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Interested candidates should send a cover letter, salary expectations and resume by August 1 to:

MSAE/Cheryl Ronk, CAE
Attention: MSHO Search Committee
1350 Haslett Road
East Lansing, MI 48823
Fax 517-332-6724
MSHOExecutiveSearch@yahoo.com
 

Interested candidates should send a cover letter, salary expectations and resume by August 1 to:

MSAE/Cheryl Ronk, CAE
Attention: MSHO Search Committee
1350 Haslett Road
East Lansing, MI 48823
Fax 517-332-6724
MSHOExecutiveSearch@yahoo.com
 


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 Promoting exemplary care for patients with cancer and/or blood disorders

 Promoting exemplary care for patients with cancer and/or blood disorders


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Attributes, Duties and Responsibilities of the

Title:  Executive Director

Qualifications: 

Education 
• Bachelor’s Degree required – preferably in healthcare or business administration
• CAE preferred

Experience 
• Demonstrates leadership and management experience
• Cultivates active relationships with key players and networks
• Understands healthcare management/administration
• Educational program design and delivery
• Association or not-for-profit management leadership
• Maximizes effectiveness of Board
• Oncology clinic operations and reimbursement

Specific Competencies 
• Not-for-profit governance
• Financial management
• Human resource oversight
• Organization, prioritization and delegation proficiency
• Coalition building ability
• Educational needs assessment capability
• Communication and presentation expertise - both oral and written
• Interpersonal skills – ability to interact with people at all levels of education and influence 
• Strong customer service commitment  
• Adequate computer literacy and experience using Microsoft Products, Quick Books and Association Management software

Abilities 
• Communicates mission and purpose to internal and external audiences
• Understands the strategic relationships in developing key contacts and relationships in government, politics and business
• Manages the process of developing a strong membership base for the organization
• Understands the needs of members (their “what keeps you up at night” challenges) and demonstrates empathy and action in addressing their needs
• Creates a work environment where people are encouraged to grow professionally and personally
• Builds effective payer/provider and political advocacy relationships

 
Perspectives
• Factors mission, strategic plan and member needs into decision-making
• Passionate about patient care issues
• Demonstrates dedication to lifelong learning since this is core function of service to members

Employment:
• Reports to Board of Directors
• Exempt, professional management position
• Supervises all staff and independent contractors
• Work hours are flexible but weekend and evening availability is required per job demands
• Regular Michigan area travel required using own vehicle (mileage reimbursement)
• MSHO representation at 4-6 annual national oncology/medical meetings and seminars including long distance travel and overnight stays
• Position will be based in northern Detroit, Michigan suburb
• Position is “at-will” basis
• Salary offer will be commensurate with experience and education


 
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
 
Governance
• Administers MSHO Board of Director meetings – Oversight of arrangements, board packets, agendas, financial reports, minutes and needed documentation.
• Maintains and updates records, bylaws and organizing documents
• Assists Board Committees with their ongoing duties and special projects
• Monitors MSHO actions and activities to protect its not-for-profit status and compliance with anti-trust laws

Society Operations
In accordance with the direction of the MSHO Board of Directors, provides overall strategic planning and operations for the sustainability and growth of the Society
• Serves as liaison between the MSHO organization and its members
o Identifies and addresses MSHO member concerns and communicates complaints and possible resolutions to the Executive Board
o Tracks and reports follow up of member issues
• Serves as a liaison with MSHO volunteer leadership and corporate partners
• Creates a climate of inclusiveness for all MSHO members and affiliated groups
• Tracks and evaluates member recruitment and retention utilizing a variety of measures
• Promotes MSHO to potential members and business partners
o Provides information regarding MSHO to interested parties and arranges necessary in-services for potential sponsors
• Manages sound financial planning, control and reporting
• Maintains a work environment for employees, consultants and contracted workers that fosters teamwork, efficiency and effectiveness

MSHO Education, Communication and Reimbursement Services
• Identifies the diverse information needs and preferences of MSHO members 
• In collaboration with MSHO’s Director of Programs and Operations, plans, promotes, executes and funds the MSHO Annual Meeting, Continuing Medical Education and Business Operation seminars and webcast for all segments of the Society’s membership. Responsibility includes accreditation and funding applications.
• Develops, contributes content and oversees communication vehicles for members and contact with corporate partners including response mechanisms and timelines.  Components of the communication portfolio include: newsletters, e-mail communications, direct mail, list serves, Annual Reports, e-bulletins, electronic alerts, surveys and the MSHO web site.

