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Chief Executive Officer

The National Organization of Social Security Claimants’ Representatives (NOSSCR) is conducting a search for a Chief Executive Officer (CEO) to lead the professional association’s strategic implementation, financial and administrative operations, and to secure the future of the organization by serving its members’ and customers’ evolving needs.

NOSSCR is a 501(c)(6) specialized bar association of more than 3,000 attorneys and advocates who represent Social Security Disability Insurance and Supplemental Security Income claimants throughout the adjudicative process.  Since 1979, NOSSCR has been providing continuing legal education and public policy advocacy on behalf of its members and the people with disabilities they represent. NOSSCR’s mission is to advocate for improvements in Social Security disability programs and to ensure that individuals with disabilities applying for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits have access to highly qualified representation and receive fair decisions.

This is an ideal opportunity for an experienced business leader who is effective and thrives in an environment that is undergoing transformational change. NOSSCR’s Board of Directors is prepared to guide and collaborate with the CEO to undertake the planning and implementation of a substantial upgrade of NOSSCR’s processes, systems, website, and services with the goal of enhancing the practice of Social Security law to change people’s lives for the better. This is an exciting time to take the helm of this mission-driven association.

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Chief Operating Officer

The Chief Operating Officer (COO) serves as the California Water Environment Association’s (CWEA) second-in-command staff executive who assists the Executive Director/Chief Executive Officer (ED/CEO) in leading all operational and administrative functions for the organization. The COO provides an operational lens to strategic leadership while continually identifying opportunities for improving the organizational efficacy in fulfilling CWEA’s mission.

The COO supports the ED/CEO with overall management of staff and new initiatives as well as providing support to the Board of Directors. This person serves as the primary point of contact for the organization when the ED/CEO is unavailable; however, the ED/CEO is the final authority on all decisions and actions within the organization.

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Chief Executive Officer

The Professional Ski Instructors of America and American Association of Snowboard Instructors (PSIA-AASI) has announced a search for the organization’s next Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Based in Lakewood, CO, PSIA-AASI is a 501(c)(6) nonprofit education association founded in 1961 to promote the sports of skiing and snowboarding through professional instruction. With over 32,000 members within its eight US regions, PSIA-AASI is the world’s largest organization dedicated to skiing and snowboarding. The organization establishes certification standards for snowsports instructors and develops education materials to be used as the core components of instructor training.

This is an exciting opportunity to lead an organization that has created a strong operation built around excellence in governance and strategic planning. PSIA-AASI has consistently implemented critical programs that have fortified the association and its Regional organizations as it continues to grow and provide clear value to members. The new CEO will lead the association as it strategically and intentionally lays a path toward more efficient structures, systems, and solutions in service of the membership.

As the face of PSIA-AASI and one of the key spokespersons, the CEO cultivates key relationships with members of the Board, Regional Leadership, committee members, industry leaders, suppliers, and other organizations in the snowsports industry. As the chief staff executive, the CEO manages the administrative operations for this association, as well as its education foundation, with combined annual revenues of approximately $4M and a staff of about 17. The CEO provides strategic leadership to the organization, spearheading efforts to support the Board of Directors and membership and to create new non-dues revenue streams. The CEO oversees operational plans and budgets and ultimately is accountable to the Board of Directors, to which she/he/they reports.

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Chief Executive Officer

Founded in 1986, the Amputee Coalition is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with annual revenues over $7M and a staff of approximately 30. The Amputee Coalition is the leading national nonprofit that empowers people affected by limb loss and limb difference to achieve their full potential. In addition to peer support, education, and communication, the Amputee Coalition has been a leader in expanding resources for amputees as well as access to resources through its advocacy work. The organization operates with core values including service, respect, encouragement, integrity and excellence.

The Amputee Coalition is conducting a search for a Chief Executive Officer (CEO) who is ready to embrace its mission and work with its team of committed volunteers and staff to drive the organization forward to help more people reach their full potential. Reporting to the Board of Directors, the CEO will serve as the chief staff executive of the organization with full authority for the management of its affairs. The CEO will be responsible for overall strategic management, administration, day-to-day operations, stakeholder engagement, partnerships, development of staff, and implementation of the organization’s policies and priorities in alignment with the Board. The Amputee Coalition’s CEO will work primarily from the organization’s Washington, DC, office. The CEO will travel domestically on a regular basis to represent the Amputee Coalition and implement its objectives.

A five-year strategic plan covering 2018–2023 is in place and has Board agreement and alignment. The Board is looking for a CEO to champion the mission and values and to deliver on the objectives.  The CEO will also collaborate with the Board of Directors in the next year to build on this plan and draft the next strategic plan for the years of 2024–2029.

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Executive Director

The American Association for Anatomy (AAA) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization based in Rockville, MD, and founded in 1888 to advance anatomical science through research, education, and professional development. The association’s global membership includes scientists and educators who research and study everything from humans to fish. Members turn to AAA to help them grow their careers, advocate for science locally and globally, stay informed, build relationships, and challenge their perceptions.

 Reporting directly to the Board of Directors of this professional association with annual revenues between $2M and $3M, the Executive Director (ED) provides professional-level support in organizational management and staff supervision. The ED also exercises considerable initiative, independent judgment, and confidentiality in performing assigned duties and must be knowledgeable about the organization’s Bylaws, policies, and procedures.

