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President and Chief Executive Officer

Reports To

Board of Directors

Job Status

Exempt (Salaried)

Job Summary

Responsible for developing the overall direction of The Employers’ Association (EA) in accordance with the directives of the Board of Directors and within the guidelines of the Corporation Bylaws. Responsible for planning, organizing, and leading the activities of The Employers’ Association in order to achieve the association objectives as set forth by the annual business plan and long-term strategic plans.

Represents The Association to the financial community, industry groups, key customers, regulatory agencies, and the general public. To achieve this, this position will require a unique mix of technical, creative and interpersonal skills.

Experience
  • 10+ years of business leadership experience with strong business acumen that values and supports the HR function is required.
  • 10+ years of experience as an HR leader/practitioner is preferred.
  • 5+ years of experience as a non-profit CEO or C-level leadership is preferred.
  • 3+ years of experience sitting on a non-profit board is required.
  • Previous experience directly leading 5 or more employees is required; experience leading an organization of 10 or more is preferred.
  • Demonstrated ability to read, interpret and analyze financial documents is required.
  • Experienced in leading a diverse team of individuals and stakeholders who have achieved outstanding results is required.
Education
  • Bachelor’s degree is required, preferably in Human Resources or a related discipline.
  • An MBA, MOD, or related master’s degree is preferred.
  • SHRM or HRCI Certification preferred.
Required Skills/Competencies
  • Demonstrate a high level of quality in all work completed.
  • Communicate and cooperate with all EA Board members and all associates in order to promote teamwork and group success.
  • Must be collaborative, with strong interpersonal skills, and a demonstrated record of achieving results both individually and through others.
  • Track record of driving solutions utilizing a proactive approach to problem-solving.
  • Track record of achieving results in challenging times.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication and presentation skills, including presentation planning and delivery skills.
  • Ability to communicate complex ideas that are easily understandable to a variety of stakeholders, customers, and employees.
  • Proficient use of all Microsoft Office suite programs.
  • Knowledge of core HR processes.
Essential Responsibilities

LEADERSHIP

  • Support and promote the vision, mission and value statements of The Association at all times.
  • Develop a knowledge base of and maintain a constant future-oriented vision.
  • Represent The Association to the financial community, industry groups, key customers, regulatory agencies, and the general public.
  • Promote the products and services of The Employers’ Association to members and non-members in the community.
  • Working in cooperation with the Board and key staff members, develop a strategic plan.
  • Establish and maintain a company culture which reflects the EA values and is, as a result, a workplace of excellence which retains and attracts great employees.
  • On a day-to-day basis, make the work of The Association meaningful to its members, the staff and the board members.

MANAGEMENT

  • Meet with the full EA Board of Directors on a quarterly basis.
  • Meet with the executive committee of the board of directors as appropriate.
  • Meet with the designated committees of the board of directors on a regular basis.
  • Achieve and maintain all goals as set forth in the annual business plan.
  • Meet or exceed the annual budget as set forth in the annual business plan.
  • Manage the business of The Employers’ Association.
  • Oversee the following departments:
    • HR and Learning Services
    • Workplace Wellness
    • Marketing/Member Services
    • Accounting/Administrative
  • Monthly, quarterly and annual reporting as established by the board of directors.
  • Pursue professional development in consultation with the chairperson of the board of directors.
  • Other projects as assigned by the board of directors.

QUALITY, PRODUCTIVITY, SERVICE, COMMUNICATION SKILLS

  • Demonstrate a high level of quality and productivity in all work completed.
  • Demonstrate an ability to complete all tasks in a timely manner.
  • Adhere to quality, productivity, and service standards as specified by the board of directors.
  • Communicate with the chairperson of the board of directors on a monthly basis as to the status of work, accomplishments, and projects.
  • Communicate and cooperate with all board members and all associates in order to promote teamwork and group success.
  • Deliver training or consulting services as needed or required.
  • Other duties as assigned.
  • Job description subject to change at any time.
Reporting Relationships
  • EA Board of Directors
  • Position will have multiple direct reports.
Travel
  • Able to travel outside of Northwest Ohio and Southeast Michigan 20% of the time as necessary.
Physical Requirements

All positions at the EA require interaction with people and technology while either standing or sitting. In order to best serve our customers, all employees must be able to communicate face-to-face, via teleconference, and on the phone with or without reasonable accommodation. Intermittent sitting, standing, and stooping are required; must be able to occasionally move or lift objects of no more than 30 lbs.

This position will normally require the incumbent to work in the EA office 60% of the time, with the remaining time spent either working from home or remotely.