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More Information is available in the AIP Organizational and Candidate Profile.

The American Institute of Physics (AIP) seeks an experienced association executive or executive-scientist to serve as its next CEO. AIP is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit membership corporation, headquartered in College Park, Maryland. The CEO oversees a budget of $25 million and leads a staff of 125 to advance, promote, and serve the physical sciences for the benefit of humanity. Structured as a federation, AIP membership includes ten Member Societies who collectively represent more than 120,000 scientists, engineers, educators, and students in the physical sciences.

AIP has undergone a renewal over the past several years. The Board of Directors

  • Restructured its governance to gain greater efficiencies and reduce potential conflicts of interest by reducing the number of directors from 40 to 15;
  • Spun off its publishing interests into a separately managed “disregarded,” tax-exempt entity, AIP Publishing LLC, to foster greater innovation; and,
  • Conducted a successful national search for a new Board chair and selected John Regazzi, a former CEO of Elsevier Inc. Currently Regazzi is the managing director of Akoya Capital, a private equity company and chairs both the AIP Board of Directors and the AIP Publishing LLC Board of Managers.

AIP is poised to accept new CEO leadership – a leader capable of helping to create a forward-looking direction for its staff, Member Societies, and the physical sciences and then moving briskly to achieve that vision. Today, AIP has a committed Board and staff, a collective desire to embrace its leadership role in the physical sciences now and into the future, and ample financial reserves to do so.

Ideally, the new CEO will have

  • Experience working with scientists, particularly in the physical sciences
  • Experience leading a scientific organization of a similar type and scope
  • Work collaboratively with the Board, staff, and Member Societies to fulfill AIP’s mission
  • Be sufficiently entrepreneurial to move AIP forward in a changing scientific environment
  • Cultivate relationships with Member Societies and external partners
  • Knowledge of issues facing the physical sciences, public policy, and legislative process
  • Be an excellent communicator
  • Understand the needs of diverse and multidisciplinary audiences
  • Possess excellent strategic and operational skills

The ideal candidate will be excited by the changes in science and committed to making AIP an even stronger organization.  Jackie Eder-Van Hook, PhD, President, Transition Management Consulting, Inc. is conducting this search for AIP.

Interested candidates should apply as soon as possible, but no later than Wednesday, October 25, 2017. Apply here.

The AIP Organizational and Candidate Profile contains important information about the position.

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American Institute of Physics is an Equal Opportunity Employer.




More Information is available in the FASEB Organizational and Candidate Profile.

The Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB) seeks an experienced association executive, or experienced executive-scientist to serve as its next Executive Director. FASEB is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit membership society representing 30+ scientific societies with combined memberships of more than 125,000 biological and biomedical sciences scientists. FASEB has an annual operating budget of approximately $21 million, and approximately $5 million in reserves. Its 80 staff are located on an 11-acre campus in Bethesda, Maryland. The position closes April 14, 2017.

The Federation is a leader in science policy and advocates for enhanced funding for scientific research, improving the scientific research environment, and providing services to both its member societies and others in the scientific community. It provides association management services and meetings.

Over the past seven months, the Federation has taken advantage of an executive leadership transition to conduct a top-to-bottom review of its strategy, governance, operations, and staffing. FASEB is now ready to use those findings in conjunction with insights from its professional interim executive management team from Transition Management Consulting, Inc. and their interim executive consultant, John Barnes to build upon its strengths and create a strong future for the organization. In late 2016, the FASEB board of directors voted to sell its campus and is currently working with a commercial real estate broker to identify prospective buyers. Further, this envisioned future includes a collaborative and productive business model, greater accountability, enhanced customer service, and passionate, and evidence-based communications to advance FASEB’s mission.

Ideally, the new executive director will have experience in leading a scientific organization, have knowledge of current trends and issues facing life sciences, and understand the legislative process and public policy. She or he will be sufficiently entrepreneurial to identify, evaluate, and seize upon various ideas to move the Federation forward in a changing environment. She or he will work with the board of directors to fulfill the Federation’s mission, support the board of directors, lead staff in the execution of these goals, all the while cultivating myriad relationships with member societies and external partners. The executive must be an excellent communicator and understand the needs of diverse and multidisciplinary audiences. She or he will have excellent strategic and operational skills. The executive will appreciate FASEB’s successful past and the outstanding scientific contributions and educational advances that its member society scientists have achieved through their research and work in their professional organizations.


  • 10-15 years of successful executive-level association management experience, ideally in a scientific organization
  • Master’s degree or higher is required (PhD or MD is not required)
  • Certified Association Executive (CAE) or equivalent is desirable

Desired Skills and Experiences

  • Strong nonprofit management experience in either 501(c)(3) or 501(c)(6) institutions
  • Knowledge of current trends/issues facing the biological and/or biomedical sciences
  • Experience or knowledge of science and/or research processes, current trends and issues facing life sciences, and legislative process, and public policy
  • Excellent interpersonal skills exceptionally strong communication skills
  • Collaborative decisionmaking
  • Experience as an agent of organizational change
  • Strong critical thinking and reasoning skills
  • Business acumen (strong ability to read and interpret financial statements)
  • Technologically adept, including an appreciation for social media

The FASEB Organizational and Candidate Profile contains important information about the position.

Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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