ICMA, Washington, D.C. ICMA is seeking candidates who are entrepreneurial, strategic and skilled in facilitating and advancing international relationships and business markets to be its first Director of Global Engagement. ICMA is a professional organization of more than 12,000 managers and administrators serving in local government in the United States and internationally. ICMA is the leading authority on leadership and management for professional local government with its members ascribing to a Code of Ethics and core believes that underpin their leadership in the delivery of local government services throughout the world.
The Director of Global Engagement will report to ICMA’s CEO and will be expected to move beyond ICMA’s current international programs and projects to create a cohesive overarching strategy that results in ICMA evolving into a true global organization. The Director will play a key leadership role in working with ICMA’s board, affiliate member organizations, and ICMA’s leadership team to vision, shape, influence, and implement the global strategy. This will include the development and implementation of a business plan for this strategic effort.
Candidates will ideally possess a master’s degree in public administration, business administration, international relations or similar degree. Candidates should have at least ten years’ professional experience including growing international markets for domestically developed products and services or comparable efforts.
Candidates must be highly collaborative as well as entrepreneurial, possessing a business and entrepreneurial acumen that will guide the development and implementation of a comprehensive strategic direction for ICMA’s international goals and objectives. Other specific skills include but are not limited to:
It is anticipated that the successful candidate will have a presence in the Washington, D.C. office while also undertaking extensive international travel. Interested candidates should submit application materials, including resume, cover letter and contact information for five professional references online no later than October 30, 2020 to www.GovHRjobs.com to Heidi Voorhees, President GovHR USA. Contact Heidi Voorhees at HVoorhees@GovHRUSA.com or at 847-902-4110 for additional information on this opportunity.