Serve as chief staff officer for 34-year-old national professional member association with membership of 1550 teachers, administrators, and graduate students of theatre in universities and colleges. Budget of $550,000 and a reserve fund of $630,000. Individual works as an independent contractor, hiring subcontractors to fulfill staff responsibilities as needed, and providing a headquarters office. There is no stand-alone office.
Board: Manage 16-member Board of Directors, 11 standing committees, and 1 part-time independent contractor (web services manager). Includes planning and management of two yearly in-person meetings, webinar and conference calls as scheduled, and all hotel logistics related to these events. Provide staff assistance to committees as requested by committee chairs. Collaborate with Focus Group Representatives (22) regarding the administration of these special interest member groups and with 22 Focus Group Conference Planners in creating the conference program. Assist in all Board functions such as: a. Nominating Committee support; b. Board development and training; c. strategic planning input; and d. oversight of bylaws.
Publications: Oversee vendor relationship with university press that manages association's two peer-reviewed journals.
Conference: Manage and oversee all aspects of annual conference, including pre-planning, hotel contract(s), onsite logistics and registration functions. The conference, held in late July or early August, attracts 800-900 attendees, and features plenary sessions, receptions, and 300+ program sessions. Through the end of 2019, applicant to work with contracted meeting planning company to manage conference.
Finance: Responsible for all financial operations of the association, including: budgeting, audit, tax filings, bookkeeping services and financial books.
General: provide for and maintain a national office presence, telephone and 800-line service, subcontracting with independent contractors as needed for completing the Scope of Work.
Key Responsibilities: 1. Prepare, recommend and monitor the annual budget; 2. oversee and administer all programs and services; 3. Support the governance structure of the association; 4. develop and implement strategic planning activities as requested; 5. ensure compliance with all nonprofit legal and financial requirements.
Experience: Minimally five (5) years' experience in association management with at least two (2) years in a senior level position; and/or meeting management expertise with at least two years' experience in nonprofit settings.
Equivalent skills and experience in an academic setting will be considered. Graduate level training in theatre, performance studies or related arts desired. Staff management experience required.
Budget management skills and history at $500,000 level and above. Volunteer and board recruitment and management expertise needed. Measurable career record of proven financial business acumen in an organization of similar size and compexity.
Excellent interpersonal and team building skills, with effective written and verbal communication skills for fostering key internal and external relationships.
Degree preferred in nonprofit management, arts management or business.
Certified Association Executive (CAE) desired. Certified Meeting Professional (CMP) desired.
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Erickson and Associates Consulting, LLC, works with a variety of nonprofit organizations to enhance board effectiveness, to assess program efficiencies, and to support the work of staff in performing their duties. With over 30 years experience in nonprofit association work, Erickson and Associates can help identify strengths and areas for improvement in all types of associations.