The Executive Director serves as the chief executive for USASBE operations. The Executive Director personifies the mission of USASBE (an inclusive community advancing entrepreneurship education through bold teaching, scholarship, and practice), promotes continuity, and assists in the design of long-term strategy. The Executive Director's function is to guide, support, and implement the strategic goals and objectives of the organization. They work closely with the US Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship (USASBE) President, the Dean of the College of Business and Economics, the USASBE Board, the UW-Whitewater / USASBE Steering Committee, the Associate Administrative Specialist, and other constituents. Working with these individuals enables the Board to fulfill its governance function and provides direction and leadership for the achievement of the organization's philosophy, mission, and strategy, as well as its annual goals and objectives. This is a full-time (40 hrs per week) salaried position. Evening/weekend hours and out-of-state travel is required.
Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor's Degree or equivalent Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Demonstrated leadership, knowledge, and expertise in the areas of project management and organizational development. Basic understanding of budgeting and financial reporting. Fundraising and program development experience/success. Marketing and brand management experience. Organizational skills to manage multiple priorities at the same time and able to meet strict deadlines. Experience working with large quantities of varying and complex data. Strong analytical and critical thinking skills. Knowledge of proper business/technical writing techniques and standards. Experience in use of Microsoft word processing, spreadsheet, and database software programs (i.e., Word, Excel, Outlook, Access, and Publisher). Knowledge and experience with QuickBooks accounting system, or similar application. Ability to effectively train and lead employees. Knowledge of web/content management systems. Ability to develop good rapport and communication with administrators, faculty/staff, members, students, and other constituents. Proven experience working with a nonprofit Board of Directors. Experience with and demonstrated ability to work with a diverse population. Successful experience managing and supporting a major professional conference. Three years’ senior management/administrative and financial experience (preferred) Willingness and ability to be an active participant in following applicable safety rules and regulations including necessary training and drills. Ability to interact respectfully with people from diverse socioeconomic, cultural and ethnic backgrounds.
Internal Number: 14768
USASBE IS AN INCLUSIVE COMMUNITY ADVANCING ENTREPRENEURSHIP EDUCATION THROUGH BOLD TEACHING, SCHOLARSHIP, AND PRACTICE.
Our members are:
Teachers sharing best practices and innovations in entrepreneurship education.
Scholars advancing entrepreneurship education through cutting-edge entrepreneurship research and translating existing entrepreneurship research into teachable content.
Program directors and practitioners that complement classroom-based entrepreneurship education with practical immersion experiences in the broader entrepreneurship community.