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The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA)(www.aafa.org)
Landover, MD

Search underway for President and CEO of this not-for-profit organization founded in 1953, and headquartered in Landover, MD, 20 minutes from Washington, DC. The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA), the leading patient organization for people with asthma and allergic diseases, including food allergies, is the oldest asthma and allergy patient group in the United States. The Foundationís mission is to improve the quality of life for people with asthma and allergic diseases through education, advocacy and research. In addition to the AAFA National office, which has an operating budget of $3.5 million and 20 staff, the organization has 5 regional chapters and over 40 support groups.

The President and CEO is responsible for overall leadership, operations, revenue diversification/ fundraising, program development, and strategic planning for AAFA and he/she represents AAFA in its business relationships with funders, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and other government agencies, the media, and associations. Qualifications include an advanced degree and at least 10 years of progressively responsible experience in fundraising, business development, advocacy, and operations. Building on what is already a strong financial base and solid reputation, AAFA also seeks an entrepreneurial leader to create new opportunities while respecting the mission driven organization. Experience in non-profit sector is essential. The President and CEO is expected to travel to represent AAFA to its various constituencies.

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International Society for Pharmaceutical Engineering (ISPE) (www.ispe.org)
Washington, DC area

Search under way for President/CEO of the International Society for Pharmaceutical Engineering (www.ispe.org). Founded in 1980, ISPE is headquartered in Tampa, FL with the CEO and the regulatory affairs staff to be located in the Washington, DC metro area where a new office is opening. ISPE is the world's largest not-for-profit association serving its members by leading scientific, technical and regulatory advancement throughout the entire pharmaceutical lifecycle. ISPE serves 20,000 members in 90 countries and has a $10 -12 million operating budget and 50 staff (45 in Tampa and 5 in domestic and international locations). Seeking individual to (1) provide visionary and strategic leadership, (2) serve as a global spokesperson/liaison with regulatory agencies and their leadership, healthcare manufacturers and their senior executives and other appropriate global stakeholders; (3) enhance the financial integrity of the organization, develop revenue sources, and align the annual budget with the strategic priorities; (4) develop the staff and oversee all international operations; (5) oversee member services and programs; and (6) enhance the impact of the organization globally through effective strategic relationships and partnerships and marketing.

The ideal candidate will have a Bachelorís degree (a Masterís degree in business administration is considered an asset); a minimum of 10 years of executive or senior-level management experience in association management representing healthcare, medical, science, technology, engineering or pharmaceutical industries; experience in transforming the influence, role and profile of an organization; and diversifying revenue streams. He/She will be a relationship builder who understands and can build upon ISPEís critical role in the regulatory space. Previous experience as a CEO is an asset but is not required.

The ideal candidate will also have the ability to develop and maintain strong, collaborative relationships with leaders involved with the industry; have experience in international business or international association management; possess strong skills in financial management; and have experience with large and complex organizations and with Boards, committees and volunteers. The deadline for applications is April 15, 2014.

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Natural Gas Vehicles for America (NGVA) (www.ngva.org)
Washington, DC

Search under way for President of Natural Gas Vehicles for America (NGVAmerica), located in Washington, DC with a staff of 6 and an operating budget of $2 million. For over 25 years, NGVAmerica has been the national voice for the NGV industry and is dedicated to the development of a growing, profitable, and sustainable market for vehicles powered by natural gas. NGVAmerica represents more than 200 companies, government organizations and other individuals and entities interested in the promotion and use of natural gas transportation. The President leads the organization in forums for key stakeholders to convene, implements educational programs, advances the natural gas market, and serves as the primary spokesperson and advocate for the industry.

The ideal candidate will have a Bachelor's degree and leadership experience in business, a comparably sized organization and/or a trade association preferably. Familiarity with and knowledge of the natural gas industry or a closely related industry is a strong asset. Prior experience as a CEO is not required but is also an asset. The President will be able to effectively advance the association's legislative and regulatory agenda, build an organizational infrastructure, manage governance issues and Board initiatives, serve as an exceptional spokesperson, establish and manage strong collaborative relationships with related organizations and entities, foster and enhance member engagement and capitalize on strategic opportunities. She/he will be an effective leader and relationship builder who can build consensus among a variety of stakeholders, motivate staff, and lead a membership-driven organization.

This is a competitively priced position for a dynamic and innovative leader who can build an organizational infrastructure and move the association forward in an exciting industry.

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Strings Music Festival(www.stringsmusicfestival.com)
Steamboat Springs, CO

Search under way for a Development Director for Strings Music Festival, a nonprofit performing arts organization dedicated to presenting innovative programs of distinctive classical and popular contemporary music to the surrounding community of Steamboat Springs, Colorado and its visitors. This $1.8 million organization has 8 full-time staff and seasonal technical and box office staff.

The Development Director is responsible for creating and implementing a fundraising strategy and campaign to support Strings Music Festivalís programs and operations. The festivalís annual fundraising goal is $1 million. The position creates the long-range development plan; identifies and attracts donors; cultivates new donors Ė individual and corporate; manages special programs and giving campaigns; and maintains and queries constituent database.

The ideal candidate will have a Bachelorís degree; a minimum of 5 years of experience in fundraising and donor solicitation and development; a strong track record in writing grants and soliciting major gifts from individuals and corporations; a strong proficiency and understanding of fundraising software and databases; a solid background in planning, analytical, writing, and communication skills; the ability to work evenings and travel; and a passion for the performing arts set in breathtaking and scenic mountaintop venues.

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