The Alliance for Academic Internal Medicine (AAIM) seeks a strategic, mission-oriented, and highly respected physician leader to serve as its next President and Chief Executive Officer (President). After serving with great success as the inaugural leader for the integrated Alliance, Dr. Craig Brater has announced his intention to retire after 15 years in the role. The incoming President will arrive at an exciting time in the organization's history, as AAIM has embarked on an ambitious strategic plan, seeks to advance diversity, equity and inclusion, and continues to be a convener of key partners to transform internal medicine.
AAIM was created as a consortium of five academically focused specialty organizations representing departments of internal medicine at medical schools and teaching hospitals in the United States and Canada. AAIM is committed to defining and promoting excellence in medical education, scientific discovery and patient care in departments of internal medicine, and has significant influence on key issues facing academic internal medicine. Membership across the councils consists of 11,000 individuals in the U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico, and the budget for AAIM is approximately $7 million.
Structured as a 50 percent-time role, the President acts as a chief advocate for academic internal medicine, providing guidance to member councils, convening partnerships vital to AAIM's goals, and working closely with the Deputy CEO and Executive Vice President to ensure the organization's continued growth. The President is responsible for the overall management and performance of AAIM and ensures the development and execution of a progressive strategic vision. The President acts as the primary representative of AAIM to a wide range of important external and internal stakeholders, including aligned academic and medical professional societies, government and medical education leaders and to AAIM members as represented by the distinct member councils, among others.
The AAIM Board seeks an inspirational leader with the people skills to work with the founding member organizations to enable all of AAIM to speak with a single voice. The ideal candidate will be forward-looking, with the knowledge and experience to understand the broader academic medical community, and to look to the future and position AAIM for success. Requirements include board certification in an internal medicine discipline, a track record of advancing diversity, equity and inclusion, and demonstrated thought leadership and executive leadership. Relocation is not required for this position, though it is expected that the President will be a visible leader for the staff, board, member and partner constituents. History of service to AAIM is preferred.
Inquiries, nominations and applications (including a CV/Resume, Cover Letter, and Statement on Contributions to Diversity) should be directed to the WittKieffer consultants supporting this search at: AAIMPresident@wittkieffer.com
The Alliance for Academic Internal Medicine values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity for all persons regardless of age, color, disability, ethnicity, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, veteran status or any other status protected by law.
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