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Executive Director - Association of Professors of Gynecology and Obstetrics (APGO)

Executive Director - Association of Professors of Gynecology and Obstetrics (APGO)

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Executive Director - APGO


At the Association of Professors of Gynecology and Obstetrics (APGO), we represent academic obstetrician-gynecologists (ob-gyn) in the United States and Canada. We occupy a unique position in offering contemporary, applicable teaching tools for physician-educators and learning mechanisms for faculty, students, and residents, with the ultimate goal of providing optimum health care to women. APGO committees and task forces are paving the way for future generations of highly successful ob-gyn practitioners.


As Executive Director, you will lead a team of six as you collaborate with the association officers, board members, and task force and committee chairs to effect the short- and long-term strategies of the organization. You will serve as a careful steward of APGO resources while embarking on new initiatives that further advancements in women’s health. From staffing task forces and maintaining board bylaws to overseeing event planning and forming partnerships with like-minded organizations, your strategic leadership will be vital to our continued success.


APGO is financially strong with a $2 million operating budget and over $6 million in reserves. You will be supported by a dedicated board of directors who view their service to APGO as an essential component of their careers both as ob-gyn practitioners and as educators. Best practices developed by APGO set the groundwork for curricula used throughout the country. At APGO, we support physicians at all levels of their career from student to resident to clerkship to faculty. Our motto is Inspire, Instruct, and Develop.


Priorities of the Executive Director 

  • Leadership: Oversee the strategic planning process. Work with the board to routinely evaluate the APGO vision and align operational priorities to support the mission.
  • Finance: Understand key financial indicators and highest standards of fiscal accounting, controls, and best practices for 501(c)(3) organizations in order to make good business decisions. Manage financials for the organization, to include approval and payment of invoices, review of income and expenses, monitoring of the budget and endowment fund, and routine reporting in conjunction with our outsourced accounting firm. Process payroll and maintain accounting and investment policies and procedures. Develop the annual operating budget and financial reports for presentation to the finance committee and approval by the board of directors.
  • Committee support: Serve as the liaison for several APGO committees and task forces, including the executive committee, nominating committee, program committee, and presidential task forces. (Responsibilities vary based on current initiatives, but often include agenda preparation, meeting logistics, information sharing, reporting, appointment of members, and other special projects.)
  • Staff management: Provide leadership, coaching, and professional development for a team of six employees. Work with consultants on the management of employee benefits, health, dental, life and disability insurance, and 401(k) plans. Manage all human resource needs.
  • Operations: Monitor all internal operations and alert the board to any needed changes in budget, membership, meeting registration, fundraising, online resources, and/or 501(c)(3) nonprofit status. Maintain bylaws and other APGO policies and procedures. Monitor the external landscape for changes on the horizon.


Competencies of the Executive Director 

  • Leadership experience in a professional society. Familiarity with education and professional development programs.
  • Experience staffing committees; familiar with board governance and strategic planning.
  • Experience managing a budget; familiarity with accounting software preferred. Experience managing vendor contracts.
  • Experience managing a team.
  • Familiarity with fundraising.
  • Comfortable with technology (website, association management system, content management system, learning management system, etc.).
  • Proficient in developing member communications and marketing materials.
  • Skilled in building strong relationships with affiliated organizations.


Attributes of the Executive Director 

  • Servant leader. You enjoy making other people look good and graciously support others who may not have the time they need to accomplish all that they want to achieve. You are likable, approachable, personable, engaging, and empathetic.
  • Disciplined. You are highly organized with strong follow-through skills. You pay attention to the details, keep track of many moving parts, hold others accountable, and deliver information to a multitude of stakeholders.
  • Respectful. You have the judgment to know when to ask, and what to ask for, from others. You are politely persistent and effective at driving results through volunteers without appearing to be overly demanding.
  • Mission-centered. You care profoundly about women’s health and possess a personal commitment to the organization’s beliefs and mission.
  • Collaborative. You welcome and respect the views of both internal and external partners. You understand that organizational strength emerges from including a diversity of perspectives.
  • Careful steward. You set priorities wisely and know how to make tough resource allocation decisions, always finding a way to advance strategic initiatives.
  • Coach. You are skilled in mentoring and developing staff at all professional levels.
  • Financially savvy. You exert a thoughtful approach to budgeting and demonstrate deep financial expertise to easily establish credibility with stakeholders. You deliver financial information with ease, no matter the audience.
  • Relationship builder. You are politically savvy and your collaborative nature allows you to build consensus within any group, bringing a strong sense of respect and inclusiveness.
  • Perceptive. You are attentive to changes in the landscape. You see emerging trends and are thoughtful about new opportunities.


What’s Attractive to the Right Executive Director Candidate?

  • This opportunity offers a broad portfolio of responsibility. You will manage all aspects of the organization while supporting a wide array of high-value projects and initiatives.
  • You will be joining an organization committed to furthering women’s health and working with members who make a deep and lasting impact on the medical profession.
  • The APGO staff is a cohesive team with long tenures and a member-centric focus.
  • You will be working with a team of dedicated volunteers who are passionate about the future of the ob-gyn community and committed to APGO’s success. You will be trusted to lead the organization with the full support of the board.
  • You will have the opportunity to consult with and learn from the outgoing executive director, who has decades of experience with the organization and is invested in your success.
  • Our attractive offices are near Annapolis, only 20 minutes from the water.


Mission and Values

  • Value proposition: Inspire leadership and achievement of professional educators who train and influence medical students, residents, and fellows on women’s health care.
  • Brand promise: We promise to provide our members exceptional experiences, a collaborative community, and essential resources that make them and their institutions more successful.
  • Vision: To be the global leader for improving women’s health through education.
  • Mission: To promote excellence in women’s health care by providing optimal resources and support to educators who inspire, instruct, develop, and empower women’s health care providers to improve the quality of life for all women.
  • Core values:
    • Commitment to teachers and teaching
    • Passion for excellence in women’s health care education
    • Collaboration among professionals
    • Innovation in educational tools, resources, and techniques
    • Maintain the following core competencies: medical knowledge, patient care, professionalism, interpersonal communication, practice-based learning, personal improvement, system-based practice, and system improvement 


To Apply for the Executive Director position with APGO:

Use the "Apply" button on this page, or simply email your resume to Bob Corlett at with “APGO – Executive Director / 2018-2324 SA” as the subject of the email.

Staffing Advisors has been engaged by APGO to find the right candidate for the executive director position and is committed to helping APGO create a diverse work environment. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, veteran status, or any other basis protected by law. This position may require pre-employment screening potentially including a criminal background check, verification of academic credentials, licenses, certifications, and/or verification of work history.

Alternative Titles:  Chief Executive Officer, Deputy Executive Director, VP of Programs, VP of Strategy, Foundation Director, Chief Operations Officer, Director of Administration, Director of Operations