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Executive Director

Mt. Mansfield Ski Club & Academy seeks an Executive Director starting before Fall 2019. This newly established position is accountable for the future of the organization, including defining strategy and executing operations to support the organization’s mission. A successful candidate will be an experienced leader with business acumen and a record of success building strong relationships and engaging stakeholders to achieve meaningful impact. This is a remarkable opportunity to lead an organization with strong history and great potential.

The Executive Director reports to the Board of Trustees. The Athletic Director and Academic Director will report to the Executive Director.

Responsibilities

Vision and Leadership

  • Leads Mt. Mansfield Ski Club & Academy – including engagement of teachers, coaches, and staff
  • Fosters an environment aligned with the vision and mission of the organization
  • Leads the strategic planning process and defines the priorities for the organization
  • Establishes a standard of excellence for all aspects of the organization’s programs, including collaborating with the Athletic Director and Academic Director to shape offerings
  • Engages in strategic relationship building, including with Stowe Mountain Resort and other key partners

Business Administration

  • Leads business and financial management with accountability for continued financial health
  • Accountable for the budgeting process and managing P&L for the organization, including academics, athletics and ski service
  • Partners with the board to identify capital requirements
  • Accountable for effective talent management across the organization
  • Measures results of organization’s programs and develops plans for continuous improvement

Advancement (Development/Fundraising), Marketing & Communications

  • Leads advancement efforts, including defining advancement strategy, developing programs to support that strategy, and facilitating execution of fundraising programs
  • Engages at a leadership level in annual campaigns, special fundraising events, and capital campaigns
  • Defines and oversees execution of marketing strategy and plan to attract and engage student-athletes, their families, and other key stakeholders
  • Defines communication strategy and engages leaders across the organization in delivering cohesive, consistent communications to current and prospective student-athletes, families, and stakeholders

Community

  • Creates an environment of engagement among the organization’s key stakeholders
  • Promotes the organization within the ski racing, educational, and local communities
Qualifications
  • Record of success leading organizations and/or functions
  • Demonstrated business acumen (including budgeting and P&L responsibility)
  • Experience engaging in advancement, asking for financial support and encouraging philanthropy
  • Knowledge of trends in education and athletics, and ability to apply that knowledge in the ski racing context
  • Strong communication skills reflected in public speaking and engagement with key stakeholders (e.g., Board, employees, student-athletes, parents, alumni, supporters, partner organizations)
 To Apply

Interested candidates should submit the following materials via email to [email protected]

  • Cover letter
  • Resume
  • Statement of leadership philosophy
  • Four references (references will not be contacted without candidate’s permission)
About Mt. Mansfield Ski Club & Academy

Founded in 1920 by a small group of passionate local skiers and incorporated in 1934, our organization is one of the oldest ski racing organizations in America. Athletic programs support a wide range of individuals from seven year olds to high school students and postgraduates. These programs are designed to provide athletes with a stimulating and enjoyable opportunity to become excellent skiers, to help them reach their potential as competitors, and most importantly to foster a lifelong love of the sport while teaching the values of teamwork and sportsmanship. The Academy provides unparalleled academics for students in grades 7 through 12 as they pursue competitive ski racing. Students from New England and beyond join this highly individualized program. Our student-athletes grow to be independent, responsible, respectful, and confident as they set their sights on future goals in academics, ski racing, and limitless other pursuits. Historically the ski club and academy were two distinct organizations that collaborated closely with each other; in 2018, they came together as a single organization to empower our student-athletes to achieve success in academics, athletics and life.

 

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