The Executive Director will be a leader with the presence to advocate successfully and passionately on behalf of National Association of Hispanic Nurses (NAHN). The position requires strong management experience, demonstrated strategic ability and fiscal responsibility, and a successful track record of working with or for nursing, medical professional, women; centered, or other associations. The ideal candidate must be highly intelligent and a self-starter who is committed to NAHN’s core mission. This person must be a strategic thinker and planner, a problem solver and able to respond to crises quickly and effectively. This person must work closely with the board and staff in an open, honest fashion that promotes inclusiveness, cooperation and teamwork. In addition, this candidate will be diplomatic, of the highest integrity and possess sound judgment.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities:
- Participate with the board of directors in developing a vision and executable strategic plan to guide the organization.
- Initiate planning and outreach that facilitate developing and expanding the organization to fulfill its mission, achieve its strategic goals, and realize its vision.
- Establish strong working relationships with the nursing, health care and Hispanic communities, raise awareness and build capacity.
- In addition to the chair of the board, act as a passionate spokesperson for the organization and its community.
- Represent the organization at conferences and activities to enhance the organization's profile within the patient, medical and non-profit community.
Management and administration
- Oversee significant projects critical to the mission of the organization.
- Develop an operational plan which incorporates goals and objectives that work toward the strategic direction of the organization.
- Oversee the planning, implementation and evaluation of the organization's programs and services, working with the board committee chairpersons.
- Monitor the day-to-day delivery of the programs and services of the organization to maintain or improve quality.
- Build an effective working relationship with the board, maintaining regular communications and providing accurate and timely reporting to the board regarding activities, outcome metrics, finances and development.
- Ensure the board of directors is proactively and fully informed through proper internal communications, including preparation for board meetings, and established periodic management reports.
- Manage finances, budgets, processes and procedures; review finances for board reports and monitor for needed adjustments
- Oversee the administration the funds of the organization according to the approved budget and monitor the monthly cash flow of the organization.
- Ensure that the board is provided with comprehensive, regular reports on the revenues and expenditures of the organization.
- Oversee and supervise MCI USA NAHN dedicated and support services staff.
- Incorporate feedback from both the NAHN leadership and MCI USA, and leverage that valuable feedback in order to strengthen the relationship and service provided through MCI USA’s contract,
MCI USA Responsibilities
- Complete MCI USA timesheets and function as a MCI USA Team Member in accordance with MCI USA’s corporate vision and guiding principles.
- Serve as NAHN’s executive director for 75% time and support other client work for MCI USA for the other 25% (to be determined.)
- Serve as a member of MCI USA’s Client Leadership Team.
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills including engaging public speaking.
- Collegial, collaborative style.
- Highly organized with the ability to prioritize and manage multiple requests/projects
- Good decision-making skills, tactful, good listener, willingness to search out answers, ability to recognize when others need to be involved in activities or decisions.
- Creativity, curiosity, empathetic, high energy level, and an enthusiasm for meeting and working with a wide range of individuals.
- Ability to establish and nurture relationships with volunteers, stakeholders, etc.
- Bachelor’s degree required; advanced degree a plus.
- Preferred experience working with under-represented populations, either professionally or via volunteerism.
- Preferred but not required to be fully bilingual in both spoken and written Spanish/English.
- Prior experience with health care, nursing, and/or Hispanic organization is strongly preferred.
- 5-7 years of progressive management experience in an association.
- CAE preferred.
- Ability to engage participation from all levels, and generate passion for the NAHN’s work, both internally and externally.
- Strong interpersonal and leadership skills; strategic thinker, effective and confident.
- Ability to work well in a team environment is essential.
- Computer literacy required (Microsoft Office) and database familiarity.
- Ability to travel.
About MCI USA
MCI USA helps companies and associations strategically engage and activate their target audiences, building community and boosting client performance through face-to-face, hybrid and digital experiences that support client business objectives. With US headquarters in the Washington, DC area and offices in New York, Miami, Baltimore, Dallas, and Chicago, MCI USA is rapidly expanding its platform to deliver a robust set of services in its Association and Corporate Solutions portfolios.
About the National Association of Hispanic Nurses
Since 1975 the National Association of Hispanic Nurses (NAHN) is the nation’s leading professional society for Latino nurses. With a growing membership in 47 local chapters, NAHN, a 501(c) (3) non-profit, represents the voices of Latino nurses in our country.
NAHN is devoted to promoting safe, quality health care delivery to Latino communities and individuals, and we recognize excellence among Latino nurses, provide formal and informal mentoring opportunities, and generally serve as a center of excellence for our members. Our goal is to create a cadre of highly-qualified Latino nurses by advancing educational, professional and leadership skills and opportunities for our membership. In addition, we work to recruit additional Latinos into the nursing profession because, while Latinos represent 18% of the US population, less than 7% of the nursing workforce is of Latino descent.
NAHN members advocate, educate, volunteer, seek partnerships, and conduct programming in the Latino community to improve outcomes, elevate literacy, heighten education, and influence policy. We also work collaboratively with others to improve health equity and to create a future in which everyone regardless of race or ethnicity has opportunities to be healthy.
Candidates must be authorized to work in the United States for any employer without sponsorship.
MCI USA is committed to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. BIPOC applicants are strongly encouraged to apply.
MCI USA is an Equal Opportunity Employer.