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CEO/President – Pacific Northwest Defense Coalition (PNDC)
Since 2007, Acumen has been the premiere boutique, woman-owned Executive Search firm in Oregon with a global reach. We work holistically and strategically with our clients to understand their business and culture to facilitate talent to solve meaningful problems.
Acumen has partnered with Pacific Northwest Defense Coalition (PNDC) for the placement of their CEO/President.
About PNDC: The Pacific Northwest Defense Coalition is the association of over 275 Northwest defense and security industry businesses. PNDC strengthens our members’ business growth, our region’s economy, and our nation’s security through training, direct counseling, business-to-business networking, and federal governmental advocacy. More information about PNDC can be found on their website at www.PNDC.us .
Reporting to the Board of Directors, the CEO/President will have overall strategic and operational responsibility for PNDC’s programs, expansion, and execution of its mission. They are seeking a proactive CEO/ President to ensure successful planning, budgeting, and management of staff. This person must be entrepreneurial, diligent, and organized, with fiscal acumen. The successful candidate will have the ability to work collaboratively with PNDC’s board, members, staff, and strategic partners. The ideal candidate will be a strongly motivated entrepreneur with a passion for business (specifically with manufacturing and technology firms), association management experience, and knowledge of the defense and security contracting industry.
If you are or prefer:
Entrepreneur – growing and developing an organization
Strong Economic Development background – understand the link between business and government
Loves to push local agenda forward with the federal government – specifically defense and security contracting
Data and metrics driven – able to create usable reporting methodologies
Full responsibility of P&L
Spokesperson to the public, military and government
PNDC may be for you.
PNDC is looking for a new CEO/President to drive both the growth and the mission/initiatives of the organization. PNDC was created to support small to large businesses in the Pacific Northwest with advocacy, connection to other businesses, and education to those who contract with the Federal Government’s Defense and Security (and all those within that supply chain). Ideally this person will have both private industry experience and knows how the Federal Government contracting works.
This position is located in Portland, Oregon. The ideal candidate will understand the Pacific Northwest, have a great interest in public policy, public speaking, and marketing with strong attention to detail to be a competent fiscal manager. Experience in economic development is highly desired. Ability to build and lead PNDC staff team in WA and Oregon, with view to expand PNDC’s footprint and membership.
In the CEO/President position, you will be responsible for:
Leadership & Management:
Work closely with Board of Directors and Executive Committee to execute strategy and plans
Oversee association’s day-to-day operations and staff in Portland and Puget Sound/Seattle
Conduct proactive outreach to retain current and recruit new member companies
Make periodic visits to member companies to maintain a positive, collaborative relationship and to continually solicit opportunities for improvement
Serve as the primary spokesperson for the association and respond pro-actively to public inquiries and contacts in a timely manner
Collaborate with regional organizations, associations, industry leaders, and government officials to promote the interests of the association and its member businesses
Supervise and coordinate a variety of programs and events
Manage and develop the board and committees to further the association’s mission
Consult with and listen to member companies on government contracting and marketing strategies, connect business leaders with mentors and solutions
Ensure that the association maintains positive and productive relationships with media, governmental agencies, sponsors, and other organizations. Represent PNDC with members’ best interests in mind.
Supervise up to nine full and part time staff
Effectively create and implement development plans for staff and structure to support organizational growth, and team engagement
Lead engagements with outside business service partners
Work congruently with the board to further their strategic plan and improve with meaningful outcomes
Finances, Fundraising & Communications:
Manage implementation of the association’s budget, and oversee future budget planning and development
Secure outside resources (including event sponsorships) and grant funding
Oversee and direct financial procedures and practices for the organization in accordance with accepted accounting practices and PNDC policies. Assist in delivering on commitments made to Sponsors; support existing program operations
Deepen and refine all aspects of communications—from web presence to external relations with the goal of creating a stronger brand. Utilize external presence and relationships to garner new opportunities
Champion and expand board fundraising efforts
As the CEO/President will be expected to:
Expand the role and responsibilities to focus on organizational sustainability and growth strategies
Extensive travel within the Pacific Northwest Region, some travel to other parts of the USA as required
Build partnerships, establish and expand positive relationships with Sponsors and political and community leaders
Be an external presence that publishes and communicates program results with an emphasis on the successes of PNDC programs
The CEO/President will be thoroughly committed to PNDC’s mission. All candidates should have proven leadership, coaching, and relationship management experience.
Specific requirements include:
Association management experienced strongly preferred
Proven outreach, sales, and/or marketing experience
Experience with government affairs, political advocacy, and commerce policy strongly preferred
Proven ability to communicate effectively – orally, in writing, and through public presentations – with people of diverse ages and backgrounds, in groups and individually
Proven ability to positively solve problems and effectively lead a team
Ability to read and interpret financial statements is required; experience with managing a budget and operating plan is required
The ability to effectively manage multiple projects simultaneously is required
Understand business and economic concepts
Ideal candidate will possess manufacturing work experience or familiarity
Ideal candidate will possess government procurement experience or familiarity, especially with defense, security, and aerospace contractors
Possess computer literacy sufficient to use various software programs, Internet, and email to produce correspondence, documents, and reports required by the position
BS or BA required, MBA preferred
Prior military experience preferred, ability to pass stringent military security clearance
If interest in the Executive Director (ED) position, please send the follow to Suzanne@AcumenESearch.com.
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