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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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American Association of Intensive English Programs(dba EnglishUSA)(www.englishusa.org)
(Location to be determined, depending on the incumbent)

Search under way for Executive Director of this growing 300+ national member organization of postsecondary accredited intensive English language programs in the United States. All programs applying for membership to EnglishUSA must be accredited by CEA, ACCET or operate under the governance of regionally accredited colleges and universities. English USA's mission is to provide support, standards, and advocacy for intensive English programs in the USA; communicate and champion the value of English language study; enhance the visibility of member programs; and foster professional development among members.

The Executive Director will provide overall management, strategic leadership, and execution of the strategic plan, while working collaboratively with a 12 member Board. Candidate must have solid financial management skills and an ability to build new revenue streams; be a self-starter; and be adept in building relationships with allied organizations, in addition to raising the public profile of EnglishUSA. Executive has key responsibility for managing annual conference and other professional development events. Qualifications require a Bachelor's degree (Master's or advanced degree preferred) and at least 5 years' executive management experience, preferably in the education sector. Non-profit association experience is also preferred.

Application deadline is 4/24/2015.

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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.

Deadline for applications is January 16, 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 not residing in 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. Responsibilities and qualification details for the CEO will soon follow.

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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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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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