Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC)


ORGANIZATION: I.BACKGROUND: The Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) is the certification registry and standard setting organization for the inspection, cleaning and restoration industry. The Institute is requesting applications for the President/CFO position. The Institute is the largest non-profit registry of inspectors, cleaners and restorers serving the U.S., Great Britain, Australia and Japan. It is governed by a Board of Directors and an Executive Committee. The Board of Directors is made up of representatives of regional and international trade associations. IICRC is administered by a management firm and the President/CFO would oversee the firm and other contractors. The position would report to the Chairman of the Board, Executive Committee and Board of Directors, in that order.

The IICRC is a 501 (c) 6 non-profit organization and was incorporated in the State of Washington in 1972 to provide a means by which professionals could receive training and become certified. Today, it is recognized as the impartial certification body for the inspection, cleaning and restoration industry. Independent and franchise professionals worldwide are tested and certified through the Institute. The Institute is an ANSI Accredited Standards Development Organization (SDO) with published standards in professional water damage restoration, professional mold remediation, professional carpet cleaning and professional upholstery cleaning. New standards under development include professional carpet installation. The Institute is currently working on becoming ANSI Accredited 17024 for one of its courses and plans to pursue others in the future.

The IICRC sets industry standards, establishes required course criteria, approves schools and instructors, administers uniform testing, and maintains an up to date registry of certified professionals. It verifies that individuals and companies within the industry meet prescribed levels of proficiency based on training, education and field experience. Currently the Institute has close to 7,000 active certified firms and 60,000 active certified technicians.

The position will be located at the newly purchased IICRC Global Resource Center in Las Vegas, NV.


SUMMARY: The President/CFO is responsible for implementation of policies set by the Board of Directors as well as annual goals and objectives, and financial, program, and overseeing the administrative and operations management as performed by the contract management firm. Guidance and direction is provided by the Chairman of the Board and by the Executive Committee.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

1. MISSION GOALS and OBJECTIVES. Responsible for the development, implementation, and accomplishment of the annual work plan and strategic plan of the Institute as approved by the Board of Directors. Assists the Chairman and Board of Directors in setting and achieving the goals.

2. GOVERNING BODY, OFFICERS and DIRECTORS.  Responsible for providing information, advice, and counsel (through legal counsel) to the Chairman of the Board, Board Committees, and the Board of Directors in the creation of policies, programs, and strategic direction of the association. Responsible for support of all activities associated with the Board of Directors, including staffing for all Board and Committee meetings, meeting schedules, locations, development of agenda, and meeting materials.

3. ORGANIZATIONAL STRUCTURE and DOCUMENTS. Responsible for regular review and compliance with State and Federal statutes and regulatory agencies, insurance, etc.

4. PROGRAM SERIVCES AND ACTIVITIES. Responsible for overseeing the management company that is responsible for the administration and certification activities, Standards Director, overseeing the Institute programs, services and activities and to see that they meet registrant and other targeted group’s needs. Develop processes to plan, monitor and evaluate the programs, services and activities of the Institute.

5. HUMAN RESOURCES. Responsible for the effective staffing and use of in-house and outsource resources and for the overall leadership of staff and contractors in the development and implementation of short and long range plans and policies and other activities. Responsible for implementation of appropriate personnel and contracting practices, opportunities for professional development and the evaluation of all personnel and contractors.

6. FINANCIAL PLANNING AND REPORTING. Serves as the Chief Financial Officer of the organization, responsible for the financial management of the association, including the development and implementation of the annual budget and that it aligns with the strategic goals of the organization.

7. REGISTRANT DEVELOPMENT AND RETENTION. Responsible for the annual development of recruitment and retention programs for registrants and certified firms.

8. COMMUNICATIONS/MARKETING Responsible for overseeing contractors who are responsible for developing external and internal communications in relation to the goals, programs, products and services of the Institute.

9. GOVERNMENT AND EXTERNAL AFFAIRS. Responsible for defining a list of clearly defined issues and that they are monitored, analyzed and reported regularly to internal and outside publics in a timely manner. Responsible for liaison and developing formal memorandums of understandings (MoU’s) with other organizations and stakeholders.

10. OFFICE TECHNOLOGY AND MANAGEMENT. Responsible for overseeing the administration of overall operations of the  including technology, data base management, word processing, telecommunications, security and documentation of procedures.


Responsible for supervision of all assigned staff, consultants and contractors. Responsibilities include interviewing; recommendation for hiring and training; planning, assigning and directing of work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining; addressing complaints and resolving problems of staff, consultants and contractors.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

•    EDUCATION and EXPERIENCE: Attainment of a Bachelor’s degree and minimum of five years as a staff specialist or President, CEO, or CFO. Experience as an association executive preferred with responsibility for significant programs and administrative experience. A Certified Association Executive (CAE) professional designation is preferred or will be required to attain within three years.
•    LANGUAGE SKILLS: Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, financial reports, legal documents, technical procedures, or governmental regulations; write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals; efficiently respond to questions from membership, staff and members of the community; communicate effectively in both written and oral form; and, effectively present information to membership, top management, public group, and/or board of directors.
•    REASONING ABILITY: Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions; exhibit independent judgment in the development, implementation and evaluation of plans, procedures and policies; and interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.
•    OTHER KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Knowledge of the principles and contract administration and negotiation of fiscal and organizational management, principles and practices of marketing and public relations.
•    Ability to plan, direct and coordinate marketing activities designed to attain association goals.  Communicate effectively in both written and oral forms; exhibit independent judgment in the development, implementation and evaluation of plans, procedures and policies.

APPLICATION: Apply by September 17, 2015. Please submit a cover letter explaining qualifications and salary requirements,  resume, writing sample covering an association topic (newsletter article, proposal to the board, etc.), and list of references. References will not be contacted unless a finalist and you will be asked beforehand. When submitting please title in email “President Search”. Title each Attachment with your last name and name of document. Example: Jones Cover Letter, Jones Resume, Jones Writing Sample, Jones References.

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