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Chief Financial Officer,
CAFAmerica

President and CEO,
Society of Consumer Affairs Professionals in Business (SOCAP International)

President,
Tag and Label Manufacturers Institute, Inc.

Executive Director,
Foundation for Financial Planning

Chief Operating Officer,
American Society of Interior Designers

Managing Director, Learning,
The American Industrial Hygiene Association

Director of Training,
The American Society of Hematology

Vice President, Sustainability & Industry Affairs,
The Vinyl Institute

Director, Marketing and Communications,
Auto Care Association

Vice President, Communications and Marketing,
American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine

Director of Meetings,
American Geophysical Union

Director of Development,
International Biomedical Research Alliance

Chief Operating Officer,
American Society for Quality




Chief Financial Officer,
CAFAmerica

CAFAmerica was founded in 1992 as a public charity and international grant maker with a mission to increase the flow of contributions to charitable organizations beyond U.S. borders by providing grant making and advisory services. It does this by working with families, individuals, corporations, non-U.S. charities and foundations who want their international giving to be safe, easy and effective. In the last 10 years alone, CAFAmerica and its subsidiary, the CAF American Donor Fund (CADF), have given more than $300 Million to charitable organizations in over 90 countries around the world. Last year, CAFAmerica reported a budget of $91,280,186. CAFAmerica seeks an experienced Chief Financial Officer (CFO) capable of assuring expert financial management and administration, preserving its financial health and providing the business acumen and dynamic leadership needed to guide continuing success.

The CFO’s primary purpose is to maintain the financial integrity of CAFAmerica by insuring the accurate and timely implementation and accounting of CAFAmerica finances and investments according to the policies and procedures developed by the Board of Directors; insure the accurate and up-to-date maintenance of all CAFAmerica financial records; and to provide assistance to the CEO and Board of Directors as required. Major responsibilities for the role include serving as the primary point of contact for annual budget development, financial reporting, audits and tax filings; monitoring and advising on investments and earnings to maximize operational performance; overseeing all business functions to keep organization running day-to-day – payments to vendors and consultants, grant processes, and working to guarantee security of high level CAFAmerica data.

CAFAmerica is looking for a candidate who demonstrates sound and highly-ethical judgement and superior analytical skills in all aspects of managing the organization’s financial operations. The Chief Financial Officer is expected to have at least a BS in Accounting or Finance (Master’s preferred), a current CPA license, and have at least 5 years’ experience in accounting and an additional 5 years’ experience in a management position. Ideal candidates should have knowledge of GAAP and FASB standards as they apply to non-profits. Prior finance experience with non-profits, exemplary project management skills, along with ability to maintain effective relationships with donors and financial institutions, are preferred qualities in the next CFO.

To submit a resume and cover letter, or to find further details regarding specific requirements (academic, professional and other qualifications), desired attributes and other factors important to qualification for this position, contact Vetted Solutions at +1 202 544 4749.





President and CEO,
Society of Consumer Affairs Professionals in Business (SOCAP International)

Founded in 1973, the Society of Consumer Affairs Professionals in Business (SOCAP International), located in Alexandria, Virginia, represents a thriving global profession of best-in-class customer care experts across all industries. SOCAP is a member-driven organization committed to providing customer care and customer engagement as a competitive advantage in business.

The President and CEO will direct a team of four full time and one part time staff member, manage a budget of over $2 million, and lead a dynamic, financially sound trade organization that works at the leading edge of the customer care industry. Additionally, the President and CEO will be a charismatic, energetic leader, capable of building strong relationships with staff, board members, and business partners and working to strategically grow the organization in terms of both membership and revenue.

The President and CEO must be a proven leader who is able to thrive in a fast-paced, member-centered environment. He or she must possess both strategic and tactical skill. Strong public speaking and interpersonal communication skills will be central to the President and CEO’s success. Organizational and managerial skills, including financial, human resources, project management, and sales and marketing skills, are required. The President and CEO must possess the energy to successfully lead, develop, and motivate his or her staff, engage with members, and promote SOCAP International and the field of customer care as a whole in the business world.

