Executive Director of Rocky Mountain Section of American Water Works Association
Rocky Mountain Section of American Water Works Association (RMSAWWA)
Location: Metro Denver, Colorado Area
Type: Full Time
Salary: The salary range for this posi
This position offers a competitive compensation commensurate with experience including 160 hours paid time off (PTO), 10 holidays, a 403(b) plan, and a monthly stipend for health insurance.
This position is the chief management leader for the Rocky Mountain Section of the AWWA (RMSAWWA); responsible for overseeing the administration, programs, and strategic growth of the organization.
The position reports to the Section Board of Trustees and under the general supervision of the Chair of RMSAWWA (or designee as provided by the RMSAWWA Chair), the Executive Director directs and oversees all functions of the organization.
Management and oversight of day-to-day operations of the Section, spokesperson for RMSAWWA, development of membership outreach and support, assist in development and execution of training and educational programs, contract negotiations, office administration, collaborate with Past Chair to revise and manage Section policies, budgeting, financial reporting, planning and marketing events, implementation of strategic plan, and management of communications. Other duties as assigned by the Section Board of Trustees and/or Chair.
Leadership and Management:
Responsible for communicating effectively with the Board of Trustees and providing, in a timely and accurate manner, information necessary for the Board to function properly, and to make informed decisions.
Provide day-to-day management of Section operations, administration, and functions.
Ability to adapt to changing board membership and Section Chair annually, while maintaining continuity and implement action plans, making decisions, and setting priorities.
Recruit and retain highly qualified staff as authorized by the Board of Trustees to meet Section objectives and other duties as assigned by the Board of Trustees.
Work collaboratively with Section Chair to plan board meetings.
Ensure regulatory and legal compliance to mitigate risk to the Section tax exempt status, purpose, or brand.
Organization Mission and Strategy:
Execute the Board’s adopted strategic plan, in collaboration with the Board of Trustees.
Oversee preparation and management of the Section’s budget.
Work collaboratively with Finance Committee to oversee all matters that pertain to the
financial health and management of the Section including, but not limited to, monthly financial statements, tax filings, financial review, investment management, and all necessary bookkeeping and record keeping activities.
Review, negotiate and sign all agreements and contracts entered into on behalf of the organization.
Work collaboratively with Association staff and volunteers to support member growth and member retention.
Assist committees and staff in organizing and promoting member engagement/outreach events to help ensure targeted attendance and participation.
Training and Education:
Oversee the execution of member forums, training programs, and conferences, including awarding of professional education credits.
Oversee the development of new program offerings to meet the changing needs of members.
Act as primary spokesperson for all media, public engagements, and stakeholder settings.
Work with staff and volunteers to create and implement Section communication strategies.
Serve as Managing Editor of the Section website and Section newsletter.
Participate and attend local and national nonprofit and association management, and leadership seminars, conferences, and webinars.
A Bachelor’s degree required, preferably in nonprofit administration or related field. Master’s degree, a nonprofit professional certification, and water industry knowledge is preferred.
Five or more years senior nonprofit association management experience with emphasis on members and volunteers preferred.
Three years of experience in planning events, meetings, and fundraising.
Past success working with a Board of Directors with the ability to cultivate board member relationships.
High level strategic thinking and planning. Ability to convey the vision of RMSAWWA’s strategic plan to staff, committees, volunteers, members, and business partners.
Experience with budget management and financial planning.
Excellent communicator. Strong public speaking Strong written and oral communication skills, including written, presentation, verbal, and listening.
Professionalism and confidence to work with and gain the credibility and respect of board, staff, and volunteer committee members.
Self-directed, and flexible, with strong organizational abilities including planning, prioritizing, delegating, program development and task facilitation.
Demonstrated ability to oversee and collaborate with staff, board members and section members.
Must have a driver’s license valid in Colorado with good driving record or ability to obtain within six months.
About Rocky Mountain Section of American Water Works Association (RMSAWWA)
The Rocky Mountain Section of the American Water Works Association (RMSAWWA) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit scientific and educational membership association dedicated to managing and treating water. The RMSAWWA is one of forty-three Sections (chapters), and the fifth largest section in the country, of the American Water Works Association (AWWA). AWWA has approximately 50,000 members throughout North America and the world. Its mission is to provide solutions for the Rocky Mountain region to effectively manage water, the world’s most important resource. The RMSAWWA provides training, education, networking, and opportunities for members to get involved at the local level. Membership consists of 2,091 individual members, over 200-member utilities and 40 service providers located in Colorado, New Mexico, and Wyoming.