MI2020 searching for new executive director

  • Thursday, April 10, 2014

  • Updated Thursday, April 10, 2014 9:41 am

The Murrells Inlet 2020 Board of Directors outlined plans April 2 to search for an executive director, including advertising, a rough timetable and winnowing the anticipated responses to three finalists.

The vacancy came about when Sue Sledz, a two-time executive director and the organization’s only employee, announced her intention to retire effective Aug. 31. Advertisements for the position are to be placed with Inlet Outlook, the Waccamaw Times, Georgetown Times, the Coastal Observer, The Sun News, the S.C. Association of Nonprofits, and on MI 2020’s Facebook page. The posting will remain open for one month, and the Executive Committee plus Whitney Hills will choose 10 finalists to be contacted and then narrow the list to three. Hills said that the job description was a good starting point, but cautioned that there may need to be some changes as the group goes through the hiring process.

“Given the economy, you are going to get slammed with applications,” Hills said.

She was involved in the process when Sledz was rehired in 2010.

Resumes will be accepted electronically only, and Sledz said she would forward the responses to the Executive Committee.

The board approved the job description for the executive director, which includes developing with the board of directors a vision for the future of the group, understanding and promoting the group’s mission, to establish and maintain positive relationship with the individuals and groups that support the work of MI 2020 and to act as a spokesperson for the organization.

The executive director is the only employee of the nonprofit organization, which promotes and advances infrastructure improvements, enhances environmental educations, initiates a redevelopment of the commercial district and utilizes conservation and preservation methods to secure quality wetlands for future generations of residents and visitors to appreciate.

To achieve those goals, the group holds a number of fundraisers throughout the year, including the Race for the Inlet, an oyster roast, a holiday activity and the Taste of the Inlet.


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