Chief Executive Officer
Company: The Moran Company
Posted on: May 16, 2022
Job DescriptionChief Executive OfficerChoose Love MovementRemote
PositionOrganizational BackgroundThe Jesse Lewis Choose Love
Movement (CLM) was founded by Scarlett Lewis shortly after her
six-year-old son, Jesse, was murdered during the Sandy Hook
Elementary School shooting in 2012. Through this tragedy, Scarlett
decided to be a part of the solution to the issues that drove that
tragedy that we continue to find in our society today, including
the safety, mental health, and wellbeing of children and families
in our schools, homes, and communities. She created the Choose Love
Movement and became a leading advocate for character development
and social and emotional learning. The Choose Love program teaches
children how to manage their emotions, feel connected, and have
healthy relationships.The Choose Love Movement is a 501(c)(3)
nonprofit with a mission to create safer and more loving
communities through Character and Social Emotional Development
(CSED) programs that are suitable for all stages of life. The
organization has steadily grown since its founding with an
operating budget of $1M, which represents a 44% growth in the last
year. Choose Love Movement is operated under the guidance of a
12-member Board of Directors, managed by 14 full-time and part-time
employees, and delivered by over 125 trained ambassadors worldwide
with countless volunteers helping spread the message within their
schools, homes, and communities.The Choose Love program has been
adapted into numerous offerings and resources tailored to the
different needs of schools, homes, corporations, and social service
agencies. Base programming is available at no cost, while expanded
training support and assessments are available under a tiered
service model that will rapidly expand resources available to the
organization. Since its inception, three million children from more
than 120 countries have used CLM's programs across more than 10,000
schools.To learn more about CLM, please visit
https://chooselovemovement.org/. Position SummaryThe Choose Love
Movement seeks a seasoned, highly skilled, and collaborative leader
to take the organization and movement to the next level. Reporting
to the Board of Directors, the CEO will work comfortably with the
board and Founder/Chief Movement Officer to further develop the
organization's platform as a leader within the CSED industry and
the choice for creating safe and more loving schools, homes, and
communities. With an eye for growth and future sustainability, the
CEO will provide overall leadership for strategy and operations,
staff and organizational development, financial oversight, and
revenue generation. The individual must be an outstanding
communicator able to unify multiple perspectives to achieve the
organization's mission. The CEO should also have proven leadership
experience growing a nonprofit organization. The CEO must be
committed to the mission of the Choose Love Movement and honoring
the history and founding of the organization.This is a wonderful
opportunity for the right individual to take a world class
curriculum proven to touch hearts and minds to the next level.
Social and Emotional Learning is receiving substantial funding and
the opportunities to build off a very strong established base at
the Choose Love Movement make this a rare and exciting opportunity.
Our Founder is ready to hand the reins of the business to an
inspiring CEO who has a strong entrepreneurial spirit anchored in
solid business practices. At the same time, Scarlett will remain
engaged as a partner to help drive much of the harder top of funnel
activities and continue to build the heart underlying the
movement's success. Responsibilities Leadership and Vision
- Establish a clear vision and strategic pathway for the growth
of CLM in partnership with the Founder and Board of Directors.
- Serve as an effective spokesperson for the Choose Love
Movement, able to articulate the organization's history, mission,
- Demonstrate decisive and robust management skills and the
ability to align diverse stakeholders in support of one clear
- Serve as a change agent with the ability to motivate,
influence, and attract individuals to this inspiring cause.Revenues
- Efficiently lead the development and implementation of
appropriate process, system, and structural improvements that ramp
up service delivery and product utilization.
- Evaluate and prioritize opportunities for program and
organizational development and growth.
- Implement marketing and other customer and partner acquisition
strategies to increase utilization of the Choose Love Movement's
service and product offerings.
- In addition to increasing earned income, build the
organization's fundraising capacity, including major gift
solicitations, event planning, annual fund and direct mail
campaigns, legacy giving, and corporate and foundation grants.
- Set annual and longer-term goals aligned with the strategic
plan, the blueprint of activities to achieve these goals, and
objectives by which progress toward the goals will be
- Oversee the organization's fiscal health and integrity by
developing long- and short-range financial plans and annual
budgets, disseminate regular financial statements that describe the
organization's financial condition with sound financial
- Establish and employ metrics to describe program utilization
and financial and operational performance.Personnel Management
- Provide leadership and direction to all staff and ensure the
continued development and management of the organization.
- Help shape, develop, and build a high-performance team that is
results-driven and centered on the mission. Board Relations
- Cultivate a strong and transparent working relationship with
the Board of Directors and ensure open communication about
measuring financial, programmatic, and impact performance against
stated milestones and goals.
- Work with the board to expand and diversify board membership
and establish best practice mechanisms for board members to support
a thriving organization.Professional Qualifications and
ExperienceThe CEO should have the following experience and
- An accomplished leader with experience driving an organization
through a rapid growth phase, including any needed change
- A skilled strategist with a track record of revenue generation
through diversified fundraising and building and executing business
models for organizational sustainability and growth.
- Proven successful leadership, managerial, team building, and
financial management experience at an executive level within a
501(c)(3) membership organization.
- Ability to envision and convey the organization's strategic
future and growth to staff, board, members, industry partners, and
- Experience listening to and communicating with diverse groups
and demonstrated success in communicating effectively in writing
- 5-10 years of senior leadership experience demonstrating
increasing responsibilities and a Bachelor's degree are minimum
- Experience working with schools and other social service
organizations is preferred.
- Knowledge of SEL, CSED, and other related topics is
- Ability to engage in a travel schedule that includes regular
trips to meet staff, schools, board, partners, and funders.
Personal Characteristics or AttributesIdeally, the CEO will be the
- This is a position where heart and mind will both be nurtured
and inspired. You have to want to bring both.
- An available and accessible leader who upholds integrity and is
strategic, diplomatic, resourceful, assertive, open-minded, and
- A hands-on team player who inspires collaboration, shares
information readily, listens intently, and respects the
perspectives and abilities of others.
- An energetic person who can handle and prioritize multiple
activities and responsibilities; a self-starter who is eager to
- A leader who has an authentic passion for making an
impactCompensationThe CEO will receive a competitive salary and
health insurance, vacation, sick leave, and holidays. Statement of
Non-Discrimination JLCLM is an Equal Employment Opportunity
Employer and actively seeks a diverse pool of candidates.
Applications from all qualified candidates are welcomed.
Application Process To apply for this position, please submit your
cover letter and resume electronically to Gretchen Kunkel at The
Moran Company. The cover letter should highlight your
qualifications and experiences and how they align with JLCLM's
requirements. Special attention should be given to sharing your
past experiences and achievements in growing an organization's
impact and reach through sustained and diversified revenue
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