ACEC is seeking an experienced, dynamic association professional as the Director of Coalitions.
The Director of Coalitions provides strategic direction to promote engagement and effectiveness among ACEC Coalitions that represent unique practice areas and firm sizes within the engineering industry.
If you’re a strategic thinker with a proven track record of expanding member engagement and the development of programs, this is the role for you. ACEC is seeking a candidate who can oversee the management of 6 Coalitions, develop coalition education programs and networking events; grow publications and business resources, and lead volunteer boards and committees.
ACEC recently adopted a strategic plan that positions the Council as the thought leader driving the delivery of valued engineering and other professional services for a better world. The right candidate will be able to help take this vision to the next level through the growth and expansion of membership and resources utilizing a highly engaged membership representing specific member types.
ACEC is also undergoing a sustained effort to grow and develop resources that demonstrate value in Coalitions. Competitive candidates should have a proven ability to lead volunteer boards and committees and earn the trust of member firm executives. In addition, experience with CEOs and C-level membership is preferred. Candidates ability to recognize opportunities and anticipate next steps is highly valued.
The Director of Coalitions will report directly to the Senior Vice President of Education and Business Resources. This pivotal role will work with the senior team and other staff to develop, implement, and grow coalition membership and resources.
Direct the growth and increase prominence of Coalitions, including: Council of American Mechanical and Electrical Engineers, Council of American Structural Engineers, Council of Professional Surveyors, Geoprofessional Coalition, Land Development Coalition and Small Firm Council. Additional Coalitions may be developed.
Develop specific programming and resources for all Coalitions including but not limited to education, training, web seminars, and new publications.
Develop and maintain content for all Coalition web pages and well as drafting and editing news articles, meeting minutes, action alerts, issue summaries, and various letters as assigned.
Strategic Volunteer Management
Increase Coalition awareness and build relationships with existing and new members to expand the engagement in Coalition boards and committees.
Oversee and implement member’s services with the objective of increasing the value of coalition membership.
Manage coalitions’ committee meetings, schedule, attend and contribute to committee meetings. Lead and develop enhanced communication for all Coalitions’ committees.
Monitor Process and Metrics
Work closely with Finance staff in connection with annual Coalitions’ dues renewal billings.
Direct marketing efforts for Coalition meetings and product sales.
Utilize the ACEC database in support of the Coalitions; this includes segmenting the database for use in marketing campaigns and administrative mailings to Coalition members. Work closely with Membership staff in executing this work.
Work with ACEC staff in other departments, coordinating ACEC-wide support for the Coalitions; this will include working with the Membership and MO Services; Advocacy and External Affairs; Meetings, Exhibits, Awards; Finance and Administration.
Bachelor’s degree and relevant membership/association experience.
Significant experience with membership, corporate relations, and/or development, with staff supervisory experience. Engineering firm experience a plus.
Strong experience in strategy execution, program/project management, budget development and management.
Self-motivated and is able to work independently and as part of a team.
Displays high level of energy and thrive in a fast-paced environment.
Willing to try new ideas and concepts and takes initiative to grow and develop specific programming and resources for all Coalitions.
Excellent interpersonal, written and oral communication skills.
Demonstrated attention to detail and organizational skills, ability to multi-task, plan and prioritize workload and meet deadlines.
Competency in AMS applications such as NetForum.
Travel – ability to travel for out-of-town meetings is required.
Additional Salary Information: Send resume with salary expectations to HR@acec.org.
About American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC)
The American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) is the business association of the nation’s engineering industry. Founded in 1906, ACEC is a national federation of 52 state and regional organizations representing more than 5,600 engineering firms and 600,000+ engineers, surveyors, architects, and other specialists nationwide. ACEC member firms drive the design of America’s infrastructure and built environment. Please visit us at www.acec.org.
ACEC is committed to being a workplace that fosters inclusion, diversity, and equity. We believe that creating a collaborative environment allows our employees to thrive and better serve the industry we represent. We strongly support education and learning through professional and personal growth.
ACEC is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate based on race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity, or sexual orientation), national origin, age, disability, military status, or genetic information. We offer competitive salary, flexibility of schedule, and top-notch benefits.