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AMERICAN PHYSICAL SOCIETY SEEKS NEW CEO

 The American Physical Society (APS) seeks a compelling leader with top-level management experience as its next CEO to create a high-performance culture that inspires members, staff, and the broader physical sciences community. 

The APS is a strong and successful 501(c)(3) nonprofit membership corporation, headquartered in College Park, Maryland with offices in Ridge, New York and in Washington, DC.  The new CEO will advance the mission of the world's leading physics professional society with a budget of $68 million, leading and managing more than 55,000 members and 250 staff.

The ideal candidate is excited by the evolution of scientific discovery and research dissemination, the changing scientific publishing landscape, and opportunities to ensure long-term sustainability of the Society.  They will address membership growth and retention,  effective meeting strategies, and will further strengthen APS through collaboration with scientists and staff at all levels of the profession.  The successful CEO will:

  • Possess excellent management, strategic, communication, and diplomacy skills
  • Advance and diffuse the knowledge of physics
  • Engage, support, and further energize an active, multidisciplinary, and diverse membership
  • Advance scientific discovery and research dissemination through world class journals and meetings
  • Advocate for physics and physicists, amplifying the voice for science
  • Promote effective physics education at all levels
  • Promote opportunities for underrepresented groups, valuing diversity, inclusion, and equity
  • Bring their own vision and values to a highly functioning strategic framework, implementing initiatives through clear business processes, goals, and resource allocation

The top candidate will be a qualified scientific leader with knowledge of the U.S. legislative process, science policy, and  global scientific collaboration.  They will have experience with the needs of diverse, multidisciplinary audiences and appreciate the intricacies of working with member-elected governing bodies.   They will manage, lead, and inspire staff and members to accelerate organizational change and resilience.

Interested candidates should read the Organizational and Candidate Profile and submit their cover letter, resume, and salary expectations as soon as possible, but not later than Thursday, April 30, 2020.

Apply here.

The APS Organizational and Candidate Profile contains important information about the position.

Visit www.APS.org for more information. Jackie Eder-Van Hook, PhD, President, Transition Management Consulting, Inc. is conducting this search for APS. Questions should be mailed to APS2020_Search@TransitionCEO.com.

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POSITION CLOSED

APS SEEKS EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

The American Physiological Society (APS) seeks an experienced association executive or executive-level scientist to serve as its next Executive Director. APS is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit membership society with more than 10,500 members devoted to fostering scientific research, education, and the dissemination of information in the physiological sciences. APS has an annual operating budget of $21 million, $60 million in reserves, and 79 staff. It is moving from its current offices in Bethesda to Rockville, Maryland in June 2018.

APS is poised to accept new executive leadership – a leader capable of collaborating with the Council (governing body) to create a forward-looking strategy and then moving briskly towards achieving that vision. The Executive Director will strengthen the Society’s management and ensure it has the financial resources to thrive now and in the future.

Ideally, the new Executive Director will

  • have experience working with scientists, particularly in physiology or related fields
  • have experience leading a scientific organization of a similar type
  • have experience publishing scientific journals
  • understand current scientific trends and issues facing scientists in science policy and funding
  • understand the needs of diverse and multidisciplinary scientific audiences
  • communicate successfully with diverse audiences across multiple platforms
  • possess excellent strategic, leadership, and operational skills
  • partner with and support the Council in the fulfillment of the APS mission
  • lead staff in the effective execution of the approved strategies and goals
  • cultivate or maintain relationships with external partners

The APS Organizational and Candidate Profile contains important information about the position.

American Physiological Society is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

POSITION CLOSED

AIP SEEKS CEO

More Information is available in the AIP Organizational and Candidate Profile.

The American Institute of Physics (AIP) seeks an experienced association executive or executive-scientist with 10-15 years’ executive-level experience to serve as its next CEO. The CEO oversees a budget of $25 million and leads a staff of 125 at its headquarters in College Park, Maryland and advances, promotes, and serves the physical sciences for the benefit of humanity. Structured as a federation, this 501(c)(3) nonprofit membership corporation includes ten Member Societies who collectively represent more than 120,000 scientists, engineers, educators, and students in the physical sciences.

