Since 2009, the Quality of Life Plus (QL+) Program has brought together America's brightest students at leading universities to create life-transforming, assistive technology for our country's injured veterans and first responders.
For these patriots, many live with disabilities that drastically alter their way of life and puts the active lifestyle they once enjoyed out of reach. These men and women have sacrificed much for their country; we want to give back to them.
WHY WORK WITH US?
QL+ works to give these heroes the support they deserve. We connect injured service personnel and first responders with engineering students who develop cutting-edge technology to help them achieve a higher quality of life. The student teams develop and provide innovative solutions that will enable these patriots to become more mobile and independent in everyday living and participate more fully in recreational activities that are so important to their health and well-being—at no cost to the recipient.
WHAT ARE WE LOOKING FOR?
The Executive Director, under the direction of the Board of Directors, provides leadership, development of strategies, organizational and financial oversight and supervises all programs, projects, and administrative activities. QL+ has $1 million annual budget and a staff of nine full and part-times employees. Revenue is generated through donations, sponsorships, foundation grants and investment income.
This position is full-time and remote. The position requires some travel (20%) to meet with past donors, potential donors, and corporate sponsors and to attend events and meetings to represent QL+ and advocate for its mission.
The successful candidate will: • Be an innovative and compassionate leader, with 8 or more years of demonstrated executive leadership experience at a national nonprofit association or company. Additionally, military or first responder experience would be a huge plus. • Possess a demonstrated track record of success in raising money. • Have a passion for supporting military service members, veterans and first responders with disabilities. • Hold a bachelor’s degree in a STEM, marketing/sales, physical therapy, occupational therapy or related discipline or equivalent experience. • Ability to communicate verbally and digitally and work effectively and successfully with a variety of internal and external stakeholders.
WHAT ARE THE RESPONSIBILITIES OF THIS ROLE?
Core responsibilities include: • Provide leadership and management for QL+ staff, including fund-raising, oversight of hiring, supervision, compensation, and performance management. • Develop and maintain successful relationships with the QL+ Partner Universities and Faculty Advisors. • Manage consultants and contractors, including legal, financial, and fundraising. • Be signatory for contracts for QL+ contracts, including those with Partner Universities. • Develop the annual budget for Board approval, monitor performance and take necessary action to address revenue and expense variances as needed. • Maintain and update as needed the Employee Handbook to ensure compliance with human resources requirements for non-profit organizations. • Provide effective financial management and ensure compliance with the organization’s internal control measures. • Provide leadership to ensure the fiscal integrity and sound management of all projects for QL+. • Develop and maintain relationships with kindred associations, higher education community, public service organizations, vendors, media, and others as necessary to further the interests of QL+. As the Executive Director, you will be rewarded with a competitive compensation and benefits package commensurate with your experience, education, and certification(s).
HOW TO APPLY
If you are excited by this opportunity, please provide a cover letter, including salary expectations, and an updated resume or vitae of no more than two pages electronically to email@example.com. with a subject line: QL+ – Executive Director. • Please attach resume, titled as: Last Name – First Name QL+ Resume • Please attach cover letter, titled as: Last Name – First Name QL+ Cover • Please attach other documents, titled as: Last Name – First Name QL+ Additional
About QL+ (Quality of Life Plus)
The Quality of Life Plus Program challenges university STEM students to create innovative technology solutions that improve the quality of life for injured veterans, first responders and others who have served our nation.