We are seeking a full-time Association Executive to provide operational and strategic leadership for a portfolio of associations. This is a highly visible role which demands extensive customer service skills, a high level of professionalism, and ability to interface with association leadership regarding the conditions and operations of the organization. You will provide leadership, counsel, and direction to association Board members, volunteers, and staff and oversee the operations of each association.
Success in this position requires a positive, results-oriented account manager with excellent follow-through and attention to detail; the ability to identify and manage resources required to provide client services; impeccable nonprofit leadership and governance skills; strong and persuasive communication skills; the ability to lead a customer-focused staff team; solid technology skills; and a flexible, entrepreneurial orientation. The ideal candidate must thrive in a challenging and fast-paced environment where prioritizing and multi-tasking are the norm.
In this position you will be responsible for:
Providing inspired, strategic guidance and counsel to client Boards of Directors
Working with staff, Board of Directors, and members to carry out association strategic plans and align all association activities with strategic plans
Managing association programs and services, developing new initiatives, and improving current offerings to meet the needs of members
Facilitating efficient communication and effective service among and between volunteer leaders, committees, and members
Strategic business planning to ensure long-term growth and sustainability of each organization
Ensuring that each organization makes measurable progress against goals
Keeping leadership fully informed on the conditions and operations of each association
Attending meetings of the Board of Directors and Executive Committees; taking meeting minutes
Ensuring that governance documents are current and adhered to (i.e., Bylaws, Policies & Procedures, Conflict of Interest, Records Retention)
Developing annual budgets; reviewing monthly financials and annual tax returns
Reviewing and negotiating vendor contracts
Providing oversight, direction, and production of conferences, events, publications, marketing, and communications
Identifies the need for additional staffing and recommends resources required to provide services outlined in the client agreement; actively participates in the recruitment and onboarding of new team members
Serving as liaison with national association headquarters, lobbyists, and/or component societies
Leading and mentoring a team of administrative, marketing, and event staff
You are qualified for this position if you can demonstrate that you have:
At least five years' experience as an association executive, account executive, or senior level management role in a nonprofit organization
Account management experience required with a successful track record in professional development, financial management, building internal consensus, and supporting external programs
Innovative and resourceful; actively seeks opportunities to take a leadership role in improving association programs, events, policies, and procedures
Exceptional client service skills and enjoy working with the public
Superior attention to detail; first-class organizational skills
High energy, positive, professional attitude; take pride in work product
Ability to produce error-free written content quickly, accurately, and on tight deadlines
Strong computer skills to include: Microsoft Office and experience using AMS or CRM platforms preferred
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Strong time management skills and ability to manage concurrent tasks efficiently
Great team leader with proven ability to inspire staff productivity, set clear expectations, and willing to roll up your sleeves and pitch in to help your colleagues when needed
Additional Salary Information: Salary DOE with benefits to include 401k employer contribution, 10 paid holidays, wellness time, health insurance paid at 80%, annual educational stipend and membership in ASAE, WSAE, and AMC Institute.
About SBI Association Management
As the leading AMC in the Pacific Northwest, SBI Association Management is known for providing innovative technology solutions, marketing, event management, and financial and executive services to manage and grow member-based professional societies and associations. SBI provides strategic counsel and manages the day-to-day of its client organizations so their members can thrive. Learn more at www.sbims.com.
SBI is located in the Northgate area of Seattle and was named as one of the 2012 finalists for Washington's Best Workplaces by the Puget Sound Business Journal. We have a hardworking, dedicated team who will participate in the hiring process. All finalists may be asked to take an assessment evaluation and will receive a background check.