The Executive Director will serve as the chief executive officer of the organization, with primary responsibility for fundraising, shaping and implementing its vision and strategic direction, managing the organization’s day-to-day activities and operations, attracting new assets, donors and affiliates, and growing the volunteer base. The Executive Director will also, in concert with the staff and Board, review and identify program initiatives, implement policies, procedures, goals, and objectives, and develop short and long-range targets and strategies. The Executive Director reports to the Board of Directors and is responsible for managing the staff.
Founded in 1986, CHAP is an acronym for Christian Homeschool Association of Pennsylvania, a nonprofit corporation founded to encourage and support families interested in home education. CHAP assists parents in understanding and fulfilling the law’s requirements and provides leadership and direction on issues facing Christian homeschoolers on a national and statewide basis.
The mission of CHAP is to equip, connect, encourage, and protect those interested in homeschooling. CHAP’s underlying purpose is to embolden families to raise the next generation to follow Christ in all of life. CHAP’s five year vision is to branch out to connect and strengthen the homeschool community in Pennsylvania and neighboring states by 2022.
CHAP hosts an annual convention with attendance of over 4,000, publishes a quarterly newsletter, monthly e-News, manages a web and social media presence, and works with legislators in Harrisburg. CHAP is looking to expand its reach and influence across the state by offering more events and activities, building stronger connections with support groups, growing its membership and volunteer base, enhancing its web and media presence, and fundraising.
The position is located in Palmyra, PA and will be in the $55,000-$65,000 salary range depending on commensurate experience, minimum of 40 hours per week. Cover letter, resume, and contact information for three professional references, as well as any questions, may be submitted by email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Submissions will be accepted by email only until August 25, 2017.
- Develop fundraising efforts.
- Develops and implements a fundraising plan that details how the organization solicits donors and identifies funding sources such as grants, in-kind donations, charitable events and marketing opportunities. This plan will be submitted to the CHAP Board of Directors for review and approval prior to implementation.
- Identifies and cultivates prospective donors
- Solicits donors for monetary and in-kind donations.
- Organizes and coordinates charitable fundraising events.
- Produces solicitation materials
- Grow and manage the organization according to the principles outlined by Dean Radtke and the Ministry Institute.
- Promotes CHAP’s mission and purpose as the foundation of all CHAP’s events and programs.
- Strives to model Christian character as described in the Bible.
- Coordinates legislative efforts at the state and national levels.
- Travels as needed to attend and/or speak at conferences and support groups; Meets with business, professional leaders, and government officials.
- Prepare annual budgets with the assistance of the Board Treasurer and Board Chairman.
- Represents CHAP at CHAP sponsored events
- Agrees with CHAP’s written Statement of Faith, and adheres to its principles
- Agrees with CHAP’s mission statement and purpose and strives to encourage and support Christ-centered, parent-directed, privately-funded, home-based discipleship for families.
- If married with children, must be homeschooling (Christ-centered, parent-directed, privately-funded, home-based); If unmarried, or children are beyond school age, must be sympathetic to homeschooling.
- Strong marketing, public relations, and fundraising experience with the ability to engage a wide range of stakeholders
- Strong written and verbal communication skills; a persuasive and passionate communicator with excellent interpersonal and multidisciplinary project skills
- Experience in managing a team of staff and/or volunteers; ability to point to specific examples of having led an organization to the next stage of growth.
- Experience with planning campaigns, activities, and events
- Excellence in organizational management with the ability to coach staff, manage, and develop high-performance teams, set and achieve strategic objectives, and manage a budget
- Time, task and relationship management, including managing multiple deadlines, multiple priorities, and a diverse group of professional partnerships.
- Past success working with a Board of Directors with the ability to cultivate existing board member relationships, and provide open, direct, and honest communication.
- Comfortable with the use of technology and online communication tools: webinars, phone conferences, smart phones, office software (Word & Excel), donor management software, online file sharing (Box.com), website editing, and social media.
- 15 days of paid time off (PTO)
- Holidays: holidays consistent with the closing of the CHAP office:
- New Year’s Day
- Good Friday
- Memorial Day
- Independence Day
- Labor Day