Have you got what it takes? The International Association of Business Communicators announces search for new Executive Director
IABC has begun its search for a new Executive Director. The person filling this role will be responsible for
Creating and implementing strategic plans - The Executive Director will work with the International Executive Board and IABC’s senior management team to develop and articulate a clear and compelling vision of where the organization is headed. This person will communicate the vision in bold and persuasive terms to external and internal groups/members/networks, and translate these overarching business goals into specific objectives for each member of the IABC staff.
Building relationships and using influence - The Executive Director will have well-developed diplomatic and negotiation skills and will work in partnership with strong personalities throughout a variety of internal and external networks. These networks include a volunteer board of directors, current and past chapter and association leaders, partners, staff, and the media. The incumbent will fulfill a key advocacy role for the profession and the association. S/he will be an engaging and influential communicator and presenter, readily connecting with others and able to build and sustain excellent relationships at multiple levels in the organization. This person will be able to use his/her internal and external networks to strategically accomplish the objectives of IABC.
Leading, managing and developing teams - The Executive Director must inspire, energize, coach and develop diverse teams of people with multiple perspectives and talents. S/he will motivate and collaborate, seeking input actively from a variety of sources. The incumbent must be committed to fostering an open, inclusive association and an innovative team culture. A strong, member-focused leadership approach is required at the head office with staff and with members.
- Driving for results - The Executive Director translates the strategy and goals of the organization into actionable and quantitative plans, using best-in-class benchmarks and his/her own direct experience as catalysts for improvement of the association. S/he will utilize creative and innovative methods to solve issues that arise in the organization. The incumbent is a doer, willing to work alongside staff, board leaders and committee members to accomplish tasks and produce results.
This work is governed by IABC’s Code of Ethics and its core values of integrity, honesty, teamwork and innovation.
You can find more information about the position and the application procedure here.