Interim President of the board

President of the International Association of Dive Professionals (IADP)

Position Title: Interim President

Location: Remote (with potential travel for key events and meetings)

Position Type: Volunteer (Unpaid)

Term: 2 years (renewable based on performance and board approval)

Position Overview:

The President of the International Association of Dive Professionals (IADP) will serve as the chief executive officer of the association, providing visionary leadership and strategic direction to advance the mission and goals of IADP. The President will work collaboratively with the board of directors, members, and external partners to promote the highest standards of professionalism, safety, and environmental stewardship in the diving industry.

Key Responsibilities:

Leadership and Governance:

- Lead the board of directors in setting the strategic direction and priorities for IADP.
- Ensure effective governance and compliance with the association’s bylaws and policies.
- Foster a positive and inclusive culture within the organization.

Strategic Planning and Implementation:

- Develop and implement strategic plans to achieve the association’s objectives.
- Oversee the execution of programs, initiatives, and projects that support the association’s mission.

Advocacy and Representation:

- Serve as the primary spokesperson for IADP, representing the organization at industry events, conferences, and with media outlets.
- Advocate for the interests of diving professionals and promote standards of excellence within the industry.

Member Engagement and Development:

- Engage with members to understand their needs and concerns, and ensure that IADP provides value through its programs and services.
- Promote membership growth and retention through innovative strategies and outreach efforts.

Financial Oversight:

- Work with the board to ensure the financial health and sustainability of the organization.
- Oversee fundraising efforts, including securing sponsorships and partnerships.

Collaboration and Networking:

- Build and maintain relationships with key stakeholders, including industry partners, regulatory bodies, and environmental organizations.
- Foster collaboration and knowledge sharing among members and the wider diving community.


Professional Experience:

- Minimum of 10 years of experience in the diving industry, with a strong background in leadership and management.
- Proven track record of strategic planning and organizational development.

Skills and Competencies:

- Strong leadership and interpersonal skills, with the ability to inspire and motivate others.
- Excellent communication and public speaking abilities.
- Strategic thinker with a proactive and results-oriented approach.
- Financial acumen and experience with budget management.
- Ability to work collaboratively with diverse groups and build consensus.

Personal Attributes:

- Passion for diving and commitment to the values and mission of IADP.
- High ethical standards and integrity.
- Ability to commit the necessary time and energy to fulfill the responsibilities of the role.

Preferred Qualifications:

- Previous experience in a senior leadership role within a professional association or non-profit organization.
- International experience and a global perspective on diving industry issues.
- Experience with fundraising and securing sponsorships.

Application Process:

Interested candidates should submit a resume and a cover letter detailing their qualifications and vision for the IADP. Applications should be sent to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. latest by 31st of August 2024.

The International Association of Dive Professionals is an equal opportunity organization and encourages applications from all qualified individuals.

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