POSITION DESCRIPTION EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR KENTUCKY SOCIETY OF PROFESSIONAL ENGINEERS (KSPE) AMERICAN COUNCIL OF ENGINEERING COMPANIES OF KENTUCKY (ACEC-KY)
The Executive Director has CEO responsibilities for three separate Engineering organizations. While many KY Engineers are members of all three and some committees are operated jointly, the organizations have separate boards, programs and objectives. The success of the programs for KY Engineers is dependent upon the close, integrated operation of all three organizations.
POSITION DESCRIPTION: The Executive Director is directly responsible to the KSPE and ACEC-KY Boards of Directors for achievement of the Association’s strategic intent and its effective and efficient operations. (S)he supervises KSPE/ACEC-KY employees and administers the Association’s financial, operational, and programmatic systems. The Executive Director represents and advocates the Association’s positions with legislators, government agencies, other engineering and design professions, and others. The Executive Director develops and recommends Association policy and management systems to the Coordinating Committee and Boards of Directors, and executes approved policies and management procedures.
Provides oversight, management and administration in the development and ongoing operations of KSPE, ACEC-KY and KEF in order to accomplish its strategic goals and objectives, consistent with KSPE, ACEC-KY and KEF’s purpose and mission.
Monitors, advises and represents KSPE and ACEC-KY regarding State legislation and regulatory action. Reviews and analyzes pertinent issues and recommends positions to the KSPE and ACEC-KY Coordinating Committee and Boards.
Provides oversight for all programmatic services in support of KSPE, ACEC-KY and KEF officers within the available office resources. Represents the state organizations at the national and Chapter levels.
The Executive Director shall be responsible for staffing the KSPE, ACEC-KY offices, subject to budget constraints, and will provide supervision for office staff to perform normal business functions of KSPE, ACEC-KY and KEF including: Administration, financial services, membership services, education programs, supplier relations, communications, publications, legislative/regulatory programs and reporting, and other programs as may be relevant to the mission.
Resumes are due by COB, Wednesday, January 16th. Please send submissions by email to Jennifer Gatewood, firstname.lastname@example.org with Executive Director Submission in the subject line.
EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS: Minimum Bachelor Degree in Administration/Management, Organizational Development, Political Science, Pre-Law, or Engineering, or equivalent skills gained through experience. Training and/or experience in current business office technology and operations.
EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS: Association Management, Business Management, and supervision of support staff (minimum of 7 years). Knowledge and experience of Kentucky State Government (both Executive and Legislative Branches), continuing education programs, public relations, communications and publications.
About Kentucky Engineering Center
The American Council of Engineering Companies of Kentucky (ACEC-KY) and the Kentucky Society of Professional Engineers (KSPE) are jointly soliciting candidates for consideration to become the Executive Director for these professional associations. We are looking for candidates with a passion, desire, knowledge, and experience to lead our two highly respected associations.
ACEC-KY is comprised currently of about 85 member firms. To qualify for membership in the ACEC-KY, consulting firms must be established, owned and managed by registered Professional Engineers or Land Surveyors with no business affiliations that could compromise professional judgement. ACEC-KY is dedicated to: establishing and maintaining the highest standards of technical performance and professional practice; encouraging continuing professional and technical achievement among all engineers; developing a greater understanding of the practice of consulting engineering among the public, related design professions, the construction and materials industries and local, state and federal governments; performing public services when they do not conflict with professional obligations. Committees and an executive board ...do exist and are highly active for this organization.
KSPE is currently comprised of approximately 950 members. The mission of KSPE is to promote the ethical, competent, and licensed practice of engineering, and to enhance the professional, social, and economical well being of our members. It is comprised of 13 chapters throughout the state, with chapter leadership in those regions. KSPE also has a statewide executive board and committees that are highly active.
ACEC-KY/KSPE currently employs two individuals, seeking a third individual.