72-Senior officials of special-interest organizations
Senior officials of special-interest organizations
Typically work to a board, stakeholder council of members or leadership group and establish direction and exercise leadership in providing and setting the direction, and guiding the planning, coordination, management and oversight of a special interest entity/organization.
Senior officials of special-interest organizations determine, formulate and direct the implementation of policies of special-interest organizations, such as political-party organizations, associations, employers? organizations, trade and industry associations, humanitarian or charity organizations, not-for-profit organizations or sports associations, and represent their organizations and act on their behalf.
Job activities and tasks include:
- determining and formulating the policies, rules and regulations of the organization
- planning, directing and coordinating the general functioning of the organization
- reviewing the operations and results of the organization and reporting to boards of directors and governing bodies, the organization?s membership and funding agencies
- negotiating on behalf of the organization, its members and relevant special-interest groups
- promoting the interests of the organization, its members and relevant special-interest groups before the legislature, government or general public
- planning, organizing and directing sections charged with implementing the organization?s policies, programmes, rules and regulations
- ensuring appropriate systems and procedures are developed and implemented to provide budgetary control
- monitoring and evaluating performance of the organization or enterprise against established objectives and policies
- representing the organization at official occasions and board meetings, in negotiations, at conventions, public hearings and forums
Knowledge of policy analysis and development
Typically, work long and irregular hours, which may include evenings and weekends to complete assigned tasks and priorities. Often work in offices, but may spend time at different worksites within respective establishment or organization liaising with local supervisors and/ or subordinates. Their work can be quiet stressful at times caused by the need to develop and negotiate annual performance plans and budgets for the department or section, and then implement, manage and ensure ongoing approved financial, technology, legal and human resource budgets, plans and deadlines are met. May undertake negotiations, to effect business closure and to achieve results, contributing increased stress levels. May travel often to meet with existing or prospective clients, stakeholders and/or officials, and attend, in some cases present at, conferences or seminars.
Bachelor degree in economics, public policy or other social science fields or relevant field of work/discipline, higher qualification or equivalent
9 years and above
Federal National Council, Masdar, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Above the industry average
Examples of job titles:
Chairperson, trade association - Director-general, employers? organization - Leader, political/governmental party - President, political/governmental party - Secretary-general, environment protection organization - Secretary-general, human rights organization
Examples of some related occupations:
Director-general, employees? organization - Director charity foundation - Executive community organization