Classification: Exempt Reports To: Executive Director Primary Relationships: Directors, Trustees
Manages and directs the governance initiatives of the Association and its affiliates. Provides governance support to ensure that the association is on the right path.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
The Manager of Governance is responsible for:
Serve as a point-of-contact for ACRP and Academy Board members; responding to and/or following up on all questions and comments from all Boards in a timely manner
Update Board meeting schedules and distribute; send out meeting requests for the year and as rescheduled.
Work with the authorized ACRP travel vendor to coordinate trustee travel for all face-to-face board meetings; ensure hotels are secured for all face-to-face board meetings; as well as plan meals and other board activities as requested.
Support the Executive Director with the preparation and timely distribution of ACRP Association and Academy board meeting agendas, materials, and minutes
Ensure all action items are communicated to the appropriate people and followed up on in a timely manner
Work with Executive Director and the Chair of each Board implement the New Board Member Orientation.
Develop, implement, and monitor all governance policies.
Oversee the conduct, management and presentations/scripts for the annual membership business meeting
Attends all association Board Meetings, compiling agendas and maintaining the minutes.
Serve as the staff Liaison to the ACRP and Academy Nominating Committees and manage and direct the procedures associate therein.
Administer the annual Trustee nominations and election process for ACRP and the Academy and serve as the main point of contact for the election vendor.
Work with Marketing & Communications staff to ensure appropriate messaging is communicated to membership regarding the Trustee election process and timelines for the ACRP and the Academy Boards.
Support the Executive Director and Board Chair with the preparation and timely distribution of meeting agendas, materials, and minutes. Update meeting schedules and distribute; send out meeting requests for the year and as rescheduled.
Serve as the staff liaison and manage and direct the procedures associated therein.
Attend all Finance Committee meetings and take, distribute, edit, the minutes.
Bylaws and Policies & Procedures
Maintain the Bylaws and Policies & Procedures of the association as approved by the Board Directors.
Works with the association’s General Counsel to ensure the accurate revision and circulation of the Association’s bylaws.
Cross-Functional Team Responsibilities:
Contribute ideas and work with other staff to improve the value of ACRP governance across all aspects of the Association.
Work with fellow staff and volunteers in all communications and processes associated with governance.
Education and Experience:
Bachelor’s degree or equivalent preferred.
Minimum 3-5 years of experience working with Boards, in Association Governance.
Job Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Strong relationship building and management skills.
Ability to work as part of a team with the ability to lead, motivate and inspire others.
Professional and articulate, with excellent verbal and written communication and telephone skills, able to make independent decisions, free from immediate direction or supervision.
Proficient in Microsoft Office products (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, & Access), Outlook, and internet applications; ability to rapidly learn new software products.
Ability to multi-task in a fast-paced, deadline-driven business environment.
Ability to be effective in a multi-disciplinary team environment.
Effective time management and prioritization skills to follow assignments through to
completion, with a results-based focus.
Ability to work independently with minimal direct supervision.
Excellent proofreading skills and attention to detail.
Work as part of a team with the ability to motivate others.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Work is performed in a climate-controlled office setting. The noise level in the work area is usually moderate. Employee interacts with staff, has heavy member contact (phone and email), and consults with outside organizations and vendors. May be subjected to interruptions throughout the workday. Must be able to work some flexible hours, including weekends. Travel is required.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs; balance; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl; talk or hear; taste or smell. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 40 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.
Telecommuting is allowed.
About Association of Clinical Research Professional (ACRP)
For Learning. For Listening. For Life — The Association of Clinical Research Professionals (ACRP) is setting standards for clinical research competence and workforce development. A Washington, DC-based non-profit organization with more than 13,000 members, ACRP supports professionals and organizations across the clinical research enterprise with the Membership, Training, and Certification programs necessary for clinical trial quality and efficiency improvements.
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