The Ideal candidate will have a minimum of a bachelor’s degree, strategic leadership and management experience, and enthusiasm for customers and customer service. A warm, approachable persona and personal integrity are of tantamount importance for any successful candidate.

Other key attributes include an ability to handle extensive travel, strong mediation and consensus-building skills, and an entrepreneurial spirit and ability to recognize and seize opportunities for growth. The President and CEO must also be able to make effective decisions that are future-focused and data-based, and to work cross-culturally with a diverse body of members, constituents, and business partners.

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To submit a resume and cover letter, or to find further details regarding specific requirements (academic, professional and other qualifications), desired attributes and other factors important to qualification for this position, contact Richard Green or Jim Zaniello at Vetted Solutions, or call the firm at + +1 202 544 4749.





President,
Tag and Label Manufacturers Institute, Inc.

The Tag and Label Manufacturers Institute (TLMI) traces its origins to the 1930s, when leaders in the tag industry came together to form an association to work with the federal government in the national effort to deal with the Great Depression. From that simple beginning, TLMI has grown to become the premier association for the label and packaging printing industry. Chairman Dan Muenzer and Chairman Elect Craig Moreland today lead a widely respected organization serving a North American tag and label industry valued at more than $12 Billion, with association members in the United States, Canada and Mexico.

TLMI seeks candidates for the position of President. The President will be expected to direct a team of four staff, manage a budget of over $1.7 million, and lead an efficient, financially sound trade association that is continuously responsive to the diverse needs of an expanding membership. In addition, the President must be a charismatic, dynamic and visible leader, capable of working closely with the TLMI Board and other senior executives to provide the innovative thinking, strategic insights and organizational energy needed to expand recognition of and appreciation for the organization among the industry and the many external audiences important to its future.

The President must be a proven organizational manager with a clear track record of operational expertise and success in a complex, fast-paced membership and service environment. He or she must possess the full complement of managerial and administrative skills normally associated with the presidency of large, vibrant organization, including all aspects of finance, budgeting and planning. Effective event management, as well as the continuous cultivation of positive relationships with current and potential new members, are important areas of focus for the President. He or she also must have the outgoing personality and temperament critical to serving as the public face of TLMI among many diverse audiences, and the requisite communication proficiency and highly developed interpersonal skills critical to that role. The President must have the high-energy persona needed to embrace an aggressive outreach effort among TLMI members, prospective members, the business community, policymakers, regulatory bodies, media and numerous other stakeholders and constituencies common to a diverse, far-reaching organization. Concurrently, he or she also must be an effective coach and mentor, capable of helping identify and develop organizational leadership talent, and building a consistently high-performing executive team and staff.

The ideal candidate will have a minimum of a bachelor’s degree in an area deemed relevant to TLMI’s operations and interests. Leadership experience with a trade association of similar size and scope to TLMI is preferred. Personal and professional integrity is a non-negotiable requirement for any successful candidate.

Other key attributes will include exceptional organizational skills, and the ability to manage time effectively through personal focus, effective prioritization and, when appropriate delegation; superior written and verbal skills, manifested in proven ability to articulate concepts, thoughts and objectives clearly and persuasively to diverse audiences; a goal-oriented, results-based management approach ; a creative, innovative mindset and problem-solving mentality, and the associated commitment to continuous learning and willingness to embrace new ideas and approaches; a collaborative nature, and the ability to inspire and align others behind common goals and shared achievement. The ability to identify opportunities and manage risks also is highly important, as is an understanding and appreciation for the potential value of new technology to effective association management and member service.

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Executive Director,
Foundation for Financial Planning

The Foundation for Financial Planning is a rapidly expanding nonprofit organization devoted to supporting pro bono financial planning to the underserved, primarily by providing grants to connect those in need with those willing to provide financial planning.

The Foundation for Financial Planning was launched, in 1981. Over the years, and with the help of over 13,000 financial services volunteers, the Foundation has supported pro bono financial planning to more than 350,000 people and has provided over $5.7 million in grants to local community based organizations that work with the underserved, which includes active military, veterans, domestic abuse survivors, first time homeowners and many others.

