Published: January 19, 2024

Call for Applications for Executive Vice President/CEO

The search is underway for the next EVP/CEO of the AAO-HNS/F.

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Douglas D. Backous, MD, AAO-HNS/F President

The American Academy of Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery/Foundation (AAO-HNS/F) invites applications for the position of executive vice president/chief executive officer (EVP/CEO). Reporting to the Boards of Directors (BODs), the EVP/CEO plays a critical role in effectively leading and managing the Academy’s dedicated team of employees in support of the organization’s goals and objectives as defined by its strategic plan. In addition, the EVP/CEO is responsible for supporting the BODs in setting the Academy’s strategic direction by providing advice and guidance relative to the advancement of the Academy’s vision and mission.

Candidates interested in applying should possess the following qualifications, among others:

  • An otolaryngologist with the highest integrity and a strong reputation among AAO-HNS members and a true passion for the specialty and the organization.
  • Ability to think strategically and articulate AAO-HNS’s vision, mission, and goals in a way that motivates and inspires diverse stakeholders.
  • Demonstrated aptitude for a complex leadership role with the ability to provide effective functional leadership and oversight to all aspects of the Academy’s operations, including annual budgeting, technology, strategic planning, fundraising, government relations, marketing, communications, membership, meetings management, project management, research, education, etc.
  • Demonstrated track record of championing diversity, equity, inclusion, accessibility, and belonging.
  • Ability to recruit, lead, empower, and develop a high performing team with clear accountability.
  • Collaborative approach to engaging with others in decision-making and consensus building, including the ability to work collaboratively with the BODs and executive leadership team. A high degree of emotional intelligence marked by strong self-awareness, empathy, and the ability to relate to others.
  • Competence in perceiving organizational and political sensitivities and responding accordingly; diplomacy skills; and ability to convene diverse stakeholders and productively engage them in collective efforts to advance initiatives in support of the Academy’s goals. Embraces diversity of thought.