The ED provides executive management and supervision of the daily business activities of the ACBS. This person serves under the direction of the President of the ACBS and in cooperation with other Board members, Committee chairs, Chapter Officers and the membership at large. The ED is assisted in his/her work by a small staff of part time persons. Daily activities include all actions necessary for the stability and growth of the organization as well as member services and preparation and execution of the operating budget. National travel is required several times a year to represent the organization at various venues.
The organization faces the challenge of an aging membership and a key role of the Executive Director will be to identify and execute strategies to protect the long-term viability and growth of the organization.
Embrace and promote the ACBS Mission. (http://acbs.org/about-us/)
Develop, execute and maintain Strategic Plans in support of the ACBS mission and at the direction of the Executive Committee.
Develop and implement web content and other strategies that target yearly growth in ACBS membership.
Seek and build board involvement with strategic direction for both ongoing operations as well as for new initiatives. Serve as an Ex Officio member of certain board appointed committees.
Foster effective relationships with Chapter leaders and Board Members to ensure Chapter and Organizational strength, efficiency and commonality of efforts.
Actively engage and energize ACBS members, chapters, volunteers, board members, event committees, partnering organizations, and donors.
Actively participate with the Treasurer in the preparation of a yearly operating budget and the monthly oversight thereof. Prepare progress reports relating to the organization’s income and expenses.
Participate in and direct the preparation of the financial documents for the annual audit.
Assist the President and Executive Committee with Quarterly and Annual Meeting Agendas. Organize and contract facilities for in person meetings.
Direct the planning and management of the Annual Meeting and the International Boat Show.
Oversee contracted services, for quarterly and annual publications, advertising and sponsorship revenue, accounting service, and membership data.
Bachelor’s Degree or other equal professional experiences.
Five or more years of Senior level employment experiences in corporate business and/or association management complimented by progressive leadership experience that included oversight of other personnel and of complex projects/programs.
Demonstrated skills in budgeting and accounting.
Demonstrated skills in marketing/social media/public relations.
Residency in the 1000 Island area preferred although not required. Some presence will be required in the Clayton, NY HQ from time to time.
Proficient in all basic computer skills; Microsoft Office Suite, WordPress/Web site development, Internet research techniques, email marketing, including digital communications and marketing with social media, etc.
Excellent organizational skills; attention to detail, problem solving, multi-tasking, prioritization and scheduling of staff work.
Exceptional interpersonal skills that include strong verbal and written communications.
Goal oriented. Able to meet and exceed objectives set for self and set by others for self.
Flexible, adaptable, strong initiative and self-starter.
Enthusiasm for and dedication to the principles of the ACBS and the vintage boating community.
The Antique & Classic Boat Society, Inc. (ACBS), founded in January 1975, is seeking a full-time Executive Director. This person will assume leadership of the part time Administrative and volunteer Staff and will report directly to the Society President and the Executive Committee of the Board of Directors.
The vision of the ACBS is to provide an organization wherein people with a common interest in and love of historic, antique and classic boats can come together with friends and colleagues in a spirit of fellowship and fun to share dreams, adventures, knowledge, history and experiences. See the public web site at www.acbs.org for further information.
ACBS is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation organized under the laws of New York State and US federal tax regulations. It operates internationally with 5600 memberships and 53 chapters across the United States, Canada and France. The annual operating budget exceeds $500,000 and is funded primarily by membership dues. Additionally, a Scholarship Endowment Fund is maintained for the awarding of annual scholarships to accredited schools and institutions which teach vintage boat preservation, restoration and building.
Administrati...ve offices are located in Clayton, New York. Organizationally, the ACBS functions with an annually elected president, as well as some 23 committees, including an Executive Committee of the Board. The Board includes about 8 other elected members—all unpaid volunteers. Most Directors are elected for two-year terms. The Executive Committee re-forms yearly with the loss of only one member—the outgoing Past President. Thus, with each President having served as a Vice President, continuity is maintained. The Secretary and Treasurer, though voted on annually, usually serve several terms, also adding continuity.
The Board meets off-site or virtually scheduled four times a year or as necessary for business purposes, including an Annual Meeting in September and a winter budget meeting. The Annual Meeting traditionally includes the ACBS International Boat Show. Meetings, other than the budget meeting, are usually scheduled at varied locations across North America that have strong connections to vintage boating.