Executive Director

  • American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC)
  • Washington, DC
  • Jul 28, 2020

Job Description

The Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure (ISI) is a start-up non-profit, organized through the joint efforts of American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC); American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), and American Public Works Association (APWA). The purpose of ISI is to promote sustainability in infrastructure projects through use of a new rating system, certification of professionals, projects and firms, and related activities.

The Executive Director for this new organization will be recruited by the Board of Directors following its incorporation in December 2010 and the first meeting of the Board in January 2011.

This Preliminary Announcement of the Executive Director position is intended to solicit interested candidates as soon as possible in order to give the Board a head start in the process of executing its responsibilities for finalizing the job description and recruiting an Executive Director.

The Executive Director position will be ISIs first contract position and, under the direction of the Board, is expected to have responsibility for getting the organization off the ground in both the solicitation of financial participants in the organization and in the management of its operations. The Executive Director is expected to function as the chief executive of the organization with overall leadership for the development and implementation of short and long range operational and marketing plans, programs and policies.

Qualifications include but are not limited to: strong interest and background in infrastructure sustainability, familiarity with the public and private infrastructure community including the Founder organizations; start-up and non-profit management experience; and familiarity with federal, state and local government operations in infrastructure. The successful candidate should also have excellent written and oral communication skills; be a self-starter and a team player. Educational qualifications for this assignment may include: advanced degrees, professional licenses, certifications or designations appropriate for the infrastructure field and non-profit management.

Job location will be in Washington, D.C. Compensation is yet to be determined, but will be commensurate with non-profit scales, including possible incentives. Availability may be in early 2011.

An amended or more detailed job description or solicitation may be issued by the Board in January 2011.

Letters of interest and qualifications should be sent to: Diane Shea, Director of Energy and Environment Programs American Council of Engineering Companies 1015 15th Street, NW Washington, D.C. 20005,

Additional Salary Information: Compensation is yet to be determined, but will be commensurate with non-profit scales, including possible incentives.