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Executive Director

The National Motor Freight Traffic Association (NMFTA) is a 501(c)6 membership organization with a mission to promote, advance, and improve the welfare and interests of the motor carrier industry and the motor carriers operating in commerce, both domestically and internationally.

This position will provide the right candidate with the opportunity to think strategically and drive innovation at a financially stable organization whose decisions, policies, and programs significantly impact the motor carrier industry, which is a fundamental component of the global economy. The new ED will work with the organization’s governing Board of Directors (Board) to set the direction and ensure the success of the organization’s programs. The ED will hold responsibility for managing and strategically employing $11 million in annual revenue, considerable assets, and a staff of around 21 members.

NMFTA’s next leader should possess business knowledge or a background in trade association leadership, with at least five years of executive experience and the ability to handle association-specific issues such as advocacy work, strategies for revenue generation, growing and retaining membership, asset management and budgeting, conference management, strategic planning, and the ability to collaboratively work with Board and volunteer leadership.

NMFTA’s leadership has recognized cybersecurity as a present and growing concern in the freight transportation industry, and the new leader should have a firm grasp of these challenges and their implications for members. The new leader must be able to effectively articulate cybersecurity concerns and have the advocacy skills to impact legislation and policy in this area that will effect positive change for members.

This position is based in the Alexandria, VA area. There will be some flexibility to work virtually, at least part of the time. The ED will represent NMFTA at all events and Board meetings. Travel is required.

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Chief Executive Officer

Irrigation Association (IA) — the leading membership organization for irrigation equipment and system manufacturers, dealers, distributors, designers, consultants, contractors, and end users — is seeking a Chief Executive Officer (CEO) to lead the organization.

IA is the premiere provider of education and certification programs for companies and individuals, supporting and advocating for the cutting-edge ideas and technology that offer solutions for water management and move agriculture toward sustainable growth. In this era of climate change, IA is tackling the big environmental management issues that are key to human survival. Sustainability, water use efficiency and technological advances will continue to play an increasingly pivotal role in a world that needs to produce more food with fewer resources.

This position will provide the right candidate with the opportunity to think strategically and drive innovation at an organization that was rated a best place to work by the National Association of Manufacturing two years in a row.

The new CEO will work strategically with the organization’s governing Board of Directors to ensure the success of the organization’s programs, which include individual and organization accreditations, the annual Irrigation Show, and several specialized and virtual conferences. The CEO will hold responsibility for managing and strategically employing resources, volunteers, and staff.

This position is based in the Fairfax, VA area. There will be some flexibility to work virtually, at least part of the time. The CEO will, along with the Board, represent IA at events, trainings, and Board meetings. Travel is required.

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NAEVR AEVR logoExecutive Director

The National Alliance for Eye and Vision Research and the Alliance for Eye and Vision Research (NAEVR/AEVR) are seeking an Executive Director (ED) to serve as the chief staff executive for the two organizations. NAEVR, the advocacy organization, and AEVR, the educational organization, are the leading national voices for cutting-edge ideas, technology, and investment in eye and vision research.

This position will provide the right candidate with the opportunity to strategically drive policy and public support for increases in federal funding for vision research. Such research is the cornerstone of meeting the national public health goal of reducing blindness and restoring vision.

With a 15-member governing Board of Directors (Board) and over $700,000 in annual revenue, the new ED will work strategically to ensure the success of the organizations’ advocacy and educational programs. The selected candidate will work in concert with a Board and a membership that are dedicated to advancing eye and vision research.

The ED will be responsible for managing a staff of one and strategically employing resources and volunteers. The organizations are financially stable with substantial reserves. The position is based in the Rockville, MD, area, but there will be some flexibility to work virtually, at least part of the time. The ED will represent NAEVR/AEVR at events, trainings, and Board meetings. Some travel is required.

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Executive Director

The National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA) is conducting a search for its next Executive Director. Established in 1987, NAELA is a nonprofit association that serves attorneys, bar associations, and those who are trained to address the legal problems faced by older citizens and individuals of all ages with disabilities. With a mission to educate, inspire, serve, and provide community to attorneys with practices in elder and special needs law, NAELA currently has members in the United States, Canada, Australia, and the United Kingdom.

In addition to overseeing administrative, financial, and operational functions of the society, the Executive Director will play a lead role in raising the visibility of NAELA and advocate for issues that impact the mission and its membership. The Executive Director will report to the Board of Directors. This position is based at the organization’s headquarters in Vienna, VA. The Executive Director will represent NAELA at events and board meetings. Some travel is required.

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Executive Director

The American Academy of Orthotists and Prosthetists (The Academy) is conducting a search for its next Executive Director. Established in 1970, The Academy is the premier source of learning, knowledge, and research for the orthotic and prosthetic profession, providing professional resources, continuing education, and advocacy to enhance the skill level and awareness of orthotic and prosthetic professionals. The core of The Academy’s mission is advancing the field of orthotics and prosthetics through educating practitioners. The Academy supports individual clinicians and practitioners as they improve their skills and develop their practices.

The new Executive Director will lead The Academy’s transition from pandemic to post-pandemic in both programming and structure. There is a tremendous opportunity for a new leader to evaluate programs and structure, and strategically plan through a post-pandemic lens.

Looking ahead, The Academy is seeking a visionary leader with proven personnel and program management experience. It will be more important for the new Executive Director to possess exceptional leadership skills and have a passion for AAOP’s mission. The role requires a strategic, collaborative leader who is deeply committed to building positive and productive team relationships and possesses an enthusiasm for the organization and profession.

The Executive Director will play a lead role in raising the visibility of The Academy and advocate for issues that impact the mission and its membership, in addition to overseeing administrative, financial, and operational functions of the society. The Executive Director will report to the Board of Directors and work with the Board to help formulate and execute The Academy’s mission, goals, and policies.

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Executive Director

National Communication Association (NCA) is conducting a search for its next Executive Director. NCA is one of the preeminent learned societies for people in the communication discipline with a stated mission to advance communication as a discipline that studies all forms, modes, media, and consequences of communication through humanistic, social scientific, and aesthetic inquiry.

The Executive Director will report to the 11-member Executive Committee. In addition to overseeing administrative, financial, and operational functions of the society, the Executive Director will play a lead role in raising the visibility of NCA and advancing issues that support the mission and its membership.

This position is based at the organization’s headquarters in Washington, DC. The Executive Director will represent NCA at the annual convention, sponsored events, and Executive Committee meetings. Some travel is required.

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