Position Responsibilities: Serve as chief staff officer for 34-year old national professional membership association with membership of 1550 teachers, administrators, and graduate students of theatre in universities and colleges. Budget of $550,000 and a reserve fund of $630,000. Individual works as independent contractor, hiring subcontractors to fulfill staff responsibilities as needed, and providing a headquarters office.
Manage 16 member Board of Directors, 11 standing committees, and 1 part-time independent contractor (Communications Manager). Includes planning and management of two yearly in-person meetings, webinar and conference calls as scheduled, and all hotel logistics related to these events. Provide staff assistance to committees as requested by Committee chairs. Collaborate with Focus Group Representatives (22) regarding the administration of these member special interest groups and with 22 Focus Group Planners in creating the conference program.
Assist in all functions related to Board of Directors, including, but not limited to: Nominating Committee assistance; Board development and training; strategic planning input; oversight of bylaws.
Publications: Oversee vendor relationship with university press that manages association’s two peer-reviewed journals.
Conference: Manage and oversee all aspects of annual conference, including pre-planning, hotel contract (s), onsite logistics and registration functions. The conference, held in late July or August, attracts 800-900 attendees, and features plenary sessions, receptions and 300+ program sessions. Applicant to work with meeting planning company to manage 2019 conference.
Finance: Responsible for all financial operations of the association, including: budgeting, audit, tax filings, bookkeeping services and financial books. Ensure compliance of nonprofit legal and financial requirements.
General: Provide for and maintain a national office presence, telephone and 800-line services, subcontracting as needed for completing the Scope of Work.