Garden State Craft Brewers Guild Executive Director

The Garden State Craft Brewers Guild board is now accepting applications for the Garden State Craft Brewers Guild Executive Director position. See the below for details.

ORGANIZATION: Garden State Craft Brewers GuildNJ Brewery Guild
JOB TITLE: Executive Director
STATUS: Part-Time
REPORTS TO: Board of Directors
HIRE DATE: May 2015

The Garden State Craft Brewers Guild “GSCBG” is the voice of New Jersey breweries. Founded in 1996, the organization currently represents 36 breweries and 12 breweries in planning in the state of New Jersey.

This newly created part-time position is designed to lead the GSCBG to the next level. This individual will be expected to implement the structure, process and growth plans necessary to help lead the organization to performance excellence. Responsible for managing all elements of the Guild including fundraising, events, membership, financial, media and marketing, support of legislative activity and administration duties. This position will require passion for the industry, a fast-paced environment, coordinating many different concurrent projects and working with the Board of Directors.


• Report exclusively to the Board of Directors
o Make bi-monthly presentation to Board of Directors
• Administrative
o Oversight of tax returns and various accounting/filing requirements
o Maintain Guild records and files
o Maintain and manage Guild insurance and legal needs
o Responsible for all contracts with independent contractors and vendors
• Financial
o Oversee financial reports (cash flow, balance sheet, P&L, etc.)
o Report to the Treasurer and Board of Directors on monthly basis
o Develop and manage annual budget
o Meet revenue goals, manage A/R and A/P
• Membership
o Responsible for maintaining accurate and current membership lists
o Responsible for growing all levels of membership
o Develop and implement a retail and consumer enthusiasts membership program
o Initiate, develop and implement fundraising programs
o Regular outreach to membership including meetings and phone calls (as needed) and online Forum (weekly)
o Develop new and innovation membership benefits
o Field phone calls from membership, media and other
• Support Political Affairs
o Support and assist in execution of political awareness campaign including legislator and policymaker outreach, beer tastings and informational events at the state Capitol
o Develop programs, documents and initiatives that support political affairs mission
• Media
o Distribute press releases as needed
o Create media and promotional materials
o Develop, implement and manage a social media program
o Oversee and manage web site. Update content monthly. Develop new web site content on quarterly basis.
• Events
o Member events: Coordinate and execute all elements of various Guild events including bi-monthly meetings.
o Fundraising events: Work with chair(s) and co-chair(s) of the two existing beer festivals. Develop new beer festival concepts
o Political contact events: create a series of regular meeting events that entice state legislators to get together with craft brewers.
• Industry Development
o Interface with economic development opportunities
o Develop and manage an Economic Study


• Proficient in Social Media/Networking, Microsoft Outlook, Word, Publisher, Excel and should be able to use Adobe Acrobat and Photoshop Elements.
• Able to understand and work with financial reports and create and manage a budget.
• Comfortable with public speaking.
• Have knowledge of the beer and alcohol industry including a basic understanding of the regulations governing all types of alcohol.
• Adept at networking. Must be comfortable meeting with and engaging with local leaders, policymakers, legislators, state officials.
• Able to sell
o Creative and enterprising for fundraising efforts.
o Have experience creating, maintaining and following through on sales lead programs
o Comfortable and adept at working with brewers, suppliers, retailers, distributors, craft beer enthusiasts and others in the industry to sell membership and Guild ideals.
• Experience in event planning
• Basic level of media experience
• Will be required to attend various Guild events and meetings throughout the state. May be required to travel to occasional seminars and conferences outside the state

Valid Driver’s license required.

Experience working in the craft beer industry. Must be self-motivated, highly organized, detail oriented and demonstrate initiative to create, develop and manage multiple projects. Will need to demonstrate initiative and provide follow-through in all areas of responsibility. Must work cooperatively with staff and Board of Directors. Must display excellent verbal and writing skills and be an excellent “people person.” Must also be able to motivate and manage multiple staff employees. Positive and quick learner is a must.

Submit your cover letter and resume via email to ryan [.at.] capemaybrewery [.dot.] com.

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