American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
Location: Elk Grove Village, Illinois
Type: Full Time
Required Education: 4 Year Degree
Founded in 1916, the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM) represents more than 3,500 physicians and other healthcare professionals specializing in the field of occupational and environmental medicine (OEM). ACOEM is the nation’s largest medical society dedicated to promoting the health of workers through occupational medicine, clinical care, research and education. While national in scope, ACOEM is composed of local component societies in the United States, whose members hold scientific meetings and network on a regular basis.
ACOEM is based in northwest suburban Chicago and has a dedicated staff of 17. ACOEM has healthy reserves and annual revenues of approximately $5M. Revenue streams are diverse, with significant revenues coming from educational program fees, publications, sponsorships, and membership dues. ACOEM supports its members in a number of ways – it produces the leading journal in the field, hosts the nation’s largest conference of its kind, conducts a growing portfolio of continuing education courses, and advocates on behalf of its members and workers locally and nationally. ACOEM has benefited from an engaged Board of Directors and House of Delegates, strong management, and a culture of service.
The Chief Executive Officer is responsible for the overall management of ACOEM and its staff to ensure effective administration of policies, programs and activities as determined by the Board. The CEO has the ultimate responsibility for carrying out the mission of ACOEM and achieving all of its strategic goals in a manner consistent with the core values of the organization.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS/DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
Provides for the effective operation of ACOEM within the framework of its bylaws and assures that the Board of Directors is regularly and adequately informed through meetings or discussions with the Board Officers and through regularly scheduled meetings of the Board, the Executive Committee, other Board committees and the House of Delegates.
Maintains and directs ACOEM’s day-to-day operations, overseeing all personnel, financial and other managerial activities, while meeting regularly with key staff responsible for human resources, financial matters, legislative affairs, information systems and society and product services. The CEO consults with committee chairpersons, other directors, legal counsel and others as necessary.
Initiates, prepares, executes and evaluates the strategic plan for ACOEM in conjunction with the Board of Directors.
Adheres to all elements of corporate responsibility including open and effective Board relations.
Recruits, onboards and motivates ACOEM personnel. Maintains a sound and efficient staff structure and builds and promotes a positive, team-oriented culture.
Provides leadership aimed toward strengthening both internal and external partnerships.
Ensures the interests and engagement of ACOEM membership at local, state, national and international venues on policy, public health and public relations issues regarding the practice and advancement of occupational and environmental medicine.
Sustains the financial viability of ACOEM and identifies opportunities for revenue diversification and enhancement. Manages and articulates organizational financial priorities and needs to the ACOEM staff, executive officers and the Board.
Anticipates legislative and regulatory trends with respect to the practice and advancement of occupational and environmental medicine and develops an appropriate action plan for ACOEM.
Oversees the organization of key meetings, educational offerings, research activities and service offerings vital to the effective practice and advancement of occupational and environmental medicine.
Fosters professional and productive relationships with all relevant governmental agencies and other organizations.
Assures diversity among the employees and maintains an environment in which all employees feel comfortable and safe.
Is responsible for other related activities that may be assigned by the ACOEM Board of Directors.
EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS
ACOEM seeks a leader who sets a personal example of integrity, business acumen, and mentorship and evokes the best from staff, volunteer leaders and partners. The ideal qualifications include:
Education and Experience
Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree. A relevant Master’s degree (Business, Health Administration or related) is strongly preferred. CAE preferred.
Significant leadership experience at a professional membership association, life sciences organization, health care provider organization, health care policy organization or related entity.
Experience leading an organization through a strategic planning process, from setting the vision and agenda to the successful implementation and execution of key initiatives.
Experience raising awareness of a profession/organization and guiding the process of refining/reimagining an organization’s brand and identity.
Exceptional written and verbal communications skills, with polished presentation, persuasion and public speaking skills.
Demonstrated experience in leading and working with a volunteer board of Directors.
Strong business and financial acumen: smart, intuitive, analytical and astute. The successful candidate has an entrepreneurial focus and a track record of identifying and prioritizing are as for growth.
Demonstrated experience successfully leading an organization through challenges such as a shifting membership profile, evolution of revenue models, expansion of service lines, or international expansion.
Well-established advocacy experience and skills with a personal track record of interacting regularly and effectively with state and national government officials, other healthcare organizations and the media.
Experience leading an organization’s practice quality management programs helpful.
Experience overseeing a credentialing program is a plus.