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Executive Director

The HALO Trust (USA), based in Washington, DC, is seeking an Executive Director. The HALO Trust (international), based in Dumfries, Scotland, is a global humanitarian organization founded in 1988 in response to the catastrophe caused by landmines. The HALO Trust (USA) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that is the U.S. arm of the global organization. The organization raises funds and advocates to protect lives and restore livelihoods for those affected by conflict. From small beginnings back in the late 1980s they now employ thousands of men and women from the communities they serve in conflict and post-conflict countries and territories around the world. Globally, HALO employs over 8,500 people in more than 26 countries and territories. The HALO Trust (USA) has an operating budget of $1.2 M and a revenue budget of $35 million derived from both federal and private grants. Sterling Martin Associates has been retained to assist with this search.

HALO continues to play a major part in removing landmines, but are also increasing their role dealing with the broader debris of war – small arms, improvised explosive devices and unexploded ordnance. The landmine issue shot to international prominence in 1997 when Princess Diana walked through one of HALO’s minefields in Angola. For more on HALO’s work, see www.halotrust.org.

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Executive Director

The California Water Environment Association (CWEA) is conducting a search for a new Executive Director. Founded in 1927, CWEA is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit association with approximately 10,000-plus water quality professional members, a revenue budget in the $4.6 million range and a staff of 18. CWEA’s members work for public agencies and collection systems, engineering firms, and equipment and service suppliers. They are responsible for cleaning California’s water and returning it safely to the environment. CWEA educates and certifies water quality professionals, disseminates technical information, and promotes sound policies to benefit society through protection and enhancement of our water environment. The organization’s headquarters are located in Oakland, CA where this position is to be based. Sterling Martin Associates has been retained to assist with this search. The Executive Director will serve as the chief staff officer of the Association with full authority for the management of its affairs. The ED reports directly to the Board of Directors and will be responsible for overall strategic management, administration, and operation of headquarters, and all staff. S/he will formulate recommendations and advise the Board regarding the affairs of the Association. The ED will implement Association policy as determined by the Board and help guide the organization’s strategy.

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Senior Vice President of Membership Marketing

Urban Land Institute (ULI) located in Washington, DC, is a 501(c) (3) nonprofit research and education organization supported by its members. Founded in 1936, they now have over 42,000 members worldwide, representing the entire spectrum of land use, real estate development and related disciplines working in private enterprise and public service. A multidisciplinary real estate forum, ULI facilitates an open exchange of ideas, information, and experience among industry leaders and policy makers dedicated to creating better places. The Urban Land Institute provides leadership in the responsible use of land and in creating and sustaining thriving communities worldwide. ULI operates with an annual revenue budget of over $70M. They currently have a 17-member Board of Directors and a staff of around 250.  Sterling Martin Associates has been retained to assist with this search. For more information, please visit http://www.americas.uli.org/. The Senior Vice President of Membership Marketing will translate the organization’s strategic plan into operational priorities and manage the day-to-day operations of the Americas marketing and membership group, facilitating continued growth of the organization. He/she will be responsible for keeping staff directed and focused on serving its members, delivering on revenue objectives, and the mission of the organization. The ideal candidate will have a strong expertise in membership marketing, demonstrate strong business acumen, embrace innovation, have a motivational can-do approach, and a collaborative leadership style. View the Full Position|Download the PDF

Camp Fire

President and CEO

National youth development organization Camp Fire is seeking a new President and CEO. One of the oldest nonprofit organizations in the U.S., Camp Fire was founded in 1910 “to guide young people on their journey to self-discovery.” The organization began as Camp Fire Girls in 1910 as the first multi-racial, multi-cultural and nonsectarian organization for girls but became co-educational in 1975. Today it serves all youth and continues its commitment to inclusion. Over the last 108 years, millions of youth and their families have benefited from the organization’s innovative programs and camps that help young people learn the life skills they need to succeed now and in the future. Today, with 53 councils in 24 states and DC, the organization serves nearly 185,000 youth between the ages of 5 and 17 and has increased youth served by 35% since 2014. Sterling Martin Associates has been retained to assist with this search.

Camp Fire’s National Headquarters are in Kansas City, MO. The organization has a staff of 26 and a revenue budget of approximately $2.4 million. Camp Fire’s 53 councils operate under a Charter Agreement that has been completely redesigned and will go into effect in early 2019. The combined revenue of all councils and the headquarters approaches the $50 million range, although it is important to note that the councils are independent 501 (c) (3) organizations. This position may work remotely with required travel to the Kansas City headquarters.

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Chief Operating Officer

The Colorectal Cancer Alliance (The Alliance), based in Washington, DC, is conducting a search for a Chief Operating Officer (COO). The Alliance has grown rapidly in recent years and anticipates a revenue budget in the $13 million range for 2019. The COO will be responsible for overseeing The Alliance’s operations, finance, information technology and marketing communications functions. CCA is seeking a COO who can provide a vision for the infrastructure required to accommodate CCA’s goal of becoming a $20-25 million organization and beyond. Sterling Martin Associates has been retained to assist with this search.

The Colorectal Cancer Alliance was founded in 1999 as the Colon Cancer Alliance, by a group of 40+ survivors, caregivers and friends who saw the need to educate the public about colorectal cancer and provide support to those affected by the disease. In 1999, the first annual meeting of the Colon Cancer Alliance was held in Washington, DC. Shortly after, a board of directors was appointed, and a committee structure put in place. To date, more than 800,000 people have turned to the Alliance.

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Chief Strategy and Member Engagement Officer

The Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants (FICPA) is conducting a search for the position of Chief Strategy and Member Engagement Officer (CSMEO) to be based in central Florida, ideally Tampa or Orlando area. This is a new position that will help launch a new office location to further develop the central Florida market for FICPA. Sterling Martin Associates has been retained to assist with this search.

FICPA serves as the association for all Certified Public Accountants in the state. Founded in 1905, the FICPA has been working to advance the accounting profession in Florida for more than 100 years and now has more than 19,500 members. Continued membership growth and renewal has made the FICPA one of the largest CPA organizations in the United States. FICPA operates with an annual budget of nearly $8.6 million and a staff of 35. In addition, the FICPA is joined in serving the CPA profession in Florida through the FICPA Scholarship Foundation and the FICPA Political Action Committees.

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Vice President of Finance and Operations

The National Asphalt Pavement Association (NAPA), soon to be based in Greenbelt, MD, is seeking a Vice President of Finance and Operations. Currently, NAPA is located in Lanham, MD, however the organization recently sold its building and will move to Greenbelt in the summer of 2019. Partnering with the President & CEO in this relocation will be part of the new VP’s responsibilities. S/he will lead the buildout of a new and inspiring office space that demonstrates the future of NAPA and will serve NAPA for years to come. Efficiently closing out NAPA’s old headquarters will also be required.

NAPA, founded in 1955, has nearly 1,200 members consisting of both companies and individuals. The organization’s revenue budget is in the $10 million range and has a staff of 25. NAPA has recently installed Abila MIP accounting software and is also implementing a new membership database system.

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