National Association of Educational Procurement — Executive Director

Based in suburban Baltimore, NAEP has been the non-profit professional association primarily dedicated to serving higher education purchasing officers in the U.S. and Canada for nearly 100 years. NAEP’s mission is to facilitate the development, exchange, and practice of effective and ethical procurement principles and techniques within higher education and associated communities, through continuing education, networking, public information, and advocacy. Currently, over 1,000 colleges and universities are members. NAEP is a member-focused association providing progressive knowledge management in strategic sourcing, supply chain, materials, and logistics for procurement professionals. 

Reporting to the association’s Board of Directors, the Executive Director is employed as the association’s senior executive officer and works closely with the NAEP President and Board of Directors to advance the mission and define the strategic direction of the organization. The Executive Director is expected to be forward thinking and visionary, and is responsible for the direct execution of the association’s strategic plans. In cooperation with the Board, membership, and key stakeholders, they set the course to actualize the strategic plan and assure NAEP’s success, and sustainability. The Executive Director is directly responsible for membership value and growth, personnel administration, financial management of the association and day-to-day operations including the NAEP office. The Executive Director functions without direct supervision and is responsible for providing administrative continuity and support to the association and to volunteer leaders. They serve as an Ex Officio on the Board of Directors and supervise a full-time staff of six.

A bachelor’s degree and demonstrated progressive leadership experience in a multifaceted management setting which may include association management, procurement, institutional auxiliaries or business administration, the non-profit sector, or a similarly complex work environment are required. A master’s or other advanced degree; designation as a Certified Association Executive and/or a Certified Procurement Supply Manager and/or Certified Public Procurement Officer; and experience in fundraising are preferred. The ideal candidate will possess broad leadership and strategic planning skills; strong non-profit financial and budget experience, the ability to supervise, train, and develop a diverse staff; a strong understanding of the dynamics of working with volunteer association leadership; and demonstrated success translating membership priorities into programs and services.

Review of applications will begin July 26, 2018 and continue until the position is filled. A resume with an accompanying cover letter may be submitted via the Spelman Johnson website at Nominations for this position may be emailed to Mark Hall at Applicants needing reasonable accommodation to participate in the application process should contact Spelman Johnson at 413-529-2895.

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