The Maryland Council on Economic Education, a unit within the College of Business and Economics at Towson University, helps teachers teach economics, ensuring Maryland’s students have adequate economic and financial literacy knowledge and decision-making skills. As Executive Director, this position provides and executes the strategic vision to further progress toward executing the Council’s mission; assume primary responsibility for fundraising, marketing and public relations, as well as oversight of administrative and programming functions. This position will be required to work nights and weekends as needed.
It is an exciting time to be a part of the success at Towson University, and we encourage those with a passion for financial education to step forward and consider this important leadership position.
The Executive Director assures high level programming by monitoring program planning and delivery to assure the needs of teachers and schools are met, assist in identifying and developing new programming opportunities, and assist with program delivery when needed. The Director will secure highly qualified staff to deliver programs, provide effective supervision to the Council’s two full-time employees, as well as additional part time employees, and serve as authority on all matters including hiring, performance management, training and development, and separation.
One of the primary responsibilities of the Director is to serve as the Council’s development officer with duties including, but not limited to, creating, implementing and revising the fundraising plan, including annual fund drive, grant writing, and special events. These goals will be achieved by maintaining existing relationships, identifying and cultivating new donors, developing and maintaining a network of advocates and supporters of economic education, and ensuring effective working relationships with organizations, school systems, and the University.
As Director, this position will create and monitor the annual budget of private funds, monitoring the state appropriation, oversee preparation of monthly financial statements, the payment of bills and acknowledgement of gifts, the Council’s annual external audit and IRS Forms, and approve expenditures. The Executive Director will facilitate and oversee the Council’s marketing and public relations activities including arranging production of annual report and other print and non-print marketing and public relations pieces. This position works closely with the Board of Trustees to identify and cultivate board members who will assist with fundraising, marketing and public relations, relations with the legislature, finance and accounting issues and needs. The Director will coordinate the activities of the Officers, Board of Trustees, and committees of the organization, work with the governance chair to assure that board vacancies and officer positions are filled by qualified and dedicated individuals.
Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of 5 years of progressive responsibility in financial management, project leadership, or the education/non-profit field.
Knowledge of economics and personal finance, and a strong advocate of economic education
Strategic self-starter with high initiative
Willingness and ability to travel frequently across Maryland
Demonstrated experience in building successful networks and relationships
Experience in communicating with diverse audiences.
Experience working with leadership in business, education or government
Experience in fundraising from corporations, foundations, and individuals
Experience in collaborating with other non-profit organizations
Three years supervisory experience or managing a non-profit organization
Post-graduate experience, including Master’s degree, financial/project management certifications
A Criminal Background Investigation is required for the hired candidate and the results may impact employment
Salary and Benefits
Competitive salary and full University benefits that include 22 days of annual leave, up to 14 holidays, personal and sick days; excellent health, life, and retirement plans; and tuition remission. To learn more about our benefits, click here.
This position will be open for a minimum of 14 days. Cover letter and resume are required.
Internal Number: 19000028
About Towson University
The largest comprehensive university in the Baltimore area, Towson University is nationally recognized for its excellent programs in the arts and sciences, communications, business, health professions, education, fine arts and computer information systems. Located in suburban Towson, eight miles north of Baltimore, our beautifully landscaped, 328-acre setting offers a pleasant environment for study and a diverse campus life, as well as easy access to a wealth of university and community resources. Towson University's educational experience branches out to off-campus locations throughout Maryland, including a number of online options. Our many interdisciplinary partnerships with public and private organizations throughout Maryland provide opportunities for research, internships and jobs. Towson University is a founding member of the Coalition of Urban and Metropolitan Universities (CUMU).