MSHO Advocacy
Reimbursement Policy and Process
• Oversees MSHO Reimbursement Services – contracts and monitors reimbursement consultant services, edits publications, serves as liaison to Board when intervention is required.
• Serves as liaison for payers. Submits and follows up on issues. Schedules meetings with stakeholders and content experts


Affiliations
• Represents MSHO at affiliated not for profit events and meetings
o ASCO State Affiliates Council and State Affiliate Leadership Workgroup
o ACCC
o COA Cancer Administrators’ Network
o ASH Clinical Practice Committee
o Michigan Cancer Consortium (MCC)
o Michigan State Medical Society Specialty Society Meeting
o American Cancer Society
o Leukemia and Lymphoma Society
o Metro Detroit Oncology Nursing Society
o NCCN State Oncology Society Forum
• Networks with and mentors other State Oncology Societies


Public Policy Issues
• Promotes MSHO member grass roots advocacy
• Identifies target groups and content experts to positively educate and influence key policy makers.
• Develops and maintains MSHO Legislative Advocacy Initiatives
o Contributes to planning expertise to Michigan Legislature’s Cancer Caucus
o Collaborates and Prioritizes MSHO Government Affairs Consultant Initiatives
o Works with pharma government relations staff to examine legislation of mutual interest


OTHER
Professional Development
• Attends oncology continuing education and advocacy programs to maintain the integrity and relevance of Society offerings and organization
• Participates in Association Management events to assure compliance with association regulatory compliance and best practices 
• Orientation for this position will extend from August 1, 2014 through December 31, 2014. This time period should offer exposure to all current MSHO programs and initiatives and identify any additional training needs. 


Support and Resources
• MSHO is blessed with a senior management staff member who can provide ongoing support, institutional history and established cordial member contacts for the person assuming the Executive Director position. 
• MSHO currently outsources services for graphics, additional clerical support, payroll, tax filings, legal issues, newsletter layout/production, investment and 401 K maintenance. A reimbursement consultant and government affairs consultant are contracted with the Society to provide expertise.


The Michigan Society of Hematology and Oncology provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws.
 

Attributes, Duties and Responsibilities of the

Title:  Executive Director

Qualifications: 

Education 
• Bachelor’s Degree required – preferably in healthcare or business administration
• CAE preferred

Experience 
• Demonstrates leadership and management experience
• Cultivates active relationships with key players and networks
• Understands healthcare management/administration
• Educational program design and delivery
• Association or not-for-profit management leadership
• Maximizes effectiveness of Board
• Oncology clinic operations and reimbursement

Specific Competencies 
• Not-for-profit governance
• Financial management
• Human resource oversight
• Organization, prioritization and delegation proficiency
• Coalition building ability
• Educational needs assessment capability
• Communication and presentation expertise - both oral and written
• Interpersonal skills – ability to interact with people at all levels of education and influence 
• Strong customer service commitment  
• Adequate computer literacy and experience using Microsoft Products, Quick Books and Association Management software

Abilities 
• Communicates mission and purpose to internal and external audiences
• Understands the strategic relationships in developing key contacts and relationships in government, politics and business
• Manages the process of developing a strong membership base for the organization
• Understands the needs of members (their “what keeps you up at night” challenges) and demonstrates empathy and action in addressing their needs
• Creates a work environment where people are encouraged to grow professionally and personally
• Builds effective payer/provider and political advocacy relationships

 
Perspectives
• Factors mission, strategic plan and member needs into decision-making
• Passionate about patient care issues
• Demonstrates dedication to lifelong learning since this is core function of service to members

