BICSI seeks executive director

August 25, 2006 -- The BICSI board of directors is now accepting applications for the position of an executive director to lead the organization along a path of continued growth.

Aug 25th, 2006

The BICSI board of directors is now accepting applications for the position of an executive director to lead the organization along a path of continued growth.

According to BICSI, the primary focus of the position pertains to the organization's internal operations, with an emphasis on the association's financial health. In ensuring that accurate and prudent records are kept and processed, the director will be responsible for conducting the organization's day-to-day business within policies, guidelines, and direction as set by the BICSI board of directors, while establishing and maintaining effective partnerships with appropriate industry-related organizations.

The director will also be expected to promote the organization's leadership in the information transport systems (ITS) industry by enhancing quality services and developing global methods for the advancement of ITS education, as well as encouraging skill sharing and assessing knowledge with professional registration programs. As the organization is board- and volunteer-driven, the director is also expected to consult regularly with volunteer leadership with regard to strategy, program development, and issues that affect the membership.

Qualifications for the position include a Bachelor's degree (Master's degree preferred) and five years of executive management experience (includes non-profit or for-profit organizations),with executive director experience a plus.

Skills, according to BICSI, must include: the ability to make decisions based on collaboration and input from many sources, including the board, staff, and volunteers; superior self-motivation and communication skills with a focus on stimulating and influencing others to succeed; strong problem-solving skills coupled with innovation and the ability to manage simultaneous, multiple priorities and projects; the skillfulness to quickly connect with and engage others; the tenacity to delegate authority with a results-focused orientation; a clear focus on quality along with the ability to meet deadlines; a willingness to thrive and succeed in a fast-paced environment.

A complete description of the position's essential duties and responsibilities is available in PDF format, here. Resumes for the position can be submitted to Ed Donelan, BICSI president-elect, at edonelan@bicsi.org. The deadline for applications is September 8, 2006.

BICSI is a professional association supporting the information transport systems (ITS) industry with information, education, and knowledge assessment for individuals and companies. The association serves more than 25,000 ITS professionals, including designers, installers, and technicians. Such individuals provide the fundamental infrastructure for telecommunications, audio/video, life safety, and automation systems. Through courses, conferences, publications, and professional registration programs, BICSI staff and volunteers assist ITS professionals in delivering critical products and services, and offer opportunities for continual improvement and enhanced professional stature.

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