EMRA Executive Director


Management Services


Serves as the chief executive officer of the association, responsible to the EMRA Board of Directors for the effective management of the association according to its mission, bylaws, goals, objectives, budget, strategic plan and policies of the organization.   Plan, direct, and evaluate EMRA’s business operations, events, products and services including but not limited to, printed and digital publications, mobile applications, website, social media platforms, meetings, events, member leadership development, advertising sales, and member benefit partnerships.

Characteristic Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Plan, direct, and evaluate operations of the EMRA Board of Directors, including agenda development, bylaws amendments, policy review, strategic planning, orientation and onboarding programs, and related materials and minutes.

  2. Provide direction and supervision for the activities of assigned staff to achieve goals outlined in the strategic plan and as assigned by the EMRA Board of Directors. Work plans are established to assure clear lines of responsibility, project deadlines, and optimize efficiency. Nurture the well-being and professional development of staff in the performance of their responsibilities.

  3. Ensure organizational records are maintained and aligned across channels including internal and collaborative workspaces.  Knowledge management techniques are employed to preserve institutional memory and collective knowledge transfer to facilitate leadership transitions.  

  4. Plan, direct, and evaluate EMRA Representative Council operations, including semi-annual meeting preparation and implementation, Board elections, orientation programs and related materials.

  5. Plan, develop, present and maintain the annual budget of the association to reflect the strategic plan generated by the Board of Directors. Financial policies are reviewed annually. The EMRA Finance Committee is informed and has appropriate input into the annual budget development. Fosters an environment that encourages fiscal responsibility. Financial goals are well developed with firm understanding of financial statements and performance metrics.

  6. Review and analyze monthly financial statements of EMRA and report to the EMRA Board of Directors significant variances or any area of concern.

  7. Provide oversight and support to EMRA committees, task forces and EMRA representatives to other organizations.

  8. Develop and implement non-dues revenue efforts for EMRA including corporate sponsorship, in-kind contributions, advertising, publication and exhibit sales. 

  9. Direct the marketing strategies for EMRA member recruitment and retention, including working with the ACEP membership department to ensure fulfillment of membership goals as outlined in the Shared Services Agreement.

  10. Appropriately respond to member queries and complaints regarding membership or any other issues.

  11. Develop, coordinate and evaluate EMRA exhibits, special events and educational programs held throughout the year, including EMRA’s semi-annual national conference participation, board events, Job & Fellowship Fair, Residency Program Fair, committees, Rep Council, awards ceremony, educational programming, special events, regional meetings, board retreats, partner conferences, networking and social programming, and others.

  12. Direct the development and production of EMRA publications, mobile and web applications to ensure quality products are delivered according to planned budget and schedule, including working with content developers, member author/editors, copy editors, graphic designers, printing companies, software developers and mail houses.

  13. Direct the organization’s marketing and fulfillment strategy across all channels to emphasize strategic priorities, member resources, educational initiatives and other operational objectives.

  14. Direct the development and production of, including information architecture, design, user interface, content management and security. Work with the Board, ACEP Technology Services, digital agencies and others to implement technology solutions and applications.

  15. Solicit, analyze, obtain legal review of and administer contracts with publishing companies, editors, authors, designers, developers, website, member benefit providers, sponsors and other professionals and corporations.

  16. Develop and recommend pricing guidelines for EMRA dues, products and services; implement approved guidelines via sales channels.

  17. In cooperation with ACEP, oversee operations including marketing strategies, budget oversight and contract adherence.

  18. Ensure performance of EMRA/ACEP Shared Services Agreement.

  19. Perform other duties as assigned by supervisor and/or the Board of Directors.

  20. Attend business and educational meetings as assigned.

Relationships and Contacts

Reports to:

Managing Director, Education and Management Services


EMRA Operations Manager, EMRA Special Events and Marketing Manager, EMRA Managing Editor, and EMRA Web Product Manager

Internal Contacts:

All departments of the College

External Contacts:

EMRA Board, EMRA Representative Council; EMRA committees; EMRA membership; ACEP Board; CORD Board; SAEM Board; ABEM Board, and other association leadership; general public; media; vendors; advertisers; funding sources, residency program faculty, and staff

Required Education and Experience

  1. Bachelor's degree in management, education, communications, health care or related field or equivalent related experience 

  2. Minimum of five years’ experience in a nonprofit professional or trade organization that includes management of multiple, simultaneous projects; budgeting; contract negotiation and management; oversight of publications development and production; oversight of Web site development and maintenance; working with volunteer leaders. 

  3. Demonstrated experience developing and implementing organization-wide educational, technological, and digital strategies aligned with organizational mission and within expected timeline and budget. 

  4. Strong technology acumen, especially with association management systems and content management systems. 

  5. Ability to anticipate, identify, analyze, and capitalize on growth opportunities

  6. Demonstrated organizational and project management skills handling multiple projects and shifting priorities

  7. Demonstrated excellent written and verbal communication skills; ability to write and edit copy with precision and persuasion

  8. Minimum of three years supervisory experience with ability to effectively drive execution and foster innovation

  9. Demonstrated business and financial acumen, including broad understanding of financial management principles, fiscal responsibility, cost-benefit thinking, and allocation of resources against organizational goals.

  10. Highly proficient in Microsoft Office Suite, Google Suite, databases, and ability to learn and utilize new technology platforms

  11. Highly motivated, organized, proactive, problem solver with strong attention to detail

  12. Customer focused

  13. Strong analytical and critical thinking skills

  14. Ability to travel regularly (potentially monthly), with some travel assignments (2-3x per year) extending for 7-9 days.

Other Desired Qualifications 

  1. Self-motivated with ability to successfully perform both independently and in a cross-functional team environment

  2. Familiarity with medical terminology and healthcare environment

  3. Ability to work in a team environment and as a collaborative leader

  4. Demonstrated success maintaining systems and reports

  5. Experience in association management; medical specialty society experience is an asset 

  6. Certified Association Executive (CAE) strongly preferred.

We offer competitive salary, excellent benefits package, retirement plan and more.

If you have any questions or would like to send your resume, contact us here.

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