CircEsteem, founded in 2001 by Paul Miller, a former Ringling Bros. and
Barnum & Bailey clown, has grown fast and furiously since its inception.
Its mission, to unite and empower youth through the circus arts, is
fulfilled in every class and highlighted in every circus performed. The
approach to promoting confidence and cooperation is action based:
focused development of circus skills, while having fun together. This is
accomplished by providing a positive environment that emphasizes goals,
teamwork, and performance.
CircEsteem seeks an energetic, accomplished senior professional to
provide executive leadership to the organization. S/he will be
accountable for the successful daily operation and funding of the
organization in accordance with its mission, vision and values and in
harmony with the direction set by its Board of Directors.
The Executive Director will create and maintain highly productive
relationships with board members, kids, parents, staff, volunteers,
community networks and donors/supporters. This position will serve as
the senior staff leader of the organization, and be charged with
providing leadership (both day-to-day and strategic) into the future.
Working with the Board of Directors, the Executive Director will develop
CircEsteem's long- and short-term goals and together with staff, will
create strategic and business plans to meet those goals. Plan elements
of special importance for the Executive Director include Operations,
Development/Fund Raising, Marketing and Public Relations.
The Qualified Candidate
CircEsteem, Inc. seeks an innovative, entrepreneurial, well connected
professional with management experience and demonstrated success with
budget preparation, planning/resource management, and fund development;
staff development and supervision are also required. This individual
will have a Bachelor's Degree/preferably a Master's Degree, 10+ years in
a not-for-profit environment, strong analytic, creative and
strategic-thinking skills as well as excellent verbal and written
communication skills. A passion for the mission of CircEsteem is
CircEsteem strongly supports a multi-cultural society, and serves the
interests of children from all communities. Individuals representative
of our multi-cultural society are encouraged to explore this
This search is being managed by Heather Eddy, President and COO, Alford
Group Executive Search. Interested candidates should submit resume and
cover letter information online at http://ag-es.kintera.org/applicant.
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inquiries will be held in strict confidence.
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