Furst Group is proud to partner with the American Association for Respiratory Care to present this Executive Director opportunity.
The Executive Director is the chief executive of the AARC and reports to the Board of Directors, working closely with the Board President. A key focus of this role is strategic planning and identification of tactical plans providing linkage and actualization of strategic goals.
AARC was founded in 1947 for the purpose of organizing a new allied health profession, which is now commonly referred to as respiratory therapists. It is the world’s foremost professional association promoting respiratory therapists. Its membership of 40,000 is comprised of individual members, both foreign and domestic, and the operating budget is more than $10 million per year. Governed by its member-elected officers and directors, AARC has 40-plus employees whose duties and responsibilities range from member fulfillment and publishing to post pedagogical education. The AARC is headquartered in the Dallas metro area of Irving, Texas.
Experience and Qualifications:
Master’s degree in related area (MBA, MHA, MPA, or equivalent preferred).
Certified Association Executive credential preferred.
A minimum of 10 years of relevant experience in association management as COO or CEO (CEO experience preferred).
Critical and strategic thinking skills in order to anticipate and address problems before they occur, as well as employ continuing quality improvement.
Diplomacy skills are essential in dealing with a wide range of persons with even wider backgrounds and levels of sophistication.
Familiarity with the United States healthcare system, with a preference for those with knowledge of the pulmonary/respiratory space within the system.
Understanding foreign health systems and their components.
Empathy for persons with pulmonary diseases, respiratory therapists, physicians, and other healthcare professionals. Experience as a respiratory therapist preferred.
Passion for the welfare of the patients AARC members serve.
Extensive experience in presenting to members, legislators, corporate customers, plus both corporate and strategic partners. Experience running an international educational meeting with over 3,000 attendees as well as smaller conferences preferred.
Experience with all media platforms, especially applicable to member databases, financial planning/reports, and distance learning.
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