The Foundation has built a $20 million endowment and is pleased to announce a 5-year, $5 million goal to increase the endowment to $25 million. A $25 million endowment will allow the Foundation to provide up to $1 million a year in grants annually to nonprofit organizations, which will expand pro bono financial planning to the underserved.

This is an exciting opportunity for a talented executive with a passion for, and track record of significantly increasing an organizations fundraising activities. Though FFP continues to enjoy strong support, it has the opportunity to expand its program delivery and as such is embarking on a significant campaign to grow its funding base.

The incoming Executive Director of the FFP will serve as the chief executive officer, managing the Foundation’s day-to-day operations, reporting directly to the Board of Trustees, serving as a professional advisor to the Board, making policy recommendations and implementing all policies the Board adopts. He or she will guide the organization by developing positive working relationships with volunteer leaders to advance the FFP’s mission needs in an acceptable and timely manner.

A bachelor’s degree is required; a master’s or other advanced degree is preferred. A minimum of seven years of related experience in a senior management position is required. Experience as an ED, CEO, COO or other senior leadership position in an organization, either not- for-profit or for-profit, with direct management responsibility for a budget and staff of similar scope and size to the FFP.

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Interested candidates should send their cover letter and resume to the executive search firm. The search is being conducted by Vetted Solutions, 888 16th Street NW, Suite 800, Washington DC 20006. Jim Zaniello may be reached at jim.zaniello@vettedsolutions.com or Evelyn Savage at evelyn.savage@vettedsolutions.com.





Chief Operating Officer,
American Society of Interior Designers

The American Society of Interior Designers (ASID), located in Washington, DC, is the oldest, largest, and leading professional organization for interior designers, founded in 1975. It currently has an annual budget of $8.5 million, 25,000 members and 35 staff. ASID sees itself as “the core of the design community”, a community of people, designers, industry representatives, educators, and students who are committed to interior design. ASID’s mission is to advance the interior design profession through education, knowledge sharing, advocacy, community building, and outreach. In the process, ASID and its members demonstrate and celebrate the power of design to change positively people’s lives.

The American Society of Interior Designers is seeking a Chief Operating Officer, who is capable of effectively partnering with a CEO and has an understanding of the importance of trust in this relationship. The Chief Operating Officer must have proven leadership and management skills as well as experience motivating a highly effective team. The candidate must also show ability to anticipate and articulate future trends, events, and direction and be able to recommend actions to enhance the success of the organization. The candidate must be a strategic thinker with excellent planning skills and have an understanding of how technology is transforming service delivery.

The successful candidate will have a minimum of 10 years experience in association management with a demonstrated ability to select staff with the right talent and competencies for the positions they are filling and an ability to coach, motivate and retain staff in a collaborative, high performance work environment. A bachelor’s degree is required; an MBA preferred.

The ideal candidate will possess a wide range of traits, work habits and social skills necessary to work effectively within the association environment. The candidate will have both personal and professional integrity as well as strong communication skills.

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To submit a resume and cover letter, or to find further details regarding specific requirements (academic, professional and other qualifications), desired attributes and other factors important to qualification for this position, contact Vetted Solutions at +1 202 544 4749.





Managing Director, Learning,
The American Industrial Hygiene Association

Since its founding in 1939, The American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA) has become the premier professional organization for 10,000 occupational and environmental health and safety professionals representing a cross-section of industry, private business and labor. AIHA provides resources, educational opportunities and advocacy for the industrial hygiene community, all focused on advancing its capabilities and performance, defending its policy interests and raising public awareness and appreciation for the contributions of its members to workplace safety and environmental protection.

AIHA seeks a Managing Director of Learning to guide and direct a comprehensive learning function capable of meeting the continuously evolving needs of the industrial hygiene community and related customers. The MDL will be expected to be a highly effective functional administrator and manager — and an effective strategist capable of providing a steady stream of the diverse learning resources meeting the needs of an increasingly large and diverse membership operating in a highly health and safety-conscious business atmosphere and a demanding regulatory environment. The MDL will oversee a staff of four direct reports (as well as an additional part-time report), manage a multi-million-dollar budget and report to the newly created position of Chief Operating Officer.

