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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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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.

Deadline for applications is January 16, 2015.

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Alliance for Academic Internal Medicine (www.im.org)
Alexandria, VA

Search underway for Director of Finance and Administration of this 20 staff, 8,500 member professional membership organization with a $10 million budget. AAIM is a consortium of five academically focused specialty organizations representing departments of internal medicine at medical schools and teaching hospitals in the United States and Canada.

The Director of Finance and Administration is responsible for the finance, human resources, information technology, and administration of the association. The position reports to the Association's Executive Vice President, works with the entire AAIM staff and is responsible for providing sound and compliant accounting and financial operations, including financial forecasting, modeling, planning, budgeting, and reporting; comprehensive human resources processes, and a reliable administrative infrastructure. The Director is one of five directors; supervises 3.5 staff; serves as liaison and works in collaboration with the Finance and Audit and Compliance Committees, for strategic direction and financial reporting and analysis; implements investment decisions; manages the assistant director of IT services; submits regulatory findings; and negotiates/renews insurance policies. Qualifications require a Bachelor's degree in Accounting or Finance and 10 years of professional experience, including 5 years of experience in the non-profit sector. CPA and 5 years of public accounting experience or MBA preferred. Must have experience preparing GAAP basis financial statements, working knowledge of Sage 50 (previously Peachtree); proficiency in Microsoft Office suite and advanced proficiency using Excel. Demonstrated ability working with a board, council and committee leaders is essential. Must have advanced problem-solving, analytical, communication and organization skills.

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

Search underway for the Executive Director of this international trade association of more than 100 pump manufacturers and suppliers. Established in 1917, HI currently has 16 staff and a budget of approximately $ 3 million. It is the largest association of pump industry manufacturers in North America and has served member companies and pump users by providing product standards and a forum for the exchange of industry information. HI has established itself as the leading spokesperson for the industry. The Institute is highly recognized for its development of industry standards but also a host of other networking opportunities, and access to specific statistical data and economic reports, electronic services, educational materials, breaking industry news, participation in industry initiatives, and more.

The ideal candidate will have a Bachelor's degree and at least 10 years' leadership experience in a manufacturing or engineering trade association. Prior experience as a CEO is not required but is also an asset. The Executive Director is responsible for advancing the association's legislative and regulatory agenda; strengthening and expanding HI's global influence within the industry; establishing and managing strong collaborative partnerships with related organizations and entities; expanding its member services, programs, and education offerings; managing governance and Board initiatives; and providing financial management and revenue generation. She/he will be an effective leader and relationship builder who can build consensus among a variety of stakeholders, in a global environment.

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National Association for Gifted Children(www.nagc.org)
Washington, DC

Search under way for Executive Director of this professional membership association representing more than 4,000 members - educators, gifted-education coordinators, parents, community leaders and other professionals - dedicated to addressing the unique needs of children and youth with demonstrated gifts and talents. Through a dynamic variety of programs and resources and the involvement of volunteers, committees and member communities, NAGC extends its influence through partnerships and outreach at the federal, state and local levels; raises awareness; and develops expertise inside and outside gifted education so that parents, policymakers and all professionals have the knowledge and skills to support high-potential youth. Founded in 1954 and headquartered in Washington, D.C., NAGC has 11 staff members and an annual operating budget of $2.3 million.

The Executive Director is responsible for 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; managing the professional staff, financial resources and operations of NAGC; and serving as an informed spokesperson for the organization.

Candidates must have at least a bachelor's degree (a master's degree and the Certified Association Executive - CAE -- certification are considered strong assets); and a minimum of 10 years of executive- or senior-level management and leadership experience in a professional membership association, preferably in a professional educational association. Previous experience as an Executive Director or Chief Executive Officer is desirable but not required. Deadline for applications is February 6, 2015.

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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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NACE International Institute, (www.naceinstitute.org)
Houston, TX

Search underway for a Director of Certification for the NACE International Institute, a certification-focused subsidiary of NACE International, The Worldwide Corrosion Authority. NACE International, with reach in 130 countries, is headquartered in Houston, TX with a $30+ million budget and more than 100 staff. The NACE International Institute has a budget of $3.3 million for certification programming. The mission of the Institute is to provide unparalleled qualification programs that drive corrosion industry performance.

The NACE Institute seeks a Director of Certification to lead the development of diversification and growth strategies; financial, global, legal, and volunteer resource strategies; program development; and certification integrity requirements needed to oversee, grow and protect the brand of the NACE International Institute's certification programs and the more than 40,000 certification cards that have been issued to date. The Director is expected to identify and develop strategic partnerships, execute outreach programs and increase its number of certification programs, and streamline processes related to certification administration. The Director also works with the Institute's Certification Commission to manage the relationship between NACE International and the Institute such that the Institute's certification programs meet ISO Standard 17024 on requirements for international certification bodies. The Director reports to the Executive Director of the NACE Institute and supervises a staff of 8. Candidate will work from Houston headquarters office.

Qualifications: Requires a BA degree in a field relevant to certification and program management, and at least 7 years of training and certification program experience with P&L accountability. CAE certification and experience with a technical trade association is preferred. Frequent travel is expected and a passport is required. Candidate must have budget management experience and excellent communication and analytical skills. Deadline for applications is February 9, 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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Worldwide Assurance for Employees of Public Agencies (WAEPA) (www.waepa.org)
Falls Church, VA

Search underway for a new Deputy Executive Director (DED) for WAEPA, Worldwide Assurance for Employees of Public Agencies, a non-profit association (not an insurance company), governed by a board of directors, composed of senior level government officials. Headquartered in Falls Church, VA (suburban Washington, DC area), WAEPA has over 42,000 members and their in-force life insurance purchased through WAEPA exceeds $10 billion.

WAEPA seeks a DED to provide vision and leadership for the day-to-day management of WAEPA's operations, which includes the Membership Services, the Premium Accounting, Technology, Human Resources and the Financial Reporting Departments. The Deputy Executive Director directs the planning and management of WAEPA's operations by directing, planning, organizing, and controlling all activities and aspects of WAEPA's operations to provide superior customer service while supporting the achievement of WAEPA's strategic objectives. The DED reports to the Executive Director. Qualifications: Requires a BS degree in Business, Management, Finance, or Marketing; MBA or other advanced degree is preferred and FLMI, CLU, ChFC certification is a plus. Candidates must have 10 + years of corporate experience, including strategic planning and implementation and management exposure to a broad range of business functions, and a high level of financial acumen.

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