Executive Director

Ohio Osteopathic Association | Columbus, OH

Position Summary:

The Ohio Osteopathic Association (OOA) is initiating a search for a dynamic and collaborative professional to serve as executive director of the OOA and affiliated entities. Reporting to the board of trustees, the executive director will advance and support the work of Ohio’s more than 7,500 licensed osteopathic physicians (DOs) while promoting Ohio’s public health and advancing the distinctive philosophy and practice of osteopathic medicine.

The executive director coordinates the planning and formulation of association goals and objectives. Within this framework, the executive director plans, organizes, coordinates, controls and directs all programs, projects, staff and activities of the association, serving as the association’s primary contact with community and government agencies, related medical and health entities and constituents.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Establishes administrative policies and provides for office operations.
  • Manages the finances, budgeting, buildings and property of the association and affiliate organizations managed by the OOA.
  • Recruits, hires, determines compensation and dismisses as necessary all staff employees.
  • Acts as principal staff to the board of trustees and ensures board members are kept informed on the condition of the association and its affiliates; ensures that complete and accurate records of Association activities are created and maintained; coordinates with staff to recommend agenda items for Board meetings and prepares materials for action or report.
  • Ensures the legal integrity of the association and affiliate organizations and employs legal counsel when required.
  • Serves as an ex officio member of the committees of the association and affiliate organizations and monitors and assists all committees in their operation.
  • Maintains a high awareness of the principles, history and development of the osteopathic profession in the United States and Ohio.
  • Plans and conducts a public relations program to enhance awareness of the osteopathic profession in Ohio.
  • Collaborates with officials of graduate medical education training facilities promoting osteopathic education, toward maintaining greater cooperation between these institutions and association members.
  • Aids the Ohio district academies associated with the osteopathic profession.
  • Maintains liaison relations with state and federal government agencies involved in physician licensing, determination of health care fees and services, and all other programs related to medical care.
  • Assists, coordinates, and maintains records for the meetings of the association’s House of Delegates.
  • Maintains effective member relations with existing and potential association members through state-wide travel, maintaining on-going communication with members through various communications to include publications and social media and beyond.
  • Maintains a current working knowledge of the healthcare environment, both nationally and in the state, including significant developments and trends affecting the practice of medicine.
  • Performs other duties as may be specified in the bylaws or directed by the board of trustees.

To Apply:

Please submit a cover letter, curriculum, vitae/resume, salary history, compensation requirements and contact information for at least three professional references to

The deadline to apply is Sept. 15, 2023. No phone calls please.

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