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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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The American Association of Naturopathic Physicians (www.naturopathic.org)
Washington, DC

Search under way for the Executive Director of the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians (AANP), the national professional society representing licensed naturopathic physicians in the United States. Founded in 1985, the AANP aims to increase awareness of and expand access to naturopathic physicians, help its members build successful medical practices, and expand the body of naturopathic medicine research. The AANP is dedicated to the inclusion of naturopathic physicians leading and transforming the healthcare system into one that supports comprehensive whole person healthcare incorporating the practices and principles of naturopathic physicians. Headquartered in Washington, DC, the AANP is a national association with 4 staff and an annual operating budget of $1.5 million and 43 official State Affiliates across the country. The AANP represents nearly 5,000 physicians who have graduated from one of the seven, four-year naturopathic medical colleges in North America.

The AANP seeks an Executive Director to lead the profession by effectively coordinating our team of members and affiliates; promote federal recognition and state advocacy efforts promoting legislation to license and expand the scope of naturopathic physicians; educate the public regarding the value and availability of naturopathic physicians; provide continuing education to members and practitioners; and advance scientific research and findings in the field of Naturopathic and integrative medicine. Minimum of a Bachelor's degree (CAE highly valued; advance degree a plus); 6 - 10 years' senior executive experience in a nonprofit association, preferably with a diverse membership and experience in healthcare. Position requires proven record of success in public policy, leadership, communications, management, and membership development and engagement. Experience with an organization having chapters, affiliates or components a plus.

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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

Search underway for the Executive Director of this $10 million membership organization headquartered in Urbana, IL with 44 staff. Founded in 1911, the NCTE is devoted to improving the teaching and learning of English and the language arts at all levels of education. Responsibilities and qualification details for the Executive Director will soon follow.

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National Home Infusion Association(NHIA)(www.nhia.org)
Alexandria, VA

Search under way for President & CEO of this dynamic trade association that represents and advances the interests of organizations that provide infusion and specialty pharmacy products and services to the entire spectrum of home-based patients. NHIA is headquartered in Alexandria, VA with a $3.7 million budget and 13 staff.

NHIA’s current programs and services feature a growing menu of continuing education, an active legislative agenda, and data collection efforts that communicate the value that home infusion therapy has to offer. Priorities include its annual conference and expo, which attracts more than 1200 professionals, its proactive role in policy and advocacy, building industry analytics, continuing education and resource centers, and its official journal, Infusion Magazine.

NHIA seeks a President & CEO to guide future direction, provide organizational oversight and act as the spokesperson and strategic leader for NHIA across the health care community and beyond. The President & CEO is also the chief point of contact with NHIA’s external partners including federal and state legislators, other national healthcare organizations, and regulatory agencies. Chief among the goals of the NHIA’s next leader are raising the profile of NHIA and home infusion therapy, creating new sources of revenue, strengthening the quality and relevance of education and building membership.

Qualifications: A Bachelor’s degree is required for the position with an advanced degree preferred, preferably in business or organization development. Candidate must have a minimum of 10 years of experience-- with at least 15 years preferred--in a management position, with a deep understanding of advocacy/public policy and legislative processes. Direct executive/management experience in a nonprofit health care or medical society is essential. Previous experience as a CEO with a track record of enhancing the profile, visibility and influence of an organization is preferred. Applications will be accepted until March 16, 2015.

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Society for Academic Emergency Medicine (www.saem.org)
Des Plaines, IL (Suburban Chicago)

Search under way for Chief Executive Officer of this professional membership association representing more than 5,000 individuals in the field of academic emergency medicine. SAEM is dedicated to the improvement of the care of acutely ill and injured patients by improving research and education. SAEM influences health policy through research, forums, publications, inter-organizational collaboration, policy development and consultation services for physicians, educators, researchers, public health personnel, residents, fellows and medical students. Founded in 1989 and headquartered in Des Plaines, IL (suburban Chicago), SAEM has 14 staff and a budget of $3.3 million.

The Chief Executive Officer is responsible for managing the professional staff and operations of SAEM; providing the leadership and strategic direction to carry out the policies, goals, plans, programs and activities of the Board of Directors and membership; building and maintaining effective internal and external relationships; and serving as an informed spokesperson for the industry.

Candidates must have a minimum of 10 years of experience leading or working in a professional medical society or other healthcare-related organization in an executive- or senior-level position, and a bachelor's degree. An advanced degree is an asset, as is the Certified Association Executive -- CAE -- designation. Previous experience as a CEO/Executive Director of a nonprofit/membership association is desirable, but a senior-level position in such an association will also be considered.

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