The Maryland Nurses Association (MNA), a non-profit professional corporation/association, is seeking a Chief Staff Officer (CSO) to provide operational leadership to its state organization. Master’s Degree or higher is preferred. Certified Association Executive (CAE) preferred. The CSO is directly accountable to the Board of Directors and is responsible for the administration of MNA business activities, conventions, meetings and organizational development. The MNA CSO also serves as the Executive Director of the Nursing Foundation of Maryland.
Five (5) years administrative and management experience or equivalent, organizational management experience/skills highly desirable.
Familiarity with the legislative process, continuing education and health professional issues.
Leadership ability and experience in motivating and working with volunteers, financial and program management skills.
Exceptional communication abilities.
Ability to work in and maintain a flexible environment.
Ability to effectively collaborate with individuals and groups.
Ability to travel as necessary.
Knowledge of Microsoft Office products, including Excel, Word, PowerPoint and Outlook; Knowledge of Content Management Systems; and accounting software.
Must be comfortable working with office staff, contracted persons, and member volunteers. Must be willing to speak before groups, work an occasional evening and weekend. Background in budget development and principles of business and accounting a plus. Familiarity with health care legislation at the state level is helpful. Technology/computer acumen is essential. Successful candidate will be expected to work directly with the MNA Board of Directors, District MNA Board members and Committee Chairs.
Full-time, experienced; Salary is negotiable; US Residents Only
Send cover letter including salary requirements and CV/resume by March 23, 2018 to:
The Maryland Nurses Association (MNA), a non-profit professional corporation/association whose membership is comprised of Registered Nurses in Maryland.
The Maryland Nurses Association was founded on December 14, 1903, as a state society of nurses called The Maryland State Association of Graduate Nurses. In response to an invitation for a preliminary committee, about 400 nurses assembled in the... Arundel Club Hall in Baltimore and began framing the constitution and purpose using the following words, "The object of this Association shall be to procure State registration; to elevate and maintain the standard of nursing and to promote good fellowship among all nurses." Miss M. A. Nutting served as the first president of the Association.
Immediately after being formalized, The Maryland State Association of Graduate Nurses set itself at once to accomplish the first objectives for which it was created, namely procuring of state registration for Nurses. Right away the Association was involved with legislation, a focus that is a key area of concentration to this day. A bill was put forward to form a Board of Nurse Examiners. The legislation was supported by the legislature without opposition, alteration, or amendment from the original draft. It was signed on March 25, 1904, by Governor Warfield. This body evolved into the current Maryland Board of Nursing.
The Maryland Nurses Association has served as the voice for nursing in the state of Maryland for over a century and continues to work hard for the practicing nurse.
The Maryland Nurses Association promotes excellence in the nursing profession with a culture of camaraderie, mentoring, diversity, and respect for colleagues. We provide programs and educational development for continued personal and career growth. As the voice for nursing in Maryland, we advocate for policy supporting the highest quality healthcare.