Dear UMA Members and Friends:
As you know, the UMA has a new strategic plan which the UMA Board just adopted, based on extensive member input and deliberations at our San Antonio Annual Meeting. I will be sending each member a copy of that plan shortly under separate email cover. I hope you are as excited about it as our Board is! Of course, key parts of the plan are the recruitment of our next President/CEO and the new location of the UMA headquarters. We anticipate that our new headquarters location will be announced very soon.
As to the President/CEO recruitment, we are looking for someone with strong, successful association experience, especially in leadership development and in member and sponsor relations.
A brief summary of the position description follows:
Under the supervision and direction of the Board of Directors of the United Methodist Association (UMA), the President/CEO has the authority, responsibility and accountability for leading and managing the UMA according to the Board approved mission, plans, policies, resources and strategic relationships. The President/CEO develops and implements strategic and operational plans collaboratively with the Board, supervises all UMA staff, attracts and retains members, oversees the Shared Learning and EAGLE Accreditation Programs, manages the UMA budget and fosters relationships with various constituencies of the United Methodist Church. Basic qualifications include a bachelor’s degree with graduate degree preferred, five years successful upper management or leadership experience in a not-for-profit organization, knowledge of health and human services needs and programs, and the ability and willingness to travel nationwide.
Our members and close friends are already beginning to refer potential candidates to us. We have asked Larry Minnix, our consultant in the strategic planning process, to receive calls from interested parties you refer to us. He will describe the strategic plan and specific President/CEO duties and qualifications to people you refer, receive and screen resumes on our behalf, and schedule interviews with the Board for the most promising candidate(s). Larry’s contact number is 202-236-1355 and his email is email@example.com. We want to expedite the selection process and thus, ask that any interested persons make contact with Larry Minnix by July 20, 2016. Potential candidates are already being scheduled for interviews. So, time is of the essence so that we can “hit the ground running” this Fall on our new plan.
We hope to name our new President/CEO in the next few weeks, possibly as early as the end of July. Thank you for your continued commitment to the mission of UMA!
Kim W. Williams, Chair
UMA Board of Directors
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2016 Annual Conference
April 11-13, 2016
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San Antonio, Texas
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