DIVISION DIRECTOR, DIVISION OF ANIMAL & PUBLIC HEALTH
American Veterinary Medical Association
January 15, 2018
Type & Experience Level:
Full Time - More than seven years
DVM or equivalent
The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), a national not-for-profit organization representing more than 89,500 veterinarians working in private and corporate practice, government, industry, academia, and uniformed services, is seeking a Director for our Division of Animal and Public Health (DAPH) in our Public Policy Strategic Business Unit (SBU). The position is located in our Headquarters Office in Schaumburg, IL, a northwest suburb of Chicago.
Reporting directly to the Chief Veterinary Officer, this key position is responsible for providing the creative vision, subject matter expertise, and leadership that is required to plan, develop, implement, and manage association activities that are supported by the Division. The Director makes recommendations to the Chief Veterinary Officer regarding actions that support the Association’s strategic objectives for member services related to animal and public health, with a focus on proactive and timely delivery of policies, programs, and resources that are innovative, thoughtfully developed, and deliver clear member value. Topics and areas currently encompassed by “animal and public health” include pharmaceuticals, biologics, medical devices, animal health and disease, food safety (animal products and animal feeds), agricultural production, emergency preparedness and response, aquatic veterinary medicine, environmental concerns, and occupational safety. The Director leads and supports DAPH staff in working collaboratively and effectively with volunteer entities, staff in other functional areas within the Public Policy SBU, and staff across the organization to achieve approved objectives.
The qualified candidate will have a DVM/VMD degree with a minimum of 7 years of applicable experience. Must be an AVMA member in good standing with demonstrated scientific understanding of the topics for which the Division is responsible. Must be a collaborative, enthusiastic and team-oriented leader skilled in diplomatic facilitation of consensus among multiple perspectives. We seek an individual who is innovative, proactive, professional, accountable and results-driven. Excellent written and verbal communication skills and strong proactive project management skills are a must. Must have strong computer skills and the ability to interact with the scientific and non-scientific community. Approximately 20% travel.
This search is being conducted by the Pursell Group. To apply, please electronically forward your resume and cover letter, in confidence, to Stacy Pursell, firstname.lastname@example.org; phone: (918) 298-7025.
About the AVMA:
Headquartered in Schaumburg, Illinois, with a Governmental Relations Office in Washington, D.C., the AVMA is structured to work for its members. It acts as a collective voice for its membership and for the profession, and provides a range of benefits for its members, including informational resources; state and federal advocacy; opportunities to address issues and affect policy that govern the profession and practice of veterinary medicine; continuing education; quality publications; and discounts on personal and professional products, programs, and services. The work of the AVMA is carried out by a staff of over 150. The organization is governed by an 18-member Board of Directors and has a $30M+ annual operating budget. For more information, visit https://www.avma.org/AVMAcareers.
About American Veterinary Medical Association
Located in Schaumburg, Illinois, with a Governmental Relations Division in Washington, D.C., the AVMA is structured to work for its members, and acts as a collective voice for its membership and for the profession. The AVMA provides a number of benefits to its members, including information resources; state and federal advocacy; opportunities to address issues affecting policies that govern the profession and practice of veterinary medicine; continuing education opportunities; quality publications; and discounts on personal and professional products, programs and services. The work of the AVMA is carried out by a dedicated staff of over 160. The organization is governed by an 18-member Board of Directors and has a $30M+ annual operating budget. Throughout the organization, we take pride in knowing that we make a difference. The AVMA provides excellent employee benefits, including generous insurance, retirement, and paid time off plans. We enjoy a supportive, friendly and comfortable work environment where work/life balance is evident at every level. We work hard, grow and have fun! For more information, please visit www.avma.org.