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International Society of Arthroscopy, Knee Surgery & Orthopaedic Sports Medicine
ISAKOS – www.isakos.com
Executive Director/Chief Executive Officer
The International Society of Arthroscopy, Knee Surgery and Orthopaedic Sports Medicine
(ISAKOS) is a 501 (c)(3) international medical organization, founded in 1995 in Hong Kong at the combined meeting of the International Arthroscopy Association and the International Society of the Knee. Today, as a leading international organization in its field, ISAKOS partners with regional and national societies around the world on shared goals and common commitments in support the profession. ISAKOS is growing with more than 3,000 members in 93 countries.
The prestigious ISAKOS Congress is a biennial gathering of 4,000+ leaders from national and regional societies around the world, convening to share research and discuss issues of shared interest. The 2019 Congress will be held in Cancun, Mexico. Among its other educational offerings, ISAKOS offers textbooks and booklets, hands-on training courses, collaborative programs, online education, and international fellowship awards. ISAKOS also recently launched its new peer-reviewed Journal of ISAKOS; Joint Disorders & Orthopaedic Sports Medicine.
Located in lovely San Ramon, California (about 40 miles from San Francisco), ISAKOS has an operating budget of more than $5M and a staff of six employees.
The ideal candidate will have demonstrated leadership as a senior executive in medical organization, with a successful record of having built and directed strategic planning, financial, operational and mission-related activities. The CEO will have the ability to lead a world-class organization; manage a high-performing staff; and generate continued respect for the organization and its many constituents and collaborators. The ED/CEO must understand the dynamics of change and have demonstrated the ability to lead an organization through transition.
Ideal Candidate Requirements include:
- A Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, Health Services Administration, Public Health or similar; Master’s or other advanced degree preferred; CAE desirable.
- Seven to 10 years’ professional work experience in complex organizations, with demonstrated success in leading, planning and organizing operations; CEO-level experience desirable.
- Experience working with physicians as a senior executive in a professional health care or medical association.
- Minimum of two years’ experience working or living in an international setting or as an employee of an international organization; success in dealing with cross-cultural issues. Bi-lingual desirable.
- At least five years’ experience successfully managing and motivating a high-performing staff team, with experience in effective hiring and conducting performance appraisals.
- Experience with major association initiatives, such as: annual meetings, various education modalities, membership recruitment and retention, research grants, and journal publications.
- Proven track record of leading successful and productive collaborations; able to build consensus among diverse groups.
- Understanding of governance and the role of the CEO with the Executive Committee and Board.
- Experience in working with industry and an understanding of what motivates and restricts corporate involvement today.
- Experience applying and leveraging technology and technological innovation for the betterment of an organization.
- Financial management and budgeting expertise; and the initiative to expand membership, enhance existing businesses, foster collaborations. and identify viable new sources of revenue
This search is being conducted by Tuft & Associates. Those interested in applying should email a confidential resume, along with a cover letter outlining specific qualifications related to this Position Profile.
Kathleen R. Henrichs, PhD
Tuft & Associates
Job Title: Grants Manager – Education & Health (Temporary position)
Start date: mid-September 2018
Kenes Group is looking for a highly motivated medical Education Grants Manager - temporary position for maternity leave cover. In this position, you are responsible for the grant application process and you will raise funds from companies/foundations (pharmaceuticals and devices) for conferences and related activities in the areas of health and education.
The Education Grants Manager will be a part of a small, high performing team that has diverse experience in medical education and helping different medical societies, and Kenes departments.
In this position, you will work closely with the Industry Liaison and Sales department and other Kenes team members involved in the scientific programme of medical conferences and other educational activities.
