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Alliance for Health Reform(www.allhealth.org)
Washington, DC

Search under way for Chief Executive Officer of this $2 million non-profit healthcare alliance with a staff of 10. Founded in 1991, the Alliance is a nonpartisan health policy education group with the goal of promoting affordable, quality health care and long-term care for all Americans. Its primary focus is to provide nonpartisan information to Congressional representatives, their staffs, the media, related healthcare organizations and policymaking entities; monitor the extent to which current healthcare law, regulations and policies are achieving their objective; evaluating proposed changes in the healthcare environment; and examining proposals for lowering healthcare costs generally. AHR is seeking a skilled executive with a combination of healthcare, association management, program oversight, public relations and fundraising experience. The CEO is responsible for implementing the strategic goals of AHR, working with the Board of Directors to fulfill its governance functions, and provide direction and leadership toward the achievement of its mission and strategic goals.

Candidates must have at least a Bachelorís degree (an advanced degree is considered an asset) and a demonstrated track record of executive or senior-level management experience in a health-care related organization or industry policy group. Previous experience as a CEO is desirable but not required. Experience in or with, or an understanding of non-profit organizations and governance functions, is also desirable. The application deadline is Monday, October 12, 2015. The desired start date is between February 15 and March 1, 2016.

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Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO)(www.astho.org))
Arlington, VA

Search underway for Chief Financial Officer (CFO) for the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO), located in Arlington, VA with 100 staff and an operating budget of $28 million. ASTHO is the national nonprofit organization representing public health agencies in the United States, the U.S. Territories, and the District of Columbia, and the more than 100,000 public health professionals these agencies employ. ASTHO members, the chief health officials of these jurisdictions, formulate and influence sound public health policy and ensure excellence in state-based public health practice. ASTHO's primary function is to track, evaluate, and advise members on the impact and formation of public or private health policy that may affect them, and to provide them with guidance and technical assistance on improving the nation's health.

ASTHO's CFO provides financial management and oversight of all finance, grants and contracts activities including federal compliance; financial forecasting & analysis; and oversees the budget process for all departments including internal controls. The CFO has two direct reports, a senior director of finance and senior director of grants & contracts and he/she reports to the associate executive director (AED). The CFO supports the Audit and Finance Committees of the Board of Directors and is charged with advising the Executive Director on financial management and budget planning. Qualifications: Requires a Bachelors' degree from an accredited university with a concentration in Accounting; a Master's Degree and CPA is preferred. Candidates should have at least 5 years' experience as CFO or equivalent, preferably in a large nonprofit with a budget of at least $25 million. At least 3 to 5 years Federal grants experience is also strongly preferred. Candidate must have excellent financial management, analysis, grant funding, and contracts experience; systems/processes improvement experience; and possess excellent strategic planning and collaborative communication skills. Great Plains experience is preferred. Application deadline is 10/16/15.

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Construction Owners Association of America(www.coaa.org)
Location: TBD

Search underway for the first full-time Executive Director of this of this 2,000 member trade association with an operating budget of close to $1 million. Founded in 1994, the Construction Owners Association of America (COAA) is a growing national organization of public and private owners who manage facilities development and capital improvement projects. COAA supports Owners' success in the design and construction of buildings and facilities through education, information, and collaboration. More details will soon follow. Premature for candidate contact.

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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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Morven Park(www.morvenpark.org)
Leesburg, VA

Search underway for an Executive Director of this historic property located in beautiful Leesburg, VA. Inspired by the life of Virginia Governor Westmoreland Davis, Morven Park preserves and advances the ideals of civic responsibility, sustainable agriculture, and enhancement of life in rural Virginia. Morven Park offers educational and recreational programming within its 50-plus buildings and 1,000 acres of woodlands, pastures, and open spaces as well as three museums (the Gov. Davis Mansion, Winmill Carriage Museum, and Museum of Hounds and Hunting of North America) and its sports/equestrian complex. Morven Park has a $3+ million operating budget.

The Executive Director is responsible for developing and maintaining relationships with community leaders and organizations as a way to get them further involved in the property; ensuring the successful long term and sustainable housing of its diverse collection of artifacts and irreplaceable treasures; implementing the Master Plan for the use of the property and all of its assets; developing a focused marketing plan to connect with tourism leaders across the state, corporate and event planners, schools, community/civic organizations, and donors; and leading fundraising and development plans. Need 7 - 10 years' experience in a senior level position, preferably with experience in non-profit management; a Bachelor's degree (Master's preferred); knowledge of how to increase the utilization of the property; working knowledge of property management issues; and experience leading effective communication and fundraising/development strategies. Morven Park is seeking a proven leader who has demonstrated experience managing diverse constituencies and missions. Applications will be accepted until 9/22/2015.

