Chapter Relations, Project Management/Program Development
The Director will enhance essential partnerships and foster communication between AAPA and designated constituent organizations (COs) in its 111 member CO Community. The director assists COs with achieving their goals in partnership with AAPA, and supports their ability to work with AAPA in advancing the PA profession.
About the role:
This position serves as subject matter lead for physician assistant (PA) constituent organization governance, development and management for all COs. The director assists COs with achieving their objectives by creating capacity building resources and working in partnership with COs, other AAPA employees, and key external stakeholder groups. By enhancing CO capacity and strengthening CO partnerships, the director increases AAPA’s reach, voice, and ability to advance the PA profession.
The Director COOA will take an active role by:
Enhancing essential partnerships
Creating effective communication
Serving as a subject matter lead on CO governance and management
Planning and coordination of AAPA’s CO events and programs
Serve as a staff advisor
Bachelor’s degree required (degree in healthcare or non-profit leadership field preferred)
Component/chapter relations, association management experience,
Certified Association Executive (CAE) or in process of acquiring CAE preferred
Demonstrated leadership, negotiation and coalition-building skills
Excellent persuasive interpersonal skills
Ability to create and enhance positive and effective communication channels
Independent thinker/creative problem solver with strong analytical skills
Ability to prioritize and manage concurrent projects
Self-starter and able to work independently
Committed team player
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Exceptional member service focus and diplomacy skills
Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite of products (e.g. Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Word)
Additional Salary Information: AAPA offers a robust benefits package in addition to salary
Established in April 1968, AAPA is the national voice for physician assistants (PAs) in all medical and surgical specialties. Today there are over 115,000 certified PAs in the United States. Approximately 54,000 PAs are members of AAPA; included in this membership number are 15,000 PA students.
As an individual membership organization, we are a leader in providing support and advocacy for PAs. ...We ensure the professional growth, personal excellence and recognition of PAs, and support their efforts to improve the quality, accessibility and cost-effectiveness of patient-centered healthcare.
AAPA is a fast-paced nonprofit membership organization. Our staff combines skill and passion to advocate for the interests of PAs and their patients, and serve as an educational resource. Our office is located in the Carlisle area of Alexandria, VA., only two blocks from the Eisenhower Metro stop.
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