Imaginative and resourceful in program development. Diplomatic with volunteers. Motivated and self-directed.
Does this describe you? We’ve got a truly unique opportunity for you if you’re looking to take the lead in converting the ideas and enthusiasm of a committed group of volunteers into valuable programs and services.
The PTDA Foundation is a charitable non-profit organization, supporting employers in the power transmission/motion control industry. These are the individuals whose companies keep industry in motion by making and selling machinery components—gears, belts, bearings, motors, chains and 12 other product categories. Through its PT WORK Force initiative, the PTDA Foundation strives to achieve the following overarching goal: The PTDA Foundation will be a key partner in enabling PT/MC companies to recruit and retain a sufficient, vibrant workforce.
We’re seeking a Senior Director to manage three program-focused committees in developing, launching and maintaining programs in support of the PTDA Foundation’s short-term and long-term goals. From bringing together panelists for a discussion at an in-person meeting to researching providers for virtual offerings to driving content relevant to recruitment and retention in the industry, your project and volunteer management skills will be refined. Additionally, you’ll also manage our successful annual fundraising initiative, working with other team members to provide support and communications to potential contributors and those seeking contributions on the Foundation’s behalf.)
What You’ll Be Doing:
Guiding the PT WORK Force Education, Research and Knowledge Committee in researching and developing programs and services so that PT/MC employers will be better educated and more knowledgeable about hiring trends and practices because of the research and communications developed, curated or distributed by the PTDA Foundation.
Coordinate the efforts of the PT WORK Force Outreach Committee in researching and developing programs and services so that PT/MC employers will be supported in building their own pipeline of candidates for future openings.
Direct the PT WORK Force Recruitment and Retention Tools Committee in researching and developing programs and services so that PT/MC employers will be supported in recruiting for current open positions and retaining all employees.
Support the efforts of the Funding Committee in generating contributions from PT/MC companies and individuals in the PT/MC industry in support of a specific initiative, by making an annual contribution or by leaving a legacy through a planned gift.
What You’ll Need:
The ideal candidate will have that rare blend of project, volunteer and fundraising management. Knowledge will be demonstrated by a bachelor’s degree, preferably in business, association or non-profit management. It will also be supported by your relevant work experience demonstrating increasing responsibility in the fields of association, not-for-profit or foundation management over the past five-to-seven years. Exceptional organizational and project management skills as well as superior verbal and written communication skills are essential. You’ll serve as both a team leader and a team member, so you must be able to work independently and within a team environment, jumping from task to task as priorities arise and shift. From a technology perspective, we’re looking for someone highly proficient in MS Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access) in a PC environment.
The Power Transmission Distributors Association (PTDA) is the leading global association for the industrial power transmission/motion control (PT/MC) distribution channel. Headquartered in Chicago, PTDA represents power transmission/motion control distribution firms that generate more than $20 billion in sales and span over 2,700 locations. PTDA members also include manufacturers that supply the PT/MC industry.
The PTDA Foundation, whose work is funded solely by donations, was founded in 1982 to champion education, outreach and research initiatives relevant to the power transmission/motion control (PT/MC) industry that enhance the knowledge and/or professionalism and productivity for industry stakeholders. The Foundation is a not-for-profit, tax-exempt 501(c)(3) corporation; contributions are tax deductible to the full amount allowed by law.