The MDL will have direct responsibility for overseeing all AIHA educational efforts, covering the full range of professional disciplines and accommodating the different career stages of its members. He or she will work with members and other AIHA colleagues to anticipate the evolving learning needs of the industrial hygiene community and develop the appropriate tools, programs, events and other activities. The MDL will oversee the Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH) program, face-to-face conferences, seminars and symposia, as well as digital, mobile and online events and programs – and assure that all are built upon a financially sound and sustainable business model. The MDL will represent AIHA with members and in dealings with diverse vendors, suppliers and other external audiences important to the function and to AIHA overall. He or she will be expected to lead by example, helping create the continuous learning atmosphere critical to AIHA’s value to its membership. In this leadership position, he or she also will be called upon to work with other members of the executive management team to provide the mentorship and coaching needed to develop the full potential of all members of the AIHA team.

The ideal candidate will demonstrate a clear track record of successfully creating a dynamic learning environment in a complex organization. He or she will possess a master’s degree in adult education or professional development, or a history of corresponding exceptional performance in a comparable role. A minimum of 15 years of experience in a complex association environment is required (at least five years in a senior role), as is experience working within a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) organization. Proven success as an administrator, manager, mentor and coach is highly important.

In addition to these requisite skills and experience, the MDL must have personal attributes and qualities consistent with AIHA’s culture and values. Above all, he or she must be driven by a spirit of innate curiosity and desire to learn, and a willingness to embrace new technology, ideas, concepts and perspectives. The ideal candidate will be: a strategic and conceptual thinker, capable of helping lead AIHA to its critical objectives and ideals; a proven leader, capable of inspiring, aligning and guiding others to fulfill shared goals, and equally capable of building effective positive relationships with diverse groups and individuals internally and externally. He or she will display a genuine concern for and interest in helping others in the learning process, with a strong service mentality. Well-developed communication skills, both written and verbal, are highly important.

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To submit a resume and cover letter, or to find further details regarding specific requirements (academic, professional and other qualifications), desired attributes and other factors important to qualification for this position, contact Judy Walker at VettedSolutions, or call the firm at +1 202 544 4749.





Director of Training,
The American Society of Hematology

The American Society of Hematology (ASH), head quartered in Washington, D.C., is the largest professional society serving clinicians and scientists devoted to the study of blood diseases. With more than 15,000 members in nearly 100 countries worldwide, ASH furthers the understanding, diagnosis, treatment and prevention of hematological disorders by providing and promoting research, clinical care, education, training and advocacy focused on the eradication of blood diseases.

ASH seeks a Director of Training (DT) to provide the strategic vision, functional expertise and leadership needed to maintain and enhance its extensive training activities. The DT must be a consummate training professional, capable of crafting and implementing comprehensive training policies and programs; at the same time, he or she must possess the solid business fundamentals required for effective planning, budgeting and administration.

The DT first and foremost must maintain and where possible enhance the quality of all ASH training activities, both in their design and execution. The DT also will be called upon to contribute significantly to ASH’s efforts to expand recruitment and retention of hematologists, and to enhance the assistance provided to members in their on-going certification activities. By doing so, he or she will be an important contributor to ASH’s continued global growth, the fulfillment of its mission and the expansion of the organization’s value to the hematology community. The position reports to the Senior Director of Education, Training and Quality Improvement Programs at ASH headquarters in Washington, D.C.

The successful candidate will have a minimum of 10 years in education, professional development and/or training activities, with a demonstrated track record of success as a manager and functional leader, notably in planning, administration, budgeting and finance. Experience with a professional society (preferably in health care or science) and success in the development of new products and services are major advantages. An advanced degree is strongly preferred.

The ideal candidate also will display several key personal attributes, including a strong goal-orientation, with a clear capacity to set priorities, strong organizational skills, a team-based approach and spirit of collective achievement, and a capacity to define ambitious yet attainable objectives. Exceptional verbal, written and listening communication skills are required, as are the interpersonal skills, sound judgment and natural leadership skills. An effective DT will be able to articulate ideas and a clear point of view effectively and persuasively to diverse audiences internally and externally, motivating and aligning others in pursuit of shared objectives consistent with ASH’s strategic goals.

