The NSS is soliciting applications for chairman of the Headquarters Commission. This is a volunteer position that will entail considerable work over several years.
The five-member HQComm was established by the NSS Board to develop and manage the process of establishing an enhanced headquarters for the Society. At its summer meeting, the Board accepted the commission's recommendation to purchase Cahaba Shrine Temple and property in Huntsville, Alabama. Over the next several years, the commission will be responsible for developing the building and property to meet the NSS's requirements.
Commission members have been selected to provide a variety of skills and experience in such diverse areas as real estate, design, construction, finance, and fundraising. Collectively, the chairman, the NSS operations vice-president, and the commissioners are responsible for fulfilling the objectives of the HQComm.
1) The chairman of the HQComm will lead, manage and coordinate all activities of the HQComm and its members, in accordance with the goals and procedures defined in its charter (Appendix AY of the Board Manual caves.org/nss-business/bog/Append-AY.pdf .) The chairman will be responsible for all phases of the HQComm project, including plan and design development, schedule and cost management, construction oversight, fundraising, and preparing reports for the president and the NSS Board of Governors.
2) The Commission chairman should have experience as a project manager for construction projects ranging from $1-5M. Complementary experience as a general contractor, architect, engineer, or a related field is highly desirable. The candidate must have good communication, writing, and computer skills, as well as experience in working with volunteers. The candidate must be willing to travel as needed.
3) The chairman is responsible for the quality of communication with architects and contractors to ensure prompt and accurate performance, and in negotiations with vendors, government, and public entities to represent the best interests of the NSS.
Interested parties should submit their resumes, references, experience, and other pertinent information by September 30, 2011
Wm Shrewsbury, NSS President
2813 Cave Avenue
Huntsville, AL 35810-4431
This job description outlines the general nature of work to be performed, and is not an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills.
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