The Association for Corporate Growth (ACG) is a global community for middle–market M&A deal professionals and business leaders focused on growing companies. ACG has 59 chapters and over 14,500 members globally. The Wisconsin chapter of ACG (ACG WI) is a premier network of 280 professionals and executives in Southeast Wisconsin.
ACG WI is seeking a full–time Executive Director to proactively manage the day–to–day operations and implement the strategic plan of ACG WI. Primary responsibilities include working with the Board and committee chairs to provide oversight and management of programming, membership, sponsorship, finance and administration.
OVERVIEW OF RESPONSIBILITIES:
Work with the President and Executive Committee to prioritize and establish timelines for the delivery of all services. Manage day–to–day operations and outside support staff providers, coordinating the delivery of their services.
Actively support/interface with nine committee chairs and various subcommittee chairs in executing their respective activities and initiatives, including notably:
Programming. Develop, market, promote, and deliver ~25 programs (~2–3x month). Events range in size from 20 to 100+ attendees. Help identify topics, screen & secure speakers and coordinate panels. Coordinate all event details, provide on–site oversight. Explore and obtain best possible pricing from vendors, including venues.
Membership. Help identify and recruit prospective new members while assisting in the retention of existing members. Ensure that new member applicants are properly screened and in alignment with membership goals and mix. Establish linkage to convert program attendees to members. Assist with onboarding of new members.
Annual Conference. Execute ACG WI's Growth and Leadership Conference (GLC), a full day conference with ~500 attendees held each Fall. Oversee tasks, negotiate contracts and approve all budget line items. Lead all committee meetings and calls with focus on securing sponsorships, corporate tables, conference speakers and registrations.
Sponsorship. Help secure and increase Annual and GLC sponsorships. Coordinate outreach to prior and new sponsors. Ensure that the promised benefits to sponsors are delivered in a prompt and efficient manner.
Finance. Assist with Budgeting, A/R and A/P, collections, bank reconciliations. Prepare Treasurer reports.
Next Gen. Assist with coordinating meetings and program content for young ACG members.
ACG Cup. Coordinate case study program with participating universities, including recruiting mentors and judges and scheduling the program venue.
Schedule, facilitate, participate in and support meetings and discussions of committees and board; provide monthly dashboards/data analytics packages to Board and Committee Chairs.
Interface between Board and ACG Global, and other ACG chapters.
Oversee and implement appropriate resources to ensure seamless operations.
Oversee all elements of operations in a collaborative manner, and execute events flawlessly and within established profitability guidelines.
Provide full meeting management services for approximately 30 events per year (~2 member meetings/month, 5 board meetings, one large annual conference).
Develop and maintain administrative procedures, processes and records retention to facilitate clear communication with all stakeholders.
Regularly review and update/refresh all marketing materials and communication to members and broader community.
A bachelor's degree or higher.
Certified Association Executive (CAE) credential is a plus.
Minimum of 3 to 5 years of nonprofit or event management experience (financial or professional service industry experience is a plus)
Executive experience leading an organization or division of a larger entity, with responsibility for overall management, including implementing programs, business development, financial management, budgeting and administration.
Knowledge of nonprofit fundraising strategies and sponsor relations.
Experience managing outside contractors and/or in–house staff; demonstrated ability to oversee and collaborate with staff.
Transparent and high–integrity leadership.
Strong organizational abilities, including planning, delegating, program development and task facilitation.
Ability to convey a vision of ACG WI's strategic future as well as interface with and engage the Board, Committees, volunteers, sponsors and potential members.
Ability to translate strategic guidance from the Board into specific goals and to initiate or manage programs and activities that meet those goals in a timely fashion.
Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to act as a facilitator within the volunteer leadership team of the organization.
Self–directed and able to set and achieve goals with minimal oversight.
Comfortable with the technology and tools needed to communicate, manage and lead an organization.
Additional Salary Information: •Reports to: Board of Directors, through President.
•Able to work remotely, flexible schedule
•Required coverage of all events including some early morning and evening events.
•Competitive salary, bonus and benefits, including health insurance, 401(K) match.
•Travel not required but available for ACG Global Leadership or Chapter Executive Training, and ACG Conferences.
About Association for Corporate Growth Wisconsin Chapter
Founded in 1954, the Association for Corporate Growth has 59 chapters and 14,500 members around the world. ACG serves 90,000 investors, owners, executives, lenders and advisers to growing middle-market companies. ACG’s mission is to drive middle-market growth.
For more information about ACG, please visit www.acg.org.