The Santa Clara County Medical Association (SCCMA) is recruiting and evaluating candidates for the Executive Director position at their San Jose headquarters. SCCMA has approximately 4,000 members, a staff of four, and an annual operating budget of approximately $1.2 million.
SCCMA works collaboratively with local, regional, state, and federal agencies advocating for the professional practice of medicine to ensure excellence in patient care, public health and the education and well-being of patients and physicians in our community. SCCMA is a component medical society of the California Medical Association (CMA) and works closely with CMA under a unified membership model.
Scope of Position
Operating in an environment of mutual respect, the Executive Director will serve as a trusted partner to the SCCMA board. He or she will administer programs and activities designed to meet the goals of the organization and support its physician members as the practice of medicine in the United States continues to evolve. Duties include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Work closely with the SCCMA board to identify the organization’s priorities through the facilitation of strategic discussions; translate policies and priorities into actions; and carry out all policies established by the board.
- Oversee the day-to-day operations of the association and establish operating and financial objectives, including the preparation of an annual budget and operating plan.
- Serve as executive staff to the board and its Executive Committee by organizing meetings and preparing and distributing meeting agendas, materials, and minutes.
- Manage the financial affairs of the association, including the establishment of internal controls, preparation of monthly statements, regular financial reports, and overseeing and implementing investment strategies in collaboration with the Finance Committee.
- Manage all human resource activities, including the hiring, firing, and development of all SCCMA employees, while maintaining appropriate personnel policies.
- Seek to build membership by developing effective recruitment and retention strategies.
- Oversee the publication of the association’s magazine and newsletter.
- Ensure that the association’s programs are relevant and of high-quality, and that they are delivered to members through the most effective and efficient means.
- Represent the association in its relationships with local government agencies, other societies and associations, corporations, and community agencies; seek to build or maintain effective relationships with the leaders of these organizations.
- Stay informed regarding key pending legislation and regulations affecting the association and the medical profession; maintain liaison with CMA and AMA. Advise the board as necessary and solicit member participation in relevant activities.
- Maintain a favorable picture of the association and the medical profession through continuing liaison with news media and active participation in selected community groups.
- Work continually with affiliates and subsidiaries of the association.
- Provide management services for the SCCMA Foundation 501(c)(3) as needed.
- Limited travel is required for meeting attendance (mileage is reimbursed)
Experience and Qualifications
- BA or BS degree required. Concentration in management/administration, healthcare, public health, or related field desirable. Advanced degree is a plus.
- A minimum of seven years of progressively responsible experience in association management, healthcare management, or related business management required.
- Experience working with physicians is preferred, along with a genuine interest in addressing the economic and public health issues that are important to physicians.
- Demonstrated ability in financial management and reporting.
- Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with other employees and members in a cooperative team effort, both as a team leader and as a team member.
- Experience in managing staff, and particularly managing within a small organization.
- Demonstrated ability to collaborate and identify solutions to challenges posed by multiple stakeholder perspectives.
- Excellent written and oral communication skills as demonstrated by effective and compelling writing and public speaking.
- Previous experience in grant writing and grant management (not required, but desired)
The successful candidate will possess personal and professional integrity, a preference for a collaborative culture, strong communication skills, and highly developed people skills. In addition, the qualified candidate will have a strong drive to succeed and a combination of the following:
- Strategic visionary.
- Excellent mentoring and coaching skills.
- An honest, transparent, inclusive communicator.
- An inspiring, empathetic, collaborative leadership style.
- Strong emotional intelligence, including active listening skills and compassion.
- Experienced networker and capable presenter in business development meetings.
Compensation + Benefits
The base salary for this position is $225,000-$275,000 per year, coupled with an annual performance bonus of 10-20% of the base salary which is determined by members of the Executive Committee upon completion of an annual 360 review. The foregoing compensation information is a good-faith assessment associated with this position only and is provided pursuant to the California Salary Transparency Law.
The benefits available for this position include:
- Twenty days of paid vacation time
- Fifteen days of sick time
- Ten paid holidays
- Paid time off for the period between Christmas and New Year’s Day (office closure)
- 100% health/dental insurance coverage for employee
- $10,000 life insurance policy
- 401k employer match of 3% and an end-of-year profit sharing program
- Hybrid work environment (currently)
Application period: May 8-June 9, 2023
First round of in-person interviews: Saturday, July 8 (tentative)
Ideal start date for top candidate: early September (mutually determined)
To apply for SCCMA’s Executive Director position, please email a cover letter and resume (maximum 3 pages), including a full job history, to email@example.com by June 9, 2023.
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