The National Hartford Center of Gerontological Nursing Excellence (NHCGNE) is seeking a dynamic and creative individual to serve as its Executive Director (ED). In this role, the ED will provide national and international leadership in gerontological nursing education to effect practice change. This is a half-time position (20 hours/week).
The Executive Director of the National Hartford Center of Gerontological Nursing Excellence (NHCGNE) is responsible for administering NHCGNE program initiatives as part of an independent, multifaceted, 501 (C)(3) non-profit association that promotes research, scholarship and education designed to advance and improve gerontological nursing practice that results in optimal health and quality of life for older adults. The Executive Director works with the Governing Board to chart a strategic course to ensure NHCGNE sustains its mission and the vitality of discovery and excellence.
The Executive Director serves as the chief executive officer and coordinates all planning, program development, operations, budget preparation, and policy matters, including approval of required reports, and grant writing. Additionally, the Executive Director oversees communications and public relations activities, membership development, and all logistical arrangements needed to carry out the Annual Leadership Conference, with the support of the staff of Drohan Management Group. The Executive Director serves as the principal point of contact for the Board of Directors, advisory groups, subcontractors, and other partners. The Executive Director has a central role in strategic planning and oversees the Account Executive/Manager from Drohan Management Group. The Executive Director assumes responsibility for oversight of all day-to-day NHCGNE operations and other duties as assigned.
The Executive Director ideally would be a dedicated educator and a passionate advocate of gerontological nursing, with a demonstrated record of academic, executive, and administrative leadership as well as experience in building and effectively managing strong organizations in nursing.
Doctoral degree (preferred in nursing or gerontology)
Knowledge of association management either as a staff member or volunteer leader
Prior school of nursing faculty appointment (preferred)
5 years grant experience, including knowledge of foundation, government agency and organizational grant opportunities and connections (preferred)
Demonstrated collaborative management style.
A professional manner and demeanor.
Excellent oral and written communication skills.
Experience in managing budgets/finance reports.
Ability to operationalize NHCGNE vision and goals including development initiatives.
Experience in strategic planning.
AMOUNT OF TRAVEL REQUIRED:
Approximately 2-3 weeks of travel annually. Periodic weekend work may be required.
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