The AANA is an organization that is in active transformation, so this is the kind of opportunity that doesn’t come around often. We’re looking to add a talented individual to join a dynamic group of professionals that are deeply dedicated to advancing the nurse anesthesia profession. While work experience and educational preparation are certainly important, a can-do attitude and drive to do epic stuff are the most desired characteristics for this new position
Service oriented, problem solving professional provides consultation, referral services and management to assist state associations in achieving stronger, best governance-based operations and alignment with AANA goals. Proactive engagement with state association leaders to identify needs, connect them to resources and forge strong relationships with AANA. Facilitate the creation, organization and exposure of AANA resources to state association leaders. This includes participating in the development of toolkits, templates and related content on the AANA website. This role will collaborate with state leaders and staff across the organization to ensure that state associations are well served by the organization and help identify and implement new opportunities for enhanced state association services and advocacy support.
MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Proactively identify state association needs for support, advocacy and services and assist in determining whether those services could be provided by staff in the State Management Affairs (SMA) Division, other AANA divisions/departments or by third-party resources.
Develop and maintain an inventory of AANA resources and services available for state associations and familiarize and educate state leaders on these resources.
Promote state associations engagement with AANA resources, and consultation that is available on association best practices and the procurement of services such as legal, lobbying, association management, web development, etc.
Manage the coordination of in-house services and support for state associations, including referrals to third-party resources that may support the needs of the states.
Assist in the identification and selection of third-party resources to provide services to state associations (i.e., association management services, accounting and tax services, strategic planning facilitators, website management, public relation services, meeting planning services, etc.)
Assist in the development of sample templates for requests for proposals (RFPs), model scopes of work (SOWs) and sample contracts for third-party resources working with state associations
Manage the creation and maintenance of a database of state association information along with analysis of state requests, resources, etc.
Coordinate the development and deployment of ready-to-use and live association resources to strengthen state associations.
Set tracking program goals, outcomes and evaluation metrics as appropriate.
Ensure all project-based activities are completed on time and within budget.
Assist, as assigned, in the execution of the strategies and tactics related to the implementation of the AANA Strategic Plan.
Manage special projects and other duties as assigned
Bachelor’s degree in a related field of study relevant to this position
Master’s degree or other leadership/training designations is a plus
Qualifications & Other Skills:
Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, to clearly and concisely communicate to all levels of the association
Strong attention to detail
Strong work ethic
The AANA offers a comprehensive employee benefits package which includes:
BlueCross and Blue Shield of Illinois medical
Consumer Driven Health Plan (HSA)
401(k) with a competitive match and generous additional annual company contribution
Company covers cost at 100% for;
Additional benefits include;
Office closed between Christmas Day to New Year’s Day
Generous time off for vacation
Employee referral bonus!
KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS
Strong customer service/member service skills.
At least five years of association management experience. Health care association management experience is a plus and a focus on state associations or chapter relations is preferred.
Demonstrated ability to effectively engage volunteer leaders using multiple communication methods (written, oral, social media, etc.) and tailor programs to fit different needs.
Advanced IT skills and proficiency with MS Office and volunteer or association management software and content management systems.
Strong written, oral and presentation skills.
Demonstrated ability to function as an effective member of a team, prioritize work effectively and make sound decisions in a timely manner.
Strong project management, organizational and customer skills.
Internal Number: 1052
About American Association of Nurse Anesthetists
Founded in 1931, the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA) is the professional association representing more than 44,000 Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNAs) and student nurse anesthetists nationwide. CRNAs are advanced practice nurses who are the hands-on providers of approximately 32 million anesthetics given in the United States each year. They administer every type of anesthetic, work in every type of practice setting, and provide care for every type of surgery or procedure, from open heart to cataract to pain management.
The AANA promulgates education and practice standards/guidelines and affords consultation to both private and governmental entities regarding nurse anesthetists and their practice.