CONFIDENTIAL POSITION SPECIFICATION
Position: Executive Director
Organization: National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE)
Location: Alexandria, Virginia
Reporting Relationship: The Executive Director is accountable to the National Executive Board and reports to the Chairperson
The National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE), with more than 29,900 members, is one of the largest student-governed organizations in the country. Founded in 1975, NSBE now includes more than 394 College, Pre-College, and NSBE Professional chapters in the United States and abroad. NSBE’s mission is "to increase the number of culturally responsible black engineers who excel academically, succeed professionally and positively impact the community.”
NSBE is a 501(C)(3) non-profit association that is owned and managed by its members. The organization is dedicated to the academic and professional success of African-American engineering students and professionals. NSBE offers its members leadership training, professional development, mentoring opportunities, career placement services and more. NSBE is comprised of 242 collegiate, 70 professional and 82 pre-college active chapters nationwide and overseas. These chapters are geographically divided into six regions. NSBE is governed by an executive board of college students and engineering professionals and is operated by a professional staff in our World Headquarters located in Alexandria, VA. NSBE has accomplished more for Black engineering students than any other organization in the world. The same light that flows from the NSBE torch to students and professionals in the United States is also relevant for NSBE students in Africa, Europe, South America, Asia, Canada, Australia and the Caribbean. It is the goal of the Society to replicate its mission and vision in countries around the world, creating a global network of Black engineers, scientists and technologists.
The Executive Director reports to the National Chairperson and oversees the operations of the NSBE World Headquarters (WHQ). S/he ensures a compelling value proposition, fostering member engagement and growth, and executing the strategic direction as approved by the Board. The Executive Director is charged with maintaining the integrity of the NSBE mission and goals as a student-managed organization.
Specifically, the Executive Director is responsible for the following:
Maintains regular and open communication with the Chairperson and National Executive Board (NEB). Builds and ensures strong relationships with the Board of Corporate Affiliates (BCA), National Advisory Board (NAB), and the Professional Executive Board (PEB). Provides the strategic leadership necessary to garner full engagement of all board members. Provides information and counsel to the board and actively manages staff regarding programs and other key initiatives. Serves as one of the organization’s liaison to senior level officials from the BCA, public and private sectors. Provides continuity and transitional support for officers, advisors, and supporters.
Strategic Direction and Assessment
Assists the National Chair and National Executive Board in the development and execution of NSBE’s strategic plan. Facilitates the development and successful implementation of the organization’s value proposition and operating plans. Evaluates and reports quarterly on WHQ services to assess their value, their success measure and their cost/benefits in order to more effectively achieve the goals of the organization.
Operations and Financial Management
Serves as the administration leader, by managing the day-to-day operations of NSBE WHQ. Manages a highly effective and efficient organization as measured by achievement of priority goals, membership satisfaction and growth, revenue generation to support priorities, and quality programs and initiatives. Develops and effectively manages a board approved annual World Headquarters Staff budget that is aligned to the strategic goals of NSBE. Ensures a balanced World Headquarters budget annually. Prepares a Year End Report on the organization's finances and activities. Maintains all records, reports and legal documents.
Attracts, develops, and retains a strong staff; develops future leaders for WHQ. Manages department heads including: Accounting, Membership, Programs, Publications, Summer Engineering Experience for Kids (SEEK), Corporate Relations, and Information Systems and indirectly all other staff members. Manages the Meeting Planning Team. Establishes and refreshes as appropriate, WHQ policies and procedures. Engages in succession planning for all Director level staff. Responsible for maintaining an effective system for staff personal development and evaluation.
Membership and Events
Supports the development and executes a board approved strategy to strengthen the recruitment and retention of members. Ensures member statistics and data are accurately captured and monitored. Maximizes engagement of members through events and member programs. Builds and maintains relationships with various constituents and continuously demonstrates NSBE’s strong value proposition. Exhibits a strong understanding of the engineering field and the opportunities, pressures, constraints, and demands that the members face. Assists and facilitates meeting planning activities for conventions, conferences and meetings.
Serves as a visionary and alliance builder to ensure a vibrant and member centered organization. Works closely with a wide range of constituencies across the country and globe, in the academic, public and private sectors, to build support consistent with the organization’s overall mission and priorities. Leverages board members to represent NSBE, and also serves as a spokesperson and representative of NSBE in front of various audiences. Coordinates public relations activities related to promoting NSBE. Ensures the organization’s mission, programs and brand is consistently presented in a strong, positive image to all stakeholders.
Revenue Generation & Fundraising
Serves as one of the organization’s chief fundraiser to support NSBE programs and activities by forging relationships with key corporate partners, foundations, and individuals. Develops and presents strategies of new lines of non-dues revenue, and with board approval, implements these strategies to grow and diversify revenue.
YEAR ONE CRITICAL SUCCESS FACTORS
The successful candidate will bring passion for NSBE’s mission and will provide strong, strategic and collaborative leadership to advance the organization. S/he must have a record of increasing responsibility and demonstrated professional success in the leadership and management of a wide range of complex business operations. Required qualifications include:
Understanding the Business
Making Complex Decisions
Creating the New and Different
Keeping on Point
Being Organizationally Savvy
Managing Diverse Relationships
Advanced degree (preferred), bachelors degree (required). A degree in engineering, mathematics, or the applied sciences preferred but not required.
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