SSSF seeks director of foundation

Job Description – Scholastic Shooting Sports Foundation

Job Title: Foundation Director

Location: Remote, contiguous United States

Full Time Position, Salary: $80K – $90K a year with competitive benefits

Reports to the Scholastic Shooting Sports Foundation Board of Directors

The Scholastic Shooting Sports Foundation (SSSF) is seeking a visionary non-profit business leader trained to drive organizational success.

SSSF is a 501(c)(3) public charity responsible for all aspects of the Scholastic Clay Target Program (SCTP) and the Scholastic Action Shooting Program (SASP) in the United States. SCTP and SASP are youth development programs in which adult coaches and other volunteers use shooting sports to teach and demonstrate sportsmanship, responsibility, honesty, ethics, integrity, teamwork, and other positive life skills.


Executive Leadership and Organizational Management

Provide thoughtful and visionary executive leadership that is inclusive, transparent and empowering in a way that supports and guides the mission of the organization as defined by the Board of Directors. The Foundation and Programs have collective revenues in excess of $4 million and 17 employees scattered throughout the United States with corporate headquarters in San Antonio, Texas. A successful candidate will oversee the day-to-day operations of the Foundation and ensure the overall success of its long-term operations and the success of its mission. The Foundation Director will interact regularly with the National Directors of the programs to ensure that critical administrative support is adequate. They will evolve the strategic plan and drive its implementation. A successful candidate will have the skills to manage and motivate foundation staff, overseeing processes such as human resources, ongoing staff development, performance management, compensation and benefits. The person will have general responsibility for the administrative management of the Foundation and two direct administrative subordinates. The Foundation Director will work alongside two National Directors and support critical administrative support functions for SCTP and SASP.

Board Governance

  • Maintain regular and ongoing communication to build a supportive relationship with the Board.
  • Communicate effectively with the Board by providing members with all the information necessary to make informed decisions in a timely and accurate manner.
  • Attend all Board meetings and provide reports and updates on staffing, as well as project schedules and organizational progress.
  • Implement Board policies and procedures.
  • Inform the Board and its committees of any risks, problems and successes.

Oversight of development and fundraising

  • Drive donor development through relationship building and fundraising in collaboration with National Directors, leveraging the Board as needed. Work with fundraising providers to ensure success
  • Ensure collaboration with National Directors and the Board to ensure the financial stability and sustainability of the organization by maintaining healthy cash flow and adequate reserves.

Administration and financial management responsibilities

  • Provide strategic leadership and hands-on management for the Foundation and work closely with Country Directors to ensure that the organization’s critical administrative and operational functions are in accordance with the mission, objectives and policies.
  • Direct resources wisely and manage all finances within budget guidelines and in accordance with applicable laws and regulations.
  • Oversee the board-approved budget and collaborate on day-to-day financial operations to ensure maximum utilization of resources and optimal financial positioning for the organization.
  • Build and manage the organization’s budget. Work with the National Directors on the SCTP and SASP budgets and finalize with the approval of the Board of Directors.
  • Oversee any external accounting and auditing resources and coordinate as necessary with Country Directors.
  • Support the operations of the Foundation Board and designated Board committee; Develop agendas, related documentation, and minutes for meetings.
  • Develops, recommends, and administers policies, procedures, and processes in support of the Foundation’s goals and operations, in accordance with applicable legal parameters, and implements and monitors compliance with approved policies, procedures, and processes.
  • Oversee contracts and due diligence for all critical suppliers.
  • Ensure high visibility to potential donors and the public and generate interest in committed philanthropy.
  • Manage all aspects of marketing and public relations for the Foundation and coordinate and assist with the same for the programs.


Candidates may come from non-profit organizations, foundations, governments, academics or other complementary industry backgrounds and must possess the following:

  • 7-10 years serving in a significant strategic nonprofit role desired or a Master’s degree in any of the following fields is preferred: business administration, nonprofit management, finance, marketing, and communications.
  • Five years of prior experience as a senior leader or executive with an emphasis in operations, finance, and people management.
  • Strong business and financial acumen for working with audit firms for annual audits and 990 preparation and a track record of visionary leadership at a senior level.
  • Proven experience working and leading a nonprofit board and working with diverse groups of people, including board members, employees, and donors.
  • Familiarity with various business functions such as public relations, human resources, marketing, risk management, compliance, grant writing and fundraising, etc.
  • Excellent written, oral and public speaking skills; a persuasive and passionate communicator with strong interpersonal and multidisciplinary project management skills.
  • Desire to explore innovative approaches and new ideas to solve problems.
  • Experience in issues relevant to the organization within the area of ​​youth shooting sports is an asset.
  • Strength in the interpretation and application of applicable laws, rules and regulations.
  • The position requires some travel, as well as some nights and weekends for board meetings and special events.
  • Proficiency in the use of QuickBooks and Excel, and the rest of the Microsoft Office Suite is essential.


For immediate consideration, please send your resume, cover letter, and salary requirements in PDF format to the Chairman of the Board, Ed Fitzgerald at Attention: Ed Fitzgerald, Chairman of the SSSF Board.

Review of applicants will begin immediately and will continue confidentially until a candidate is selected.

The Scholastic Shooting Sports Foundation is an equal opportunity employer and encourages diversity and equity in all facets of the organization’s work. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other protected class.

About the Scholastic Shooting Sports Foundation
The Scholastic Shooting Sports Foundation (SSSF) is a 501(c)(3) public charity responsible for all aspects of the Scholastic Clay Target Program (SCTP) and the Scholastic Action Shooting Program (SASP) in the United States. The SCTP and SASP are youth development programs in which adult coaches and other volunteers use shooting sports to teach and demonstrate sportsmanship, responsibility, honesty, ethics, integrity, teamwork, and other positive life skills.

Provide and enhance opportunities for personal growth and development for student-athlete members; become the leading authority on all things firearms related activities for youth; pass on to future generations the legacy of lifelong, safe and responsible enjoyment of shooting sports. This includes serving as the primary feed for organized and sanctioned shooting organizations and teams such as USA SHOOTING, TEAM USA, and the NGBs (NSSA, NSCA, ATA).