An associate director attends board meetings, but has yet to be officially elected by stockholders, says QFinance. Associate directors may also manage a team of managers and executives, according to FutureRising.
FutureRising notes that associate directors may handle a combination of project management and account management during day-to-day business operations. A job description from Monster notes that an associate director combines knowledge from various areas of expertise in order to make sure that their company's products are properly manufactured, distributed and developed so that all necessary legislation is met. An associate director may also be in charge of enforcing and implementing a quality system to ensure it is as effective as possible.