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Executive Director-National Association of State Treasurers

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The Council of State Governments
The National Association of State Treasurers, an affiliate of The Council of State Governments, seeks to provide advocacy and support that enables member states to pursue and administer sound financial policies and programs benefiting the citizens of the nation.
Membership is composed of all state treasurers or state finance officials with comparable responsibilities from the United States, its commonwealths, territories, and the District of Columbia. The private sector is represented through the Corporate Affiliate Program that was established to build professional relationships and foster cooperation between the public and private sectors.
The association serves its members through educational conferences and webinars, a variety of working groups, policy advocacy and publications that provide information about developments in public finance.
JOB SUMMARY
The Executive Director serves as Chief Executive Officer of the National Association of State Treasurers (NAST). The National Association of State Treasurers is headquartered in Lexington, KY and maintains an Office of Federal Relations in Washington, DC. The Executive Director also serves as the Chief Operating Officer of the National Association of State Treasurers Foundation. The location of the position is negotiable, with a preference of Lexington, KY or Washington, DC.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS, DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Reports directly to the NAST president and the Executive Committee that is composed of constitutional officers, most of whom are statewide elected officials. Day-to-day direction is provided by the NAST President. The NAST Executive Committee may assign additional duties.
Responsible for the day-to-day operations of NAST and its offices, including assignment of responsibilities of all staff. Staff consists of six (6) staff members in Lexington, Kentucky, and one (1) staff member in the Washington, D.C. office.
Responsible for implementing the strategic plan and initiatives of NAST, and administration and financial management of the organization subject to the direction of the NAST President and within the policy guidelines of the Executive Committee.
Responsible for membership development among both the treasurers and the corporate affiliates.
Supervises programs, policies and federal representation efforts in the District of Columbia office for the organization, requiring skills in and knowledge of the federal legislative and executive branches of government and the nuances of the federal government community.
Responsible for the development and administration of a budget of nearly $2.0 million for the organization, insuring that revenues and expenditures are properly balanced, managed and reviewed, and proposing appropriate action to the president and executive committee when needed.
Develop and, with appropriate approval, implement programs supporting policies of NAST, its three networks, insuring that all programs and activities are in keeping with the overall NAST mission and strategic plan. These include, but are not limited to, educational programs for Treasurers and treasury staff and also educational programs in the Treasurers'' states.
Communicates regularly with NAST officers and the Executive Committee on the progress and status of organization programs and issues.
Supervises administrative functions of the Lexington and Washington D.C. offices, requiring management skills and understanding of state treasurer issues and functions, and how NAST can support treasurers in their roles.
Serves as the Chief Operating Officer of the NAST Foundation to develop and support the foundation activities and fundraising, including but not limited to:
Developing and maintaining a peer-to-peer symposium for newly elected officials
Supporting financial capability programs such as Tomorrow''s Money
Developing and implementing additional programs and fundraising to meet the goals of those programs
ESSENTIAL SKILLS & ABILITIES
Strong leadership and executive management skills, interpersonal skills, vision and initiative necessary to accomplish a higher level of attainment of NAST strategic goals and objectives consistent with status of NAST as a premier national organization composed of chief state treasury officers, leading network affiliates, and corporate affiliates.
A strong administrator with team and alliance building skills, strong interpersonal skills and political savvy when dealing with elected officials and influencers
Knowledgeable of the roles and issues of State Treasurers, their core functions and programs.
A strong, comfortable and effective fundraiser
Experience with or in federal or state government, association management or related field
Working knowledge of state government and experience working with elected officials
A track record of success in budget development, managing budgets, complex projects and several years of formalized strategic planning
Strong interpersonal and communication skills among diverse stakeholders/team members to develop and deliver effective, efficient programming
Ability to lead and direct the day-to-day operations, administration and financial management of NAST and its offices, including assignment of staff responsibilities.
Ability to implement the NAST strategic plan and initiatives, including but not limited to, (i) development and implementation of major programs, (ii) interact with state Treasurers and their staffs in the formulation and dissemination of policy positions on national issues of interest to state Treasurers, (iii) significant fundraising and (iv) management of recruitment, retention and relationships with principal officer NAST members, network affiliates and corporate affiliate members.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS
Bachelor''s degree in finance, accounting, economics or related field. Advanced degree preferred.
Minimum of five years'' experience in a mid-to senior level management role.
Experience with or in federal or state government, association management or related field.
Minimum two years'' experience in a role utilizing knowledge of finance, accounting, economics or related fields.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS ESSENTIAL TO PERFORM THE DUTIES OF THE JOB
Ability to travel extensively.
Occasionally lifts objects weighing up to twenty-five (25) pounds at office and conference sites.
Frequently communicates with internal and external coworkers and customers.
Frequently views the computer to create and view documents.
Frequently uses office equipment, computers and other electronic devices.
Frequently works in a well-lit, tempered room.
Frequently remains in a sitting position to perform desk duties.
Frequently moves throughout office to communicate to coworkers.
APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS
All applicants must complete online application and attach a resume, cover letter and writing sample
CSG is an Equal Opportunity Employer (Females/Minorities/Veterans/Disabled)
Posted Date: 21-Apr-2014 (EST)
Closing Date: 20-May-2014 (EST)
Department: NAST
Location: Lexington, KY, USA
Employment Type: Full Time

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