The Association of International Risk Intelligence Analysts, AIRIP, is the leading professional association for those working in the fast-growing security intelligence sector. It is based in Minnesota, but operates internationally. The organization has grown quickly under volunteer leadership and now has over 200 members across the globe, representing a range of corporations and most industries. Intelligence analysts enable critical decision-making to help save lives, safeguard markets, protect assets, defend reputations, and prevent technological threats from causing harm - so our role has never been more vital, especially as data continues to bloom exponentially.
AIRIP is therefore seeking a motivated, experienced, Association Manager to help support the professionalization, development and growth of the association. Initially three days per week, there is scope to grow the role significantly, given increasing recognition of the work being undertaken by members. There is therefore a growing constituency, with real demand for a focus on professional standards, guidance, and the nurturing of a trusted network. One of the main outputs of the organization is professional development of members, through both centralized and regionally distributed events, as well as distance learning.
The Association Manager will be responsible for supporting board governance, managing the programs and operations of the organization, coordinating and supporting the work of AIRIP’s various committees, delivering strategic initiatives, handling day to day finances, and coordinating external communications and professional relations. Reporting to the Board, and working directly with the Executive Committee and Committees on a weekly basis, they will guide and develop the services and projects of AIRIP and provide critical support to members.
Promote AIRIP as the premier organization for international professionals in intelligence and risk analysis.
Lead, in partnership with the Executive Committee, the annual process of setting strategic imperatives and objectives, including the identification and tracking of appropriate metrics linked to AIRIP’s goals and planning.
In partnership with the Treasurer and the Board, ensure the day to day fiscal integrity of the association, including development of a proposed annual budget and presentation of quarterly financial statements. Under the Treasurer, the Association Manager is responsible for appropriate fiscal management: operating within the approved budget, ensuring maximum resource utilization, and maintaining the association in a positive financial position.
In alignment with the strategic plan, oversee the overall administration of the association, primarily including membership services, delivery of events and education programs, and management of financial resources. As delegated by the Board, the Association Manager is responsible for executing contracts and financial instruments and acting as a legal agent of the association.
Advise and guide the Governance Committee in ensuring proper Board and organizational governance, including identifying issues for Board consideration and debate, and identifying future Board and committee leaders.
Serve as primary representative of the association to internal and external stakeholders such as current and prospective members, other industry associations, suppliers, the media, and the general public to create positive partnerships and outcomes for AIRIP.
Encourage and lead association communication efforts, both internal and external.
Maintain close links with academia to develop and deliver professional development programs for members and their emerging talent pool.
Stay abreast of emerging technology to ensure AIRIP remains relevant and current, and that internal operations are efficient.
This exciting role in an Association at the cutting edge of work affairs ideally suits someone with a number of years of professional association management experience and a proven track record in delivering impact for smaller organizations. The initial position is highly flexible (initially part time contract on 2-3 days per week) but the intent is to increase staff support as the organization delivers on its strategic plan, so this suits someone looking for a variable commitment and yet seeking strong career progression. Work from home and flexibility around child support particularly makes this an ideal role for those looking for a change given Covid-19.
Given that this is the first staff role, a hands-on approach to getting things done is essential, as well as the ability to bring insight to a wide range of functional areas – from finance to member engagement, and education to governance.
The successful applicant will be internationally minded and capable of supporting members all around the world through virtual engagement and platforms. They should also have experience of remote working. The role would ideally be based in Minnesota, our State of registration, although this is not essential.
Diversity and inclusion is part of our DNA as intelligence analysts, and we uphold and support the highest standards in this field. This is reflected in our approach to recruiting.
Telecommuting is allowed.
Additional Salary Information: This is based on Minnesota location, although open to national recruitment. Initially part time, but will be increased based on success,
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About The Association of International Risk Intelligence Professionals
AIRIP is the leading professional association for risk intelligence professionals. This is an exciting and fast-growing field, with current world events showing the vital importance of organisations being able to see over the horizon - and thereby not only survive, but thrive, in an increasingly challenging environment.
AIRIP serves the needs of the body of analysts and managers, working in both the public and private sectors, helping establish and maintain professional standards and promoting their vital work across the security and business domains.