AH is a professional services firm that specializes in helping non-profit organizations achieve their mission, create value, and advance their causes, industries, and professions. We have four main divisions within AH — a full-service Association Management Company; a Marketing and Communications Agency (MarCom); a Meetings & Events Management Team; and a division that focuses on other custom solutions such as strategic planning, website builds, database integrations, accounting services, staff recruitment, credentialing management, public affairs and lobbying, and growing non-dues revenue.
Association Headquarters advances organizations to greatness. Our client partners achieve measurable success in 4 key areas: multi-dimensional growth, engaged and disciplined leadership, intelligent use of technology, and an unwavering commitment to mission.
To be the most innovative and trusted management partner to our client organizations.
To be considered for this position, the online application must be submitted, along with an updated resume. All applicable fields on the application are required, including full employment and salary history.
The Executive Director serves as the chief executive officer of the association under the direction of its officers and board leaders. The Executive Director is responsible for the effective conduct of the affairs of the association and assists the officers and the board leaders in the formulation of the association's mission, goals, and objectives. Infrequent consultation with the association President, the Executive Director plans, organizes, coordinates, and directs the staff, programs, and activities and is responsible for its fiscal management and staffing.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Assures that Association has proper governing and legal documents
Responsible for association operating in compliance with applicable laws and regulations (State and Federal laws, Articles and bylaws, etc.)
Follows AH’s published best practices with respect to articles of incorporation, annual incorporation filings, and Bylaw compliance)
Follows AH’s best practices in leading assigned organization to create a Strategic Plan and update it regularly
Oversee implementation of the Strategic Plan
Lead Board to maintain a strategic focus
Risk Management and Insurance Coverage
Ensures that assigned organization has appropriate coverage for all programs and performs a regular review to confirm that it is maintained.
Oversees proper filings related to copyrights and/or trademarks in order to properly protect assigned organization’s intellectual property
Governance and Leadership Development
Effectively lead Board and Committee structures that align with an organization’s strategic plan
Oversee creation and consistent delivery of Board orientations
Facilitate creation and documentation of an effective Leadership Development program in conjunction with Board so that a constant pipeline of emerging leaders is created and maintained
Create and maintain a nomination process that aligns with the strategic goals and focus of the organization
Identify skill gaps
Oversee proper voting process
Oversee a consistent Board self-assessment process
Execute and maintain required volunteer governance forms (anti-trust, confidentiality, conflict of interest, whistleblower, etc.)
Develop, present and manage the organization within an annual budget
Oversee effective financial reporting to the Board and relevant committees, proactively alert Board to any significant variances
Create and maintain an investment policy statement and all related reporting
Oversee an annual audit by an outside accounting firm
Conduct annual partnership survey and work with AH’s CERO and client partner Board to respond to any reported concerns
Review client contract with all team members on a regular basis
Follow all document retention policies
Follow all file structure policies
Oversee all events and conferences
Maintain an awareness of online educational options, virtual meeting options
Maintain an understanding of all market segments and stakeholders
Lead conversations with Volunteer leaders to document membership trends and perform the necessary analysis
Facilitate regular membership surveys to maintain an understanding of member experiences and identify opportunities for new products and/or services to add value to members
Create and maintain relevant privacy policies
Perform timely annual performance reviews, conduct an annual review of each team member’s job description
Proactively focus on succession planning for each role on the team
Maintain an organizational chart
Support professional development of each team member, identify relevant training programs or specialized skill development programs
Image, Brand Management
Create and maintain documented policies related to use of logo
Oversee adequate PR and Media training for Volunteer Leaders Maintain relevant style manuals and enforce usage so that brand awareness and consistency is achieved
Benefits include, but are not limited to:
Medical, Dental and Vision
Voluntary Life Insurance - Employee Paid
Paid holidays and Paid Time Off (PTO) accrual
Basic life insurance, short term and long term disability
Other Benefits of Working at AH:
Named Best Place to Work by Philadelphia Business Journal 6 Times – based on a survey conducted of our employees
Industry Leader – Most credentialed AMC, and the first AMC to be Customer Service Certified by the Customer Service Institute of America
On-site fitness center, open 24/7
Gym reimbursement program
Tuition reimbursement program
Training and Development opportunities
EDUCATION/ EXPERIENCE/REQUIRED PROFICIENCIES
Bachelor’s degree required or a minimum of ten years related industry experience; CAE preferred.
About Association Headquarters
AH is a professional services firm that specializes in helping non-profit organizations achieve their mission, create value, and advance their causes, industries and professions. We have four main divisions within AH - a full-service Association Management; a Marketing and Communications Agency (MarCom); a Meetings and Exhibits Management Team; and a division that focuses on other custom solutions such as strategic planning, website builds, database integrations, accounting services, staff recruitment, credentialing management, public affairs and lobbying, and growing non-dues revenue.