Executive Director

By: Wisconsin Medical Society Foundation

Job Summary:

With the planned retirement of the current Executive Director (ED) in 2020, the Wisconsin Medical Society Foundation (Foundation) is seeking a strategically minded individual with fundraising and relationship-building skills, financial acumen, and sound judgement to lead our organization as full-time Executive Director.
The Foundation is dedicated to improving the health of the people of Wisconsin by supporting medical education and public health initiatives. As the 501(c)(3) public, statewide nonprofit affiliated with the Wisconsin Medical Society, the largest professional organization of physicians in Wisconsin, the Foundation’s programs complement the mission of the Society and our shared priorities.

As Foundation ED, you will work with physicians, medical students, corporate partners, community members and other non-profit organizations toward improving health and health care throughout Wisconsin. Experience with non-profit management, fundraising, and program planning and evaluation as well as strong interpersonal communication skills and excellent writing and verbal communications are desired. Some travel in state and occasional evening and weekend commitments are required. Competitive salary and benefits.



Strategic Planning, Fundraising, Public Relations and Programs

·Develops both annual and long-term fundraising plans and related programming and manages their implementation and evaluation.

·Oversees program design, marketing, promotion, delivery and analysis.

·Collaborates with Society and Foundation leadership to foster and cultivate relationships and partnerships with outside parties for the purpose of advancing the mission of the Foundation.

·Consistently presents the Foundation and its mission, programs and services in a strong, positive manner internally and externally.


Administrative Management

·Recommends yearly budget for Board approval and prudently manages the organization's resources according to Foundation policies and procedures and regulations including protecting the 501(c)(3) status.

·Effectively manages the human resources of the organization according to policies, procedures and protocol and current laws and regulations.

·Stays abreast of strategic goals and functions of the Society and subsidiaries to communicate opportunities to support mutual goals and objectives.

·Manages the documentation of information critical to effective operations of the Foundation.


Board Development

·Assists the Foundation Board of Trustees with their responsibilities within the parameters of the bylaws by preparing board agendas, guiding meetings and documenting meetings with minutes.

·Collaborates with the Foundation’s Nominating Committee to recruit Board members and suggest committee assignments.

·Oversees ongoing communication with, and training of, Trustees. 



Bachelor’s and/or advanced degree preferred. Extensive and specifically related work experience may be substituted in lieu of formal education.



·Minimum three years management experience in a non-profit organization, with strong knowledge of board governance.

·Minimum three years fundraising experience with an association or other non-profit organization.

·Demonstrated planning skills and program evaluation experience.

·Supervisory and staff development skills.

·Knowledge of donor prospecting methodologies, fundraising, program and event management experience.

·Excellent communication skills, including writing, verbal and demonstrated experience with public speaking.

·Working knowledge of budgeting and financial management.

·Familiarity with grant making, writing and management preferred.

How to Apply:

To be considered for this exciting opportunity, e-mail a statement of interest and your resume to Human Resources at hr@wismed.org.