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Executive Director

 The American Association for Laboratory Animal Science (AALAS) is conducting a search for its next Executive Director (ED). AALAS is a professional association that advances responsible laboratory animal care and use to benefit people and animals. Its members are professionals employed around the world in academia, government, and private industry who are dedicated to the humane care and treatment of laboratory animals, as well as the quality research that leads to scientific gains. AALAS aims to educate the world on the transformative value of the animal and human partnership in biomedical research. AALAS is a 501(c)(3) association with annual revenues of approximately $6M and net assets of $13.5M. AALAS’s headquarters is based in Collierville, just outside of Memphis, TN.

 As the chief staff executive of AALAS reporting directly to the Board of Trustees (BOT), the Executive Director is responsible for the effective administrative operation of the Association. Under the direction of the BOT, the ED oversees AALAS’s staff and budget; directs daily operations and activities of the Association; implements AALAS policy; advises and makes recommendations to the Executive Committee (EC) and BOT with respect to these activities and policies; and serves as Executive Director of the AALAS Foundation. The ED serves as the public voice and face of AALAS and builds and maintains relationships with other organizations as appropriate to support AALAS’s mission, vision, and strategic goals.

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Executive Director

The Renal Physicians Association (RPA) is a national medical specialty society established in 1973 as a 501(c)(6) nonprofit. Based in Rockville, MD, with annual revenues of approximately $3M, RPA’s vision is to ensure the nephrologist’s ability to provide the best care possible to kidney patients and to forge a bright future for nephrology professionals by delivering on its strategic priorities of advocacy, professional and business success, and high-quality patient care. The society’s membership of over 3,500 nephrology professionals serves kidney patients across the US by carrying out its mission to empower nephrology professionals through:

  • Leadership development and mentorship
  • Regulatory and legislative advocacy
  • Development and promotion of best business and care delivery practices

RPA’s members include physicians, advanced practice professionals (physician assistants and nurse practitioners), and practice administrators who share a commitment to improving health care within the nephrology specialty. RPA’s programs focus on the business of practice management, public policy and advocacy, and the provision of high-quality patient care.

RPA seeks an Executive Director (ED) to drive the strategic direction for the organization and to implement plans in support of its mission to support and empower nephrology professionals working through transformative change within the US health-care system. As the senior staff executive, the ED will report to and work closely with the RPA Board of Directors to identify the strategic priorities for the association. The ED will be the face of RPA, which is the respected voice of nephrology practice leaders and a dedicated advocate to the kidney community, payors, and federal policy makers. The ED also has oversight responsibility for the Renal Physicians Association Research and Education Foundation, the 501(c)(3) educational organization affiliated with RPA, as well as the organization’s Political Action Committee (PAC.) Additionally, the ED is responsible for budget development and fiscal oversight, staff management, and general administrative functions.

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President & CEO

The Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) is the preeminent organization convening and representing social work education in the United States and two of its territories, Puerto Rico and Guam. As the recognized accrediting body for social work programs nationally, CSWE is in a singular position to catalyze discussions both within the academy and at the federal level regarding the future of social work education.

To lead the organization into the future and to play a primary, visible role in increasing its impact, CSWE seeks a President to serve as its Chief Executive Officer. Reporting to the Board of Directors  and managing an operating budget of more than $7 million and a staff of 35, the President/CEO will lead CSWE during a period of significant opportunity. As higher education becomes increasingly visible as a matter of national and international policy, CSWE is well-positioned to play a principal role in discussions on such issues as accreditation, multiple modes of delivery, antiracism and anti-oppressive education, globalization, student financial aid and indebtedness, and academic freedom. The president of CSWE, which is headquartered in Alexandria, VA, will work closely with the Board and membership to add the voice of social work education to these national and international discussions.

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President & CEO

NFI is a nonprofit industry trade association focused on promoting sustainable and affordable seafood as the daily protein food choice for feeding the world. From vessels at sea to seafood restaurants, NFI’s diverse member companies bring fish and shellfish “water to table.” With members from all areas of the seafood industry’s supply chain, NFI’s mission is to create an environment for its members to sell more seafood more profitably.

Reporting to the Board of Directors, the President & CEO serves as the Chief Executive Officer of NFI and is central to the continued growth and success of the National Fisheries Institute and its ability to deliver value for its membership. Key responsibilities include the ongoing achievement of NFI’s mission, strategic objectives, and financial goals as determined by the Board of Directors, in addition to organizing, leading, and directing the staff in conjunction with the efficient management of NFI’s programs and activities. He or she must effectively represent NFI’s diverse seafood industry membership base across an ever-changing global economic, environmental, regulatory, and political environment while remaining in tune with shifting trends and attitudes towards seafood.

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Senior Executive Recruiter

Sterling Martin Associates, a national, retained executive recruiting firm with offices in Washington, DC; New York; Chicago; Portland, OR; and Orange County, CA, is seeking an enthusiastic, proactive executive recruiter. This is a full-time position with a strong preference for candidates in the Washington, DC, and/or Annapolis, MD, area though you will work primarily from a home office.

The Executive Recruiter is responsible for making initial telephone contact, presenting client opportunities, and qualifying potential candidates through telephone interviews. Sterling Martin’s experienced research team provides candidates’ contact information to our recruiters for follow up. The Executive Recruiter also seeks candidate referrals to supplement the work of the research team. The Executive Recruiter then professionally and appropriately presents candidate backgrounds to our clients for their review and feedback.

This job does not require new client/business development; however, bonuses will be paid for any client organizations that are developed through the course of your work. You will be primarily focused on contacting potential candidates, presenting job opportunities to them, and screening them against the position requirements.

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