Executive Director, Discovery Space of Central Pennsylvania
Discovery Space of Central Pennsylvania seeks a dynamic, experienced leadership professional who is committed to the mission of Discovery Space to become its executive director. We are seeking an executive director who will engage community leaders, collaborate with Penn State University faculty and staff, lead fundraising efforts and provide overall leadership for all aspects of organization development. The successful candidate will have a demonstrated skill and passion for fundraising. The executive director will expand the impact of Discovery Space in central Pennsylvania, helping to take the organization to the next level in physical size, visitor numbers and sophistication of STEM-related exhibits and programs. The executive director will lead our upcoming major capital campaign.
The executive director is the administrative head of the organization who reports to and works closely with the board of directors of Discovery Space. The executive director is responsible and accountable for all aspects of advancing the organization’s mission effectively and ethically. For more information about Discovery Space, visit www.MyDiscoverySpace.org.
Demonstrated leadership and expertise in business, management and community relations are essential. Potential for success in fundraising will be an important consideration. Other requirements include strong communication skills and a demonstrated ability to work with community leaders, grow an organization and build partnerships.
The position is a part-time salaried position without benefits. Some weekends and evenings will be necessary as will some travel. Annual re-appointments are subject to approval by the board of directors.
Submit a letter of interest and resume highlighting relevant qualifications and experiences, along with three professional references, to Paul Brown at HR@MyDiscoverySpace.org. For full consideration, applications should be submitted by March 4, 2013. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.