Executive Director

Job LocationUS Remote
Job TagDirector
Location: Remote / Ability to travel domestically and internationally 


Pay Rate: DOE

Hours:  Mon-Fri 8am-5pm

Type: Direct Hire

About Cinder

CINDER is looking to change the community’s understanding of how a staffing company operates. Our purpose is to humanize the staffing process by connecting awesome people and providing them with the skills and tools they need to succeed in whichever job they find. We believe happy employees inspire commitment and community.

About Cinder‘s Client

The FiRa Consortium is a member-driven organization dedicated to transforming the way we interact with our environment by enabling precise location awareness for people and devices using the secured fine ranging and positioning capabilities of Ultra-Wideband (UWB) technology. FiRa does this by driving the development of technical specifications and certification, advocating for effective regulations and by defining a broad set of use cases for UWB. The FiRa Consortium developed and maintains a certification program that certifies compliance of devices to a test specification based on IEEE 802.15.4z HRP ranging technologies, and in the future will develop certification programs for use cases built on these ranging technologies.

About the Role

As the Executive Director, you will be responsible for providing executive leadership, along with strategic and operational oversight according to the direction set by the Board of Directors. Per our Bylaws, the Executive Director, shall preside over the day to day affairs of the Corporation under the direction of the Board of Directors and shall perform such other duties and have such other powers as the Board of Directors may from time to time prescribe. 

Additional duties include the development and execution of the organization’s strategic initiatives, outreach to C-level executives as potential partners and members, serving as a public spokesperson for the initiative in both domestic and international venues and managing the organization’s programs.  

Qualified candidates should have experience leading teams across multiple geographies, influencing and presenting to executives at Fortune 500 companies, evangelizing the technology with industry analysts and media, leading a technology based non-profit and expertise with UWB technology and industry issues.  


What You’ll Be Doing:


  • Foster strategic initiatives and aid execution including marketing and promotion strategy.
  • Identify, assess, and inform the Board of internal and external issues.
  • Participate in the Working Group Steering Committee as a non-voting participant.
  • Foster effective teamwork with the Board, Working Group Steering Committee, Working Group Chairs and VTM.
  • Work to ensure that FiRa Consortium has appropriate policies and procedures, and that these are being followed throughout the organization.
  • Act as a professional advisor to the Board on all aspects of activities.
  • Conduct official correspondence on behalf of and jointly with the Board.
  • Listening and providing clear communication in an effort to build cross-organizational consensus.
  • Work with the Working Group Steering Committee to coordinate among Working Groups to deliver results consistent with the organization mission.

 Industry and Government Relations/Advocacy

  • Establish good working relationships and collaborative arrangements with industry groups, media/analysts, U.S. and international government, academic and other organizations to meet strategic objectives.
  • Act as a highly visible and credible spokesperson. 

Membership Recruitment & Participation

  • Establish targeted relationships with industry, governmental, public and non-profit sector partners. 
  • Work in cooperation with Marketing Working Group to recruit and maintain members to the organization.

Internal Communication and Alignment

  • Provide regular status reports to the Board.
  • Keep the organization’s membership informed of strategic initiatives and industry progress and provide guidance and thoughts on how to align.
  • This position reports to the Board of Directors.


  • Degree(s) in the technical and business domains (Masters level Technical degree and/or MBA preferred) and/or equivalent professional history
  • Experience in technology-based trade association and standard organizations 
  • Understanding of, and preferably experience with, UWB technology 
  • Demonstrated ability to source, structure and negotiate partnerships across multiple ecosystems, not for profits, and governmental entities, both foreign and domestic
  • Significant experience working with persons/companies from multiple geographies
  • Prior experience with public relations and public speaking
  • Prior experience leading technical or business team(s)
  • Prior experience evangelizing new technologies to motivate companies to join and adopt the use of new technologies  
  • Fluent in English, other languages are a plus 
  • Extended network of contacts in OEM space is a plus

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