National Guard Association of Arkansas Executive Director Opening

Location: National Guard Association of Arkansas (NGAA) Building, Camp J T Robinson

Salary: Part-Time: $30k; Full-Time: $40k – Initial Two-Year Contract

Opening Date: 09 September 2019

Closing Date 24 September 2019

Nominating Official: Maj Seana Eason, NGAA President

Start Date: Negotiable – preferably NLT 1 November 2019

Description: The purpose of this position is to provide technical, administrative, and operational assistance to the elected officers, board of directors, and to the membership of the National Guard Association of Arkansas, Inc. This position supervises a full and part-time staff.

Placement Factors:

Full or part time status will be decided upon by the Executive Board based on needs of NGAA staffing due to operational tempo and Arkansas legislative sessions.

Must possess working knowledge of the National Guard and the National Guard Association of Arkansas, budgeting, planning, communication, and management skills.

– Travel is required (i.e. National Guard Association of the United States annual conferences; National Guard Executive Directors Association annual conferences; NGAA Annual State conferences)

– Arkansas Life & Health Insurance Licenses required (get within six months of hiring due to understanding the nature of the industry and having the ability to better assist Guardsmen)

– Legislative and Fundraising experience preferred

Position open to NGAA Members/Associate Members (Active and Retired) in Good Standing. Applicants do not have to be current or former Arkansas Guard as long as there is some connection to the Arkansas Guard Community and the Association.

After job announcement closes, qualified applicants will be contacted for an interview by a member of the Executive Board.

Duties and Responsibilities

Perform a broad range of supervisory, management, administrative, public relations, and legislative work of the organization. Typical are the following or other similar duties:

  • Responsive to taskings from the elected officers and board of directors relative to the goals, objectives, and other requirements of the association.
  • Exercises overall management responsibility of the organization within the criteria contained in the bylaws and guidance received by the board of directors
  • Exercises overall custodial and physical security responsibility for the association corporate offices and grounds
  • Exercises responsibility for the association full-time staff, including work assignments and scheduling plus recommending pay and benefits to the board
  • Obtains and maintains a current life and health insurance agent license within the state of Arkansas and exercises an active participatory supervisory role over the association’s insurance programs
  • Establishes and maintains a close and continuous relationship with other associations operating within the state.
  • Establishes and maintains close coordination with state government officials and agencies, the state legislature, community leaders, the leadership of the National Guard, and individual units within the National Guard
  • Establishes and maintains close coordination with the National Guard Association of the United States and with the individual members of the United States Congress that are representative of the State of Arkansas
  • Monitors and proactively pursues in a positive way, legislative issues that enhance the National Guard, National Guard Servicemembers and the military community, as well as issues that favorably enhance the keeping of America strong and free
  • Proactively pursues increasing membership within the association, inclusive of active, retired, associate, and corporate levels
  • Schedules, plans, organizes, and executes periodic annual meetings of the association in coordination with the board of directors and the bylaws
  • Maintains an active membership in the National Guard Executive Directors Association (NGEDA)
  • Personally attends and participates in scheduled meetings of the board of directors, NGAA annual general conference, NGAUS annual general conference, and NGEDA annual general conference
  • Reviews minutes from official meetings. Provides direction and input into the drafting, publishing, and distribution of periodic newsletters.
  • Responsible for establishing and maintaining acceptable operating policies and procedures
  • Other duties as assigned by direction of the board of directors and/or the bylaws of this association.

Equal Opportunity Employer

It is the policy of the National Guard Association of Arkansas to provide equal employment opportunity to all qualified persons; to prohibit discrimination against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, marital or parental status, veteran’s status, or disability, and to promote the full realization of equal employment opportunity for all.

Application Instructions

Individuals who wish to apply, submit resumes to NGAA- ATTN: Ms. Barbara Scott PO Box 663 North Little Rock, AR 72115. All resumes must arrive at NGAA office/by email no later than 5:00 PM, Tuesday, 24 September 2019. Please direct any questions to NGAA President, Maj Seana Eason,