The Moran Company Tapped by Amethyst Place to Find New Leader

November 1, 2019 – The Moran Company, an executive recruitment firm that specializes in the non-profit sector, has been selected to find an executive director for Amethyst Place in Kansas City, MO. Bruce Scott is leading the assignment.

The executive director of Amethyst Place is CEO of the organization and leads with dedication to its mission, guiding principles and the women and children served, said the Moran Company. The individual is responsible for overseeing the administration, programs and strategic plan of the organization. Other key duties include fundraising, marketing and community outreach. The position reports directly to the board of directors.

The Morgan Company said that the ideal candidate will possess “demonstrated experience in next-stage program development and growth, with an ability to lead the creation and adoption of a clear strategic plan by listening to, gathering and integrating diverse viewpoints; the ability to inspire staff, board, community partners, volunteers and donors to work toward that future.” The leader must have a commitment to women and families marginalized by substance abuse, mental illness, homelessness and/or poverty.

Personal Qualifications

The Moran Company said that candidates for this position must possess most, if not all, of the following qualifications and experience:

  • Management:At least 10 years of responsible administrative experience, (with five of those years in upper management) preferably in community-based addiction recovery, mental health, or child welfare services. Knowledge of and the ability to provide leadership and direction to staff in business practices, budget preparation and fiscal reporting, property management and personnel administration. Demonstrated success in developing and maintaining external relationships at a leadership level.
  • Fundraising:Knowledge of fundraising strategies and donor relations unique to the non-profit sector. Skills to collaborate with and motivate board members and other volunteers. Ability to interface and engage diverse volunteer and donor groups.
  • Program:Knowledge of the principles and best practices in regards to addiction recovery, as well as a sound understanding of related services, including public programs preferred.
  • Education:Master’s degree in a social science field preferred (or in progress for near-term completion).

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Amethyst Place supports women recovering from drug and alcohol addiction, and their children, by providing safe, drug-free housing and individualized services to promote healthy families. Since opening its doors in 2000, Amethyst Place has served more than 1,000 women and children.

Non-Profit Recruiters

The Moran Company, based in Leawood, KS, specializes in searches for non-profit leadership, including executive directors, fundraising/development directors, hospital foundation directors and other senior executives. Some of the Moran Company’s current searches include: executive director of Cultural Survival, executive director of Mount Nittany Health Foundation and executive director of TNC Community.

Bill Moran founded the search firm in 1996. He has worked on more than 60 non-profit searches over the past 12 years. He brings a combination to the search sector of having spent another 10 years as senior fundraising staff and 12 years as a fundraising consultant serving more than 100 clients.

Mr. Scott has decades of direct experience brings an understanding of the complex and volatile turf of non-profit executives. He has 33 years of experience as a non-profit executive director. He was founder of a local trade association, served as board member and president of the state rehabilitation association, and is connected nationally through United Cerebral Palsy. Mr. Scott has served as president of the board of Nonprofit Connect in Kansas City, one of many boards on which he has participated.

Contributed by Scott A. Scanlon, Editor-in-Chief; Dale M. Zupsansky, Managing Editor; and Stephen Sawicki, Managing Editor  – Hunt Scanlon Media

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