The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) is the key management leader of the American Osteopathic Foundation (AOF). The CEO is responsible for overseeing the strategic plan, financial reports, programs and administration of the organization. Other key duties include fundraising, marketing and community outreach. The position reports directly to the Board of Directors.
This position is responsible for planning and operationalizing the annual budget; establishing employment and administrative policies and procedures for all functions; overseeing the day-to-day operation of the Foundation; serving as the AOF’s primary spokesperson to the AOA, the organization’s constituents, and the media; establishing and maintaining relationships with various organizations throughout the country and utilizing those relationships to strategically enhance the AOF's mission; reporting to and working closely with the Board of Directors to seek their involvement in policy decisions and fundraising, as well as activities that will increase the overall visibility of the Foundation; supervising AOF staff, and collaborating with AOA staff; overseeing AOF Board meetings, and attending appropriate committee meetings; and reviewing and approving contracts for services. See additional responsibilities in the areas below.
Board Governance: Works with the board to fulfill the Foundation’s mission; leads the AOF in a manner that supports and guides the organization’s mission as defined by the Board; communicates effectively with the Board; and provides timely and accurate information that is necessary for the Board to function properly and to make informed decisions.
Financial Performance and Viability: Develops resources sufficient to ensure the financial health of the organization; oversees the fiscal integrity of the AOF, including the preparation of an annual budget that is submitted to the Board for approval, and quarterly financial statements, which accurately reflect the financial condition of the Foundation; oversees fiscal management that generally anticipates operating within the approved budget, ensures maximum resource utilization and maintenance of a positive financial position; and oversees fundraising and developing other resources necessary to support the AOF’s mission.
Organization Mission and Strategy: Works with board and staff to ensure the mission is fulfilled through programs, strategic planning and community outreach; implements AOF programs that carry out the organization’s mission; oversees strategic planning to ensure the AOF can successfully fulfill its mission into the future; and enhances AOF’s image by being active and visible in the DO community and by working closely with other professional, civic and private organizations.
Organization Operations: Oversees and implements resources to ensure that the operations of AOF are appropriate, and fully functioning; oversees effective administration of AOF operations; oversees hiring and retention of competent, qualified staff; and signs all notes, agreements and other instruments made and entered into on behalf of the organization.
Education: Bachelor’s degree, master’s degree a plus
Experience: Transparent and high integrity leadership. At least 10 years of senior nonprofit management experience.
Special skills: Solid, hands-on, budget management skills, including budget preparation, analysis, decision-making and reporting. Strong organizational abilities including planning, delegating, program development and task facilitation. Ability to convey a vision of AOF’s strategic future to staff, board, volunteers and donors. Knowledge of fundraising strategies and donor relations unique to the nonprofit sector. Skills to collaborate with and motive board members, affiliates and other volunteer groups.
Communications: Strong written and oral communication skills. Ability to interface and engage diverse volunteer and donor groups. Demonstrated ability to oversee and collaborate with staff. Strong public speaking ability.
Additional Salary Information: Commensurate with experience
Serving as the professional family for more than 129,000 osteopathic physicians (DOs) and osteopathic medical students, the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) promotes public health and encourages scientific research. In addition to serving as the primary certifying body for DOs, the AOA is the accrediting agency for all osteopathic medical schools.