Interaction Design Association (IxDA)
Anywhere, USA (Remote)
The Interaction Design Association (IxDA) is an international professional organization whose mission is to advance the discipline of interaction design, through a variety of online and offline platforms. In addition to the IxDA.org website and discussion forum, the IxDA oversees 100+ local groups around the world, bringing the global IxD community together for its annual Interaction Awards and conference. Dublin, Ireland, will host the fifth annual IxDA conference in February ’12.
Since forming in 2003 and incorporating in the United States as a not-for-profit 501(c)(6) professional organization in 2005, the IxDA has operated almost entirely on the shoulders of a volunteer Board of Directors, Initiative leads, local leaders and hundreds of volunteers from around the world. The community has grown exponentially, with now over 22,000 list members, growing business interest and expanded community desire and need for more support.
The IxDA has grown to the point that they need a motivated and driven individual to take on the first Executive Director position within the organization. The Executive Director will serve as an external face of the organization, leading the organization operationally in order to ensure that they continue to support our mission day-to-day and our financial and community objectives. This is a new role that requires an individual who is willing to work with the leadership of the organization to build and shape it.
His or her duties will range from administration and development to communications and operations. Key responsibilities include:
- Oversee the day-to-day operations and administration of the organization, including recruitment, employment, and management of all personnel, both paid staff and volunteers.
- Assure that IxDA has a long-term strategy (as guided by the Board of Directors) that achieves and furthers its mission. The director will also ensure the organization makes consistent and timely progress in the short- and medium-term.
- Provide leadership in developing initiative, organizational, and financial plans with the Board of Directors and staff, as well as carry out plans and policies that the board authorizes.
- Maintain official records and documents, and ensure compliance with US federal and state regulations. Conduct official correspondence of the organization, and jointly, with designated officers, execute legal documents.
-Build relationships and cooperative arrangements with community members and other organizations; represent the IxDA to agencies, organizations, and the general public.
-Work with the treasurer and the board in preparing a budget; see that the organization operates within budget guidelines. Ensure that adequate funds are available to permit the organization to carry out its work.
Additionally, since IxDA has no physical office space, this position will be taken on remotely. The IxDA is a community of global members, therefore the Executive Director must be comfortable with communicating across time zones sometimes outside of normal office hours.
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