AANA Mission: AANA advances patient safety, practice excellence, and its members’ profession.
AANA Vision: AANA will be a preeminent professional association for healthcare and patient safety
AANA Core Values: Quality, Professionalism, Compassion, Collaboration, Wellness and Diversity
AANA Motto: Safe and Effective Anesthesia Care
The State Associations’ Manager is responsible for managing and coordinating the day-to-day operations and activities for selected state associations in accordance with established policies to further achieve the goals, objectives, and standards of the profession and association. Reporting to the Sr. Director of State Management Affairs, the State Associations’ Manager will implement the strategic goals and objectives of selected state associations while maintaining daily oversight of their operational activities. This includes overseeing staff and initiatives related to governance and administrative/management support.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Actively supporting and interfacing with the state associations’ boards of directors to provide day to day management support and to implement their directives and initiatives.
Coordinate and provide proactive and high quality support for board functions, including scheduling, communication and correspondence (including, but not limited to, board planning & discussion sessions and other miscellaneous board functions).
Develop board meeting agendas and background information and assure that the agendas are aligned with key priorities and strategic issues.
Facilitate board meetings and conference calls, participate in strategic dialogues, and prepare meeting minutes.
Take minutes of Board meetings and submit them for review and approval by the board.
Develop post-board meeting action list and provide follow up as appropriate to assure timely implementation.
Seeing that the board is kept fully informed on the condition of the organization and all important factors influencing the Association.
Coordinate orientation and development support for the state association board members and other state association leaders. This may include role descriptions and orientation process, accountability and assessment processes, succession planning and development and ongoing leadership development and mentorship.
Identify a list of external resources or consultants to provide the following state association support services: meetings, marketing and communications, public relations support and financial management guidance.
Monitor website content, identify updates and ensure ongoing maintenance of organization(s) web presence.
Appropriately manages highly sensitive and confidential issues and documents.
Traveling to different states to support board meetings.
Education and/or Experience
Along with a passion for service excellence and the proven ability to drive results, the following qualifications are required:
A Bachelor’s degree in business administration, marketing, communications, or related field. CAE strongly preferred.
Five years of manager-level experience in an association. Health care association management experience is a plus.
Demonstrated working knowledge of association governance activities and Board functions.
Demonstrated ability to problem solve and to assist others in an effective problem-solving process.
Demonstrated ability to function as an effective member of a team, to delegate effectively and to effectively make high-level management decisions in a timely manner.
Excellent written, oral, and presentation skills a must.
Strong computer skills and in depth working knowledge of information systems.
Social skills for contacts with membership, Board of Directors and Committee members, other external organizations and associations.
Ability to work in a fast-paced office environment and multi-task on several projects at one time.
Regular weekend meetings and out-of-town travel required (approximately 20-30% of the time).
Evening conference call availability required.
Position involves in-office work, performing a variety of tasks concurrently
Founded in 1931 and located in Park Ridge, Ill., the AANA is the professional organization for nearly 48,000 nurse anesthetists. As advanced practice nurses, Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNAs) administer more than 34 million anesthetics in the United States each year. CRNAs practice in every setting where anesthesia is available and are the primary providers of anesthesia care in rura...l America. They administer every type of anesthetic, and provide care for every type of surgery or procedure, from open heart to cataract to pain management.