Hostage US Seeks New Executive Director

Experienced leaders who wish to express interest in this position should forward their resume and must include a comprehensive cover letter that specifically addresses the following:

• Do you currently live in Maryland, Virginia or the District of Columbia?
• Explain your interest in this position.
• What about the mission of Hostage US speaks to you on a personal or professional level?
• Do you now or have you previously managed or worked within a non-profit organization?
• Share how past experiences have prepared you to lead Hostage US.
• What is your experience with being a front-line fundraiser and securing and sustaining major gifts/grants?
• Do you now or have you previously worked directly with senior-level management or government officials?
• Tell us one interesting fact about yourself.

Submit your application on Indeed through this link


Executive Director

Hostage US is at an exciting stage in its development. Launched in 2016 and based on the successful model of Hostage UK and Hostage International, it has quickly established itself as a trusted support service for American hostages and their families and a collaborative but independent partner to government. To learn more about Hostage US: http://hostageus.org

The Executive Director (ED) will have strategic and operational responsibility for Development/ Fundraising, Operations; Budget and Finance; Governance and Communications; and External Relations.

The Board of Directors seeks an individual with passion and sensitivity for the mission who has business acumen and is a strategic thinker.

Duties and Responsibilities

Development and Fundraising

• Lead the creation and delivery of the organization’s development strategic plan
• Lead solicitation efforts across the organization and act as the principal point of contact for major donors – individuals, corporations and foundations
• Oversee an ethical and effective donor policy in keeping with the values and reputation of Hostage US

Operations

• Develop and implement the organization’s strategic and operational plans
• Lead and develop staff
• Ensure effective systems to track organizational performance
• Ensure compliance with laws, regulations and reporting requirements
• Continue effective collaboration and partnership with Hostage International Budget and Finance
• Work with the Board to prepare a budget and ensure that the organization operates within budget guidelines
• Ensure that adequate funds are available to permit the organization to carry out its work
• Maintain a cost-efficient operating model to ensure the organization’s charitable funds are maximized

Communications and External Relations

• Develop and implement the organization’s communications strategy
• Represent the organization with stakeholders and media
• Ensure the reputation of Hostage US is maintained at the highest levels

Governance

• Develop, maintain and support a strong Board of Directors, serve as ex-officio of each committee, seek and    build board involvement with strategic direction across all areas of the organization’s work
• Work with the Board on governance policy issues; undertake approved actions; recommend changes to improve the organization and provide support
• Actively engage and energize board members, staff and strategic partners for the purpose of achieving the aims of Hostage US

Qualifications:

The role requires a leader of exceptional ability, able to interact at the highest levels of government and private sector and with families at their most difficult times. This is a sensitive area of service delivery, and the Executive Director must be an individual of the highest levels of integrity, with a proven track record of delivery and an established reputation and network. The candidate must also have experience of running a small organization or team/department in a cost-effective manner.

Skills & Qualifications:

• Minimum of 5 years and preferably 10 years’ experience operating at a senior management level within non-profit organizations or government agencies
• A passion for the mission
• A proven commitment to victims’ rights issues and related areas
• Proven fundraising experience from corporations, foundations, individuals and/or events
• Executive presence
• Excellent business acumen
• Emotional resilience
• Servant leader
• Experience working in a confidential and sensitive field
• A professional network across the fields of security, mental health, politics, the media and/or government

How to Apply:

Experienced leaders who wish to express interest in this position should forward their resume and must include a comprehensive cover letter that specifically addresses the following:

• Do you currently live in Maryland, Virginia or the District of Columbia?
• Explain your interest in this position.
• What about the mission of Hostage US speaks to you on a personal or professional level?
• Do you now or have you previously managed or worked within a non-profit organization?
• Share how past experiences have prepared you to lead Hostage US.
• What is your experience with being a front-line fundraiser and securing and sustaining major gifts/grants?
• Do you now or have you previously worked directly with senior-level management or government officials?
• Tell us one interesting fact about yourself.

Submit your application on Indeed through this link

Hostage US is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.