Jobs at NGAUS

President (Closes Sept. 19, 2016)
Industry Liaison (Closes July 29, 2016)


The NGAUS board of directors is looking for a dynamic and experienced association member to take over its Washington, D.C., operations next year to succeed retired Maj. Gen. Gus Hargett.

The board is calling for those interested in becoming NGAUS president to submit a resume and cover letter by Sept. 19, 2016. It is creating a search committee to screen resumes, conduct initial interviews and recommend three highly qualified candidates to the board for a final selection.

Hargett, who has served as NGAUS president since January 2010, plans to retire May 1, 2017. His successor will start on or about Feb. 15, 2017. The overlap is designed to ease the transition.

Applicants should forward their resumes to:

Search Committee
One Massachusetts Ave., NW
Washington, D.C. 20001
Or email to president@ngaus.org

Pre-requisite Experience:

  • Senior-level leadership/corporate management―minimum of 10 years
  • Long-term membership in NGAUS and a state National Guard association―minimum of five years
  • Working knowledge of the National Guard, to include the National Guard       Bureau, adjutants general and state organizations/associations (e.g., state Guard associations, National Governors Association, veterans service organizations)
  • Legislative activity
  • Collaborative team-building

Desired experience with/and:

  • State associations
  • Nonprofit organizations
  • Fundraising
  • Financial statements and budgets (to include tax issues)
  • Commercial real estate
  • Corporate investments/endowments
  • Insurance programs
  • Established relationships within the National Guard, active Army and Air Force and other veteran service organizations


Reports to: Director, Membership, Marketing & Development

Compensation: $65,000-75,000 Commensurate with education and experience

This position is based in Washington, D.C. There is no option to telecommute.

About NGAUS: The association includes nearly 45,000 current or former Guard officers. It was created in 1878 to provide unified National Guard representation in Washington. In their first productive meeting after Reconstruction, militia officers from the North and South formed the association with the goal of obtaining better equipment and training by petitioning Congress for more resources. Today, 135 years later, NGAUS has the same mission.

Summary:  The Industry Liaison is the primary interface between corporate partners and the National Guard Association of the United States.  Basic functions include administering the NGAUS Corporate Associate Program along with the execution of several key events, most notably Industry Day and those at the annual Conference & Exhibition.  The Industry Liaison is responsible for revenue generation through dues payments, registrations, and sponsorships. 

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  1. Develop and execute a comprehensive annual plan to recruit and retain corporate members of NGAUS.
  2. Develop marketing messages and campaigns targeting corporate membership
  3. Provide superior service to prospective and current corporate members
  4. Work closely with tradeshow vendor to secure sales for annual conference
  5. Plan and execute various events at annual conference
  6. Plan and execute all facets of annual NGAUS signature event - Industry Day
  7. Cultivate corporate donors for the National Guard Educational Foundation
  8. Work closely with Corporate Advisory Panel (CAP) and Board of Directors
  9. Represent NGAUS at various events
  10. Perform other related duties as assigned

Qualifications, Skills and Experience

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the status, knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Defense Industry experience
  • Ability to serve as a strong, compelling ambassador for NGAUS
  • Ability to develop a comprehensive knowledge NGAUS
  • Creative, energetic, entrepreneurial spirit
  • Ability to multi-task, be organized and flexible, and prioritize responsibilities
  • Superior interpersonal and communication skills (oral and written)
  • Business Acumen, strategic planning, and resource management skills
  • Strong IT and social media capabilities, including Association Management Software
  • Event Planning
  • Ability to work as a team member

Education and/or Experience

Bachelor’s Degree or greater and related experience and/or training.


All interested and qualified should send cover letter, resume, and references to patricia.oconnell@ngaus.org by close of business (5pm EST) on July 29, 2016.

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