Member Association Job Openings
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for Services – Executive Director
Water Association, a 501(c)(3)nonprofit educational organization comprised of
over 2,100 professional's dedicated to Arizona's Water, and which also serves
as the Arizona Section of the American Water Works Association and the Arizona
Water Environment Association, is seeking an Independent Contractor - Executive
Director. The Executive Director will
act as the leading spokesperson representing AZ Water in its mission to
advocate for Arizona’s water through bold leadership, connecting professionals,
providing education, and inspiring environmental stewardship.
aims to be the recognized voice and the “go-to” organization sought out by
policy makers and the public in addressing water matters. The Executive Director will support the
execution of the Association’s Strategic and Business plans to accomplish this
The essential functions of the position include,
the planning process to identify, create, and champion a long-term and
sustaining funding model for the Association and the Executive Director
with the Association Manager and Board of Directors to identify and diversify
revenue generating activities to support existing and future program
with the Association Manager to collaborate on Association activities.
a long-term sustainable funding model for contracted positions.
engage and energize members, committees, and board members to advance the
relationships by in-person meetings with municipal and private utility
leadership to promote the value of engagement and participation in the AZ Water
grow, and maintain strong working relationships with affiliated associations
(AWWA, WEF, WateReuse, and others).
to the success of the annual conference and Tri-State Seminar.
and grow the Association’s membership and subscriber bases and sponsors.
a plan and schedule of activities to accomplish the Executive Director scope of
in the Association’s Board meetings, Executive Committee meetings, Board
Retreat, Committee Chair Summit, Annual Conference, and other leadership
meetings as requested by the board.
contributions to and shape the content of messaging in the Association
publication, website, and social media sites.
the membership committee with implementation of membership recruitment programs
and recommend public relations and other communication programs, specifically:
a direct communication program with the media that will provide continued and
improved understanding of water issues.
or supervise the writing of original copy for news releases.
contact with the media.
the editing, writing and publication of marketing material for both internal
and external publications.
familiar with legislative impacts to the Association in accordance with policy
and approved budget:
legislation, programs, proposal, and regulations of state or local government
to determine their impact on our members.
and recommend public position statements and action of issues affecting our
and maintain liaison with the Governor’s office, the state legislature, city
and county government and any government agencies that affect water.
interested should have a minimum of 10 years of experience in leading and
managing people, public relations, and fundraising.
resident or willingness to relocate to Arizona if selected.
to perform as an Independent Contractor, with a Business Insurance Policy and
ability to substantiate status.
relationship network builder who recruits and influences others in support of
the Association’s Strategic Plan and Business Plan.
advocate of the importance of safe, reliable water throughout Arizona, with
strong communication and interpersonal skills proven through recognized
leadership in his/her chosen field of practice.
Knowledge of the water/wastewater industry, ideally gained through
working directly with or supporting the industry for numerous years.
to work with people from all facets of the water industry.
as a persuasive and passionate spokesperson with strong pubic speaking skills.
to formulate and implement strategic goals and plans with the ability to
translate strategy into executable objectives.
competence about water issues, both in Arizona and nationally.
growing revenues and fundraising for mission–related goals.
to lead, coach, and grow a primarily volunteer organization.
problem solving and analytical skills with the ability to frame issues in clear
and easy to understand ways.
verbal and written communication skills.
business and financial acumen.
of non-profit association business practices helpful.
The Independent Contractor –
Executive Director is a part time position, and hours will vary depending on
Association need and negotiated responsibilities.
If you are interested in this
position, please email your cover letter and resume to Debbie Muse email@example.com.
First review of applications will begin Feb. 27, 2015,
and the position may be closed at the time.