Executive Director

Reports to: FlagshipKansas.Tech Board of Directors

GENERAL SUMMARY: The Executive Director will serve a key role in the development of technology innovation, expansion and talent acquisition in Kansas. The Executive Director will be a connector of business leaders, educational institutions, government entities and aspiring talent. Serving as a champion for the state’s technical community, this person will promote continued growth of talent and opportunity by ensuring a suitable and sustainable climate for the technology sector in Kansas.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for the day-to-day operations of the organization while working with the board and subcommittees to ensure proper alignment with the mission and vision of FlagshipKansas.Tech
  • Responsible for fund/revenue development and continued daily management of a yearly budget as agreed upon with the Board Treasurer
  • Conduct annual membership and sponsorship drives
  • Plan and Implement Annual Ad Astra Technology Conference
  • Oversee current organization’s grant projects
  • Ensure FlagshipKansas.Tech’s members are represented in the community and across Kansas
  • Communicate and coordinate effectively with the Board, other leaders in the community, and our member community
  • Active and visible advocate in the state’s technology and technical education community

Additional Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provide training and professional development for direct reports. May involve use of students and interns.
  • Oversee short and long-term financial and managerial reporting
  • Develop quarterly and annual goals with the board and drive/execute monthly board agenda
  • Help ensure policies support continued growth of tech-based companies across Kansas
  • Work and champion programs to recruit and maintain technology talent within the state of Kansas

Knowledge, Skills, and/or Abilities Required: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. 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.


  • Bachelor’s degree; preferred degree in technology, business, or communications related field
  • Minimum 5 years professional experience; preferred 5 years professional experience in a technology company or non-profit based organization
  • Knowledge of Kansas area professional or business organizations, preferred knowledge of technology employers, education, or political climate
  • Experience managing budgets and programs with measured outcomes
  • Ability to work with a sense of urgency
  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to operate within a non-profit organization directed by a working board
  • Self-motivated with proven leadership and teamwork capabilities
  • Critical thinking and problem-solving skills-Decision making skills with the ability to multitask and prioritize
  • Some experience with developing and executing fundraising strategies
  • Willingness to travel (mostly within state)

Preferred Skills and Experience:

  • Excellent people manager, open to direct and collaborative work style and commitment to get the job done
  • Excellent networking skills
  • Familiar with the current landscape of technology business in Kansas
  • Delegate responsibilities effectively
  • Ability to challenge and debate issues of importance to the organization
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and a collaborative management style
  • Business or nonprofit membership organization management experience