The Massachusetts Dental Society (MDS) is seeking candidates for the position of Executive Director (ED), to begin employment on or before July 1, 2020 upon the retirement of the current Executive Director.
Reporting to the Board of Trustees, the ED is the full-time chief executive officer of the Society, responsible for overall leadership and management of the MDS and its affiliated entities pursuant to the Society Bylaws and the MDS Strategic Plan. The ED serves as the spokesperson for the MDS and is expected to maintain strategic relationships at the national, state, and local level including working with the American Dental Association and other state and local constituent Societies.
Primary Responsibilities include:
Providing strategic and collaborative leadership for the Society and its Affiliates
Maintaining an effective relationship with the Board of Trustees
Providing vision and strategic leadership directly and through subordinate management to manage the activities of the staff
Implementing strategies for advocating on behalf of members and the oral health community with elected and appointed government officials
Ensuring the Society’s finances are properly and effectively managed
Ensuring the Society is structured to maximize its ability to deliver its services
The Executive Director’s office will be located at the Society office. Travel within the state and nationally is expected.
The MDS maintains an executive compensation and benefits package competitive with comparable membership organizations. Starting compensation will be based on the qualifications of the successful candidate.
Successful candidates must have demonstrated success in overall management of a membership organization (preferably in the health care field) with 25 or more employees and a budget of more than $3 million, or management of significant operational functions of comparable scope at a larger membership organization. Candidates should have knowledge, skills, and experience consistent with and equivalent to completion of a graduate degree program and Certified Association Executive (CAE) credentials.
Copies of the job description for the position are available. Candidates may submit their resumes, as well as materials and documentation addressing how their particular qualifications are relevant to the programs and services of the Society, for consideration by August 1, 2019, to firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Massachusetts Dental Society
The Massachusetts Dental Society is a non-profit membership organization representing the interests of its more than 5,000 member dentists and advocating for oral health issues and concerns in the state and nationwide. The MDS is a state constituent society of the American Dental Association and supports the activities of fourteen local District Dental Societies in Massachusetts. The Society has a staff of 41 dedicated association professionals and a budget of approximately $10 million. In addition to providing a broad range of member services, the Society produces the annual Yankee Dental Congress, a conference and continuing education event serving the New England region. The Society is headquartered in Southborough, MA, about 30 miles west of Boston. Additional information about the Society, its programs, and services can be found at massdental.org.