The Western Fairs Association (WFA) is seeking dynamic, engaging, and highly qualified professionals for consideration of the Executive Director position for this highly respected regional trade association. With a small staff and a $800,000 budget, WFA serves a large, geographically diverse membership base. The Executive Director reports to the Board of Directors and has overall strategic and operational responsibility for the Association staff, programs, expansion, and execution of its mission and is often in direct contact with Board members and member agencies addressing immediate needs, interpreting policies, and providing guidance.
This position requires a Bachelor's degree and significant management experience including a track record of effectively leading and managing an outcomes-based organization. An advanced degree, proven track record of having developed operationalized strategies for growth and expansion, and/or experience with a member-based association or trade organization is considered a plus. The new Executive Director will have outstanding leadership skills necessary to lead with passion, idealism, integrity, and a positive attitude, being mission-driven and self-directed.
Additional Salary Information: The salary for this position is up to $150,000 and is supplemented by a flexible benefit package.
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