Executive Director – National Dental Association (CLOSED)

National Dental Association

Executive Director Position Description

The Executive Director is the key management and operations leader of the National Dental Association (NDA). The Executive Director is responsible for overseeing the administration of the NDA, its programs, and the organization’s strategic plan. Other key duties include fundraising, marketing, and community outreach. The position reports directly to the Chairman of the Board of Trustees (Board) and community outreach. The position reports directly to the Chairman of the Board of Trustees (Board) and the Personnel Committee.


  1. Leadership Governance: Works to collaborates and strategizes with officers, trustees, delegates, NDA Families, membership, staff, and the NDA Corporate Roundtable, sponsors, and convention vendors to fulfill the organization’s mission.
  2. Financial Performance and Viability: Develops, manages, and maintains resources to ensure the organization’s financial health.
  3. Organization Mission and Strategy: Works with Leaders and staff to ensure that the mission is fulfilled through programs, strategic planning, and community outreach.
  4. Organization Operations: Oversees and implements appropriate resources to ensure that the operations of the organization are appropriate.


  • Report to the Chairman of the Board of Trustees
  • Work closely with the Chairman of the Board of Trustees and the Board and the President to seek their involvement in policy decisions, fundraising, and increasing the overall visibility of the organization.
  • Work with the Speaker of the House of Delegates to develop Constituent and Component Societies, in addition to developing pertinent policy statements on behalf of the NDA and acting as a conduit of additional communication between the Board of Trustees and the House of Representatives.
  • Supervise, evaluate, and collaborate with organization staff.
  • Travel with the President as needed
  • Assist and ensure in the travel logistics and planning for the President and the Chairman of the Board
  • Strategic organizational planning and implementation in conjunction with the Board.
  • Strategic Financial Planning and implementation of the annual budget.
  • When the President nor Chairman is unavailable, serve as one of the alternate spokesperson to the organization’s constituents, the media, and the general public
  • Preparing public announcements and statements for the President.
  • Establish and maintain relationships with various organizations and utilize/leverage those relationships to strategically enhance the NDA’s Mission.
  • Engage in fundraising and developing other non-dues revenues and resources.
  • Oversee marketing and other communications efforts.
  • Oversee organization and implementation of Board, House, and committee meetings.
  • Establishing and implementing employment and administrative policies and procedures for all functions for the day-to-day operation of the NDA.
  • Review and approve contracts for services to recommend for Board review.
  • Responsible for executing and ensuring the success of the Annual Convention, Mid-Winter and Transition Meetings and Planning
  • Other duties as assigned by the Board of Directors.



  • A bachelor’s degree minimum, Master preferred (MPH, MPP).
  • Transparent and high-integrity leadership.
  • Five or more years of senior nonprofit management experience.
  • Experience and skill in working with a Board of Directors.
  • High-level strategic planning and financial forecasting. Ability to envision and convey the organization’s strategic future to the staff, board, volunteers, donors, and the public.
  • Ability to effectively communicate the organization’s mission to donors, volunteers, and the overall community.
  • Demonstrated ability to oversee and collaborate with staff.
  • A history of successfully generating new revenue streams and improving financial results.
  • Active fundraising experience. Excellent donor relations skills and understanding of the funding community.
  • Previous success in establishing professional and work-related social relationships with individuals and organizations of influence, including funders, partner agencies, and volunteers.
  • Solid organizational abilities, including accounting, planning, delegating, program development, and task facilitation.
  • Strong financial management skills, including budget preparation, analysis, decision-making, and reporting.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills.
  • Strong public speaking ability.
  • Strong work ethic with a high degree of energy.


This position is now closed.




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