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Executive Director

UT

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Utah Academy of Physician Assistants

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Salary Information

$45,000 - $60,000 / year


Position Description

*Please email cover letter and resume to utahapa.info@gmail.com*

UTAH ACADEMY OF PHYSICIAN ASSISTANTS
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

JOB OVERVIEW

The Executive Director (ED) provides leadership, day-to-day administrative, programmatic, operational and fiscal management of the Utah Academy of Physician Assistants (UAPA); including: strategic development, programmatic and fiscal oversight, innovative and integrative health related program development, entrepreneurial growth, and maintaining and developing positive relationships with members, government officials, community leaders, and health and human service organizations and providers. The ED represents UAPA’s mission and vision at local and regional public health, social service, and other community events or organizations. The ED works with the UAPA Board of Directors to conduct our annual conference, lobbying, conduct strategic planning, ensure and manage association growth, and conduct specialized marketing and revenue generating activities.

 

JOB DESCRIPTION

 

The Utah Academy of Physician Assistants (UAPA) is a nonprofit PA association whose mission is to promote cost effective, patient oriented, accessible health care, and to promote the professional and personal development of Physician Assistants in Utah.  UAPA builds healthier communities through promoting the PA profession and developing partnerships with government, foundations, businesses, and community-based organizations. It fulfills its mission to improve the health of the community by providing membership education, research, planning, technical assistance, and direct services to the Academy members.

 

The Executive Director’s responsibilities encompass providing leadership, day-to-day administrative, programmatic, operational, and fiscal management of the association; including: strategic development, programmatic and fiscal oversight, planning, and implementing the annual CME conference, quarterly Board meetings, and other meetings as needed, innovative and integrative health-related program development, entrepreneurial growth, and maintaining and developing positive relationships with members, government officials (including lobbying for legislative improvements for the profession), community leaders, and health and human service providers. The Executive Director represents UAPA’s mission and vision at local and regional public health, social service, and other community events. The Executive Director provides oversight and works with the UAPA Board to conduct strategic planning, ensure and manage association growth, and conduct specialized marketing and revenue generating activities.

 

Accountability:  Reports to the UAPA Board of Directors

 

Leadership Responsibilities

  • Maintain and promote the association’s positive image in the community.
  • Keep the public, constituents, board members, volunteers, and others informed of program activities via press releases, social media, newsletters, interviews with journalists, sponsoring and participating in conferences, etc.
  • Expert liaison to journalists, policy makers, foundations, corporations, and others regarding health and health education issues.
  • Advocate on behalf of PA’s.  Includes acting as representative on Capitol Hill and lobbying on behalf of the association.  Monitoring and promoting legislation and coordinating testimony when needed.
  • Participate in task forces and interagency collaborative efforts relevant to the work of UAPA.
  • Leadership expertise building coalitions and innovative partnerships to advance strategic directions. 
  • Develop organizational membership category.
  • Demonstrates business acumen and diplomatic skills.
  • Event coordinator for the annual CME conference.

 

Staff and Program Responsibilities

  • Supervise and coach staff and committees.
  • Develop staff talent, management, and leadership skills.
  • Ensure competence and diversity of committees.
  • Work with the CME Committee to ensure a successful conference annually by managing, organizing, and implementing the necessary activities for the conference. 
  • Organize quarterly Board meetings and other meetings as necessary.
  • Ensure the consistent administration of UAPA personnel policies and procedures, including the performance management and other centralized systems.
  • Manage the academy’s website and social media presence. 
  • Ensure that programs meet goals in an effective, efficient, and timely manner.
  • Manage programs within approved budget levels.

 

ED Responsibilities to UAPA Board

  • Facilitate and participate in quarterly Board meetings and monthly Executive Committee meetings.
  • Communicate to and follow-up on Academy issues with the Board.
  • Work with UAPA Board Committees.
  • Ensure that the UAPA Board receives up-to-date fiscal reports.
  • Work with the UAPA Board to plan and implement marketing and fundraising activities.
  • Participate in strategic planning with the Board and staff.
  • Ensure that organizational strategic plans/directions are implemented.

 

UAPA Administration Responsibilities

  • Ensure the fiscal integrity of UAPA.
  • Ensure that programs meet all legal requirements such as the completion of an annual financial audit, taxes and applicable IRS policies, and EOE compliance. 
  • Perform business responsibilities including filing taxes with IRS and state, ensure maintenance of tax exempt status, and other business related activities.
  • Ensure and manage association growth.
  • Ensure and manage membership growth.
  • Ensure record keeping compliance.
  • Identify and pursue funding opportunities including AAPA grants and private grants.
  • Write public and private grant proposals.
  • Oversee fundraising activities.
  • Maintain effective relationships with current and prospective donors to UAPA.
  • Negotiate leases and contracts.
  • Ensure timely reports are provided to funders.

 

Skills

  • Demonstrates an open, flexible, and inspiring leadership and management style conducive to fostering collaboration and a team approach.
  • Ability to balance and integrate the core values of a nonprofit, mission-based agency with the use of business models and tools.
  • Ability to supervise projects and committees.
  • Thoroughly understand public health and medical care issues, Affordable Care Act, especially as they relate to health professions in general and the PA profession in particular.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Excellent organizational and advanced computer skills including website management, google drive organizations, and video conferencing.
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks and competing deadlines.
  • Demonstrates adaptably to public health and economic trends.
  • Executes innovative and entrepreneurial ideas and possess a willingness to take risks and experiment (with Board involvement).
  • Personal commitment to good health.
  • Sound human relations and interpersonal skills in planning, coordinating, and implementing agency’s programs and services.

 

Experience

  • Minimum of four (4) years of executive experience and skills in the nonprofit and/or business sector with a record of progressive achievement in organization leadership, management, administration, financial operations, and fundraising.
  • Experience working with State and local government oversight as well as local and national funding agencies preferred.
  • Experience in State and Federal lobbying preferred.  
  • Conference planning experience preferred.
  • Successful experience working with outside professionals and community members.
  • Experience in planning for and leading change in organizations and working with organizations and groups focused on continual improvement and excellence.
  • Successful and proven fundraising experience; including grants and donors preferred.
  • Strong fiscal management experience including interpreting financial reports, budgeting, monitoring, as well as a working knowledge of fiscal internal controls and non-profit federal grants management regulations.

 

Education Requirements

  • Minimum Bachelor’s Degree in Health related field, Business Administration, Governmental Affairs, or related field, or demonstrated organizational expertise. 
  • Preferred Master’s Degree in Health related field, Business Administration, Governmental Affairs, or related field, or demonstrated organizational expertise. 

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