The ADA Foundation, dentistry’s premier philanthropic and charitable organization, seeks a proven executive-level leader whose career in a comparable business enterprise or philanthropic foundation has been noted by their ability to chart a path forward with exceptional communication skills and servant leadership style. This person must exhibit success in collaborating with and convening diverse stakeholders with common interests and values so that the strategic goals of the organization are pursued in a collegial, transparent and highly participatory manner. Direct experience in dentistry is not required, although general knowledge of dentistry or medicine would be highly advantageous.
The successful candidate will have a proven record creating a shared vision and building strategic outreach efforts on behalf of an organization or association. S/he will convey a creative approach to marketing and branding. The successful candidate will be politically savvy and possess a high comfort level being the face of the organization. This person will be a leader who can develop and support a team of dedicated and professional employees through effective delegation, professional development and confident decision making. The qualified candidate will possess a high level of business and financial acumen.
This person should demonstrate an ability to both raise the profile of the ADA Foundation and to support the best interests of all stakeholders. Experience cultivating new business relationships, collaborative partnerships, and increased philanthropy is highly desired. Along with these skills, some of the important personal attributes of a successful candidate include unquestioned integrity, energy, trust, authenticity, strategic problem-solving, and a proactive and collaborative approach.
An undergraduate degree from an accredited college or university is required. An advanced degree is preferred. Demonstration of continuing professional education and/or accreditation in a professional field would be highly desirable.