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Executive Director - Washington D.C./Mid-Atlantic

Positive Coaching Alliance
Washington, DC
Administration/General Management: General Management/Profit & Loss
About Positive Coaching Alliance 
Positive Coaching Alliance (PCA) (www.positivecoach.org) is a national nonprofit organization founded at the Stanford University Department of Athletics in 1998. PCA provides training to coaches, parents, youth athletes, and youth sports organization leaders on how to use the youth sports experience to teach young athletes positive character traits and "life lessons” and to develop not only Better Athletes but more importantly Better People!  Through partnerships with more than 3,000 schools and youth sports organizations (YSOs), PCA has conducted 18,000+ workshops for leaders, coaches, parents and athletes on using sports to teach life lessons. PCA is headquartered in Mountain View (CA), with Chapters in Chicago, Central Texas, Colorado, Hawaii, Houston, Los Angeles, Minnesota, New England, New York City, North Texas, Phoenix, Portland, Sacramento, Seattle, SF Bay Area, Tampa Bay and Washington D.C and soon to open Chapters in Atlanta, Kansas City and Miami. Additionally, PCA has sales office in Philadelphia. Washington D.C./Mid-Atlantic is the newest chapter for PCA.

About the PCA - Washington D.C./Mid-Atlantic Executive Director
Positive Coaching Alliance is seeking a leader and successful fundraiser to fill the position of
Chapter Executive Director (CED) for the Washington D.C./Mid-Atlantic Chapter of PCA. The
CED is responsible for the success of PCA under the general oversight of the PCA - Washington
D.C./Mid-Atlantic Board. The CED will report to the Director of Field Operations who is based in

Duties & Responsibilities
The CED is responsible for the ultimate success of PCA - Washington D.C./Mid-Atlantic, including
but not limited to:

Annual Fundraising
     — In conjunction with Board and National PCA staff, develop and implement a successful fund-
raising plan to raise the required revenue to sustain PCA - Washington D.C./Mid-Atlantic
     — Cultivate relationships with a pipeline of prospects and solicit donors
     — Raise funds for “scholarship” workshops for schools and youth sports organizations (YSOs)
serving underserved communities
     — Work with the local corporations to support PCA – Washington D.C./Mid-Atlantic activities
     — Ensure gifts are acknowledged in a timely manner and actively steward donors
     — Oversee and manage special events to raise funds and gain new donors

Board Management and Development 
     — Work with PCA – Washington D.C./Mid-Atlantic Board to develop, implement and evaluate
a long-term strategy for PCA
     — Work with Board to raise funds necessary to establish long-term viability of PCA -
Washington D.C./Mid-Atlantic
     — Keep the Board informed on financial and programmatic conditions
     — Assist Board members in publicizing and promoting PCA – Washington D.C./Mid-Atlantic
through the various networks in creating a “buzz” to enhance success in partnership
development, trainer recruitment, fund-raising and special events
     — Work with the Board Chair to schedule, organize agendas and prepare materials for Board
     — Work with Board Chair and Committee/Task Force Chairs to engage every Board member
     — Cultivate a talent pool of local leaders as future Board members

Operations Leadership and Management
     — Recruit, hire & manage PCA – Washington D.C./Mid-Atlantic staff in consultation with PCA
– Washington D.C./Mid-Atlantic Board and relevant national functional directors — Field
Operations, Partner Development (sales), Training and Development in PCA headquarters to
ensure performance standards are met
     — Meet or exceed annual contribution and earned income goals
     — Ensure sound human resource practices are followed, including keeping accurate staff job
descriptions and conducting regular performance evaluations
     — Prepare and manage annual budget and execute sound financial practices
     — Maintain official records and ensure compliance with federal, state and local regulations
     — Keep abreast of best practices in the youth sports field and the nonprofit sector
     — Maintain an organizational culture reflecting the “PCA Way” so PCA – Washington
D.C./Mid-Atlantic staff flourish, grow and are successful

Community Relations and Public Outreach
     — Create a sense of excitement about PCA programs in Washington D.C./Mid-Atlantic
     — Reach out to the local media to inform the public about PCA programs and successes
     — Develop relationships with business, philanthropic, academic and government leaders
     — Engage Board members to make introductions to influential individuals & organizations
     — Manage PCA – Washington D.C./Mid-Atlantic web site, and edit and publish local
     — Ensure that PCA – Washington D.C./Mid-Atlantic events are conducted in professional and
appealing manner

• Add value to the PCA Movement nationwide
     — Manage local operations in accordance with PCA National procedures
     — Provide input to improving PCA general operating practices
     — Serve as resource to Executive Directors in other cities
     — Contribute to PCA as a learning organization

Qualifications & Characteristics of Ideal Candidates
• Passion for the PCA cause
• Self-starter with entrepreneurial mind-set, teachable spirit & willingness to think out of the box
• Team player who works cooperatively with all staff, especially the national functional managers
• Proven success in nonprofit fundraising and/or commercial sales
• Proven success working with and managing a nonprofit Board
• Proven record of operating an office with full P&L responsibilities
• 5+ years of general management experience
• Professional network within the Washington D.C./Mid-Atlantic community
• Outstanding verbal, writing and presentation skill
• Able to work on weeknights and weekends on occasion
• Bachelor’s degree, Master’s degree preferred

The compensation plan consisting of salary plus annual bonus is commensurate with experience. 

PCA provides competitive benefits, which include
• Medical, dental and vision
• Long term disability 
• 403(b) retirement plan
• 11 holidays a year
• 12 vacation days and 12 sick days starting first year

Job Questions:

  1. How did you hear about this job?

  2. What interests you about this position?

  3. YES/NO: I have previous coaching experience in youth sports. If YES, please describe.

  4. YES/NO: I have participated in youth sports as a player. If YES, in which sports and at what levels?

  5. Why are you passionate about the PCA mission?

  6. Why are you right for this position?

  7. Please describe your background in fundraising and/or sales.

  8. Please describe your connection to the local DC/Mid-Atlantic Community.

  9. What previous experience do you have in working with nonprofit boards?

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