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We are currently seeking a candidate to fill the role of Executive Director of the Association for the Advancement of Wound Care (AAWC). The mission of the AAWC is to advance the care of people with and at risk of wounds by providing both professional and patient/caregiver resources. The Executive Director reports to the Board of Directors, and is responsible for the organization's consistent achievement of its mission and financial objectives. You will manage a staff of 2 individuals (one full-time, one part-time). The association has approximately 2,200 members consisting of healthcare professionals, patients, caregivers, and advocates. The Board of Directors consists of 18 members, 5 of which make up an Executive Committee. You will participate in monthly teleconferences which occur in the evening and will be required to travel to annual spring and fall conferences.
Constantly strives for total member satisfaction
Ensures member satisfaction that is equal to or greater than historical levels (based on survey evaluations and conversations with association leaders)
Understands and consistently meets or exceeds deadlines
Understands the resources available to implement the association’s goals and program of work and the services for which the association has contracted
Willing and able to contribute to continually improving the association’s operational processes
Program development and administration
Assure that the organization has a long-range strategy which achieves its mission, and toward which it makes consistent and timely progress.
Provide leadership in developing program, organizational and financial plans with the Board of Directors and staff, and carry out plans and policies authorized by the board.
Promote active and broad participation by volunteers in all areas of the organization's work.
Maintain official records and documents, and ensure compliance with federal, state and local regulations.
Maintain a working knowledge of significant developments and trends in the field.
See that the board is kept fully informed on the condition of the organization and all important factors influencing it.
Publicize the activities of the organization, its programs and goals through e-blasts, newsletters, and annual report.
Establish sound working relationships and cooperative arrangements with community groups and organizations.
Represent the programs and point of view of the organization to agencies, organizations, and the general public.
Relations with staff
Be responsible for the recruitment, employment, and release of all personnel, both paid staff and volunteers.
Ensure that job descriptions are developed, that regular performance evaluations are held, and that sound human resource practices are in place.
See that an effective management team, with appropriate provision for succession, is in place.
Encourage staff and volunteer development and education, and assist program staff in relating their specialized work to the total program of the organization.
Maintain a climate which attracts, keeps, and motivates a diverse staff of top quality people.
Budget and finance
Be responsible for developing and maintaining sound financial practices.
Work with the staff, Finance Committee, and the board in preparing a budget; see that the organization operates within budget guidelines.
Ensure that adequate funds are available to permit the organization to carry out its work.
Jointly, with the president and secretary of the board of directors, conduct official correspondence of the organization, and jointly, with designated officers, execute legal documents.
Desired Skills and Experience
Bachelor’s Degree in Business, English, Finance, Communications or related field. (required)
Minimum of 5 years of association management experience. (required)
Previous experience as Executive Director/CEO of a non-profit, especially a 501c3. (preferred)
Demonstrated successful experience working with a Board of Directors or similar governance body. (required)
Proven ability to anticipate and manage change through creativity, innovation and vision. (required)
Successful track record developing partnerships and building relationships. (required)
Multi-tasker with positive, “can do” attitude accompanied by energy, enthusiasm and self-motivation with the ability to supervise, motivate and develop staff. (required)
Thorough working knowledge of contemporary general management, financial administration and budgeting/revenue generation, principles and practices of a not-for-profit business (marketing, laws, event planning). (required)
Ability to deal cooperatively and effectively with Board Members, staff, the media, members, governments/agencies, association partners and corporate supporters and prospects. (required)
Availability to attend evening and/or weekend meetings and events as required; travel periodically to attend multi-day conferences/events. (required)
Observance and adherence as well as oversight to all contracts, including but not limited to the management firm contract for member and bookkeeping services (HMP Communications, LLC), and the conference contract with the accredited provider (NACCME, LLC). (required)
Additional Salary Information: Commensurate with experience
HMP Communications, LLC, is an innovative leader in healthcare communications and education. HMP publishes some of the nation's most well respected medical journals across a wide spectrum of specialties. Additional capabilities include more than 20 years of meeting management/production and over a decade producing cutting edge, online educational programs.