Executive Director

Media 19063, Pennsylvania

JoB Description

To succeed in this role, the individual should be an excellent communicator, able to work with members, staff, project teams and diverse stakeholders and build rapport with others working in child advocacy or working to improve the delivery of pediatric care. He/she should also be a strategic thinker with an analytical mind and strong problem-solving skills.
Ultimately, this individual will maintain strong relationships with other child advocacy organizations, state government, and our membership to work on advocating for children and pediatricians.

This position provides daily leadership, direction and management of the business and public affairs of the Pennsylvania Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics.



  • Sets the overall direction and strategy of the Chapter as approved by the Board of Directors
  • Manages the general affairs of the Chapter, including annual budget, staffing, programs, membership, legislative initiatives and strategic planning
  • Serves as a role model for the Chapter’s staff and sets the overall tone for the Chapter’s collaborative and collegial culture ***
  • Builds and leads the Chapter’s senior executive staff
  • Allocates capital to the organization’s priorities with input and guidance from the Board of Directors
  • Serves as chief liaison to the Board of Directors, the Program Directors, and the Medical Directors for the Chapter’s programs
  • Develops a strategic plan for Chapter growth and program development as well as leverages relationships to maintain and grow partnerships and funding
  • Advocates on a state level for children’s health initiatives as well as for practice related issues for pediatricians
  • Supervises the Chapter’s staff and contractors, including the Chapter’s lobbying team and the Medical Directors, quality improvement experts and researchers for the Chapter’s programs
  • Serves as a liaison with the national American Academy of Pediatrics and the Executive Directors of other chapters
  • Serves as the spokesperson for the organization when a physician is unavailable to serve in that role
  • Secures funding and builds collaborations with other organizations to develop, grow and sustain the programs of the Chapter
  • Develops grant budgets and maintains a working understanding of all of the Chapter’s finances
  • Builds and maintains relationships between the Chapter and other child advocacy groups, coalitions and community organizations
  • Maintains collaborative relationships with medical training centers, state medical associations, public service organizations and industry
  • Grows relationships with corporations and private funders to enhance state funding and to open new avenues of scalability for the Chapter’s programs
  • Organizes and maintains an efficient Chapter office and administrative structure
  • Oversees an annual plan for the recruitment and retention of members
  • Manages all contractual and grant relationships with COO
  • Oversees all prospecting for grant and foundation opportunities
  • Sets standards for all PR/marketing efforts, including newsletters, graphic standards, annual reports, website redesign and brochures
  • Oversees all solicitations and outreach for sponsorships, donations and grants for the organization
  • Identifies key staff in other organizations to cultivate relationships and create new relationships and opportunities for the chapter***


Required Skills:

  • Comprehensive knowledge of association and nonprofit management, government relations, strategic development, board development, budgeting and finance, grant writing, event planning, administration, and media relations***
  • Background in program management, human resources and fundraising preferred
  • Exceptional skills in building working relationships between diverse stakeholders and fostering positive relationships
  • The ability to leverage public and private partnerships to achieve mutual outcomes
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills
  • A self-motivated learner with the ability to evaluate and solve complex challenges in a creative and collaborative manner ***
  • Outstanding teamwork and leadership skills


Required Education and Experience:

  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree required; minimum of 10 years of administrative level experience in association management or healthcare field



To Apply: Please send cover letter and resume/cv to [email protected]

Contact: Interim ED/Director of Finance Patti Campbell

Salary: $100,000-$105,000 + benefits

E-Mail: [email protected]

From the blog

Who Do You Trust?

Posted by Laura Otten, Ph.D., Director on 20 September 2018, 7:35 am

As we approach the last quarter of the year, the three months when, historically, more dollars come to nonprofits than any other three month period, I’m often asked by reporters and regular folk how to determine if a nonprofit is “donation-worthy.” Unfortunately, our job at proving our worthiness got harder last year, as trust in nonprofits continued to drop.  According to Edelman’s annual Trust Barometer (which was released the beginning of this year), people from around the world are losing trust in government, for-profits, nonprofits, and the media.  In the United States, trust in all of these organizations dropped to 43%. .

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