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Categories: Consultation
Management / Administration

Position Type: Full Time

Date Posted: 5/23/2014

Company: American Association of Nurse Anesthetists

Location: Park Ridge, IL

Description: Founded in 1931, the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA) is the professional association representing nearly 47,000 Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNAs) and student nurse anesthetists nationwide. The AANA promotes education and practice standards and guidelines and provides consultation to both private and governmental entities regarding nurse anesthetists and their practice. More than 90 percent of the nation’s nurse anesthetists are members of the AANA. Today, the CRNA credential is well recognized as an indicator of quality and competence, and CRNAs safely administer more than 32 million anesthetics to patients each year in the United States. The AANA has a dedicated full-time staff of 120 in Park Ridge, Illinois (adjacent to the city limits of Chicago and located conveniently near O’Hare Airport), and in Washington D.C., and has an annual budget of $30 million. More information can be found at:

The Senior Director, Education and Professional Development provides strategic leadership and guidance to the Education and Professional Development division of the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists. This position reports directly to the AANA’s Executive Director and serves as a member of the senior management team. The Senior Director, Education and Professional Development supervises a staff of nine professionals in the Educational Programming, Professional Development and Continuing Education departments. The Senior Director is responsible for advancing nurse anesthesia education, developing a robust continuum of professional development opportunities for members and supervising a high quality Continuing Education approval process.

The ideal candidate for this position will provide the following qualifications: a doctorate in a healthcare-related field and a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist designation are required at least five years of progressive experience in the nurse anesthesia education profession, including project management, budget management and developing, evaluating and managing educational programs experience in professional development and continuing professional education is required and a team-focused leader with a strong management ability to develop and empower a high-performing staff that produces quality results in a timely manner.

Required Education: Doctorate

Level: Experienced

Job Reference: AANA

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How To Apply: This search is being led by Dan Nevez, Consultant, and assisted by Daniel Fissinger. To be considered for this opportunity, please send a resume and cover letter to: Daniel Fissinger Associate Consultant, Executive Search (312) 506-0062 direct One East Wacker Drive, Suite 2100 Chicago, IL 60601

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