With a commitment to the principles of equity and inclusive excellence, the Members of the International Textile and Apparel Association (hereafter ITAA) are searching for our next executive director. The person who takes this position will become the face of the organization, so it is important for this person to be well organized, flexible, creative, and patient. In effect, this person must work well with a variety of personalities and constituents and be task-oriented and outcome-driven.
The Executive Director is the key management leader of ITAA (a Section 501 (c) (3) organization, and is responsible for overseeing the administration, programs, and strategic plan of the organization. Other key duties include participating with the Governing Council on fundraising, marketing, community and membership outreach. This position is part time but has peak needs during certain calendared events. The position reports directly to the ITAA Council.
1) ITAA Governance: Works with the Council in order to fulfill the organization’s mission.
Responsible for leading the ITAA Membership in a manner that supports and guides the organization’s mission as defined by the Council.
Responsible for communicating effectively with the Council and members, and providing, in a timely and accurate manner, all information necessary for the Council to function properly and to make informed decisions.
2) Financial Performance and Viability: Manages resources sufficient to ensure the financial health of the organization.
Responsible for the fiscal integrity of ITAA, to include submission to the Council of a proposed annual budget and monthly financial statements, which accurately reflect the financial condition of the organization in conjunction with the treasurer.
Responsible for fiscal management that generally anticipates operating within the approved budget, ensures maximum resource utilization, and maintenance of the organization in a positive financial position.
3) Organization Mission and Strategy: Works with Council and staff to ensure that the mission is fulfilled through programs, strategic planning, and community outreach.
In conjunction with Council, the Executive Director is responsible for implementation of ITAA’s programs that carry out the organization’s mission.
Responsible for the enhancement of ITAA’s image by being active and visible at conferences and by working closely with other professional, civic, and private organizations.
4) Organization Operations: Oversees and implements appropriate resources to ensure that the operations of the organization are appropriate.
Responsible for effective administration of ITAA operations.
Responsible for signing all notes, agreements, and other instruments made and entered into and on behalf of the organization.
Expected Job Responsibilities
Planning and operation of annual budget in conjunction with the treasurer.
Establishing employment and administrative policies and procedures for all functions and for day-to-day operations of the nonprofit.
Serving as ITAA’s primary spokesperson to the organization’s constituents, the media, and the general public.
Establish and maintain relationships with various organizations throughout the country and internationally, and to utilize those relationships to strategically enhance the mission of ITAA.
Report to and work closely with the Council and members to seek their involvement in policy decisions, fundraising, and to increase the overall visibility of the nonprofit throughout the country.
Strategic planning and implementation.
Oversee marketing and other communications efforts.
Review and approve contracts for services.
Other duties as assigned by the Board of Directors and Council.
Additional Salary Information: Home-based office Salary range is between $60,000 - $70,000 commensurate with experience and other qualifications. This is a part time position with peak needs based on calendared events.
About International Textile and Apparel Association
The International Textile and Apparel Association is the premier organization for higher education scholars of textiles and apparel focused on “Advancing Excellence in Education, Scholarship and Innovation.
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