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To submit a resume and cover letter, or to find further details regarding specific requirements (academic, professional and other qualifications), desired attributes and other factors important to qualification for this position, contact Vetted Solutions at +1 202 544 4749.





Vice President, Sustainability & Industry Affairs,
The Vinyl Institute

Since its founding in 1982, the Vinyl Institute (VI) – headquartered in Washington, DC - has grown to become the preeminent trade association for the vinyl industry, representing manufacturers of vinyl, vinyl chloride monomers, vinyl additives and modifiers and vinyl packaging materials. VI works to advance the business opportunities and interests of the industry, primarily through representation and advocacy with policy-makers and influencers at a national, state and local level. VI is the authoritative source of information related to the industry and its substantial contributions to our economy and our modern lifestyle. Increasingly, VI is taking a lead role in crafting the industry’s response to growing interest among customers, policy-makers and others on matters related to the environment and sustainability.

VI seeks a Vice President, Sustainability & Industry Affairs, to provide the strategic and operational leadership needed to guide its approach to this critical issue, while concurrently driving the greater recognition and appreciation for the industry among all audiences that will expand business opportunities and enhance the policy environment for VI members.

The VP, Sustainability & Industry Affairs will work closely with the VI president and the entire VI leadership team to develop and implement programs, activities and events contributing to the achievement of VI’s strategic goals. In this role, he or she will be expected to provide insightful strategic direction for VI’s efforts to build markets for members through expanded acceptance and use of vinyl and vinyl products, as well as direct, constructive engagement with a wide range of individuals and organizations who currently or potentially can advance member interests. The VP, Sustainability & Industry Affairs also will be called upon to provide the practical expertise needed to create a full complement of the communication and marketing tools needed to promote greater market understanding of the industry value offering.

At the same time, the VP, Sustainability & Industry Affairs must be an effective, credible representative of the industry’s commitment and multi-faceted role as a responsible contributor to achievement of societal environmental goals. He or she must lead the organization’s efforts to define and articulate a compelling story establishing the industry’s role in – and contributions to – sustainability. He or she also must take a leading role in delivering that story to the expanding array of audiences important to members’ best interests, and motivating and enabling members and other influential individuals and organizations to do the same. The VP, Sustainability & Industry Affairs will be the VI’s primary representative on sustainability with a variety of key companies, organizations and interest groups, and its chief point of contact on sustainability.

The ideal candidate for the position will have at least a bachelor’s degree in an academic discipline clearly linked to VI’s activities and interests, such as Environmental Science, Business Administration, Public Administration, Environmental Management, Sustainability, Architecture, Urban Planning, Environmental Engineering or a comparable field. A minimum of 10 years experience (including demonstrable managerial success) in an Environmental, Health & Safety function, or other role demonstrating mastery of an environmental or sustainability function and its issues, also is required. Demonstrated knowledge of environmental technologies, environmental legal and regulatory requirements, and the key issues surrounding sustainability among policy-makers, industry customers and the general public is highly important.

In addition, he or she must possess a unique mix of the attributes and personal qualities critical to success in this position. He or she must be: a disciplined, organized individual capable of setting and achieving ambitious goals; an effective administrator, with planning, budgeting and financial management capabilities; and an effective leader, capable of articulating a clear point of view and winning over others. He or she must be adaptable and flexible, with the capacity to think and act creatively in response to emerging situations and opportunities to develop effective programs, activities and initiatives advancing VI’s strategic goals. Written and verbal communication skills must be highly developed; the ability to interact constructively with superiors, peers, subordinates and diverse external audiences is essential, demanding tact, sound judgment, political sensitivity and a personal charm driven by professional excellence and personal integrity.

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To submit a resume and cover letter, or to find further details regarding specific requirements (academic, professional and other qualifications), desired attributes and other factors important to qualification for this position, contact Vetted Solutions at +1 202 544 4749.





