Insurance Accounting and Systems Association (IASA)
Durham, North Carolina
(Preference for residing in Durham but may be a telecommute / remote position)
IASA (Insurance Accounting and Systems Association) is one of the insurance industry's largest, and most well represented nonprofit associations. IASA membership includes insurance companies of all types (Property & Casualty, Life, Health, Fraternal, HMO and others), companies serving the insurance industry, regulators and also organizations more broadly representative of the financial services industry, including banks and investment brokerage firms.
IASA offers a suite of education and networking opportunities. These include an annual conference, e-Learning seminars, Executive Education Programs and other online and in-person educational resources. IASA’s success is accomplished with a small full-time staff of 7 assisted by members from insurance carriers and solution providers. IASA has a budget of approximately $3 million with membership of 1,200 companies.
IASA is seeking an energetic, seasoned Executive Director to provide vision, leadership and operational oversight of all aspects of the organization. The Executive Director will work with the IASA Board of Directors as well as staff, volunteers, members and other stakeholders to implement the organization’s new strategic direction. The Executive Director will provide overall leadership for strategy and implementation, staff and organizational development, operations, financial oversight, and fundraising.
The Executive Director reports to the Board of Directors. His or her primary duties and responsibilities include:
Leadership: Serves as a decisive, credible leader for the organization and its membership.
Membership: Retains and expands membership through innovative outreach initiatives.
Operations: Leads organizational transformation effort to develop a competitive and sustainable business model that delivers high quality services and outcomes and meets the needs of membership.
Board Relations: Fosters solid relationships and supports the IASA Board and other volunteer leadership. Keeps them fully informed and engaged regarding the status and activities of the organization.
Staff: Builds, implements and oversees a high-performing, motivated workforce; Create a positive work environment of ownership, accountability, excellence and tenacity where staff are committed to achieving business goals.
Strategic Planning: Works with the Board to form and implement strategic plans.
Financial Viability: Holds primary responsibility for the fiscal health of the organization, including the submission and management of the annual budget and regular financial statements, and the development of sustainable, diverse funding streams.
Communication: Assures that IASA mission, programs, products and services are consistently presented in a strong, positive image internally, to the membership at large, and to the public.
Professional Qualifications & Personal Attributes
Bachelor’s degree required.
Minimum 7 years’ leadership experience with a national nonprofit association with extensive experience in sales, marketing and project management.
Significant board development, marketing/branding, financial management and program/event management experience in a nonprofit organization is a must.
Superior mentoring, professional development, people management, and leadership skills; evidence of leading change with positive outcomes.
The ability to envision and convey the organization’s strategic future to the staff, board, volunteers and donors.
The creative ability to perceive opportunities for growth and new IASA services, including exhibiting innovation skills for IASA to thrive in a digital environment.
Insurance industry experience is a plus or must demonstrate the ability to quickly gain proficiency in this sector.
Proven success working with a senior leadership team and with a Board of Directors, with the ability to cultivate board member relationships and other volunteers.
Change agent – effective leadership with the ability to “bring others along.” Can motivate and influence individuals and groups.
Strong financial management skills, including budget preparation, analysis, decision making and reporting.
Strong management skills and the demonstrated ability to lead and work effectively with remote staff.
Demonstrated ability to collaborate with staff, show appreciation for them and promote an atmosphere of mutual respect.
Possess exemplary public speaking skills, strong writing skills and must have a strong executive presence.
Strong organizational abilities, including planning, delegating, program development, task facilitation, without micro-managing.
Demanding travel schedule with regular trips to organizational headquarters (if working remotely) and to member and conference sites. Travel expected up to 40%, higher in the first year.
Transparent with high integrity.
The compensation is industry competitive and includes a full benefits package.
Statement of Non-Discrimination
IASA is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and actively seeks a diverse pool of candidates. We welcome applications from all qualified candidates.
To apply for this position, please submit your cover letter and resume electronically (see link below) to Gretchen Kunkel at The Moran Company. The cover letter should highlight your qualifications and connection to the mission, as well as any other relevant experience. APPLY NOW
Telecommuting is allowed.
Additional Salary Information: The compensation is industry competitive and includes a full benefits package.
Internal Number: IASA
About Insurance Accounting and Systems Association
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