The American Physiological Society (APS) is searching for a Director of Society Governance & leadership who will work across the organization and serves as a vital communications link with and among the officers, executive director, Council, key committees and staff. The Director will oversee the development and delivery of governance standards and services; member leader onboarding and training; manage day-to-day governance operations; and work directly with the key leaders of the organization to improve efficiency and impact.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Provide overall staff management for the APS council and ensure all areas of APS governance are executed with the highest level of professionalism and Direct all Council operations, including meetings, reporting, and appointments.
Serve as strategic advisor to the executive director, division chiefs and elected leadership on society governance policy, emergent issues and policy
Ensure that committees, sections and staff are informed of all relevant Council actions and address member and staff questions regarding official actions of the
In conjunction with the executive director, establish agendas and facilitates the smooth operation of three Council meetings per
Ensure that the APS bylaws and operations manual are up-to-date and reflect best practices in association governance and regulatory
Represent APS at meetings of allied organizations and other entities and serve as principal staff liaison to the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB).
Work across the society to ensure that politically sensitive issues are surfaced to executives and that Leadership has the proper advice and resources needed to effectively discharge their fiduciary
Serve as a member of the senior staff, working with the executive director and division chiefs to ensure excellence in execution in all areas of the
Conduct research on association best practices, actions, policies, and positions as required to enhance effective
Establish and cultivate professional relationships with Council officers and members to support fiscal responsibility and further professional and effective decision-making.
Provides a comprehensive orientation for new and current Council members on fiduciary responsibility, effective and responsible Council behavior and APS structure and
Maintain strict confidentiality on all appropriate legal and strategic
Oversee the organization of an annual leadership
Manage and serve as staff liaison to the Nominating Committee and Committee on Committees, and executive liaison to the Section Advisory
Develop educational and orientation materials for Council and committee members and conduct annual orientations for new members and
Work with the executive director to plan and execute new strategic planning processes, and monitor and report on progress of existing strategic
Manage the activities of the officers and executive director at the annual meeting of the
Perform all other job-related duties as required or assigned by the executive
TRAVEL:Approximately 10-15 days per year
Four-year college degree. Certified Association Executive (CAE) credential
Minimum of eight years of experience working in an executive
Experience working with an association, preferably a scientific
Expertise in association governance
Experience working with volunteers and executive boards.
PERSONAL QUALITIES AND EXPERTISE
High integrity, guided by a strong ethical code and credibility with leaders, members, vendors and staff.
Absolute Maintains confidentiality of discussions held at the Council and executive level and in all business interactions.
Proven project management skills with evidence of progressively increasing level of responsibility and authority.
Strong organizational, interpersonal skills and member service mentality and delivery, ability to think proactively and creatively along with a flexible
Exceptional oral and written communication; attention to detail necessary for success; strong proofreading
Above average skill with the Microsoft Office suite of
Must excel in a fast-paced, team-oriented
About The American Physiological Society (APS)
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