Executive Director Of Arnova - Job Listing #7850
The Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action (ARNOVA) is the U.S.-based, national and international association that connects scholars, teachers, and practice leaders interested in research on nonprofit organizations, voluntary action, philanthropy and civil society. Founded in 1971 as the Association of Voluntary Action Scholars, ARNOVA is a neutral, open forum committed to strengthening the research about and helping shape better practice in these realms. We bring together both theoretical and applied interests, helping scholars gain insight into the day-to-day concerns of third-sector organizations, while providing nonprofit professionals with connections to research they can use to improve the work of their organizations and the quality of life for citizens and communities. Principal activities include an annual conference, publications, electronic discussions and special interest groups.
The Executive Director serves as chief executive officer of ARNOVA and is an ex-officio member of the Board of Directors, the Executive Committee and all other ARNOVA committees. In accordance with the long range plans and policies adopted by the Board of Directors, the Executive Director manages the association's activities, programs, and services, ensures financial sustainability through operational and fiscal management, and supervises its staff. Working with the Association's elected leaders, the Executive Director manages the association's activities, programs, and services, ensures financial sustainability through operational and fiscal management, communicates with members, and supervises its staff. The Executive Director takes the lead in implementing ARNOVA's efforts to build the field of nonprofit, philanthropic, voluntary action, and civil society studies, to engage new communities of researchers and practice leaders, to connect researchers with those who use research, and to expand membership.
Required: Master's degree from an accredited institution in related field, plus a minimum of 10 years in a management role in a non-profit service setting, particularly a membership association, with a demonstrated record of success. Additional education desirable, especially education or advanced knowledge of the fields of nonprofit, philanthropic, and civil society studies.
Excellent oral and written communications skills and excellent interpersonal skills essential. A high level of computer literacy to manage virtual communications ( such as E-mail, Skype, website management, survey software, E-mail distribution systems) and operational needs (Microsoft Office, content management).
A proven track record of strong fiscal management as well as development and fundraising success. Experience with marketing programs to enlarge participation in an organization's activities. Demonstrated ability to run conferences and to work with leadership, as well as, vendors, planners and association committees. Knowledge of event management and venue contract negotiations such as a major annual convention; publications management; associations and membership programs.
Ability to motivate and manage volunteers, particularly the ability to collaboratively work with and support a board of directors. Ability to supervise staff effectively through creating a team environment, providing effective delegation, and holding staff accountable to meet deadlines and produce desired outcomes.
Outstanding management and organizational skills with the ability to maintain a "big picture" strategic view the ability to work under tight deadlines with multiple stakeholders and with competing interests. Ability to translate policies into daily routine operations. Demonstrated analytic skills; the ability to identify challenges and opportunities facing the Association and to offer feasible solutions for addressing them. Ability to work independently and be self-directed/motivated. Self-assured, confident, and goal oriented. Excellent outreach and networking skills.
A commitment to the goals of the ARNOVA. Previous contact with the ARNOVA or its member institutions would be helpful but is not required.