Since 1980 Mothers Against Drunk Driving has led the fight to eliminate deaths and injuries from drunk driving crashes. Their efforts have led to significantly lower incidents, but drunk driving remains the #1 cause of death on American highways with over 10,000 annually. A unique opportunity awaits the right individual who is a visionary leader and strong communicator committed to achieving the mission of MADD and who will foster a culture of philanthropy reflecting its goals and objectives. Additional information is available at www.madd.org.
MADD seeks a transitional leader, with a passion for and commitment to their mission, as its next CEO. This individual will provide dynamic, visionary leadership, guiding the organization in its mission to increase awareness of drunk driving and lead the initiative to eliminate drunk driving crashes through expanded reach and impact. The successful candidate will provide strong leadership to drive the organization forward, growing it in terms of impact and financial resources, while possessing the ability to relate to and work closely with the leadership team, Board of Directors and staff to ensure best practices are implemented in all areas to include administrative leadership, strategy/program development, organizational/financial operations and management and resource development. In addition, this individual will develop meaningful, productive relationships with families of victims, a national volunteer organization and a diverse group of stakeholders, sponsors, and donors. The new CEO will lead the effort to strengthen MADD’s capacity to continue to impact drunk driving through awareness, policy and technology in sound and lasting ways.
In short, the CEO will be a talented manager and leader whose approach is strategic, collaborative, and characterized by the ability to inspire, motivate, and empower others to achieve the goals and objectives of MADD. While providing clear direction for the organization, this individual will possess highly developed communications skills, be creative, curious, and possess a high emotional intelligence enabling her/him to direct the organization in a manner that identifies and activates opportunities available. While possessing the skill to lead strategic planning and resource development initiatives, the CEO will be an executor with the ability to drive change in a positive, productive manner, focusing limited resources in areas that best enable efficient achievement of MADD’s goals and objectives.