Posted on Sep 11, 2019 by Seattle King County Dental Society
Dental Society is seeking a dynamic and resourceful Executive
Director to lead it through a period of revitalization and growth
in meeting the needs of its membership and the communities it
About the Organization
The Seattle King County Dental Society (SKCDS)
is a nonprofit professional membership association whose mission is
to improve oral health in King County through its members
and alliances. Associated with both the American Dental Association
and the Washington State Dental Association, SKCDS is the largest
local dental society in Washington with roughly 1,700 members.
SKCDS delivers valuable services to advance the practice of
· Support for new
· Continuing dental
· Networking and social
opportunities for members
The Society also operates the Seattle-King County Dental
· Works to eliminate
dental infection and pain in residents who need assistance
accessing dental care
· Has awarded over $1.3
million in grants since 1992 to support its work
· Honors those who go
above and beyond in their service to dentistry and the
The organization is a recent winner of the American Dental
Association's Golden Apple Award for excellence in access to dental
Leadership Structure and Finances
The Executive Council is comprised of 12 member dentists
responsible for governing the Society, and who care deeply about
the promotion and protection of their profession. The Foundation is
a separate 501(c)3 organization with its own governing board. The
professional staff is responsible for day to day operations and
supports the membership, the Executive Council and its committees,
and the work of the Foundation.
The Society's operating budget is approximately $400,000, with
more than 75% of the revenue collected through membership dues.
Most of the remaining revenue is generated through corporate
sponsorships of Society activities. The Society and its Foundation
have built a very strong reserves balance, and are well-positioned
to increase their mission impact.
The Society is currently led by an Interim Executive Director,
with support from a contract Director of Membership Services and a
contract bookkeeper, so the new Executive Director will have the
opportunity to recruit their own team.
The Position and Priorities
The Society is seeking an Executive Director who is passionate
and talented about strengthening and expanding the organization's
services to the dental community. The new leader is expected to
spend the majority of their first year focusing on the following
· Build the
professional staff team. Identify positions
necessary to meet Society needs. Recruit and hire the team to
fulfill the mission.
· Improve communication
and build stronger relationships with the membership, partners and
· Increase the levels
of member participation in Society programs and activities.
· Focus the
organizational passion for community service on a specific project
or initiative that leverages Society and Foundation resources, such
as an access-to-care or workplace improvement initiative that truly
captivates the membership.
Experience, Skills and Attributes
Reporting to the Executive Council, the Executive Director
provides leadership for the organization and is responsible for its
overall management, financial performance, and administration to
ensure the Society achieves its goals according to Council-approved
policies and procedures.
The ideal candidate will have excellent people and communication
skills in order to develop, build and maintain strong relationships
with members and other key stakeholders who may have divergent
opinions. The Executive Director should have proven management
skills, and be a collaborative team builder who will empower and
support the Executive Council and the membership, utilizing their
collective skills and experience.
Essential qualifications for the position include:
· A Bachelor's
degree in public, nonprofit, or business management, political
science or similar field, or equivalent experience.
· Five years
progressively responsible experience in association or nonprofit
management and leadership.
leadership skills in empowering staff and board to play strong
roles to achieve organizational goals. Demonstrated team-building
skills, including facilitation of groups, meetings and processes
among stakeholders with diverse viewpoints.
written, oral, and social media communication skills.
can-do attitude with excellent attention to detail and effective
working with a board and staff to develop and successfully
implement a mission-driven strategic plan and annual operating
plans which are monitored for progress according to plan.
creating and analyzing financial reports and managing a budget and
staff, including monitoring progress toward goals with necessary
in public speaking with an engaging speaking style.
of nonprofit compliance laws and regulations.
with the culture of dentistry is preferred but not required.
and ability to travel within Washington to attend conferences,
trainings and programs and to otherwise meet with partners,
sponsors and other stakeholders. If driving for
SKCDS business, must have a valid driver's license, safe driving
record and current vehicle insurance.
and ability to attend the annual American Dental Association
conference in Chicago.
to submit to a thorough background check.
Work is performed in the SKCDS office and in a
variety of settings among stakeholders. A considerable amount of
time will be spent in meetings, at a computer screen for extended
periods, and speaking in public. Frequent use of phones and email
will be required to communicate with stakeholders. Work
outside normal working hours will be required to fulfill the
The annual salary range is $90,000-$110,000
DOE, plus medical, dental and vision coverage, and three weeks paid
To apply, interested candidates should e-mail their resume and
cover letter to:
Only e-mail applications with a cover letter and resume will be
accepted. Applications will be reviewed as they are received.
The priority deadline for applying is Thursday, October
11, and early submission is encouraged. Applications
received after the deadline will be reviewed on a case by case
basis. Interviews are expected to begin in late October.
Equal Employment Opportunity
The Seattle King County Dental Society believes that every
employee has the right to work in surroundings that are free from
all forms of arbitrary discrimination. It is our policy that
employees be treated fairly at all times, without regard to race,
color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation or
marital status; and that they therefore not be discriminated
against because of political ideology, physical, mental or sensory
handicaps, or veteran status.