American Council of Engineering Companies of Pennsylvania
Type: Full Time (Remote & In Office)
4 Year Degree
The ACEC/PA, based in the Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, area, is seeking a highly qualified and motivated Executive Director to serve as the day-to-day leader of the organization. The successful candidate will report directly to the Board of Directors (Executive Committee) and will be responsible for the effective conduct of the affairs of the organization.
The ideal candidate will have a B.A. or B.S., preferably in association management or a related field, with a minimum of 10 years of experience and proven administrative and management skills paired with a background in governmental relations and public policy. This position requires legislative, governmental, and client advocacy and the ability to navigate bureaucracies to achieve goals. Experience to include strong oral and written communication, negotiation, organization, delegation, and time management skills; working with detailed financial management tools; ability to guide, manage, and empower staff; and proficiency in information technology systems such as Microsoft Office and related computer software programs. Experience must include nonprofit/membership association management, working knowledge of the legislative process, advocacy, and/or direct involvement in the operation of state government. Understanding of the public infrastructure industry and transportation engineering consulting business environment is preferred.
Travel will be required for this position, both in state and out of state. It is estimated at 2-5 days/month.
Specific Areas of Responsibility: Priority 1: Advocacy/Brand Development | Promote ACEC/PA • Develop and maintain strong relationships with our government and public service clients to enhance the image of ACEC/PA and the attainment of its objectives of improving the business environment of engineering firms. • Maintain appropriate relationships with other associations, industry partners, and vendors and identify and develop new beneficial partnership opportunities. • Maintain an effective government affairs program to represent the interests of ACEC/PA membership to the Pennsylvania Legislature and government agencies as appropriate. • Serve as enduring spokesperson for ACEC/PA in conjunction with the current President and other Board members. • Be a proactive thought leader and continuously work to elevate the stature of ACEC/PA’s position in our industry. • Promote and support diversity, equity, equality, and inclusion. • Represent ACEC/PA in conjunction with ACEC National matters, as well as NAECE (National Association of Engineering Council Executives) peers in other states. • Maintain effective internal and external public relations including effective use and maintenance of ACEC/PA’s website. • Work with member firm volunteers and promote both the federal and local PAC’s contributions and engagement.
Priority 2: Membership | Manage and grow membership • Ensure that membership in ACEC/PA provides value to every ACEC/PA member. • Maintain, balance, and prioritize the varying interests among member firms in alignment with ACEC/PA’s mission. • Maintain regular contact with ACEC/PA Officers, Executive Committee, and its committees on policy matters, initiatives, and other issues as appropriate. • Maintain personal contact with ACEC National, other ACEC Member Organizations, and the general membership to the greatest degree possible. • Develop and supervise an effective program of membership development and membership services. • Organize and conduct meetings or conferences to include programs, exhibits, and other events consistent with the objectives of ACEC/PA’s current strategic plan that advance the professional, technical, and managerial skills of the membership. • Conduct research necessary for ACEC/PA members and informs the Board, Association Officers, and membership as appropriate.
Priority 3: Operations | Responsible for daily operations of ACEC/PA • Ensure that the strategic plan, goals, and objectives adopted by the Board are implemented and provide regular monitoring and reporting to the Board to measure progress on goals and objectives. • Ensure the fiscal integrity and sound financial management of ACEC/PA and its Political Action Committees (PACs) and oversee the development and management of appropriate budgetary and financial controls and procedures, including the annual financial review, with the assistance of the Finance Manager, Treasurer, and Finance Committee. • Supervise all payroll functions and membership dues billing, sign checks for payment of appropriate invoices, and ensure all requisite tax returns are timely filed. • Drive completion of action items agreed upon during business. • Ensure the legal integrity of ACEC/PA. • Manage the documents and data owned by ACEC/PA. • Coordinate all meetings of the Executive Committee and the Officers of ACEC/PA. • Provide periodic reports to the Executive Committee or Board, along with recommendations. • Assist committees of the Board and ACEC/PA Officers. • Follow best practices to hire, supervise, discipline, and manage all staff within the adopted budget, guidelines, and policies of ACEC/PA while fostering a workplace environment that focuses on outstanding performance and promoting teamwork, flexibility, positive employee relations, and high morale. • Manage Association staff, consisting of Director of Member Engagement/Meeting Planner and Finance Manager/Office Administrator, as well as vendors and consultants under contract with ACEC/PA.
About American Council of Engineering Companies of Pennsylvania
ACEC/PA (American Council of Engineering Companies - Pennsylvania) is a not-for-profit business association focused on the business aspects of engineering and is dedicated to strengthening the engineering consulting business environment and our member firms. ACEC/PA is affiliated with the Washington, D.C.-based nationwide ACEC, a federation of 52 state and regional councils representing more than 600,000 engineers, architects, land surveyors, and other specialists. ACEC and its member firms design more than $100 billion per year in capital projects and advocates for legislation promoting the business of engineering member firms with annual PAC contributions more than $1 million.