The Vice President serves as the chief staff officer of the ICF Foundation. Working in conjunction with volunteer leadership and the professional management staff, the Vice President is responsible for the overall management and operations of the organization. In this capacity, the Vice President provides fiscal and personnel management, develops effective relationships with stakeholders and positively represents the Foundation to external audiences.
The Vice President maintains a high level of knowledge of and extensive experience in managing associations, membership organizations and/or nonprofit organizations. The Vice President shall demonstrate entrepreneurial business skills for the growth and development of the Foundation which is a 501(c)3 nonprofit.
The Vice President reports to the Chief Executive Officer of ICF. All functions performed by the Vice President shall be aligned with the overall strategic plan carried out within parameters established by the Foundation’s bylaws, strategic plan, annual budget and in close coordination with the Board of Trustees.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
In alignment with ICF GE Strategic Plan and ICF Board Direction:
Provides for effective execution of Foundation programs, services, and events in line with the strategic plan or direction as established by the Foundation board.
Provides for sound fiscal planning, including fundraising, and management in collaboration with the board leadership.
Contributes and participates in ICF’s senior leadership team.
Provides information to the Board of Trustees to keep them apprised of activities and key developments within the organization.
Maintains effective communication with the organization’s program participants and donors.
Maintains effective communication with ICF’s other Family Organization Vice Presidents and senior staff.
Works and communicates with participants, stakeholders, and donors in a responsive and respectful manner, demonstrating sensitivity to individual needs and interests, and exhibiting effective leadership qualities.
Maintains “partner” relationship with the Foundation’s Board of Trustees and ICF senior staff.
Works in a positive and productive manner with the Board of Trustees, responsive to board input and direction and offering sound advice and guidance.
Develops a relationship of mutual support with the staff, provides the staff with effective leadership and fosters high staff performance and morale.
Serves as the Foundation’s primary representative, as necessary.
Serves with the Foundation’s Board Chair as co-spokesperson to the media.
Serves as a facilitative leader for the Board of Trustees and other volunteer leadership groups, offering recommendations, advice and counsel while consistently recognizing and adhering to the ultimate authority of the Board of Trustees and ICF.
Provides strategic thinking, creativity and planning to assist the board with vision and direction.
Employs effective leadership skills in the management of staff and contractors.
Maintains a positive and influential leadership profile within the coaching industry.
Perform other related duties as assigned
Minimum of 5-7 years of professional business/management, association management and or non-profit management experience.
Ability to envision and convey the organization’s strategic future to the staff, board, volunteers, and donors.
Experience and skill in working with a diverse groups of volunteer, nonprofit Board of Directors
Demonstrated leadership ability
Public speaking experience
Ability to travel frequently and work some nights and weekends. Some travel will be international in nature.
Bachelor’s degree in a business-related field from an accredited college or university
Comfort with working, and developing partnerships with, C-suite individuals in major national and international nonprofits, CSRs, and NGOs.
Unwavering commitment to quality programs and data-driven program evaluation
Experience managing a nonprofit organization with 501(c)3 experience a plus
Experience with/knowledge of the professional coaching industry
Active fundraising experience. Excellent donor relations skills and understanding of the funding community
Previous success in establishing relationships with individuals and organization of influence including funders, partner agencies and volunteers.
Strong written and verbal communications skills; a persuasive and passionate communicator with excellent interpersonal and multidisciplinary project skills.
Action-oriented, entrepreneurial, adaptable, and innovative approach to business planning.
SUCCESS FACTORS/JOB COMPETENCIES
Communicate effectively and professionally, verbally and in writing, to a diverse audience.
Plan, organize and prioritize work effectively.
Assign and supervise work of others.
Demonstrate the highest level of ethical behavior.
Remain flexible in order to adapt to changes in work environment.
Study and apply new information and take initiative.
Excellent time-management, prioritizing, problem prevention and problem-solving skills.
Ability to find creative solutions to issues.
Work accurately with close attention to detail.
Initiative to complete a needed task, small or large
Maintain confidentiality of sensitive information.
Work effectively, professionally and tactfully with AI’s workforce, team leaders, senior staff, and outside companies.
Intermediate computer skills, including Microsoft Office, social media, AMS, and online collaborative tools (Basecamp, Smartsheet, etc.).
Business and Financial Acumen
Problem Solving Skills
Analytical and Systems Thinking
Relationship Building and Self-Management
Leadership Experience in Complex Organizations
Global Cultural Awareness and Experience
ICF Knowledge and Interest
Strong Ethical Governance
Ability to Identify and Articulate Opportunity
Personal Values that are Consistent with Organizations Values
Collaboration and Consensus Building
Experience Engaging a Volunteer Workforce
Successful Practice of Performance Management
Goal Setting - Short Term and Long-Term Objectives
Decision Making Skills
Teamwork Though Collaboration
Association Management Expertise
Familiarity with Coaching
Experience in Managing Change
Marketing and Business Development
Data Analysis Skills
Experience in Using Multiple Technology Tools
Excellent Customer Service
Fundraising and Development Experience
Experience in Grant Writing
Partnership Development with large nonprofits or NGOs
About Associations International
Associations International is a full-service association management firm providing services and support for international and domestic associations. Our large employee base and short client list means we can focus on the needs of each of our partner associations, helping them build their memberships, promote their missions, and support their value. Above all, we nourish their ability to grow.