The Manager, Board Operations is responsible for providing appropriate support to the ABET Board of Directors, Board of Delegates, and Area Delegations. Duties include, but are not limited to, acting as primary liaison to the Board for operational and logistic issues, communicating with individual Board and Delegation members, developing meeting agendas and meeting materials and reports, scheduling Board and Delegation events, overseeing changes to Governing documents, assisting in the selection of Board and committee members, conducting/coordinating orientation of new Board and Delegation members, and other related activities as required.
The Manager, Board Operations reports directly to the Director, International Engagement and Governance.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Serve as primary staff contact and provide administrative support to the Board of Directors, Board of Delegates, Area Delegates, and Committees (including ad-hoc).
Execute the committee appointment process.
Execute the Delegate appointment process.
In collaboration with other departments, develop Board Orientation program and materials for incoming members of the Board of Directors and Delegates.
Prepare the timely distribution of meeting agendas, materials and minutes for Board of Directors, Board of Delegates, Area Delegations and Committees meetings.
Create and ensure all action items are communicated to the appropriate people and completed in a timely manner
Collaborate with Meetings and Events Manager to coordinate all meeting logistics for Board of Directors, Board of Delegates, and Area Delegation
Develop and execute budget for Board and Delegate Operations, Committee-related expenses.
Overall responsibility for Awards process, including nominations, committee(s) process, administrative support and logistics (ordering awards, etc.)
Oversee officers’ election process, including nominations and provide administrative support to the Nominating Committee.
As staff liaison to Governance Committee, provide administrative support and oversee all changes to governing documents.
Organize, maintain and establish Board Operations files;
Maintain and update database records of Board, Delegates, and Committees.
Serve as Web editor for Board and Delegation Operations content.
In collaboration with staff members, improve the effectiveness of the ABET governance process.
Other support to the Board and Delegates as required.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES:
Strong research, analytical writing, project management and communication skills required.
Very high degree of attention to detail is required.
Broad knowledge of association governance and operations preferred. Certified Associate Executive (CAE) preferred.
Superior interpersonal skills; adept at interacting with senior executives in business and international agencies, and with university faculty and administrators. Work style focuses on accuracy, quality, organization, and professional decorum.
Must demonstrate the highest level of professional and personal etiquette at all times.
Proven ability to handle confidential information with discretion.
Strong relationship building and management skills
Ability to work as part of team with the ability to lead, motivate and inspire others
Ability to multi-task in a fast paced, deadline driven business environment
Quickly able learn and understand the ABET governance structure, and relevant procedures and deadlines for preparation and conduct of governance meetings
Proficiency in the Microsoft Windows operating system and the Microsoft Office applications software is essential.
Ability to occasionally travel and work flexible hours.
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