The Executive Director will serve as the Chief Staff Officer of the Association of Rehabilitation Nurses, ARN, under the direction of the president and the board of directors. The person in this role will be an employee of Association Management Center and will have the full authority and responsibility for managing ARN and its programs within established guidelines. The executive director will be responsible for all administrative and program responsibilities outlined below as well as all other duties required.
With the board, establishes and implements a dynamic strategic planning process, including regular plan updates, to advance ARN’s vision and mission.
With the board, creates a strong, exciting vision and mission for ARN that will lead and inspire members, leadership, constituents, and staff.
With the board, sets short- and long-term organizational goals and objectives to help achieve ARN’s mission and vision.
Examines the external data and internal performance metrics to evaluate the effectiveness of the strategic plan and revise plan as necessary.
Acts upon changes in the external environment on the strategic planning process and re-evaluates accordingly.
Operations Management and Resource Development
Demonstrates substantive knowledge regarding the organization’s programs and services.
Recommends new programs or the sunsetting of current programs, as appropriate, to the board.
Identifies and implements strategic partnerships with other entities to position ARN to most effectively accomplish its mission.
Develops systems to facilitate adaptability and promote innovation.
Establishes benchmarks for continuous quality improvement of operations.
Creates a staffing plan to fulfill the goals and mission of ARN.
Selects and directs senior staff and facilitates a culture to build a strong and effective team to support the achievement of the goals of the organization.
Analyzes stakeholder feedback to ensure that programs, products, and services are consistent with evolving member needs.
Develops board policies and systems to ensure the efficiency and effectiveness of the organization.
Ensures corporate compliance with all legal and regulatory requirements.
Executive Director/Board Partnership
Develops a strong and effective working relationship and communication process with the board, especially with the president, president-elect, secretary/treasurer, and chair of the Rehabilitation Nursing Certification Board (RNCB).
Acts as a broker of ideas to facilitate dialogue among board members to shape the future of the organization.
Raises issues and provides adequate information on strategic and operational matters requiring attention by the board.
Utilizes the delegated authority to effectively manage the organization and executes policies, plans, and priorities established by the board.
Complies with the American Society of Association Executive’s Standards of Conduct to model and maintain the highest degree of integrity and ethical behavior.
Develops, recommends, and oversees organizational financial and business planning to achieve strategic objectives.
With our finance team, employs user-friendly systems, metrics, and tools to monitor and manage financial performance.
Provides clear, transparent, and accurate financial reporting to board, staff, members, and the public to reflect the financial health of ARN, RNCB, and Rehab Nursing Foundation.
Recommends, implements, and manages revenue, investment, and reserve policies to enhance and protect the financial security and viability of ARN.
Develops long-range funding and needs plans to ensure adequate financial assets for the future management and development of the organization.
Utilizes qualitative and quantitative data to identify appropriate revenue-generating vehicles for accomplishing organization goals.
Membership and Marketing
Determines the membership business model and member value proposition for ARN to ensure alignment with the mission and strategic goals.
Monitors member recruitment and retention programs and services to ensure their relevance.
Defines the scope of the market and identifies target segments to ensure that marketing strategies are met.
Develops a data-driven marketing strategy to support ARN’s position and branding, enhance membership recruitment and retention efforts, and promote programs, products, and services.
Identifies channels for brand expansion and awareness to expand markets.
Bachelor’s degree in business or related field, Master’s a plus
Certified Association Executive (CAE) desired
Successful track record as an association executive
Minimum of 5 years of experience in senior association management
Healthcare experience preferred
Clear vision and strategic thinking
Demonstrated knowledge of continuing education delivery in a variety of formats
Demonstrated knowledge of association certification programs
Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal skills
Demonstrated personal credibility and integrity
Ability to articulate a vision, create consensus, and motivate people
People and team leadership experience
Experience with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Adobe Acrobat)
Commitment to company values
About Association Management Center
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