Interim Vice President of the board

Vice President of the International Association of Dive Professionals (IADP)

Position Title: Interim Vice 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 Vice President of the International Association of Dive Professionals (IADP) will support the President in providing leadership and strategic direction for the association. The Vice President will play a crucial role in helping to advance the mission and goals of IADP, focusing on operational excellence, member engagement, and the promotion of best practices within the diving industry. This role requires a collaborative leader with a strong commitment to the diving community and its professional standards.

Key Responsibilities:

Leadership and Support:

- Assist the President in leading the board of directors and implementing the strategic plan.
- Step in for the President when necessary, representing the association and making key decisions.

Operational Management:

- Oversee the day-to-day operations of the association, ensuring efficiency and effectiveness.
- Support the development and implementation of programs, initiatives, and projects.

Member Engagement:

- Work closely with the membership committee to enhance member engagement and satisfaction.
- Develop and implement strategies to grow and retain membership.

Communications and Outreach:

- Assist in representing IADP at industry events, conferences, and with media outlets.
- Help manage internal and external communications, ensuring consistent and effective messaging.

Financial Oversight:

- Collaborate with the President and Treasurer to manage the association’s finances.
- Assist in fundraising efforts, including securing sponsorships and partnerships.

Collaboration and Networking:

- Foster strong relationships with key stakeholders, including industry partners and regulatory bodies.
- Promote collaboration and knowledge sharing within the diving community.


Professional Experience:

- Minimum of 7 years of experience in the diving industry, with leadership and management experience.
- Proven ability to contribute to strategic planning and organizational development.

Skills and Competencies:

- Strong leadership and interpersonal skills, with the ability to support and collaborate with the President and board.
- Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.
- Strategic thinker with the ability to execute plans and achieve results.
- Financial literacy and experience with budget oversight.
- Ability to work effectively with diverse groups and build consensus.

Personal Attributes:

- Passion for diving and a strong 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:

- 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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