Director, The Society of Torch and Laurel

General Scope of Responsibility:

The Director will develop and be the brand ambassador for NSCS’ newest program, The Society of Torch and Laurel ; a program that recognizes high school high achievers and provides them and their families with the vital tools to successfully transition to college.

This position will build and manage core relationships and outreach activities with high school leaders, organizations and associations to establish the credibility and benefits of the organization among key decision makers and influencers in the high school market in order to help grow the program and the participation with high school scholars and their parents. The Director, The Society of Torch & Laurel will serve as an ambassador in the high school space as well as a subject matter expert on high schools while building partnerships between Torch and Laurel and other organizations/programs. They will implement the business aspect of the Torch and Laurel program with the goal of growing it into a sustainable line of business that directly contributes to the organization’s bottom line.

REPORTS TO: Vice President, Strategic Engagement

Specific Responsibilities:

·Develop a platform for The Society of Torch & Laurel that increases awareness and legitimacy of the program long-term.

·Build and maintain relationships with key high school administrators, counselors, high school parent groups, college admission officers and other potential vendors.

·Develop a proprietary pipeline of potential future NSCS members through the Torch and Laurel program.

·Oversee and manage budgets related to Torch & Laurel.

·Generate fundraising and pro-actively develop connections with companies and organizations that will support The Torch and Laurel mission.

·Identify, attend and present at conferences on behalf of NSCS Torch & Laurel to increase attendee awareness about The Society of Torch and Laurel and enhance program and business development opportunities.

·Ensure recruitment campaign effectively represents The Torch & Laurel brand for impactful results.

·Travel as required to represent The Society of Torch & Laurel around the country.

Type of Appointment:

This is a salaried “Exempt” position. Exempt means that positions typically include salaried employees with executive, administrative or professional jobs. Exempt employees are expected to work the hours necessary to get the job done yet at NSCS are afforded the flexibility (when the job requirements allow) of our flexible leave policies. Employeesare exempt from the overtime pay requirements of the Fair Labor Standards Act.


  • Bachelor’s Degree or higher/Master’s Preferred
  • Minimum 8 years of professional experience with an emphasis on marketing/sales and program development along with successful fundraising experience
  • Non-Profit/Association Organization management experience preferred
  • Proven experience in creating and maintaining lasting relationships
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to manage multiple projects with minimal supervision, results driven & self-motivated
  • Demonstrated ability to adapt to change quickly and work in a fast-paced TEAM environment
  • Ability to problem solve and think critically
  • Willingness to travel as needed
  • Proficiency in MS Office Suite
  • Experience with Salesforce a plus
  • NSCS membership a plus

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990 requires that the Physical Demands of each job be identified. The following information is intended to describe normal, physical demands found on the job. It is not intended to identify ideal, hypothetical or extreme cases.

This position includes sedentary work consisting of but not limited to:

·Ability to stand or sit for prolonged duration

·Ability to perform repetitive finger, hand, and arm movements

·Ability to lift 25 lbs.

·Talking-giving verbal instructions in close range, and speaking over the phone,

·Able to perform simple math

·Ability to utilize electronic equipment such as computer, 10-key, telephone, etc.

·Ability to think critically and provide appropriate solution

How to apply

Please send your resume as a PDF attachment to Debbie Fullerton at by December 6, 2013.

Washington, District of Columbia
The National Society of Collegiate Scholars (NSCS)
Debbie Fullerton

2000 M Street NW, Suite 600, Washington, DC, 20036, US