ROLE The Executive Director serves as chief executive officer of the association. Executive Director recommends and participates in the formulation of policies and makes decisions within existing policies as they have been approved by the Board of Directors. Plans, organizes, directs, trains, and coordinates the staff, program, and activities of the association to assure that objectives are attained, plans fulfilled, and member needs to be met. Maintains effective internal and external relationships. Achieves economical, productive performance, forward-looking programming and constructive growth of the association.
DUTIES, RESPONSIBILITIES, AND AUTHORITY Within the limits of the bylaws and policies, the Executive Director is responsible for and has commensurate authority to accomplish the duties set forth below;
QUALIFICATIONS • Must be stakeholder focused • Have excellent supervisory and problem-solving skills • Ability to handle multiple tasks in an organized and efficient manner • Must be team oriented • Ability to communicate effectively
PRIMARY FUNCTIONS & RESPONSIBILITIES • Professional dress and presentation. • Sees that the Board of Directors and Executive Committee are kept fully informed of associations conditions and of all-important factors influencing them. • Attends all meetings of the Board of Directors and Executive Committee. • Implements the Board of Directors policies and programs that will further the objectives of the association. • Executes all decisions of the Board of Directors except when other assignments are specifically made by the Board. • Establishes a sound organizational structure for the staff, office, and where all business is conducted. • Directs and coordinates all approved programs, projects, and major activities. • Defines staff duties, establishes performance standards, conducts performance reviews, and maintains a competitive salary structure. • Recruits, hires, orients, trains and motivates association staff. Responsible for all promotions and terminations. • Plans the general administration of the entire association operation; though many responsibilities are delegated to other staff and committee members, the Board must be aware of the progress of all association projects. • As directed by the Board shall represent the association in any and all local government matters affecting the rental housing industry. • Provides the necessary liaison and staff support to committee chairpersons to enable committees to properly perform their functions, ensure that committee decisions and recommendations are submitted to the Board of directors for approval. • Executes contracts and commitments as authorized by the Board of directors. • Ensures that all funds, physical assets, and other association property are appropriately safeguarded and administered; operates within the approved budget. • Maintains a climate within the Association that attracts, retains, and motivates top quality professionals and volunteers. • Represents, promotes, and markets AANM to its members, the media and the outside public. • Serves as supervising editor of the official publication, New Mexico Apartment News. • Develops, recommends and upon approval, operates within an annual budget. Ensures that all funds, physical assets, and other property of the association are appropriately administered and safeguarded. • Maintains official minutes of Board of directors and other official meetings of the organization, provides security for all files, legal and historical documents, membership and mailing lists. • Carries out other general responsibilities as may be delegated by the Board of directors.
RELATIONSHIPS • Responsible to the Board of directors and executive committee for the administration of the office and for proper interpretation and fulfillment of all functions, responsibilities, authority, and relationships. Reports directly to the President. • Staff liaison to committees and provides liaison between the committees and the Board of directors. • Maintains relationships with National Apartment Association (NAA), government, public service organizations, and partners, as desirable or necessary in the best interests of the association. • Establishes such relationships as the Board of directors may specify or as deemed advisable in the best interests of the association.
STAKEHOLDERS EXPECTATIONS FOR ALL TEAM MEMBERS • Provide exceptional customer service • Must be team oriented and treat fellow employees with respect • Maintains professional internal and external relationships • Communicates regularly and effectively with internal and external customers • Handles difficult situations with a cooperative attitude, poise, and diplomacy • Sends out information in a timely manner and exercises good follow up skills
PHYSICAL DEMANDS/ WORK ENVIRONMENT The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by a team member to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is continually required to: • Stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle or feel; reach with hands and arm • May be required to climb stairs, balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, talk or hear • Occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds
TRAVEL • Must be willing to travel out-of-state a minimum of 4 times a year. • In state, travel requirement is 10%-15% of the position. • Member engagement travel is 15% to 25%
ADDITIONAL QUALIFICATIONS • Experience in Property Management and/or Association Management is a plus, but not required. • Ability to teach/perform training is a plus.
DISCLAIMER: The above information on this description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job. The Board reserves the right to add to or modify the duties and/or responsibilities of the position at any time.
About Apartment Association of New Mexico
Who We Are - The Apartment Association of New Mexico (AANM) is a private non-profit trade organization dedicated to providing a common foundation for rental housing industry professionals and the various businesses that service the industry. Founded in 1979, AANM has more than 800 primary and associate members, representing over 60,000 rental units throughout the state. AANM promotes professionalism, education, career development and pro-active legislative efforts to benefit owners, investors, residents and other association members.
Apartments are no longer just for people who cannot afford to own. Today's apartment residents are just as likely to be established and affluent families, families looking for shorter commutes, convenience, access to amenities and entertainment, and financial freedom.
AANM members have an unwavering commitment to affordable and enjoyable apartment living and are a vital part of the growth and vision of the future of New Mexico.
AANM is an affiliate of the National Apartment Association (NAA). NAA is America's leading advocate for quality rental housing, representing more than 9.6 million apartment homes throughout the United States and Canada....
For more information on our leaders, visit our Board of Directors, Committees, and Staff page.
Mission - To empower, promote, preserve, and advance the rental housing industry in New Mexico through innovative education, advocacy, legislation, and communication.
Vision - To be New Mexico's recognized source for expertise within the rental housing industry.