Meeting Planning and Facilitation
- Gathers input and plans – in collaboration with Executive committee – ten annual board meetings, three general membership meetings, annual retreat, and annual membership meeting
- Participates in monthly executive committee conference call
- Ensures active committees are making progress towards annual goals
Management and Supervision
- Serves on the executive committee at the pleasure of the board of directors
- Supervises staff and participates in formal supervisory meetings; provides ongoing additional supervisory support as needed via phone, email, etc.
- Creates professional services agreements for contract positions and ensures that all deliverables are met within timeline
- Guides and oversees work of independent contractors (e.g., street fair manager, graphic designer, photographer, web designer, mail/poster distributors)
- Oversees grant writing process, implements programs and activities as outlined in grant work plans, evaluates efforts per grant requirements, completes grant reports, and serves as primary contact to grantors
- Builds and maintains relationships with sponsors and secures event sponsorships
- Pursues fee-for-service opportunities such as advertising and consulting
- Oversees creation of an annual member benefit package and related communications
- Supports Vice President and the membership committee to implement the annual membership campaign and ensures that annual membership goals are met
- Creates annual operating budget in collaboration with Treasurer and committee chairs; makes mid-year adjustments as necessary
- Authorized signer on all accounts
- Reviews annual insurance policy, recommends changes as needed; updates board and members on any changes/additions to coverage
- Recommends, and at the direction of the Board, implements any policies and/or guidelines to mitigate risk to the organization and increase organizational sustainability and longevity
- Assesses legal needs and brings to the attention of the board any areas potentially requiring legal help
- Ensures contracts are signed and contract “fine print” is in line with organizational mission, conflict of interest policies and risk management guidelines
- Oversees strategic planning, goal-setting, and evaluation to ensure growth, increased efficiency, and sustainability of the organization
- Recommends policies, guidelines, methods, systems, tools, etc. that can improve or streamline organizational operations
- Serves as point-of-contact to Venture Portland; coordinates participation in Venture Portland events and educational opportunities with the goal of building the capacity of the board of directors
Marketing, Advertising, and Communications
- Speaks to the media as an authorized spokesperson for the organization
- Chairs the Communication Committee and provides oversight for planning and executing an annual communications plan including marketing, advertising, website, social media, and other communications both internal and external to the organization
- Serves as a public face of the organization; interacts with and seeks input from member businesses; communicates METBA goals, plans, and accomplishments to members and the general public using a variety of communication methods
Community Relations and Advocacy
- Serves as a main point-of-contact to neighborhood groups, members, business and property owners, city council members, grant-makers, and other partners
- Manages incoming inquiries via mail, email, etc.
Event and Project Management
- Ensures that special events such as street fair, First Friday, Frosty Fest, mixers, etc. are properly chaired and staffed (volunteer or paid)
- Oversees board discussions to plan, implement, and evaluate special events and projects; ensures that future events/projects up for discussion are properly vetted to ensure that they are in-line with organizational vision, mission, and goals
- Bachelor degree in business administration, non-profit management, or similar
- Minimum of three years of non-profit management experience (references required)
- Knowledge of small business operations
- Knowledge of strategies, practices, and theories useful for small business and community development
- Non-profit fundraising experience
- Minimum of 3 years business association board experience preferably in an executive roll (references required)
- Minimum 2 years work experience planning major events or as a project manager
- Minimum 2 years grant writing experience
- Effective communication skills
- Ability to work with a team
- A passion for reaching goals and strategizing growth.
- The ability to see the big picture and address the daily/weekly details effectively and efficiently
This position is 10-12hrs/week.
Compensation: $5,000 for 6-month contract (extension possible; contingent on performance of the director and the association).
1-2 monthly meetings with board members required.
Please send a cover letter (including details of your fundraising and community development experience) and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please specify “Executive Director” in the subject line. Job posting deadline is 5pm, February 2, 2018