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The Texas Ground Water Association is a 501(c)(4) association for the Texas water well drilling industry. It works to promote the industry and facilitate cooperation and educational opportunities among water well drillers, pump installers, manufacturers, suppliers, geoscientists, and government and scientific agencies. The organization has more than 2,500 individual members and undertakes an annual TGWA Convention each January. It is also a leading provider of in-person and online continuing education classes for water well drillers and pump installers in the state.
This full-time staff person will serve as the chief executive and financial officer for TGWA and the TGWA Scholarship Foundation (TGWA SF), a separate 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to providing scholarships for Texas high schoolers interested in groundwater drilling and science. The position reports directly to the TGWA and TGWA SF boards of directors and requires extensive contact with TGWA members, industry experts, Texas Department of Licensing & Regulation (TDLR) staff, and National Ground Water Association (NGWA) personnel. Some travel (up to 35%) is also required, as the position will include participation at multiple association events across the state. The successful candidate should have a personal commitment to the Texas water well drilling industry and association work.
- Work with TGWA and TGWA SF boards to fulfill the missions of each organization; develop board agendas and backup materials and serve as the board point of contact
- Serve as the chief financial officer of TGWA and TGWA SF, including budgeting, recordkeeping, managing audits, and reporting to finance committees and boards
- Develop and maintain relationships with board members, contributors, and current/potential members
- Manage association staff and contractors
- Manage committees, oversee strategic planning, and implement policies and procedures as necessary
- Act as a resource for TGWA at the Texas legislature, Congress, and state/federal agencies; track and engage on legislative or agency initiatives that may impact TGWA members, testify and comment where appropriate
- Oversee the TGWA SF application and selection process
- Serve as the primary spokesperson for TGWA and TGWA SF and oversee all communications efforts
- Oversee the development of TGWA’s quarterly newsletter, The Fountainhead, including drafting content and marketing advertisements and sponsorships
- Oversee all association technological platforms, including the TGWA website and social media
- Plan and manage the TGWA annual convention and quarterly board events
- Oversee TGWA’s continuing education (CE) program, including developing 12-15 CE classes per year around the state; maintain close contact with course sponsors and TDLR staff; advertise classes; ensure compliance with TDLR rules related to CE programs; oversee TGWA’s online continuing education platform with NGWA
- Represent TGWA at national, state, and local events and trade shows, including the NGWA Annual Convention
- Organize an annual live auction and raffle as part of the TGWA Annual Convention to support the TGWA SF
- Engage with TGWA members and potential members via phone, email, mail, social media, etc.
- Develop new opportunities for membership participation and engagement; serve as point of contact for new members and with member inquiries
- Oversee annual membership dues processing and database
- Analyze membership trends and develop materials supporting membership
- Bachelor’s degree in related field and 5 years’ relevant experience required; advanced degree may substitute for some of the required experience
- Proven financial management skills, including budget preparation, financial reporting, and audit experience
- Working experience with the Texas legislative process and water/licensing policy
- Strong organizational abilities including planning, delegating, program development, and task facilitation
- Excellent written and oral communication skills; strong public speaking ability
- Ability to engage, motivate, and collaborate with boards, members, and stakeholder groups
- History of conference planning and execution
- Demonstrated ability to oversee and collaborate with staff and contractors
- Competency with and strong willingness to learn new technology required; experience with organizational social media, website management, Microsoft Office Suite, and newsletter software preferred
Compensation is commensurate with experience and background and will be competitive with similar non-profit associations. The position includes a health insurance stipend. After a vesting period, a retirement plan is also offered. The successful candidate can live anywhere in Texas, though the Austin area is strongly preferred. The job duties require routine work in the state capital, especially during the legislative session, and travel expenses to Austin will generally not be provided.
To apply for the position of Executive Director, please fill out the form below.
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