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
- Research, identify and document available and relevant grant opportunities
- Generate and coordinate background information on each conference and online medical education activity in cooperation with the Kenes Industry Liaison & Sales department
- Conduct gap analysis and needs assessment with support of the relevant Kenes departments, faculty and conference committees
- Develop proposal budgets together with the responsible team members
- Review proposals for compliance
- Reconcile approved grant applications
- Build relationships with granting institutions
- Draft all correspondence, agreements and reports, including LOAs (Letters of Agreement), and delivery times, in close cooperation with the relevant Kenes departments
- Offer support in other ad hoc projects as they arise
Job skills, experience and education:
- Bachelor’s degree preferably in the field of Life Sciences
- Strong time-management skills
- Organisational and internet research skills
- Self-motivated, task-oriented and ability to work independently
- Strong English, written and verbal
- Direct, honest communication style
- Ability to work as part of a team
- Project management skills
- Excellent computer skills, including Microsoft Office
- Experience in raising sponsorship and grant funds from pharmaceutical and medical device industry and foundations - preferred
- Experience using attention to detail and problem-solving skills in a fast-paced environment - preferred
Please email your resume to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Title: ISSA International Operations Director
Reports to: Vice President of International Services
Hours: Full-time (40 hours)
This proven leader will provide strategic association management and tactical guidance to help ISSA managers develop their local operations, membership programmes and to carry out benefits. Includes daily operations knowledge as well as planning to increase awareness of ISSA, increase membership retention and engagement and expand member value. This person will be accountable for planning, execution, management and communication at several levels within and outside the association in support of ISSA’s International Strategic Plan. The international region encompasses Europe, Middle East, Africa, Asia-Pacific, Oceania. This person will report to the Vice President of International Services, based in Mainz, Germany.
Duties and Responsibilities:
• International team expert regarding association management, specifically in areas of membership and benefit development • Working closely with local managers in the international department to help them set up systems, processes, resources and plans for success of each office • Facilitating an environment that reflects ISSA positively – every interaction a wonderful experience. • Develops and guides planning and processes for membership recruitment, retention, and services for the various offices in the ISSA international region • Establish and drive business best practices within ISSA’s growing international regions and identify improvement opportunities • Training local managers and their teams regarding necessary association management processes and tactics to successfully carry out their local goals • Understand various member groups, their business structures and needs • Able to connect industry trends/needs with ISSA value/benefits • Actively communicate ISSA benefits at industry events or on a one-to-one basis • Collaborate with other staff and be the International operations expert on cross-functional teams that develop and execute new programs, tools and services • Be a brand steward for the organization
• Association management knowledge/experience • Professional and creative leader • Entrepreneurial and resourceful solution provider • Outstanding organizational, goal-setting, planning skills • Strong attention to detail • Ability to prioritize and handle multiple projects simultaneously • Exhibit flexibility to address new needs as they arise • Ability to process and implement direction quickly, and retain necessary information • Strong written and oral communication skills • Experienced in gathering and analysing data for reporting • Applied knowledge of Microsoft Suite software and member database use; Adobe Creative Suite programs experience a plus.
• Minimum of 3-5 years of association management experience • University degree in business or applicable field • Exhibits successful career progression, with a history of increasing levels of responsibility • Fluent in English with fluency in at least one other language preferred. • Business-to-business association experience is a plus. • Position involves travel within home country as well as to key target countries within the international region as needed.
This position will be required to report to the VP of International, based in Germany, but has the flexibility to work from home. A dedicated workspace with no distractions is required for a home-office environment. A computer, phone and related equipment will be provided. Must be able to meet with the VP of International or other International staff as needed in person or by skype/phone, which can include early mornings or evenings on occasion. Travel within the region to international offices or events is involved.
Two direct reports: European Manager and Oceania Manager. China and South Korean offices will be joint ventures, therefore the leaders of those teams will not be direct reports, but will rely on this position to be their internal operations subject matter expert and mentor.
ISSA is an equal employment opportunity company. ISSA Headquarters: 3300 Dundee Road, Northbrook, IL 60062 US ● 800.225.4772 (North America) ● 847.982.0800 ● issa.com ISSA Europe Office: Anni-Eisler-Lehman Str. 3, 55122 Mainz, De● (0) 6131 686 7820 ● issa.com/emea
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CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
The Role of Chief Executive Officer
Accountability: Accountable to the President, Vice-President and Treasurer of IAPCO
Oversight of the day to day operation of the organisation
The Chief Executive Officer will report to the President, Vice-President and Council. The Chief Executive Officer will have overall accountability for the strategic direction of the organisation in support of its aims, its growth and financial viability and for its representation on the worldwide stage.
The Chief Executive Officer is supported by a small, experienced and valued team responsible for the administrative function of the association, its communications, its membership and the administration of its constitutional affairs.
The Chief Executive Officer will champion the mission of IAPCO on the global stage and develop strategic partnerships with key opinion leaders and organisations across the meetings industry in pursuit of IAPCO’s mission and aims in close collaboration with IAPCO’s President, Vice-President and Treasurer. The Chief Executive Officer will be keen to engage with members and others to understand fully the perception of IAPCO and in pursuit of growth.
