The Chief Executive Officer (“CEO”) is responsible for affirming the value of the profession as a whole and demonstrating the mission and vision of IAAP to external partners and companies. The CEO reports to the IAAP Board of Directors and leads the staff of IAAP headquarters to fulfill the Board’s strategy and goals. The CEO is responsible for the entire organization in administering approved programs and operating within an approved budget.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Vision and Strategic Analysis
Monitor and evaluate trends in Association Management and the administrative profession and provide the Board with recommendations which ensures IAAP remains relevant.
Facilitate ongoing evaluation of existing programs in collaboration with board and staff to ensure alignment with IAAP’s strategic plan.
Generate ideas to stretch and challenge the boundaries of the status quo.
Lead the board and staff in formulating/initiating strategic plans and initiatives.
External Relations and Strategic Alliance
Develop key relationships with organizations of similar focus with advancement of the administrative profession as a guiding principal.
Create relationships with companies/organizations to develop partnership opportunities and awareness of IAAP.
Explore and pursue opportunities to deliver presentations on IAAP and the administrative profession on a regular basis.
Create relationships with executives at corporations to spread awareness of IAAP and the value of the administrative profession as a whole.
Provide guidance and counsel to the board on all governance matters.
Monitor and evaluate trends in modern nonprofit governance models and provide the board with relevant recommendations to ensure IAAP’s governance model remains relevant and poised to address the needs of the administrative profession efficiently and effectively.
Administrative, Financial and Legal Assurance
Maintains primary oversight of administrative functions of headquarters office including staffing, building infrastructure and equipment.
Collaborates with Treasurer and Chief Operating Officer (COO) to develop the annual budget along with effective budgetary procedures and controls. The COO is responsible for execution of the budget with the CEO retaining primary responsibility for outcomes and oversight of.
Oversees primary contractual obligations on behalf of IAAP.
Serves as primary interface with IAAP’s attorney to provide relevant facts and information in order to collaborate and reach sound recommendations related to legal matters for IAAP.
Maintains ongoing relationship with IAAP’s external Human Resource consulting company, HR Fuzion.
Responsible for supervision over COO and Executive Admin.
Leads in collaboration with the COO and maintains oversight for staff policies, hiring/firing and salary administration.
Promotes staff development and morale through encouragement of training and career enhancement/transitions.
Bachelor’s Degree required with Master’s Degree preferred.
Ten years of progressive management experience or five years minimum experience at Executive Director or CEO level.
Experience with an Association and working with volunteer committees and groups preferred.
Develops well-informed initiatives that are sensitive to the various needs of multiple stakeholders and partners, reflects the strategic direction of the Association to position it for success.
Establishes clear, meaningful, challenging, and attainable team goals and expectations that are aligned with those of the organization.
This key leadership position requires excellent management capabilities, ability to lead by example, and commitment to champion and support management initiatives.
Embraces change, innovation and continuous improvement concepts and influences others to do the same.
Anticipates problems; sees how a problem and its solution will affect others; gathers information before making decisions; weighs alternatives against objectives and arrives at reasonable decisions; adapts well to changing priorities, works to eliminate all processes which do not add value; is willing to take action, even under pressure, criticism or tight deadlines; takes informed risks; recognizes and accurately evaluates the signs of a problem; analyzes current procedures for possible improvements; creates novel solutions to problems; evaluates new technology as potential solutions to existing initiatives and programs.
Ability to partner with others and quickly form strong relationships.
Appreciates diversity in all areas, especially ages and experience levels, with a sincere desire to help others reach their potential; respect for the administrative profession.
Communicates by action and word to staff ensuring understanding and commitment to Association initiatives and objectives.
Guides and trains staff and recognizes the strengths and weaknesses of all team members and develops staff accordingly.
Empowers team members to act independently as appropriate and as situations demand.
ACCOUNTABILITIES AND MEASURES
Has ultimate responsibility for IAAP’s growth and delivering on budget objectives.
Accountable for the Associations’ continued viability.
Requires at least 50% travel.
Must be able to maintain composure in highly stressful or adverse situations.
Must be able to hear and speak effectively in-person and before large groups.
Requires key-boarding capabilities to use computer.
Typically, in a normal office environment but travel requirements result in other work settings at customer meeting sites, event venues and board meetings.
Must be able to concentrate/focus with constant interruptions.
Evening and weekend work as required to achieve objectives.
Visual acuity in order to read and develop written materials.
Prolonged periods of sitting and using the computer or while traveling.
May be required to lift or move up to 20 pounds.
Requires standing and walking for long periods of time at events.
IAAP is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer
HR Fuzion will be handling the recruitment process for this position on behalf of IAAP. To be considered for this exciting opportunity please forwards your resume and salary requirements to: Careers@HRFuzion.com and include the job code: CEO IAAP and your last name in the subject line. We are NOT accepting resumes or inquiries from recruiters or recruiting agencies at this time.
IAAP (International Association of Administrative Professionals) is a professional association for administrative professionals. IAAP strives to ensure individuals working in office and administrative professions have the opportunity to connect, learn, lead, and excel. IAAP is dedicated to helping office and administrative professionals advance their career in a demanding and ever-changing busine...ss environment.
We have always focused on preparing our members for what matters now and what's ahead. Our purpose is to enhance the value that office and administrative professionals bring to the table and advocate for the profession as it evolves to encompass the role of not just business partners but also leaders. From specialized online and offline training programs, to valuable networking and industry leading events, we provide the knowledge, skills, and insights that build toward job advancement, success, and recognition.