The Association of Rheumatology Health Professionals (ARHP) is division of American College of Rheumatology (ACR). ARHP serves non-physician health care professionals specializing in rheumatology such as advanced practice nurses, nurses, biostatisticians, clinical researchers, clinicians, educators, epidemiologists, occupational therapists, office staff, pharmacists, physical therapists, physician assistants, practice managers, psychologists, research coordinators’, social workers, and students.
AMERICAN COLLEGE OF RHEUMATOLOGY
JOB TITLE: Executive Director, Association of Rheumatology Health Professionals
POSITION #: 21
DEPARTMENT: Association of Rheumatology Health Professionals (ARHP), a Division of the American College of Rheumatology (ACR)
DIRECT SUPERVISOR: Executive Vice President, American College of Rheumatology
SUPERVISORY POSITION: Yes
Position Description Summary
Reporting to the Executive Vice President, ACR, the Executive Director is the senior position responsible for overseeing the development and advancement of ARHP. As the liaison to ARHP’s Executive Committee (EC) this position is responsible for assisting the ARHP Executive Committee in fulfilling the mission and vision of the organization along with setting and achieving ongoing and future strategic plans
This position is responsible for the fiscal management and growth of ARHP’s three primary revenue streams: ARHP membership, the ARHP Online Rheumatology Education Portfolio, and the Arthritis Care & Research scientific journal.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Administration & Governance
Coordinate the business affairs on behalf of the ARHP Executive Committee.
Work with the ARHP Executive Committee to fulfill the mission and goals of the ARHP in accordance with the policies and strategic plan of the American College of Rheumatology.
Work with ARHP president, officers, and senior staff to plan the agendas for Executive Committee meetings (in-person and teleconferences) and attend all meetings.
Assist officers with preparation and planning for all meetings (Board and Executive Committee) of the ARHP, ACR and Rheumatology Research Foundation (RRF).
Supports ARHP officers by providing data, analytics, reports etc. in a timely manner in order to facilitate decision making and interactions with other organizational leaders, membership and the public at large.
Attend all ACR Board of Directors Meetings and, as agenda necessitates, attend ACR Executive Committee and RRF Board of Directors as a representative of the ARHP.
Work with senior leaders and staff to prepare relevant background materials and presentations as needed.
Lead ARHP officers and designated task force members (volunteer and staff) in the ACR strategic planning exercises every 3-5 years to set organizational goals and define strategies to achieve desirable outcomes.
Represent the ARHP at both domestic and international meetings with collaborators such as Rheumatology Nurses Society (RNS), National Organization of Rheumatology Managers (NORM), European League Against Rheumatism Health Professionals (EULAR HP), etc.
Formulate and recommend to the ARHP EC modifications to existing policy and formulations of new policy that will further the attainment of the objectives of ARHP.
Assist volunteer leadership in the formulation of annual goals and effective long-range planning strategies for the ARHP, including but not limited to:
evaluating current activities, including online programs and membership development goals
setting priorities and measuring progress in a transparent reportable way
translating goals into specific objectives for committees, sub-committees, and task forces of the ARHP
Provide guidance, consultation, and support to committees, subcommittees, and task forces to successfully initiate, implement, and complete projects:
Two standing Committees: Practice, Membership and Nominations
Two Subcommittees: Research, eLearning
Task Forces convened as needed
Provide oversight for policy and administrative activities, including budget, of Arthritis Care & Research, an official journal of the ACR.
Provide an annual report to the Editor, Editorial Board, ARHP Executive Committee, and the Executive Vice President regarding finances and other administrative activities.
Provide oversight for policy and administrative activities, including budget, for the ARHP Online Rheumatology Education Portfolio which includes the Advanced Rheumatology Course, Fundamentals of Rheumatology, and Rheumatology eBytes.
Oversee the ARHP staff and administration of all ARHP activities and programs, including fiscal oversight of the ARHP budget and planning including income and expenses.
Coordinate all project development for the ARHP to conform to the planning and budgeting schedule of the ACR and integrate with organizational capacity of the ACR (i.e., accounting, information systems, etc.).
Supervise preparation, production and retention of all enduring materials of the Association. Assist volunteer editors with editorial board development, subscription, marketing, and other budgetary, administrative, or policy decisions for enduring materials (e.g., online education).
Work collaboratively with all departments of ACR and Rheumatology Research Foundation to ensure transparency and cohesion as they carry out the mission and vision of the organization(s).
Supervise ARHP staff activities, promote ARHP staff development, and provide annual and as-needed ARHP staff evaluations.
Oversee handling of services and benefits for Association membership.
Ensure evaluation of both member benefits and educational relevancy of all programs of the ARHP.
Develop and provide oversight for membership recruitment and retention initiatives and programs including marketing and messaging for targeted membership growth.
Ensure that appropriate metrics are being utilized to track membership changes
Ensure cohesion between member programs, products, services, and benefits with all organizational policies, procedures, and functions.
Champion efforts to promote member interest and participation in ARHP public relations communication vehicles of the ARHP and ACR/RRF communications vehicles (e.g., email blasts, online newsletters, web site, The Rheumatologist, and other venues, as appropriate).
Engage and collaborate with ACR membership team for cross promotion to both ACR and ARHP membership.
Bachelor’s degree (Master’s Business Administration preferred).
Five to seven years of Association/Society experience.
Certification as an Association Executive (CAE).
Superior organizational skills and history of developing systems and procedures
Excellent oral and written communication skills and editing.
Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to motivate and work effectively with volunteer rheumatology professionals in addition to staff.
Creative problem-solving skills, able to bring about consensus.
Excellent and persuasive communicator, capable of gaining the confidence and respect of senior leadership, membership and other internal and external stakeholders.
Experienced and comfortable serving as an advisor to senior staff and volunteer leadership.
Demonstrated expertise in:
Association membership promotion and maintenance
Strategic marketing and communications
Web and online communications
Emerging technologies for education platforms, web and mobile including the user experience
Short- and long-range planning
Personnel management, supervision, and development
Strategic leadership and insight
Budget development and financial oversight
Project management and oversight
Expertise in journal publications preferred
Must be available to travel.
The ACR provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws. The ACR complies with applicable state and local laws governing non-discrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities or conducts business
This is not a contract. The description and duties as they relate to this position are subject to change as reasonable business necessity dictates. In the event of such changes, a new job description may be created.
The American College of Rheumatology's mission is advancing rheumatology. The organization is for physicians, health professionals, and scientists that meet the mission through programs of education, research, advocacy and practice support.
The ACR provides professional education for its members through several venues. The Annual Scientific Meeting, held each fall, is the premier scientific m...eeting devoted to the rheumatic diseases. This meeting draws thousands of rheumatologists and arthritis health professionals from around the world. A winter rheumatology symposium, spring clinical meetings, and other topical conferences round out the ACR's educational offerings.