The Aspen Leadership Group is proud to partner with the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer in the search for a Managing Director.
The International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer (IASLC) is a rapidly growing international organization that is currently in a reorganization process in order to secure future growth. The Managing Director is an important “actor” in this process and will be a part of the reorganization and strategic planning process.
As the foremost organization in the world focused on the study and eradication of thoracic tumors, the IASLC now finds itself at a tipping point. Since becoming CEO in 2013, Dr. Fred Hirsch has overseen remarkable growth in numerous areas. Membership has doubled over the past few years, the number of landmark world research conferences has tripled, research and education activity has vastly increased, and staff has grown from a handful to more than 20. Such tremendous development has moved the organization to the point of incredible potential.
In collaboration with a dedicated and passionate executive team under the leadership of a global lung cancer expert, the Managing Director will have the opportunity to shape the development of an organization on the front lines of fighting the most common form of cancer worldwide. The successful candidate will lead a dynamic team and build the systems necessary to fuel continued IASLC growth while providing outstanding service to members and facilitating groundbreaking research and scholarship that stretches around the globe. The Managing Director will have primary responsibility for the operation of the IASLC Headquarters, will report to the CEO, and have six direct reports, all at the Director level. This is a full-time position, working from the IASLC headquarters in Aurora, Colorado. The Managing Director must understand the internal culture of the organization and manage a transformation process in order to bring the organizational effectiveness to a world-class level and to enable the IASLC to implement its strategy and achieve its vision.
The International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer is the only global organization solely dedicated to the study of lung cancer and other thoracic malignancies. Founded in 1974, the IASLC’s membership includes more than 6,500 lung cancer specialists in over 100 countries. As a multidisciplinary and global organization, the IASLC is uniquely poised as a global leader in lung cancer. IASLC members collaborate across international borders to share and adopt best practices around the globe as they conduct state-of-the-art and groundbreaking research. The IASLC provides up-to-date guidelines, declarations, atlases, and documentation of seminal and influential research for the study of lung cancer.
In the last three years, the IASLC has experienced substantial growth in activities and the IASLC headquarters has been significantly expanded. In order to ensure continued growth and provide ever-increasing services, it will be crucial that the IASLC enhance its office development, driving and consolidating the organization and its processes in order to provide an effective work environment.
A bachelor’s degree in business administration or management is required for this position as is a minimum of 15 years of leadership experience with demonstrated top management and solid business sense including emphasis on strategic planning, extensive budgeting expertise, and work with international membership organizations. A master’s degree is preferred. All applications must be accompanied by a cover letter and résumé.