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Executive Director

Federal Employee Education & Assistance Fund
Alexandria, VA

The Federal Employee Education & Assistance Fund (FEEA) is the only independent non-profit 501(c)(3) organization devoted solely to providing emergency financial assistance and scholarships to the dedicated civilian federal and postal public servants and their families. FEEA also has a for-profit subsidiary, FEEA Childcare Services (FCCS), which administers childcare subsidy programs on behalf of a number of federal agencies. Over the past 35 years, FEEA has helped thousands of families representing nearly every single federal department and agency.

As part of a planned succession process, the Board of Directors is seeking an Executive Director who can lead FEEA to this next level and build on its track record of success and recent growth.

Key qualifications include:

  • 10+ years of senior level non-profit organization experience is preferred.
  • Experience working with Boards is essential; experience with non-profit and/or professional association Boards is preferred.
  • Knowledge of grant making, asset development, fund management, and charitable organization management highly desirable.
  • Executives from for-profit organizations that have a proven track record of excellence will be considered.
  • College degree required; MBA, MS/MA (with emphasis in business, non-profit management, or public policy) or CAE designation desirable.
  • Experience with and/or understanding of the civilian federal workforce and federal contracting is preferred.
  • Proven track record of success in a leadership position overseeing operations of an organization or program with exposure to philanthropy/fundraising, while maintaining solid relationships with staff, Board, donors, and community.
  • A solid knowledge of accounting, budgeting, financial management, and marketing. IT systems and security experience a plus.
  • Extensive experience in leading the process of ongoing strategic planning.
  • Extensive experience in public speaking/public relations.
  • A strong commitment to leading and mentoring staff, with experience leading teams with diverse backgrounds.
  • An entrepreneurial spirit, preferably including experience developing and implementing initiatives to achieve community-wide social and economic goals.

DRiWaterstone is leading this search for FEEA.