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Women's Fund of Smith County

Job Title: President/CEO
Full-Time/Part-Time: Full-Time
Salary: Salary starting at $65,000 plus benefits

The Women’s Fund of Smith County was formed in 2007 with the goal of maximizing the impact of
women’s philanthropy in Smith County. What started as a small group of like-minded women has grown
into a non-profit organization made up of over 300 members. To date, the Women’s Fund has granted
almost $2 million dollars to Smith County organizations. The Women’s Fund of Smith County believes
that together is better. Through collective giving, we transform our community by funding programs
that enrich the lives of women and children.
The Board of Directors is seeking a President/CEO to carry out its mission. The President/CEO will
ensure the overall growth and development of the organization by overseeing the design, development
and implementation of the Women’s Fund’s programs and initiatives. For a more detailed description of
the President/CEO’s duties, see the attached job description. If you are interested in applying, please
send your cover letter, resume and three references to the Women’s Fund of Smith County at
kristenseeber@womensfundsc.org on or before Friday, September 11th at 5 p.m. CST.

SUMMARY
The President/CEO of the Women’s Fund of Smith County serves as the chief executive

officer of the organization, with the goal of advancing its mission, outreach and day-to-
day operations – all aimed at defined benchmarks for success. This individual

represents the mission of the organization to its members, potential members, donors,
other not-for-profit agencies and the community at large. The President/CEO reports to
the Board of Directors, most directly to the Board Chair.
The President/CEO is a person with excellent administrative, organizational and
communication skills, who is passionate about women’s philanthropy and the issues
facing women and children in Smith County. This individual serves as a connector and
provides leadership to all aspects of fundraising: Women’s Fund member recruitment
and retention, sponsorships, finance and stewardship.

QUALIFICATIONS/REQUIREMENTS
Education:
 Bachelor’s degree in Business, Public Administration, Marketing, Public Relations or
related field required.
Experience:
 Minimum of five years of experience in a corporate, for-profit or not-for-profit setting.
Extensive knowledge of and experience in all realms of philanthropy and fund
development, as well as proven experience in communications, financial management
and stewardship.

Certification and Licensure:
 None required. CFRE (Certified Fundraising Executive) and/or CAP preferred.
Skills (Management Level):
 Understanding of advanced principles and ethical practices of a philanthropic
program within a not-for-profit setting.
 Excellent human relations and verbal/written communications skills, including
presentation and media relations capabilities.
 Ability to analyze needs and budgets and develop a progressive business plan.
 Data/computer skills.
 Visionary leadership, including supervisory and volunteer management skills.
 Ability to make decisions in the absence of specific directions.
 Ability to handle confidential information and to comply with tax laws.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
 Light physical effort (lift/carry up to 10 lbs.)
 Occasional lifting of supplies/equipment.
 Must possess digital dexterity, e.g., using computer keyboard.
 Mostly sitting work.
 Must use written and verbal and non-verbal sources of information. Must possess far
and near acuity; depth perception; accommodation; color vision.
 Must use oral communication to perform work.
 Must perform activities requiring sustained concentration.

Chief Advancement Officer

Chief Advancement Officer
Limitless Space Institute

General Background
The Limitless Space Institute (LSI) is a new nonprofit established in 2019 and located in
Houston, Texas. The Institute’s vision is to advance human exploration beyond our
solar system with a two-fold mission: 1) to support the research and development of
enabling technologies that will allow interstellar human space exploration and 2) to
inspire and educate the next generation to travel beyond our solar system. The heart
and soul of the Institute is research and development. LSI will conduct and fund applied
research and development emerging from the frontiers of physics and engineering as
they apply to enabling fast interstellar transit. Additionally, LSI will partner with
institutions of higher learning to establish research consortia that will jointly explore the
leading edge of power and propulsion related to physics that will enable human
exploration. LSI plans to develop a spectrum of student programs ranging from grade
school to post docs, all with the objective of educating and inspiring the next generation
in interstellar travel.
Position Overview
The inaugural Chief Advancement Officer (CAO) for Limitless Space Institute will be the
lead in securing the necessary support for LSI to successfully accomplish its mission.
The CAO will have a broad scope of responsibility including identification and cultivation
of individuals, government entities, corporations and foundations that have interest in
supporting the work of LSI. He or she will work in close partnership with the President,
Brian Kelly, the Director of Advanced R&D, Dr. Harold White, and the Advisory Board to
leverage their contacts. The successful candidate will be an effective communicator and
is expected to work in a manner with donors, prospects, and peers which exhibits
purpose, collaboration and understanding. The Chief Advancement Officer will exhibit
high octane energy, selfless humility and have the creative drive needed to seek
funding for this organization. The CAO will guide all communication/public relations
activities that support the development (fundraising) program of Limitless Space
Institute. The primary focus will be on securing major and principal gifts/funding.
Responsibilities
 Effectively work within a small startup organization with the ability to multitask
and prioritize projects.
 Create and implement a plan that includes strategic goals and activities in the
identification of individuals, corporations, foundations, and government entities
who will support the vision and mission of Limitless Space Institute.

