Vice President, Governance and Board Relations

Position Summary

The Vice President, Governance and Board Relations provides leadership and direction for the engagement and convening of the ABMS Board of Directors, Board Committees and Member Boards. The Vice President will work closely with the CEO and Executive Leadership Team to cultivate Board relations in support of ABMS’ goals. The incumbent also will be responsible for the management of the Governance team. This position is exempt and reports to the President and CEO. 

Essential Functions

  • Oversee committee development process and serve as staff liaison to the Board of Directors, Executive Committee, Governance Committee, Accountability and Resolution Committee, Stakeholder Council, and other committees as assigned.
  • Oversee development and preparation of board and assigned committee meeting agendas, materials, and other pertinent materials.
  • Establish and administer periodic Governance reviews/communications.
  • Formulate and supervise development of procedures for ensuring high-quality agenda books, minutes, letters, and other communications materials for meetings and events, including pre- and post-materials.
  • Design and facilitate orientations for the Board of Directors and Committee members.
  • Provide guidance and direction to Board constituents on ABMS by-laws, policies, processes, and guidelines.
  • Recommend and facilitate making appropriate changes in policies and procedures as needed to align with the changing internal and external environments.
  • Develop recommendations to reduce redundancies and create efficiencies.
  • Provide project management for strategic initiatives and programs that originate from the Board of Directors or associated committees.
  • Develop and foster effective relationships with the Board and Member Board stakeholders by proactively identifying engagement opportunities and preparing materials upon request.
  • Work closely to ensure members are engaged with ABMS and other Member Boards through events, meetings, forums, etc.
  • Oversee the maintenance and collection of the member information database and report on trends, patterns, and findings as well as develop informed recommendations.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Skills and Attributes

  • Demonstrated understanding of governance principles, procedures, and best practices of high-performing organizations.
  • Excellent oral and written communication, listening, public speaking, and executive level presentation skills.
  • Ability to maintain and develop excellent working relationships that foster collaboration and teamwork.
  • Cultivate a service centric culture by leading through strong member relations, a high level of responsiveness, and the ability to creatively problem solve.
  • Ability to generate respect and trust from staff while fostering cross-functional collaboration, and a strong sense of teamwork.
  • Must function well as both a team leader and team player, sensitive to the demands of this unique environment.
  • Ability to think creatively and critically.
  • Ability to bring a broad generalist perspective to the discussion and resolution of issues.
  • An understanding and appreciation of not-for-profit and mission-centered organizations.
  • Passion about the organization’s mission and its ability to positively impact lives.
  • Ability to travel up to 15% and work occasional extended hours and weekends.
  • Commitment to diversity.

Education, Training and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree required, advanced degree preferred.
  • 10 years of governance experience or experience working with non-profit Boards of Directors.
  • Deep familiarity with the healthcare related issues and quality improvement in healthcare.
  • Outstanding project management skills.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, age, color, religion, sex, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status.