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Executive Director
Dermatology Foundation in Evanston, Illinois
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Date Posted March 29, 2020
Philanthropy-Senior/Executive Management
Employment Type Fulltime
Application Deadline Open until filled

The Dermatology Foundation (DF), established in 1964, is the largest private source for medical research funding in dermatology.  Located in Evanston, IL this 501(c)3 member-based professional organization serves dermatologists throughout the United States. The DF’s mission is to provide research funding that develops and retains future teachers and researchers in dermatology, enabling advancements in patient care. The DF has been responsible for supporting nearly 2,000 physician scientists and investigators. The DF garners financial contributions for its mission from member dermatologists, corporate supporters and specialty societies.

With an annual revenue of $6.3M and a portfolio of $47M, the DF is poised to enter a new era.   Governed by a Board of 37 and an Executive Committee of 13 members, the DF is seeking an Executive Director to follow its highly respected long-standing leader. This person will have the opportunity to impact the organization in a way that reflects the changes taking place in the field.

Desired Qualifications

  • A Bachelor’s Degree in business or health field; advanced degree preferred; CAE desirable.

  • 10 years’ management experience in complex organizations, with demonstrated success in leading, planning, and organizing operations including experience working closely with physicians as a senior executive in a professional health care or organized medicine association.

  • At least 10 years’ experience in fundraising/business development with proven results.

  • Financial acumen, with the ability to oversee a wide range of activities.

  • Ability to develop trusting relationships with Board members, donors, physicians, deans, and executive-level corporate contacts.

  • Excellent strategic, planning, and implementation skills.

  • Demonstrated ability to assess processes and implement changes utilizing current technology and communication techniques

  • A general working knowledge of the health care delivery system and familiarity with legislation affecting fundraising and physician education.

  • Success in managing and motivating a high-performing teams, with experience in effective hiring and conducting performance appraisals.

  • Experience with major association activities or businesses, such as: annual meeting, trustee meetings, scientific symposia, membership recruitment and retention, and health policy.

  • The ability to travel 12-15 times a year for DF business and specialty meetings.

Timetable and Application Process

Tuft & Associates is accepting applications for a new Executive Director of the Dermatology Foundation beginning March 9, 2020.  Applications will be accepted until May 1, 2020.

First round interviews will take place in Chicago on June 15 and June 16.  Final round interviews will be on July 10.

Those interested in applying should prepare a confidential resume and a cover letter outlining specific qualifications related to this position profile. Full posting at http://www.tuftassoc.com/jobs/executive-director-33/.   Please send resume and cover letter to: Catherine Babjak at Tuft & Associates cbabjak@tuftassoc.com 312-642-8889

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