Manager, Governance and Strategy
Company: KENTUCKY SOCIETY OF ASSOCIATION EXECUTIVES INC
Posted on: September 21, 2023
Manager, Governance and Strategy Endocrinologists are at the
core of solving the most pressing health problems of our time, from
diabetes and obesity to infertility, bone health, and
hormone-related cancers The Endocrine Society is the world's oldest
and largest organization of scientists devoted to hormone research
and physicians who care for people with hormone-related conditions.
Our inclusive community is made up of scientists, physicians,
educators, nurses, and students in 122 countries. The Manager,
Governance and Strategy is a critical member of the Executive
Office team, supporting governance and strategy functions to
develop more efficient frameworks and workstreams to effectively
align governance operations with our strategic goals. This is a
full-time opportunity for an energetic individual with excellent
communication skills and demonstrated experience prioritizing tasks
and supporting diverse teams. In collaboration with the Associate
Director, Strategic Initiatives, and the Director of Governance,
this position will manage governance operations, timelines and
deliverables, the laureate awards program, and key activities
including the committee selection process, governing documents,
leadership development, governance streamlining, and committee
staff liaison communication/training. Our ideal candidate will be a
collaborative and proactive individual who embraces a
systems-thinking mindset to optimize processes and communication
channels. What you'll bring to the job:
- Bachelor's degree and a minimum of 5 years non-profit
governance experience or equivalent combination of education and
relevant work experience.
- Demonstrated understanding on non-profit governance and board
of directors' operations.
- Strong organizational and project management skills with an
eagerness to develop efficient workstreams. Must have a can-do
attitude and be comfortable in a fast paced and dynamic environment
with the desire for continued learning and growth.
- High degree of professionalism dealing with executive and
- Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office applications and
proficient in Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, and Adobe
- Expertise with Association Management Systems (AMS) or other
database applications. Our Values: We believe in and empower our
staff. We know that with our investment in their growth, they have
an even greater potential to contribute to our organization. Our
core values embody the character and culture of our staff - they
guide our decision making, interactions and how we serve our
members. As an organization, we are committed to: demonstrating
responsible stewardship, treating one another with trust and mutual
respect, supporting work life balance, sustaining an inclusive
environment, and fostering an environment that encompasses
communication, service, collaboration, results & innovation. What
- In collaboration with the Director, Governance, and Associate
Director, Strategic Initiatives help develop agendas, reports, and
presentation materials for Board meetings and CEO.
- Manage a coordinated and cohesive approach to the committee
appointment process, including but not limited to assisting the
president-elect in research for appointment process, lead the staff
in coordinating the process and gathering input from the staff
liaisons and committee chairs, communicating appointments and
sunsets, updating information for the website and in the AMS,
sending all appointment letters, creating and maintaining an
updated roster in the database, and scheduling chair/co-chair
- Oversee the flow of information between the Board of Directors
and committees by collaborating with senior leadership and staff
- Support maintenance and updates to the governance framework,
including developing, updating, and reviewing governance documents
and monitoring compliance with requirements in framework.
- Develop process and framework for monitoring the collection,
implementation, and communication of annual committee workplans,
including supporting the Chief Membership and Diversity Programs
Officer to manage the integration of Diversity, Equity, and
Inclusion priorities and coordination with organization-wide
- Facilitate the flow of information, ensuring key information is
disseminated to staff and member leaders.
- Work closely with senior staff to assist various workgroups,
committees, and task forces; manage process and coordination to
support staff liaisons.
- Develop and maintain committee training and educational
materials explaining committee roles, responsibilities, and
decision-making processes for both staff liaisons and committee
- Identify opportunities for continuous improvement and
efficiencies; proactively seek feedback to streamline processes or
explore creative solutions.
- Prioritize conflicting needs; handle matters expeditiously and
proactively; anticipate issues and opportunities and follow through
on projects to successful completion, often with competing
- Support and enhance the objectives of the Executive Office to
ensure effective alignment and execution.
- Collaborate with the organizational enablement team in the
development of staff resources and training to support processes
for strategic cross-functional projects, OKR methodology, and
- Support the execution of special projects to advance
organizational goals and objectives.
- Collaborate with the planning, development and execution of new
board member and committee chairs on-boarding program.
- May provide additional governance support in the development of
a governance polices and procedure manual. What you'll do well:
- Identify and deal with issues proactively and persistently,
seizing opportunities that arise. Identify what needs to be done
and act before being asked or required. Do more than what is
normally required in a situation. Seek out others involved in a
situation to learn their perspectives. Take independent action to
change the direction of events.
- Recognize and respect the value of individual differences at
all levels of the organization. Seek information from others who
have different personalities, backgrounds, and styles, and include
them in decision-making and problem solving. Make it easy for
others to feel valuable. Communicate and cooperate with others who
have a diversity of cultural and demographic backgrounds.
- Work cooperatively with others to achieve common goals.
Effectively work and complete assignments in group settings by
listening and responding appropriately to other team members,
offering support, conferring with team members about their
concerns, expressing disagreement constructively, and working
towards solutions that all team members can support.
- Develop and maintain effective relationships with others to
encourage and support communication and teamwork. Demonstrate the
ability to build and maintain ongoing, collaborative working
relationships with coworkers and members to achieve the goals of
- Demonstrate ability to plan and organize the work of a group,
department or project and to establish effective priorities.
Effectively use time. Demonstrate ability to "think outside the
box" for solutions or ways to accomplish the job in a more
effective way. Handle projects responsibly (including expense
management). Prioritize as needed and meet deadlines. Communicate
challenges/barriers to supervisor. Collaborate and share progress
with others to get the project completed. Demonstrate effective
delivery of completed project. What you'll get out of it:
- Working with a staff that has passion for our mission, believes
in one another and has fun.
- The chance to work in an environment that empowers staff to
take informed risks and create new programs and services.
- A chance to make a contribution in a fun job with room to make
it your own.
- A strong and competitive salary and benefits package that
focuses on your well-being and financial health. Diversity
Statement: The Endocrine Society embraces and celebrates the
strength that diversity brings to our organization. We are
committed to building and sustaining a culture of belonging,
respect, and inclusion in the workplace. All qualified applicants
will receive consideration for employment without regard to race,
color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age,
neurodivergence, national origin, or protected veteran status and
will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability. This
policy applies to all aspects of employment, including recruitment,
placement, promotion, transfer, compensation, benefits, and
termination. The Endocrine Society is committed to providing
reasonable accommodations during our recruitment process. If you
need assistance or accommodations, please reach out to us at: Work
Location: This position is located in Washington, DC and walking
distance to Metro and major bus lines. The Endocrine Society offers
a flexible, hybrid work environment. Employees are expected to work
from the office at least 2 days per week to foster our
collaborative culture and support cross-functional interaction. E
ndo c rine Society offers a convenient downtown DC location within
walking distance of Farragut North/Farragut West and Foggy Bottom
Metro stations. Qualified candidates interested in a purposeful
work environment, competitive salaries and excellent benefits,
including a generous TIAA- CREF retirement plan with 10% employer
contribution, submit resume and cover letter with salary
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