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NAMA - National Automatic Merchandising Association(www.vending.org)
Chicago, IL and Arlington, VA

Search underway for a Vice President of Finance and Operations for NAMA - the National Automatic Merchandising Association, headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, with a primary office in Virginia and field offices in GA and CA. With 24 staff and an operating budget of $6 million, NAMA's mission is to collectively advance and promote the refreshment services industry. Founded in 1936, NAMA is the national trade association for refreshment services, supporting the vending, coffee service, micro market and foodservice management industries with the latter including on-site, commissary, catering and mobile. Its membership is comprised of product manufacturers, equipment manufacturers, brokers, and distributors that supply products and services to operating service companies. NAMA's Vice President of Finance and Operations directs overall strategic financial management, looking across the organization to anticipate revenue and expense trends. Working with senior management, the position also facilitates budget planning and reporting to the Board on a consistent basis. Oversite of other key operational areas of the association requires strong communication skills and a commitment to helping all departments work together to achieve the mission. These areas include: facilities management, insurance/risk management, investments, enterprise support services, leases/contracts, IT systems, and human resources. The VP works with the Board and management team to develop operating budgets and ensures all compliance, coordinating audits and filings. The VP serves as Assistant Secretary/Treasurer of the association and its Foundation and reports to the President & CEO.

Qualifications: Requires a Bachelor's degree in Accounting or Finance; CPA and/or MBA, and the Certified Association Executive designation is preferred. Experience working with a technical trade association is also preferred. Strong financial acumen and knowledge of most up-to-date financial and association management systems and best practices is desired.

Requires at least 7 to 10 years' experience in progressively responsible position as a financial manager, including at least 3 years' experience as senior financial manager/director, preferably in non-profit sector. Candidate must have advanced accounting skills and be innovative with an ability to produce long range financial and operational plans. Must have excellent management, strategic planning and communications skills.

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NAMA - National Automatic Merchandising Association(www.vending.org)
Chicago, IL and Arlington, VA

Search underway for a Vice President of Education & Certification for NAMA - the National Automatic Merchandising Association, headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, with a primary office in Virginia and field offices in GA and CA. With 24 staff and an operating budget of $6 million, NAMA's mission is to collectively advance and promote the refreshment services industry. Founded in 1936, NAMA is the national trade association for refreshment services, supporting the vending, coffee service, micro market and foodservice management industries with the latter including on-site, commissary, catering and mobile. Its membership is comprised of product manufacturers, equipment manufacturers, brokers, and distributors that supply products and services to operating service companies.

NAMA's new Vice President of Education & Certification will shape strategy for all NAMA education programs, managing content and applying current best technology practices; establish standards for inclusion of industry content into NAMA's educational offerings to include contract training, distance learning initiatives, and the certification programs; direct administration of current and prospective credentialing and certification programs including management of the body of knowledge and domains, oversee test development and administration, sales and marketing of program participation; develop, manage and monitor budgets for the educational programs; network with affiliated state councils in an effort to keep abreast of current issues and customer needs and to solicit members; and serve as a member and staff liaison to the Education Committee. The Vice President reports to the Executive Vice President & COO.

Qualifications: Requires a Bachelor's degree in education, professional development, hospitality or other related areas; advanced degree preferred. Demonstrable knowledge of distance learning and certification programs and website applications required. CAE certification and experience with a technical trade association is preferred. Requires 5 to 7 years' experience in adult learning and professional educational program development, and at least five years of management/leadership experience. Candidates should have working knowledge of marketing mediums, strong communication skills and an ability to manage others. Application deadline is 9/14/2015.

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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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Pulmonary Hypertension Association (PHA)(www.phassociation.org)
Silver Spring, MD

Search underway for the President and CEO of this $12 million non-profit association located in Silver Spring, MD with a staff of 60. Founded in 1991, PHA is the largest and oldest PH association in the world. PHA's mission is dedicated to find ways to prevent and cure pulmonary hypertension (PH), and to provide hope for the pulmonary hypertension community through support, education, research, advocacy and awareness. More details will soon follow. Premature for candidate contact.

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Society of General Internal Medicine (SGIM) and Association of Chiefs and Leaders of General Internal Medicine (ACLGIM) (www.sgim.org)
Alexandria, VA

Search underway for the Executive Director of this $3 million membership association located in Alexandria, VA with a staff of 18. Founded in 1977, SGIM is a recognized and influential advocacy organization with a strong presence on Capitol Hill and with the various educational regulatory bodies. The SGIM is a 501c3 membership association with more than 3,600 individual members in the United States and seven regional associations across the United States with international members from 30 countries. Most members are academics who principally deal in graduate medical education of residents but also conduct health services research. Its mission is to lead excellence, change, and innovation in clinical care, education, and research in general internal medicine to achieve health care delivery that is comprehensive, technologically-advanced and individualized; instill trust within a culture of respect. ACLGIM has 176 members, and was founded in 2000, with 4 primary goals: to provide professional development through leadership and management training; provide forums in which to exchange information; provide personal development and networking for Chiefs and leaders; and influence and educate institutional leaders about issues relevant to academic GIM. More details will soon follow.

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