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JOB TITLE: Executive Director, The Greenwood Promise


The (Executive) Director (ED) is a full-time position that works with the Greenwood Promise Committee (GPC) to manage the day-to-day management of the organization, programs, and volunteers for the Greenwood Promise. The ED,  GPC, and volunteers, will move the mission of the organization forward to meet the goals outlined in the organization’s strategic plan. The ED provides overall leadership for strategy, organizational development, implementation, financial oversight, and fundraising.


Responsibilities Include:


Greenwood Promise Committee 

  • Provide leadership for The Greenwood Promise, volunteers, and GPC
  • Develop, with the GPC, both strategic and business plans to ensure the mission of The Greenwood Promise is clearly met
  • Monitor progress, implementation, and modification of the strategic and business plans in conjunction with the GPC, using the strategic plan as a clear direction for The Greenwood Promise
  • Update and implement policies and procedures for The Greenwood Promise operations
  • Provide leadership in developing program and financial plans with the GPC and volunteers and implement plans and policies authorized by the Board of Directors
  • Organize GPC meetings in conjunction with the Chair (help set agenda, assemble materials for Committee Meetings, provide regular updates to the GPC)
  • Cultivate and maintain a strong partnership with the GPC in setting policies consistent with the mission of The Greenwood Promise



  • Focus volunteers and GPC efforts towards goals of the strategic plan, encouraging development and completion of activities that provide the highest return in pursuit of financial sustainability
  • Work with the volunteers, Finance Committee, and GPC in preparation, presentation, approval of, and compliance with annual budget
  • Ensure that The Greenwood Promise operates within approved budgetary guidelines and policies
  • Develop and maintain sound financial practices

Fundraising and Development

  • Lead fundraising efforts and effectively engage Board members, donors, and prospective donors in fundraising
  • Pursue sponsorship of school facilities, educational programs, and activities
  • Responsible for raising funds to support the increasing implementation of the different phases of the Greenwood Promise

Community Relations and Communications

  • Represent The Greenwood Promise in media relations by participating in interviews
  • Responsible for timely, consistent communication and positive relations with GPC and volunteers
  • Serve as face of The Greenwood Promise throughout the community
  • Cultivate and maintain strong, mutually beneficial relationships with Greenwood County School Districts 50, 51, 52, and all privates schools, in addition to Piedmont Technical College and Lander University
  • Cultivate and maintain strong, mutually beneficial relationships with community leaders, elected officials, and regulatory groups
  • Develop and manage a variety of social media platforms for the purpose of disseminating information to students, parents, staff, and the community
  • Responsible for maintaining The Greenwood Promise webpage content


Programs and Operations

  • Lead and support the development, design, and delivery of program initiatives, ensuring that goals and objectives are aligned with The Greenwood Promise’s strategic plan
  • Provide for quality assurance monitoring of The Greenwood Promise, assuring correction of deficiencies and continual improvement in program services
  • Maintain a working knowledge of significant developments and trends in the educational fields including public and private K-12 and post-secondary education
  • Maintain participation and credibility in all PromiseNet gatherings and professional development throughout the country
  • Maintain official records and documents to ensure compliance with federal, state, and local regulations
  • Oversee implementation of eScholarship in securely housing all Greenwood County student records
  • Provide accurate tracking and calculations of students’ eligibility and funding available to them
  • Oversee the disbursement of The Greenwood Promise program funding to appropriate post-secondary educational institutions



  • Bachelor’s degree required, Master’s degree preferred
  • Passion for the  mission and vision of The Greenwood Promise
  • Excellent organizational development, interpersonal, marketing, communication, administration, and personnel management skills
  • Experience managing a complex budget and experience understanding investment policies
  • Ability to build collaborative ventures with diverse constituents
  • Proven success at fund development, including knowledge of and success in writing grant proposals attracting foundation and corporate grants; ability to identify, solicit, and steward individual donors
  • Ability to raise the visibility of the organization through successful marketing
  • Ability to foster a healthy organizational culture, encourage teamwork, and collaboration
  • Strong interpersonal skills that include the ability to inspire and motivate
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and oral; strong presentation skills
  • Experience working with and/or for non-profit organizations is desirable
  • Excellent analytical skills
  • Computer literate
  • Multi-cultural sensitivity
  • Strong sense of urgency in fast-paced, multi-faceted environment that requires that ability to multi-task and respond quickly


Interested applicants should send an email to with Executive Director in the subject line by Oct.5, 2018.  A salary history should also be provided as part of the application process.



Member Relations and Marketing Manager

SouthernCarolina Alliance is seeking to fill the position of Member Relations and Marketing Manager.  The successful candidate must have a degree in marketing, communications, or a related degree and three or more years of professional experience in the marketing or fundraising field.

The successful candidate for this position must be disciplined and motivated with the initiative to perform duties and meet goals with minimum supervision. 

The MRM Manager should have excellent verbal and written communications skills, with the ability to make presentations to both large and small groups.  The position requires that the MRM Manager utilize Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint, among other commonly used software.

This individual will be responsible for implementing and growing SCA’s membership recruitment program, working directly with both the CEO and V-P of Marketing to operate a successful, comprehensive plan to meet and exceed membership goals for the organization.

The MRM manager will contact allies in the private and public sectors to identify and recruit potential investor members in SouthernCarolina Alliance’s mission of marketing and economic development.

Anticipated duties of the position include, but are not limited to:

participating in and, in most cases, leading face to face meetings with executives and decision makers to join the organization;

arranging meetings for the Chairman, CEO, Vice President/Marketing or other representative of the organization to meet with prospects in the region, as well as other areas of the Southeast, for the purpose of joining the organization;

conducting all follow up activities required to secure the pledged donations;

coordinating events, such as meetings, luncheons, or receptions for the organization’s investor members and ambassadors club;

producing and distributing correspondence to the investors;

reporting to the SCA Board of Directors on the progress of the investor membership program;

serving as a liaison with the SCA investors to foster long-term business relationships with these supporters of the organization; raveling throughout the region, the State of SC, and occasionally out of state, to perform the duties of the position; 

and working with the staff of SCA to achieve goals of the organization related to member relations.

The successful candidate will be responsible for meeting the membership goals of the organization.

In addition, the Member Relations and Marketing Manager will be intrinsically engaged in the marketing program for the organization, which will entail working closely with SCA’s Vice President of Marketing and the organization’s staff to assist the Vice President in marketing and industrial recruitment, as well as internal marketing activities, including, but not limited to:

•             Production of marketing materials, such as brochures and collaborative materials, website maintenance, electronic and printed newsletters and press releases;

•             Communication and follow up with company executives and site consultants for the purpose of industrial recruitment;

•             Organization of prospect and project files for follow up;

•             Production of special events, including, but not limited to, golf tournaments, receptions and dinners.

•             Management and growth of the established social media campaign.

Interested Applicants should submit their resume to:  SouthernCarolina Alliance is an EOE

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