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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.

 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. With headquarters based in Collierville, just outside of Memphis, TN, the BOT is willing to consider remote work options for the new ED.

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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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President & CEO

Every year, more than 6.3 million mothers, babies, and young children benefit from the federal program known as WIC (the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children). The National WIC Association (NWA) is the only nonprofit solely focused on supporting the WIC agencies across the nation by providing education, guidance, and other forms of support to state and local WIC staff. NWA also drives innovation and advocacy for the WIC program.

NWA’s mission is to provide its members with tools and leadership to expand and sustain effective nutrition services for women, infants, and children. It envisions a nation of healthier families. The President and CEO of NWA will report to the Board of Directors and will lead this nonprofit association of WIC provider agencies as it continues to support the passionate people who ensure that the benefits of the WIC program are delivered to the families who need them.

NWA seeks a President & CEO who is passionate about the organization’s mission and has the necessary foresight, experience, and competencies to lead the organization to achieve its vision. The preferred candidate will have an extensive record of successfully leading advocacy efforts, directing legislative efforts, and acting as an organization’s spokesperson. The ability to effectively communicate with leaders on both sides of the aisle as well as a variety of stakeholders is required. NWA seeks a leader with exceptional staff management, financial, and administrative skills that include the ability to improve and modernize systems and processes.

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VP of Marketing & Communications

The NMFTA is a 501(c)(6) membership association whose mission is to promote, advance, and improve the welfare and interests of the less-than-truckload (LTL) motor carrier industry and the motor carriers operating in commerce, both domestically and internationally. Its membership is comprised of motor carriers operating in interstate, intrastate, and international commerce. NMFTA publishes the National Motor Freight Classification (NMFC), a standard that provides a comparison of commodities moving in commerce, and its online version, ClassIT. NMFTA assigns the Standard Carrier Alpha Code (SCAC), a unique two-to-four-letter code used to identify transportation companies and publishes the Directory of SCACs online. NMFTA also assigns the Standard Point Location Code (SPLC), a numeric coding system designed to identify points in North America that originate and receive transportation with their geographic location, which is available to users online. NMFTA’s classification system organizes all freight into 18 major categories. NMFTA is unique among trade organizations, playing a key role in commerce by distributing SCAC and classification codes used by the trucking industry.

The Vice President of Marketing & Communications will join the leadership team and will develop and lead the strategy and implementation of NMFTA’s marketing and communications functions to align and deliver on the strategic goals of the organization. In this newly created role, the VP will have oversight of the association’s membership, meetings, and customer service departments. This leader will work cross-functionally to grow NMFTA’s audience and engagement through all channels, including membership, events, journals, and publications, while ensuring a consistent brand position throughout. This role is an opportunity to advance NMFTA’s mission, increase awareness, promote and sell its flagship products, expand NMFTA’s audience, and execute strategic campaigns in support of NMFTA members. The VP will join an organization with a great culture and a flexible, hybrid work environment with one to two days in the office located in Old Town Alexandria, VA.

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Executive Director

The Association of Legal Administrators (ALA), located in Chicago, IL, is conducting a search for its Executive Director. Founded in 1971, ALA is an international professional association representing leaders and managers in the legal industry. ALA has approximately 8,500 members who are predominantly based in the United States. ALA’s Executive Director will report to the association’s Board of Directors and be responsible for the management, operations, and success of ALA.

ALA provides extensive professional development, collaborative peer communities, strategic operational solutions, and business partner connections that empower its members to lead the business of law. It has a staff of 19 and a $6.8M operating budget.

The association’s membership is open to professionals who support the management of legal organizations, including legal professionals employed in private law firms, legal service clinics, corporate legal departments, university legal departments, governmental legal agencies, court systems, charitable legal agencies, and any other organizations engaged in the legal industry.

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Mount Washington Observatory (MWOBS or Observatory) is an iconic nonprofit organization with a rich history as a pioneer of weather and climate science and highly regarded programs and outreach, which continue today. While its mountain-top weather station is known as the Home of the World’s Worst Weather™, the Executive Director leads complex operations from offices located in the picturesque valley community of North Conway, New Hampshire.

The Executive Director (ED) of the Observatory is the chief staff officer and, as such, is the sole employee on the MWOBS Board of Trustees (Board). The ED partners with the Board to provide leadership and guidance regarding the strategic direction, oversight, and implementation of the Observatory’s strategic plan. The ED assures adherence to the mission of the organization and oversees all activities, operations, and funding of MWOBS.

