We are currently searching for an Executive Director to lead the Miss Maine Scholarship Program into the future!
The Executive Director is the key management leader of the Miss Maine Scholarship Organization and will nurture and build a state pageant that follows Miss America’s mission, creative accomplishment, and community involvement.
The Executive Director is responsible for overseeing the administration, programs and strategic plan of the organization. Other key duties include fundraising, marketing, and community outreach. The position reports directly to the Board of Directors.
This is an unpaid, volunteer position.
1) Board Governance: Works with board in order to fulfill the organization mission.
- Responsible for leading the Miss Maine Scholarship Organization in a manner that supports and guides the organization’s mission as defined by the Board of Directors and the Miss America organization.
- Responsible for communicating effectively with the Board and providing, in a timely and accurate manner, all information necessary for the Board to function properly and to make informed decisions.
2) Financial Performance and Viability: Develops resources sufficient to ensure the financial health of the organization.
- Responsible for fiscal management that generally anticipates operating within the approved budget, ensures maximum resource utilization, and maintenance of the organization in a positive financial position.
- Responsible for fundraising and developing other resources necessary to support Miss Maine Scholarship Program’s mission.
3) Organization Mission and Strategy: Works with board and volunteers to ensure that the mission is fulfilled through programs, strategic planning and community outreach.
- Responsible for strategic planning to ensure that Miss Maine Scholarship Program can successfully fulfill its Mission into the future.
- Responsible for the enhancement of Miss Maine Scholarship Program’s image by being active and visible in the community and by working closely with other professional, civic and private organizations.
4) Organization Operations. Oversees and implements appropriate resources to ensure that the operations of the organization are appropriate.
- Responsible for the recruitment and retention of competent, qualified volunteer staff.
- Be in good standing and uphold all the guidelines set in the contracts and policies of Miss America.
- Run an annual state pageant in June each calendar year
- Meet all financial and operational deadline set by the national office.
- Have a good line of communication with state titleholders to support and prepare them for their journey to the national pageant
- Market program as part of the Miss America organization, using logos and marketing material from the national office
- Understand and promote the national platform, Children’s Miracle Network.
- Educate titleholders and delegates on the Miss Maine Scholarship Organization and recruit on a regular ongoing basis.
- Supervises all state volunteers.
- A bachelor’s degree
- Transparent and high integrity leadership
- Senior nonprofit management experience
- Solid, hands-on, budget management skills, including budget preparation, analysis, decision-making and reporting
- Strong organizational abilities including planning, delegating, program development and task facilitation
- Must possess excellent communications skills including the ability to speak, write clearly and persuasively to diverse audiences
- Ability to convey a vision of Miss Maine Scholarship Program’s strategic future to staff, board, volunteers and donors
- Knowledge of fundraising strategies and donor relations unique to nonprofit sector
- Skills to collaborate with and motivate board members and other volunteers
- Strong written and oral communication skills
- Must demonstrate proven leadership, management, and teaching skills, particularly concerning young people and demonstrated the ability to work effectively with a diverse group of people in a positive way
- Possess an understanding of holding a successful competition, which includes but is not limited to, budgeting, marketing, recruitment and mentoring its titleholders, their parents, and delegates to the best of their ability.
- Ability to interface and engage diverse volunteer and donor groups
- Must be able to understand and construct financial statements, including budgets and the demonstrated ability to live within budget guidelines to the best of their ability.
- Demonstrated ability to oversee and collaborate with staff
- Strong public speaking ability
- Knowledge of pageantry a plus