The COO provides oversight and stewardship of ATCA’s physical and human assets and financial resources, promoting best practices while ensuring operations align with the organization’s mission and goals. Working with the CEO the COO will manage all aspects of ATCA’s operational, technological, financial, and business areas to operate efficiently. The COO is responsible for the implementation of effective strategies to achieve and maintain operational and financial viability of the association and will directly supervise outsourced venders and support staff.
Who we are looking for:
We are taking our membership association to the next level, and we are looking for a COO to help us do it! We have great members, ambitious ideas, and a packed schedule, so an organized, energetic, creative, and technologically savvy team player with great interpersonal, planning, and business and financial skills would fit in perfectly around here.
Established in Washington, D.C., in 1956 by a group of air traffic controllers, ATCA’s mission is to serve air traffic management users, providers, and industry partners by promoting cooperation, development and safety in all aspects of airspace integration, and to further the efforts, needs, and success of our members. ATCA is a small association that punches well above its weight. We work with the FAA, DOD, NATCA, NASA and the drone and commercial space sectors.
ATCA is a 501 (c) 6 non-profit located in Alexandria VA is adjacent to the King Street Metro station.
What you will do each day:
Manage the day-to-day tasks of the association’s operational, financial, and outsourced information technology.
Oversee the outsourced accounting company and its processes.
Oversee the accounting systems to ensure performance strategies and controls follow required regulations and standards.
Assess, develop, and implement operational, financial, technological, and accounting policies and procedures to safeguard the association’s assets and to facilitate timely and accurate reporting practices.
Manage the association’s banking and investment activities and liaise with the association’s financial advisor.
Manage the Professional Service Providers including liability insurance, health insurance, short- and long-term health, event cancellation insurance, and others.
Work with the CEO and leadership team to provide analysis and develop business plans needed to guide the association’s strategic plans and initiatives.
Direct the management of the Headquarters’ office and act as the liaison with the Property Management Company.
Manage the association’s banking and investment activities.
Manage the payroll and liaise with the outsourced payroll company.
Oversee the contractual and financial aspects of the association’s employee benefit programs.
Providing Human Resource guidance, training, onboarding, and benefits administration oversight as well as professional development and including with the CEO conducting performance reviews as required.
Managing staff resources to support ATCA goals/deliverables and collaborating with senior ATCA team leadership
Participating as needed in ATCA's all hands-on deck activities (mainly meeting and events) and other tasks as needed outside the job description.
What you will need to be considered:
At least five years of relevant experience in business operations (preferably in a membership association or non-profit entity) or other equivalent combination of education and experiences.
Demonstrated expertise and knowledge of best practices in association management. Have you wanted to get your CAE? Let us help you.
Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Accounting, Finance, or other business -related field preferred.
Skill in managing financial systems and knowledge of non-profit accounting standards and practices a plus.
Knowledge and familiarity with related investment practices.
Ability to manage employee benefit program.
Ability to effectively supervise, mentor, and grow professional staff.
Interest in aviation and air traffic management is a must, and experience in the field is a definite plus.
Exceptional oral and written communication skills.
Emotional intelligence. Leadership, self-reliance, a good attitude, honesty, and people skills.
The staff is highly-collaborative, so team players who know how to work together are encouraged to apply!
Where you will go:
Willingness to travel to exciting places is also a must. We are planning two overseas events.
What you will get (among other things):
Hybrid office…. you will have to come into the office to support CEO when scheduled.
Competitive salary with room to grow and potential for bonuses based on performance.
Association-funded SEP retirement plan.
A generous slate of benefits including health, dental, vision and life insurance, long and short-term disability (including maternity leave).
All federal holidays, plus a ton of PTO.
Parking or mass-transit stipend.
A beautiful office.
Did we mention potential travel?
Salary to commensurate with experience
ATCA utilizes Microsoft Outlook (Word, PowerPoint One Note, Excel) MS 365, Adobe, Zoom, Teams,
QuickBooks, Bill.com , stamps.com, Auth.net, Asana, Constant Contact, Dropbox, ElectionBuddy, Google Analytics, Jotform, Survey Monkey, Wetransfer, and Vimeo. The ATCA team uses both PC and Mac hardware and the respective operating systems.
ATCA outsources the daily accounting, invoicing, A/R, A/P,
The Air Traffic Control Association (ATCA) is an international association of nearly 4,000 professionals representing all aspects of ATC/ATM—from Fortune 100 corporations to government agencies, educational institutions and NGOs, air traffic controllers and aircraft manufacturers, and ANSPs and members of the military, among many others. Our goal is to advance the safety, security, innovation, and efficiency of the global airspace by promoting the science behind air traffic control and management.
Those in the aviation community – ATC providers, systems architects, manufacturers, suppliers, system operators, and new entrants and non-traditional users – turn to ATCA to share their collective experience, knowledge, regulatory and policy insight, and V&V/R&D in pursuit of a safe, modern airspace.