Irrigation Association (IA) - the leading membership organization for irrigation equipment and system manufacturers, dealers, distributors, designers, consultants, contractors, and end users - is seeking a Chief Executive Officer (CEO) to lead the organization.
IA is the premiere provider of education and certification programs for companies and individuals, supporting and advocating for the cutting-edge ideas and technology that offer solutions for water management and move agriculture toward sustainable growth. In this era of climate change, IA is tackling the big environmental management issues that are key to human survival. Sustainability, water use efficiency and technological advances will continue to play an increasingly pivotal role in a world that needs to produce more food with fewer resources.
This position will provide the right candidate with the opportunity to think strategically and drive innovation at an organization that was rated a best place to work by the National Association of Manufacturing two years in a row.
The new CEO will work strategically with the organization's governing Board of Directors to ensure the success of the organization's programs, which include individual and organization accreditations, the annual Irrigation Show, and several specialized and virtual conferences. The CEO will hold responsibility for managing and strategically employing resources, volunteers, and staff.
This position is based in the Fairfax, VA area. There will be some flexibility to work virtually, at least part of the time. The CEO will, along with the Board, represent IA at events, trainings, and Board meetings. Travel is required.
IA: An Overview
IA aims to ensure the long-term sustainability of water resources by advocating for water-use efficiency, supporting improved irrigation technologies, products, and services, and promoting best practices in water-resource planning. This 501(c)(6) organization has an operating budget of $4.3 million, a staff of 20 and a 15-member Board of Directors.
IA provides value to its members through advocacy, webinars, conferences, and continuing education offerings that cover and promote today's important trends, topics, and industry best practices. IA produces two magazines, Irrigation Today , and Irrigation & Green Industry , which cover trends, technologies, and issues in irrigation. IA's annual Irrigation Show highlights the latest technology and products, provides industry networking opportunities, and presents relevant irrigation issues and solutions.
The CEO Role
The CEO serves as the chief staff executive of the organization and is responsible to the Board of Directors to effectively conduct the organization's affairs. The CEO, working with the board, sets the association's mission, goals, objectives, and related policies. Within this framework and with the resources allocated, the CEO manages the staff, systems, resources, and infrastructure to carry out those activities required to fulfill IA's mission.
Within the limits of the bylaws of the association and policies established by the Board of Directors, the CEO is an ex-officio member of the Board. The CEO leads strategic initiatives and builds relationships that will assure the association's long-term growth and sustainability.
Strategic Priorities for the CEO
The CEO is tasked with addressing the following priorities:
Contribute to Member and Organizational Success
Maintain and Strengthen Trust
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
The CEO is responsible for the oversight of the following areas:
Strategic and Financial Leadership
Staff and Volunteer Leadership
Communications and Marketing
Chief Executive Officer
The Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation (AAMI) is a $15 million (annual) organization that leads global collaboration in the development, management, and effective use of health-related technology. Our community includes medical device manufacturers, regulators, clinicians, healthcare technology management (HTM) professionals, healthcare sterilization professionals, many of the world's largest technology firms, healthcare delivery organizations, and independent healthcare service organizations.
We improve patient safety by bringing together key stakeholders in a consensus-based process. We serve as the professional organization for health technology management and staff in the healthcare setting. When standards or needed tools don't exist, we find ways to develop them. AAMI is not an advocacy organization, but a trusted neutral convener - and the primary source of consensus standards for the medical device industry, as well as practical information, support, and guidance for healthcare technology professionals. We improve the effectiveness of medical technology through the development of standards, HTM member support, professional certification, education, summits, and other technical resources.
As Chief Executive Officer, you will advance a culture of openness and innovation, welcome change, and invite people from diverse viewpoints to come together. We believe in diversity of thought, perspective, and experience - it is at the very center of how we deliver value through collaboration. Your success in this role will flow from your ability to be an effective leader, identifying and bringing together key constituencies to solve complex issues. You will balance the organization's business needs with individual members' perspectives on the broader scientific consensus, and balance domestic and international points of view - knowing that some decisions will have a disparate impact on important constituencies. You'll explore new ways to collaborate with external organizations to increase the relevancy and impact of our work - advancing global standards and nurturing and developing the next generation of volunteer leaders.
Your interpersonal communication skills will be called upon in varied forums; our work informs the judgment of our members, regulators, clinicians, industry leaders, and front-line health technology professionals. You will serve as AAMI's principal spokesperson, maintaining regular contact with member organizations, regulators, industry, media, and the public. In this role, you will establish and nurture relationships with FDA, CMS, and other key regulatory agencies to ensure inclusion and further establish AAMI as an expert reference for those organizations.
You will engage our staff and volunteers in the shared vision for the future, refining AAMI's role in the health technology ecosystem. This is primarily a collaborative leadership role, drawing upon the unique collective expertise of more than 40 talented staff members and hundreds of committed volunteers. You will listen, learn, understand, synthesize, distill, and help create a framework for committed action. You will integrate and advance the work of AAMI's cross-disciplinary teams including standards, membership, education, certification, events management, publications, communications, marketing, and sales. In support of our shared vision, we anticipate that you will also lead the development of fair and transparent key performance metrics and measures of impact for the staff, tangibly demonstrating how everyone's work and involvement contribute to AAMI goals.
Success in Your First Year
In this role you will:
Key Growth Opportunities
We anticipate that you will find significant growth opportunities for AAMI in the following areas:
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