An Open Letter to Members of the Philmont Staff Association:

The Board of Directors of the Philmont Staff Association has accepted with regret the resignation of PSA Executive Director Michele Allen. Michele and her husband Dave have decided to relocate to North Carolina, to be nearer to his aging parents. While the Board laments the loss of an outstanding and dedicated professional who has served us well, we understand and support her family decision. Michele will remain with us through the course of the 2007 summer season.

Enclosed with this letter is a copy of the relevant sections of the PSA By-Laws which defines the duties of the Executive Director. This is the job description which will guide the Personnel Committee, and eventually the Board of Directors, in selecting our next Executive Director. Salary is commensurate with comparable employment positions with the BSA. The Executive Director is expected to reside in the Philmont area. The Committee has decided on the following timeline for that selection process:

May 15 – Position is advertised on line and in mailing to PSA members

June 1 – Letters of application together with appropriate resume and list of not more than three references due at PSA office.

June 1 – Consideration of applications begins and continues until June 30

June 30 – Board of Directors meets by conference call to receive recommendations from Personnel Committee

July 1 – Announcement of next Executive Director

August 1 – New Executive Director begins duties at Ranch (with Michele Allen remaining as Executive Director through conclusion of PSA Ranger Reunion).

The Personnel Committee understands that extraordinary circumstances may warrant departure from this schedule, but it anticipates no such circumstances at the present time. Candidates, or persons who wish to nominate others for possible consideration, are therefore advised to be attentive to deadlines.

Applications should be directed to:

Personnel Committee
Philmont Staff Association
17 Deer Run Road
Cimarron, New Mexico 87714

Please join us in extending thanks to Michele for her distinguished service to Philmont and the PSA – and please help us locate the best possible person we can to succeed her in this important work.

Ed Pease, President
Philmont Staff Association