The Chief Executive Officer of the Sarcoma Foundation of America (SFA) is responsible for overall management and operations of the Foundation under the guidance and direction of the Board of Directors. Provides leadership and direction to the Foundation and partners with and reports to the Board to ensure that the goals, vision, and financial objectives of the Foundation are met.
Duties and Responsibilities Include:
- Provide strategic direction and general oversight for SFA’s programs.
- Ensure that the organization has a long-range strategy which achieves its mission, and toward which it makes consistent and timely progress.
- Procure resources to sustain the organization’s stability and growth.
- Provide leadership in developing program, organizational and financial plans with the Board of Directors and staff, and carry out plans and policies authorized by the board.
- Promote active and broad participation by volunteers in all areas of the organization's work.
- Ensure compliance with federal, state and local regulations.
- Maintain a working knowledge of significant developments and trends in the field.
- Raise the SFA’s visibility as a leader in the community and serve as the Foundation’s representative to all stakeholders.
- Represent the programs and point of view of the organization to agencies, organizations, and the general public.
- Establish and maintain sound working relationships and cooperative arrangements with other cancer groups and organizations.
- Maintain relationships and communications with the Foundation’s Medical Advisory Board.
- See that the board is kept fully informed on the condition of the organization and all important factors influencing it.
- Be responsible for the recruitment, employment, and release of all personnel, both paid staff and volunteers.
- Ensure that job descriptions are developed, that regular performance evaluations are held, and that sound human resource practices are in place.
- See that an effective management team, with appropriate provision for succession, are in place.
- Encourage staff /volunteer development and education, and assist program staff in relating their specialized work to the total program of the organization.
- Maintain a climate which attracts, keeps, and motivates a diverse staff of top quality people.
- Develop, maintain, and support the Board of Directors.
- Work with the Board of Directors to identify and cultivate new board members and ensure smooth succession.
- Provide timely information and reports as requested by the Board and the President.
- Oversee fundraising and development efforts, including major donor cultivation.
- Maintain and grow current relationships with appropriate pharmaceutical/biotech companies, increasing revenue. Cultivate new relationships with pharmaceutical/biotech companies that enter the sarcoma ecosystem.
- Develop and execute a plan to grow relationships with public and other private foundations to increase financial support.
- Develop and execute a plan to secure grants from the federal, state and local governments.
- Identify new funding streams to support existing and future programs.
- Develop and maintain sound financial practices.
- Work with the staff, Finance Committee, and the board in preparing a budget and other requisite financial reports; see that the organization operates within budget guidelines.
- Ensure that adequate funds are available to permit the organization to carry out its work.
- Jointly, with the President of the Board of Directors and with designated officers, execute legal documents.