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Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing (PHWFF), a nation-wide non-profit 50l (c)(3) organization incorporated in Maryland in 2007, is seeking a new Chief Executive Officer [CEO]. PHWFF’s mission is dedicated to the physical and emotional rehabilitation of disabled active duty military service personnel and disabled veterans, through fly fishing and associated activities, including education and outings. Headquarters is located in La Plata, Maryland, within commuting distance of Washington D.C.


PHWFF’s first program was established at the Walter Reed Army Medical Center in 2005, in collaboration with the National Capital Chapter of Trout Unlimited (TU) and the International Federation of Fly Fishers (IFFF).  Since that time, PHWFF has grown across 20 Regions, encompassing 215 Programs, serving our Participants in all 50 States.  It maintains a small Headquarters Staff of six (6) full-time personnel and several part-time Consultants, assisted by Volunteers, to support the organization’s mission.

PHWFF programs are sponsored by local fly fishing clubs, primarily through TU and IFFF, who sign a Memorandum of Agreement describing the operational and administrative parameters and responsibilities.  Essential to the organization’s success is the CEO’s ability to work effectively with these sponsoring organizations, as well as the Staffs of Military and Veterans healthcare facilities; the fly fishing community; PHWFF Volunteer Regions and Programs located throughout the country; and the PHWFF Donor Base.

CEO Position:

The CEO reports to the Chairman of the Board of Trustees (BOT).  It is anticipated that the CEO would live in the greater Washington DC area.

The role of the CEO includes leading and managing the Staff and Volunteers, accountability for the annual operating budget, and fundraising to support current and future operations and the growth of PHWFF.  The position requirements include planning strategically for the future of the organization, ensuring that the financial resources are managed prudently and transparently, and managing and enhancing a dynamic development program to support PHWFF’s strategic goals and aspirations.  The CEO serves as one of the primary spokespersons for PHWFF.

Candidates for the position should possess the following characteristics:

·         Experience managing, leading, and motivating Staff and Volunteers;

·         Demonstrated fundraising experience for nonprofit, or commensurate, organizations;

·         Demonstrated fiscal responsibility;

·         Excellent communication skills; and

·         Experience with the Military and the disabled preferred.


Interested candidates should submit their resume and cover letter material to:  The resume should include relevant experience, educational background, and three-to-four references.  The closing date for receipt of the applications is 45 days from the date of publication of this announcement.

PWHFF thanks you for your interest in its mission and its future, and the CEO position, which is critical to the future success of PHWFF.