** APPLICATIONS NOW BEING ACCEPTED FOR THE AMIE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR POSITION **
LETTER FROM THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR SEARCH COMMITTEE
Dear Prospective Candidate,
We are writing this letter to you on behalf of AMIE. AMIE is a non-profit organization whose purpose is to expand corporate, government, and academic alliances to implement and support programs to attract, educate, graduate and place underrepresented minority students in engineering careers. AMIE represents a coalition of industry and government agencies, and the accredited Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) Schools of Engineering, who see a diversified workforce as a competitive advantage and an essential business strategy.
We are seeking candidates familiar with the U.S. academic environment, with particular value in knowledge of, and relationships within the HBCU community. We are also seeking candidates who are committed to Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM), preferably that also possess non-profit management expertise. Individuals with these skills will be competitive candidates for the position of AMIE Executive Director. If you possess these skills, we encourage you review the job description provided below and submit your resume for consideration via the secure portal linked here by November 15, 2016 by November 15, 2016.
If you have any questions, please contact the Chair of the AMIE Executive Director Search Committee, Ms. Stacey Brown at firstname.lastname@example.org. We appreciate your careful consideration of this offer and hope you will consider joining us as we advance minority interest in engineering.
The AMIE Executive Director Search Committee
JOB DESCRIPTION FOR THE AMIE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
AMIE (Advancing Minorities' Interest in Engineering) is a non-profit organization whose purpose is to expand corporate, government, and academic alliances to implement and support programs to attract, educate, graduate and place underrepresented minority students in engineering careers. AMIE represents a coalition of industry and government agencies, and the ABET accredited Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) Schools of Engineering, who see a diversified workforce as a competitive advantage and an essential business strategy.
The Executive Director is the key management and thought leader of AMIE. The Executive Director is responsible for overseeing administration, programming and strategic planning of the organization. Other key duties include fundraising, marketing, and community outreach. The position reports directly to the Board Chairman. The incumbent should have familiarity with the HBCU Community and be able to promote Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) within Education, Industry and Government.
Board Governance: Works with board in order to fulfill the organization mission.
Responsible for leading in a manner that supports and guides the organization’s mission as defined by the Board of Directors.
Responsible for communicating effectively with the Board and providing, in a timely and accurate manner, all information necessary for the Board to function properly and to make informed decisions.
Responsible for establishing a good relationship with the board and meeting with prospective board directors.
Financial Performance and Viability: Develops resources sufficient to ensure the financial health of the organization.
Responsible for the fiscal integrity of AMIE’s funds, to include submission to the Board of a proposed annual budget and monthly financial statements, which accurately reflect the financial condition of the organization and is prepared consistent with standard accounting methods.
Responsible for fiscal management that generally anticipates operating within the approved budget, and ensures maximum resource utilization.
Responsible for fundraising and developing other resources necessary to support AMIE’s mission.
Organization Mission and Strategy: Works with the Board and staff to ensure that the mission is fulfilled through programs, strategic planning and community outreach
Responsible for implementation of strategic programs that carry out the organization’s mission.
Responsible for forward-looking strategic planning to ensure that AMIE can successfully fulfill and maintain its Mission.
Responsible for the enhancement of AMIE’s image by being active and visible in the community and by working closely with other professional, civic and private organizations including, but not limited to organizations represented on the Board
Organization Operations: Oversees and implements appropriate resources to ensure that the operations of the organization are appropriate.
Responsible for effective administration of all operations.
Responsible for working with the board to establish and change policies.
Responsible for scheduling regular meetings to discuss changes and share updates happening in the organization.
Responsible for signing all notes, agreements, and other instruments made and entered into and on behalf of the organization.
Marketing and Fund Raising Development: Ensures AMIE is marketed in the HBCU/Industry/Gov’t sectors and is responsible for executing an effective and sound promotion strategy to market, develop and promote AMIE’s position as the premier talent pipeline for minority engineers on a national level.
Responsible for developing creative solutions to raise funds for operations and marketing components to promote AMIE nationally
Responsible for developing and using metrics to analyze, document and forecast data through results which will then be used to develop and present conclusions in a narrative form.
Responsible for being aware of and knowledgeable about current and evolving social media trends and how to use them effectively-to promote AMIE.
Since non-profits receive grants and funding from individuals, government and foundations, executive directors are responsible for finding innovative ways to increase fundraising in an organization. Along with staff, they organize annual charity benefit events to increase revenue to support programs and services. They also meet with potential donors by attending luncheons and dinners. Executive directors also speak at other charity benefits to promote their organization and develop new relationships with businesses and other non-profits.
- A Bachelor’s degree, Master’s preferred
- Five or more years of executive business, university leadership, or senior nonprofit management experience is preferred. Candidates with a blend of this menu of experiences will be considered, with priority given to those candidates that have held leadership roles, served in positions that offered opportunities to influence key decision makers, and have achieved recognized results.
- Experience/Passion and strong familiarity with the HBCU Community
- Solid, hands-on, budget management skills, including budget preparation, analysis, decision-making and reporting
- Strong organizational abilities including planning, delegating, program development and task facilitation
- Strong written and oral communication skills
- Transparent and high integrity leadership
- Ability to convey a vision of AMIE’s strategic future to staff, board, volunteers and donors
- Knowledge of fundraising strategies and donor relations unique to nonprofit sector
- Skills to collaborate with and motivate board members and other volunteers
- Ability to interface and engage diverse volunteer and donor groups
- Strong public speaking ability, strong executive presence
- Demonstrated ability, in past or current roles, to effectively use social media including, but not limited to, Twitter, Snap-chat, etc.
Detailed Job Responsibilities:
- Planning and execution of annual budget.
- Establishing employment and administrative policies and procedures for all functions and for the day-to-day operation of the nonprofit.
- Serving as AMIE’s primary spokesperson to the organization’s constituents, the media and the general public.
- Marketing AMIE through various channels that will gain AMIE national recognition as a premiere non-profit to attract, develop and retain STEM talent
- Establishing and maintaining relationships with various organizations throughout the country and utilizing those relationships to strategically enhance AMIE’s Mission.
- Reporting to and working closely with the Board of Directors to seek their involvement in policy decisions, fundraising and to increase the overall visibility of AMIE as an organization.
- Supervising and collaborating with organization staff.
- Conducting strategic planning and implementation.
- Overseeing and scheduling organization Board and committee meetings.
- Overseeing marketing and other communications efforts.
- Reviewing and approving contracts for services.
- Performing other duties as assigned by the Board of Directors.
Candidates with commensurate experience and other transferable qualifications will be reviewed; incentive structure also available; location flexible, major city preferred.
Resumes should be submitted at the secure portal linked here by November 15, 2016.
AMIE (Advancing Minorities' Interest in Engineering) is a non-profit organization whose purpose is to expand corporate, government, and academic alliances to implement and support programs to attract, educate, graduate and place underrepresented minority students in engineering careers.
The outcome of an initiative by Abbott Laboratories in 1992, AMIE represents a coalition of industry and government agencies, and the ABET accredited Historically Black Colleges & Universities (HBCU) Schools of Engineering, who see a diversified workforce as a competitive advantage and an essential business strategy.
AMIE acts as…
- A catalyst that forges Industry-Government/Academia partnerships that support programs to advance minorities interest in engineering.
- A promoter and encourager to minority students to pursue engineering careers.
- A facilitator for the recruitment of minority students (coops, interns, graduates, etc.) at member organizations.
- An avenue for members to exchange “Best Practices” and solutions for the development of a diversified engineering workforce.
- An enabler for the creation of Engineering Research/Technology transfer agreements.
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