TAG Executive Director
Job Description - Executive Director
Reports to: TAG Board President
Employment terms: Exempt - Salaried
The role of the Executive Director is to oversee and grow the operations of the TAG NW activities, including but not limited to managing staff, the annual budget, performing outreach, fundraising, membership services, event planning and partner relations. The Executive Director reports to the TAG Board President.
The Technology Alliance Group for Northwest Washington (TAG) is a membership community with headquarters in Bellingham, Washington, dedicated to advancing individuals and the regional technology sector. TAG serves as a resource to advocate and inform local tech professionals and employers.
TAG was formed in 1999 as the Bellingham/Whatcom Technology Alliance Group to address the needs of a growing technology industry in Whatcom County. As the industry evolved, membership grew and TAG's mission to promote, educate, and advocate for Northwest Washington technology businesses positively impacted an increasing number of companies.
TAG directly supports those companies and their leaders who are engaged in everyday development, adaptation, and implementation of technology as their primary business. Additionally, TAG engages and empowers those professionals who support companies in utilizing technology to optimize their business processes.
TAG works closely with partners to connect members with resources and support efforts around common goals. Visit the TAG website for more information at: http://www.tagnw.org/
Job Duties and Responsibilities:
The Executive Director is responsible for setting and executing plans, and measuring outcomes against the strategic vision of the organization in cooperation with the board of directors.
The Executive Director is responsible for the successful implementation of TAG events, including but not limited to TAG's annual Tech Summit, Mark Anderson Predictions, Tech Bash and Tech Expo.
The Executive Director takes a leadership role in raising the visibility of TAG and the local technology community on a local, regional, state and nationwide level. This position is responsible for developing content and managing all external communications and campaigns including press releases, meeting invitations, website content and other marketing materials.
The Executive Director is responsible for membership development and relations and ensuring that members are satisfied with the services TAG provides them. Relationships pertain to TAG's active involvement in state-wide organizations that advance the tech sector including; the Technology Alliance, Washington Technology Institute, angel organizations, and a variety of peer groups. TAG is an active member of Team Whatcom, a group of Economic Development practitioners who focus on business services for our community.
The Executive Director maintains a current understanding of issues, research, trends and best practices in the technology-based economic development field.
The Executive Director is responsible for managing TAG's annual budget and for meeting annual targets for income and expense. As part of his/her financial responsibilities, the Executive Director will engage in fundraising activities including developing sponsors and grant requests.
The Executive Director's role requires leadership skills as well as the ability to perform administrative functions, since the Executive Director oversees the office and day-to-day operations. The Executive Director will manage staff and collaborate with volunteers (board and committee members, business members and interns) to obtain assistance where needed.
• Bachelor's degree in business, non-profits, or related field
• 5 years of management experience
• Excellent professional, written and oral communication skills. Must be able to communicate with technologists, as well as business leaders, educators, politicians, etc.
• General understanding of technology and its applications
• Strong organizational skills including the ability to plan, organize and set long-term strategy with an actionable work plan
• Team player and ability to develop and maintain productive, professional relationships. Must be able to work collaboratively on projects with various partner organizations, local and state-wide
• Ability to work independently and problem solve
• Ability to perform administrative functions, such as day-to-day operations, familiarity with bookkeeping and fund-based accounting.
• Ability and willingness to travel regionally
• Proven ability to fund raise, develop sponsor relationships, and close for commitments
• Knowledge of the regional technology and advanced manufacturing sectors with established industry and community contacts desired
• Marketing and events planning experience
• Proven track-record of non-profit volunteer/Board experience
Job title: Executive Director
Industry: NFP - Technology
Job type: Full Time
Job level: Exec leadership
Compensation: $50K/year, plus bonus
Application deadline: March 30, 2018
Posted by: TAG Board Committee
Please respond to Athena at athenatagnw.org with your resume and cover letter by March 30, 2018