 Proactively build relationships with sources of support while strengthening
relationship with donors to further their loyalty and encourage higher levels of
support and involvement.
 Plan and execute cultivation events to introduce the mission of Limitless Space
Institute to donor prospects.
 Meet face to face with prospective and current donors.
 Develop stewardship plans and activities for donors.
 Serve as the lead in the process that obtains input from senior leadership
including the Board of Directors and Advisory Board for priorities in philanthropic
projects and identification of prospects.
 Lead the strategy for approaching corporations, foundations and grant programs
including developing and writing proposals, tracking and compliance, report
writing and acknowledgements.
 Work closely and oversee the development of LSI publications, marketing and
public relations efforts as they relate to fundraising.
 Work with and maintain relationships with members of the Board of Directors and
Advisory Board.
 Develop and maintain a donor database/tracking system.
 Develop metrics to measure fundraising success.
 Effectively communicate the status of fundraising to the Board of Directors,
Advisory Board and LSI President on a regular basis.
 Prepare and monitor an operational budget for fundraising.
 Demonstrate positive human relations skills and experience in working with
volunteers.
 Speak publicly and interpret the organization and its programs, vision, and goals
to the community.
 Demonstrate ability and willingness to provide support in a collaborative and
team-oriented manner.
 Perform other duties as required.

Professional Qualifications
 Passion for the LSI mission
 Bachelor’s degree, advanced degree a plus
 6-10 years of professional fundraising experience
 Demonstrated success in securing major and principal gifts/funding
 Demonstrated success in the development and execution of a fundraising plan
 Strong capabilities in planning and organizing
 Be goal driven and possess a high degree of motivation, maturity and energy
 Be “tech” savvy. A background in science and/or technology helpful
Location and Compensation
LSI is headquartered in Houston, Texas. The preference is for the CAO to be based in
the area, though a remote work arrangement may be an option for the right candidate.
Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience. Benefits include health and
retirement (401K with 4% match).
Non-Discrimination
LSI does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, gender, age, national origin,
disability or sexual orientation.
Application Process
To apply for this position, submit a cover letter and resume to Becky Hauk at the Moran
Company, which is conducting the search. Resume should be chronological and include
all professional education and experience, dates of employment (month and year),
position/title and organization names. APPLY NOW
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Director of Development

Job Title: President/CEO
Full-Time/Part-Time: Full-Time
Salary: Salary starting at $65,000 plus benefits

The Women’s Fund of Smith County was formed in 2007 with the goal of maximizing the impact of
women’s philanthropy in Smith County. What started as a small group of like-minded women has grown
into a non-profit organization made up of over 300 members. To date, the Women’s Fund has granted
almost $2 million dollars to Smith County organizations. The Women’s Fund of Smith County believes
that together is better. Through collective giving, we transform our community by funding programs
that enrich the lives of women and children.
The Board of Directors is seeking a President/CEO to carry out its mission. The President/CEO will
ensure the overall growth and development of the organization by overseeing the design, development
and implementation of the Women’s Fund’s programs and initiatives. For a more detailed description of
the President/CEO’s duties, see the attached job description. If you are interested in applying, please
send your cover letter, resume and three references to the Women’s Fund of Smith County at
kristenseeber@womensfundsc.org on or before Friday, September 11th at 5 p.m. CST.

SUMMARY
The President/CEO of the Women’s Fund of Smith County serves as the chief executive

officer of the organization, with the goal of advancing its mission, outreach and day-to-
day operations – all aimed at defined benchmarks for success. This individual

represents the mission of the organization to its members, potential members, donors,
other not-for-profit agencies and the community at large. The President/CEO reports to
the Board of Directors, most directly to the Board Chair.
The President/CEO is a person with excellent administrative, organizational and
communication skills, who is passionate about women’s philanthropy and the issues
facing women and children in Smith County. This individual serves as a connector and
provides leadership to all aspects of fundraising: Women’s Fund member recruitment
and retention, sponsorships, finance and stewardship.

QUALIFICATIONS/REQUIREMENTS
Education:
 Bachelor’s degree in Business, Public Administration, Marketing, Public Relations or
related field required.
Experience:
 Minimum of five years of experience in a corporate, for-profit or not-for-profit setting.
Extensive knowledge of and experience in all realms of philanthropy and fund
development, as well as proven experience in communications, financial management
and stewardship.

Certification and Licensure:
 None required. CFRE (Certified Fundraising Executive) and/or CAP preferred.
Skills (Management Level):
 Understanding of advanced principles and ethical practices of a philanthropic
program within a not-for-profit setting.
 Excellent human relations and verbal/written communications skills, including
presentation and media relations capabilities.
 Ability to analyze needs and budgets and develop a progressive business plan.
 Data/computer skills.
 Visionary leadership, including supervisory and volunteer management skills.
 Ability to make decisions in the absence of specific directions.
 Ability to handle confidential information and to comply with tax laws.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
 Light physical effort (lift/carry up to 10 lbs.)
 Occasional lifting of supplies/equipment.
 Must possess digital dexterity, e.g., using computer keyboard.
 Mostly sitting work.
 Must use written and verbal and non-verbal sources of information. Must possess far
and near acuity; depth perception; accommodation; color vision.
 Must use oral communication to perform work.
 Must perform activities requiring sustained concentration.