The North Carolina Optometric Society, a statewide organization representing over 1,000 North Carolina Doctors of Optometry, seeks an exceptional leader who is a strategic thinker, relationship builder, and a visionary change agent.
The Executive Director reports to and is responsible for executing policies of the NCOS Executive Council and is responsible for the organization’s achievement of its missions and goals to advance the profession of Optometry in North Carolina. The Executive Director serves as the Chief Executive Officer and oversees all administrative, budgetary, statutory, and program functions of the Board. He or she is responsible for the organization’s consistent achievement of its mission and goals as well as overseeing day-to-day operations, including management of a $1-2M budget and office staff.
Key responsibilities include:
Membership recruitment, retention, and coordination of volunteer involvement and leadership development;
Monitoring and assessing all pertinent legislative and regulatory developments that might impact the profession, including supervision of lobbyist(s) and lobbying activities;
Developing strong working relationships with all related health care services, agencies, and policy makers;
Maintaining close relationship to the American Optometric Association and peer networks;
Ensuring membership has access to high quality educational programs to advance their clinical skills and abilities.
Advocating, representing, and communicating the activities, programs, and goals of the association to our membership, state agencies, legislative bodies, related organizations, and the general public through a multiple platforms and formats; and
Overseeing and practicing sound financial principles including developing and operating within budgetary guidelines, fundraising, protecting and maintaining assets of the association, and building reserves for the future.
Supervising and implementing two conventions and other yearly continuing educational events;
Educating all board members and overseeing meetings to ensure the association is in compliance with antitrust and other laws which directly affect not-for-profit organizations.
Interested candidates should send a cover letter, resume, and three references with “Executive Director Application” in the subject line by August 31, 2021 to email@example.com.
NCOS is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Salary and benefits will be commensurate with experience.
Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science degree with MS, MPH, MBA, MPA, CAE or JD preferred.
A minimum of five (5) years of management experience in not-for-profit association administration, government relations, health services, public administration, or closely related area.
Experience in fiscal and asset management, including development of budgets.
Experience in legislative battles and regulatory environments with emphasis on health policy and insurance issues preferred.
Experience with PAC funds and 527 compliance.
Availability for travel and required after hours work including weekends.
About North Carolina Optometric Society
Established in 1909, the North Carolina Optometric Society is a statewide organization representing over 1,000 student, active, and retired optometrist members.