West Coast Regional Director

ICMA; Washington, DC

Job Details

  • Job Function: Other Department Head/Director
  • Position Type: Part Time
  • Where: 777 N Capitol St NE Suite 500, Washington, DC
  • Form of Government: Unavailable

Post Date: Apr 17 2019



ICMA is at the core of driving better communities. With a mission and passion to advance professional local government through ethics, leadership, innovation and new technology, we build sustainable, inclusive, thriving communities that improve local governments nationally and around the world and make them ready for the future.

Our work increases capacity of local governments globally. With distinct expertise and pioneering essential services, we positively impact the quality of people’s lives. Whether this is by enhancing smart communities through innovative technologies, empowering citizen engagement, enabling economic development, building, developing and up-skilling local talent or strengthening leadership and forward-thinking local government management – our work impacts how life is lived in today’s and tomorrow’s communities.

ICMA is looking for a part time West Coast Regional Director to build effective relationships with state affiliate organizations in the West Coast Region. Supporting our leaders in the region is pivotal in the advancement of the local government profession. Your primary focus will be to connect with board members on state associations, work with ICMA Regional Vice Presidents and retaining members to ICMA.

What you must bring to the role is a flexible schedule as you will travel up to 40% in our west coast regional states; Alaska, California; Hawaii, Nevada, Oregon and Washington; January through June. You will organize ICMA activities in the west coast region.


• Provide support to ICMA members in the region.
• Develop tailored strategies to build membership in the region; works with ICMA staff and state/affiliate association leadership to determine and implement effective strategies; and is responsible for achieving overall membership metrics.
• Build connections with the state association leadership and staff and members in each state and keeps them informed of ICMA issues and activities.
• Keep ICMA informed of the strategies and work of affiliate organizations in the region.
• Attend a minimum of one state association conference each year in each state. Speak at such conferences as necessary based upon ICMA priorities and invitations from state association leadership.
• Attend a minimum of one state association Board of Directors meeting each year in each state.
• Review the state affiliation agreements with each state Board of Directors on an annual basis and provide a written report of the outcome.

• Serve as the regional secretariat for the Regional Nominating process to select ICMA Board Vice-presidents.
• Provide support and advice to ICMA Regional Vice President to insure coordinated activities. Conducts monthly status calls with the ICMA Vice Presidents in the region.
• Prepare the agenda and organize quarterly status calls with the ICMA Vice Presidents, the State Association Presidents, and State Staff to update the group on ICMA Executive Board actions and priorities as well as reporting on pertinent issues and information.
• Maintain a connection with former ICMA Presidents and Vice Presidents who remain located within the region in order to keep them apprised of ICMA activities and seek input when appropriate.
• Prepare reports on regional activities as required.
• Maintain connection with region’s ICMA Student Chapters and Senior Advisors.
• Participate in the ICMA Annual Conference, as necessary and appropriate.
• Contribute to the development of strategies and programs as a member of the Membership Team.
• Organize seminars and makes presentations; writes articles for ICMA and state publications; and otherwise contribute to ICMA content.
• Represent ICMA on behalf of the Executive Director, as required.
• Perform other job-related duties as required


Education and Experience:

• Master's Degree in Public Administration or related field or the equivalent combination of education and experience.
• Ten to fifteen years of professional experience including detailed knowledge of local government. Experience working in a local government at a senior level required.
• You must be an ICMA member in good standing.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
• Knowledge of local government structures, operations, and issues required.
• Must develop extensive understanding of ICMA, its membership, activities, and services.
• Ability to work effectively in a team environment.
• Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with government officials, board members, staff, and ICMA members.
• Ability to communicate clearly and effectively, both verbally and in writing.
• Skill in establishing priorities, planning and scheduling work, and developing and coordinating projects.
• Knowledge of and proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite, SharePoint software preferred.

Are you ready to leverage your knowledge, relationship building abilities and commitment to ICMA’s mission to further our impact on new members? And help us advance our promise to our core constituency?