Executive Director Sought for Military Support Nonprofit Soldiers' Angels

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The continued growth of innovative nonprofit Soldiers' Angels has resulted in the creation of a fulltime Executive Director position for the organization.

Award-winning nonprofit Soldiers' Angels is accepting nominations and applications for the newly-created position of Executive Director.

The enthusiasm and support of our volunteers and donors is at a very high level, and Soldiers' Angels believes an Executive Director will help ensure the organization is in a position to sustain the extraordinary level of support it has provided to our military men and women since its inception.

Soldiers' Angels, one of the nation's largest military support nonprofits, is seeking nominations and applications for the newly-created position of Executive Director. As an award-winning organization with a reputation for providing speedy and innovative responses to emerging needs, it is seeking an entrepreneurial leader with the vision, creativity, energy and experience to continue the work of its founder and place it on a footing to meet the future needs of America's military service members and their families.

Soldiers' Angels and its over 250,000 volunteers are presently led by founder and President, Patti Patton-Bader. Now, exponential growth in its five years of existence has highlighted the need for an Executive Director. "We are very excited that Soldiers' Angels has reached a level at which a fulltime Executive Director is necessary. The plan is for me to remain integrally involved, but the hiring of an Executive Director will allow me to focus more upon working directly with our deployed, wounded, and returning service members. The day to day business operations will be handled by the new Executive Director," Patton-Bader stated. She added, "The enthusiasm and support of our volunteers and donors is at a very high level, and Soldiers' Angels believes an Executive Director will help ensure the organization is in a position to sustain the extraordinary level of support it has provided to our military men and women since its inception."

Reporting to the Board of Trustees, the Executive Director will be expected to provide strategic leadership, empower and motivate senior volunteers, and oversee all day-to-day operations. Additional responsibilities will include financial management, volunteer development, program oversight, internal/external communications, fundraising, and hiring support staff and other key employees. The successful candidate is also expected to have prior significant leadership experience in a multi-faceted non-profit organization, knowledge of and appreciation for the military and their families, strong communications skills, and experience in financial planning and management.

Interested applicants are asked to provide a cover letter and resumé before January 15, 2009 to Soldiers' Angels, Attn: Executive Director Search Committee, 1792 East Washington Blvd., Pasadena, CA 91104, or by email to executivedirector at soldiersangels dot org.

About Soldiers' Angels:
Continuing the time honored tradition of civilian support of American soldiers, Soldiers' Angels sponsors and operates a wide variety of programs supporting American service members of all military branches and their families. Programs include: "First Response" backpacks for the wounded; adaptive computers and other support for the wounded in military hospitals; care packages, letters, and support for the deployed; toys and hygiene items for the deployed to give local children; memorial trees for families of the fallen, and much more.

For more information or to interview Patti Patton-Bader please contact the corporate offices at (626)529-5114 or via email at info at soldiersangels dot org.

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