Essential Duties and Responsibilities
- At the direction of the Board, implement the strategic plan insuring goals and objectives are met and new opportunities are identified.
- Support SHEA leadership in building and maintaining a vital committee structure and task forces. Serve as staff liaison to various committees and task forces.
- Foster communication between the SHEA Board and the Society’s committees to ensure appropriate and timely reporting and decision-making.
- Oversee the development and successful implementation of SHEA’s Public Policy agenda.
- Oversee all aspects of SHEA’s annual fall and spring meetings, including contract negotiations on facilities, hotels, vendors, and related.
- Identify and recommend future meeting destinations based on economic, member, and demographic trends.
- Ensure accreditation status is current through the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) and state accrediting agencies, as well as other agencies as appropriate.
- Provide strategic direction and guidance on membership recruitment and retention, including creating new programs to enhance member value proposition as it relates to the Society’s strategic goals. Identify potential strategic partnerships or collaborative relationships that will raise the profile of SHEA and its members on issues that affect infection prevention, healthcare epidemiology and antibiotic stewardship for infectious diseases physicians, other healthcare workers and their patients. Maintain important strategic collaborative relationships.
- Oversee the content and operations of SHEANews, the website, and other written and electronic materials and publications.
- Develop and execute short and long-term fundraising initiatives, program priorities and activities. Identify and report key results to the leadership.
- Reach, and when possible exceed, Foundation fundraising goals.
- Develop and manage the Society’s annual operating budget. Prepare quarterly financial reports for Board review.
- Manage, guide, mentor and empower SHEA staff.
- Develop and implement the Society’s organizational and administrative policies and procedures.
Requisite Qualifications, Characteristics, and Experience
Bachelor’s degree is required; an advanced degree is preferred. Senior management experience in a professional society or association with experience in the areas of educational programming and meetings, membership development, fundraising, public policy and advocacy, and/or board governance/support is required. Experience with a healthcare, scientific, engineering or medical society is a strong plus. Must be a strategic leader with a proven ability to develop and execute successful plans that positively affect the Society’s bottom line. Must be able to build and foster positive, collaborative relationships with all stakeholders including volunteer leadership, Society staff and external organizations. Must be an effective oral and written communicator and able to give presentations to a diverse range of audiences. Negotiation, conflict resolution, problem-solving and strategic thinking skills are essential, as are strong financial management and budgeting skills.
A competitive compensation package will be offered to attract an outstanding candidate.
To apply, please send a cover letter and current résumé (Microsoft Word® format preferred) to firstname.lastname@example.org. A well-written cover letter, outlining how your experience fits the requirements of the position, will be an important factor in considering your candidacy.
SHEA is an equal opportunity / affirmative action employer committed to inclusion and cultural diversity in the workplace. Employment selection and related decisions are made without regard to sex, race, color, age, disability, religion, national origin, sexual preference, genetic information or any other protected class.
For more information, contact:
Sterling Martin Associates
1025 Connecticut Avenue | Suite 1000
Washington, DC 20036
David S. Martin | Managing Partner
Tricia Bork Canavan | Senior Consultant