National Association for Campus Activities — Executive Director

Located in Columbia, South Carolina, the National Association for Campus Activities (NACA) is a 501(c)(4) organization that advances campus activities in higher education through business and learning partnerships, creating education and business opportunities for its members.  NACA was established in 1960 to help increase the buying power of campus programming dollars; today, the organization has more than 950 college and university members and more than 500 associate members (business partners) including talent agents, performers, and service providers. NACA offers a wide variety of events, educational programs and services, publications, and networking opportunities for colleges and universities across the country.

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 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. The Executive Director develops and implements strategic membership recruitment and retention programs that include measurable outcomes; assists in the recruitment, nurturing and development of volunteer leadership; acts as a thought leader, representing the views of the association and profession to external groups and stakeholders; ensures that the Association’s structure and budget will allow the organization to achieve its short and long-term goals; and works with members, donors, and corporate entities in raising funds to support the Association’s initiatives. The Executive Director supervises a staff of 22 and oversees a $4.5 million annual budget.

A bachelor’s degree and senior leadership experience in a multifaceted management setting which may include higher education, association management, the non-profit sector, or a similarly complex work environment are required. A master’s or other advanced degree and experience in fundraising are preferred. The ideal candidate will possess demonstrated ability to execute against committed deliverables; strong understanding of the dynamics of working with volunteer association leadership; the ability to synthesize issues and ideas and present them to constituent groups; an understanding of higher education trends, legislation, and legal issues; expertise in translating membership priorities into programs and services; and a working knowledge of campus activities, student affairs, and student development in higher education

Review of applications will begin April 19, 2019, and continue until the position is filled. A resume with an accompanying cover letter may be submitted via the Spelman Johnson website at www.spelmanjohnson.com/open-positions. Nominations for this position may be emailed to Laura Puckett-Boler at lpb@spelmanjohnson.com or Mark Hall at mah@spelmanjohnson.com. Applicants needing reasonable accommodation to participate in the application process should contact Spelman Johnson at 413-529-2895.

Visit the National Association for Campus Activities website at www.naca.org 

NACA is an equal opportunity employer. NACA and the NACA Educational Foundation believe in diversity and in the principles of equal opportunity as demonstrated through their respective programs, services and volunteer involvement. The organizations do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, pregnancy, national origin, age, genetics, military/veteran status or disability for qualified individuals in any of its policies, procedures or practices.  This applies to all employment practices, including recruitment, hiring, compensation, benefits, transfers, promotions, demotions, training, disciplinary action and termination.

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