Employment:
• Reports to Board of Directors
• Exempt, professional management position
• Supervises all staff and independent contractors
• Work hours are flexible but weekend and evening availability is required per job demands
• Regular Michigan area travel required using own vehicle (mileage reimbursement)
• MSHO representation at 4-6 annual national oncology/medical meetings and seminars including long distance travel and overnight stays
• Position will be based in northern Detroit, Michigan suburb
• Position is “at-will” basis
• Salary offer will be commensurate with experience and education


 
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
 
Governance
• Administers MSHO Board of Director meetings – Oversight of arrangements, board packets, agendas, financial reports, minutes and needed documentation.
• Maintains and updates records, bylaws and organizing documents
• Assists Board Committees with their ongoing duties and special projects
• Monitors MSHO actions and activities to protect its not-for-profit status and compliance with anti-trust laws

Society Operations
In accordance with the direction of the MSHO Board of Directors, provides overall strategic planning and operations for the sustainability and growth of the Society
• Serves as liaison between the MSHO organization and its members
o Identifies and addresses MSHO member concerns and communicates complaints and possible resolutions to the Executive Board
o Tracks and reports follow up of member issues
• Serves as a liaison with MSHO volunteer leadership and corporate partners
• Creates a climate of inclusiveness for all MSHO members and affiliated groups
• Tracks and evaluates member recruitment and retention utilizing a variety of measures
• Promotes MSHO to potential members and business partners
o Provides information regarding MSHO to interested parties and arranges necessary in-services for potential sponsors
• Manages sound financial planning, control and reporting
• Maintains a work environment for employees, consultants and contracted workers that fosters teamwork, efficiency and effectiveness

MSHO Education, Communication and Reimbursement Services
• Identifies the diverse information needs and preferences of MSHO members 
• In collaboration with MSHO’s Director of Programs and Operations, plans, promotes, executes and funds the MSHO Annual Meeting, Continuing Medical Education and Business Operation seminars and webcast for all segments of the Society’s membership. Responsibility includes accreditation and funding applications.
• Develops, contributes content and oversees communication vehicles for members and contact with corporate partners including response mechanisms and timelines.  Components of the communication portfolio include: newsletters, e-mail communications, direct mail, list serves, Annual Reports, e-bulletins, electronic alerts, surveys and the MSHO web site.

MSHO Advocacy
Reimbursement Policy and Process
• Oversees MSHO Reimbursement Services – contracts and monitors reimbursement consultant services, edits publications, serves as liaison to Board when intervention is required.
• Serves as liaison for payers. Submits and follows up on issues. Schedules meetings with stakeholders and content experts


Affiliations
• Represents MSHO at affiliated not for profit events and meetings
o ASCO State Affiliates Council and State Affiliate Leadership Workgroup
o ACCC
o COA Cancer Administrators’ Network
o ASH Clinical Practice Committee
o Michigan Cancer Consortium (MCC)
o Michigan State Medical Society Specialty Society Meeting
o American Cancer Society
o Leukemia and Lymphoma Society
o Metro Detroit Oncology Nursing Society
o NCCN State Oncology Society Forum
• Networks with and mentors other State Oncology Societies


Public Policy Issues
• Promotes MSHO member grass roots advocacy
• Identifies target groups and content experts to positively educate and influence key policy makers.
• Develops and maintains MSHO Legislative Advocacy Initiatives
o Contributes to planning expertise to Michigan Legislature’s Cancer Caucus
o Collaborates and Prioritizes MSHO Government Affairs Consultant Initiatives
o Works with pharma government relations staff to examine legislation of mutual interest


OTHER
Professional Development
• Attends oncology continuing education and advocacy programs to maintain the integrity and relevance of Society offerings and organization
• Participates in Association Management events to assure compliance with association regulatory compliance and best practices 
• Orientation for this position will extend from August 1, 2014 through December 31, 2014. This time period should offer exposure to all current MSHO programs and initiatives and identify any additional training needs. 


Support and Resources
• MSHO is blessed with a senior management staff member who can provide ongoing support, institutional history and established cordial member contacts for the person assuming the Executive Director position. 
• MSHO currently outsources services for graphics, additional clerical support, payroll, tax filings, legal issues, newsletter layout/production, investment and 401 K maintenance. A reimbursement consultant and government affairs consultant are contracted with the Society to provide expertise.


The Michigan Society of Hematology and Oncology provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws.
 


