The Energy Bar Association (EBA) is conducting a search for its next Chief Executive Officer (CEO). EBA is an international 501(c)(6) association of attorneys, energy professionals and students active in all areas of energy law. EBA’s vision is to promote professional excellence in the practice of energy law. EBA is committed to fiscal responsibility, ethical decision-making, subject matter excellence, high-quality programming, reliable communications, and continuous consideration of members’ current and anticipated needs. EBA is an inclusive organization that values diverse perspectives and provides opportunities for learning and community in a position neutral organization.
With annual revenues of $1.3 million, around $1.5 million in assets, and a 22-member governing Board of Directors, EBA has a staff of seven members. EBA has regional chapters throughout the US representing the Midwest, Northeast, Rocky Mountain, Southern, and Western regions, as well as Texas, Louisiana, and Canada.
In addition to overseeing administrative, financial, and operational functions of the organization, the CEO will play a lead role in raising the visibility of EBA and advocate for issues that impact the mission and its membership. The CEO will report to the Board of Directors (Board). This position is based at the organization’s headquarters in Washington, DC. The CEO will represent EBA at events and board meetings. Some travel is required.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Work with the Board to formulate a strategic plan that will further the mission of the organization.
Develop and enhance EBA's commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion at all association and foundation levels.
Oversee the planning, implementation, and evaluation of the association's programs and services.
Stay up-to-date and current with changing philosophies and advancements in energy law.
Identify opportunities for membership growth, evaluate ongoing and new membership benefits, and recommend changes or new programs.
Oversee all financial management responsibilities.
Along with the Finance Committee, develop, oversee, and monitor the annual budget, including a proposed annual office budget, i-financial reports, tax returns and, working with the Treasurer, the association's operating budget.
Oversee investment of the organization’s reserves with the advice and consent of the Finance Committee and in accordance with established policy.
Manage association staff, setting and fulfilling annual goals.
Execute full and exclusive authority to hire, compensate, and terminate EBA staff and consultants within the framework of the approved association budget and in accordance with established personnel policies.
Coach and mentor staff as appropriate.
Ensure Board is kept informed of the conditions of the association’s programs and activities, and all factors that influence them.
Assist Board officers in the performance of their duties.
Work with the Nominating Committee and Board to identify future leaders.
Execute the decisions of the Board in a timely manner, and in accordance with Bylaws.
Identify, assess, and inform the Board of internal and external issues that could affect the organization.
Required Skills, Experience, and Qualifications
Bachelor’s degree is required: an advanced degree, MBA, JD, or equivalent experience is a plus.
At least five years of senior level organization management experience.
A Certified Association Executive (CAE) certification is a plus.
Exceptional written and oral communication skills.
Experience with budgeting and financial management.
Strong organizational abilities including planning, conference development, and facilitation.
Creative, forward-thinking marketing skills.
Strong collaborative team building and strategic management skills.
Command of association-related IT tools and management software.
In addition to the qualifications listed above, the CEO must have these characteristics:
A visionary leader who brings new ideas to the organization.
Thinks strategically and takes an innovative approach to managing resources and developing opportunities.
Committed to the long-term success and progress of the field.
Dependable, responsive, emotionally intelligent, and self-aware.
Open-minded, collaborative, and inclusive, seeking and encouraging idea-sharing and engagement from stakeholders before making decisions.
Member-focused servant leader with a commitment to teamwork.
Resilient, adaptable, and able to respond and problem-solve in a rapidly changing environment.
Demonstrates commitment to continued professional growth and development.
Able to handle complex challenges in an effective, professional manner.
A competitive compensation package will be offered to attract an outstanding candidate.
To apply, please send a cover letter and current résumé (Microsoft Word® format preferred) to https://jobs.crelate.com/portal/sterlingmartin/job/i1gdfeuxgx4hb8q7etmdyw1wgw/EBA
The cover letter should outline how your experience fits the requirements of the position as this will be an important factor in considering your candidacy.
EBA is an equal opportunity / affirmative action employer committed to inclusion and cultural diversity in the workplace. Employment selection and related decisions are made without regard to sex, race, color, age, disability, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, genetic information, or any other protected class.