Associate Director, Board Relations (National 4-H Council)

Washington, DC
Full Time
Manager/Supervisor

Our Mission: 4-H believes in young people and giving all youth equal access to opportunity. For over 100 years, 4-H has supported the next generation of true young leaders. National 4 H Council (Council) is committed to providing leadership and resources so that 4 H programs are available to youth across the U.S. As the nation’s largest youth development organization, 4-H grows confident young people who are empowered for life today and prepared for a career tomorrow. Our team is dedicated to helping kids – nearly 6 million every year – achieve their boldest dreams, empowering not only them but their communities through programs in STEM, Agriculture, Healthy Living and Civic Engagement. The 4-H experience consistently results in youth 2x more likely to excel in school; 4x more likely to take action in their communities; 2x more likely to make healthier choices; and 2x more likely to pursue STEM education or careers. Together, we can create #opportunity4all.

 

Position Summary

The Director, Board Relations supports effective stewardship and meaningful engagement of Council’s Board of Trustees (Board). The Director serves as the point person and on-the-ground logistics manager for in-person Board-related and Cooperative Extension (Extension) meetings and events, managing key operational processes and associated details. In addition, the Director also supports related, Cooperative Extension meetings and events that Council supports—either through sponsorship or logistical support. This role anchors internal efforts, external vendors, and strategic planning initiatives to drive efficiency and seamless execution of key Board convenings and activities.

 

Responsibilities

Event Management and Board Relations Duties

· Lead events planning for quarterly Board meetings and associated special events.

· Assist in execution of Council-supported Extension events such as ECOP 4-H Leadership Committee, 4-H Hall of Fame, and the National Leadership Meeting.

· Develop strategic approaches aligned with Board needs, Extension needs, donor partnerships, and executive requirements.

· Travel to and staff all Board meetings, events, and excursions to provide on-site event management, communications, and services.

· Coordinate all logistical details including scheduling, communications, accommodations and amenities.

· Support the development, revision and finalization of Board materials and agendas.

· Assist with Board recruitment and engagement activities

· Ensure all events support 4-H mission and organizational goals.

 

Project and Budget Management Duties

· Develop and track project schedules, agendas, and deliverables.

· Manage budgets and expenses related to Board activities.

· Negotiate contracts/agreements with third-party vendors and service teams.

· Develop and execute standards, practices, and procedures to ensure effective and consistent operations.

· Provide various event reports, analytics, and audits.

· Support the strategic projects and administrative needs of the Executive Office as required.

 

Skills and Qualification

· Bachelor’s degree in nonprofit management, public administration, business administration, or related discipline.

· Minimum eight to ten years’ experience in Board relations, event planning, or executive administration.

· Prior experience in special events operations and program management.

· Demonstrated professional experience interacting with senior management, Board members, and/or donors. Prior fundraising/development experience a plus.

· Demonstrated professional experience maintaining effective interpersonal communications with, and responsiveness to, all parties to drive collaboration and operational excellence.

· Must possess a strong attention to detail with the demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects and deadlines.

· Must possess the ability to build trust, evidence integrity, and demonstrate credibility with Council team members, Board members, and other relevant stakeholders.

· Must possess a high standard of ethics and the ability to effectively maintain confidentiality.

· Proficiency in MS Office applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, SharePoint and Outlook).

· Ability to effectively perform in a team-oriented environment.

 

Travel Requirements: Travel may be necessary up to 35% of the time (local, regional, national). Would require travel by air, car, rail.

 

Position typically has the following Career Ladder:

· Director, Board Relations

· Senior Director, Board Relations

· Vice President, Board Relations

 

ADA Requirements

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an Associate to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

· This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, telephones, photocopiers, and filing cabinets.

· This role requires travel and the ability to provide on-site attendance, requiring walking, standing, bending and sitting as necessary.

· Basic math skills needed to calculate formulas, commissions, discounts, etc.

· Must be able to lift up to 10 pounds.

 

Competencies

Competency Level (Beginning, Proficient, Advanced, Mastery)

Communications Mastery

Critical Thinking Mastery

Initiative & Innovation Advanced

Collaboration & Teamwork Mastery

Customer Orientation Advanced

Business Mindedness Advanced

Spirit of Diversity & Inclusion Advanced

 

Disclaimer

This job description indicates in general the nature and levels of work, knowledge, skills, abilities and other essential functions (as covered under the Americans with Disabilities Act) expected of an incumbent. It is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities required of an incumbent. An incumbent may be asked to perform other duties as required.