While the following schedule of responsibilities has been developed to encompass as much of the role as possible, it is by no means exhaustive and may be adapted to include any additional activities as could be reasonably expected of the leadership role envisaged.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities:
- In consultation with the President and Council, develop and implement the strategic plan for IAPCO, its aims and objectives.
- Manage Council interaction providing recommendations and guidance and creating opportunities that optimise the role of the President and elected Council members in pursuit of the vision and mission of IAPCO.
- Develop thought leadership.
- Engage with the wider, global meetings industry in support of agreed objectives and act as IAPCO’s spokesperson to this end.
- Identify, assess and inform the board of internal and external issues that might impact on the association.
- Oversee the drafting of policies for the approval of the Council and the preparation of procedures that implement the organizational policies such that an annual review of existing policies with recommendations for change are delivered for approval by Council in a timely manner.
Planning and management:
- Develop the operational plan of IAPCO such that its aims and objectives are achieved within agreed timescales.
- Lead the administrative function of IAPCO.
- Develop products and services, particularly those relating to education, standards attainment and certification and ensure their efficient planning, implementation and evaluation.
- Oversee the scheduling, planning and arrangement of Council meetings by IAPCO’s administrative staff such that these are appropriately hosted, with agreed agendas and that subsequent notes and actions are delivered.
- Oversee the co-ordination of the bidding process and host appointment for Annual Meetings is appropriately managed by the administrative staff who will also supervise and assist in the planning and organisation of the Annual Meeting.
- Determine staffing requirements for organisational management and program delivery; recruit, interview and select staff that have the right technical and personal abilities to help further the organization's mission; coach and mentor staff as appropriate to improve performance and disciplining with appropriate techniques.
- Oversee the requirement for an appropriate information technology infrastructure to be in place including regulatory security systems to ensure the necessary operational efficiencies are in place and that confidentiality is maintained in all areas.
- Work closely with the Education Chair to plan and implement the education programme, following the IAPCO’s strategic plan, from an active yet supervisory context.
Communications, community relations and advocacy:
- Oversee the development of an integrated marketing and communications plan in liaison with the membership and communications manager that supports the aims of the
- organisation and ensures the IAPCO brand is at the forefront of standards of service in international professional meetings management.
- Proactively seek out and deliver in person or as is strategically appropriate to do so, speaking opportunities that champion the mission of IAPCO on the worldwide meetings stage.
- Have oversight of regular communications that ensure key stakeholders and others are interested in, know and understand the work of the association.
- Ensure that all media communications solicited by the Chief Executive Officer and reactively responded to, reflect the high standards of the organisation and are also current for today’s marketplace in which members and others do business.
- Establish good working relationships and collaborative arrangements with partners, funders, politicians, and other organizations (including the existing international partnerships with JMIC, PCMA and EIC) to help achieve the goals of the organization.
- Oversee the Association’s Ambassador network activity managed by the Membership and Communications Manager to ensure goals are achieved.
- Undertake extensive networking at industry related events, locally and internationally
- Conduct media interviews as required.
Financial and risk management:
- Develop and oversee a long term financial plan for the organisation in line with agreed objectives and particularly those relating to the development of a commercial strategy, products and services, specifically as regards education and certification in line with core objectives and to maximise growth potential.
- Be accountable for raising and growing our sponsorship revenue stream, working closely with our partners to maximise incomes.
- Guide and agree with Council achievable financial targets.
- Work with the Council to identify and secure existing and potential funding partners and sponsorship relationships.
- Be accountable for the management of IAPCO’s P&L in liaison with the appointed Treasurer.
- Develop and deliver an agreed annual budget.
- Oversee the day to day management of IAPCO’s P&L.
- Ensure IAPCO is appropriately resourced for its proper financial management.
- Oversee the preparation of IAPCO’s annual report and accounts.
- Be accountable for adequate funds being in place such that the Association can fulfil its vision and strategic goals.
- Oversee the delivery of sound book-keeping and accounting procedures are followed and that annual returns, accounts, audits and statutory returns are compiled, completed and submitted as required in order to comply with all legislation.
- Provide comprehensive and regular reports to the Council on revenue, expenditure and budget implication.
