SDRA Is Looking For An Executive Director to Lead Our Team

SDRA Is Looking For An Executive Director to Lead Our Team

South Dakota Retailers Association

The South Dakota Retailers Association will be hiring an Executive Director (our exec of 13 years, Shawn Lyons, announced his resignation last month.)

If you're looking for a fast-paced job where no two days are alike, where you can impact public policy, help South Dakota retail businesses thrive, and work with an experienced team of professionals who love their jobs, you should take a look at this opportunity.

Here's the details.

Executive Director

South Dakota Retailers Association, Pierre, SD

Salary $130,000 to $150,000 depending on a variety of factors, including experience; full benefit package


Job Summary

SDRA is a highly-respected 3,900-member statewide trade association representing the retail industry and related businesses. The Executive Director is responsible for the successful leadership and management of all business operations, oversees planning and implementation of member programs and services, serves as the chief lobbyist for the association, builds and maintains a positive working relationship with policy makers and other leaders in South Dakota and nationwide, manages office staff and regional sales reps, serves as the spokesperson for the association, and oversees planning and execution of special projects. The Executive Director reports to a statewide board of directors.


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

The Executive Director should have experience with the state legislative process and political issues, be proficient with setting and maintaining a budget, have superior oral and written communication skills, be comfortable with public speaking, have the ability to articulate a position, possess the ability to influence decision makers, be knowledgeable about human resources management, work cooperatively and effectively with a team of employees and board members, be able to quickly assess situations and make timely decisions in the best interests of the association and its members, and think strategically.


To Apply

Please submit a cover letter and resume to:

Board President
PO Box 638
Pierre, SD 57501

Closing date: July 31, 2018.

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The South Dakota Retailers Association is an equal opportunity employer.

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