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It is the Mission of MSHO to promote exemplary care for patients with cancer and/or blood disorders through advocacy, education and research.

The purpose of the Michigan Society of Hematology and Oncology is:
• To be the voice of hematology/oncology care promoting access to the best clinical practice for all Michigan’s cancer patients 
• To advance cancer care by developing and delivering educational programs for hematologists and oncologists and as well as others charged with the delivery of care to Michigan’s  cancer patients
• To promote interchange between hematologists and oncologists in Michigan
• To safeguard and advocate for the rights of patients with hematologic and oncologic diseases
• To serve as a spokesperson and liaison to all stakeholders in the care of cancer patients including governmental agencies, health plans and purchasers of healthcare on behalf of members
• To disseminate information regarding legislative and regulatory developments affecting the issues of common concern to hematologists and oncologists
• To promote scientific inquiry and exchanges with nationally recognized specialty societies
• To establish and maintain high medical and ethical standards in the practice
• To promote good fellowship among its members
• To contribute to the clinical and professional development of those in Michigan’s hematology/oncology training programs


The biggest changes in the past 5 years in Oncology lead directly to the expected major changes in the next 5 years:

• Health Care Reform, knowing the impact and adapting to the change
• Collaboration amongst and understanding the various roles and perspectives of oncologists from the different sectors; academics, practitioners, hospital
• Accountability and regulations will change to impact the sector
• Oncologists will have increased responsibility to determine how to change practice patterns to reduce costs
• A need for increased advocacy on behalf of patients and profession
• A shift from private practices to working for major organizations such as hospitals or educational institutions; the major priorities are different in these large organizations
• Health care is facing more layers of decision-making. Administrators have a larger role and interest in the decisions but less understanding of the specifics of different approaches. These administrators will need education and counsel to understand the philosophies of Oncologists. Otherwise the voice of Oncologists may get lost.
• Oncologists will need to be more proactive on care solutions and explaining the options to more people in different ways



How can MSHO continue to be relevant in this changing world? Below is the outline of the Preferred Future or Relevant Elements outlined by the leadership.

1. Maximizing relevance to patients and carrying a message of the importance of good quality care
2. Having internal conversations for borrowing brilliance and sharing strategies
a. Newsletter is key communications
b. Education seminars – doctors, nurses, patients,  legislators, hospitals, insurance companies, and could expand to purchasers of health care
c. Lifeline through connections to stay current on trends
3. Embracing mergers and business models and how MSHO can support the systems
a. Part of larger organizations so guide them on how to navigate through the various departments/systems
b. Continue to strengthen connections and communications channels between providers and payers
4. Advancing profession
a. Younger professionals and fellows outreach for early engagement
b. Encourage connections between various sectors of the profession
5. Having advanced care professionals including physician assistants, nurse practitioners, social workers and pharmacists into oncology model and part of our community
6. Maintaining the strong legislative voice to be the patients’ advocate at the state level
a. The services we provide is regulated so working with regulators in education is essential
b. Collaboration with other organizations on various patient advocacy campaigns

It is the Mission of MSHO to promote exemplary care for patients with cancer and/or blood disorders through advocacy, education and research.

The purpose of the Michigan Society of Hematology and Oncology is:
• To be the voice of hematology/oncology care promoting access to the best clinical practice for all Michigan’s cancer patients 
• To advance cancer care by developing and delivering educational programs for hematologists and oncologists and as well as others charged with the delivery of care to Michigan’s  cancer patients
• To promote interchange between hematologists and oncologists in Michigan
• To safeguard and advocate for the rights of patients with hematologic and oncologic diseases
• To serve as a spokesperson and liaison to all stakeholders in the care of cancer patients including governmental agencies, health plans and purchasers of healthcare on behalf of members
• To disseminate information regarding legislative and regulatory developments affecting the issues of common concern to hematologists and oncologists
• To promote scientific inquiry and exchanges with nationally recognized specialty societies
• To establish and maintain high medical and ethical standards in the practice
• To promote good fellowship among its members
• To contribute to the clinical and professional development of those in Michigan’s hematology/oncology training programs


