Saturday, April 2, 2011

Help Wanted: Executive Director

The Carpenters Benefit Funds is seeking a new Executive Director to replace Stuart Grabois, who is expected to retire this year. The position is posted on

Executive Director
Taft-Hartley Benefit Funds – New York City

Prominent Taft-Hartley benefit funds located in New York City are currently seeking an Executive Director, reporting directly to the Board of Trustees.​ The Funds consist of several Taft-Hartley benefit plans, including health, pension, annuity, vacation, apprenticeship, scholarship, and other ancillary funds that provide benefits to members, their eligible dependents, retirees, and beneficiaries.​ The Funds have assets in excess of $3 billion and cover construction workers in New York City.​

The Executive Director will have overall responsibility for the operational, technical, organizational and financial administration of the Funds.​ This responsibility includes developing, implementing, and monitoring policies, programs, standards and procedures to ensure compliance with all relevant local, state, and federal regulations and requirements, as well as overseeing development and implementation of strategic organizational, financial and technology initiatives.​ The Executive Director also oversees 2,000 Contributing Employers with respect to their compliance with the contribution and auditing obligations to the Funds under numerous provisions of collective bargaining agreements, and withdrawal liability issues.​ 

The Executive Director represents the Funds in all aspects of leadership, management, strategic planning, personnel, public relations and negotiations, and other functions as directed by Trustees.​ He or she will also be responsible for setting goals for directing and motivating Fund Office staff, interacting collaboratively with the Board of Trustees, local unions, district council, a federal-court appointed Review Officer, professional advisors and colleagues, and for keeping up to date on all aspects of multiemployer fund administration.​ The Executive Director manages a large budget and large staff.​ 

The ideal candidate will have a bachelor’s degree (advanced degree and/​or CEBS certification preferred), 15+​ years of experience in benefit plan administration, 10+​ years of senior-level management experience, significant experience in Taft-Hartley or collective bargaining environment and solid knowledge of employee benefit plans and government related/​legislative regulations.​ In addition, the candidate should be proficient with current industry technology and have experience with benefits administration systems.​ The ideal candidate will also have strong project management skills, demonstrated strong leadership and judgment skills, be detail oriented and highly organized, able to interpret financial and operating information, a team player, be open to the possibility of significant change in structure within the Funds,   and have excellent interpersonal, communication, and public relations skills.​  

The Funds are an affirmative action employer and encourage applications from all qualified candidates regardless of gender, race, ethnicity, age, sexual orientation, marital status, religion, or disability.​

To apply, please send your resume, and salary requirements to azak@​segalco.​com or The Segal Company, Attn: Ms.​ Agata Zak, 333 West 34th Street, New York, NY10001.​

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