Information about the SCV's search for a new Executive Director

Down to the wire

The SCV Executive Director Search Committee has nearly completed its task.

The committee met last week and conducted extensive in-person interviews with several finalists for the position. Based on these interviews, the committee now has the difficult task of determining which of the very qualified candidates to refer to the GEC for a final decision.

It is not known when the final decision will be made, but the CIC is hopeful that the GEC can vote on the question before the General Reunion in a few weeks.



Committee work continues

The SCV ED Search Committee has received numerous submissions so far and is beginning the process of reviewing them.

Nonetheless, the Committee is under no particular deadline and will continue to accept submissions until a final decision has been made and therefore encourages any interested parties to make a submission.




Applications are now being accepted

The SCV Executive Director Search Committee is now accepting applications and nominations.

SCV Search Committee begins its work

Michael Givens

Michael Givens

Commander-in-Chief Michael Givens has appointed a search committee to begin the process of vetting candidates for a full time replacement for the position. The committee has begun accepting applications for the position of Executive Director.

No specific timeline has been established to conclude the search, though the Committee intends to move forward with all deliberate speed.

The desired qualifications are a minimum of a 4-year degree from an accredited college or university, a master’s degree is a plus, at least five (ten years or more preferred) of direct managerial experience, an understanding of financial statements, previous budget responsibility, familiarity with payroll tax reporting, and the ability to become well versed on 501 (c) 3 nonprofit accounting.  A competitive, attractive salary and benefit package will be commensurate with experience.


While applications and nominations will be accepted until a new Executive Director is selected, interested parties are encouraged to submit their materials by March 31 to assure optimal consideration.

The priority deadline for applications is March 31, 2014.


  • a letter and statement describing the candidate’s interest in, and qualifications for, the position and specifically outlining how the candidate’s experience and qualifications match the SCV’s mission, strategic direction, and the stated minimum and desired qualifications,
  • a complete curriculum vitae or resumé, current salary and ten years of salary history
  • the names, addresses (including email addresses), and telephone numbers for at least five references. Only the references of semi-finalists will be contacted.

Applications will remain confidential until finalists are selected and agree to interviews.

All nominations and applications should be in MS Word® or PDF format, sent by email to: Christopher Sullivan, Chairman, Executive Director Search Committee at: SCVSearchComm at

Executive Director Announces Retirement

CIC appoints search committee

SCV Executive Director Ben Sewell

SCV Executive Director  Ben Sewell

Compatriot Ben Sewell has announced his intention to retire as SCV’s Executive Director.

Exec. Dir. Sewell has pledged to the General Executive Council that he will remain in office until his successor is selected.

“Although we are certainly sad to see Ben retire, we are grateful for the many years of dedicated service he has rendered to our organization,” Commander-in-Chief Michael Givens said. “Ben has helped lead the organization through some challenging times and I know the whole Confederation joins me in saying how much we appreciate his work.”

CIC Givens has appointed a search committee to begin the process of vetting candidates for a full time replacement. The chairman of the search committee is Past CIC Christopher Sullivan. In addition to CIC Givens, other members include Lieutenant Commander-in-Chief Kelly Barrow, Judge Advocate-in-Chief Burl McCoy, Past CICs Chuck McMichael and Denne Sweeney, and Ben Sewell.

The committee will get to work right away and Chairman Sullivan said that more details will be forthcoming as soon as the committee has been able to meet and get organized, but he expects they will begin accepting applications sometime after the first of the year.

Questions should be directed to:

Christopher M. Sullivan

SCVSearchComm at Gmail