Search underway for the Chief Executive Officer of this 501(c)(6) organization of member companies located throughout the United States, Canada and Mexico. Headquartered in Arlington, VA, the Dental Trade Alliance (DTA) is an association of companies that provide dental equipment, supplies, materials and services to dentists and other oral care professionals. DTA is committed to enhancing their members’ success, increasing dental demand and improving oral health. Through advocacy, information and opportunity, the DTA will work to shape the future of the industry and future of oral health care. For more information on the DTA, visit: https://www.dentaltradealliance.org/
The Chief Executive Officer of the DTA is responsible for all management functions, including oversight of a $2.5 million annual budget and a staff of 7. The CEO will work closely with the DTA Foundation, which is a separate 501(c)3 organization with a staff of 2.
The CEO will work with the Board of Directors to identify strategic direction and define policy. He/she will ensure that the Board understands and executes its three basic functions: approve the outcomes to be accomplished; ensure the resources necessary for achievement are available and used effectively and; make sure the desired outcomes are being achieved. The CEO will also establish and maintain external relationships that contribute to the achievement of DTA’s vision, mission and goals. He/she will work closely with the Board to develop and model a desirable association culture – both internally and externally. The CEO will also be responsible for implementing the Board’s strategic plan, including developing resource allocation to achieve strategic goals and operational objectives.
Qualifications include a Bachelor’s degree and at least 7 to 10 years of senior or executive-level experience, with preference for dental/health industry and/or manufacturing trade association experience. Essential characteristics include strong communication and negotiation skills, diplomacy, a demonstrated ability to build consensus and to work with a variety of member interests and agendas. Also essential are a visionary leadership style and proven ability to work with partner organizations. An advanced degree is highly desirable. Although academic credentials are essential, there is a strong preference for measurable, successful career experience in a closely related industry.
Application deadline is 1/6/2020
The DTA is an equal opportunity employer committed to inclusive hiring and dedicated to diversity.
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