AAVMC solicits applications for new executive director

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Dec 02, 2011
By dvm360.com staff
Washington — The Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges is now seeking applications for executive director, following the Oct. 31 resignation of veterinarian Marguerite Pappaioanou.

Pappaioanou left the position to pursue her “life-long passion in global development, public health and One Health,” according to AAVMC, after four years at the post. Dr. Bennie Osburn, outgoing dean of the University of California-Davis School of Veterinary Medicine began serving as interim director Nov. 1 while a new executive director is sought.

The executive director is responsible to the Board of Directors of the AAVMC, overseeing a $3.4 million budget and a 15-person staff.

The executive director must work to raise awareness and visibility of the academic interests of veterinary medical education to internal and external constituencies by providing oversight of strategic, programmatic, financial, and management operations; initiating and maintaining strong relationships with funders, the private sector, government agencies, policy makers, and other stakeholders on topics related to veterinary medical education and one health; continually expanding the value of service to members and increasing membership; playing a lead role in generating non-dues revenues; and providing leadership to the senior team, says AAVMC.

Applicants must possess a DVM degree or equivalent and demonstrate experience leading a nonprofit, government or for-profit operation, managing diverse programs, and initiatives and personnel; knowledge of pertinent issues; outstanding communication and organizational skills; and a commitment to public service and diversity.

Cover letters, resumes and three references may be sent to AAVMC Chief Operating Officer John Roane at jroane@aavmc.org before December 15, 2011. Applications that are received after this date will be considered only if necessary. AAVMC says it aims to fill the position as soon as possible.