The WMU Foundation — a 501 (c) (3) not-for-profit corporation benefitting the work and mission of Woman’s Missionary Union — is seeking a president to lead the organization.
The new president will take on the role that will be vacated by current president David George, who recently announced his plans to retire June 30, 2023.
The search team provided these criteria for the candidate they are seeking:
- The candidate will lead a team by providing leadership, direction, and control to all aspects of the WMU Foundation at the direction of the board of trustees, articles of incorporation and corporate bylaws.
- The candidate must be a Christian who is actively involved as a member of a local Southern Baptist church with evidence of and commitment to the purpose and work of WMU. Candidate’s job location will be the WMU building in Birmingham, Alabama.
- Key responsibilities include, but are not limited to, managing and providing direction to WMUF staff, along with planning, analyzing, executing, managing and evaluating fund raising activities and planned giving programs. The candidate must also coordinate the formulation of financial development programs in order to secure gifts from individuals and other missions-minded organizations with special focus on deferred giving through wills, gifts, gift annuities, charitable trusts and other instruments for the purpose of increasing the financial support of WMU through the WMUF.
- As part of the financial responsibilities, the candidate must also be able to keep up-to-date on current fund raising and planned giving practices and procedures used within the nonprofit sector, and inform the Board and WMU Foundation staff of matters that would benefit their work.
- Candidate would research and initiate contact with current and potential individuals, corporate and foundation donors recommended by board members, staff members and other interested entities. The candidate would also oversee asset management relationship with the trust company while giving specific attention to detail accounting for all funds and endowments.
- Candidate will represent the WMUF in national and state WMU events, churches, associations and applicable meetings. Reporting to the WMU executive board meetings and other WMU committees as requested is also a key responsibility.
- Essential responsibilities — ability to travel; work on a regular and consistent basis; completing assigned tasks; providing oral and/or written reports on projects as requested; and upholding WMUF and national WMU company policies while working in a cooperative manner with team managers, coworkers, customers and the public.
- Successful candidate qualifications are a bachelor’s degree with a master’s degree in business or finance, preferred; five to eight years progressive work experience in development and investment/trust management; excellent interpersonal, written/verbal communication skills; technical expertise in the area of planned giving.
Interested candidates may submit an email with a resume to the search team at WMU-Foundation-Search-Team@outlook.com on or before November 30, 2022.