The American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM) seeks an exceptional leader to serve as its next Executive Director. After a long and successful tenure at the helm of the organization, Barry Eisenberg has announced his retirement.
Founded in 1916, ACOEM is the nation's largest medical society dedicated to promoting the health of workers through occupational medicine, clinical care, research, and education. A dynamic group of over 4,500 occupational and environmental health practitioners, encompassing specialists in a variety of medical practices, is united via the College to develop positions and policies on vital issues relevant to the practice of occupational and environmental medicine both within and outside of the workplace. ACOEM is based in northwest suburban Chicago and has a dedicated staff of 20. The College supports its members in a myriad of ways – it produces the leading journal in the field, hosts the nation’s largest conference of its kind, conducts a growing cadre of continuing education courses, and advocates on behalf of its members and workers in general, locally, and nationally. ACOEM has benefited from an engaged Board of Directors and House of Delegates, strong management, and a culture of service.
Reporting to the Board of Directors, the Executive Director (ED) will come at an exciting time for the field and the society. The next ED will help the society achieve sustained growth, help promote the specialty nationally, and evolve ACOEM’s services and reach to its members.
The successful candidate will be a proven leader with significant experience at the senior management level of a health care membership association, life sciences organization, health care provider, health care policy organization, or related entity. The next ED will possess strong business and financial acumen, the ability to work effectively with an engaged volunteer board, and outstanding interpersonal skills. He or she should have a good understanding of health care systems and policies relevant to physician practices and be driven to help physicians improve patient care, the workplace, and the environment. Candidates should be collaborative bridge-builders with a track record of having developed strong external partnerships. A Bachelor’s degree is required, and a relevant Master’s degree (Business, Health Administration or related) is strongly preferred. Above all, candidates should be able to build a passion for the field of occupational and environmental medicine and have the desire to help shape historic and meaningful change for the profession.
Nominations, expressions of interest, and applications (including a cover letter and resume) should be submitted to the consultants assisting the ACOEM with the search, Jeff Schroetlin and Dr. Beth Frye via email to ACOEM@wittkieffer.com. Confidential inquiries and questions concerning this search may be directed to Jeff or Beth at 630/575.6972.