USGIF’s Board of Directors seeks qualified candidates for its next Chief Executive Officer.
USGIF is a 501(c)(3), global, not-for-profit educational foundation dedicated to advancing the value of geospatial intelligence (GEOINT). We create opportunities to exchange ideas, share best practices, educate professionals, and innovate toward new applications for geospatial data. Established in 2004, USGIF executes its vision by connecting technological, scientific, acquisition, and analytic disciplines through world-class events, programs, working groups, and USGIF-affiliated universities. The Foundation accredits university GEOINT programs, introduces geospatial science to K-12 students, and awards $125K in scholarships annually. A continuum of professional education, including GEOINT certification, is a hallmark of USGIF.
ABOUT THE CEO
The USGIF CEO reports to the Board of Directors in its capacity to ensure fiduciary and legal compliance of the organization and serves as a non-voting Board member to support shaping the USGIF mission, vision, and strategic direction.
The board seeks applications for a CEO with vision and a comprehensive understanding of the GEOINT marketplace and technology who will elevate USGIF’s reach and effectiveness. The CEO will have demonstrable community and tradecraft-building skills to advance our mission. Core candidate attributes will include proven organizational leadership, a member-oriented perspective, strategic foresight, and respected stature in the geospatial field.
The CEO will be the public-facing leader of the Foundation and serve as its primary spokesperson. He or she will also have a strong internal presence and work closely with USGIF’s senior leadership team. 2019 is a transition year for USGIF and the CEO will lead several changes already in progress such as new hires and an office relocation. The right individual will be ready to take immediate, hands-on management of the organization and offer an early, long-lasting influence.
The successful candidate will be an inspiring, compassionate, strategic, and emotionally intelligent leader who is committed to the success of the Foundation’s members and to the advancement of geospatial education, tradecraft, and community.
The CEO will work closely with the Board to accomplish the following:
Leverage the success of current USGIF events, to include the annual GEOINT Symposium, workshops, networking opportunities, training sessions, and more, and improve our event offerings to reach broader audiences.
Advance partnerships that address the geospatial community’s educational and professional certification needs.
Develop membership that includes our core defense, intelligence, and homeland security advocates, extends into adjacent sectors such as public safety, civil agencies, and disaster relief, and reaches more new members in the expanding commercial GEOINT industry.
Ensure the long-term sustainability of the Foundation, promoting a culture of collaboration and effectiveness and ensuring the staff is enthusiastic about the Foundation’s work.
Foster the dialogue and ecosystem for innovative approaches that speed the adoption of and extend the impact of geospatial data and applications.
Help the Foundation bring the GEOINT language and tradecraft to commercial industries outside of USGIF’s core defense and intelligence audience through innovative new events; Doing so will require the ability to market and evangelize GEOINT to a new breed of technology companies who may be performing GEOINT without realizing they are doing so.
The successful candidate will possess qualifications necessary to ensure success in the following management areas:
Serve as senior spokesperson for the Foundation, employing external communication and public relations skills to extend the visibility, value, and reputation of the organization.
Develop and execute a prioritized strategy to encompass the technology and program influences on changing missions and markets.
Work with the COO to develop and execute annual budget and business plans; Work with members, staff, and the Board to ensure delivery of outcomes consistent with the Foundation’s mission, member interests, and market/technology trends.
Institute innovative programs to leverage and increase membership to advance learning and tradecraft across K-12, collegiate, and professional training and education.
Build relationships with university leadership around the country and abroad as well as provide oversight of USGIF educational programs such as accreditation and scholarships.
Collaborate with the Board, staff, and community stakeholders to grow and execute an organizational development and fundraising strategy to further the Foundation’s mission.
Employ sound financial and business judgment, including risk management controls to ensure short- and long-term stability and the integrity of the organization’s finances.
Manage USGIF staff to successfully execute operational plans, programs, and symposia within budget and timelines; Oversee the administration of staff performance plans, professional development, and assessments including annual performance incentives.
Ensure the development, maintenance, and integrity of USGIF governance processes, bylaws, and organizational policies and procedures in coordination with the Board.
Support the Board and Chairman in the planning and conduct of USGIF Board Meetings.
Demonstrated expertise in geospatial technologies and the geospatial marketplace.
This position involves travel in support of the Foundation’s functions as well as speaking engagements at other organizations’ meetings and events.
U.S. citizenship is required, as well as an active TS/SCI security clearance or the ability and willingness to obtain one.
USGIF offers competitive salary and benefits.
Send your confidential expression of interest, Curriculum Vitae, and qualifications to firstname.lastname@example.org. The deadline for submissions is Dec. 23, 2018.
About United States Geospatial Intelligence Foundation (USGIF)
USGIF is a nonprofit educational foundation dedicated to promoting the geospatial intelligence tradecraft and developing a stronger GEOINT Community with government, industry, academia, professional organizations, and individuals who develop and apply geospatial intelligence to address national security challenges. USGIF’s mission is to build the community, advance the tradecraft, and accelerate innovation.