We are seeking an accomplished Vice President with demonstrated success in driving business growth, managing client and sponsor relationships, building and representing a brand, and overseeing operations. The VP will be responsible for Client strategic, operational, and financial well-being, as well as oversight of day-to-day operations for client teams Chicago office. They will work closely with the Client Board of Directors to develop strategy and implement policies, programs, services and practices for the association.
Plan, direct, monitor, analyze and communicate association finances, including annual budgets, monthly statements (including interpretation and forecasting), and investments.
Drive membership growth through recruitment and retention, engagement and recognition.
Lead, evaluate and optimize performance of association programs against goals.
Oversee client of operations, including membership development, event management (annual conference, trade show and regional events), sponsorship and partnerships, education and certification management, Provide strategic and governance leadership to the board of directors, committees and task forces, ensuring a process to identify and recruit future leaders, establish policy and provide overall direction for the business.
Liaise with various committees including attending meetings and preparing minutes, as appropriate
Create and maintain partnerships/relationships with related medical industry organizations to increase awareness and grow client membership
Ensure staff resources and deliverables are correctly allocated and focused on client objectives
Be conversant in medical industry trends and be the “voice of the industry”, as needed
Implement client directives and Identify new member benefits, emerging trends and actions to positively grow the association clients
Approve monthly expenses and prepare budgets for approval
Monitor, evaluate and optimize performance of association programs against goals.
Allocate resources and act as the main liaison between the board and staff.
Initiate and anticipate potential to enhance and grow non-dues revenue, identifying sales opportunities and representing the association in the external community.
Other duties as assigned.
Am I Qualified?
Master’s degree preferred, Bachelor’s degree required in business, marketing, communications or associated disciplines; knowledge of manufacturing industries helpful
A minimum of 7-10 years of executive management experience with demonstrated organizational, operational and leadership experience. .
Association management or non-profit experience helpful.
Experience working with medical professionals is a plus.
Must have a high level of strategic and financial management experience.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
Ability to develop and maintain key industry and association relationships.
Proficiency in results driven sales and negotiation skills.
Solid track record of working with volunteer Boards as well as excellent oral and written skills.
Kellen is a global professional services firm with a primary concentration in association management and communications. We also offer outsource services such as meetings and conference management, digital marketing and strategic advice. We are an employee-owned company (ESOP) with 300+ employees from a wide variety of professional disciplines. Kellen has eight offices in Atlanta, Brussels, Beijing, Chicago, Denver, Kansas City, New York City and Washington DC.