Schaumburg, IL

Executive Director of FAER, American Society of Anesthesiologists

The Organization – FAER, American Society of Anesthesiologists


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Position Overview

Position Summary:

The Foundation for Anesthesia Education and Research (FAER) is a 501c (3) charitable organization and a foundation of the American Society of Anesthesiologists. For over 35 years, FAER has been dedicated to developing the next generation of physician-investigators.

The FAER Executive Director is responsible for the execution of the strategic plan and for the overall management and operation of FAER in order to service its mission and position FAER for the future. The Executive Director reports to the FAER Board of Directors through the FAER Board Chair and works closely with the FAER President and Chief Scientific Officer. This position is responsible for maintaining and strengthening relationships with ASA staff to ensure managed services are being met and to facilitate mutual goals including strategic alignment.

Primary Position Responsibilities:

Responsible for the implementation of the FAER strategic plan and successful operational outcomes. Develops business plans to achieve strategies, obtains buy in from key stakeholders and executes plans. Implements goals, projects, programs and policies set by the FAER Board of Directors. Drives organizational excellence for FAER.

Evaluates and aligns staff resources and support required to meet goals and implement/administer FAER programs. Leads and manages the staff of FAER to ensure all activities are being carried out. Responsible for the quality, workload, and performance of team members. Considers and when appropriate leverages ASA functional expertise in delivering activities.

Works with the FAER Board of Directors and Committees; responsible for ensuring all calls and meetings are carried out, information is disseminated and follow through on key priorities/tasks is completed. Works closely with FAER Board Chair and FAER President/Chief Scientific Officer to prioritize goals and projects. Provides staff support to the FAER Board of Directors and Committees.

Under the guidance and direction of FAER leadership responsible for financial planning and oversight:

In conjunction with the FAER Board Chair and FAER President/Chief Scientific Officer initiates and develops the annual budget and actively participates in oversight. Reviews monthly statements of FAER financial performance to budget based on YTD activity and estimation of future revenues and expenses. Considers and when appropriate leverages ASA’s financial tools, processes, and financial expertise.

Assures cost-effectiveness of the work unit for areas of responsibility. Ensures staffing matches workload, develops, and manages applicable productivity measurements, reviews, and verifies monthly financial/staffing statements.

Primary FAER contact person with ASA Finance Department to address regulatory and reporting compliance issues regarding the FAER audit process, disbursements, and documentation.

Obtains appropriate consultation to ensure legal compliance as a 501(c)(3) organization.

Provides oversight and direction on FAER’s grants, programs, development, communications, and other activities including oversight of project management by the FAER Executive Specialist. Uses external presence and relationship building to garner new opportunities for FAER. Ensures development plan is carried out and key metrics are met.

Ensures effective systems to track progress, and regularly evaluate program components, so as to measure successes that can be effectively communicated to the board, donors, and other constituents.

Increases efficiencies and consistency throughout the organization by developing and implementing standardized programs and services.

Responsible for maintaining and strengthening relationships with ASA staff. Maintains communications and works collaboratively with ASA CEO or their designee and other ASA senior team members to facilitate mutual goals and strategic alignment. Oversees managed services arrangements with ASA, including Human Resources, Finance, Information Technology, Legal and Publications.

Manages existing and new contracts to ensure accuracy in terms of agreement, transparency in reporting, compliance with regulatory guidelines, and subsequent reconciliation and reporting where required. Initiates engaging outside expertise for review, as necessary.

Regularly meets with FAER Board Chair and FAER President/Chief Scientific Officer to discuss strategic direction of FAER and align current and future resources to meet those goals.

Position Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree in business, finance or equivalent degree required. Masters degree an/or relevant certifications preferred.

Minimum 10 years of experience with program development, communication, and strategic planning. Prior experience directing a society related research foundation is a plus.

Minimum of 3 years of Senior Managerial or Director experience in a related function.

Previous experience working with a Board of Directors is a plus.

Ability to develop staff and build high performing teams.

Demonstrated organizational and leadership skills; ability to work effectively as a member of a management team. Must relate effectively with students, residents, faculty, and administration in a national capacity.

Strong technical acumen and ability to learn new technologies quickly is required.

Ability to explain policies and procedures and establish effective working relationships required.

Ability to think innovatively and apply in practice.

Ability to analyze data, communicate with stakeholders, and develop recommendations for solving problems while exhibiting realistic understanding of issues.

Ability to recommend professional best practices for non-profits and associations.

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