Executive Director - Nevada State Medical Association

19 Nov 2019 6:16 AM | Anonymous

Nevada State Medical Association

Job Description – Executive Director

Job Title:          Executive Director

Location:         5355 Kietzke Lane, Suite 100, Reno NV 89511 (main office)

                        2590 E Russell Rd, Las Vegas, NV 89120

Reports To:      NSMA Council through the NSMA President

Position Type:  Full-Time (Salaried/Exempt)

Salary range:    BOE

Last Revised:   October 31, 2019

About us:         Nevada State Medical Association is a 501-c-6 non-profit.  NSMA is the oldest and largest professional organization of Nevada physicians. NSMA represents more than 2000 physicians, residents and medical students, and has advocated for high quality health care since 1875.  Headquartered in Reno, Nevada, NSMA also operates an office in Las Vegas, Nevada and during the legislative sessions, an office in Carson City, Nevada.  For more information on NSMA, please visit the website at

Interested candidates should send a cover letter and resume to  Selection process is rolling.

Major Responsibilities

The Executive Director is the key management leader of NSMA. The Executive Director is responsible for overseeing the administration, programs and strategic plan of the organization. Other key duties include membership development, advocacy, marketing, and community outreach. The position works with the NSMA’s leadership, including the Council and NSMA President to ensure the success of the organization.  The ED manages the non-profit association by hiring and overseeing staff, ensuring good fiscal oversight over budget and financials, acting as spokesperson for the organization and implementing strategic initiatives as outlined by the Council including government affairs activities and other initiatives that support the overall mission of the organization and to enhance membership and membership value within the organization.

NSMA Staff/Operations:       

The Executive Director is responsible for ensuring appropriate staffing pursuant to budget and needs of the Association.

The ED ensures an efficient and positive work environment for NSMA staff, and that staff has appropriate duties and

training. The position supports the needs of the NSMA Executive Committee, Council (Board of Directors), standing Commissions, the NSMA House of Delegates through ensuring a successful annual meeting of the House of Delegates and resolution process and ad hoc committees.


NSMA is a member-driven organization.  The ED is responsible for delivering benefits to members and promoting the value of membership to prospective members. The position is responsible for providing effective communication with NSMA membership on relevant issues through NSMA publications, NSMA internet site; periodic reports on legislative and governmental activities; periodic reports at meetings of county/local societies and related groups; and, timely updates on relevant issues. 


The ED acts as a spokesperson for NSMA and, in collaboration with the Council and other physician leadership, represent the NSMA in the media and public settings.  The ED should look to promote the profile of the Association with community partners and public bodies.


The Executive Director organizes and directs the implementation of NSMA Federal and State Legislative and other

governmental priorities by working with the contract lobby team and Legislative core group to identify and lobby key issues of important to the Association.  The ED engages in lobbying and advocacy work at the state level, including the Nevada legislature, Governor and Administrative branch and regulatory bodies.  When appropriate, the ED, working with the contract lobby team, testifies or organizes testimony, draft position statements, letters, and other materials necessary to ensure effective articulation of the Association’s position. The ED also negotiates on behalf of the NSMA with regular communication to the Association’s leadership.  The ED oversees the Political Action Committee, candidate interviews and works with the PAC to complete the endorsement and contribution process.

The ED is also NSMA’s representative on federal matters working with the Government Affairs Commission, the American Medical Association and other stakeholders.

The position requires working cooperatively with other relevant stakeholders, including health professional associations, health care facility representatives, patient advocacy organizations and health-related coalitions to build consensus and further the Association’s agenda. The position also serves as the principle liaison for NSMA with State legislators and staff, State Executive branch officials, the Nevada Congressional delegation and staff and counterparts in other non-governmental organizations.

The ED is responsible for other duties as assigned by the Council and NSMA President.


The ideal candidate should share the mission of the NSMA to promote high quality healthcare in Nevada and advocate for physicians and patients. 

The ideal candidate will have the following experience and knowledge:

  • A bachelor’s degree.
  • Transparent and high integrity leadership.
  • Five or more years senior nonprofit management experience or other relevant experience.
  • Experience and skill in working with Board and Commissions.
  • High level strategic thinking and planning. Ability to envision and convey the organization’s strategic future to the staff, board, volunteers and donors.
  • Ability to effectively communicate the organization’s mission to potential members, sponsors, volunteers and the community.
  • Demonstrated ability to oversee and collaborate with staff, including competence in HR matters.
  • A history of successfully generating new revenue streams and improving financial results.
  • Previous success in establishing relationships with individuals and organizations of influence including funders, partner agencies and volunteers.
  • Solid organizational abilities, including planning, delegating, program development and task facilitation.
  • Strong financial management skills, including budget preparation, analysis, decision making and reporting.
  • Competence in technology including QuickBooks, Excel, and Client Record Management Systems (Weblinks)
  • Strong written and oral communication skills.
  • Strong public speaking ability.
  • Strong work ethic with a high degree of energy.
  • Flexibility to travel within Nevada or domestically as needed, including attending Legislative Sessions in Carson City.

*NSMA is an equal opportunity employer.

Interested candidates should send a cover letter and resume to  Selection process is rolling.

Nevada MGMA
PO Box 3403, Hamilton, NJ 08619