Executive Director (remote)
Scientific research and continuing medical education are essential for ensuring that anesthesiologists, intensivists, and pain medicine physicians remain at the forefront of medical knowledge and patient care, directly impacting the health outcomes of patients across all areas of clinical care. With 7,000 members globally, the International Anesthesia Research Society (IARS) is focused solely on research and education to generate and disseminate transformative breakthroughs in anesthesiology and perioperative medicine while supporting scientists worldwide.
As Executive Director, reporting to and serving as an advisor for the Board of Trustees, you will oversee an annual budget of $5M with investments of $28M, ensuring IARS’s continued financial resilience amid an evolving healthcare landscape while remaining firmly committed to our research-focused mission. Our vision is to lead the global anesthesiology community to advance the science and practice of medicine—IARS contributes more than $700K annually to fund anesthesia research. This is at the heart of what differentiates IARS from other organizations; IARS does not engage in lobbying, setting standards, producing guidelines, providing certification programs, or selling books and other products.
Leading an expert remote staff of 8, you will guide IARS’s strategic direction, oversee administrative operations, and drive meaningful growth. As we support the global anesthesia community through innovation in research programs and funding, education, and outreach, we will look to you to develop new strategic partnerships and nurture existing relationships with organizations, including ASA, AUA, FAER, WFSA, FDA, and others. Internally, you’ll lead staff to implement the Board’s vision across all aspects of the Society—meetings and education (including the Annual Meeting and other activities), research grants, awards, and programs (including SmartTots), marketing and membership, and publishing (including Anesthesia & Analgesia, the leading clinical journal in the field, and other publications). The journal is the Society’s primary revenue driver and the cornerstone of value for members and the scientific community. You’ll work closely with the Publications Director, and engage with the Editor in Chief, Editorial Board, and commercial journal publisher to ensure its continued success. Across every department, you’ll develop a throughline strategy for directing and promoting research to advance the field and support scientists around the world.
How You’ll Make an Impact
Your work will amplify the Society’s global impact as we foster research, champion anesthesia as an integral component of perioperative medicine, and engage and support the next generation of researchers and clinicians in the US and internationally.
Work Environment, Salary, and Benefits
The International Anesthesia Research Society is a nonpolitical, 501(c)(3) not-for-profit medical society founded in 1922 to advance and support scientific research and education related to anesthesia and to improve patient care through research. The IARS contributes more than $700K annually to fund anesthesia research; provides a forum for anesthesiology leaders to share information and ideas; maintains a worldwide membership of physicians, health professionals in anesthesia-related practice, and physician residents and others with doctoral degrees; sponsors the pediatric anesthesia initiative; sponsors the OpenAnesthesia and SelfStudyPLUS resident education initiatives, and publishes the monthly journal in print and online as well as the clinical companion journal , published semi-monthly.
We encourage you to apply even if your experience is not a 100% match with the position description; we will consider people from a variety of backgrounds and career experiences.
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