With annual revenues between $1.6M and $2M, MWOBS gathers, disseminates, and analyzes daily weather data and contributes to the critical, long-term record essential to advancing scientific understanding of weather and climate in a unique, extreme environment. The Observatory’s detailed data dating back to the organization’s founding in 1932 constitute one of North America’s longest continuous climate records.Mount Washington Observatory is a partly member-supported institution with a mission to advance understanding of the natural systems that create Earth’s weather and climate. It serves this mission by maintaining a weather station on the summit of Mount Washington, performing weather and climate research, conducting innovative science education programs, and interpreting the heritage of the Mount Washington region.

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The Innovation and Value Initiative Foundation, Inc. (IVI) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit research organization whose mission is advancing the science of value assessment in healthcare. IVI is a membership organization with both organizational and individual members. Revenues for 2021 were in the $2.5 million range, and the organization has grown in membership and staffing over the last three years.

IVI raises the level of discussion of value in healthcare and works to find common ground in approaches to measuring value through research, method development, scientific communication, and engagement. The US health system is diverse, complex, and ripe for innovation in the value space, and IVI is uniquely positioned to challenge outdated thinking and methodologies and provide a learning lab to co-create solutions.

IVI is seeking a Chief Executive Officer (CEO) to lead the organization as it pursues this mission. The CEO is responsible for driving the strategic direction of the organization and expanding IVI’s reach in the marketplace. This includes management of external member relationships, oversight and management of operations, governance, strategic planning, and staff. Specific responsibilities are outlined in this position description.

While IVI is headquartered in the Washington DC metropolitan area, it has embraced a virtual staffing model from the start. As such, this position can be based anywhere in the continental US. Currently, staff members and contractors are located throughout the country.

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National CEO

The National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI) is the leading national trade association representing and promoting the remodeling industry in the marketplace, the media, educational institutions, and government.

As NARI’s chief staff executive, the National CEO role will give the right candidate the opportunity to build on NARI’s foundation by working with the Board of Directors to develop the organization’s vision and strategic plan and then to execute on it. This executive position is based in the greater Chicago metropolitan area (Wheeling, IL), where NARI’s new 10,000 square-foot office building provides a stunning state-of-the-art work environment. The CEO reports to the Board of Directors. All staff Directors and other members of staff report directly or indirectly to the CEO.

A 501(c)(6) organization, NARI is a nonprofit national trade association established in 1982. With revenues of over $3M, NARI has chapters nationwide and members in 49 states. The association’s core purpose is to advance and promote the remodeling industry’s professionalism, product, and vital public purpose. It is the medium for business development, a platform for advocacy, and the principal source for industry intelligence. As the US’s premier trade association dedicated exclusively to the professional remodeling industry, it connects homeowners with its professional members and provides information so that consumers have positive remodeling experiences.

The CEO is responsible for communicating and implementing the strategic vision through executive management of operations. As the spokesperson representing NARI throughout the industry, the CEO will be responsible for raising NARI’s profile through speaking engagements, creation and execution of strategic marketing plans, advocacy, and industry-related activities. The CEO oversees the general administration of business operations and programs, development of non-dues revenue opportunities, marketing, membership, outreach, and developing and implementing directives from the NARI Board of Directors.

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President & CEO

The Washington Health Care Association (WHCA), which represents a majority of the state’s skilled nursing and assisted living providers, is seeking a President/Chief Executive Officer (CEO) to lead the organization.WHCA is a 501c6 organization with annual revenue of around $5.2 million and a 30-year history of providing legislative and regulatory representation on behalf of its members. The organization counts over 170 skilled nursing facilities and 375 assisted living centers as its members, and serves its members through an educational foundation, a successful workers compensation management program, and professional development opportunities.

Even through a pandemic year that greatly challenged the assisted living and skilled nursing industry, the organization stepped up to provide a voice for its members in the legislative and regulatory arenas, provided services, and even grew membership through the tumultuous time.The new President/CEO will need experience with navigating state regulations, working with government agencies and legislators, and making change and progress in a highly regulated sector. A successful candidate will be passionate about member service and serving this critical sector of the healthcare industry.

This position offers a great opportunity for a skilled executive to work with an active, involved board to further the mission of an organization that is accomplished and financially solid. The position is based at WHCA’s headquarters in Tumwater (Olympia area), WA. Some travel is required.

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