College of American Pathologists Dir Exec Ops Advocacy & Policy in Washington, District Of Columbia

Dir Exec Ops Advocacy & Policy

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Dir Exec Ops Advocacy & Policy

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Washington, DC

Job Description:

Director, Executive Operations for Policy and Advocacy

Advance your career while driving improved patient care alongside leaders in laboratory medicine.

Collaborate with member leaders to make a difference in medicine and health care with the College of American Pathologists (CAP). CAP is the nation’s leading laboratory medical society comprised of more than 18,000 board-certified physicians advancing accuracy in laboratory medicine on a global scale. A Becker’s Healthcare “Great Place to Work” and a 2014 Chicago Tribune Top Workplace, the CAP offers rewarding compensation plans that include incentive opportunities, excellent employee benefits, all within a collaborative culture in which employees have a positive impact on patient care.

The Director, Executive Operations for Policy and Advocacy is responsible for enabling the VP for Policy and Advocacy to work most effectively with internal and external stakeholders and fulfill commitments to the CAP Leadership and the Policy and Advocacy RU. The Director will be responsible for encompassing five main responsibilities. These include:

o Coordination / orchestration for commitments directly involving the VP for Policy and Advocacy to ensure alignment among stakeholders.

o Preparation and facilitation of meetings involving the VP of Policy and Advocacy (e.g., with College senior leadership such as the Executive Operations Team, CAP Board, Executive and Finance Committees, the House of Delegate, the Council on Government and Professional Affairs, internal Policy and Advocacy staff meetings and external meetings with current or potential College partners, government officials, peer executives, and CAP members).

o General awareness and proactive identification of issues that could impact the successful execution of the VP of Policy and Advocacy commitments to the Board of Governors, Council on Government and Professional Affairs, and elevation of issues about which the VP of Policy and Advocacy should be aware.

o Development of draft communication on behalf of the VP of Policy and Advocacy and/or research in support of these. These range from BOG and Council reports; to speeches and presentations involving external audiences; and internal staff communications.

o Direction of Executive Operations team with responsibility for the management of the DC office and the Council on Government and Professional Affairs.

Candidates must be able to use discretion, tact, diplomacy and persistence in the execution of job functions. Candidates must also be agile-minded, proactive, organized, and committed to the vision and values of the College. The ideal candidate will be a direct communicator with written and oral communication skills, provide high energy with a positive can-do attitude, and maintain a confident and professional personal presence.

The Director, Executive Operations for Policy and Advocacy will be responsible for a highly strategic and facilitative role, which requires a combination of focus and flexibility, as well as willingness to play a combination of active and behind-the-scenes duties, working closely with the chief executive and executive team. Candidates must have strong emotional intelligence, self-motivation, strong analytical skills, the ability to manage competing timelines and set priorities, a willingness to work hard and take direction, but also creatively solve problems for which the answers aren’t always obvious.

MS Office (Advanced level) is required. A Bachelor’s degree is required, advanced degree preferred. A minimum three-year commitment to prepare for a leadership role at the CAP is required. Project management experience, negotiation skills, strategic and financial analysis skills are also strongly desired. Market research experience is a plus. Knowledge of the CAP and key stakeholders is desirable, but not essential.

This is a director-level, full-time (50+ hours per week) position located in the Washington, DC office. Less than 15% travel is expected; includes weekends. The Director, Executive Operations for Policy and Advocacy is expected to attend key enterprise events, such as the Policy Meeting, HOD Meetings, other select meetings with VP as appropriate, 100% of the CGPA Meeting, and additional committee meetings as needed.

• Competitive salaries • Paid time off • Paid holidays • Comprehensive insurance coverage (including medical, dental, vision, prescription drug coverage, flexible spending, life, and short- and long-term disability) • Tuition reimbursement • Retirement plan • Wellness programs • Employee Assistance Program • Flexible hours • Pleasant, smoke-free environment

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