Considered the Association’s Chief Administrative Officer, this senior-level position will be responsible for the overall performance of the association including, but not limited to membership services, financial planning, budgeting, conference and event planning, communication and marketing, short and long-term strategic planning, and coordination of all day-to-day operations and logistics.
Experience with strategic and financial planning for membership-based organizations.
Strong people skills.
Experience with budget development and management.
Ability to conceptualize projects, organize teams and successfully delegate responsibility.
Proven ability to meet deadlines and manage multiple tasks simultaneously.
Strong attention to detail and concern for quality.
Experience in leading and motivating staff and volunteers.
Ability to resolve customer service issues quickly and effectively.
Strong public speaking and presentation skills.
Strong understanding of current business practices
Develop a plan for organizational development.
Continually evaluate membership services and benefits.
Provide counsel to the Board regarding strategies for membership recruitment and growth.
Provide advice/counsel to the Board on matters regarding association management.
Assists the Board in the development of short and long-term strategic plans and strategies.
Works with the MESA Executive Director, Staff and WSFCA Board in the development of the budget and monitor compliance to that budget.
Advocates for and communicates WSFCA, strategies, and plans to members, the media, or others as appropriate.
Works with local and state community stakeholders and legislative personnel to advocate for Fire/EMS related issues and concerns.
Participate in annual conferences, events, and related outreach. Overnight travel may be required a few times a year
Work with volunteers to plan, improve and coordinate WSFCA’s annual conference and other events.
Identify or develop new programs or revenue sources.
May be requested by the MESA Director or WSFCA President to represent WSFCA at meetings depending on the subject matter or expertise required.
This position provides effective professional leadership, positioning the WSFCA to meet the Association's current and future needs through the maintenance of existing, and implementation of new technology, services, and programs.
Other duties as assigned by the MESA Executive Director and President/Board of the WSFCA.
Bachelor’s Degree in Business or related field.
Executive or Senior Administrative level experience managing membership-based association or non-profit organization.
Experience or familiarity with Public Safety with an emphasis on Fire and Emergency Medical Services preferred.
The Midwest Emergency Services Alliance (MESA) is driven to help other Emergency Service organizations across the nation. Fire and EMS Associations deserve the same exceptional management that they bring to their members.