OPEN POSITIONS / Executive Director / Interim Executive Director

Interim Executive Director

Details: Paid - Remote with onsite time in Huntsville as needed

Time Commitment: 30/hrs per week

Compensation: $75/hr

Unit: Executive Director

Reports to: Chair of the Board

Contact: NSS Board, bog@caves.org

Apply By: 06/30/2024

ABOUT THE NSS:

Founded in 1941, the NSS is the largest membership organization dedicated to caves & caving. Composed of over 8,000 members and 250+ local chapters - known as grottos - we connect cavers so they can explore, study and conserve caves worldwide.

ABOUT THE POSITION:

The Interim Executive Director will be responsible for overseeing all operations of the organization. They will be responsible for managing and supporting the Division Heads in Communications, Education & Training, Conservation & Science, Facilities, Membership, Operations, and Accounting & Finance. This role requires a seasoned manager who can maintain continuity and support the execution of planned restructuring while the society works to hire a permanent Executive Director. The Interim Executive Director will report directly to the Board, specifically the Chair of the Board. The Society expects to hire a permanent Executive Director towards the end of 2024.

GENERAL JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:

Operations & Management:

  • Manage all Divisions within the NSS, ensuring alignment with the Strategic Plan and organizational goals.
    • Divisions include: Communications; Education & Training; Conservation & Science; Facilities; Membership; Operations; Accounting & Finance
  • Meet regularly with Division Heads to ensure they have the requisite support and resources and day-to-day objectives are being met.
  • Foster team spirit by inspiring and recognizing the efforts of volunteers and employees of the society.
  • Work with Division heads to make sure that their teams and departments have handbooks and operating procedures in place.
  • Work to resolve critical vacancies, resource gaps, and interpersonal conflicts effectively.
  • Maintain continuity and stability during the ongoing reorganization.
  • Help to fill vacancies in Division & Department roles.
  • Act as the figurehead of the organization when necessary and appropriate.

Finance & Budgeting:

  • Monitor organizational spending and budgets. Approve/manage invoices where appropriate.
  • Work with the Secretary-Treasurer to develop Annual Budget.
  • Ensure budgets are met and reporting is delivered.
  • Function as one of two individuals who has signing authority for the NSS.

Board Communication & Relations:

  • Compile reporting from Division teams 30 days ahead of Board Meetings.
  • Keep the board informed on the work of the Division Heads.
  • Support the Board in the search and onboarding process of the permanent Executive Director.

EXPERIENCE & QUALIFICATIONS:

  • 10+ years of relevant work or volunteering experience.
  • Bachelor’s degree in related field. MBA preferred.
  • Ability to represent the organization professionally internally and externally.
  • Proven track record of executive level management supporting high-performance from volunteer or employees.
  • Individual with a positive, affable, and approachable manner, who cares about the work of and the people on their team. Promotes a constructive and fun teamwork-oriented work environment.
  • Ability to build strong relationships with volunteer, remote teams within and across divisions.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to engage effectively with internal and external stakeholders. Can resolve interpersonal conflicts within and across teams and Divisions.
  • Demonstrated ability to anticipate strategic program needs and risks, taking the initiative to address them.
  • Action-oriented, flexible problem-solver with an ability to manage multiple varied teams, develop solutions to obstacles and resource gaps, embrace and communicate effectively through ambiguity, and drive task completion.
  • Willingness to roll up sleeves and ability to overcome barriers and setbacks.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills and ability to operate collaboratively in an environment with coworkers using Google Workspace or Microsoft 365 Products.

HOW TO APPLY:

Please submit a resume to the NSS Board of Governors(bog@caves.org).

The NSS is committed to diversity and inclusion. All individuals, regardless of personal characteristics, are encouraged to apply.