Openings for NALPA leadership positions

Executive Director

The NALPA executive director provides the day-to-day supervision and operation of the association. The incumbent must be fluent and comfortable in both oral and written presentations, knowledgeable with current digital communication tools, and have the ability to adapt to changes in technology to keep current with more efficient ways of communication and management of the association. General duties include:

  • Serves as the liaison between NALPA and staff of The American Legion National Headquarters Media and Communication Division and Convention Division to ensure coordination and understanding remain fluid.
  • Manages the membership database and issuance of membership cards.
  • Implements sound fiscal policy and management of accounts.
  • Supervises the annual Media Contest, which includes the receiving of all entries, making arrangements for judging, and developing and arranging for award construction and delivery to national convention site.
  • Coordinates with Legion Convention Division staff and convention catering personnel for the annual awards luncheon, as well as space for the Executive Committee and annual general meetings.
  • Operates an office at the national convention either within American Legion National Headquarters staff offices or the exhibit hall if a NALPA booth is provided.
  • Attends other national meetings as requested to represent NALPA and to help recruit new members.

Other duties may be assigned as needed. This is a non-competitive and non-compensated, 100 percent volunteer position. Additional requirements include being a current member in good standing within the American Legion Family and NALPA.

Fiscal Officer

General duties of the NALPA fiscal officer include:

  • Uses bank statements and debit/credit logs to provide oversight of the budget, profit and loss statements for the annual general meeting and the Executive Committee.
  • Completes an analysis of expenditures in comparison to the approved budget (report); evaluates the past fiscal year for the fiscal health of the association (report); and provides a proposed budget to the Executive Committee.

This is a non-competitive and non-compensated, 100 percent volunteer position. Experience or educational background in bookkeeping, accounting or finance is preferred. Additional requirements including being a current member in good standing within the American Legion Family and NALPA.

To apply, send a cover letter and resume by Dec. 31 to:

NALPA President Mark Sutton, 5377 Durfee Road, Eaton Rapids, MI 48827. Or email mark@michiganlegion.org or call (248) 390-5481.