The Commission on Family Medicine (COFM) and the Colorado Association of Family Medicine Residencies (CAFMR) are seeking a dynamic, passionate, energetic leader for their Denver-based Executive Director role. This position reports to the CAFMR Board of Directors, works with all three boards (COFM, CAFMR, and CIFM), and manages a staff of 3-4 individuals who may be full-time, part-time, or contract employees. The primary responsibility of the Executive Director is to carry out the mission of these organizations, which is to recruit and support resident physicians, retain graduates in the state, and support the residency programs. This is an exciting opportunity to work with physicians, community leaders, and legislators.
The Executive Director of COFM and CAFMR has the following primary duties and responsibilities:
Leadership •Provide strategic leadership and vision to COFM to meet its legislative mandate and to CAFMR to achieve its educational goals as well as taking a leadership role in the development and implementation of the strategic plan for the organizations. •Maintain and strengthen the network of family medicine residencies. •Identify, assess, and inform the Board of Directors of internal and external issues that affect the organizations. •Foster effective collaborative working relationships between the Board, COFM, CAFMR, and outside constituencies. •Lead, develop, evaluate, and train staff members. •Provide leadership to the Graduate Medical Education Initiative (GMEI), a voluntary organization with the goal of reforming the GME payment system, by working with the GMEI Program Coordinator, communicating with GMEI participants, and supporting regional and national conferences.
Operational •Manage projects, including the rural training tracks, state-funded additional training slots, and faculty and resident loan repayment programs. •Recruit and retain physician residents. This includes collaboration with the CAFMR Association Administrator to attend several recruiting events annually both within and outside Colorado. •Oversee the rural rotation program for the residencies. •Keep the CAFMR Board abreast of the organization’s progress toward meeting its goals and objectives and recommend changes accordingly. •Provide support to the Board by preparing meeting agendas and supporting materials. •Represent COFM and CAFMR to a broad range of organizations (locally and nationally) relevant to the organizations’ work and interests. •Develop relationships and work with legislators and committees of the General Assembly as needed. •Assist with policy development for the organization.
Financial •Prepare and manage the annual COFM state budget and the CAFMR operational budget. •Research funding sources and write proposals to increase the funds of the organization. •Work with the Boards to ensure governance and compliance with applicable laws and regulations. •Work with the COFM lobbyists and legislature to advocate for continued funding of the residency programs. •Prepare and submit annual reports to the state. •Provide fiscal oversight and accountability for the day-to-day operations of the organization.
Note: Applications (cover letter and CV) accepted between Sept 5 and Oct 6, 2017
Job begins February 21, 2018
Ideal Experience •Experience with family medicine residency education preferred. •Non-profit or for-profit experience (6-10 years) leading and managing a healthcare organization. •Bachelor’s Degree required, graduate degree (MA, MBA, PhD, PsyD, MD, DO, etc) preferred. •Experience in budgeting, cash flow, accounting and financial analysis of day-to-day operations. •Knowledge of grant writing. •Proven leadership ability and experience including team building, executing on mission, vision, and strategy with clear results, and the ability to be creative and operate with a lean team and support. •Relationship building skills – ability to be both inwardly (internal operations and Board) and externally focused (recruiting, legislative, and community). •Commitment-building skills relating to organizational initiatives.
The successful candidate should have/be: •A passion for and commitment to the mission and goals of COFM and CAFMR. •Energetic with executive presence. •Excellent communication and public speaking skills and the ability to provide consistency of messages both internally and externally and to keep open lines of communication. •A “doer” with a willingness to work hands-on in developing and executing a variety of activities, ranging from internal day-to-day to highly creative, external and visible. •Organized and financially astute. •Engaging interpersonal style and ability to connect and work with a variety of individuals. •Ability to travel to several recruiting events and national conferences annually.
Additional Salary Information: Salary based on experience and qualifications; benefits include health and dental insurance and a retirement plan.
About Colorado Association of Family Medicine Residencies
The Colorado Association of Family Medicine Residencies (CAFMR) and the Commission on Family Medicine (COFM) support Colorado’s Family Medicine residencies in the recruitment, training, and retention of family medicine resident physicians and to help meet the state’s recognized need for primary care physicians, especially in rural and underserved areas of the state. The mission of the association... is to address the health care needs of the people of Colorado through education of family physicians and promotion of patient-centered care. Colorado has eleven family medicine residencies. The residencies collaborate through three organizations: COFM, CAFMR, and the Colorado Institute of Family Medicine (CIFM), which provide ongoing benefits and opportunities to physicians completing their medical training in Colorado’s family medicine residency programs.