Job Opportunity – Executive Director
Sigma Lambda Beta International Fraternity is seeking an innovative association manager to serve as Executive Director (ED). The ED is the chief staff officer of Sigma Lambda Beta and reports to the Executive Board of Directors (EBOD).
The Executive Director is responsible for the advancing of the organization’s mission through strategic objectives, daily management of financial operations, program development, and supervision of staff/volunteers. The Executive Director must be committed to the mission of Sigma Lambda Beta International Fraternity and possess the ability and leadership to create and maintain an organizational work environment that fosters collaboration, productivity, and a high level of member services.
Position Title: Executive Director
Organization Background: Sigma Lambda Beta International Fraternity is a historically Latino-based social fraternity that was founded in 1986 at the University of Iowa based on cultural understanding and wisdom. Most noteworthy is that 16 of the 18 founders were of Hispanic-Latino origin/descent.
We believe in the ideals of fairness, opportunity, and equality of all men without regard to their race, culture, sexual orientation and ethnic background. Our biggest goal is to see that all of society can realize the importance of these three ideals. In order to achieve this goal, members strive to model these behaviors and present ourselves in a gentlemanly and educated fashion.
Mission: To nurture and further a dynamic values-based environment which utilizes our historically Latino-based fraternity as a catalyst to better serve the needs and wants of all people.
Anticipated Start Date: June 1, 2017
Responsibility Relationship: Chairman of the Executive Board of Directors
Lead the Staff and Manage the Organization
Hire, manage, discipline, and terminate staff
Provide training and professional development opportunities to staff members
Establish all office procedures, equipment, and space needs
Develop and maintain critical relationships with the membership and foster cooperation among fraternity personnel, both volunteer and staff
Exercise Responsible Legal and Financial Stewardship
Prepare the annual budget for approval by the Executive Board of Directors driven by strategic objectives
Prepare financial reports for review by the Executive Board of Directors
Retain all appropriate legal and historical fraternal records
Oversee vendor selection for outsourced goods and service
Participate in Fundraising
Serve as an ex-officio member of the Sigma Lambda Beta Educational Foundation Board
Support the Executive Board of Directors on any Capital Campaigns that the board might pursue.
Follow the Highest Ethical Standards, Ensure Accountability, and Comply with the Law
Work closely with the Fraternity’s accounting firm to comply with all IRS requirements
Work closely with the Fraternity’s general counsel to comply with all federal, state, and local requirements
Ensure all proper corporation, tax, and legal paperwork has been filed
Enforce policies and procedures of the fraternity
Serve as the legal agent of the fraternity regarding all contracts, agreements, and banking records
Responsible for all financial transactions within the guidelines of the fraternity
Prepare grant requests
Negotiate and execute all contracts
Engage the Board in Planning and Lead Strategic Plan Implementation
Aid in the facilitation of the strategic planning process
Create annual operating plan based on strategic objectives
Aid in the development of organizational policies with the Executive Board of Directors
Build External Relationships and Serve as an Advocate
Represent the fraternity in the fraternal industry and with outside agencies
Maintain relationships with external partners
Ensure the Quality and Effectiveness of Programs
Oversee the development of necessary educational programs and resources that meet the needs of the membership and are consistent with the fraternity’s mission and strategic objectives
Oversee collegiate chapter and alumni member services
Organize, execute, and evaluate meetings of the fraternity; including but not limited to;
Annual National Membership Meetings
Executive Board of Director Meetings
Volunteer Leadership Meetings
Standing Committee Meetings
Regional Director Caucus
Support the Board
Provide resources for board development and training to increase knowledge of trends and best practices in the fraternal and nonprofit market
Plan, in collaboration with the Chair, Executive Board of Directors meetings by assisting with the agenda creation, meeting logistics, recording of meeting minutes, and other duties related to hosting effective meetings
Attend all meetings of the Executive Board of Directors, and Convention, without vote, and record the minutes
Minimum of five years of related professional experience
Excellent oral, written, and non-verbal communication skills
Previous experience administering a budget where revenue, profits and losses need to be projected and tracked.
Highly motivated and able to motivate others
Stamina and flexibility as consecutive days of travel are likely
Possess a valid United States driver license
Three years’ experience with direct supervision
Experience working with Risk Management Policy
Master’s Degree in business administration, non-profit management, education, leadership, or related advanced degree
Proven experience achieving organizational goals and outcomes
Certified Association Executive
Membership in a social Greek-letter organization, Sigma Lambda Beta preferred
Ability to travel independently, without restriction
Ability to lift 50 pounds
Ability to manage a virtual team
Experience with membership databases (CRM)
Experience managing office relocation logistics
Compensation: Compensation is commensurate with professional experience and includes a competitive benefits package.
Application Process: Submit resume, letter of interest, and contact information for three professional references to the Executive Director Search Committee via email to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than February 28, 2017.