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Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care Inc. (AAAHC) (www.aaahc.org)
Skokie, IL

Search underway for President and Chief Executive Officer for independent, not-for-profit accrediting body for ambulatory healthcare organizations. Founded in 1979, the AAAHC includes 18 member organizations representing the broad spectrum of ambulatory health care, and is the leader in accreditation in this space with nearly 6,000 organizations accredited nationwide. The AAAHC is committed to maintaining its position as the preeminent leader in developing standards to advance and promote patient safety, quality, value and measurement of performance for ambulatory health care through peer based accreditation processes, education and research. AAAHC has an operating budget of $20 million and a staff of 65.

AAAHC has a 33 member Board of Directors, a 5 member Executive Committee, and a 15 member Governing Council. The responsibilities of the President and Chief Executive Officer of the AAAHC include: to provide strategic vision and leadership on matters of governance, mission, programs, services, and operations; to enhance the financial stability and resources of the organization; effectively lead and motivate a professional staff, and enhance the culture; oversee all of AAAHC and its affiliates' activities and operations; raise the public visibility of the organization; build external relationships with diverse constituencies that will enhance revenue and influence in the marketplace; and serve as an organizational spokesperson.

Qualifications: The ideal candidate will have an advanced degree; a minimum of 10 years of executive or senior-level management experience in the healthcare/medical industry. S/he should have a track record of success in staff development and succession planning; a record of success developing revenue producing programs and identifying and cultivating diverse revenue sources; an understanding of national health care policy issues, and knowledge of quality improvement and clinical practices. Previous experience as a CEO is an asset but is not required. Applications will be accepted until December 15, 2014.

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Association of Energy Service Professionals (AESP) (www.aesp.org)
Location: Open

Search under way for President and CEO of the Association of Energy Services Professionals (AESP). Headquarters is located in Phoenix, Arizona, with a staff of 10 and an operating budget of $2.5 million. The new President can be located anywhere, but would be expected to spend time in Phoenix as appropriate for effective staff leadership and development. The AESP has 14 regional chapters and is a national member-based association of 2,200 energy services professionals dedicated to improving the delivery and implementation of energy efficiency, energy management and distributed renewable resources.

The President is responsible for overall stewardship of the organization including fiscal management and revenue generation; staff development and operations; developing and executing the AESP's strategic plan; promoting membership and developing member services; fostering chapter relations; developing strong collaborative relationships with related organizations and strategic partners; and serving as a spokesperson for the organization. S/he will be an effective leader and relationship builder who can build consensus among a variety of stakeholders, and motivate and coach staff.

Qualifications: A Bachelor's degree is a preferred qualification although equivalent professional experience will be considered in lieu of the degree. Prior experience as a President or CEO is not required. Executive/management experience in the energy and/or demand side management sector or closely related industries or association experience in a related industry/trade association is highly desirable. The preferred candidate will have experience in membership development, revenue diversification, and organizational/staff management. S/he must be a visionary leader with excellent communication skills, financial management, and strategic planning and execution.

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American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) (www.asahq.org)
Schaumburg, IL

Search underway for Director of Finance and Facilities/Office Services for this 52,000 member educational research and scientific association of physicians organized to raise and maintain the standards of the medical practice of anesthesiology and improve the care of the patient. Founded in 1905, the ASA is headquartered in Schaumburg, IL, with a public affairs office in Washington, DC, has an operating budget of $43 million and a staff of 150.

The responsibilities of the Director include: developing and implementing financial strategies that achieve the ASA mission, values, goals, and strategic plan; directing the fiscal functions of ASA, consolidated Foundations and PAC in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP); managing the organization's fiscal function and performance, while ensuring legal and regulatory compliance; ensuring the performance and achievement of short and long-range goals for the Finance and Facilities/Office Services Departments; ensuring that all Finance and Facilities/Office Services Department plans are integrated into the ASA yearly operational plan and adhere to line-item budget responsibility; and adhering to the investment and fiscal policies set by the ASA and Foundations. The Director supervises 4 direct reports and 6-10 indirect reports and reports to the Chief Operating Officer. The Director serves as a liaison to 3 committees: Finance Review Committee, Finance Reference Committee, and the Section on Fiscal Affairs and Budget Committee.

Qualifications require a Bachelor's degree with a concentration in Accounting. Master's degree or CPA required, proficiency in Microsoft Office applications, Word, Excel, Outlook and other productivity focused tools and working experience with Dynamics SL or GP (or similar system) and financial report writing. Candidates should have a minimum of 10 years in progressively higher-level financial positions in a company and/or association and demonstrated supervisory and management experience in finance, accounting, budgeting, internal controls and reporting. The ideal candidate will have experience in overseeing the facilities function. Must have skill in examining, developing, reengineering and recommending financial policies and procedures.

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Hydraulic Institute (HI)(www.pumps.org)
Parsippany, NJ

Search underway soon for the Executive Director of this international trade association of pump manufacturers and suppliers. Established in 1917, HI currently has 16 staff and a budget of approximately $ 3 million. Details on responsibilities and qualifications will soon follow.

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National Sheriffs' Association (NSA) (www.sheriffs.org)
Alexandria, VA

Search under way for Executive Director of the National Sheriffs' Association (NSA), located in Alexandria, VA, with a staff of 24 and an operating budget of $4.3 million. Founded in 1940, NSA is a professional association of more than 22,000 members affiliated with the Office of the Sheriff in all 50 states, including more than 2,500 sheriffs nationwide. NSA provides police education, training, and general law enforcement information resources and, as one of the largest law enforcement organizations in the country, is the leading advocate on law enforcement, criminal justice and public safety issues.

The Executive Director is responsible for administering the operations of the organization, its programs, products and services; managing the professional staff; supporting the Board of Directors and implementing its policies; growing, safeguarding and managing financial resources; overseeing and implementing the organization's advocacy efforts and programs; and serving as the official spokesperson for the organization on matters related to the Office of the Sheriff.

The ideal candidate will have executive leadership experience in law enforcement or a closely related enterprise; and experience in: 1) nonprofit association management; (2) advancing an association's advocacy agenda; (3) serving as an exceptional spokesperson; and (4) establishing and managing strong collaborative relationships with related organizations and entities. He/she will be an effective communicator and will possess strong public speaking, conflict-resolution and decision-making skills. Deadline for applications is October 15, 2014.

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Natural Gas Vehicles for America (NGVA) (www.ngvc.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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