The biggest changes in the past 5 years in Oncology lead directly to the expected major changes in the next 5 years:

• Health Care Reform, knowing the impact and adapting to the change
• Collaboration amongst and understanding the various roles and perspectives of oncologists from the different sectors; academics, practitioners, hospital
• Accountability and regulations will change to impact the sector
• Oncologists will have increased responsibility to determine how to change practice patterns to reduce costs
• A need for increased advocacy on behalf of patients and profession
• A shift from private practices to working for major organizations such as hospitals or educational institutions; the major priorities are different in these large organizations
• Health care is facing more layers of decision-making. Administrators have a larger role and interest in the decisions but less understanding of the specifics of different approaches. These administrators will need education and counsel to understand the philosophies of Oncologists. Otherwise the voice of Oncologists may get lost.
• Oncologists will need to be more proactive on care solutions and explaining the options to more people in different ways



How can MSHO continue to be relevant in this changing world? Below is the outline of the Preferred Future or Relevant Elements outlined by the leadership.

1. Maximizing relevance to patients and carrying a message of the importance of good quality care
2. Having internal conversations for borrowing brilliance and sharing strategies
a. Newsletter is key communications
b. Education seminars – doctors, nurses, patients,  legislators, hospitals, insurance companies, and could expand to purchasers of health care
c. Lifeline through connections to stay current on trends
3. Embracing mergers and business models and how MSHO can support the systems
a. Part of larger organizations so guide them on how to navigate through the various departments/systems
b. Continue to strengthen connections and communications channels between providers and payers
4. Advancing profession
a. Younger professionals and fellows outreach for early engagement
b. Encourage connections between various sectors of the profession
5. Having advanced care professionals including physician assistants, nurse practitioners, social workers and pharmacists into oncology model and part of our community
6. Maintaining the strong legislative voice to be the patients’ advocate at the state level
a. The services we provide is regulated so working with regulators in education is essential
b. Collaboration with other organizations on various patient advocacy campaigns


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The Michigan Society of Hematology and Oncology (MSHO), a statewide 501(c) 6 non-profit organization located in northern Detroit that serves as the advocate, education epicenter and collective voice for over 350 physician specialist members in the state, seeks a collaborative leader. This individual will have strong organizational and communication skills to serve as a chief activist for promoting exemplary care for patients with cancer and/or blood disorders in Michigan.

The individual selected will lead a well-managed, financially sound and dynamic organization that is recognized as a national leader. The organization seeks a leader who can grow membership and maintain and develop direct services to assist the industry as they navigate through the variety of changes occurring in the healthcare sector. The executive director will advance the profession, maximize the relevance to patients, stress the importance of quality care and promote higher efficiencies through the borrowing of brilliance within the membership. The association and foundation collectively has a budget of about $1 million.

The search committee prefers a progressive leader that is able to build collaborations, foster a cooperative work environment, write and speak coherently and effectively, and understand the culture and challenges of Michigan’s health care system.

Bachelor’s Degree required. CAE preferred. Professional travel is required to represent the organization. Position requires knowledge and utilization of the newest technologies.

The Michigan Society of Hematology and Oncology (MSHO), a statewide 501(c) 6 non-profit organization located in northern Detroit that serves as the advocate, education epicenter and collective voice for over 350 physician specialist members in the state, seeks a collaborative leader. This individual will have strong organizational and communication skills to serve as a chief activist for promoting exemplary care for patients with cancer and/or blood disorders in Michigan.

The individual selected will lead a well-managed, financially sound and dynamic organization that is recognized as a national leader. The organization seeks a leader who can grow membership and maintain and develop direct services to assist the industry as they navigate through the variety of changes occurring in the healthcare sector. The executive director will advance the profession, maximize the relevance to patients, stress the importance of quality care and promote higher efficiencies through the borrowing of brilliance within the membership. The association and foundation collectively has a budget of about $1 million.

The search committee prefers a progressive leader that is able to build collaborations, foster a cooperative work environment, write and speak coherently and effectively, and understand the culture and challenges of Michigan’s health care system.

Bachelor’s Degree required. CAE preferred. Professional travel is required to represent the organization. Position requires knowledge and utilization of the newest technologies.


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