Meetings/Expositions/Events, Membership, Project Management/Program Development
Director of Programs
The Director of Programs works closely with the Executive Director to ensure that DFI’s organization-wide programs run efficiently; Programs include events (both for DFI and DFI Educational Trust), membership services, and publications. Under general supervision of the Executive Director, ensures seamless team and project management, delivery, quality control and evaluation. The main role of the Director of Programs is project management to ensure the organization’s strategies are carried out and growth is realized.
Areas of responsibility include:
Cultivate relationships between staff members with the goal of being deadline driven, instilling teamwork atmosphere and successful outcomes.
Supervise program staff members by providing direction, input and feedback
Liaise with other directors to ensure effective and efficient program delivery
Coordinate the delivery of events, membership services and products (publications) to increase effectiveness and efficiency
Team Management and Development
Develop and implement a project management system to coordinate the multiple schedules and multitude of deadlines involved with the events of both DFI and the Educational Trust
Develop and implement a system to evaluate the skill, experience and professional development needs of all program staff, recommending training or adjustment of responsibilities as necessary to Executive Director
In consultation with the Executive Director, recruit, interview and select well-qualified program staff when needed, potentially including temporary staff or volunteers to assist in meeting program goals
Instill a sense of accountability among team members by modeling tight oversight of individual and organizational performance standards to ensure goals and deadlines are met
Develop and manage program budgets, monitoring and approving budgeted program expenditures
Ensure that all projects are delivered on-time, within scope and within budget
Monitor the progress of projects and make adjustments as necessary to ensure the successful completion of the projects, maintaining the program schedules and delivery deadlines
Review the quality of the work completed with the program staff members on a regular basis to ensure that it meets expected standards
Write reports for Executive Director to deliver to board members quarterly
Manage publications program which includes delivery of event publications, technical publications and maintenance of online publications library
May be called upon to work across organization in programmatic projects, marketing efforts, or fundraising initiatives.
May be called upon to lead ad hoc staff task forces on special projects.
Skills and Qualifications:
Bachelor’s degree from a (4) year college or university in related subject
Minimum of 5 years of leadership experience overseeing multiple projects/programs, preferably in a non-profit association setting
Three or more years of experience managing multiple departments
Strong skills in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint and Access)
Experience with project management software which can be implemented to enhance efficiency of programs
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Solid organizational skills, time management skills and attention to detail
Experience in event planning, marketing and/or membership development a plus
Fundamental understanding of budgeting, contract negotiations (specifically for hotel/conference centers) and administrative operations
About Deep Foundations Institute
Deep Foundations Institute (DFI) is an international non-profit association of contractors, engineers, suppliers, academics and owners in the deep foundations industry. Our multi-disciplinary membership creates a consensus voice and a common vision for continual improvement in the planning, design and construction of deep foundations and excavations. We bring together members through networking, education, communication and collaboration. With our members, we promote the advancement of the deep foundations industry through technical committees, educational programs and conferences, publication of guides and specifications, a peer-reviewed journal, a flagship magazine, research, government relations and outreach. DFI has more than 3,000 involved, knowledgeable and committed members worldwide.