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Director of Governance & Executive Operations

Arlington, VA
  • Expired: over a month ago. Applications are no longer accepted.
Job Description

Position Description Summary:

The Director of Governance and Executive Office Operations works directly with the Executive Vice President and the Vice President of Finance/Chief Financial Officer to support the effective functioning of AACP senior leaders, Board of Directors and other Governance groups. The position includes specific operational management and strategic planning activities, meeting planning and communications with leaders, staff and external parties, coordination and preparation for daily calendar requests, travel, and meetings, and other activities and initiatives as requested. 


Essential Functions/Tasks:

Director of the Office of the Executive Vice President (30 %)

  • Serve as a primary liaison for the EVP to all departments, Association leaders and members and outside constituents.
  • Schedule meetings, conference calls and staff meetings.
  • Schedule domestic and international travel.
  • Reconcile monthly expense reports.
  • Plan and manage Board of Directors’ meetings, communications, and reports.
  • Monitor and improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the Executive Office and overall AACP operations.
  • Work with meetings team to support activities for Executive Group-supported meetings (e.g., Board of Directors, Argus Commission, Strategic Planning Committee).
  • Communications with speakers/guests and follow up on their travel plans and presentations.


 Director of Governance (45%)

  • Manage Board Committees, including Board of Directors, Executive Committee, Nominating Committee, and Bylaws and Policy Development Committee.
  • Serve as the primary contact and provide oversight to the AACP House of Delegates.
  • Provide oversight and administer the annual elections.
  • Assist with/conduct administration of Board and EVP self-assessment, review data for program assessment and provide summary reports.
  • Coordinate and conduct Board orientation in collaboration with EVP and CFO.
  • Design, plan and implement annual Leadership Forum to train new Association Leaders; includes theme selection, orientation, speakers, charity project, and team building activity.


Strategic Plan Implementation Management (15%)

  • Assist the EVP, Senior Director of Finance and priority leads on the coordination of development strategies to support implementation of the strategic plan.
  • Co-lead the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion and Anti-Racism Association Initiative (DEIA).
  • Co-lead of Strategic Plan Priority 3.
  • Develop and assist with Strategic Priority 6.

Additional Administrative Responsibilities (10%)

  • Assist Finance and other departments with HR and other tasks as needed.
  • Interact with members, and outside constituents and stakeholders to inform, liaise and follow-up.
  • Work with Accounting and Meetings team to support activities for AACP supported meetings.
  • Communications with speakers and follow up on payments and reimbursements as necessary.
  • Travel 3-5 times a year.
  • Other activities to be defined.


Qualifications for Position: (list experience, skills, and education required)

  • Bachelor’s degree required / advanced degree desirable.
  • 7+ years’ administrative office management experience.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects, determine priorities and meet deadlines with limited supervision.
  • Dedicated, dependable, and discrete professional demeanor a must.
  • Outstanding interpersonal skills and collaborative, team-oriented work style.
  • Confident in interactions with staff and leaders at all levels of the organization.
  • Able to adapt quickly to changing priorities.
  • Resourceful and creative.
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office software and applications.
  • Experience using social media to inform and promote.
  • Familiarity with web-based software applications.
  • Ability to input data with precision and accuracy.
  • Exceptional customer service skills.
  • Relationship to AACP 2021-2024 plan: Priority 3 and Priority 6.


AACP Assessment Factors

All AACP employees are assessed annually on the following five factors:

  1. Self Awareness - Aware of one’s impact on others. Picks up on the need to change personal, interpersonal, or managerial behavior quickly. Effectively manages own time and behavior. Maintains a conscious balance between work and personal life.
  2. Accountability - Keeps supervisor informed of progress, issues and potential problems. Honors commitments, takes responsibility for results and is a good steward of association resources.
  3. Initiative - Takes responsibility for completing work plans and planning ahead even when not asked, Anticipates challenges and opportunities, Offers assistance to other staff as available.
  4. Continuous Improvement - Refers to the ability to assess own strengths and weaknesses. Seeks feedback to improve performance. Pursues training and development opportunities. Strives to continuously build knowledge and skills. Shares expertise with others.
  5. Citizenship - Behaves in a consistently positive manner. Actively listens and shows respect for others. Resolves conflict collaboratively. Acts civilly and professionally.

Supervises:  Executive Office Coordinator.



Arlington, VA
22202 USA



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