American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (ASPEN)

Executive Nonprofit Opportunity: Details





American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (ASPEN)

Silver Spring, MD

Chief Executive Officer

The American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (ASPEN) is an interdisciplinary organization dedicated to improving patient care by advancing the science and practice of clinical nutrition and metabolism. Its 6,500 members from around the world are involved in the provision of clinical nutrition therapies, including parenteral and enteral nutrition, and include dietitians, nurses, pharmacists, physicians, scientists, students, and other health professionals from every facet of nutrition support clinical practice, research, and education.

The position of Chief Executive Officer provides an opportunity to lead an organization that champions the best evidence-based nutrition support for patients and impacts worldwide clinical nutrition through the advancement of science and research, increased public awareness, and education and practice development of clinical nutrition professionals.

ASPEN seeks a proven executive-level leader whose career in a similar-size or larger national organization has been noted by his or her vision in charting a path forward, exceptional communication abilities and servant leadership style. This person must exhibit success in collaborating with and convening diverse stakeholders sharing common interests and values so the aspirations and goals of the organization are pursued in a collegial, interdisciplinary, transparent and highly participatory manner. Direct experience in the field of healthcare is not required, but general knowledge of the professions and the current healthcare landscape would be highly advantageous.

A background which demonstrates the execution of strategic objectives and the monitoring of such goals using a balanced scorecard approach or similar metrics method would be ideal. The qualified candidate will possess a high level of business and financial acumen along with experience in continuous process improvement and increasing operational efficiencies.

The candidate should demonstrate an ability to raise awareness of the mission of ASPEN nationally and internationally while supporting the best interests of members across all disciplines in the communities they serve. Experience working with stakeholders to build philanthropic and business relationships would be desirable.

A post-graduate degree from an accredited college or university is required. Demonstration of continuing professional education, accreditation in a professional field and board leadership in a state or national nonprofit, professional or trade association would be highly desirable.

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