In this highly-visible role, the Director represents the AVMA throughout the nation, collaborating with stakeholders, building partnerships and fostering positive and meaningful communication to advance the important mission of the AVMA. S/he performs functions to participate in the formulation and execution of Association policies, objectives and programs relating to the economics of the veterinary profession. S/he will work collaboratively with staff, volunteer leadership, and members to translate data and member analytics into actionable insights to drive practice profitability for the profession. S/he will staff economic entities and working groups; conduct benchmarking surveys and studies on veterinary economic statistics; conduct economic analysis on policies, issues and strategies; develop and help manage programs and projects consistent with the Association’s strategic goals; developing business engagements and partnerships; and functioning as a liaison with AVMA staff, volunteer leadership, membership, and stakeholder groups.
•Plans, directs, supervises and guides division activities. •Develops and administers the divisional budget including special projects/studies relating to economic issues important to the membership and volunteer leadership. •Ensures the Veterinary Economics Division is appropriately staffed and able to manage economic benchmarking research of the veterinary medical profession and broader industry, and provide written economic policy analyses and commentaries in support of Association policy activities for staff, volunteer leadership, related entities and stakeholder groups. •Monitors markets and oversees the division’s statistical research and outreach efforts. •Represents the Association at meetings and other functions to explain the AVMA’s economic policies/positions and in order to gain knowledge about related policy issues. •Responds to inquiries concerning the Association’s economic research and policy analysis programs. •Interprets, explains, and ensures compliance with Association policies, rules, and regulations. •Assembles and distributes information pertinent to the staffing of governance entities and oversees management of pertinent entity and liaison activities. •Provides support to other AVMA divisions, SBU’s and Shared Services areas on veterinary economic issues (e.g., advocacy, policy and communications). •Implements policies and projects adopted by the Board of Directors. •Analyzes reports, and prepares economic articles, policy statements and other information suitable for publication in Association journals. •Organizes, advises and facilitates as staff support to assigned governance entities. •Maintains liaison with federal and state government agencies, national organizations and other related entities.
Located in Schaumburg, Illinois, with a Governmental Relations Division 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 pr...ofession 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 160. The organization is governed by an 18-member Board of Directors and has a $30M+ annual operating budget. Throughout the organization, we take pride in knowing that we make a difference. The AVMA provides excellent employee benefits, including generous insurance, retirement, and paid time off plans. We enjoy a supportive, friendly and comfortable work environment where work/life balance is evident at every level. We work hard, grow and have fun! For more information, please visit www.avma.org.