The National Mobility Equipment Dealers Association
Location: Tampa, FL
Type: Full Time
4 Year Degree
The National Mobility Equipment Dealers Association (NMEDA), a 501(c)6 non-profit organization establishing and monitoring safety and quality standards for vehicle modifications for the automotive mobility industry, seeks a Chief Executive Officer (CEO) to be located in its Tampa, Florida office.
The CEO will provide strategic leadership and executive management consistent with the strategic plan and the direction of the Board. S/he will manage and lead the professional staff and the day-to-day operations of the association to achieve the association’s mission. The CEO will lead the association to a place of credibility in diversity, equity, and inclusion, and will develop and nurture strategic relationships and represent the association to the media, lawmakers, industry partners and the public. The CEO will advance the mission and achieve financial and operational objectives.
Reporting to the Board of Directors through the Board Chair, the CEO will lead a team of eight full-time staff, with seven direct and one indirect reports.
Advise and support the Board of Directors in governing the organization; participate fully in deliberations of the Board, Board committees, and other elements of governance; organize and manage the development of the strategic plan; provide the Board with regular reports, thought leadership, data, analysis, and recommendations to assist in governance and strategic thinking.
Develop and propose an annual budget, Board and operational policies, new program and service opportunities, amendments to the bylaws. and other governing documents.
Execute the strategic plan and budget as adopted by the Board.
Hire, develop, review, and manage the professional staff.
Establish a strategic plan-focused staff culture that supports innovation, continuous improvement, career-long learning, and professional development within a safe, welcoming, and diverse workplace.
Set the tone and demonstrate ongoing support of a staff culture where employees of all levels report comfort discussing and taking action in diversity, equity, and inclusion.
Provide thoughtful stewardship of the association’s assets, including cash, investments, tangible property, and intellectual property.
In conjunction with the Director of Education, Training & Conferences, produce the annual conference, maintaining its stature as the industry’s premier conference; deliver outstanding attendee experiences and achieve budget targets.
Support the Director of Education, Training & Conferences in the maintenance, development and expansion of the association’s learning offerings.
Support the Director of Communications & Social in the production of the Circuit Breaker quarterly print magazine, weekly email digest, social posts, and other communications as needed.
Support the Director of Quality & Compliance and the Quality Program Manager in the administration, growth, and improvement of the association’s flagship accreditation programs, QAP & MQAP.
In conjunction with the Director of Government Relations & Public Policy, as well as NMEDA’s D.C. lobbying firm:
Lead policy advocacy and lobbying efforts: oversee research, media outreach, legislative education and member engagement in the policy process.
Manage alliances and relationships with other organizations that support advocacy efforts.
Serve on the Board of the PAC and ensure compliance with FEC regulations.
In conjunction with the Director of Partner Relations, develop and manage relationships with sponsors, partners, advertisers, strategic allies, and others.
Serve on the Board of the association’s Research Foundation subsidiary.
Minimum of 10 years of work experience, with at least five years in a leadership position.
Previous association experience preferred.
A bachelor’s or advanced degree is preferred.
Certification in association management is a plus.
Knowledge of and experience with functional areas of an association, including HR, finance, and meeting and event planning.
Experience managing remote and hybrid staff.
A commitment to DEIA.
An excellent communicator who can bring people together behind a message. Experience engaging a broad and diverse constituency. Skilled in interpersonal and organizational conflict analysis, management, and resolution.
A collaborative leader who is willing and able to roll up one’s sleeves while also being strategic. Possesses an open, candid management style and is able to develop credibility with the membership, staff, and Board. Trustworthy and operates with the highest level of integrity and ethical behavior.
Able to immerse self in learning about the industry to become a thought leader and industry prognosticator. A spokesperson, ambassador, and enthusiastic advocate for the association.
Personable, self-confident, and positive. Sense of humor. Hates to lose.
Willingness to travel approximately 10-15 percent of time on behalf of the association.