The California Pool & Spa Association is expanding its geographic focus, forming The Pool, Spa & Aquatics Alliance (The Alliance) and combining with the National Swimming Pool Foundation® (NSPF®), effective January 1, 2018. The Alliance will continue its support of businesses and members who design, build, service, and supply pools and spas, through ongoing advocacy of reasonable laws, codes and policies, education, and promotion. The Alliance, a 501(c)(6) trade association and NSPF/GENESIS®, a 501(c)(3) foundation leverage resources to collectively serve society, government, and the industry that encourages healthier living.
The Executive Director (ED) is the key management leader of The Alliance. The ED is responsible for mission and profit/loss, the general supervision and direction of the agents and employees, and achieving strategic directives. The position reports directly to The Alliance Board of Directors (“Board”).
The ED responsibilities including to:
Raise educational standards to better ensure we protect the public by keeping pools safer
Implement promotional programs that encourage more people to have happier and healthier lives by benefiting from aquatic immersion and activity and that build demand for the health-focused pool, spa (aka. hot tub) and aquatics industries.
Work closely with National Director Government Relations to implement government relations programs consistent with mission and strategy.
Attract and retain members and sponsors with valuable programs to ensure the organization’s financial health.
Collaborate with the NSPF family to identify future products and programs.
Be responsible for all notes, agreements, and other instruments made and entered into on behalf of The Alliance.
Perform such other duties as from time to time the Board may assign
Experience in the Aquatic Industry Preferred
High ethics and integrity
Familiarity or expertise with at least one residential and/or public pool market segment.
A bachelor’s degree; technical knowledge is ideal.
Five or more years senior business and/or nonprofit management experience with membership and sponsorship success
Strong written and oral communication and leadership skills
Strong organizational abilities including planning, delegating, program development, business planning, budgeting, and task facilitation
Ability to interface and engage diverse staff, volunteers and donor groups
About the California Pool & Spa Association / The Pool, Spa & Aquatics Alliance (The Alliance)
The California Pool and Spa Association (CPSA) / The Pool Spa & Aquatics Alliance protects your business because we know you help families have happier and healthier lives. Everything we do helps businesses that design, build, service and supply pool and spas be better, more sustainable and profitable. We make a difference by preventing unreasonable laws and codes. We serve as the statewide public advocate working on behalf of industry interests before federal, state and local regulatory agencies. The Alliance works with all segments of the pool and spa industry and partners with other organizations. The Alliance promotes the highest standards of professional conduct in pool construction, service, and repair and seeks to promote the products and services of its members.
About the National Swimming Pool Foundation:
We believe everything we do helps people live happier and healthier lives. Whether it’s encouraging more aquatic activity, making pools safer, or keeping pools open, we believe we can make a difference. To further this mission, in 2016 we combined forces with GENESIS, an educational leader for designers and builders of residential pools and spas. Together with GENESIS we offer products and programs that are technically sound, convenient, and beautifully designed. In 2012, we launched the Step Into Swim™ Campaign, a 10- year initiative to create one million more swimmers. Founded in 1965 as a 501(c)(3) non-profit and located in Colorado Springs, Colorado, NSPF proceeds go to fund education, research and to help create swimmers.
About CPSA /The Pool, Spa & Aquatics Alliance (The Alliance)
Since 1965, the National Swimming Pool Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, has focused on creating healthy pools and healthy bodies by attracting more people to safer aquatic environments. The Foundation’s mission is to encouraging healthier living through aquatic education and research. NPSF earns revenue almost exclusively from their world-class educational materials and then reinve...sts those proceeds to help mankind through new educational materials and grants to elevate our field. NSPF is the leading educator for industry, government, and academic professionals with an interest in pools, spas and aquatic facilities. Over 240,000 people have been trained with NSPF materials in over 44 countries. NSPF has materials in English, Spanish, French, Russian, and Ukranian. In addition, over 30 courses and 100 seminars from the World Aquatic Health Conference are available online. NSPF elevates the aquatics field with research and science. Since 2003, research grants have exceeded $3.7 million to help prevent recreational water illness, injuries, chemical exposure, suction entrapment, and drowning. In addition, NSPF has supported leading researchers who are exploring aquatic health benefits to help policy makers and leading thinkers understand the health benefits of aquatic immersion and activity. Grants have included a $1 million commitment to help establish the National Aquatics and Sports Medicine Institute (NASMI) at Washington State University (WSU). NSPF disseminates scientific advances through its educational products, the leading scientific conference and a scholarly journal. NSPF educational materials incorporate the latest scientific findings and exploit online technologies to make learning easier and more convenient. The World Aquatic Health™ Conference (WAHC™) brings together a world-wide network of leaders to spotlight today’s issues and tomorrow’s opportunities. WAHC seminars are posted online, allowing convenient world-wide access. NSPF has partnered with Human Kinetics to launch the International Journal of Aquatic Research and Education (IJARE), a respected source for research and educational information.This is a National organization and ED can be located anywhere in the United States.