The Stepping Stones Foundation, Inc (EIN: 133031164) located in Bedford Hills, New York on 62 Oak Road is apparently looking for a new Executive Director in Westchester County for Stepping Stones (http://www.steppingstones.org/index.html), the marital home of Bill Wilson the co-founder of Alcoholics Anonymous where he performed seances and used a Ouija Board to write the "12&12" and cheated on his wife with numerous women. They appear to need someone to protect this legacy in a residential area with very narrow roads that has tried to make it into a kind of museum and pilgrimage spot. Currently the Stepping Stones Compound is going through numerous zoning battles where the infrastructure of the area is just not set up to handle the traffic and the size of the events being planned by the foundation. The number of events and sizes of them are being limited by the zoning board which by coincidence just lost its Chairman (http://bedford.patch.com/articles/menken-steps-down-from-zoning-board-to...)
Posted Jan 16, 2013 at: http://asi.careerhq.org/jobs/5089120/executive-director
The Executive Director Position is responsible for the operation, management and fundraising of the Stepping Stones Foundation (SSF) located in the Town of Bedford, New York.
Stepping Stones Foundation
The Stepping Stones Foundation strives to contribute to the understanding of alcoholism and its effects on family and society. Its mission is to maintain, operate and preserve Stepping Stones as a living museum for tours and special events. A National Historic Landmark, Stepping Stones was the home of Lois and Bill Wilson, co-founders of Alcoholics Anonymous. The Foundation has an operational mandate to preserve its historical archives for members of AA, Al-Anon, and those interested in alcoholism, and providing greater access to scholars and researchers. In addition, it develops, communicates and produces educational programming to bring the story of Bill and Lois Wilson to the public.
Position Areas of Responsibility
The Executive Director manages the day-to-day and long-term operation of the SSF. The position works with the Board of Trustees, its members and committees to develop and implement the foundation’s vision and strategic plans. The Executive Director is also responsible for managing financial resources in order to sustain long-term viability of the organization including sustainable fundraising.
· Staff Leadership and Management: Manages staff employees and volunteers including hiring, supervision, performance management, assessment and annual salary treatment recommendations. Manages and recruits consultants as needed with board approval. Interfaces with accountant and legal support.
· Operations Management: Ensures effective and improving operations and high quality visitor and program participant experience. Manages maintenance and security of physical assets. Manages archives and historic assets. Oversees key SSF initiatives. Develops and monitors annual budget and business plan.
· Program Development and Management: Develops, implements and supervises programs and services that are consistent with the SSF mission and strategic plan.
· Fund Development, Grant Oversight and Fiscal Management: Develops and manages the fundraising and financial strategies of the SSF.
· Communications and Community Relations: Develops and maintains effective relationships and acts as spokesperson and liaison to all communities of interest. Manages public relations and coverage nationally and locally. Supervises writing, editing and publishing of the SSF newsletter.
Scale of Operations
Stepping Stones operates with a full time executive director, half time administrative assistant, part time welcome center attendants, housekeeper, and maintenance assistant.
The annual operations budget is approximately $340,000, in addition to an historic preservation/capital budget of approximately $125,000.
Stepping Stones targets baseline fundraising of $170,000 to increase annually through business development efforts including gifts from individuals, grants, and proceeds from a small gift shop to supplement income from an endowment that funds about 75% of the operation.
A small cadre of volunteers provides guided tours, event support and outreach activities.
The Board of Trustees currently has eight members, and meets quarterly. An Advisory Council supplements the work of the board with expertise in specific areas.
For more information, visit the Foundation website at www.steppingstones.org
STEPPING STONES FOUNDATION
PO BOX 452
BEDFORD HILLS, NY 10507-0452
Ruling Date: 08/1981
ERI NTEE: T20 - PRIVATE GRANTMAKING FOUNDATIONS
Group Exemption Number: 0000
SubSection: 03 - Charitable Organizations
Year IRS Process Date Form Type Assets
2010 02/17/2012 990PF Initial Return $8,075,823
2009 11/26/2010 990PF Initial Return $7,371,130
2008 11/27/2009 990PF Initial Return $6,522,185
2007 12/02/2008 990PF Initial Return $8,385,284
2006 11/29/2007 990PF Initial Return $7,840,660
2005 11/28/2006 990PF Initial Return $7,330,441
2004 11/23/2005 990PF Initial Return $7,282,034
2003 11/30/2004 990PF Initial Return $7,095,804
2002 06/06/2003 990PF Initial Return $6,311,520
Background notes on Stepping Stones which was conned out of Helen Griffith who was a member of Alcoholics Anonymous by Bill Wilson and a Real Estate agent identified as Joan C. after the death of her husband. The house was purchased at a quarter of its price and the mortgage was paid by the Alcoholics Foundation stipend that Bill Wilson received from money donated by AA members and royalties on the "Big Book." Upon his death Bill Wilson transferred 10% of those royalties to his mistress Helen Wynn that he kept in Pleasantville, 15 minutes away and 90% to his wife Lois that he kept at Stepping Stones.