Executive Director - Connecticut Restaurant Associatio
Connecticut Restaurant Association
January 26, 2018
Full Time - Experienced
This position, along with the CRA Board of Directors, is responsible for managing the Connecticut Restaurant Association in Connecticut. The Executive Director receives direction and oversight from the CRA Board of Directors to identify and plan for the needs of the organization. This position will report to the CRA Board of Directors.
Core Duties and Responsibilities:
Working in partnership with the CRA Board of Directors, the Executive Director will be responsible for:
Organizational Development • Developing mission, vision, purpose and values of the organization • Developing and implementing policies and processes needed to run a highly effective organization • Ensuring the CRA office operates in a manner consistent with the mission and standards set by CRA Board
Membership Development • Developing and implementing a plan to grow the membership of the CRA • Establishing a collaborative relationship with other similar associations • Utilizing Social Media to effectively expand the reach of the CRA
Board Development • Developing and implementing a strategic board recruitment plan to establish a governing board with representation from across the state with the skills and expertise needed to manage a sustainable, highly effective state organization • Preparing a Board orientation and onboarding for new board members • Prepare and distribute appropriate materials in advance of and attend board meetings. • Developing a long-range plan for growth and sustainability
Financial Management & Fund Development • Working with Board Treasurer and/or appropriate board committee to develop and manage an operating budget • Working with appropriate board committee to develop, implement and evaluate short- and long-term revenue steams. • Overseeing management of financial records and bookkeeping and banking responsibilities to ensure accurate financial reporting and compliance with internal financial controls. • Overseeing preparation of financial reports for board of directors and others.
Leadership • Serving as liaison between the CRA, neighboring state restaurant associations and the National Restaurant Association • Cultivating and maintaining relationships with appropriate state organizations and media outlets. • Representing the CRA at local and statewide events • Cultivating strong relationships within the state legislature to further the CRA mission
Personnel Management • Hiring, leading and overseeing all staff of the organization • Ensuring all personnel policies and procedures are followed Marketing & Event Planning • Maintaining the branded CRA website • Developing marketing tools and resources to be used statewide • Plan and excuse current and new CRA events including the annual golf tournament and the annual Awards Dinner
Experience, Qualifications and Abilities • Bachelor’s degree management, business or related field. Graduate degree preferred • Experience in an executive leadership role working with a Board of Directors is a plus • Previous experience working in the hospitality industry is a plus • Demonstrated experience in financial management • Demonstrated ability to build community and statewide relationships • Demonstrated ability to effectively market via social media • Knowledge, experience and understanding of the Connecticut political landscape is a plus • Willingness to travel as necessary • Demonstrated flexibility, mature judgment and ability to work professionally under stress • Demonstrate strong interpersonal skills, sound judgment, and the ability to work independently as well as collaboratively internally and externally • Work well under pressure with deadlines and be skilled in prioritizing responsibilities • Demonstrate high levels of professionalism
Additional Salary Information: This is a full-time exempt position. Salary is DOE
About Connecticut Restaurant Association
The CRA is a full service, nonprofit trade association dedicated to support every type and size of restaurant. We are advocates for the Connecticut restaurant industry, a hub for information and a platform for networking. We commit ourselves to offering cost effective benefits and resources you need to run a profitable business.