ISA is eager to identify a visionary executive who is prepared to build upon the current successes of the Association. The successful candidate will serve as the Executive Director of ISA, leading the strategic direction set by the Board of Directors, and overseeing the operations and activities of the Association. Critical to the Executive Director’s success is the maintenance of a strong working relationship with Society’s officers.
This individual will demonstrate a decisive, yet collaborative leadership style along with an entrepreneurial drive, a passion for business success, and exemplary communication skills. They will bring a track record of innovative and strategic leadership experience in an international and multi-faceted institution with varied internal and external constituencies and stakeholders.
The Executive Director must be an inspiring and inclusive leader, with the ability to motivate staff, volunteers, and stakeholders across all areas that ISA touches. This person will bring an effective and innovative approach in partnering with the Board and senior management team. This person will be highly approachable, an engaging speaker, and an eager listener. They will be a natural team builder, bringing energy, optimism, and a drive to lead ISA into the future. The individual should have experience leading an international organization, including balancing the needs and expectations of regional entities to achieve a common implementation of the strategy.
The Executive Director will have demonstrated a high level of achievement in developing and implementing strategy, building the financial, operational, and ideological support for its implementation while skillfully balancing and aligning the needs of multiple interests. They should have experience managing institutional transition and be energized by the prospect of implementing and building on ISA’s strategy for the future.
Qualifications The Executive Director is committed to the ISA mission and vision while demonstrating proven leadership experience. Other qualifications include: • Minimum 15+ years of experience in association/non-profit leadership and management roles (Executive Director, COO, Chief of Staff, or the top P&L leader of an organization) • Experience leading a global organization with a comprehensive portfolio of products and services • Proven track record of working successfully with a mission-driven organization to lead and develop strategic goals including growing organizational revenue and value • Demonstrated passion and desire to lead the automation industry while achieving ISA’s mission; knowledge and understanding of the automation industry is preferred • Business mindset, including financial management, budget preparation and implementation and forecasting • Relationship building skills to cultivate and maintain engagement with member organizations and volunteers • Effective presentation and public speaking skills • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook) • An undergraduate degree is required; an advanced degree including CAE is preferred • Ability to travel domestically and internationally (estimated 25 percent)
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