International Communication Association
The International Communication Association (ICA) seeks an experienced and resourceful leader to partner with the executive committee, the board of directors, and its members in its next phase of development. The International Communication Association is an academic association for scholars interested in the study, teaching and application of all aspects of human and mediated communication. It began more than 60 years ago as a small organization of U.S. researchers and now is truly international with more than 4500 members in over 80 countries. Since 2003, ICA has been officially associated with the United Nations as a non-governmental organization (NGO). More information can be obtained from the ICA website.
The executive director oversees and facilitates the core activities of ICA, including a vibrant and innovative publishing program, a complex annual conference and bi-annual regional conferences, and divisional priorities and activities. The executive director develops and maintains key business and community partnerships/sponsorships, enhances financial sustainability, guides strategic growth, and helps shape policy that fosters high-quality research and dissemination of that research. The position, based in Washington, DC, oversees a staff of five and an annual budget of approximately $2,000,000 USD. Domestic and international travel is required.
The ideal candidate will preferably have at least five successful years as an executive or senior manager at an academically oriented nonprofit organization of similar budget size with experience negotiating, planning and implementing large conferences. Highly relevant and equivalent experience will also be considered. The salary for the position will be commensurate with the candidate’s experience and qualifications. Compensation includes a comprehensive employee benefits package, including a generous retirement plan.
Applicants should send their resumes and cover letters describing their interest in ICA, their qualifications and how their professional experience addresses the qualifications required, via email. Review of the applications will begin immediately and continue until a successful candidate is identified. Resumes without cover letters will not be considered. Desired start date is January 2016. ICA will maintain the confidentiality of the candidates until the finalists are selected.
The International Communication Association is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to age, race, ethnicity, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability or veteran status.
The full description of the position and application process can be accessed here.