The Executive Director is responsible for overseeing the operations of the International Quidditch Association.
This includes leadership of the team of department heads, stepping in to support work being completed as needed, and liaising between operations and the Board of Trustees. The Executive Director must have strong organizational skills, goal-setting and planning ability, and communication skills. The Executive Director is not expected to be an expert in every aspect of the operations of the IQA, but is expected to enter the position with an ability to be conversant in most aspects of the organization (e.g. communications, finances, technology, business development, gameplay), with expertise in one or more of these areas a plus.
This is an unpaid, volunteer position requiring approximately 25-30 hours per week across multiple applicants with the potential for more surrounding certain events.
Roles and Responsibilities
- Manage goal-setting and ensure goal achievement based on the organization’s strategic plan
- Communicate between the Board and the operations branch
- Approve and/or delegate spending authority within budgeted amounts
- Assist with hiring and/or delegate hiring as necessary
- Work closely with the Finance Director in setting the annual budget
- Ensure performance reviews for volunteers and for the IQA as a whole
- Support departments in completing work as necessary and ensure the mandates of departments lacking volunteers are being fulfilled within the IQA
- Set and chair regular meetings for volunteers within the operations branch and attend regular meetings with the Board
- Liaise with outside organizations as necessary for events and for business development opportunities
- Support communication with the IQA’s members and quidditch community
Qualifications and Experience
- At least 2 years experience in a leadership position preferred
- At least 2 years experience as part of the quidditch community preferred
- Experience with goal setting, goal tracking, and providing feedback
- Excellent interpersonal and communication skills and a collaborative working style
- Ability and comfort to delegate work
- Knowledge and experience in nonprofit sector preferred
- A demonstrated commitment to high professional ethical standards
- Ability to analyze situations from multiple points of view
- Excellent verbal and written English skills; skill with other languages preferred