The Executive Director’s starting salary depends on experience and qualifications. Total compensation is competitive.
Telecommuting is allowed.
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The Executive Director leads and manages the overall activities of the Association with initiative and exceptional organizational skills. The Executive Director communicates industry positions on current and potential policy options, represents members to media outlets and state leaders and decision-makers, and works with stakeholders on high-profile legislative and regulatory issues.
The Executive Director reports directly to the Board Chair of AWHP and maintains accountability to the AWHP Board Officers and Board of Directors.
Essential Functions Include:
Leading the Association by developing and directing organizational strategy through board and member engagement.
Bringing strong public relations skills and presence to serve as the face and voice of AWHP.
Administrative proficiency; able to help develop and effectively implement Board policy/strategy.
Actively engaging as a member manager who will prove and expand AWHP’s value to members.
Providing management and oversight to staff.
Pursuing additional funding sources for the Association.
Leading Association lobbyists, regulatory staff, and state programs staff to further member interests.
Staying engaged with committee chairs and provides support when necessary.
Overseeing the annual budget and dues assessment, including Member Plan billing and financial updates, maintaining files and records, including those required by state and federal law, and making filings with the Internal Revenue Service, the Secretary of State, and the Public Disclosure Commission.
Facilitating communications between healthcare plan industry and state agencies and legislature, both formally and informally, through written communications and facilitating meetings between health plans and state agencies, such as the Governor’s office, the Health Care Authority, the Office of Financial Management and the Office of the Insurance Commissioner.
The Ideal Candidate
AWHP seeks a seasoned leader who is deeply committed to the success of AWHP and is a strategic leader who is capable of overseeing the successful function of the organization as a whole. The Executive Director must have demonstrated leadership skills and set a standard of engaging people at all levels. For this important role the Board seeks a dynamic, highly credible, unifying leader who is deeply committed to the success of the industry and who exhibits a high level of transparency, diplomacy, and professionalism.
The ideal candidate is a creative, innovative team player who can work effectively with AWHP’s Board of Directors and members bring an entrepreneurial spirit and be committed to supporting the best interests of AWHP. Honesty and integrity are critical.
This position requires someone who is politically savvy, comfortable seeking and receiving input from the Member Plans and adept at working with the media.
Persons interested in this position must submit a cover letter and a current resume.
The AWHP is an equal opportunity employer, values workplace diversity and seeks to create an environment and culture that embraces employee differences. All qualified applicants are considered in accordance with applicable laws prohibiting discrimination on the basis of race, religion, color, gender, age, national origin, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, marital status or veteran status or any other legally protected status. We will provide assistance in the recruitment, application and selection process to applicants with disabilities who request such assistance.
A bachelor’s degree and at least 5 years professional work experience in the business administration, healthcare administration or health insurance field. A master’s degree is preferred. Preference will be given for experience in association administration. Candidates must have strong written and verbal communication skills; the ability to work effectively with diverse groups of stakeholders; integrity, a positive attitude, self-directed; and the ability to establish and maintain a home office.
About Association of Washington Healthcare Plans (AWHP)
The Association of Washington Healthcare Plans (AWHP) represents all health carriers in Washington State. AWHP health plans cover over 7 million Washingtonians. AWHP is the voice of the carrier community providing information and analysis from the carriers’ perspective to policy makers and regulators and supporting solutions for the complex health care issues confronting our state. AWHP was formed 22 years ago to advocate for a stable insurance market, and we have continued that work for decades on behalf of all Washington insurance markets.