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Executive Director, Operations

National Motorists Association
Wisconsin, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Closing date
Nov 23, 2021

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Position Type
Executive, Fundraising, Fundraising Administration, Grant Seeking, Major Gifts, Membership, Planned Giving, Programs, Grant Administration, Government Relations and Advocacy
Advocacy, Education, Research
Salary Band
Commensurate with Experience
Employment Type
Full Time
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The National Motorists Association, Inc. (NMA), a 501(c)(3) membership-based advocacy organization fighting for the rights of motorists since 1982, is seeking an executive director to lead fundraising and membership growth while also handling daily operations of the business in preparation for succeeding the current president/CEO, who will be retiring at the end of 2022.

The successful candidate will have experience in promoting national and state-level legislative agendas through the media and a network of grassroots volunteers. The candidate will also have experience developing a budget and managing business operations, including overseeing an office staff. The job is in the NMA national office in Waunakee, Wisconsin, a suburb of the capital city of Madison.

The NMA seeks an executive director with the potential to lead and grow the organization for many years, for this and the next generation of drivers. The starting annual base salary will be commensurate with the candidate’s experience and accomplishments. It will be supplemented with powerful incentive bonuses in place for fundraising and membership growth successes. The ideal candidate may currently be a junior executive with the potential and desire to become the chief executive of a nonprofit advocacy organization. The position is available immediately.

Position Summary

The Executive Director serves as the operating officer of the National Motorists Association (NMA). The Director reports to the NMA President and is responsible for the nonprofit organization’s consistent achievement of its mission to serve its members while protecting the rights of North American motorists. The Director’s responsibilities also include overseeing fundraising and research project activities while meeting the financial objectives approved by the President and the Board of Directors.


  • Must embrace the nonpartisan, civil liberties mission of the National Motorists Association
  • Must have strong interpersonal, oral, and writing skills, including public speaking experience
  • Have at least five years of experience in the executive management of an organization, preferably a membership-based, advocacy-oriented nonprofit
  • Be task-oriented and have proven organizational and relationship management skills involving staff and organizations of influence, including funders, partner agencies, and public policymakers
  • Have a transparent and high-integrity leadership style
  • Have high-level strategic thinking and planning abilities
  • Have the ability to communicate the organization’s mission effectively to donors, prospective supporters, the media, and the public at large
  • Possess strong financial management skills, including budget preparation, program development, and task facilitation
  • Be computer literate, including a working knowledge of software such as Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint as well as other tools common to financial and project management
  • Have at least a bachelor’s degree from a four-year college

Job Responsibilities

  • Oversee the day-to-day operations of the organization and ensure its successful, long-term operations
  • Assure that the NMA makes consistent and timely progress in achieving its mission to protect the rights of motorists while promoting related research and educational materials for the overall public
  • Drive business development and fundraising
  • Foster a collaborative working environment, encourage professional development, and champion accountability among the staff
  • Establish goals, objectives, and operational plans in collaboration with the President and Board of Directors
  • Engage in media relations and accept speaking engagements to promote the Association’s mission
  • Demonstrate professional conduct at all times
  • Perform other duties as requested by the President
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