Association Executive

SBI Association Management, a progressive Seattle-based nonprofit management company, is seeking a full-time Association Executive to provide operational and strategic leadership for a group of associations. This is a highly visible role which demands extensive customer service skills, a high level of professionalism, and ability to interface with association leadership regarding the conditions and operations of the organization. You will plan, organize, direct and coordinate Board members, volunteers and/or staff and oversee the administrative activities of each association. Success in this position requires a positive, results-oriented manager with excellent follow-through and attention to detail; the ability to identify and manage resources required to provide client services; impeccable organizational and governance skills; strong and persuasive communication skills; the ability to lead a customer-focused staff team; good technology skills; and an entrepreneurial orientation. The ideal candidate must thrive in a challenging and fast-paced environment where prioritizing and multi-tasking are the norm.

In this position you will be responsible for:

  • Providing inspired, strategic guidance and counsel to client Boards of Directors
  • Managing association programs and services, developing new initiatives and improving current offerings to meet the needs of members
  • Facilitating efficient communication and effective service among and between volunteer elected and appointed volunteer leaders, committees and members
  • Strategic business planning to ensure long-term growth and sustainability of each organization
  • Ensuring that each organization makes measurable progress against goals
  • Keeping leadership fully informed on the conditions and operations of each association
  • Attending meetings of the Board of Directors and Executive Committees; taking meeting minutes
  • Ensuring that governance documents are current and being followed (i.e., Bylaws, Policies & Procedures, Conflict of Interest, Records Retention).
  • Developing annual budgets; reviewing monthly financials and annual tax returns
  • Reviewing and negotiating vendor contracts
  • Planning, promotion and administration of meetings and events
  • Serving as liaison with national offices, lobbyists, and/or component societies
  • Leading and mentoring a team of administrative, marketing and event staff

You are qualified for this position if you can demonstrate that you have:

  • At least five years’ experience as an association executive, account executive or senior level management role in a nonprofit organization
  • Account management experience required with a successful track record in professional development, financial management, building internal consensus and supporting external
  • Exceptional client service skills and enjoy working with the public
  • Superior attention to detail; first-class organizational skills
  • High energy, positive, professional attitude; take pride in work product
  • Ability to produce error-free written content quickly, accurately and on tight deadlines
  • Strong computer skills to include: Microsoft Office and experience using AMS or CRM platforms preferred
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong time management skills and ability to manage concurrent tasks efficiently
  • Great team leader: proven ability to inspire staff productivity, set clear expectations and willing to roll up your sleeves and pitch in to help your colleagues when needed
  • Bachelor’s degree required; master’s degree and/or CAE desirable.

Salary DOE with benefits to include: IRA employer contribution, 10 paid holidays, wellness time, health insurance paid at 80%, annual educational stipend.

As the leading AMC in the Pacific Northwest, SBI Association Management is known for providing innovative technology solutions, marketing, event management, and financial and executive services to manage and grow member-based professional societies and associations. SBI provides strategic counsel and manages the day-to-day of its client organizations so their members can thrive. Learn more at

SBI is located in the Northgate area of Seattle and was named as one of the 2012 finalists for Washington’s Best Workplaces by the Puget Sound Business Journal. We have a hardworking, dedicated team who will participate in the hiring process. All finalists may be asked to take an assessment evaluation and will receive a background check.

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