[Ofa_boardplus] OFA Executive Director information

Coulter, Susan K skc at lanl.gov
Mon Jul 24 09:57:58 PDT 2017

You are correct about a typical ED position.
The OFA is slightly different - in that many ED job descriptions include managing staff, of which we have none at this time.
It seems appropriate to tailor the job to what we need and - in this case - to what Jim’s skills are.
If necessary, we could put an end date on the contract.
That would allow us to revisit the job description when we ultimately redefine our mission.
As you say, the new mission will drive and define what an ED would be doing and what a reasonable compensation rate is.

Does this seem reasonable to you ?

> On Jul 24, 2017, at 10:18 AM, Jason Gunthorpe <jgunthorpe at obsidianresearch.com> wrote:
> On Fri, Jul 21, 2017 at 10:52:23PM +0000, Coulter, Susan K wrote:
>> Attached please find a job description, and the proposed contract
>> for your review.
> Typically an Executive Director of an oranization like the OFA would
> primarily be responsible for the organzation - so interacting with the
> existing membership, recuruiting new membership and basically ensuring
> the membership/organization relationship remains strong.
> This obviously falls into stewarding/implementing the core mission of
> the organization, and usualy the ED has an authority to 'sign for' the
> organization, within a certain board determined scope (to help things
> runs smoothly).
> So for instance, I don't know why the ED should liase with
> SNIA/etc, or providate a 'historical context' in a general sense.
> If we are to hire and ED, I would suggest the first goal and priorty
> is to solve the mission statement problem so that the ED's jobs can
> actually be defined :)
> Jason

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