The Mission Statement of the Illinois State Dental Society is: To represent the members of the Society and the public we serve through communication, education and legislation.
The Illinois State Dental Society is seeking an experienced Executive Director to lead our organization in continuing to fulfill our mission through an upcoming period of growth and beyond. The successful candidate will be responsible for overseeing all aspects of our organization, ensuring that we are operating efficiently and effectively to meet the goals of our leadership. The ED will work closely with the Officers, Board of Trustee’s, government officials and the public to successfully achieve these strategic objectives. The Illinois State Dental Society has a close-knit culture in which we place a high priority on open communication, collaboration and service to the public. We are in search of an Executive Director who is aligned with our culture and will continue to enhance it through positive leadership.
The Executive Director’s office will be located at the Illinois State Dental Society office in Springfield, Illinois. Travel within the state and nationally is expected as necessary.
The organization is departmentalized into five key areas:
Meetings and Membership
An executive staff member directs the activities of each department, and all directors’ report to the Board, under the leadership of Executive Director.
Executive Director Responsibilities
Develop and implement strategic plans that meet the goals and objectives created by the Board of Trustees
Communicating effectively with the Board and providing, in a timely and accurate manner, all information necessary for the Board to function properly and to make informed decisions
Responsible for fiscal management that generally anticipates operating within the approved budget, ensures maximum resource utilization, and maintenance of the organization in a positive financial position
Ensure that the ISDS maintains and manage a quality staff and office environment
Ensure commitment to and compliance with all applicable laws and regulations across the organization
Create a culture of transparency and communication throughout the Organization with key stakeholders, including dental insurance providers and government agencies
Proactively address challenges in the internal and external environment to protect the interests of our members and the patients we serve
Ensure that the organization remains fiscally sound and operates within the boundaries of the budget established by the BOT
Executive Director Skills
A Bachelor’s degree in business or related field
However, the ISDS places a high value on years of work experience and familiarity with dental societies or related member valued organizations. No qualified applicant will be rejected for lack of a degree.
Previous experience in a senior leadership role, preferably in a membership related organization
Demonstrated ability to develop and implement successful strategic plans
Deep understanding of financial strategies and finance-related performance metrics
Strong aptitude for verbal and written communication, presentation, and relationship development
In-depth knowledge of best practices in management and governance
Applicants should direct their resumes to:
Additional Salary Information: Additional benefits including: health insurance, 401(K), and LTD are available
About Illinois State Dental Society
The Illinois State Dental Society
Founded by dentists in Chicago in 1865, the Illinois State Dental Society (ISDS) continues every year to build on its impressive history through achievements that not only improve the oral health of the public we serve, but also enhance the profession of dentistry and its membership at large. Past leaders in the state and local dental societies have paved the way for their successors to enjoy a bright future in organized dentistry.
The Illinois State Dental Society is made up of seven downstate districts and the Chicago District. The seven downstate districts are geographically divided while the Chicago Dental Society has nine branches. From the seven downstate districts and the nine branches of CDS, ISDS elects its officers and trustees to administer the business of the Society.
In addition to representing the membership of ISDS throughout the state, the Illinois State Dental Society is the fifth largest membership state in the country. At the national level, Illinois is well represented and respected over the years with its members holding officer and chair positons at various levels within the American Dental Association.
The Illinoi...s State Dental Society has enjoyed an illustrious and accomplished history and holds a future full of promise due to the dedication and commitment of its members.