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Kerwin Associates Open
Jan 18, 2017
Full time
The CEO of NACB will report into the CEO of First American Holdings (FAH) and lead the NACB organization. This position will be supported by Four Senior Vice Presidents (Memberships, Strategic Initiatives, Branding & Marketing and Support Operations) who will aid in managing the organization. As the headcount scales, other functions will be staffed based on key milestones such as new development start, testing start and launch. FAH has exclusively engaged Kerwin Associates to conduct their search for a Chief Executive Officer.  Any resumes sent directly to FAH or NACB will be forwarded to Kerwin Associates. Key Responsibilities Manage a for-profit self-regulatory organization (SRO) comprised of dues-paying members who are geographically and product diverse cannabis related businesses (CRBs). Provide strategic leadership for the company by working with the Board and other management to establish long-range goals, strategies, plans and policies. Build and lead the senior executive team. Recruit, manage and develop personnel to support business growth. Establish a culture of success and employee satisfaction. Initiate and maintain dialogue with state cannabis regulators, federal banking regulators and other regulatory bodies, including the DOJ, DEA, SEC, FinCEN, IRS, FDA, and USDA. Quickly become conversant in the regulatory structures of all cannabis-legal states with the support of legal and policy advisors, including the former Chief of Staff of the DEA. Monitor compliance with relevant laws and regulations and assure the filing of all legal and regulatory documents. Direct communication strategy with federal agencies. Establish and maintain relationships with members and prospective members from a geographically and product diverse group of cannabis related businesses. Refine product vision through frequent interaction with customers. Create a strong brand for NACB to build credibility with regulators and attract and retain customers. Serve as the public face of NACB. In collaboration with NACB leadership, establish a dialogue with media in accordance with NACB communication plan. Prospective relationships in print, broadcast and online media include Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Bloomberg, major network news divisions and cable coverage of the cannabis industry. Working in conjunction with the CFO of FAH, be responsible for financial management of NACB, including budgeting, reporting and audit. Coordinate with EVPs of Strategic Initiatives for FAH and CTO of related business unit Definitive Data. Professional Experience/Qualifications Candidates must have: A minimum of ten years of financial, regulatory and/or enforcement experience. A proven track record of success in leadership, management and organizational growth. Ability to represent the organization in interactions with both the federal government and the media. Excellent writing, public speaking and interpersonal skills. Preferred qualifications include: J.D. (preferred), M.B.A. or Master’s degree in an appropriate area of specialization. Prior experience in the federal government, including judicial or regulatory functions, or in military or law enforcement roles. The ideal candidate will be: Passionate about building relationships and making a difference. An experienced counselor, advisor and influencer with exceptional critical thinking and communication skills. Comfortable and proficient at providing executive leadership within a highly ambiguous space and working effectively with limited information.
Center for Evidence-based Policy Portland, OR, United States
Jan 03, 2017
Full time
The Center for Evidence-based Policy’s mission is to address policy challenges with evidence and collaboration, and it excels in partnerships that develop non-partisan policy solutions and improve health. The Center, located at Oregon Health and Science University in Portland, OR primarily works with state governments focused on broad health policy and decision-making, with particular emphasis on state Medicaid and other health programs. Working with over 20 states and multiple philanthropic foundations to advance its mission, the Center currently employs 42 people with an annual budget exceeding $6M. The State Policy and Services Director provides leadership and oversight to the Center’s Medicaid Evidence-based Decision Project (MED), a multi-state, non-partisan collaborative of Medicaid decision-makers applying evidence to state policy and operations. This position further serves as a primary contact point for supporting current and prospective state customers in meeting their policy and operational needs through the Center’s unique combination of research, evidence, technical assistance, and stakeholder engagement. The position provides strategic and accountable direction to these projects, ensuring high quality and timely deliverables. The ability to work in a collaborative team environment, exercises sound judgment, effectively facilitate large group meetings in person and by phone/video, build strong relationships, and hold teams accountable for deliverables to state government clients is essential to this position. The director engages with a range of levels of leadership and policymakers in states throughout the country, from mid-level technical experts to agency executives and governors’ offices. The position actively promotes the Center’s work, meeting Center objectives for expansion of the MED collaborative membership, and working with Center leadership in the overall identification and advancement of the Center’s services to state governments. The position directly supervises multiple Project Leads and policy staff, and indirectly supervises several administrative coordinators.   Key Responsibilities & Performance Standards Works closely with and provides leadership and guidance, including strategic and accountable direction, to project leads, peers, and teams to ensure high quality and timely deliverables. Models integrity and professionalism, and leads by example. Provides leadership and guidance for project development and planning processes, recommends direction and ensures strategies and plans meet or exceed client expectations and are consistent with Center mission and goals. Oversees project improvement and change efforts. Builds positive relationships with state clients and supports the Center’s collaborative processes and projects. Ensures state client needs are met and overall state client expectations and perspectives are understood. Communicates appropriately and professionally with state clients and state leaders, exercising sound judgment and discretion. Effectively facilitates large group meetings both in person and by conference call. Develops processes to ensure that all Center staff are up to date on information regarding state clients, spanning multiple Center projects. Analyzes trends to anticipate future state client needs. Establishes and maintains processes to understand health and human service policies, contexts and dynamics of current and potential client states. Actively markets and networks on behalf of the Center, exploring new avenues for project participation and development. Actively engages in identification and development of new opportunities for the Center, in collaboration with the Center’s leadership. Oversees project related budget development and management within OHSU guidelines and in support of the overall financial health of the Center. Oversees project reporting and provides feedback to the Center’s leadership regarding project timelines, obstacles, and opportunities. Supervises project leads, conducts performance evaluations and, on an ongoing basis, provides professional development coaching and mentoring and fosters an atmosphere of teamwork and shared responsibility. Establishes and maintains processes to understand health and human service policies, contexts and dynamics of current and potential client states. Actively engages in identification and development of new opportunities for the Center, in collaboration with the Center’s leadership. Education + Experience An advanced degree or equivalent experience is required. Required • 10 years’ experience in public policy; working with or for state government. • Familiarity with public policies, legislative and regulatory processes, and decision maker needs, and challenges. • Familiarity with the tenants of evidence-based and value-based health care, the use of evidence in decision-making, including guideline development, and health care policies. • Familiarity with state level health transformation efforts and the “triple aim”. • Understanding of social determinants of health • Understanding of and experience with public sector budgeting. • Experience building and sustaining large and complex collaborative initiatives, including partners with diverse needs and expectations. • Experience providing staff support or facilitation to public bodies or elected officials. • Experience speaking in public to multiple audiences with varying levels of subject matter expertise. • Experience directing multiple and concurrent projects. • Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Preferred • Experience in multiple states. • Strong preference for experience staffing public policy bodies (such as legislative committees, public commissions or decision-making bodies, etc.) or public policy related membership organizations. • Familiarity with Medicaid is preferred. • Familiarity with Managed Care is preferred. • Familiarity with the ACA is preferred. How to Apply Go to, click on “Search for Jobs”, and enter IRC56451 to apply.
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