The American Institute of Physics (AIP) seeks an experienced association executive or executive-scientist to serve as its next CEO. AIP is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit membership corporation, headquartered in College Park, Maryland. The CEO oversees a budget of $25 million and leads a staff of 125 to advance, promote, and serve the physical sciences for the benefit of humanity. Structured as a federation, AIP membership includes ten Member Societies who collectively represent more than 120,000 scientists, engineers, educators, and students in the physical sciences. AIP has undergone a renewal over the past several years. The Board of Directors:
Restructured its governance to gain greater efficiencies and reduce potential conflicts of interest by reducing the number of directors from 40 to 15;
Spun off its publishing interests into a separately managed “disregarded,” tax-exempt entity, AIP Publishing LLC, to foster greater innovation; and,
Conducted a successful national search for a new Board chair and selected John Regazzi, a former CEO of Elsevier Inc. Currently Regazzi is the managing director of Akoya Capital, a private equity company and chairs both the AIP Board of Directors and the AIP Publishing LLC Board of Managers.
AIP is poised to accept new CEO leadership – a leader capable of helping to create a forward-looking direction for its staff, Member Societies, and the physical sciences and then moving briskly to achieve that vision. Today, AIP has a committed Board and staff, a collective desire to embrace its leadership role in the physical sciences now and into the future, and ample financial reserves to do so.
Ideally, the new CEO will have:
Experience working with scientists, particularly in the physical sciences
Experience leading a scientific organization of a similar type and scope
Work collaboratively with the Board, staff, and Member Societies to fulfill AIP’s mission
Be sufficiently entrepreneurial to move AIP forward in a changing scientific environment
Cultivate relationships with Member Societies and external partners
Knowledge of issues facing the physical sciences, public policy, and legislative process
Be an excellent communicator
Understand the needs of diverse and multidisciplinary audiences
Possess excellent strategic and operational skills
The ideal candidate will be excited by the changes in science and committed to making AIP an even stronger organization. Jackie Eder-Van Hook, PhD, President, Transition Management Consulting, Inc. is conducting this search for AIP.
Interested candidates should apply as soon as possible, but no later than Wednesday, October 25, 2017. Apply here.
The American Institute of Physics advances, promotes and serves the physical sciences for the benefit of humanity.
As a federation of physical science societies, AIP offers programs, products and services that:
•Advance and distribute the knowledge of the physical sciences and its applications;
•Enhance and cultivate the physical sciences disciplines;
•Enable and foster collaborative effort...s among stakeholders in the physical sciences; and
•Promote the physical sciences to the public, leaders, government officials, agencies, and the media.
AIP Member Societies cover a broad range of fields in the physical sciences and collectively represent more than 120,000 scientists, engineers, educators and students in the global physical sciences community.
AIP offers authoritative information, services, and expertise in physics education and student programs, science communication, government relations, career services for science and engineering professionals, statistical research in physics employment and education, industrial outreach, and the history of physics and allied fields. AIP also publishes the flagship magazine Physics Today and is home to the Society of Physics Students and the Niels Bohr Library and Archives. AIP owns AIP Publishing LLC, a scholarly publisher in the physical and related sciences.