The Director serves as a strategic leader of the American College of Cardiology’s (ACC) domestic chapters and its only elected leadership board – the Board of Governors (BOG). As an integral member of the Membership division, the Director will drive the optimization of ACC activities at the state level and will establish strategies for chapter growth and development maximizing member engagement. The Director will integrate complex activities within Chapter Affairs and BOG Department and across other departments. In addition, this position is the steward for the strategic direction of the department including staff development and management and appropriate budget setting to accomplish goals.
Major Duties and Responsibilities:
Serve as the primary staff liaison for all overarching efforts of ACC’s Board of Governors and domestic chapters, including facilitating the leadership of the Board of Governors Steering Committee and the Chapter Executives Steering Committee.
Foster collaboration among the College’s governors, other member leaders, staff and chapter executives to provide educational tools that advance goals in alignment with ACC goals.
Oversee management of domestic chapter affiliates to ensure that all channels of communication are open and expectations are clear, and employ reporting mechanisms that measure success and identify gaps where necessary, applicable.
Establish well defined annual goals that support the mission and objectives of the ACC as they relate to the BOG and chapters, and develop the department budget in support of these goals.
Provide comprehensive orientation for newly elected leaders and for chapter executives, and serve as a resource for best practices, advice, and resource identification for chapters in a transition.
Supervise chapter dues distribution processes to ensure procedures and guidelines are followed.
Facilitate BOG leadership succession planning and decision making with the development and execution of BOG leadership retreats and three in-person meetings of the entire board, annually.
Supervise the governor elections to ensure integrity of the process and adherence to the Bylaws, professionally and without bias.
Oversee recognition programs for acknowledging outstanding achievements by the College’s chapters and board initiatives.
Supervise two or more staff supporting Chapter Affairs.
Conduct annual performance evaluations
Support growth and development
Assist in prioritization of workloads
Support growth of department through individual needs
Prepare, implement, and monitor the budget in support of department, BOG and staff goals.
Perform other duties as assigned.
Eight + years of related experience in associations with extensive experience in membership and/or component relations.
Minimum four years of experience with chapters or component relations.
Demonstrated knowledge and track record of achievements of association management and volunteer leadership development.
Strategic project work including problem solving and decision-making.
Proven ability to work in collaboration with other departments, members and outside vendors to accomplish goals and objectives.
Extensive computer experience necessary with high level of proficiency in association management systems and advanced Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint skills
Excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills.
Experience working with large professional member associations helpful.