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Search underway for the Executive Director of the American Thyroid Association® (ATA®). The Executive Director is the chief staff executive, reporting to the Board of Directors. The Executive Director oversees programs and business operations and is responsible for the direction, administration and coordination of the Association in all of its activities. The Executive Director serves as an ex officio, non-voting member of the ATA® Board of Directors.

This is a remote position. The Executive Director is expected to reside in the D.C. area or be able to travel to the D.C. area as necessary.


The Executive Director’s responsibilities include:

  • Managing staff of six remote employees;
  • Attending all Board of Directors’ and association meetings and events;
  • Ensuring the Board of Directors is fully informed of all matters related to programs, finances and governance;
  • Organizing and promoting the Board of Directors’ participation in ATA® governance;
  • Supporting the executive committee, Board of Directors and Committee Chairs;
  • Overseeing all member events, meetings, programs and services;
  • Maintaining and updating policies and procedures;
  • Participating in the performance assessment of the Board of Directors in achieving its goals and fulfilling its duties;
  • Overseeing website content and structure and ensuring that it reflects ATA®’s strategic plan and mission;
  • Building a strong relationship with the executive committee, Board, industry and sister societies and other stakeholders;
  • Participating in the development of the ATA® strategic plan.

Desired Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree; Master’s or other advanced degree is preferred; CAE desirable;
  • Six to ten years of relevant professional association management experience providing strategic leadership;
  • Previous experience as a President, CEO, ED or equivalent leadership role with a global perspective;
  • Strong track record of working with a national level Board of Directors;
  • Strong business and financial acumen;
  • Demonstrated success as a consensus builder among diverse constituencies;
  • Successful track record of internal and external team building and cultivating relationships among all stakeholder groups;
  • Experience with innovative, technologic platforms for communication and outreach;
  • Champion of diversity, equity and inclusion.

Personal Characteristics and Behaviors

  • Passion for the ATA® mission, vision and values;
  • Strong communicator with well-developed listening skills;
  • Visionary leader with a global perspective;
  • Strong interpersonal skills; a welcoming professional who is approachable, diplomatic and respectful;
  • A consensus builder who works effectively across an organization and with diverse stakeholders and partners;
  • Ethical, honest and transparent;
  • A creative problem solver.

For Full Position Profile: ATA Executive Director Position Profile

ATA® is an equal opportunity employer committed to inclusive hiring and dedicated to diversity.

The search for the Executive Director with the American Thyroid Association® is being conducted by Tuft & Associates, Inc. in partnership with Association Strategies, Inc. 

Applicants should submit a cover letter and resume to:
Tuft & Associates, Inc. at cbabjak@tuftassoc.com

To learn more about ATA, go to http://www.thyroid.org.

Applications will be accepted until May 31, 2024.
Nominations or referrals may be directed to:
Jill Christie, President
Tuft & Associates, Inc.

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