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Executive Director - San Francisco

San Francisco, CA
  • Posted: over a month ago
  • Full-Time
Job Description
Executive Director

About ACG San Francisco
For over 45 years ACG San Francisco has been the single-most comprehensive and efficient networking platform for the middle market deal-making community including private capital providers (Private Equity, Independent Sponsors, Family Offices & Lenders), Investment Bankers, M&A advisors, corporate executives, accountants, attorneys and other related transactional advisors in Northern California. ACG San Francisco hosts more than 20 events annually attended by hundreds of industry professionals and is one of the largest ACG chapters. Membership is comprised of approximately 25% investment banks, 25% private equity firms, and 50% transactional advisors in the global community of middle-market M&A dealmakers and business leaders focused on driving growth and creating value.

ACG San Francisco is part of the Association for Corporate Growth, which stands at 15,000 members from corporations, private equity, finance and professional service firms representing Fortune 500, Fortune 1000, FTSE 100, and mid-market companies in 52 chapters throughout the world. Our members belong to ACG to be part of an influential community of leaders growing public and private companies worldwide.

What You’ll Do:
As the Executive Director for ACG San Francisco, you will serve at the direction of the ACG San Francisco Board, the chapter’s president, and the ACG West Region CEO. You will be expected to manage the day-to-day operations of ACG San Francisco and will have lead responsibility for overseeing its administration and programs, while implementing the strategic plan of the Chapter.

Ideal Candidates Should Have:
  • Prior experience in not-for-profits related to financial communities, associations, and/or experience with an event planning organization.
  • An ability to join with others in creating, managing, and facilitating world-class programs while continuing to build upon membership experience.
  • Down to earth, collaborative, and have a true passion for being part of a high-growth team.  
  • Entrepreneurial, innovative, maybe even “disruptive” perspective as to how ACG SF can build and improve on what has previously been done, while building upon membership experience and value creation to take it to the next level.
  • Ability to effectively, and credibly, communicate key value propositions, milestones, and principles.

Additionally, you should bring skills with specific emphasis in the following areas:
  • A minimum of 6-8 years plus of relevant experience at the Executive Director level, or similar.
  • Undergraduate degree
  • Strong financial acumen.
  • Executive level presence, experience, and demeanor. 
  • Strong organizational abilities including planning, delegating, program development and task facilitation.
  • Skills to collaborate with and motivate board members and other volunteers.

Your responsibilities as the Executive Director will include:
Board Administration and Support
  • Support operations and administration of the Board and its committees.
  • Actively communicate, participate, facilitate and support the committees, Board meetings and discussions .. as well as ensure smooth annual transition of new Board members.

Financial Management and Chapter profitability (excluding the M&A Conference)  
  • Manage and project performance on chapter events such as the sponsor only wine or beer event, and events that are within control of the program chairs. 
  • Work with President and ACG HQ to manage the organization’s resources within budget guidelines.

Program, Product and Service Delivery
  • In collaboration with the Board and Committee Chairs, oversee marketing, promotion, delivery of programs, products and services, in collaboration with ACG HQ.
  • In collaboration with the Board of Directors and Committee Chairs, implement new programs, strategic directions, and organizational plans; continually seek to improve on the quality and effectiveness of current programs to ensure that the Chapter’s long-range strategy and mission are achieved.  
  • Support Programs/Events Chair with the planning/execution of events that they do not directly cover.
  • Maintain strong relationships with key vendors and partners of the Chapter, including the M&A conference, to obtain premier pricing and vigorous competitive bids for Program/Event venues.
  • Support the Chapter Committee heads in executing high quality Programs/Events.
  • Develop opportunities to enhance the member experience at Programs/Events.

Member Relations
  • Network with Members and prospective Members to publicize, promote and actualize the Chapter’s goals and values at Chapter events.
  • Facilitate new and existing membership outreach, cheerleading, and follow up.
  • Maintain a climate that attracts, retains and engages a membership of quality people.
  • Follow the highest ethical standards, ensure accountability, and comply with all applicable laws.

Provide leadership and coordinated support for the Chapter Sponsorship revenue goals
  • Identify new sponsors and/or industry categories that have not traditionally been Chapter sponsors, while expanding the financial community sponsorship support for the Chapter.
  • Retain existing sponsors identified by Sponsorship Committee chair.
  • Assist Sponsorship Committee chair and/or other Board members to secure already identified opportunities.

  • Execute marketing initiatives designed to support ACG San Francisco’s marketing objectives, from membership recruitment/retention to event registration.
  • Partner and collaborate with the ACG HQ team and ACG West CEO to supplement and customize company-wide marketing programs and materials/assets at the regional and local level.
  • Work closely with ACG HQ internal centralized teams, ACG West CEO, and local freelancers to execute digital marketing promotions primarily through social media, email, and web display.
  • Ensure successful campaign management from creation through execution, working with internal teams to monitor and optimize campaigns as needed.
  • Create and strictly adhere to comprehensive campaign timelines, ensuring that each element of the program is executed on time without sacrificing quality.
  • Work with local freelancers, internal stakeholders and ACG partners to ensure campaigns achieve pre-determined objectives, while garnering the necessary approvals before launch.
  • Utilize 3rd party data, where appropriate, for segmentation and targeting efforts.

What’s In It For You:
ACG values our employees’ time and efforts. Our commitment to your success is enhanced by our competitive annual compensation, along with an extensive benefits package, to include: 
  • Medical Insurance
  • Dental Insurance
  • Vision Plan
  • Health Savings and Flexible Spending Account options
  • Paid Time Off (PTO)
  • Sick Time
  • Personal Days
  • Matching 401k Plan with immediate vesting

About the Association for Corporate Growth
Founded in 1954, ACG Global has 59 chapters in North America and Europe. ACG’s network comprises 90,000 middle-market professionals, including its 15,000 members who invest in, lend to, advise, and lead middle-market companies toward growth and profitability. ACG’s mission is to drive middle-market growth. For more information about ACG, please visit
Our client is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.



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