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, Randy Saunders. Randy has been offered a position in Albuquerque, where his wife and family reside—and we understand the attraction of such a position. While the Board regrets the loss of such an outstanding and dedicated professional who has served us well since 2007, we support his family decision. Randy will remain with us through the month of January 2016 and Dollie O’Neill will serve as interim director of the association until the search is completed and a finalist selected.
Attached with this letter is a copy of the relevant section 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:
Jan 15 Position is advertised online and in electronic mailing to PSA members.
Feb 15 Letters of application together with appropriate resume and list of not more than three references due to John Murphy at the address below.
Feb 15 Consideration of applications begins and continues until Mar 15.
Mar 16 Board of Directors meets by conference call to receive recommendations from Personnel Committee.
Mar 17 Announcement of next Executive Director.
Apr 16 New Executive Director begins duties at Ranch.
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:
John Murphy, PSA
6647 Oak Hill Blvd.
Tyler, Texas 75703
Please join us in extending thanks to Randy for his distinguished service to Philmont and the PSA – and please help us locate the best possible person we can to succeed him in this important work.
John Murphy, President
The Philmont Staff Association
Thanks so much for all of you who helped put us on the summit of our 2013 Annual Fund goal. And for those who supported us through the President’s Circle–these two efforts provide the majority of our operational funds. Over the past six years of my Presidency, I have been continually humbled by the generosity of our members. Their willingness to donate time, talent and treasure is what makes the PSA the amazing organization it is–I am proud to be a part of it. Again, thanks for your support over the past six years–I look forward to helping John and his new board continue the successful operations we have come to expect from your PSA.
Immediate Past President
A Beautiful Way to End
It was a beautiful way to end 2013…by watching the generosity of PSA members as they answered the call for our Annual Fund. Many, many thanks to each of you and I am looking forward to more adventures in 2014 at the Ranch and at regional events across the country. Best wishes from your PSA officers and Board members.
John F. Murphy