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Executive Director

Veterans of Foreign Wars Foundation
Kansas City, MS

The VFW Foundation exists to provide financial support to the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States. The Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States (VFW) is a nonprofit veterans’ service organization comprised of eligible veterans and military service members from the active, guard, and reserve forces.

The VFW Foundation gives the American people a unique opportunity to help those who have given us more than we will ever know. Join them in reaching out a helping hand to those who protect our country – and safeguard our freedoms – so bravely.

The Veterans of Foreign Wars Foundation (VFW Foundation) is currently seeking a seasoned Executive Director. Reporting to the Board of Directors, the ED will have overall responsibility in fundraising, strategic, operational responsibility for the VFW Foundation’s staff, programs, expansion, and execution of its mission, ensuring deliverance of its long-term vision. Working with the senior leadership team, the ED ensures that the VFW Foundation’s fundraising investments, including stewardship, finances, operations, brand positioning and marketing, events, human resources, technology and data operations, and programs, are strategically planned and aligned as well as effectively implemented across all segments of the organization.

Specific qualifications include:

  • Experience in a leadership role for a nonprofit organization.
  • Significant fundraising and fiscal management experience.
  • A successful track record in fundraising from private sources, and/or the clear ability to connect with high-net-worth individuals and develop sustained relationships with them is essential.
  • Excellent coalition building skills with an ability to communicate and work effectively with a variety of internal and external stakeholders; a persuasive negotiator able to achieve consensus amongst differing opinions.
  • A financially savvy and politically astute leader with the ability to set clear priorities, delegate, and guide investment in people and systems; keen analytic, organizational, and problem-solving skills, which support and enable sound decision-making.
  • Strong dedication to the professional development of staff; successful track record of recruiting and retaining a diverse team.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Management, Nonprofit Administration, or equivalent experience.

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