Executive Director

American College of Surgeons
Chicago, Illinois
Dec 31, 2020
Jan 30, 2021
Full Time
Position Type

Executive Director

American College of Surgeons

Chicago, Illinois

The Board of Regents of the American College of Surgeons (ACS or the College) invites applications for the position of Executive Director. The College is a scientific and educational organization of surgeons that was founded in 1913 by Franklin H. Martin, MD, FACS for the primary purpose of educating and training surgeons to raise the standards of surgical practice and to improve the quality of care for surgical patients. The College has more than 82,000 members, referred to as “Fellows”, making it the largest organization of surgeons in the world. 

The Executive Director provides overall leadership for the College and works collaboratively with its Board of Regents to establish strategic priorities. The Executive Director is responsible for day-to-day oversight of activities of the College’s 450 employees and approximately 275 volunteers. The Executive Director, under the direction of the Board of Regents, provides leadership for strategic planning; major advocacy efforts; broad based communications; diverse standard setting activities; relationship building with members and other constituencies; and activities that generate non-dues revenue. 

The Executive Director must be a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons with significant, successful leadership experience in a high performing and diversified healthcare organization. The Executive Director will be deeply committed to the College’s mission and values. The Executive Director will be an innovative and strategic thinker with excellent communication and interpersonal skills that engender respect. The Executive Director will possess strong business, organizational, analytical, and fiscal knowledge and skills.  The Executive Director will be based in Chicago, Illinois.

Applications and inquiries are being accepted for the position. The position will remain open until it is filled. Applicants are encouraged to submit their materials, including a CV and cover letter, by February 19, 2021.  All inquiries, referrals, and applications will be held in strict confidence and should be directed to Isaacson, Miller via www.imsearch.com/7749.

The American College of Surgeons is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities.  If, because of a medical condition or disability, you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please email recruitment@facs.org or call (312) 202-5000 and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information.

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