The Executive Director will have five general areas of responsibility. Organizational
Provide oversight for daily operations, promote professional work product/timely work flow through team leadership, supervision of staff including all human resource functions (in consultation with the HR committee), and assure the continuity of the by-laws, policies, procedures and guidelines that govern the organization.
Oversee and coordinate fundraising projects, apply for state and federal grant funding, work directly with the Treasurer, Finance Committee and Finance Manager to monitor the budget and offer viable methods to maintain a balanced budget.
Serve as primary spokesperson and outreach coordinator, market VAVRS to attain growth in membership and increase product delivery, and create progressive strategies to foster membership retention.
Optimize methods of providing training courses and services to members and non-members, in consultation with committees, Training Officer and Training Coordinator.
Serve as an advocate for VAVRS through participation in meetings with the Virginia legislature in conjunction with the Legislative Committee and Lobbyist
Bachelor’s degree in a related field
A minimum of five years of experience managing and motivating a professional staff
Exceptional organizational and time management skills
Experience in Human Resource management with knowledge of current employment laws
Ability to travel throughout Virginia, and work some evenings and weekends
Experience, with proven results, in fiscal management and grant writing
Public relations skills to include media exposure and experience with social media
Ability to work with a diverse population to include urban and rural Fire & EMS agencies (volunteer and career staff), multi-discipline committees statewide, elected & appointed officers
Experience working with legislative matters and/or governing agencies
Skills trainer or teaching background a plus
Additional Salary Information: Excellent Benefits
About Virginia Association of Volunteer Rescue Squads
Virginia Association of Volunteer Rescue Squads has an extensive history of assisting and advocating for EMS agencies in Virginia since 1935. Represent 300 agencies and approximately 18,000 prehospital EMS providers. Mission is to promote and assist member rescue squads in improving pre-hospital care in Virginia.