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Deputy Director

Midatlantic Employers' Association
Philadelphia, PA
  • Expired: over a month ago. Applications are no longer accepted.
Job Description

Our client, an established non-profit organization in the international agricultural trade industry, based in Philadelphia, PA, is currently seeking a Deputy Director to lead and provide guidance with issues concerning program strategy, implementation, management, participation, operations, evaluation, and compliance. Reporting to the Executive Director, the Deputy Director strives to maintain a balanced and productive work atmosphere by behaving and communicating in a manner that gets along with customers, clients, members, coworkers, and supervisors.

This is a full-time position with a hybrid work schedule (3 days/week in the Center City Philadelphia office and up to 2 days/week remote.)


  • Provides staff support, leadership, professional counsel, and guidance as well as motivates staff to ensure effective implementation of their related work programs:
    • Assign specific areas of responsibility. Motivate staff to perform their jobs professionally and ensure responsibilities are carried out in an effective manner.  Conduct regular performance reviews.
    • Ensure proper accounting, reporting and financial practices are being followed by staff.
    • Ensure integrity of the organization by supporting and abiding by all company policies, including employment, non-discrimination, and financial
    • Maintains regular and close communication with the Executive Director in execution of all duties. Performs all other activities as may be directed by the Executive Director or as may become necessary.
    • Participates in management team meetings as well as takes direct and personal responsibility for the success of the organization.
  • Interacts with and advises, where appropriate, with outside entities about all product related issues:
    • Promotes the company and its services to member agencies and other current or potential partners to engage member involvement and ensure maximum support for the company in its mission, resources, programs, and services.
    • Professionally represents company at conferences, seminars, meetings, receptions, and other functions, as allowed.
    • Travels domestically and internationally to evaluate potential market opportunities. Ability to interact comfortably and favorably with a variety of governmental and industry staff at all levels.
    • Prepare and deliver presentations about specific trade topics. May attend and present at Board of Directors meetings.
  • Makes policy recommendations to Executive Director and Program Committee to ensure that the best interests of the member agencies are reflected in the operation of the program.
    • Based on a knowledge of international marketing as well as current conditions and opportunities for company agricultural products, advise Executive Director and Program Committee on best potential marketing opportunities.
    • In cooperation with the Executive Director, advise on policy implications of regulations that affect international marketing activities.
    • In collaboration with colleagues, facilitate policy development and implementation in the areas of HR, Finance, and office operations.
  • Undertakes special activities and projects under direction of the Executive Director that are important to the company, its member states or companies.
  • Performs duties in a manner that is consistent with the organization’s Standards of Excellence:
    • Service & Quality – Courteous. Promptly responds to requests. Identifies customer needs and clearly explains services. Effectively handles difficult situations.
    • Integrity & Responsibility – Honest, helpful, and reliable. Keeps confidences and does not misrepresent anything for personal gain. Perform duties with full integrity.
    • Timeliness – Effectively and efficiently uses time by concentrating on higher priorities and can meet deadlines
    • Professionalism & Fiscal Responsibilities – Trustworthy and reliable. Acts as a good steward in safeguarding organization’s resources.
    • Teamwork – Seeks understanding and can find common ground. Attentive and active listener. Supplies necessary information for employees to do their job and motivates.
    • Communications – Oral and written communications are clear. Quickly understand instructions. Ability to decipher important information and if/how communicated.
    • Staff Development – Continually works to improve self. Understands that various situations may call for different skills and approaches.



  • Bachelor’s degree is required. Advanced degree is helpful.
  • Management-level experience in a non-profit and member-based organization inclusive of personnel supervision and policies, general accounting and financial practices, leadership and team development, board leadership structures and management of volunteers.
  • Experience in the following areas is desired: international marketing or international trade, private sector business and marketing practices, value-added agricultural products, food production and marketing techniques, particularly for international markets, as well as knowledge of international market development strategies (e.g., ability to analyze, interpret and apply market research,) non-profit management, and government grant funding.
  • Project management and presentation experience is required.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills and able to listen well and communicate personably with all levels of management and employees.
  • Strong employee management skills (e.g., relationship building, listening, and coaching)
  • Proficient IT skills with Microsoft Office products.
  • Ability to travel domestically, two to four weeks per year as well as ability to obtain a valid passport and travel internationally, up to two weeks per year.

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