The Programs & Operations Director:
Ensures the smooth overall management of the association’s business operations while establishing its leadership position as the premier provider of industry programs including Annual Conference programming, year-round targeted education, professional certifications, and the most respected cheese Judging & Competition.
Assists the Executive Director by providing strategic planning, executive oversight, and daily management support of operational, human resources, programming, administrative, and accounting areas. Serves as top-ranking staff member in Executive Director’s absence.
Is responsible for the management and supervision of two direct reports, providing direction, setting goals, giving feedback and coaching, and identifying appropriate professional development and training.
Works in close collaboration with ACS directors and staff overseeing the operations of the Education Committee, and Certification Committee; and serves as Staff Liaison to the Judging & Competition Committee.