Texas Veterinary Medical Association/Texas Veterinary Medical Foundation
Location: Austin, Texas
Type: Full Time
Required Education: 4 Year Degree
This position serves dual roles as both the Executive Director of TVMA and the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of TVMF.
The TVMA Executive Director is the chief administrative officer of TVMA and is responsible for all management functions. The Executive Director manages and directs all activities of TVMA as prescribed by the Executive Committee and is responsible to the Executive Committee. The position oversees the staff of approximately 12 individuals (including TVMF personnel) and is responsible for employing or terminating members of the staff as necessary to carry on the work of TVMA and also fixes their compensation within the approved budget. The Executive Director also defines the duties of staff, supervises their performance, establishes their titles and delegates those responsibilities of management as shall be in the best interest of TVMA.
The Executive Director of TVMA has primary responsibility for day-to-day management of TVMA and its programs, which include membership recruitment and retention as well as benefits and services. The Executive Director provides oversight and assistance to the Government Relations Division, which is charged with representing the Association before legislative and regulatory bodies. The position oversees the provision of continuing education (CE) opportunities for member and non-member veterinarians and serves as a member of the Southwest Veterinary Symposium (SWVS) Board of Managers, which oversees a large regional CE meeting each year. In addition, the Executive Director serves as the Executive Secretary of the Veterinary Political Action Committee (VPAC).
The principal role of the Chief Executive Officer of TVMF is ensuring that the Foundation and the Association work in tandem, carrying out their activities in a complimentary fashion and achieving the benefit of a close working relationship. The CEO serves as a liaison between the TVMF Board of Trustees, TVMA Board of Directors and TVMA Executive Committee. The CEO has the ultimate responsibility for ensuring that the plans and purposes of the TVMF Board of Trustees are fulfilled and for providing oversight and support to the TVMF Chief Operating Officer, who serves as the chief administrator of the Foundation.
TVMA has an annual budget of approximately $2.5 million, the majority of which is generated by membership dues, conference revenues and various forms of non-dues revenue. TVMA has net assets of approximately $6 million. VPAC has an annual budget of approximately $150,000 per year, and TVMF has an annual budget of more than $500,000. TVMF has net assets of approximately $3.25 million. TVMA has a staff of 11 while TVMF has a staff of two. The Executive Director/CEO is responsible for the direction of both staffs.
Successful candidates should have the following combination of experience and competencies:
Seven-plus years of professional experience with increasing responsibility
Management experience with a budget of at least $1M to $2M and responsibility for a staff of at least eight
Experience working for a membership or trade association
Experience with public speaking and media relations
Experience working with a board or serving on a board
An understanding of legislative and regulatory advocacy; experience in Texas preferred
Successful candidates should have the following competencies:
Organization and management skills
Communication skills, both oral and written
Superior interpersonal skills
Successful candidates should have the following education and credentials:
Undergraduate degree required; DVM, JD or MBA a plus
Certified Association Executive (CAE) preferred
The ideal candidate will possess a work style and personality that will create an excellent fit with the organization’s culture and structure, including:
A passion for the purposes of TVMA and TVMF
A passion for serving the members
The ability and drive to advance and protect the veterinary profession
Honest and ethical communication
A willingness for collaboration
Data-driven decision-making skills
The desire to promote individual and team development
PROCEDURE FOR CANDIDATES
For confidential consideration, at your earliest convenience and no later than October 1, 2021, please email your chronological resume (to include description and size of current/prior organizations and responsibilities) and compensation expectations to:
About Texas Veterinary Medical Association/Texas Veterinary Medical Foundation
The Texas Veterinary Medical Association (TVMA) was organized in 1903 and continues to operate as a nonprofit organization under the laws of the state of Texas. The purpose of TVMA is to support veterinarians as they practice the art and science of veterinary medicine in Texas. TVMA is made up of its members who pay dues and use our products, programs and services. These members currently number approximately 5,000 licensed veterinarians and Licensed Veterinary Technicians (LVTs) practicing throughout the state of Texas.
Today, TVMA is one of the largest state veterinary medical associations in the nation and is recognized for its leadership on important issues, innovative solutions and effective representation. The excellence of its educational programs, publications and legislative efforts has fostered an outstanding reputation among veterinarians and sister associations across the country.
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