The Association is international in nature which requires flexibility in working hours and travel internationally. There is currently no fixed office and accordingly work-from-home flexibility is a requirement.
The Chief Executive Officer is required to travel as the organisation operates globally.
The Chief Executive Officer will usually work in an office environment, but the mission of the organization may sometimes take them to non-standard workplaces. The working week would be a standard forty (40) hour working week, at times spread across evening work and weekends
to accommodate activities such as Council meetings and representing the organisation at public events.
Experiences, qualifications and attributes:
- Transparent and high integrity leader
- Strategic thinker and visionary
- Five or more years’ senior management experience ideally in the Meetings Industry
- Solid, hands-on, budget management skills, including budget preparation, analysis, decision-making and business acumen
- Strong team leadership with an ability to drive progress
- Ability to convey a vision of IAPCO’s strategic future to the Executive Council, its staff team, volunteers, sponsors, stakeholders and media.
- Knowledge of fundraising strategies and sponsor relations unique to non-profit sector
- Skills to collaborate with and motivate council members and other volunteers
- Strong written and oral communication skills in English
- Multicultural ability to interface and engage with diverse volunteer and related groups (multilingual ability would be an asset, but is not a requirement)
- Demonstrable ability to oversee and collaborate with staff
- Strong public speaking ability in English and an ability to engage with media and stakeholders on industry related matters.
The right mix of experience and qualifications will be a strong consideration and the successful applicant will not necessarily possess each and every one of the requirements, but rather the most suitable combinations.
4) Contract Fee, Travel and Governance
This will be a full time fixed-price, long-term self-employed contract with travel paid for.
Remuneration is circa €90,000 - €95,000 per annum
Due to the legal structures of IAPCO, which is domiciled in Switzerland, all appointments need to be contracted positions as opposed to employment positions.
Council and Governance
IAPCO is administered by a Council consisting of at least eight and up to eleven Company Members, among them a President, a Vice-President and a Treasurer. Eight members of the Council are elected by the members at the General Assembly. The elected members can co-opt up to three other members for a period of one year. Council may also invite members of the Association to report on various administrative topics and as such to participate in specific elements of Council meetings.
The work of the Council is to administer the Association, to ensure that the quality standards as set are maintained, to serve the members and to guide IAPCO as the leading authority on professional congress organisation worldwide. Furthermore, the Council is responsible for ensuring that IAPCO fulfils its responsibilities in accordance with the Statutes in a professional manner and in accordance with the laws of the land and operates in a business-like and financially viable manner
Timeline, application process and how to apply
21 August 17:00
W/c 27 August and
Thewlis Graham consultant interviewing of interested candidates begins.
Final interview to be held in Toronto, Canada.
Thewlis Graham Associates will acknowledge all applications. These will be assessed against the criteria in the Role Description and Professional Qualifications and Experience and the people who best meet these will be invited for interview with Thewlis Graham Associates.
Those candidates not invited to interview by IAPCO will be advised by email by end IAPCO and Thewlis Graham Associates, a Shortlist will be drawn up and shortlisted candidates invited for client interviews on the 11/12/13/14 October, please note these interviews will be held in Toronto, Canada.
If you would like to discuss this key role further, please contact Sarah Thewlis, Managing Director, Thewlis Graham Associates on 020 7850 4781 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
How to Apply
To apply for this opportunity, please email the following documents (in word format) to email@example.com, quoting reference R0701, by 17:00 on August 21.
- A comprehensive CV
- A covering letter containing:
- Your current remuneration details and notice period
- The name, job title, organisation, email address and mobile phone number o two professional referees. (Please note: referees will not be approached without your prior permission.)
Please ensure that you include your mobile phone number and email address in your application. Do not hesitate to Claire Drummond on +44 (0)20 7850 4781 if you have any queries.
Diversity Monitoring is independent of the recruitment process, but we ask that you complete the diversity monitoring form. Thewlis Graham Associates is committed to monitoring and analysing diversity information so that we can ensure that our processes are fair, transparent, promote equality of opportunity for all, and do not have an adverse impact on any particular group.
The link to this form is here: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/CQHCZJB, if you have any problems doing this please contact Tracey on: firstname.lastname@example.org
Any information provided on this form will be treated as strictly confidential and will be used for statistical purposes only. It will not be seen by anybody directly involved in the selection process. No information will be published or used in any way which allows any individual to be identified.