Company: Retired Public Employees Council of WA
Posted on: November 13, 2021
Seeking an experienced Executive Director in the non-profit
sector to oversee operations, functions, and activities of the
Retired Public Employees Council of Washington (RPEC), in
accordance with the RPEC Constitution. This position is based in
Olympia, Washington. The Executive Director will be responsible for
giving the proper strategic direction and implementing a
high-quality vision. We are looking for an excellent Executive
Director who is an influential manager with an ability to lead,
motivate, and inspire. They should have great communication skills
(speech and writing) and be able to build a successful work team.
The Executive Director should understand our immediate and
The Executive Director's goal is to lead our organization toward an
increased successful outcome of our mission. The position requires
a thorough understanding of the legislative process and the ability
to advocate for legislation pertaining to retired public employees.
They will be aware of current economic and legislative trends
related to retiree and senior populations and be able to guide the
organization in a productive, sustainable direction.
We are looking for a highly focused and mission-driven person. We
want someone who believes in the importance of ensuring sustained
retirement security for the former state and local government
employees who have committed their careers to public service in
Washington state. The Executive Director will be creative and have
a visionary spirit and be able to consider and guide the long-term
path of the organization.
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR EDUCATION AND TRAINING REQUIREMENTS
Preferably, the Executive Director candidate has a bachelor's
degree or the equivalent experience in an advocacy-fostering field
such as public administration, political science, labor relations
or labor law, or equivalent year for year experience.
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENT
The best executive director candidates are experienced at the
highest level of their field. The ideal candidate will have years
of relevant knowledge in multiple disciplines to allow them to work
seamlessly with the organization's leadership and committees
(legislative, political action, membership, communications, and
finance). The preferred candidate will have at least 2 years of
experience in a senior leadership position, including supervising
employees and contracted employees and services, or the equivalent
This professional opportunity offers the ability to make a
significant positive impact on the lives of retirees in Washington
State. The position provides a competitive salary (between $75,000
- $93,000) with generous paid sick / vacation leave, thirteen (13)
paid holidays, health insurance, and a defined benefit pension
package. (Estimated employer contributions for health insurance and
pension costs range from $21,000 to $23,500.) The starting
compensation is dependent on experience.
HOW TO APPLY
For immediate consideration, please send your resume, cover letter,
and salary requirements, in a PDF format, to RPEC Hiring Committee
via: firstname.lastname@example.org . Use the subject title: "RPEC Executive
The Hiring Committee will begin review of applications and
expressions of interest immediately and continue on a confidential
basis until an appointment is made.
The Retired Public Employees Council of Washington (RPEC) is an
Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages diversity and equity in
all facets of the organization's work. All qualified applicants
will receive consideration for employment without regard to race,
color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin,
disability status, protected veteran status, or other protected
Manage all components of the legislative advocacy program,
including regular legislative update information and calls to RPEC
Executive leadership and organization management.
Executive Board collaboration.
Financial management and administration.
External relations and communications.
Coordinates troubleshooting to assist chapter leaders who routinely
get difficult member inquiries on a wide range of issues such as
Research and prepare policy and status reports and present their
findings to the state-elected Executive Board, providing
recommendations for changes, updates, and Executive Board
Supervise a part-time contract lobbyist and work team of four (4)
professionals. Train employees in the importance of the modern
labor movement. Keep employees informed and engaged in the
organization's activities so they can successfully carry out their
duties. Regular communication and feedback is essential to team
building and problem resolution.
Attend meetings with the Executive Board, committee chairs, member
chapters and their elected leadership, allied organizations, and
other people who influence the success of the organization.
Cultivate relationships with coalition partners, business, labor,
senior and community-based organizations, and state / national
Speak to a wide range of audiences and advocate for the
organization's priority issues.
Travel to events and locations across the state.
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