Executive Director

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Job Description: 

The Executive Director reports to the Board of Directors and will lead a staff of 30 dedicated professionals in the delivery of programs internationally and nationwide. He or she will work closely with members from industry, government, academic, and nonprofit sectors to identify national and international goals; and collaborate on solutions within the bounds of AOAC INTERNATIONAL’S mission and strategic plan. He or she will be a visionary catalyst for the development of globally accepted standards, that promotes consumer safety, security and comfort by working through our regulatory, academic, and industrial members and partners.  Our next leader will also ensure that the organization is run with integrity, transparency, and is an excellent employer for our diverse staff.

Responsibilities & Duties: 

Revenue Generation Strategies – Develops vision for sustained strategic economic and financial growth for the organization. 

Advocacy – Provides voice and testimony for AOAC INTERNATIONAL to key constituencies nationally and internationally.
Government, Community, and Public Relations – Assures the organization and its mission, programs and services are consistently presenting a strong, positive image to relevant stakeholders including leaders in government, business, the community, and the media.  Serves on multiple boards on behalf of the organization taking on leadership roles. 
Collaboration and Coordination with Multiple Partnering Organizations and Members – Works with other nonprofit organizations on areas of mutual interest to promote our organization’s mission.
Board Administration and Support – Supports operations and administration of the Board of Directors by advising and informing board members, coordinating with the Board of Directors, and ongoing board evaluation of the organization and the Executive Director.
Staff Management – Directly supervises staff and provides them with the tools and resources to oversee their divisions and programs.
Financial, Tax, and Risk Management – Recommends yearly budget for board approval and manages organization’s resources within those budget guidelines according to laws and regulations. Manages yearly audit, and preparation of multiple federal/state tax returns and related filings, in concert with accounting firms.
Human Resource Management – Effectively manages the human resources of the organization according to authorized personnel policies and procedures that fully conform to current laws and regulations.

  • Bachelor's degree in a related field required.  Master’s Degree preferred.
  • 15+ years of executive leadership experience in science, science policy, industry, higher education, or nonprofit leadership.  Experience working at national and international levels preferred.
  • Excellent leadership, relationship-building, and public speaking skills.
  • Strong knowledge of the public health and safety industries, quality improvement, and analytical methods. 
  • Strong analytical skills and experience with implementing evidenced–based, outcome driven programs.
  • Sound financial and business leadership.

Our company is an Equal Opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, national origin, age, sex, religion, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, gender identity or expression, or any other basis protected by local, state or federal law.

This policy applies with regard to all aspects of one’s employment, including hiring, transfer, promotion, compensation, eligibility for benefits and termination.