The Alliance of Crop, Soil, and Environmental Science Societies (ACSESS; www.myacsess.org) is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization providing management and administrative support services to its founding members: the American Society of Agronomy (ASA), Crop Science Society of America (CSSA), and Soil Science Society of America (SSSA). The headquarters office for these international Societies is based in Madison, Wisconsin with a smaller office of 3 staff in Washington, DC. Staff size is ~50 and annual collective budgets are $13M.
The Chief Executive Officer is responsible for the administration and coordination of the Societies’ affairs, implementation of decisions directed to headquarters, administration of office operations, management of staff and promoting partnerships.
The Board of Directors seeks an individual with exceptional executive presence, leadership skills, and results-orientation to provide efficient management and administrative support services to the Societies. S/he will be a strategic thinker, persuasive communicator, and effective manager with a demonstrated passion for empowering diverse scientists, educators, and practitioners who are sustainably improving the world and human condition through the crop, soil, environmental, and agronomic sciences.
Candidates should have most or all the following experiences, skills, and personal characteristics:
Minimum of ten years of experience in the hands-on management and oversight of a nonprofit, business, government agency, or academic department. Ability to successfully manage budgets and lead fiscal management activities.
Proven track record of membership recruitment and fundraising with a commitment to diversity.
Relevant experience in event planning and program development.
A strategic thinker who understands the importance of a clear vision and focused mission with measurable outcomes. Demonstrated ability to break down broad goals into achievable milestones with associated action plans and deliverables, to anticipate and solve problems, and to take advantage of opportunities.
Excellent communication skills to serve as an effective spokesperson for the Societies and to work with the societies’ leaders. Experienced in making persuasive presentations to diverse internal and external audiences.
More information on the CEO role, its responsibilities, and the desired candidate profile may be found at www.krsearch.com/ACSESS. For confidential consideration as a candidate or to suggest a prospective candidate, please contact Elizabeth Olsen or David Turner with Kincannon & Reed Global Executive Search at ACSESS-CEO@KRsearch.net.
About The Alliance of Crop, Soil, and Environmental Science Societies
The Alliance of Crop, Soil, and Environmental Science Societies (ACSESS) is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization providing management and administrative support services to its founding members: the American Society of Agronomy (ASA), Crop Science Society of America (CSSA), and Soil Science Society of America (SSSA). The headquarters office for these international Societies is based in Madison, Wisconsin.
The American Society of Agronomy was established in 1907 with the primary goal of enhancing conservation and promoting the wise use of natural resources for the production of food, feed, and fiber crops, while maintaining or improving the environment.
Learn more about ASA at: www.agronomy.org
The Soil Science Society of America was established in 1936 to increase awareness, outreach and education about soil science. Its members also focus on other interests and aspects of soil, including physics, chemistry, microbiology, fertility, morphology, classification, and mineralogy.
Learn more about SSSA at: www.soils.org
The Crop Science Society of America was established in 1955. Members are dedicated to the promotion of public welfare though the advancement of res...earch, extension, and teaching of the crop sciences, along with improvement, culture, management, and utilization of field crops.
Learn more about CSSA at: www.crops.org
The ACSESS organization's three Science Societies represent more than 12,000 individual members around the world. Thirty-three companies and businesses are part of the Corporate Membership program, and more than 90 cooperating societies are linked to ASA, CSSA, and SSSA for collaborating partnerships in the agronomy, crops, and soils science fields.