The Netherland-America Foundation, Inc. (the “NAF”) is searching for candidates for the position of Executive Director.
Founded in 1921, the NAF is a foundation supporting business, educational and cultural exchange between the Netherlands and the United States. NAF activities provide donors and recipients with access to a broad network of educational, cultural and business organizations fostering relations between the USA and Netherlands.
In 2019, the NAF supported the following activities:
Funded 14 NAF-Fulbright Fellowships
Provided interest-free loans to an additional six students
Sponsored 38 internships through the Dutch2USA internship program
Supported 30 exhibitions, performances and other cultural events
Promoted and funded over 70 business, cultural and social networking events
Supported 31 Dutch educational and cultural institutions with their fundraising in the USA
Reporting to the Chair of the NAF, the Executive Director will have overall strategic and operational responsibility.
The NAF is an active organization. We seek a visionary Executive Director who can translate our mission into programming and who is committed to making a difference. For example, 2021 is our centennial, and we intend to leverage this opportunity into ambitious publicity and fundraising campaigns highlighting our history and allowing us to expand our programming.
The NAF maintains a small office staffed by experienced professionals. Given the small team and the volume of activities, the Executive Director is expected maintain our mission as well as coordinate events, and maintain a hands-on approach managing the team.
Lead the mission and vision of the organization
Develop and implement strategic plans, based on data-driven projections and financials
Participate in identifying and cultivating corporate, individual and foundation sponsors. Oversee the development and implementation of a Donor Development plan
Build a high-performing team and play an active role in attracting, retaining and developing a best-in-class staff by setting objectives and coaching for excellence
Manage the NAF’s budget and ensure that it is a financially sustainable organization with the resources to meet current and projected program growth
o Identify and implement cost-effective ways to deliver state-of-the-art programs
o Define and document processes that make our organization efficient and scalable
o Leverage technology to make our organization scalable and efficient
Cultivate excellent relationships with media; increase the NAF's presence in the social media
Operate as the NAF’s public figure. Reach out to the community to present the NAF, its vision and services through public presentations and by attending relevant gatherings
Manage the Board and Executive committees
o Ensuring that Board committees and efforts are well-organized and funded
o Inform on internal organization matters, including relevant staffing, funding and program success and priorities
Keep NAF current and at the forefront of philanthropic organizations by implementing best practices.