Director, Marketing and Communications,
Auto Care Association

The Auto Care Association (AutoCare) represents the half-million large and small businesses across the nation providing the parts, products, repair and other services demanded by vehicle owners and operators. With a membership size of over 2,000 companies representing approximately 150,000 independent businesses in the industry, AutoCare employs more than 4 million people, with a budget of $16 million. AutoCare provides an extensive array of educational programs and activities, promotional events, networking opportunities, advocacy and communication services designed to drive innovation, build opportunities, enhance business performance and advance the broader interests of one of the cornerstone industries of the entire U.S. economy.

AutoCare seeks a Director of Marketing and Communication capable of playing a leading role in furthering the organization’s ability to meet this important responsibility. The Director must be a proven expert in the use of modern communication technologies and techniques in pursuit of organizational goals. He or she must be an individual with proven competence in all forms of traditional marketing and communications, with the ability to efficiently and effectively manage a complex MarComm program. The individual must have a proven awareness of emerging MarComm technologies, but equally important must be a driven, energetic and creative individual possessing a clear passion for on-line and electronic communications as a critical contributor to organizational success. The position calls for an exceptionally competent MarComm professional – but one who is also a strategic thinker with a bias for aggressive action.

The Director, Marketing and Communications will be responsible for execution of the complete integrated marketing and communication strategy for the association. He/she will lead the team to implement tactical marketing strategies and creative campaigns that meet the overall goals and objectives of the association. The Director must have prior campaign experience in an association/non-profit environment creatively using a variety of communication media to efficiently and effectively achieve brand consistency and elevation, positive metrics and measurable value for the association to all stakeholders, especially membership. The Director must be knowledgeable of all aspects of communication channels and how they work, and how to best leverage each of them for maximum, consistent impact to achieve the goals of the organization. This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced and creative communications professional with a collaborative leadership style and a passion for problem solving and delivering results. The Director will also support AutoCare’s various programmatic activities, including market intelligence gathering and assessment, professional development, event promotion and management, lobbying and advocacy.

The ideal candidate will have a bachelor’s degree in English, marketing, communications, public relations, advertising or a related field, plus a history of increasingly responsible and demanding roles in organizational marketing and communications. Proven abilities in project management as an accomplished implementer and leader with proven track record in personnel administration are critical. The ability to develop creative strategies, champion projects and drive projects to completion, experience as an effective editor with expertise in the application of AP style, and knowledge of diverse communication-related software programs are equally important. Knowledge of graphic design and desktop publishing, effective use of social media platforms and understanding of postal regulations and requirements are desired.

Beyond these experiential criteria, the ideal candidate also will display a number of defining characteristics. He or she must be goal-oriented and energetic, as well as innovative. Strong communication skills and the ability to interact constructively with superiors, peers, subordinates, members and other external audiences is critical. The ability to establish priorities and adapt to changing demands or circumstances is highly valuable, as is an ability to motivate, coach and mentor others to achieve ambitious goals and to grow professionally.

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Vice President, Communications and Marketing,
American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine

The American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine (AACOM), located in Chevy Chase, MD, represents the administration, faculty and students of osteopathic medical schools across the United States, serving as both a provider of highly valued support and services, and a respected and articulate voice for its members with public officials and a host of other of important external audiences. AACOM seeks an exceptional professional to protect and enhance the AACOM brand in the role of Vice President, Communications and Marketing (VPCM).

The AACOM brand has become synonymous with leadership in all aspects of osteopathic medical education by promoting excellence in medical education, research and service. Equally important, AACOM is recognized for its highly effective efforts to promote greater recognition of and appreciation for the critical role played by osteopathic medical schools in providing innovative, high quality osteopathic services important to our modern quality of life.

As a member of the senior AACOM leadership team, the VPCM will lead all organizational activities essential to maintaining and extending this reputation with every important audience. The VPMC will act as a principal brand strategist for AACOM and provide effective day-to-day guidance for traditional organizational communication and marketing activities. In this role, he or she also will be a primary ambassador for AACOM with important and influential individuals and organizations, building positive relationships beneficial to its activities and interests. The VPCM will be responsible for crisis management, media relations, grant writing, speechwriting, web presence and direction of all activities in print, digital and social media. Concurrently, the VPCM will be called upon to interact and communicate effectively with all AACOM colleagues, as well as members, vendors and partners, and other key external audiences.

