Job Summary: The Chapter Executive Director (CED) is responsible for implementing the Chapter’s mission and goals, directing the daily activities, and overall administration of Chapter operations. The CED must possess highly developed interpersonal communication and negotiation skills and a demonstrated capacity to build and maintain relationships with diverse communities, Chapter volunteers, organizations, government, media, and other interests. The CED is the face of the Chapter and always should promote the growth and inclusion of all current, new, and potential members.
Skills and Qualifications:
Self-starter with strong communication, administrative, motivational, problem-solving and interpersonal skills.
Work effectively with volunteers, committee and board members providing strategic direction for the organization.
Time-management, event planning, and organizational skills
Able to work under pressure and meet deadlines while implementing strategic initiatives and objectives.
Must be able to plan, travel to, attend and direct chapter events and board meetings in Suncoast area.
Physical ability to move moderately heavy boxes and materials.
Have a working knowledge of office technology, including application of computer programs; web-site development and HTML experience is highly desirable.
Experience in developing and maintaining a budget.
Candidates must write well, have an eye for editing, be able to communicate, delegate, coordinate and perform chapter work effectively.
It is preferred that candidates for this position have prior experience in fundraising, public speaking, public relations, membership relations, financial management and marketing.
Requirements for Consideration:
Candidates must have a bachelor’s degree or 6 years work experience in managing a non-profit; a Certified Association Executive (CAE) designation is preferred. A minimum of two years prior experience in a management position is required with a preference for prior experience in non-profit association or trade group management.