Our Commitment to Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Belonging

Nonprofit HR is committed to fostering and maintaining a work environment where diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) are fully integrated into everything we do for the benefit of our employees and the clients that we serve. To fully realize our goal, we prioritize our understanding of the complexities of DEI within our workforce to inform our approach to talent management. We believe that this guides how we do our work, advise our clients to operationalize DEI and position our content and educational opportunities help strengthen the talent management capacity of the social impact sector.

Continue reading our about our commitment at nonprofithr.com/deinow.

Share

Apply for this position

Required*
Apply with
We've received your resume. Click here to update it.
Attach resume as .pdf, .doc, .docx, .odt, .txt, or .rtf (limit 5MB) or Paste resume

Paste your resume here or Attach resume file

To comply with government Equal Employment Opportunity and/or Affirmative Action reporting regulations, we are requesting (but NOT requiring) that you enter this personal data. This information will not be used in connection with any employment decisions, and will be used solely as permitted by state and federal law. Your voluntary cooperation would be appreciated. Learn more.

Invitation for Job Applicants to Self-Identify as a U.S. Veteran
  • A “disabled veteran” is one of the following:
    • a veteran of the U.S. military, ground, naval or air service who is entitled to compensation (or who but for the receipt of military retired pay would be entitled to compensation) under laws administered by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs; or
    • a person who was discharged or released from active duty because of a service-connected disability.
  • A “recently separated veteran” means any veteran during the three-year period beginning on the date of such veteran's discharge or release from active duty in the U.S. military, ground, naval, or air service.
  • An “active duty wartime or campaign badge veteran” means a veteran who served on active duty in the U.S. military, ground, naval or air service during a war, or in a campaign or expedition for which a campaign badge has been authorized under the laws administered by the Department of Defense.
  • An “Armed forces service medal veteran” means a veteran who, while serving on active duty in the U.S. military, ground, naval or air service, participated in a United States military operation for which an Armed Forces service medal was awarded pursuant to Executive Order 12985.
Veteran status



Voluntary Self-Identification of Disability
Voluntary Self-Identification of Disability Form CC-305
OMB Control Number 1250-0005
Expires 5/31/2023
Why are you being asked to complete this form?

We are a federal contractor or subcontractor required by law to provide equal employment opportunity to qualified people with disabilities. We are also required to measure our progress toward having at least 7% of our workforce be individuals with disabilities. To do this, we must ask applicants and employees if they have a disability or have ever had a disability. Because a person may become disabled at any time, we ask all of our employees to update their information at least every five years.

Identifying yourself as an individual with a disability is voluntary, and we hope that you will choose to do so. Your answer will be maintained confidentially and not be seen by selecting officials or anyone else involved in making personnel decisions. Completing the form will not negatively impact you in any way, regardless of whether you have self-identified in the past. For more information about this form or the equal employment obligations of federal contractors under Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act, visit the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) website at www.dol.gov/ofccp.

How do you know if you have a disability?

You are considered to have a disability if you have a physical or mental impairment or medical condition that substantially limits a major life activity, or if you have a history or record of such an impairment or medical condition. Disabilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Autism
  • Autoimmune disorder, for example, lupus, fibromyalgia, rheumatoid arthritis, or HIV/AIDS
  • Blind or low vision
  • Cancer
  • Cardiovascular or heart disease
  • Celiac disease
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Deaf or hard of hearing
  • Depression or anxiety
  • Diabetes
  • Epilepsy
  • Gastrointestinal disorders, for example, Crohn's Disease, or irritable bowel syndrome
  • Intellectual disability
  • Missing limbs or partially missing limbs
  • Nervous system condition for example, migraine headaches, Parkinson's disease, or Multiple sclerosis (MS)
  • Psychiatric condition, for example, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, PTSD, or major depression
Please check one of the boxes below:

PUBLIC BURDEN STATEMENT: According to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 no persons are required to respond to a collection of information unless such collection displays a valid OMB control number. This survey should take about 5 minutes to complete.

You must enter your name and date