The Kentucky Automobile Dealers Association (KADA) is seeking a President for their Frankfort, KY office. KADA is a trade association that has been serving Kentucky’s new and used car dealers since 1938. KADA is here to serve the needs of its members and to protect the interests of dealerships throughout the state within the KY General Assembly and with state regulatory agencies.
Functioning as the chief executive and staff officer of the Association, the President is responsible for overseeing the administration, program and strategic planning of the association to meet the needs of the membership in accordance with the Articles of Incorporation and the Association’s Bylaws. Other key duties include advocacy, board relations, dealer support, relationship management, communications and day-to-day operational oversight of the Association and management of KADA staff.
The ideal candidate has skills and experience in the following areas:
Prior experience working with government relations and the legislative process, especially at the state government level; experience working with the Kentucky legislature would be a plus.
Experience working with a membership association lead by an elected board and executive committee.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills. The KADA President must be able to communicate effectively with both the individual members as well as the Board of Directors.
Experience in managing and leading a staff.
In addition to the above, the KADA President is expected to travel throughout the state and also attend national meetings as required such and the annual NADA Convention and NADA Conference in Washington, DC. Must be available to work a flexible schedule, as needed.
Qualified candidates should submit a letter of interest outlining how your experience fits the requirements of the position along with a current resume and a list of three (3) references with contact information. All cover letters, resumes and references must be submitted electronically to KADA@swope.com by September 23, 2020. Position will remain open until a suitable candidate is found or search is closed. Start date is negotiable. Salary and benefits/commensurate with qualifications.
Additional Salary Information: Commensurate with Qualifications
About Kentucky Automobile Dealers Association
The Kentucky Automobile Dealers Association (KADA) is a trade association that has been serving Kentucky’s new and used car dealers since 1938. KADA is here to serve the needs of its members and to protect the interests of dealerships throughout the state within the KY General Assembly and with state regulatory agencies.