The SEAA Executive Director serves as Chief Executive Officer of the Association and is responsible for all management and administrative operations. In this position, the Executive Director serves directly under the Board of Directors, and also has the responsibility to take direction from the Executive Committee, the SEAA President and Committee Chairs. This is an Exempt position that requires occasional travel for our events.
The Executive Director is ultimately responsible for the effective delivery of all member services of the SEAA, the successful planning and management of its annual convention, and the carrying out of all directives of the Association’s volunteer leadership. This involves working with and overseeing additional staff, communicating with and supporting service providers and vendors, and being actively involved in the work of committees.
Any responsibilities not specifically itemized within this job description, but which fall under the definitional meaning of the title Executive Director, and which meet the intentions of this job description, can be considered a part of this job description.
Minimum 5 years trade association and/or not for profit association management with successful growth history
Organizational Leadership 1. Serves as the individual responsible for carrying out the directives of the Board of Directors, as well as committees, in order to advance the success, effectiveness and brand of the Association. 2. Maintains policies and procedures for Association management activities, consistent with the goals and objectives established by the Board of Directors. 3. Provides recommendations and advice to the Board of Directors and Committees regarding governance issues, by-laws, IRS compliance and other regulatory matters. 4. Monitors and ensures Anti-Trust compliance during all Board of Directors, Committee and other meetings of the Association. 5. Facilitates strategic planning, annual goal setting, Association and committee budgets, and setting of goals and objectives for the Association. 6. Conducts ongoing governance evaluation and reports any deficiencies, along with the corresponding remedies, to the Board of Directors. 7. Responsible for ensuring the success of all Association activities, events and endeavors, as directed by the Board of Directors. 8. Prepares an annual budget for the Board of Directors and Committees, for review, modification and approval at the annual budget meeting. 9. Acts as the staff person responsible for all Committee directives, action items and meetings. 10. Directs and manages all paid staff members of the Association, including providing annual evaluations and making recommendations regarding compensation based on performance and tenure, as provided by the policies of the Board of Directors. 11. Recommends hiring of third-party vendors with specific areas of expertise to meet the goals and objectives of the association, and manages related projects conducted by third party vendors. 12. Coordinates with Association accountant as needed to maintain compliant state and federal tax filings. 13. Manages the Association finances including money market and investment accounts and reports regularly to the Association Treasurer. 14. Manages and has the signing authority for contracts for SEAA approved events and services (i.e., hotel contracts, venue contracts, loan applications, grants, PPP loans, etc.)
Administrative 1. Provides the Board of Directors, Executive Committee, President and Committee Chairs with reports and activity updates as requested, and at each scheduled meeting. 2. Oversees preparation of all meeting agendas, reports, materials and other items necessary for meetings of the Board of Directors and Committees. 3. Maintains minutes of all meetings of the Association Board of Directors and Committees. 4. Oversees management of the Association’s database.
Industry Ambassador 1. Responsible for protecting and maintaining a positive image of the Association. 2. Endeavors to have and maintain a high level of knowledge regarding the challenges, opportunities and influences relating to the steel erection industry and serves as an ambassador of SEAA while interacting with other organizations in related trades. 3. Represents the Association to the media, at trade shows or industry meetings, and to the public.
Membership Services 1. Responsible for maintaining membership growth through reduction of attrition and increase of new members. 2. Responsible for regular surveying of membership to ascertain if member services align with needs of the membership and makes recommendations for adjusting programming accordingly. 3. Prepares, plans and implements an annual Call to Service campaign to encourage member participation in SEAA service. 4. Oversees execution of new member onboarding process and held accountable for maintaining overall member engagement. 5. Makes personal contacts via email and phone to seek the retention of non-renewing members, and to seek as much information as possible regarding reasons why members do not renew. 6. Provides follow-up contact via email and phone on all new member leads received through social media accounts, email, or other means.
Events & Activities 1. Prepares, plans and implements the SEAA Annual Convention, including establishing pricing structure, and marketing plans, establishing and soliciting sponsorships, the development of an educational schedule, trade show and social and recreational activities. 2. Oversees maintenance of SEAA’s NCCER Sponsorship for the execution of SEAA/NCCER Ironworker Craft Training Program, including promotion of program to increase the number of accredited training units and assessment sites, providing administration of records to meet NCCER requirements, and providing access to SEAA’s US DOL-approved Apprenticeship Program. 3. Prepares, plans and implements annual Dave Schulz Memorial golf tournament, including establishing pricing structure, establishing and soliciting sponsorships, and marketing plans. 4. Prepares, plans and implements Quarterly Board Meetings. 5. Oversees additional events and activities, including but not limited to, Meet & Greets, development of webinars, training programs, mentoring programs, job boards or workforce development events. 6. Oversees planning and execution of SEAA’s Awards Programs, including but not limited to Project of the Year, Craft Training Grant, Safety Excellence, Craft Training Recognition, Person of the Year, and William Davis Award.
Marketing 1. Manages all internal and external communications of the Association, ensuring a professional reputation and integrity at all times while serving on behalf of the SEAA. 2. Responsible for maintaining brand consistency across all media, including but not limited to website, printed materials, email marketing, printed materials. 3. Responsible for holding members accountable for proper use of SEAA logos. 4. Maintains an exceptional level of knowledge regarding all Association member services in order to effectively communicate the value of the SEAA to all members of the steel erection industry and related trades. 5. Promotes all SEAA member programs and services at communicates the value of SEAA membership in all manners available. 6. Provides a regular, planned and structured member recruitment effort, utilizing personal letters, emails and phone calls to prospective industry members, within the framework established by the Membership Committee. 7. Oversees production of quarterly Connector magazine and monthly newsletters, ensuring timely publication, accuracy, and quality of all editorial content.
Telecommuting is allowed.
Additional Salary Information: Annual base salary performance increase of 0%-5% subject to annual performance review results.
30% Commission on annual membership NET growth from previous year over and above base membership level.
10% Commission on 3-year membership retention over and above base membership level.
About Steel Erectors Association of America
SEAA is a volunteer-run organization, dedicated to advancing the steel industry. Annually, SEAA hosts it's own Convention & Trade Show, as well as a fundraiser golf tournament. We have a 212-company membership base and employ a small staff to assist with the ins-and-outs of our operations.