The ideal candidate for this position will possess a minimum of a bachelor’s degree (and preferably a master’s degree) in communications, public relations, English or journalism, along with 7-10 years of demonstrated excellence in a field such as organizational communications, media relations or public affairs. Direct experience in increasingly responsible positions within health and medicine (and/or education) is a major plus, as is extensive experience with staff management and development.

The VPCM must have the personality and presence needed to represent AACOM effectively at all times and in all circumstances with the diverse audiences important to its success. The ideal candidate will possess exceptional written and verbal skills, and the well developed interpersonal skills needed to connect smoothly with peers, colleagues and all others. Creativity and problem-solving skills are very important, as is the ability to balance multiple responsibilities through effective prioritization, delegation and adaptation. Mastery of all emerging communication technology and functional best practices is absolutely essential.

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Interested candidates should send their cover letter and resume to the executive search firm. The search is being conducted by Vetted Solutions, 888 16th Street NW, Suite 800, Washington DC 20006. Jim Zaniello may be reached at +1 (202) 544-4749, email at jim.zaniello@vettedsolutions.com, or call Jude Rosenberg at +1 (646) 342-1741.





Director of Meetings,
American Geophysical Union

The American Geophysical Union (AGU) located in Washington, D.C. is a pre-eminent scientific organization devoted to advancing widespread public understanding of the Earth and the power of science to ensure a sustainable future. AGU seeks an energetic, forward-looking individual to lead its front-line efforts in this important work, providing the strategic vision, leadership and practical administration of a robust portfolio of meetings and related activities, in the post of Director of Meetings (DM).

AGU began in 1919 as an affiliate of the National Research Council, before independently incorporating in 1972. Today, AGU has more than 62,000 members worldwide, with an extensive history of events and activities promoting broader understanding of geophysics. AGU remains a driving force behind rising public awareness of the importance of earth sciences in preserving and protecting our natural resources. The DM will play a highly important role in continuing this work and guiding its evolution in response to evolving public awareness of and interest in geophysics, as well as the increasingly complex mix of technology and communication systems essential to reaching a larger, more diverse world audience.

The DM will serve as both a strategist and practitioner in AGU’s on-going program of meetings and related activities. He or she will be called upon to work collaboratively with key senior AGU leaders in crafting an effective meeting portfolio consistent with overall AGU goals and objectives, and to maintain the positive relationships with members, providers and others important to effective meeting administration. In this role, the DM will partner with organizational colleagues to promote expanded opportunities for AGU to engage with others, as well as to develop effective partnerships with other organizations advancing AGU’s objectives and interests.

The ideal candidate for the position will at a minimum possess a bachelor’s degree and more than 10 years of experience in the planning and conduct of successful meetings and events; a master’s degree and eight or more years of comparable experience are preferred. Certification as a CMP, ideally coupled with a scientific background, is preferred. Proven mastery of the meeting planning process in face-to-face, virtual and on-demand formats is essential, as is knowledge of emerging communication technologies and best practices.

To be successful, the DM must have strong organizational and administrative skills, as well as the problem-solving skills and goal orientation characteristic of effective leaders. He or she will possess excellent communication skills, especially the verbal proficiency needed to articulate strategic goals and tactical objectives with colleagues, members and other audiences. The DM must have the articulateness, interpersonal skills and presence needed to serve effectively as an ambassador for AGU with members, supporters and others important to the organization across diverse backgrounds, cultures and geographies.

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Interested candidates should send their cover letter and resume to the executive search firm. The search is being conducted by Vetted Solutions, 888 16th Street NW, Suite 800, Washington DC 20006. Jim Zaniello may be reached at +1 (202) 544-4749, or jim.zaniello@vettedsolutions.com.





Director of Development,
International Biomedical Research Alliance

The International Biomedical Research Alliance (Alliance) is a unique collaboration among the academic, private sector and financial communities to support an important program for training and developing exceptional leaders in global biomedical research. The Alliance seeks a dynamic, innovative candidate to serve as Director of Development – an individual capable of working effectively with the Board and other Alliance leaders to identify the sources of financial support needed to maintain and expand the association’s diverse activities, and to create the effective strategies needed to build strong, supportive and lasting relationships with them.

