Deputy Executive/Num. 2 Executive, Executive Director/CEO, Project Management/Program Development
4 Year Degree
Southeastern Fisheries Association (SFA) is a 501(c)(6) nonprofit fisheries trade association founded in 1952. SFA membership is comprised of companies related to the seafood industry – producers, processors, wholesalers, distributors, restaurants, and retailers, as well as individual fishermen and workers employed within or supportive of the seafood and aquaculture industry. Well-respected, this established seafood industry advocacy organization seeks a new leader to succeed their retiring director who has led the organization for 54 of the organization’s 66 years.
In conjunction with the SFA Board of Directors, the Director will guide the management, planning, vision and leadership for all aspects of the Southeastern Fisheries Association (SFA) including programs and services, finance, resource development, human resources, member services, communications, and board development. The Director assumes a leadership role throughout the region in partnering with businesses, foundations, government agencies, other non-profits, and supporters. The new Director works with the Board to establish the vision, policies, strategic focus, priorities, and general scope of programs.
You will have the opportunity to consult with and learn from the outgoing executive director, who has decades of experience with the organization and is invested in your success. We are looking for a Director with a stable work history who would like to be part of SFA’s long-term future.
Skills Desired: •Trade association knowledge or experience; strategic planning and execution experience; and budget/financial bottom-line expertise. •An independent self-starter, willing and able to work with diverse industry members and personalities. •The Director must be a creative thinker; an effective problem-solver; be able to see both the big picture and be able to oversee the details necessary to execute identified plans and goals. •The Director has overall managerial and administrative responsibility for the association as well as effectively presenting as the face of the organization and industry.
Legislative Process: •Strong understanding of public policy, government functions, the legislative process and the political landscape governing the domestic seafood industry •The ability to work on both sides of the political spectrum to advance the seafood industry’s interests •Must be politically agnostic in person and on social media •Skill developing coalitions with other organizations to achieve legislative goals •Ability to provide legislative testimony with impact •Interact with legislators and their staff members to discuss Public Policy issues •Understand how and when to mobilize membership for best political impact •Ability to analyze social trends as it impacts threats and opportunities for the seafood industry •Political Action Committee, fundraising, and experience are a plus
Association Management: •Management and administration of the Association •Organizing, planning & leading Board of Directors and membership meetings •Recruiting new members and encouraging active participation •Promoting public policy issues through appearances and press releases •Demonstrated ability to plan organization-wide activities including setting objectives, developing strategies, budgeting, developing policies and procedures and organizing the functions necessary to accomplish the activities •Ability to implement short-term and long-term strategic plan goals •Maintaining and growing membership numbers and participation •Strong public speaking skills •Crisis management experience •Excellent written, communication and people skills including membership and media •Develop promotional materials for association programs, events, and communications •Strong leadership skills to work with the Board of Directors and association membership in a collaborative effort to develop industry positions •Experience analyzing risk to mitigate prospective liability for the association •Interest in and use of current communications and management technologies •Human resources knowledge •Willingness to travel to Washington, DC, council meetings, and to meet with constituents/members
Financial Acumen: •Ability to maintain and improve the organization’s financial health •Business management skills required to oversee enterprise activities •Experience with contract review and negotiation •Ability to develop, prepare and present the annual budget for board approval •Ensuring that the budget is implemented to meet board objectives •Providing leadership in soliciting sponsorships •Ensuring adequate fiscal controls at all organizational levels •Overseeing financial practices and ensuring all reports are accurate and effectively communicate the financial position of the organization
To Apply: For consideration, at your earliest convenience and no later than COB on October 31, 2018, please email your chronological resume (to include description and size of current/prior organizations and responsibilities) and compensation expectations to SFABoard@sfaonline.org
Qualifications: Candidate should have a working knowledge of the domestic seafood industry and the regulatory agencies that govern Experience working within the fisheries industry a plus Must be a Florida resident or willing to relocate An undergraduate degree, advanced degree and/or the Certified Association Executive (CAE) or Institute for Organizational Management (IOM) credential are desired Association management experience preferred but not required No personal, family, nor financial interest in the seafood industry
About Southeastern Fisheries Association
SFA’s mission is to defend, protect and enhance the commercial fishing industry in the southeastern United States for present participants as well as future generations through all legal means while maintaining healthy and sustainable stocks of fish.