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American Association of Intensive English Programs(dba EnglishUSA)(www.englishusa.org)
(Location to be determined)

Search under way for Executive Director of EnglishUSA, a non-profit organization of approximately 400 accredited Intensive English Programs (IEPs) throughout the United States, founded in 1986. The mission of EnglishUSA, a 501(c)(6) organization, is to provide support, standards and advocacy for IEPs in the U.S. It actively develops, promotes and supports ethical and professional standards for IEPs; communicates and champions the value of English language study; enhances the visibility of member programs; and fosters professional development among members. EnglishUSA's vision is to be the recognized voice of IEPs in the U.S.; the organization places a high value on engagement, integrity, excellence and collaboration.

EnglishUSA is seeking an Executive Director to serve as the public face and spokesperson for the organization and to actively advocate for its interests to a number of different constituencies. In the short term, the Executive Director will work virtually but will travel frequently to Washington, D.C., in order to establish a presence and build relationships on Capitol Hill. Longer term, the Executive Director will develop a business plan for identifying a permanent office location and eventually hiring a professional staff to support and further the work of EnglishUSA.

The Executive Director will provide overall management, strategic leadership, and execution of the strategic plan, while working collaboratively with a 12 member Board. Responsibilities include: administering and managing office operations; maintaining financial accountability and building new revenue streams; raising the public profile of the organization; recruiting and responding to members; and building relationships with allied educational organizations.

Qualifications require a Master's degree (advanced degree preferred) and at least 10 years' experience, including at least 5 years' of leadership experience in an executive or senior management position, preferably in a professional education association or in the education sector. Non-profit association experience is also preferred. Candidate must be a self-starter; excellent spokesperson with strong communication and advocacy skills; and a visionary leader with an appetite for a growing organization. Review of applications will begin in late April 2015.

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Large Urology Group Practice Association (LUGPA)(www.lugpa.org)
Chicago metro area preferred

Search underway for Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of this $3 million medical association comprised of large urology group practices. LUGPA is currently located in the Chicago metro area, but candidates outside the Chicago area will also be considered. Established in 2008, LUGPA's mission is to enhance communication among large groups, conduct benchmarking of operations, promote quality clinical outcomes, develop new opportunities, and improve advocacy in the legislative and regulatory arenas. Working in concert with and reporting to the Board of Directors, LUGPA's new CEO will implement the strategic plan and be responsible for the overall management and operations of LUGPA. The CEO will oversee implementation of policies and programs-including key areas such as governance, communication, advocacy, education, and member service.

Education/Experience: A Bachelor's degree is required for the position with an advanced degree preferred. Candidates must have a minimum of 7-10 years' experience in an executive or senior position, with previous experience as a CEO preferred. Experience at a state or national not-for-profit organization, specifically in health care or a medical society, is preferred, but well qualified candidates who come from a corporate or other for-profit healthcare or urology background will be considered. Experience working with a Board of Directors composed of physicians as well as familiarity working with a nontraditional governance and management structure is preferred. Experience and knowledge of the clinical practice of urology is preferred, but not essential.

Application deadline is June 19, 2015.

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National Council of Teachers of English (www.ncte.org)
Urbana, IL and Washington DC

Search underway for the Executive Director of this $12.7 million membership organization headquartered in Urbana, IL with a second office in Washington, DC. Forty-eight staff in two locations implement programs and services for more than 30,000 members and subscribers nationwide. Founded in 1911, the NCTE is devoted to improving the teaching and learning of English and language arts at all levels of education and working in national policy circles to improve capacity for literacy and learning. This high-profile leadership position requires a strong communicator with a collaborative style, who will manage multiple complex relationships with other national education organizations, funding agencies, governing bodies, the media, volunteers and members.

The Executive Director's key roles and responsibilities include: working with the Executive Committee and staff to develop strategies to advance the mission of the Council; implementing public relations and public information campaigns that position the Council to influence national policy and public opinion; building programs and services that deliver value to members; and overseeing the operations and financial management of the organization.

Qualifications: An advanced degree in English, education or a related field is highly desirable for NCTE's next executive director. Candidates should have at least 5 years of experience in a management or leadership role in an education organization or setting, with 6-10 years preferred, preferably as the chief executive. At least 5 years in a nonprofit management position and the Certified Association Executive (CAE) designation are also preferred. Candidates should have strong leadership skills, a deep understanding of education policy and its influence on teaching and learning, a track record for building partnerships and visibility, and an understanding of individual membership organizations. Application deadline is July 13, 2015.

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