Executive Vice President Colorado Academy of Family Physicians (CAFP)
Since 1948 the Colorado Academy of Family Physicians (CAFP), a large chapter of the American Academy of Family Physicians, has championed the cause of family physicians and their patients in the state of Colorado. CAFP has 2,500+ family physician, resident and medical student members and is recognized as a leader in developing and delivering outstanding education for family physicians in Colorado, for a strong advocacy presence at the Capitol on behalf of its members and for exceptional public health efforts. Located in Aurora, Colorado, CAFP is a 501 (c)(6) organization with a staff of four professionals and annual budget of about $700,000. A member-elected Board including an Executive Committee of six officers governs the business of CAFP.
The EVP directs the overall, day-to-day operations of CAFP and its many programs and services, and manages, motivates and mentors staff in a team-oriented environment. He or she also oversees the Academy’s education programming, membership initiatives, public health and advocacy efforts. The EVP is responsible for achieving operating and financial objectives for the CAFP and for the CAFP Foundation, its 501(c)(3) foundation. The EVP serves as a partner to the Board in fulfilling its direction to achieve the vision and mission of the organization: to support and serve family physicians of Colorado as they advance the health of Coloradans.
The Executive Vice President of the Colorado Academy of Family Physicians is responsible for the effective conduct of the affairs of the Academy. The EVP reports directly to the President of CAFP and is responsible to the Board of Directors. She or he also serves as EVP of the CAFP Foundation. The EVP is an ex officio, non-voting member of the CAFP Board of Directors, the CAFP Executive Committee and the CAFP Foundation Board of Trustees
Duties and Responsibilities
Leadership - Provides leadership and direction in developing and retaining a competent, high-performing and professional staff. Hires, directs, and evaluates staff, including overseeing matters of recruitment, salary and benefits, and HR policies.
Governance – Serves as primary staff to the Academy. Develops full and effective communications so the governing components can effectively lead and fulfill their responsibilities. Stimulates and supports both the working and decision-making bodies of the organizations. Serves as advisor to the Board, providing data, background, and relevant materials as well as insights and viable options to assist the Board in its decision-making. Executes decisions of the CAFP, the CAFP Executive Committee and CAFP Foundation Board when appropriate. With the Board of Directors, develops and updates strategic and financial plans, establishing short- and long-range goals, measurable objectives and time frames for implementation.
Advocacy - With direction from the President, other officers, and the Board, and in collaboration with the policy staff person, the CAFP lobbyist, and responsible committees and/or partners, guides the organization’s advocacy initiatives and other external activities, effectively focusing energies and available resources to achieve agreed-upon objectives.
Policy Development – Recommends and participates in the formulation of the Academy’s internally- and externally-focused policies and assists in the implementation of policies, directives and programs approved by the Board.
Strategic Planning – Understands the basic needs of the membership through appropriate survey research and trend evaluation and recommends actions or policies to meet those needs. In concert with the Board of Directors, develops and updates as appropriate strategic and financial plans, establishing short- and long-range goals, measurable objectives, and time frames for implementation. Regularly communicates progress on the strategic plan to the Board of Directors and other stakeholders.
Financial Management – Oversees the development of an annual budget and future fiscal projections in collaboration with the CAFP Treasurer. Oversees financial performance with full profit and loss responsibility for CAFP and the CAFP-Foundation, including timely and accurate preparation of budgets, progress reports and all required filings.
External Relations – On behalf of CAFP policies and objectives, collaborates and coordinates with other private and public Colorado and national health care organizations (especially including AAFP) and agencies. This requires travel across state and country several times a year for meetings.
Membership – Oversees marketing and public relations activities and projects of the Academy including recruitment efforts for each member segment. Collaborates with the director of communications, marketing, and membership to promote and represent the value of CAFP membership by proactively developing innovative strategies to attract, retain and engage members.
Internal and External Communications – Facilitates and supports staff and volunteer efforts to forward CAFP initiatives and balance organizational priorities through clear, effective and frequent communication to the general membership, including website, electronic newsletters, the Colorado Family Physician magazine, e-blasts, mailings and social media efforts. In concert with the CAFP President and other elected leaders, represents CAFP views and perspectives to the news media and the public.
Education – Oversees the continuing professional education activities of the CAFP and efforts to identify and secure funding for education efforts.
Public Health – Oversees health of the physician and public committee activities and projects.
Grant management – Directs activities associated with grants and contracts including identification of opportunities, development of proposals, implementation of grants received and appropriate reporting.
Fundraising and donor relations – Designs, implements and coordinates activities to enhance a culture of philanthropy and stewardship that appropriately and consistently promotes engagement and fundraising strategies to enhance and grow revenue for the CAFP Foundation, including special events.
Technology - Encourages and facilitates the application of technology, including database applications, member list-serve and social media, for the advancement of the Academy.
Official Records – Maintains all official records and archives including, but not limited to, minutes, financial reports, and tax returns consistent with Colorado and federal law. Empowered to execute documents on behalf of the Academy.
Integrity - Maintains highest ethical standards.
Experience, Skills and Qualifications
Bachelor’s degree in business or health administration, public health or similar field required; master’s degree preferred; CAE encouraged.
At least five year’s work experience in a complex organization, with demonstrated success in leading, planning and organizing operations; executive-level experience much preferred.
Experience with non-profit association governance.
Experience with board development.
Experience with successfully managing and motivating a staff team, with experience hiring and conducting regular performance appraisals.
Exceptional leadership and communication skills.
Experience with Association financial management and budgeting.
Experience with coalition and collaborative relationship management; willingness to engage and collaborate with other health care organizations in the state.
Highest ethical character.
Experience with many types of technology including Microsoft Office, virtual meeting applications and Social Media.
Experience working with physicians in a non-profit association or health care organization.
Experience with major association business initiatives such as annual meeting planning and a variety of education modalities.
Experience in successful membership recruitment, retention and engagement.
Understanding of health care issues at the state and national levels including public health initiatives.
Proven ability to organize and lead advocacy efforts and to develop policy.
Strong background in marketing.
Official record keeping experience.
Experience with developing and implementing strategic planning initiatives.
Understanding of how to leverage technology for the benefit of the organization
Experience with membership databases.
Excellent writing and editing skills.
Experience with writing grant proposals and managing grants.
Previous fundraising success.
Initiative to expand membership, enhance existing business and identify viable new sources of non-dues revenue.
Personal commitment to advance and protect the practice of family medicine and champion the important role of family physicians in their communities.
Salary and Benefits
CAFP offers a competitive compensation package including base salary ($95-$110k), health, dental, vision, life, disability, 401K, and vacation benefits.
Additional Salary Information: Full benefits package
About Colorado Academy of Family Physicians
The Colorado Academy of Family Physicians (CAFP) is a non-profit 501(c)(6)association with 2,000 members.