North Atlantic States Carpenters Benefit Funds (NASCBF) is comprised of five benefit funds that provide retirement, health and other benefits to more than 45,000 active and retired plan participants of the United Brotherhood of Carpenters across a 7-state region including Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont and New York (but excluding New York City).
With total assets in excess of $10B across three retirement funds (2 defined benefit plans and 1 defined contribution plan), a self-insured/self-administered health fund (consisting of multiple plans), and a vacation fund, NASCBF has an annual operating budget of approximately $25M and a full-time employee population of approximately 100 individuals across multiple locations in the 7-state region. The Funds are governed by two Boards of Trustees representing labor and management (the contributing employers) in equal numbers.
NASCBF is seeking a new leader who will maintain overall leadership responsibility for the day-to-day operational, technical and organizational administration of the Funds in accordance with all respective Trust Agreements and Plan Documents adopted by the Trustees. This responsibility includes developing, implementing, and monitoring policies, programs, standards and procedures to ensure exemplary member service as well as compliance with all relevant local, state and federal regulations and requirements. The Executive Director works in partnership with the Trustees and represents the Funds in all aspects of leadership, management, fiscal oversight, planning, participant relations and negotiations, along with other duties as determined by the Board of Trustees.
NASCBF seeks a compassionate leader who wants to make a difference in the lives of the tens of thousands of fund participants, each of whom rely on the Funds – and one another - for support and stability across the wide variety of life events experienced during life’s critical stages. The ideal candidate is a visionary and communicative individual who brings passion, skill and readiness for a high-caliber, visible and high-impact leadership role. The Board of Trustees is looking for a leader who will embrace the vision and continue building the path towards sustainable benefits and quality of life and wages for active participants and retirees.
Key to this position is the ability and desire to be highly communicative with staff, Trustees and especially participants. Strong candidates will understand the need for considerate participant outreach and will have demonstrated the ability to keep participants informed. The Funds seek an individual who can relate to participants, have compassion and yet communicate effectively as the organization works through a period of growth. Successful candidates will possess the highest level of oral, written and interpersonal communication skills to effectively work with and align a broad range of stakeholders including Trustees, employers, professional colleagues, participants and community partners, as well as the media.
This leader will have a proven ability to adapt to a changing market and to strategically navigate the challenges that come with managing a large, multi-state organization. A demonstrated history of strong and steady administrative skills will be paramount, as will be the ability to visualize the most effective and efficient structures to support the mission. The next leader will help lead NASCBF in embracing evolving technologies, changing market expectations and challenges brought about by a larger membership.
Candidates must demonstrate inspirational leadership, with the ability to nurture an organizational culture that is grounded in a shared vision, effective teamwork and supported by mutual respect and accountability. The ideal leader inspires others and has proven experience recruiting and retaining top talent. The ability to demonstrate effective management approaches in understanding and valuing others’ opinions, building consensus and acting with integrity and decisiveness is critical. This leader must be able to galvanize, empower and encourage staff to support the mission with openness and transparency.
The successful candidate will have networking experience and a history of bringing together varied stakeholders as well as demonstrated experience in organizations where technology plays a critical role in service delivery. Candidates must have a commitment and record of success in working in a nonpartisan manner as well as significant experience and knowledge of the various regulatory agencies and governing bodies.
Candidates will have a bachelor’s degree and a minimum of ten years’ senior management experience with a complex operation with multiple locations. While candidates do not need to have a Taft-Hartley background or certification in the subject matter, they must bring an understanding of the mission of the Funds and the operations of a similarly sized organization/institution.
The salary range for the Executive Director position is competitive and commensurate with experience. The NASCBF provides a generous benefits package to all employees.
NASCBF is committed to a policy of equal employment opportunity and to a practice of diversity, equity, and inclusion as reflected in our values. NASCBF aims to attract and retain a diverse and dynamic team to contribute to its mission. NASCBF employees enjoy a generous benefits package as well as a flexible work environment.
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