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Senior Executives Association Position Announcement For Executive Director

Tuesday, December 14, 2021   (0 Comments)

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December 15, 2021 

The Senior Executives Association (SEA) is seeking a part-time Executive Director to strengthen leadership in public service and dedicated to growing the Association’s value proposition for its members.  In this role, you will be supported by a dedicated Board of Directors and three contract staff that cover the range of SEA staff requirements; policy development and advocacy, marketing/communications, administrative and financial management.  

The value proposition for SEA comprises professional development and networking, advocacy before Congress and the Administration, and keeping our members informed of emerging issues impacting the senior executive service.  Highlights include the Annual Leadership Summit, Communities of Practice, newsletter, and webinars throughout the year.  

For over 40 years, SEA has been the consistent voice for career leaders –before Congress, the Administration, and the media – advocating for good government solutions, while providing professional development and networking opportunities for federal executives and rising federal leaders.  SEA is dedicated to promoting public service while empowering career Federal leaders to transform the federal government for the 21st century and better serve the American people. Currently the SEA has 1,700 members and is growing.  
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SEA’s four strategic pillars are: 


1.Strengthen the SES and Career Leadership Corps to Meet Current and Future National Requirements

2.Contribute to a Leadership Pipeline that Produces Passionate & Dedicated Federal Executives

3.Become a Thought Leader in Washington’s Policy Debates

4.Build a World Class Senior Executives Association


In addition to the Executive Directors support of the four strategic pillars, the selected candidate will also support several key management challenges. Those challenges include improving information quality in the membership database, improving financial management practices, and strengthening the value proposition for our members to drive membership growth.  



Job: Part-time Executive Director, 15-20 hours per week 

Location: Remote and in-person attendance meetings in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area as needed, typically once per month.   

Compensation Range: Negotiable within a range of $4000 - $ 5500 per month based on experience 

Annual Performance Bonus: Negotiable range of 10% - 15% of negotiated salary 

        Performance bonus will be measured based on established performance metrics aligned to membership, revenue and sponsorship growth 

Annual SEA Summit Bonus:  15% of summit net profit above budgeted net profits

Status: 1099 contractor 

Benefits: None 

Reports to: Executive Committee of the SEA Board of Directors 



1.    Membership growth and outreach:  Assess member needs based on member category and other differentiations and grow and communicate value proposition based on these categories.
2.Advocacy & Policy:  Serve as spokesperson, in partnership with the Director of Policy and Outreach and the Board of Directors, to advocate for Federal Career Executives before Congress, the Administration, and the media, including overseeing the Association’s timely response on relevant policy issues.
3.Professional Development & Networking programs:  Oversee planning for Annual Leadership Summit along with development and scheduling of webinars and other professional development and networking events.
4.Board Management & Governance:  Oversee Board meeting schedule and assure development of Board materials as needed and ensure that Association records are maintained.
5.Finance:  Manages support contracts, annual tax filings, development of budget, monthly financial reports, annual Financial Review, and an audit to be conducted a minimum of every five years.
6.Diversify revenue sources:  Promote growth in corporate sponsorships, grants, and other areas as appropriate.


Selection of the Executive Director will be based on consideration of the following applicant qualifications: 

1.Experience in association management
2.Experience in oversight of operations, including financial management and membership management.
3.Experience growing and strengthening organizations using best practices and a determination to move the Association forward and deliver results.
4.Experience in the Senior Executive Service and/or working knowledge of policies governing the SES and civil service workforce
5.Outstanding verbal and written communications skills.




Interested candidates should submit a letter of interest along with a detailed resume with references.  The letter of interest should specify why the applicants believe they are interested in the position. The applicants should also identify the specific skills and experiences that make them highly qualified candidates for the position.  Complete packages will be emailed to [email protected].  Questions should be referred to Bob Corsi, 703-239-2890. 

The Search Committee will oversee the review and screening process and make a recommendation to the Board of Directors.  

All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, veteran status, or any other basis protected by law. This position may require pre-employment screening potentially including a criminal background check, verification of academic credentials, licenses, certifications, and/or verification of work history.