The Organ Donation and Transplantation Alliance Executive Director is responsible for facilitating and implementing the organizational strategic plan and various initiatives as determined by the Board of Directors. The Alliance Executive Director promotes the Alliance mission by effective interface with other national professional organizations and government agencies that play a strategic role in organ donation and transplantation. An equally important role is relationship building across several disciplines, including transplant centers, OPOs and hospitals.
1. Strategic Planning and Execution:
Leads development and implementation of The Alliance strategic plan
Actively participates in the ongoing development of the Alliance Strategic Planning process, collaborating with other national stakeholders necessary to achieving the goals of the plan.
Ensures timely and steady progress toward strategic objectives.
Shows foresight in identification of trends, opportunities and challenges that may affect The Alliance
Provides routine reports on the status of plan to the board of directors and consistently communicates strategic plan to other key stakeholders.
2. Board Communication and Relations:
Works closely with the Board to provide leadership to the Alliance, assists the Board in the development of current and long-term organizational goals and objectives as well as policies and procedures for Alliance operations.
Establishes plans to achieve goals set by the Board of Directors and implements policies.
Regularly communicates information, status, challenges and opportunities to the Board.
Establishes effective working relationships with all members of the Board and see that the board is kept fully informed of conditions of the organization and all important factors influencing it.
3. Financial Operations and Administrative Accountability:
Ensures adequate financial controls are in place to protect the financial stability of The Alliance
Ensures timely, accurate and complete financial reports, budgets and plans are submitted to the Finance Committee and the Board
Ensures processes are in place and timely decisions are made to meet financial goals.
Oversees and manages the annual independent financial audit
Oversee, implement and monitor all Alliance administration and financial operations, including developing an annual budget and operational plan, bookkeeping, daily accounting and recordings, audit and tax filing, payroll, human resources, insurance, IT server, etc. Maintain all official records and documents and ensure compliance with all federal, state and local regulations, and all governmental contact reporting and requirements
4. Organizational Visibility and Recognition:
Promotes The Alliance through attendance, speaking events, national and regional professional conferences, Board and Council meetings, webinars, newsletters, etc. in order to enhance the leadership image of The Alliance.
Interfaces with other national organizations and seek opportunities for shared recognition and visibility
Establishes effective relationships across appropriate external organizations and promotes broad participation across the donation and transplantation community.
5. Human Resource Management:
Provides leadership to ensure hiring, retention, motivation and development of a qualified and energized Alliance staff
Develops cohesive and effective executive leadership team
Encourages and maintains high staff morale
6. Advocate for the Organ Donation and Transplant Community of Practice
Attentive to policy changes on the local, regional, and national levels organ/tissue donation and transplantation.
Identifies avenues designed to accelerate and spread national best practices in organ and tissue donation and transplantation
Builds relationships and engagement across the broad community of practice
Represent the joint partnership that reflects the Alliance as the leader of a community effort to sustain national improvement momentum
Align and partner with organ procurement organizations, donor hospitals and transplant centers to champion and model best practices.
• The successful candidate is a visionary and strategic leader able to engage and convene others in a process of productive exploration and dialogue related to donation and transplantation. • A minimum of 3 to 5 years of non-profit work experience, preferably in the field of organ/tissue donation and transplantation • Demonstrated experience in leading organizational change initiatives is desirable. • Superior organizational ability and demonstrated proficiency in presentation design, web-based research, and data analysis is required. • Strong written and oral communication skills are necessary to insure effective representation of The Alliance and its mission to audiences including the transplantation and donation community, multiple government agencies and the general public. • Effective and motivational presentation presence to lead national conferences with the ability to engage multiples audiences. The ED will be equally adept at managing a diverse, non -profit board of directors and communicating with its members individually and collectively. • Knowledge of financial accounting is required.