Job ID 1662
The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), the national not-for-profit association established in 1863 & representing over 99,500 veterinarians working in private and corporate practice, government, industry, academia, and uniformed services, is seeking a veterinarian to join our Education and Research Division team as an Assistant Director. Structured to work for its members, AVMA acts as a collective voice for its membership and for the profession. Our mission is to lead the profession by advocating for our members and advancing the science and practice of veterinary medicine to improve animal and human health.
Focused on accreditation, the Assistant Director will work with staff, volunteer leadership and stakeholders to propose, develop and implement AVMA policies and programs concerning the accreditation of schools and colleges offering a professional degree in veterinary medicine and programs offering a degree in veterinary technology. They will be responsible for conducting site visits, documentation, and recommendations working closely with AVMA governance entities including the Council on Education (COE) and Committee on Veterinary Technician Education and Activities (CVTEA) in the execution of their duties. They are also responsible for executing association policies, objectives and programs concerning veterinary education and accreditation. Approximately 40-50% travel is required.
To be successful in this role, you must be highly collaborative and passionate about AVMA’s mission and veterinary education. This is a unique opportunity for a veterinarian with a faculty background. Additional qualifications include:
- DVM/VMD or equivalent degree required, an advanced degree or board certification are desirable
- Minimum of ten years of veterinary related work experience with a working knowledge of veterinary education and utilization
- Experience working with veterinary college administrators and knowledge of accreditation processes is highly preferred
- Must possess excellent interpersonal and communication skills (written & verbal)
- Skilled in diplomatic facilitation of consensus between multiple perspectives with the ability to interact and effectively communicate both with members of the scientific and non-scientific community
- Must be able to handle multiple priorities and deadlines, functioning well autonomously and as a team member
- Able to organize, plan and manage group meetings
- Proactive, professional, accountable and results-oriented
- Must be enthusiastic and innovative
- Strong project management skills are required
- Awareness of local, state and national issues regarding veterinarians
- Strong involvement with organized veterinary medicine highly desirable
- Exhibits AVMA’s commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in execution of duties
The AVMA offers a flexible/supportive work environment & excellent benefits. Deadline for application is 9/9/22. Submit cover letter, resume, & salary requirements to: email@example.com .
About the AVMA:
Located in Schaumburg, Illinois, with an office in Washington, D.C., the AVMA is structured to work for its members, and acts as a collective voice for its membership and for the profession. The AVMA provides a number of benefits to its members, including information resources, state and federal advocacy, opportunities to address issues affecting policies that govern the profession and practice of veterinary medicine, continuing education opportunities, quality publications, and discounts on personal and professional products, programs and services. The work of the AVMA is carried out by a dedicated staff of over 170. The organization is governed by an 18-member Board of Directors and has a $45M+ annual operating budget.