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Applications for the positions of Outreach Division Director and Practice Division Director are due on March 30, 2018

To apply, please submit the following:

  1. Online application (Outreach Application | Practice Application)
  2. Four-page CV
  3. Two letters of support from ASSH members (no more than two will be accepted)
  4. Completed COI form
  5. A recent, high-resolution head shot

Please email your items to Haley Licata ([email protected]).


Position Details

Learn more about the qualifications, term limit, time commitment, and committee oversight for each open position below.

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Outreach Division Director
Practice Division Director






Outreach Division Director

General Qualifications

  • Must be an Active member. (Bylaws, Article VII, Section 3 (a))
  • Availability of time and energy
  • Knowledge of, and commitment to, the ASSH Mission, Vision, Values and Goals.
  • Adherence to the ASSH Code of Ethics and Professionalism.
  • No conflicts of interest with other national/international organizations.
  • Ability to work as a team player, and place personal agenda secondary to the Society's best interests.
  • Effectiveness, responsiveness, and timeliness in previous ASSH activities
  • Administrative and organizational skills - including prior or current leadership or administrative positions.
  • Special areas of knowledge, skill or insight of potential benefit to the Society and Council.
  • Awards or other special recognition within or outside of medicine.
  • History of service on ASSH committees, including leadership roles.

Specific Qualifications

  • Experience and/or participating in leading medical mission trips.
  • Extensive network of international contacts and relationships.
  • Background in global reconstructive surgery and global health.
  • Interest in domestic public health.
  • Time to travel internationally.
  • Mentorship skills.
  • Diplomatic skills with the ability to work as a “bridge builder.”
  • Prior history of leading ASSH committees/task forces related to Outreach and International activities
Term

3 years

Time Commitments

  • A two-day Council meeting in spring.
  • A one-day Council meeting prior to the ASSH Annual Meeting.
  • A two-to-three-hour Council meeting immediately following the ASSH Annual Meeting.
  • A two-day Council meeting in late fall/early winter.
  • A two-to-three-hour AFSH Board of Trustees meeting, held in conjunction with the AAOS Annual Meeting.
  • A two-hour AFSH Board of Trustee meeting at the ASSH Annual Meeting.
  • A one-to-two-hour AFSH Board of Trustee conference call in the summer and winter.
  • Council members and AFSH Board of Trustees are also expected to participate in conference calls, email discussions, email ballots, and other communications throughout the year. They may be asked to serve on special task forces and/or serve as liaisons to various committees or individuals within the Society/Foundation. New Council members will be expected to attend a half-day orientation at the early winter meeting.
  • Travel to international meetings and for international mission trips as needed.

Responsibilities

  • Direct and coordinate the functions of all committees in the Outreach Division
  • Communicate with each chair the charges of his or her committee
  • Provide guidelines, if available, to the chairs about the execution of their responsibilities and the functions of their committee and its members
  • Supervise the functions of each committee and inquire about their concerns and needs
  • Serve as a member of the AFSH Board of Trustees in fulfilling the mission of the Foundation.
  • Provide Council with a snapshot of performance of each committee at least annually
  • Relay any issues, needs or urgent demands that the committee chairs may have to the Council
  • Act as a liaison among various committee chairs as needed
  • Arrange for one face-to-face meeting at the annual meeting or other suitable time with all committee chairs in the Division
  • Develop benchmarks for success for each committee and monitor goal achievement
  • Complete evaluations for each committee chair
  • Communicate these evaluations with Presidential line, especially President Elect
  • Communicate with chairs their performances
  • Review committee charges annually and make sure that they are appropriate and relevant; suggest revisions to President-elect
  • Review applications for funding of independent missions and set criteria for funding
  • Review recommendations of potential partners for domestic and international missions

Outreach Division Director will be responsible for the following committees. This is subject to change:

  • Domestic Outreach Committee
  • International Outreach Committee
  • International Relations Committee 
  • Volunteer Services Committee

Desirable Skills

  • Fluency or conversational ability in multiple languages.




Practice Division Director

Qualifications

  • Must be an Active member. (Bylaws, Article VII, Section 3 (a))
  • Availability of time and energy.
  • Knowledge of, and commitment to, the ASSH Mission, Vision, Values and Goals.
  • Adherence to the ASSH Code of Ethics and Professionalism.
  • No conflicts of interest with other national/international organizations.
  • Ability to work as a team player, and place personal agenda secondary to the Society's best interests.
  • Effectiveness, responsiveness, and timeliness in ASSH activities.
  • Administrative and organizational skills - including prior or current leadership or administrative positions.
  • Special areas of knowledge, skill or insight of potential benefit to the Society and Council.
  • Awards or other special recognition within or outside of medicine.
  • History of service on ASSH committees, including leadership roles.
Term

3 years

Time Commitments

  • A two-day Council meeting in spring.
  • A one-day Council meeting on the Wednesday prior to the ASSH Annual Meeting.
  • A two-to-three-hour Council meeting immediately following the ASSH Annual Meeting on Saturday afternoon.
  • A two-day Council meeting in December. 
  • Attendance at the fall BOS two-day meeting and one additional BOS meeting each year.
  • Attendance at the annual NOLC meeting in May.
  • Serve at the Hand Society’s voting member at BOS meetings
  • Council members are also expected to participate in conference calls, email discussions, email ballots, and other communications throughout the year. They may be asked to serve on special task forces and/or serve as liaisons to various committees or individuals within the Society. New
  • Council members will be expected to attend a half-day orientation prior to the early winter meeting.

Responsibilities

  • Direct and coordinate the functions of all committees in the Division
  • Communicate with each chair the charges of his or her committee
  • Provide Council with a snapshot of performance of each committee at least annually
  • Serve as one of two people who can approve signing on to regulatory and advocacy letters from AAOS, ASPS, ACS, and AMA.
  • Provide guidelines, if available, to the chairs about the execution of their responsibilities and the functions of their committee and its members
  • Supervise the functions of each committee and inquire about their concerns and needs
  • Relay any issues, needs or urgent demands that the committee chairs may have to the Council
  • Act as a liaison among various committee chairs as needed
  • Arrange for one face-to-face meeting at the annual meeting or other suitable time with all committee chairs in the Division
  • Develop benchmarks for success, for each committee and monitor goal achievement
  • Complete evaluations for each committee chair as part of the Committee Advisory Group process
  • Communicate these evaluations with Presidential line, especially President Elect
  • Communicate with chairs their performances
  • Review committee charges annually and make sure that they are appropriate and relevant; suggest revisions to President-elect

Practice Division Director will be responsible for the following committees. This is subject to change:

  • AAOS Coding Committee Liaison
  • AMA CPT Advisory Panel Liaison
  • AMA RUC Advisor
  • AMA Delegate
  • Business of Hand Surgery Committee
  • Diversity Committee
  • Ethics and Professionalism Committee
  • ER Hand Care Committee
  • Evidence Based Practice Committee
  • Government Affairs Committee
  • Military Relations Committee
  • Physician Reimbursement and Coding Committee
  • Public Education Committee
  • Quality Metrics Committee
  • Website Committee