Job Details

Requisition Number 17-0003
Post Date 1/10/2017
Job Title Regional Director
City Quincy
Job Description

The National Fire Protection Association’s mission is to help save lives and reduce loss with information, knowledge and passion. An international nonprofit established in 1896, we are dedicated to the elimination of death, injury, property and economic loss due to fire, electrical and related hazards. The Association delivers information and knowledge through more than 300 consensus codes and standards, research, training, education, outreach and advocacy; and by partnering with others who share an interest in furthering the NFPA mission.

Want to be part of something big? As an employee of the National Fire Protection Association, you are working toward truly making a difference all over the world. You play a key role in keeping first responders safe, helping to provide architects with guidelines for building design and safety, providing education to children in schools, and so much more. Employees at NFPA bring a collective passion to work every day as together, they contribute toward solving the fire problem…all while being offered great benefits, including a pension plan and an on-site fitness center.

Want to make a difference? Join Us.

NFPA is currently recruiting for a Regional Director to join its busy Regional Operations team! The Regional Director is responsible for promoting the adoption of NFPA codes and standards at all levels of government and serves in an ambassadorial role for the Association on a regional level. The Director serves as an effective spokesperson for all codes, standards and advocacy issues on behalf of NFPA. Responsible for organizing the fire service, building officials, health advocates, and others to support NFPA efforts at the local and state level.

Principal Responsibilities:

  • Assists in preparing model administrative rules and legislation for code and standards adoption and represents NFPA at meetings, hearings and legislative sessions.
  • Provides an NFPA presence in the region and coordinates field activities with Association staff to ensure collaborative strategic outreach.
  • Monitors state and local legislative and regulatory activities for issues of interest to the Association.
  • Develops and maintains relationships with national, regional, state and local organizations within the region.
  • Maintains NFPA’s integrity and leadership in safety and serves as a liaison to NFPA members and stakeholders.
  • Represents NFPA at meetings, hearings and other assigned forums. Identifies opportunities for NFPA to strengthen relationships and improve safety in the region.
  • Responsible for overall management and operations of the Regional office including preparing reports and correspondence, and submits data into NFPA’s information technology systems, including but not limited to the code adoption database and the customer relationship management system.
  • Monitors the financial status of activities to achieve goals within allocated budget and direct expenditure adjustments to assure fiscal health and sustainability.
  • Coordinates activities with NFPA field staff, including regional sprinkler specialist, regional electrical specialist, regional public education specialist, fire code field director and wildland field advisors.
  • Assesses needs and makes recommendations that contribute to the NFPA strategic plan.
  • Performs other duties as required.

Requirements: 

  • Position requires a Bachelor’s Degree in a related professional program.
  • Minimum 10 years of experience in the use, promulgation or enforcement of national codes and standards.
  • Proven public speaking experience.
  • Effective written skills.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with a wide range of professionals, including code enforcers, fire service, facility managers, designers and installers.
  • Forward thinking with an ability to create and execute ideas and strategies.
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license in the state of residence.

Working Conditions: 

  • Normal remote office working conditions.
  • Travel required up to 50% of the time. Some international travel may be required.
  • Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities.
  • Please view Equal Employment Opportunity Posters provided by OFCCP here.
  • The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information.
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