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Wed, Jul 30, 2014

United Way hunts for new leader

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The United Way of Rutherford and Cannon Counties is seeking applications until Dec. 11 for its vacancy for president and chief executive officer.

Board Chairman Pat Murphy said the organization hopes to fill its top staff position by the end of the year. Brian Hercules, the organization's current president and CEO, will depart in December to become vice president for economic development of the Rutherford County Chamber of Commerce.

Murphy said the organization wants a leader that will build upon the progress and results made during Hercules' three-year tenure, including its commitment to providing long-term community impact and sustainable results in the communities served by UWRCC.

The ideal candidate, Murphy said, will have senior management experience in the nonprofit, corporate or government sector; fiscal accountability for budgets and operating plans; proven fundraising experience that has included solicitation of major gifts; and experience working with or serving on a board.

Murphy also said the board also places a priority upon strong communications and presentation skills; experience working with a wide range of people with diverse backgrounds; experience in community leadership roles; and a true passion for the mission and goals of UWRCC.

 Murphy said consideration of interested prospects is already underway will continue until a new CEO is hired. However, he said preference will be given to applications submitted by Tuesday, Dec. 11. Applicants should include a letter detailing qualifications and a current résumé. All material may be submitted via this confidential mailbox: UWRCCexecutive@gmail.com.

For more information about UWRCC, go to www.uwrutherford.org.
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