APPLICATION DEADLINE: NO LATER THAN Dec. 1 2014 @ 5 p.m. ET
The NBIA (National Business Incubation Association) seeks a dynamic new President and Chief Executive Officer. Our ideal candidate will be an exceptional leader with business expertise and a passion for entrepreneurship, as well as the drive, intellect, and professional presence to support and promote business incubation and acceleration.
The incoming President and CEO will report directly to the Board of Directors, and it is critical that this individual be well-versed in the broader national and international entrepreneur support ecosystem (including but not limited to business incubation, acceleration, coworking/emerging startup models, and economic environments – i.e. programs serving rural, urban, and developing economies).
Qualified President and CEO candidates must have demonstrated success in executing complex strategic initiatives, proven record of building partnerships with others to strengthen the reputation and foundation of the NBIA, and ability to cast a creative vision for the entire organization.
POSITION PURPOSE + MARKERS OF SUCCESS – over the next 12 months, this President and CEO will:
NBIA:: ORGANIZATION INFORMATION
About + Mission
Organization: The National Business Incubation Association (NBIA) is the world's leading organization advancing business incubation/acceleration and entrepreneurship. It provides thousands of professionals with the information, education, advocacy and networking resources to bring professionalism and excellent support to the process of assisting early-stage companies worldwide. Founded in 1985, the association currently has over 2,200 professional members from more than 900 organizations around the globe. The annual budget of $1.3 million is derived from a diversified stream of revenues. Conferences, (along with NBIA trainings, seminars and webinars), and membership dues are the primary sources of revenue. Other revenue sources include consulting, sponsorships, and information services. A sixteen (16) member governing Board of Directors oversees and supervises the Association.
NBIA strives to engage and represent all segments of the entrepreneur support industry and creates value for members by: providing information, research and networking resources to help members develop and manage successful entrepreneur support programs; monitoring and disseminating information about industry developments, trends and best practices; informing and educating leaders, potential supporters and stakeholders of the significant benefits of business incubation/acceleration; building public awareness of incubation/acceleration as a valuable business development tool; expanding valuable resources through the development of industry partnerships; and by offering worldwide consulting and developing specialized training to help participants create and administer effective entrepreneur support programs. It conducts research, compiles statistics and produces information services that provide hands-on approaches to effective program development and management, and promotes industry outcomes and impacts. The Association also tracks relevant legislative initiatives and maintains a speakers’ bureau and referral service to meet membership needs.
NBIA is a private, nonprofit 501(c)(3) membership organization, headquartered in Orlando, Florida, on the University of Central Florida (UCF) Research Park. Previously located in Athens, Ohio, NBIA will complete its headquarters move in the Fall of 2014 to the UCF/Orlando facilities.
For more information about NBIA, please see our web site at www.nbia.org.
COMPETENCIES REQUIRED OF INCOMING PRESIDENT + CEO:
FINANCIAL LEADERSHIP + RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT – the successful candidate will offer demonstration of:
TALENT + ORGANIZATIONAL DEVELOPMENT – strong candidates will be known for:
BRAND STRATEGY, COMMUNICATIONS, + OUTREACH – the successful candidate will offer a history of:
BOARD ENGAGEMENT + LEADERSHIP – the ideal candidate will demonstrate successful delivery in the following areas:
The successful candidate’s background will include most of the following:
Compensation is market-based, corresponding to the experience level, credentials, and professional expertise of the candidate. A full range of employee benefits is offered.
Some travel expected. This position will be based in Orlando, FL.
To Express Interest
Application deadline: December 1st, 2014 @ 5P ET
NBIA invites you to apply for consideration in this outstanding opportunity. NBIA is an equal opportunity employer, and is committed to recruiting and considering the most qualified candidate for this position; thus candidates will be screened and referred without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, or age and in full compliance with the 1992 Americans with Disabilities Act.
Applications will be held in confidence and must include:
(All candidates that advance after the initial resume screen and interviews will be required to complete a Predictive Index® behavioral assessment, and a background check will be performed on all finalists. References will not be contacted, and a background check will not be performed without the prior approval of the applicant.)
To express interest or seek further information, please submit application electronically with components outlined above to (no phone calls, please): firstname.lastname@example.org
We are honored by your interest and hope to be in touch with you. We regret that we are unable to speak with each individual. We review each submission carefully, and will let you know your status in this important search as quickly as possible.
Phone: (740) 593-4331
Fax: (740) 593-1996
PO Box 959
Athens, OH 45701-1565