President & CEO
The American Council of Engineering Companies of Illinois (ACEC-IL), a statewide association dedicated to the interests of consulting engineering firms, is seeking an experienced candidate for the position of President / CEO. This leadership position will work with an engaged Board and association committees, the staff of ACEC-IL, and directly with a membership of over 200 consulting engineering firms representing over 11,000 employees.
Responsibilities for the position will include: • Advocate and promote with government agencies on behalf of engineering firms to communicate legislative and regulatory issues, • Promote and retain membership recruitment,• Accurately perform administrative and operational functions as necessary to include budget preparation and financial management, recordkeeping, reporting and legal compliance, • Work closely with Board of Directors and committees, • Manage association staff (two current employees) to ensure all activities support the objectives of the organization, • Work closely with other state and federal associations, • Oversee continuing education and public affairs programs, and, • Work closely with the national association to include attendance at three national meetings each year.
The successful candidate will have the following qualifications:• Experience in legislative or government affairs and preferably association management• Superior interpersonal skills to enable internal teamwork and external relationship-building with member firms, government officials, media, other interest groups and the public• Financial management skills• Strong leadership and communication skills with a high level of integrity• An interest in working for an organization with an externally-focused mission,• A minimum of a bachelor’s degree
To be successful, the position does also necessitate a person to travel throughout the state on a regular basis, and periodically, nationally to attend conventions and meetings. The role requires a presence in the state capital, Springfield, IL, where the office is located. Consideration will be given to accommodate residency outside of Springfield, IL.
To apply, please send by email a cover letter and resume, with salary expectations and 3 references, to firstname.lastname@example.org by June 30, 2019.