepping Stones targets baseline fundraising of $170,000 to increase annually through business development efforts including gifts from individuals, grants, and proceeds from a small gift shop to supplement income from an endowment that funds about 75% of the operation.
A small cadre of volunteers provides guided tours, event support and outreach activities.
The Board of Trustees currently has eight members, and meets quarterly. An Advisory Council supplements the work of the board with expertise in specific areas.
For more information, visit the Foundation website at www.steppingstones.org
Please send resumes and emails of inquiry to John Schultz at Johnhlschultz@gmail.com