ARMA International is seeking a talented, resourceful, creative, and energetic self-motivated executive to lead the global operations of the association. Accountable to the Board of Directors and reporting to the president of the board, the successful candidate will be responsible for enabling staff, engaging the board, building relationships with business partners, and executing both tactical and strategic initiatives, at the direction of the board and in support of the membership, to build a sustainable association.
Key Short-term Responsibilities:
Assess the financial, operational, and market position of the association in relation to established business objectives, and provide a summary report of findings and recommendations to the board
Successfully engage with all levels of staff, establishing rapport, trust, and a shared sense of excitement about the future direction of the association
Develop and implement both short-term and long-term membership development plans that will reverse the association’s recent loss of members while providing the best possible ARMA membership experience
Develop competence and confidence around core messages, audiences, objectives, and major products and operations of the association to ensure successful external engagement with members, the public, analysts, and the media
Manages finances of the organization, including the development and implementation of the annual budget and oversight of all accounting functions, revenues, and expenses
Directs overall operation of the organization, including reviewing and evaluating the success of market and program activities and allocating resources for maximum effectiveness
Oversees the hiring, training, workflow, retention, performance appraisals, and professional development of leadership team and staff
Actively leads the association and engages board leadership and members on organizational strategy and vision and the tactical execution of the association’s strategic plan and expected deliverables
Directs all activities associated with the Board of Directors meetings, including staffing support, meeting schedules and materials, locations, and development of agenda
Builds strong and respected relationships within a variety of stakeholder groups, including members, the public, peer associations, strategic partners/vendors, and the media
Develops tactical operational measures to ensure the strategic objectives established in concert with the board are being met within time, scope, and budget constraints, and that key stakeholder expectations of the association are anticipated and addressed
Provides transparency on all operational matters and clearly communicates actions and outcomes to the board and other stakeholders, as determined appropriate
Acts in the best interest of the association through strategic decision-making, while ensuring timely and continuous development of educational materials, standards, best practices, etc., to meet the needs of the membership
Ensures necessary support is provided to local chapter and regional association affiliates on a timely basis
Cultivates, encourages, and promotes active volunteerism within the regional, local chapter, and individual member structure
Along with the board, board treasurer, and headquarters’ staff, facilitates comprehensive budget development and ongoing management; reports any irregularities in association finances in a timely and transparent manner to the board
Bachelor’s degree in business, management, nonprofit management, information management, public administration, or related field is required.
5 or more years of experience leading an organization (either corporate or non-profit association) and a team of more than 10
Demonstrated fiscal oversight and strategic vision development
Demonstrated ability to foster, nurture, and maintain strategic alliances and partnerships with allied organizations on a global basis
Solid knowledge of federal and local legislation applicable to voluntary sector organizations, including employment standards, occupational health and safety, charities, taxation, business insurance, etc.
Able to travel, as needed, on an ongoing basis
Relevant industry certification (i.e., IGP, CRM, etc.) or functional certification (i.e., CAE)
Subject matter expertise in information management/governance (strongly preferred)
Prior experience reporting to a board of directors
Application Information: Please submit a resume and a cover letter that details your interest in the position by December 5, 2019 to ARMAjobs@armaintl.org. References may be requested. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and none will be accepted past the deadline.
Compensation Information: Compensation commensurate with experience. ARMA offers an excellent benefits package, including 401(k), healthcare insurance, personal time off, and a virtual office, just to name a few. While the association’s address remains in Greater Kansas City and about 70% of our staff reside there, ARMA International operates in a completely virtual environment. Experience working in a virtual environment or working remotely is also preferred.
Non-discrimination: ARMA firmly supports the principle and philosophy of equal opportunity for all individuals, regardless of age, race, gender, creed, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other protected category pursuant to applicable federal, state, or local law.
Telecommuting is allowed.
About ARMA International
ARMA International is a community of professionals in the information management and information governance industry, providing educational resources and networking opportunities at home and around the world.