The Michigan Townships Association (MTA), a state-wide 501(c) 4 not-for-profit that serves 99% of the township officials in the state and recognized as being one of the most progressive associations in the country representing township governments, is seeking a new executive director to start July 1, 2019. The retiring executive has served for over 18 years. The executive director is responsible for MTA’s advocacy, education, communications and knowledge center, and daily operations.
MTA serves 7,000 elected officials and thousands of township employees and appointed officials. Headquartered in the greater Lansing, MI area, the organization has an operating budget of $4 million and 20 staff. The state of Michigan is distinct in its usage of charter and general law townships. The state is divided into 83 counties, and further divided into 1,240 townships, 276 cities, and 257 villages. The MTA advances local democracy by fostering township leadership and public policy essential for a strong and vibrant Michigan.
The organization needs a passionate servant leader who has expertise in association management, understands and appreciates public service and the role of local governments, and can form legislative strategy. This charismatic individual will have strong communication skills, both written and presentation, and have the ability to build relationships and foster collaboration. This individual will foster an engaged team culture for the 20 employees. Sixty percent of the revenue is from dues and forty percent from member services such as books and training. The executive spends over a third of their time on Board and committee activities. The Board operates under the Policy Governance® Model.
Master’s degree preferred, along with CAE designation. At a minimum a bachelor’s degree, with leadership experience. Professional travel and evening meetings are required to represent the organization. Position requires knowledge and utilization of current technologies. CAE and/or additional relevant certification is desired.
The job description is available at: http://msae.org/MSAE-Executive-Search/MTA
Interested candidates should send a cover letter, salary expectations, and resume by November 9 to:
MSAE/Cheryl Ronk, CAE Attention: MTA Executive Search Committee 420 Northlawn Ave. East Lansing, MI 48823 Fax 517-332-6724 MTAExecutiveSearch@gmail.com