Education and Training, Executive Director/CEO, Health
THE ORGANIZATION & PROFESSION
The Pediatric Nursing Certification Board (PNCB) is the largest nonprofit organization for pediatric nursing and the largest independent pediatric nursing certification organization in the country.
PNCB offers nationally acclaimed certification exams. More than 95% of all pediatric nursing professionals who certify choose the PNCB. The 2020 overall annual recertification rate for PNCB nursing professionals is 95%, among the highest for nursing certification. PNCB's Certified Pediatric Nurse (CPN) and Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner (CPNP) programs have met the rigorous national accreditation standards of the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCAA).
PNCB’s mission is to promote optimal outcomes in global pediatric health by providing certification services that validate specialized knowledge and continuing competence in pediatric nursing.
Our vision is that every child will receive care from a PNCB-certified nursing professional.
PNCB’s strategic goals are focused on: Increasing the PNCB certificant base to advance our vision; advance the profession of pediatric nursing to improve the quality of child health; expand the PNCB product and service suite to be responsive to evolving professional and market needs; and evolve the organization to achieve growth and respond to change.
THE POSITION OF CEO
The Chief Executive Officer of the PNCB carries out the mission and strategic plan of the organization as set forth by the Board of Directors. The CEO provides leadership and overall management of all personnel, committees, and consultants used in the business of the PNCB.
The Chief Executive Officer position requires a visionary and a committed individual who will serve as a strong voice for the pediatric nursing specialty and PNCB-certified nursing professionals. The PNCB is dedicated to the certification needs of the pediatric nurse and pediatric nurse practitioner (PNP), both acute and primary care.
The successful candidate for CEO will be passionate about upholding PNCB’s values, which reflect the beliefs and behaviors we promote to guide the actions of certificants, volunteers, and staff.
Integrity:Acting with honesty and taking accountability for all we do and say.
Quality:Promoting excellence throughout all our interactions.
Innovation:Providing visionary leadership for the present and future.
Advocacy:Supporting and promoting the pediatric nursing profession.
Respect:Embracing collaboration and diversity of perspective.
The successful candidate will project a dynamic, strategic, and confident manner and presence, and will be articulate, professional, and personable. The CEO must be driven to stay in the forefront of today’s ever-changing and demanding healthcare arena to fulfill the PNCB’s goals and fully serve the pediatric nursing specialty and nurse professionals.
MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES FOR THE CEO
In collaboration with the PNCB Board of Directors, provides leadership in the development, implementation, and evaluation of an ongoing strategic plan for the organization.
Directs and coordinates the activities and programs of the PNCB.
Assumes responsibility for management of all fiscal plans, including operational financial management and development of technological data.
Communicates effectively with Board of Directors, constituents, and the leadership of other nursing and other associated organizations.
Serves as liaison with stakeholder groups, providing resources and acting as an agent and spokesperson for the PNCB and the Board of Directors.
Represents the PNCB to nursing and other associated organizations and stakeholders in collaboration with members of the Board of Directors.
Develops and implements marketing plans and promotional activities in support of the strategic plan.
Maintains current knowledge of legislative issues and academic issues, as well as technological issues that may affect the business of PNCB.
DESIRED CORE COMPETENCIES
Analytical – Synthesizes complex or diverse information; collects and researches data; uses intuition and experience to complement data; designs work flows and procedures; exhibits ability to make decisions in complex situations with many stakeholders who have varying interests and perspectives.
Problem Solving – Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; gathers and analyzes information skillfully; develops and evaluates alternative solutions.
Project Management – Develops project plans; coordinates projects; communicates changes and progress; completes projects on time and budget; evaluates project team activities.
Technical Skills – Understands the value of computer-based technology as an integral part of achieving the mission and as a successful business tool to effectively communicate on a global basis; leads the adaptation of new technologies to sustain effective global communications.
Communication – Communicates clearly, informatively, and persuasively; demonstrates group presentation skills; able to alter communication style and methods to meet the needs of the situation.
Teamwork – Build a positive team spirit; able to build morale and group commitments to goals and objectives; be accessible, listen well; encourage and support independent thinking; work to build consensus.
Visionary Leadership – Displays passion and optimism; inspires respect and trust; mobilizes others to fulfill the vision; provides an understanding of the society vision and strategic goals and inspires peers and subordinates to fulfill the vision and goals through strategic actions.
Change Management – Develops workable implementation plans; communicates changes effectively; builds commitment and overcomes resistance; prepares and supports those affected by change; monitors transition and evaluates results.
Leadership – Exhibits confidence in self and others while promoting a sense of shared leadership and accountability; inspires and motivates others to lead with their strengths and assume accountability in the performance of their work; demonstrates responsible and highly developed political skills.
Business Acumen – Understands business implications of decision; displays orientation to profitability; demonstrates knowledge of market and competition; aligns work with strategic goals.
Cost Consciousness – Works within approved budget; develops and implements cost saving measures; conserves organizational resources.
Diversity – Shows sensitivity to diverse human capital and cultural differences; educates others on the value of diversity; leads using cultural knowledge to effectively respond to global market needs.
Ethics – Treats people with respect; keeps commitments; inspires the trust of others; works with integrity and ethically; upholds organizational values.
Strategic Thinking – Develops strategies to achieve organizational goals; understands organization’s strengths and weaknesses; analyzes market and competition; identifies external threats and opportunities; adapts strategy to changing conditions.
Judgment – Exhibits sound and accurate judgment; includes appropriate people in decision-making and evaluation processes.
Innovation – Displays original thinking and creativity; meets challenges with resourcefulness.
CEO CANDIDATE QUALIFICATIONS
The successful candidate for CEO of PNCB will ideally possess the following qualifications or demonstrate equivalent experience:
A strong career record of a minimum of 7-10 years in leadership and management roles in progressive, complex organizations; healthcare industry and association/nonprofit management experience is highly desirable.
A master’s degree in nursing, healthcare, business, public health or similar field is required. CAE designation or doctoral degree is an asset.
Licensure as a registered nurse and current PNCB certification as an advanced practice nurse is considered an advantage.
Knowledge of and experience in the field of certification for nursing, medical, or healthcare professionals is a benefit.
Skilled in financial management and budgeting, and strategic ability to expand PNCB products and services to respond to changing professional and market needs.
Exceptional skills as a communicator, able to enhance the profile, visibility, and influence of the PNCB and pediatric nursing at national and international levels.
Ability to work primarily at the headquarters office of the PNCB in metropolitan Washington, D.C. Able to travel frequently and attend some weekend meetings.
SEARCH PROCESS: HOW TO APPLY
This search is being conducted by Jill Christie, President, Tuft & Associates.
Deadline to apply: April 15, 2020
To apply for this position, please submit your resume/CV and cover letter electronically: