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Chief Executive Officer

Company: NJ Restaurant & Hospitality Association (NJRHA)
Location: Trenton
Posted on: February 24, 2021

Job Description:

Position Description: President & CEO,The New Jersey Restaurant & Hospitality Association (NJRHA) is seeking a visionary, adaptive, and passionate executive committed to positively impacting the organization in terms of state and national awareness and safe- guarding NJRHA's reputation as a resource and leader in New Jersey. The successful candidate will serve as the President & CEO, responsible to the Board of Directors for the effective conduct of the activities and business of the Association. The President & CEO recommends and participates in Board formulation of the Association's mission, goals, objectives, and related policies. Within that framework, the President & CEO plans, organizes, coordinates, and directs the staff, programs, and activities of the Association to assure attainment of the Association's goals.The NJRHA's goals are as follows:* Advocate successfully to enhance and safeguard the restaurant and lodging industry;* Advocate, support and help develop a reliable talent supply chain through workforce development programs and initiatives that further strengthens and professionalizes the hotel and restaurant workforce in New Jersey.* Deliver the benefits and services that advance and support a successful restaurant and lodging industry in New Jersey.* Achieve association excellence, relevance, and resiliency to strengthen our reputation as a respected industry leader;Essential Duties and ResponsibilitiesWithin the limits of NJRHA's policies and bylaws, the President & CEO is responsible for, and has commensurate authority to accomplish, the following duties and responsibilities. The President & CEO may delegate portions of his/her responsibilities consistent with sound operations and staff competency, together with proportionate authority for their fulfillment.Staff Management & Strategic Direction (25%)* Establish the organization and staffing structure for the Association's office and ensure the location provides an environment conducive to providing services that address the needs of the membership.* Establish administrative policies and procedures for office functions and direct all day to day administration of the Association, in compliance with current laws and regulations.* Recruit, hire, train, manage, direct, reward, discipline, and terminate if deemed necessary all staff. This includes setting position descriptions, conducting annual performance reviews, and determining compensation within budget.* Oversee contracting, coordination, and accountability of contracted accounting services, and legal counsel services (when retained).* Negotiate and implement contracts and agreements that protect the interests of the Association.Board and Committee Support, Meetings & Events (20%)* Support the operation and administration of the Board along with other key staff members by advising and informing Board members as needed, preparing and distributing periodic Board reports, and helping plan and implement the meetings of the Executive Committee, Board, Committees, and Task Forces.* Draft meeting agendas with approval by board chair, provide informative reports and proposals for consideration, provide on-site staff support, and work with staff and board members to ensure membership involvement.* Inform, advise, and support the Board Chair and the Executive Committee on issues they need to address in a timely manner.* Organize with staff, conduct, and oversee all NJRHA events which includes programs, exhibits, and other events consistent with the objectives of the Association.* Review existing Association events and evaluate their overall success and financial benefit, and consider new events that fit within the mission of the Association;Advocacy & Public Duties (25%)-- Help lead policy advocacy and lobbying efforts in support and coordination with our contract lobbyist, PPAG; analyze relevant issues, conduct research, strategize and implement legislate education; member engagement, and media plans as needed to protect and enhance the industry.-- Work with Controller and outside auditors for yearly audit/review.-- Pursue and manage alliances and relationships with other organizations that support our advocacy efforts.Communication, Representation & Member Relations (20%)-- Act as spokesperson for the Association. Address the media, make presentations to stakeholders, local industry groups, and other organizations to represent NJRHA and advance our views.-- Maintain good working relationships with related associations and organizations including but not limited to; the American Hotel & Lodging Association, National Restaurant Association, New Jersey Tourism Industry, State and local Chamber, Counsel of State Restaurant Associations and International Association of Hotel Association Executives, Asian American Hotel Owners Association, etc.-- Participate in relevant national and state conferences, meetings, seminars, and training programs as authorized.-- Address and respond to sensitive inquiries, confidential information, and complaints as needed in an appropriate manner.-- Oversee all Association publications and communication materials.-- Reach out to existing, past and potential members on a regular basis to help promote the value and benefits of membershipFinancial Management & Other (10%)-- Prepare, propose and administer an annual budget to be approved by the Board of Directors.-- Oversee the operations and financial management of the association in coordination with the COO.-- Such other duties and tasks as from time to time may be assigned by the Board of Directors.President & CEO ProfileThe ideal candidate for this position will be an effective, proactive, detail-oriented yet forward-thinking leader. She/he will bring a variety of experiences and attributes to the association including:-- An experienced and diplomatic leader with the ability to motivate, inspire and build an effective and collaborative team of staff, contractors/consultants and volunteer leaders.-- Ability to build and cultivate relationships and work collaboratively with various constituencies, including legislators and regulators, and to develop strategic allies in other associations.-- Excellent communication skills including the ability to articulate the value of NJRHA to its members, stakeholders and the community; skilled consensus-builder.-- Understanding of the importance of strategic planning and the ability to execute and implement an annual work plan to achieve the association's goals and objectives.-- Ability to build (recruit & retain), lead and motivate an effective team of staff, volunteers and leadership-- Respectful, honest, transparent, and ethical leadership styleQualificationsThe President & CEO is committed to NJRHA mission and should have proven leadership experience. Concrete demonstrable experience and other qualifications include:Required-- Must have strong written and verbal communication skills and be a persuasive and passionate communicator-- Must be comfortable speaking in front of professional groups-- Must be able to think strategically and critically, synthesize complex issues and information and manage change-- Minimum 5 years of executive management experience-- Demonstrated ability to plan organization-wide activities (setting objectives, developing strategies, budgeting, developing policies and procedures and organizing the functions necessary to accomplish the activities)-- Financial management, including budget preparation and implementation-- Must be legislatively savvy and have experience in navigating a complex political environment-- Proven track record of working successfully with a Board of Directors-- Experience managing a team-- Bachelor's degree or higher-- Willingness to travel to state and national meetings as approved by the Board of DirectorsPreferred-- Tourism, travel, or hotel and lodging association or related experience-- In-depth knowledge of the management process, especially as it applies to growth and long-term planning-- Fundraising experience, including a successful track record in securing sponsorships and grants-- Experience in building partnerships with sponsors and industry contacts.-- Understanding of technology trends that could positively impact NJRHA and its members.ApplicationPlease send cover letter and resume by February 15, 2021 to the email below. If these items are not provided in their entirety by the deadline, your submission will not be considered. In the cover letter, please provide brief details stating how you meet the qualifications listed and how you can positively contribute to NJRHA now and into the future.Please send your resume and relevant information to both Bhavesh Patel: bhavesh@admhospitality.com Marilou Halvorsen: mhalvorsen@njrha.org

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