Association of Departments of Family Medicine (ADFM)
Executive Director – 50% Time
ADFM Executive Director Reports to:
ADFM Board of Directors
STFM Executive Director per ADFM’s Management Agreement with STFM
Position: The Association of Departments of Family Medicine’s Executive Director is the chief executive officer, responsible for advancing the ADFM mission and strategic goals by implementing financial, advisory, public relations, educational, advocacy, membership and other programs and policies approved by the ADFM Board of Directors.
Leadership & Management:
Oversees all staff, operations, programs and initiatives of ADFM.
Serves as an ex-officio member of the ADFM Board and Executive Committee without voting privileges but as an integral member of the executive team.
Works with the ADFM Executive Committee and Board of Directors to formulate and implement the strategic priorities of ADFM.
Staffs Executive, Nominations, and Finance Committees
Signs formal reports for ADFM
Responds to feedback from members and others in a timely and efficient manner
Welcomes new members to the organization
Communication & Collaboration:
Facilitates communication between ADFM and the other organizations of the Family of Family Medicine and other organizations with aligned interests, represents ADFM at meetings of these organizations, and assists the ADFM Board in decisions and operationalization of funding of and participation in collaborative projects with the Family of Family Medicine
Manages relationships with employees and partners to advance the ADFM strategic directions and accomplish the ADFM work plan.
Oversees the ADFM Annual Winter meeting planning and staffing
Serves in leadership roles for efforts sponsored by ADFM and oversees appropriate staffing and volunteer leader participation in collaborative activities
Serves as contact between ADFM and legal counsel.
Financial & Fund-raising:
Maintains Management Agreement with Society of Teachers of Family Medicine (STFM), including annual review of agreement by both parties with discussion of collaboration, mutual goals and opportunities
Oversees financial planning, budgeting, oversight and operations; Assumes responsibility, under supervision of the ADFM Board of Directors, for the proper disbursement of funds
Directs fund-raising activities for ADFM including outside sponsorship of the Winter Meeting and oversight of the ADFM Heritage Fund
Bachelor’s degree required; master’s degree or higher favorably considered.
Experience working with membership organizations including member recruitment and retention skills
Ability to execute activities completely – meeting deadlines, measures, and cost estimates
Excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written communications skills
Expertise at successfully working with and leading teams
Demonstrated acumen with budgeting and financial management and/or ability to learn on the job
Comfort with ambiguity and creative problem solving with a high level of emotional intelligence
Demonstrates and models the organization’s core values
Facilitative style with ability to delegate effectively
Skilled at developing and nurturing positive relationships with members, staff, organizational leaders, and external partners to enhance service, manage expectations, and respond to member feedback in a timely and efficient manner
Proven success in developing and implementing multi-year strategic plans and measuring their successful implementation
Proven success at developing and managing new programs that generate revenue
Experience at working within a family medicine or primary care organization is not required but will be favorably considered
Experience working with a board of directors preferred
Certified Association Executive credential is not required but will be favorably considered
Office Arrangements: The ADFM Executive Director (ED) position will be structured either as an independent contractor or as a subcontract with a larger organization. Office arrangements will depend on this structuring and location of the ED.
Interested candidates: Submit CV and cover letter by email by August 16, 2019 to:
Ardis Davis, MSW ADFM Executive Director
Telecommuting is allowed.
Internal Number: ADFM-ED19
About Association of Departments of Family Medicine
The Society of Teachers of Family Medicine is a professional organization that promotes family medicine and family medicine educators. STFM provides management services to our sister organization, the Association of Departments of Family Medicine, and this organization is looking for a part-time executive director.
ADFM supports academic departments of family medicine to lead and achieve their full potential in care, education, scholarship, and advocacy to promote health and health equity.