Paradox Sports currently has two job openings. Please click on a title below for details of the positions and instructions on how to apply.
Paradox Sports provides inspiration, opportunities, and adaptive equipment to the disabled community, empowering their pursuit of a life of excellence through human-powered outdoor sports. Founded in 2007, Paradox is quickly growing in all aspects of its business. Paradox Sports is in search of an entrepreneurial, hands-on Executive Director to lead the growth path from a small grassroots organization into a nationally recognized leader in the adaptive sports community, serving disabled individuals across the country.
Paradox Sports’ Executive Director is responsible for implementing the strategic goals of Paradox Sports in congruence with its mission as determined by the Board of Directors and staff. The Executive Director will provide direction and leadership toward the achievement of the organization’s annual development goals in accordance with its philosophy, mission, and strategy. Reporting directly to the Board of Directors, the Executive Director will manage all ongoing operations of the organization and ensure excellence in program content and brand recognition, as well as functional efficiency and financial stability.
Areas of Responsibility
- Commitment to and passion for Paradox Sports’ mission and vision to improve lives through physical adaptive sports, community building, confidence building, and education.
- Responsible for delivery of overall assigned organizational targets and goals for revenue, programs and outreach.
- Initiate and lead internal operations, staff and organization including finances, organizational systems and processes, and collaboration with stakeholders. Provide direction, motivation, and oversight of all staff, event managers, volunteers, and athletes.
- Develop and implement policy and procedural guidelines to establish professional operations and protocols throughout the organization.
- Executive oversight and completion of all regulatory and legal filings. Oversee organizational partners and legal matters, including review and signing of all business contracts, agreements, partnerships, and other documents.
- Leadership in developing, executing and reporting annual strategic and operational plans with milestones, outcomes, and budgets for approval by the Board. Maintain balanced operational budgets that are fiscally stable and ensure compliance with best practices and relevant regulations.
- Serve as the face and central contact of the organization both internally and externally. Responsible for development of support and communication to the community regarding the role and mission of Paradox Sports nationally and locally.
- Generates partnerships and maintains strong relationships with key organizations, corporations, community leaders, and constituents in the adaptive sport and disabled community including associations, donors, business partners, government agencies and other charitable organizations to further the mission of Paradox Sports.
- Assure Paradox members and other stakeholders have regular and appropriate communication and our “grassroots” history is maintained.
- Participates in outside activities as an organizational ambassador to enhance the visibility and reputation of the organization, including industry events, membership organizations, advisory groups, and business and community leaders.
- Support and effectively communicate with the Board of Directors on all business matters.
Required Skills and Experience
- Bachelor’s degree (BS/BA) and relevant coursework in finance, business organization and risk management.
- Must have general business and non-profit knowledge and be comfortable with all aspects of managing and maintaining operations of a small, not-for-profit business.
- Significant skills in financial interpretation and ability to ensure effective and sound financial management.
- Ability to communicate effectively across diverse constituencies: Board of Directors, staff, partners, participants, the adaptive community, the media, and funders.
- Minimum two years supervisory and management experience. Demonstrated ability to develop effective work teams and build consensus within the organization and community.
- Must be driven and inspired to lead a small non-profit with capacity for growth.
- Must be a self-starter who enjoys highly fluid operations.
- Five years relevant work experience with excellent references.
- Valid driver’s license with a clean driving record and ability to pass a background check.
- Experience in non-profit fundraising, including individual, foundation, and corporate giving. Demonstrated ability and track record to develop sustainable, robust revenue sources and strategies.
- Experience working with the disabled community, adaptive sports and military veterans.
Compensation and Instructions
Compensation is dependent on experience and in line with the size and growth of the organization.
To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to: firstname.lastname@example.org. The job posting is open until filled. The Executive Director is expected to start no later than two weeks after accepting the position. Relocation expenses will not be covered.
Due to the high volume of resumes received, only qualified candidates will be considered and contacted for interviews. No phone calls please.