The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), the national not-for-profit association representing over 89,000 veterinarians working in private and corporate practice, government, industry, academia, uniformed services, and not-for-profit organizations is seeking a Director for our State Advocacy Division located in our headquarters office in Schaumburg, IL, a northwest suburb of Chicago.
Reporting to the Chief Advocacy and Public Policy Officer, this newly created position will be responsible for providing vision, leadership, strategic planning, and project management for activities and programs in furtherance of the AVMA’s objectives for state-level advocacy. Serving as the AVMA’s primary staff liaison to veterinary medical associations located in US states and territories, the Director oversees programs and provides recommendations to the Chief Advocacy & Public Policy Officer and assigned governance entities on courses of action that will support a robust and effective state-level advocacy agenda that prioritizes collaborative efforts with state veterinary medical associations and achieves the AVMA’s public policy goals. The Director will lead a team that assists the AVMA in providing information to state veterinary medical associations that will support them in educating state legislators, regulators, and their staffs about the impacts of proposals being considered on veterinarians, their patients, and their clients. Approximately 15% travel.
Located in Schaumburg, Illinois, with a Governmental Relations Division in Washington, D.C., the AVMA is structured to work for its 89,000+ members, and acts as a collective voice for the membership and for the profession. AVMA provides a number of benefits to members including information resources; state and federal advocacy; and opportunities to address issues and affect policy that govern the profession and the practice of veterinary medicine; continuing education opportunities; quality publications; and discounts on personal and professional products, programs and services. The work of AVMA is carried out by a staff of over 150. The organization is governed by an 18-member Board of Directors and has a $30M annual operating budget. For more information, visit https://www.avma.org/AVMAcareers .
The AVMA offers a supportive work environment & excellent benefits. Deadline for application is 3/8/17. Application must include cover letter, resume, & salary requirements. Submit to: firstname.lastname@example.org