Chief Executive Officer

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The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) is appointed by the Executive Committee, is responsible to the Board of Directors (Board) for the operation of the Association and serves as secretary of both the Association and the ARELLO Foundation. The CEO shall receive such compensation and have such duties as the Board of Directors shall determine in accordance with Bylaws and the Policies and Procedures of the Association.

ARELLO’s CEO works collaboratively with the Executive Committee, Board of Directors and committee chairperson(s) in fulfilling its vision, mission and strategic goals Specifically, the CEO will ensure that ARELLO’s finances, operations, revenue generation, marketing, human resources, technology, and programmatic and services strategies are effectively implemented, evaluated and modified as needed.


Strategic vision and leadership

  • Monitor Association activities to assess whether they are consistent with the Association’s mission, vision and strategic goals and whether they are implemented and delivered efficiently and effectively.
  • Collaborate with the Executive Committee and Board of Directors to refine and implement the strategic plan while ensuring the budget, staff, and priorities are aligned with ARELLO's core mission and governing documents; ensure open communication surrounding the measurement of financial, programmatic, and impact performance against stated milestones and goals.
  • Provide innovative, inspirational leadership and direction ensuring the continued development and management of a viable and efficient Association.
  • Develop and manage relationships with key government, regulatory, advocacy and professional groups.
  • Recognize and assess opportunities and threats to occupational licensing proactively marshalling resources and mobilizing assets at the Board of Directors instruction.
  • Employ effective decision-making processes that will enable ARELLO to achieve its strategic goals and objectives.
  • In partnership with the Executive Committee, help foster a Board that is highly engaged and willing to leverage and secure resources.


  • Maintain and expand sources of revenue. This allows ARELLO to make continuous progress towards the achievement of its mission and ensure those funds are allocated properly to reflect present needs and ensure future development.
  • Formulate and execute comprehensive marketing, branding and development strategies that will ensure consistency throughout the Association and enhance revenue-generating products/services.
  • Work with the Board of Directors, committees and membership to develop new and innovative programs and services that provide new revenue opportunities and value to current membership and attract new members.

Strengthening infrastructure and operations

  • Support and motivate the Association’s staff, contract employees and consultants. Ensure proper distribution of tasks and provide a positive and productive working environment.
  • Facilitate cross-departmental collaboration and strengthen internal communications with staff throughout the Association; create and promote a positive work environment that supports consistency throughout the Association’s strategy, operational methods, and data collection needs.
  • Oversee the financial status of the organization including:
    • Developing short- and long-range financial plans;
    • Monitoring the budget
    • Ensuring sound financial controls are in place;
    • Setting financial priorities accurately to ensure the organization is operating in a manner that supports the needs of the programs and staff;
    • Maintain a culture of accountability through measuring ongoing performance with regular metrics.
Minimum Qualifications
  • A Bachelor’s degree in business administration or comparable area
  • Five (5) years’ experience in managing an organization
  • Significant board development, revenue-generation, marketing/branding and fiscal management experience a must.
  • A financially savvy and politically astute leader with the ability to set clear priorities, delegate, and guide investment in people and systems; keen analytic, organization and problem-solving skills, which support and enable sound decision-making.
  • Outstanding presentation and communication skills and the experience and proclivity to be an outgoing spokesperson and relationship builder with both members as well as current and potential stakeholders.
  • Strong commitment to the professional development of staff; successful track record of recruiting and retaining a diverse team.
  • Track record of developing and implementing new products and services aimed at adding value and increasing revenue in a member-based organization.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Advanced degree
  • Ten (10) or more years’ experience in managing an organization
  • Experience with and knowledge of government structures, public policy, and media advocacy
  • Certified Association Executive designation
  • Non-profit experience at manager, administrator or officer level

For more information, read the full position description.

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