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Guide Dog Foundation for the Blind - America's Vetdogs (Chief Executive Officer)

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Professional
• Minimum of 15 years of progressively responsible leadership experience in related field. Understanding of human services sector is preferred.
• Should have demonstrated success in leadership role(s) managing complex organization(s).
• Demonstrated success in diversifying and growing revenue streams (with a particular emphasis on fundraising) and enhancing national brand and awareness.
• Proven entrepreneurial abilities in looking and developing new opportunities and skillfully and quickly addressing needs and desires of consumers and advancing mission.
• Experience in non-profit management working with voluntary Boards is desirable.
• Financial acumen, business, management and forecasting skills – ability to link strategic and operational goals to fiscal realities and program priorities.
• Reputation as a team builder with demonstrated success leading, motivating and collaborating with a large group of professional and direct service staff.
• Successful relationship builder with a proven track record of attracting new funding sources.
• Ability to articulate GDF/AVD’s message to a broad range of constituents and the general public.
• Ability to use, apply and embrace use of technology.

Personal
• Passion and dedication to GDF/AVD’s mission.
• Inspirational leadership skills.
• Unquestioned integrity and values.
• Commitment to change/improvement – creating a culture that always looks to improve.
• Sound judgment/decision making in order to deal with the complexities and uncertainties in the nonprofit marketplace.
• Intellectual/emotional intelligence.
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
• Prudent risk taker/results oriented.
• Flexible/responsive to feedback.
• Innovative/entrepreneurial/creative/high energy.