The Director of Development, who will preferably be located in the greater Washington, D.C. area, will be a key member of the Alliance leadership team, with major responsibilities critical to the effectiveness and further development of this decade-old organization. The Alliance conducts programs and events and provides financial and other forms of support for the National Institute of Heath’s Oxford-Cambridge Scholars Program and its various activities, the premier global training pathway for potential and emerging biomedical research leaders. The Alliance’s success in helping maintain standards of excellence, promoting innovation and speeding and enriching the learning experience for exceptional scholars is based on a commitment to a collaborative, international approach to biomedical research and a culture of inclusive, shared learning.

The Director of Development will be expected to work closely with the Board of Directors to develop and implement a successful plan for diversifying and expanding the organization’s donor base and its universe of supporters. He or she must identify and develop positive relationships with corporations, foundations, high net-worth individuals and other potential supporters, acting through an effective annual fundraising plan designed to create the robust pipeline of the funds essential to the Alliance’s work. The Director must be capable of creating effective grant proposals, fundraising reports and various other tools important to the conduct and administration of the Alliance’s fundraising efforts. In this role, the Director also will serve as a primary ambassador for the Alliance with a wide range of external audiences currently or potentially important to the association’s success.

The ideal candidate for the position will have a bachelor’s degree and a track record of working effectively with others, especially those in high-level positions within the biomedical academic world, the public policy community, the private sector, the financial community, and the charitable world. Success in fundraising is an important asset. Demonstrable knowledge of the unique nature of the learning community and biomedical environments would be preferred.

To be successful, the Director should possess strong organizational skills as well as superior capabilities in written and oral communications. He or she must have the interpersonal skills - including the capacity to listen - needed to establish close relationships with diverse audiences and to represent the Alliance effectively and persuasively with an array of potential audiences. The ability to communicate in an effective and timely manner with Directors, members of the Alliance Development Committee and other organizational leaders is key.

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Interested candidates should send their cover letter and resume to the executive search firm. The search is being conducted by Vetted Solutions, 888 16th Street NW, Suite 800, Washington DC 20006. Jim Zaniello may be reached at +1 (202) 544-4749, or jim.zaniello@vettedsolutions.com.





Chief Operating Officer,
American Society for Quality

The American Society for Quality is a global community of people dedicated to quality who share the ideas and tools that make our world work better. ASQ provides the quality community with training, professional certifications and knowledge to a vast network of members of the global quality community. The mission of ASQ is to increase the use and impact of quality in response to the diverse needs of the world. ASQ champions people passionate about quality in more than 150 countries.

ASQ is currently seeking candidates for the position of Chief Operating Officer. This position is responsible for running the day-to-day operations of the organization, along with the Chief Financial Officer, as well as overseeing Business Development/Sales, Strategy, Membership Services, Communications and Programs & Operations. The COO will update internal systems, technical/communications platforms and products to set industry standard. This person will implement the ASQ’s Strategic Plan with input from the CEO and ensure that strong management and leadership is provided for the organization.

The organization’s new COO will have experience driving the transformation and growth of another large association along with a solid understanding of association or nonprofit principles. The candidate will need to be a strong team player with superior team-building, team-management and team-empowering skills. He/she will also have a solid background in sales or business development and be a big picture strategic thinker in order to put innovative ideas in motion within the organization. This person will have exceptional tactical and forward-thinking skills to assist the organization with its strategic vision. The candidate will have a strong financial acumen and be able to balance the commercial aspect of managing a business and the diplomacy needed to manage ASQ’s volunteer base.

The successful candidate will possess a bachelor’s degree. A master’s degree is preferred (MBA, MPA, Masters in Nonprofit Management). He/she will also have proven leadership and relationship building skills, close attention to detail and an understanding of key financial indicators for the industry. CAE designation is also a plus.

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Interested candidates should send their cover letter and resume to the executive search firm. The search is being conducted by Vetted Solutions, 888 16th Street NW, Suite 800, Washington DC 20006. Jim Zaniello may be reached at +1 (202) 544-4749, jim.zaniello@vettedsolutions.com.





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