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Chief Executive Officer


26 days ago

Executive, Management, Strategy - Planning


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Job Description

The Council of Medical Specialty Societies (CMSS) seeks qualified candidates to become its next Chief Executive Officer (CEO).  The CEO will shape, inspire, and lead the organization's future in collaboration with a committed and engaged Board of Directors and talented team.


The mission of CMSS is to provide a respected and influential voice for medical specialty societies and their members by working with the societies and other medical organizations to formulate, articulate and promote adoption of policies that will improve the U.S. healthcare system and public health. CMSS serves to support the societies and represent the views of specialist physicians in influencing policy, medical education and accreditation from a broad, cross-specialty perspective.  Forty-three societies are members of CMSS with more than 790,000 combined U.S. physician members.  Other national organizations with which CMSS interacts have associate membership.

CMSS promotes, supports, augments, develops and encourages initiatives leading to:

  • Improved quality of medical care for all patients
  • Improved standards and systems of delivery of patient care
  • Effective programs for graduate and continuing medical education
  • Studied responses to medical and health policy issues
  • Communication and collaboration among principal medical specialty organizations
  • Ethical practice and professionalism in medicine

Position Overview:

Our organization has achieved new milestones for effectiveness, membership, fiscal responsibility, and member satisfaction.  Our incoming CEO will have the opportunity to further expand organizational impact with a strong pulpit with which to leverage that commitment. This role will lead the organization in fulfilling its mission and vision under the governance of the Board of Directors.  He/she will direct the operation of the organization, represent CMSS vision and policy to various important stakeholders in the national healthcare community, and assist in policy and initiative development.  

Job Requirements


  • Deep passion and commitment to the mission 
  • Successful leadership skills and ability to influence a broad network including counterparts in industry, health policy, government, provider organizations, payer organizations, consumer and business coalitions, and content experts
  • Excellent presentation and communication skills with demonstrated success as a spokesperson, relationship builder, and change leader
  • High engagement, visibility, and accessibility to all stakeholders
  • Effective functioning in a small group or committee environment
  • Innovative spirit with a drive to succeed
  • Ability to travel domestically with some frequency to represent the organization

Education and Experience:

  • A clinical degree (M.D. or D.O.)
  • Experience in the practice of medicine and healthcare issues in an organization setting preferred
  • Success in organizational and fiscal management 
  • Experience in advocacy at various levels
  • Experience working with an engaged Board of Directors

For immediate consideration,  please submit your cover letter, resume and  salary requirements by clicking on the "Apply Now" icon. 

Equal Opportunity Employer

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