Having undergone a renewal over the past several years, AIP is poised to accept new CEO leadership – a leader capable of helping to create a forward-looking direction for its staff, Member Societies, and the physical sciences and then moving briskly to achieve that vision. Today, AIP has a committed Board and staff, a collective desire to embrace its leadership role in the physical sciences now and into the future, and ample financial reserves to do so.

Ideally, the new CEO will have experience working with scientists, particularly in the physical sciences and leading a scientific organization of a similar type and scope. The CEO will be a collaborative, entrepreneurial, relationship builder who possesses excellent strategic, operational, and communication skills; is knowledgeable about issues facing the physical sciences; and, understands US public policy, the federal legislative process, and the needs of diverse and multidisciplinary audiences. The ideal candidate will be excited by the changes in science and committed to making AIP an even stronger organization. 

The AIP Organizational and Candidate Profile contains important information about the position.

American Institute of Physics is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

POSITION CLOSED

FASEB SEEKS EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

More Information is available in the FASEB Organizational and Candidate Profile.

The Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB) seeks an experienced association executive, or experienced executive-scientist to serve as its next Executive Director. FASEB is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit membership society representing 30+ scientific societies with combined memberships of more than 125,000 biological and biomedical sciences scientists. FASEB has an annual operating budget of approximately $21 million, and approximately $5 million in reserves. Its 80 staff are located on an 11-acre campus in Bethesda, Maryland. The position closes April 14, 2017.

The Federation is a leader in science policy and advocates for enhanced funding for scientific research, improving the scientific research environment, and providing services to both its member societies and others in the scientific community. It provides association management services and meetings.

Over the past seven months, the Federation has taken advantage of an executive leadership transition to conduct a top-to-bottom review of its strategy, governance, operations, and staffing. FASEB is now ready to use those findings in conjunction with insights from its professional interim executive management team from Transition Management Consulting, Inc. and their interim executive consultant, John Barnes to build upon its strengths and create a strong future for the organization. In late 2016, the FASEB board of directors voted to sell its campus and is currently working with a commercial real estate broker to identify prospective buyers. Further, this envisioned future includes a collaborative and productive business model, greater accountability, enhanced customer service, and passionate, and evidence-based communications to advance FASEB’s mission.

Ideally, the new executive director will have experience in leading a scientific organization, have knowledge of current trends and issues facing life sciences, and understand the legislative process and public policy. She or he will be sufficiently entrepreneurial to identify, evaluate, and seize upon various ideas to move the Federation forward in a changing environment. She or he will work with the board of directors to fulfill the Federation’s mission, support the board of directors, lead staff in the execution of these goals, all the while cultivating myriad relationships with member societies and external partners. The executive must be an excellent communicator and understand the needs of diverse and multidisciplinary audiences. She or he will have excellent strategic and operational skills. The executive will appreciate FASEB’s successful past and the outstanding scientific contributions and educational advances that its member society scientists have achieved through their research and work in their professional organizations.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • 10-15 years of successful executive-level association management experience, ideally in a scientific organization
  • Master’s degree or higher is required (PhD or MD is not required)
  • Certified Association Executive (CAE) or equivalent is desirable

Desired Skills and Experiences

  • Strong nonprofit management experience in either 501(c)(3) or 501(c)(6) institutions
  • Knowledge of current trends/issues facing the biological and/or biomedical sciences
  • Experience or knowledge of science and/or research processes, current trends and issues facing life sciences, and legislative process, and public policy
  • Excellent interpersonal skills exceptionally strong communication skills
  • Collaborative decisionmaking
  • Experience as an agent of organizational change
  • Strong critical thinking and reasoning skills
  • Business acumen (strong ability to read and interpret financial statements)
  • Technologically adept, including an appreciation for social media

The FASEB Organizational and Candidate Profile contains important information about the position.

Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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