Founded in 1914, the International City/County Management Association (ICMA) advances professional local government through leadership, management, innovation, and ethics. ICMA’s vision is to be the leading professional association dedicated to creating and supporting thriving communities throughout the world. ICMA provides member support; publications; data and information; peer and results-oriented assistance; and training and professional development to over 11,000 city, town, and county managers, their staffs, and other individuals and organizations throughout the world.
ICMA is the premiere professional development provider for local government professionals. While there are many technical training options for specific functions such as GFOA for finance, IPMA or SHRM for human resources, etc., ICMA’s professional development programs are designed around the local government generalist or leader. ICMA is looking for a strategic, collaborative, and inclusive professional to serve as the next Director of Worldwide Learning and Professional Standards and to lead the Professional Development Team. This position will oversee a department of 6 full-time staff members and budget oversight for FY2020 of $1.6 million in revenue.
The new Director will be responsible for providing all learning and professional development opportunities to ICMA members and other local government professionals worldwide. This position will devise and implement an effective business strategy to deliver an integrated, comprehensive array of professional development and globally focused transformative learning opportunities to meet the needs of ICMA members and other local government professionals at each career stage. The Director has oversight and management responsibility for ICMA University, leadership development, Professional Development experiences associated with the ICMA Annual Conference, training, and workshops, certificate programs, e-learning, webinars, local government training, and credentialing.
Master’s degree in public administration, public policy, education, training and development, business, or related field. Minimum 5 – 7 years of senior level supervisory experience designing and managing professional development programs or equivalent combination of education and work experience. Must understand the professional development needs of local government leaders. A doctoral degree from an accredited university is preferred, and experience working with a professional association and/or university is a plus!