The Oklahoma Chapter of the National Electrical Contractors Association (OKNECA) has an excellent opportunity for the right candidate to become its next Executive Director. OKNECA is seeking a dynamic, results oriented, entrepreneurial leader who has the ability to inspire confidence, provide organizational vision and promote the organized electrical industry across diverse audiences and professional communities. A wide degree of creativity, vision, business acumen, and organizational skills is required.
The Executive Director is the chief executive officer responsible for the overall management and oversight of the organization. Essential duties include administering a budget of $500,000, supervising personnel, and directing the strategic functions of the organization. The Executive Director will report to the Board of Directors and will work collaboratively with them to implement organizational goals and policies. In addition to the general responsibilities the Executive Director will be able to perform the following key functions:
Understand and implement the principles of association management as they apply to proper financial management, strong governance and organizational controls;
Lead with integrity by modeling core values and establishing strong relationships necessary to advance organizational goals and objectives;
Professionally represent and effectively communicate the interests of its members as the primary spokesperson of the association;
Stay informed of industry issues and trends, developing proactive strategies to address them, and positioning the organization to be a resource for members to thrive in a constantly changing environment;
Utilize clear and effective communication methods to provide information to all stakeholders in a timely manner;
Facilitate positive relationships among members and industry partners to protect the collective interests and improve industry standards.
The ideal candidate will possess the following minimum qualifications:
Possesses a degree in business, organizational management or related field;
Five years’ experience in association management or similar 501(c) organization, preferably in an Executive leadership capacity;
Strong leadership skills including diplomacy, dependability, integrity, initiative, good judgment, objectivity and the ability to establish trust;
Strong verbal and written communication skills including the ability to present information and ideas to a variety of audiences;
Strong consensus building skills including the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships at all organization levels including volunteer leadership, industry partners, regulatory agencies and vendors;
Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office Suite and standard computer software;
Special consideration will be given to candidates who possess knowledge of the electrical construction industry and/or have experience working with regulatory or government agencies.
Additional Salary Information: OKNECA offers an excellent benefit package including family healthcare, dental, both defined benefit and defined contribution pensions, PTO, company vehicle and professional development allowance.
About Oklahoma NECA
The Oklahoma Chapter, NECA is a tax-exempt trade association incorporated under the state laws of Oklahoma and IRS Code Section 501(C)6. OKNECA is overseen by a Board of Directors and Officers elected by the general membership. OKNECA is one of 119 chapters worldwide that comprises the National Electrical Contractors Association. The Chapter was chartered on March 15, 1944, with the purpose of providing electrical contractors with an effective agency through which to express their collective voice.