IMI is seeking an experienced, highly motivated manager who is extremely detail-oriented to direct and lead a nonprofit organization under the general direction of the Board of Directors. Assists the Board in formulating the organization’s mission, goals, objectives and related policies and is responsible for their implementation.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Leadership/Board and Committee Liaison
Participate with the Board of Directors and staff in updating, as needed, and monitoring a strategic plan to guide the association.
Identify, assess, and inform the staff of internal and external issues that affect the association.
Act as a professional advisor to the association on all aspects of the client’s activities.
Foster effective teamwork between the Board and the Executive Director and between the Executive Director and staff.
Conduct official correspondence on behalf of the client as appropriate and jointly with the client when appropriate.
Ensure that the association serves the needs and interests of their membership pursuant to their Mission Statement and the Bylaws and as directed by the Board of Directors and staff.
Oversee the efficient and effective day-to-day operation of the association.
Provide support to the Board and staff by preparing meeting agendas and supporting materials.
Facilitate and participate in monthly Board and committee meetings.
Monitor committee and task force activities and ensure appropriate staff support.
Develop and maintain an annual production calendar for the association served and update, as needed, throughout the calendar year.
Manage existing client association related agreements and facilitate the review and signing of any new or renewed agreements.
Program Planning and Management
Administer and oversee the various association departments such as membership services, conference planning, education, publications, communications, and board governance.
Oversee the planning, implementation, and evaluation of client’s programs and services, ensuring that they contribute to the association's mission and reflect the priorities of the Board.
Monitor the day-to-day delivery of the programs and services of the association to maintain or improve quality.
Initiate and recommend more efficient practices for the association and offer new and improved program ideas for consideration.
Human Resources/Staff Management
Determine staffing requirements for association management and program delivery.
Interview and select staff that have the right technical and personal abilities to help further the client’s mission.
Maintain a competent and effective managerial staff.
Define expectations and manage the results of staff.
Ensure that all staff receives an orientation to the association and that appropriate training is provided.
Implement a performance management process for all staff which includes monitoring the performance of staff on an on-going basis and conducting an annual performance review.
Coach and mentor staff as appropriate to improve performance.
Conduct staff meetings to disseminate pertinent information.
Financial Planning and Management
Work with the accounting department and the Board to prepare a comprehensive annual budget and then to assure adherence to approved budget.
Work with the Board to secure adequate funding for the operation of the association.
Approve expenditures within the authority delegated by the Board.
Administer the funds of the association according to the approved budget and monitor the monthly cash flow.
Provide the Board with comprehensive, regular reports on the revenues and expenditure of the association.
Act as liaison with an investment advisor.
Knowledge of and experience with all facets of association management including, but not limited to:
Board governance and leadership training.
Contracts and agreements for hotels, speakers and outsourced entities.
Supervisory experience overseeing multiple support personnel.
Financial management, including budgeting and financial reporting.
Membership recruitment and retention.
Publications, both print and electronic.
Conference planning and online learning.
Online association management systems (AMS).
Comfortably functioning in the global community.
Strong candidates will demonstrate a history of:
Having good judgment and a high degree of emotional intelligence and maturity.
Working with a board to develop and implement a strategic plan to help achieve its mission and vision.
Handling the paradox of both leading and being led by volunteers and effectively utilizing them.
Attention to detail; for your application to stand out include the word Green in your cover letter or email.
Attracting, developing and retaining the highest level of continuously improving staff members.
Being a systems thinker and creating a cohesive, collaborative operating environment across departments.
Strong candidates will have evidence of:
Moving a successful non-profit organization in new directions, retaining existing donors, reaching new markets, and developing products and services to meet changing demands
Integrating technology as an organizational strategy to enhance service, increase profitability, and streamline operations
Using marketing, public relations and publications to achieve the organization’s goals with consistency, interest, and value
Creating an environment of creativity and healthy debate
Strong candidates will provide examples of:
Thinking strategically and performing tactically
Executing a strategic plan, increasing profitability and using operating capital to implement the most efficient success strategies
Assimilating information from a variety of sources and recommending actions to be taken
Effectively presenting ideas and concepts to groups
Comfortably functioning in the global community
Additional Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Strong written communication skills, including expertise in writing, spelling, grammar, and proofreading.
Strong verbal communication skills, including presentations.
Broad, foundational knowledge associated with managing not-for-profit entities, including legal and regulatory requirements.
Knowledgeable of all programs in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint).
Willingness to work above and beyond the standard workweek when workload requires.
Ability to organize effectively and maintain detailed records of procedures and actions.
Minimum four-year, college degree and/or minimum of six years of experience as an executive director or commensurate experience.
Additional Salary Information: Health insurance, dental insurance, long-term disability, life insurance, 401k plan, personal-leave-time (PLT), bonus vacation time, holidays, and optional supplemental insurance plans and optional flexible spending account.
About IMI Association Executives
IMI Association Executives Inc. is an association management company (AMC) that since 1986 has been providing turnkey, high-touch service to the not-for-profit community. We represent a solid team of professionals working in a financially stable setting, ready to assist associations in meeting their members' needs.
Located in Raleigh, North Carolina, just minutes from North Hills, IMI Association Executives Inc. is the management choice for non-profit trade and professional associations that are state, regional, national and international in scope.