This position provides the strategic vision and thinking in partnership with the National Student Speech Language Hearing Association (NSSLHA) Executive Council; provides operational leadership and ensures the fiscal health of the association; provides oversight of programmatic areas; directs membership recruitment; orchestrates the communications of the association; oversees the implementation of strategic focus areas; and the development and supervision of professional staff.
Provide the vision and strategic thinking in partnership with the NSSLHA Executive Council and serve as ex officio member to the NSSLHA Executive Council.
Coordinate the daily operations of NSSLHA which includes recruiting, coaching, developing, and evaluating staff as well as ensuring the fiscal health of the organization, developing and managing the budget, leading the creation of products and strategies to diversify revenue streams, developing strategic partnership opportunities, managing contracts and vendors along with any other leadership and management activities as required.
Create and maintain membership recruitment and retention efforts that remain relevant to NSSLHA’s target market while implementing membership growth strategies.
Coordinate the creation of communications to current, potential, and past NSSLHA members; chapters and chapter advisors; ASHA members and staff; and current and potential advertisers and partners.
Serve as liaison to external student organizations, ASHA staff, ASHA Committees, ASHA Special Interest Groups, and higher education organizations and advocate within NSSLHA, ASHA, and other student organizations to integrate the student perspective in policy development, and to manage program planning and implementation.
Analyze trends and practices in related student-led organizations, higher education organizations, and association administration, and advise NSSLHA student leaders on appropriate solutions for achieving desired outcomes, then manage the implementation of strategic goals.
Coordinate the implementation of the Operating Agreement between NSSLHA and ASHA and its periodic updates.
Knowledge Typically Acquired Through
Bachelor’s degree (required) in liberal arts, communications, or business administration (preferred).
Master’s degree in communications or business administration (preferred)
A record of achievement in organizational leadership, strategic thinking, non-profit budgets, membership recruitment, communications, and business development.
Minimum 5 years’ experience in a similar position requiring leadership roles, association management, membership recruitment or management, and/or marketing and communication skills (preferred).
3–5 years’ supervisory experience (preferred).
American Society of Association Executives (ASAE) Certified Association Executive (CAE) credential (preferred).
Scope and Depth of Technical Skills/Knowledge
Demonstrated interest in working with and helping college students
Demonstrated ability to provide strategic leadership and direction at a programmatic, enterprise-wide level
Demonstrated ability to work with volunteer leaders, boards, councils, and committees
Demonstrated managerial and administrative skills
Demonstrated ability to develop and manage a budget
Demonstrated ability to collect and analyze data from a variety of sources to inform decision making
Knowledge of association governance policies and procedures
Basic knowledge of marketing and promotion
Demonstrated ability to develop strategy around recruitment and retention of members—ideally targeting student populations
Demonstrated ability to write clearly and succinctly in a variety of settings
Proven editorial skills
Facility with MS Office and database management
Strong interpersonal skills
Scope and Depth of Non-Technical Skills/Knowledge
Demonstrated ability to manage and implement multiple tasks simultaneously and to prioritize effectively
Demonstrated ability to lead projects and teams to accomplish projects and to work cooperatively with staff and volunteers
Demonstrated ability to facilitate groups and achieve consensus
Proven interpersonal and oral/written communication skills in both formal and informal contexts
Additional Salary Information: Salary Range (Non-Negotiable): $87,971 – $97,745
About American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association is the professional, scientific, and credentialing association for 204,000 members and affiliates who are speech-language pathologists, audiologists, and speech, language, and hearing scientists in the United States and internationally.