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National Soccer Hall of Fame Seeking New President/COO To Head Historical Soccer Museum


ONEONTA, N.Y. (January 23, 2007) – The National Soccer Hall of Fame located in Oneonta, N.Y., is seeking a new President and Chief Operating Officer to provide vision, leadership and management in further developing the NSHOF into a prominent, well-financed national sports museum. The NSHOF is a 501 C3 not-for-profit organization.

The successful candidate will lead the NSHOF in financial matters including fundraising, financial planning and management; public relations and marketing, including developing relationships with relevant leaders and organizations in the public and private sectors; guiding marketing and media strategies and increasing the national profile of the NSHOF. Responsibilities will also include development and implementation of a business plan, organizational development, management of operations and staff and the development and implementation of operational policies to include application of Internet technologies to the museum experience.

The successful candidate will possess strong written and verbal communications skills, a demonstrated ability to lead and motivate, and an open management style. Background will include relevant experience in marketing, leadership and management, planning and budgeting, working with a volunteer board and developing and implementing cost-effective management and administrative strategies.

Preferred qualifications include experience in managing a small or medium-size non-profit organization, fundraising, networking, and a familiarity with the leadership of American soccer.

Located in Oneonta, N.Y. (www.oneonta.ny.us) the 40,000 square-foot museum (www.soccerhall.org) opened in 1999. It has seven fulltime staff and an annual operating budget of under $1,000,000. The NSHOF is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Candidates should submit a resume by post to:

National Soccer Hall of Fame
18 Stadium Circle
Oneonta, NY, 13820
Attention: George C. Brown.

Email submissions will also be accepted and should be addressed to:
President@soccerhall.org  with the subject heading clearly marked PRESIDENT POSITION.

Salary will be based on qualifications and experience. Review of candidates will continue until the position is filled.

- JOB DESCRIPTION -

PRESIDENT & CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER
NATIONAL SOCCER HALL OF FAME AND MUSEUM

The National Soccer Hall of Fame and Museum, a not-for-profit organization, seeks a President/Chief Operating Officer to provide vision, leadership, and management in further developing the NSHOF into a prominent, well financed national sports museum.

The successful candidate will lead the NSHOF in financial matters with particular emphasis on fundraising and financial planning. Other important elements of the position are management; public relations and marketing, including developing relationships with relevant leaders and organizations in the public and private sectors, developing new sources of revenue through strategic alliances, and guiding marketing and media strategies; and organizational development, including developing and implementing a business plan, directing operations and staff, and developing and implementing operational policies. The position reports to the Chair of the NSHOF Board of Directors.

The successful candidate will possess a demonstrated ability to fundraise, strong written and verbal communication skills, the ability to lead and motivate, and an open management style. The successful candidate's background will include experience in leadership and management, planning and budgeting, working with a volunteer or other board, and developing cost-effective management and administrative strategies.

REQUIRED CHARACTERISTICS

  • Proven record in fundraising
  • Experience in marketing and sales
  • Experience in planning and budgeting
  • Leadership/management experience with operational background
  • Demonstrated ability to work with volunteer or other board
  • Demonstrated ability to design, develop, and implement innovative, cost-effective management and administrative strategies
  • Strong written and verbal skills
  • Ability to lead and motivate

PREFERRED CHARACTERISTICS

  • Held management positions in small-to-medium for-profit or not-for-profit organizations
  • Experienced in networking
  • Experience in museum management
  • Ability to incorporate Internet technologies into the museum experience

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