Pennsylvania Veterinary Medical Association Executive Director
Pennsylvania Veterinary Medical Association
September 10, 2018
commensurate with experience
Full Time - Experienced
The Pennsylvania Veterinary Medical Association has initiated a nationwide search for an Executive Director (ED). The successful candidate will possess a Master’s degree or equivalent, Certified Association Executive (CAE) or Bachelor’s degree with qualifying experience; at least five years organizational management experience, infectious energy, excellent verbal and written communication skills, strong interpersonal skills, attention to detail and ability to create a vision and strategic plan for the organization.
As our Executive director you will:
Successfully manage our professional association, charitable foundation (Pennsylvania Veterinary Foundation/PVF), insurance company (pvmaAssure) and legislative outreach.
Hold the ability to convey a vision of PVMA’s and PVF’s future to the team, board, volunteers and donors.
Be “the face” of the organization to maintain and build relationships around the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
Manage the association’s team of six dedicated and passionate members.
Lead our volunteer board members and committees.
Remain timely and professional in all organizational processes.
Stay up-to-date on the latest trends in veterinary medicine through the support and execution of PVMA’s Strategic Plan.
Oversee our membership database.
Possess solid, active, budget management skills, including budget preparation, analysis, decision-making and reporting.
You must be self-motivated and detail-oriented. The executive director will strive to develop and achieve short and long-term goals with respect to annual conferences, budget, membership numbers and fundraising, while maintaining a productive relationship with the team, the association members, Executive Board and Board of Trustees.
Our office is in Hummelstown, Pennsylvania neighboring Harrisburg, our Commonwealth’s capitol. We are near many excellent schools, state-of-the-art hospitals, e.g. the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Hershey Medical Center and Jefferson Health Systems. Also, nearby is Hershey Park and its many attractions.
Pennsylvania’s top agricultural commodity is milk and our biggest work force includes those in health care and social assistance. Pennsylvania is home to 14 state-owned public four- year and graduate colleges and an Ivy League institution in Philadelphia (PENN) which is home to the Commonwealth’s only School of Veterinary Medicine- PENN VET. Hummelstown is approximately 1 ½-2-hour drive to major cities such as Philadelphia and Washington, D.C.
The PVMA’s recognized strong points are:
The Pennsylvania Veterinary Medical Association (PVMA) is the only statewide professional association dedicated exclusively to the profession of veterinary medicine, including veterinary technicians and the welfare of the entire professional team.
The focus of our association is professional development, advocacy, practice vitality and animal welfare to ensure the continued success of all members.
Established in 1883, PVMA membership has grown from the original 22 founding members to approximately 3,000 (veterinarians and veterinary technicians) and 500 veterinary students representing every member of the veterinary medical team.
The compensation package for this position is commensurate with experience and includes matching simple IRA, medical and dental package, and other benefits.
Do you think you have the qualities we are looking for and want to join our dynamic team? Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org today. We look forward to learning of your interests in joining us.
Pennsylvania Veterinary Medical Association’s (PVMA) Executive Director (ED) is the key management leader. The Executive Director is responsible for overseeing the administration, programs, financial budget, and strategic plan of the organization. Other major duties include recruiting new members, fundraising, marketing, conference planning, education and community outreach. The position reports directly to the Executive Board of Directors.
Board Governance: Works with the Executive Board in order to fulfill the organization’s mission.
Responsible for leading six dedicated team members and its association members, in a style that supports and directs our mission as defined by the Executive Board of Directors.
Responsible for communicating effectually with the Executive Board and Board of Trustees and providing, in a timely and detailed process, all information required for the Boards to function efficiently and effectively and to make informed decisions.
Character of our Leader- Possess high integrity and transparent leadership qualities.
Motivates, facilitates and directs team members, board members and other volunteers.
Our leadership role requires resilience, flexibility and stamina combined with patience, accountability, integrity and strong interpersonal skills.
Collaborates with a productive team, the Executive Board of Directors and the Board of Trustees, engaging their involvement in policy decision, fundraising and increasing the general visibility of the Association throughout the Commonwealth.
Serves as PVMA’s spokesperson to develop and maintain relationships with numerous constituents, the media, legislators and the general public through excellent communication skills.
Financial Performance and Viability: Develops resources sufficient to ensure the financial health of the organization.
Responsible for the fiscal integrity of the Pennsylvania Veterinary Medical Association, Pennsylvania Veterinary Foundation and pvmaAssure Insurance, to include submission to the Board of a proposed annual budget and monthly financial statements, which accurately reflect the financial condition of the organization.
Responsible for fiscal management of the operating budget, ensures maximum resource utilization, and maintains the organization in a positive financial position.
Responsible for fundraising and developing additional resources necessary to support PVMA’s mission.
Organization Mission and Strategy: Works with the Executive Board, Board of Trustees and team to ensure that our mission is fulfilled through programs, strategic planning, legislation and community outreach.
Responsible for implementation of PVMA’s programs that fulfill the organization’s mission.
Responsible for strategic planning ensuring that our association successfully achieves its mission for the future.
Responsible for enhancement of PVMA’s image by remaining active and visible in the community and partnering with other professional, civic and private organizations.
Organization Operations. Oversees and implements resources to ensure that the operations of the organization are efficient.
Responsible for effective administration of the association’s operations.
Responsible for the hiring, retaining and training approximately six, skilled, competent, motivated team members while demonstrating the ability to collaborate well with team members.
Responsible for team member conflict resolution.
Responsible for signing all notes, agreements, and other instruments made and entered into and on behalf of the organization.
About Pennsylvania Veterinary Medical Association
Pennsylvania Veterinary Medical Association, Member driven, not-for-profit association