President and Chief Executive Officer - National Resident Matching Program (NRMP)
Job Description / Duties
The President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) is responsible for providing strategic leadership for the NRMP. In partnership with the Board of Directors, the CEO establishes long-range goals, strategies, plans, and policies to ensure the NRMP is relevant to constituents, viable as a business, and vibrant as the leading national and international matching program. Leadership and Operations • Maintain the NRMP’s integrity and credibility as the premier medical matching program and trusted source of data in the national health care arena; assure an accurate, timely, and secure matching process; • Plan, develop, organize, implement, direct, and evaluate the NRMP’s programmatic and operational functions and performance; • Build a cohesive, effective staff and leadership team; promote a supportive, collegial, and equitable work environment that nurtures, values, and encourages innovation and creativity; • Oversee the NRMP’s financial affairs; provide timely and accurate analysis of budgets, financial reports, and financial trends to assist the Board and leadership team in performing their fiscal responsibilities; • Provide input and leadership on strategic issues affecting the organization, including evaluation of potential alliances; • Lead and manage special projects as assigned by the Board of Directors; • Serve as the President & CEO of NRMP-International, a wholly-owned subsidiary of NRMP. Constituent and External Relations • Cultivate strong relationships with NRMP’s constituencies including applicants, program directors, medical specialty societies, medical schools, and the national organizations that represent them; • Maintain a sensitivity to and respect for the needs of key constituents including medical students, residents, fellows, program directors, and other key stakeholders. • Represent the NRMP as a thought-leader with other national medical organizations and the media; • Lead negotiation of and oversee all NRMP contracts with other organizations and external vendors. Board Relations • Participate with the Board of Directors as a strategic partner in the development of the NRMP’s plans and programs; evaluate and advise the Board on the impact of short- and long-range planning and introduction of new programs/strategies; • Maintain strong channels of communication with the Board and ensure transparency of decision-making.
Qualifications / Required Skills
• Ten to fifteen years of experience in health care field or another relevant industry as a senior executive of a complex regional, national, or international organization; • Experience with a tax-exempt organization; • Demonstrated experience working closely with a governing board in the development of strategic initiatives and organizational policies and procedures; • A strategic visionary with sound technical skills, analytical ability, good judgment, and strong operational focus; • Experience delivering technology-based services in a fast-paced, deadline-oriented environment; • Demonstrated management and financial experience sufficient to oversee a multi-faceted budget; • A well-organized and self-directed individual who is able to navigate difficult political situations, develop strong alliances, and leverage Board members as needed, with other national health care organizations; • An intelligent and articulate individual who can relate to people at all levels of experience and background, possesses excellent communication skills, and is able to present complex information cogently to a sophisticated clientele; • An effective leader who is willing to serve as a mentor and who has strengths in team building, delegation, and consultative management; willingness to circulate widely, communicate openly, listen well, learn from others, and lead through persuasion; • An excellent negotiator who is experienced in contract negotiations with related organizations, external consultants, and vendors; • Knowledge of the medical education continuum, with emphasis on graduate medical education. • Unquestionable ethics and integrity.
EDUCATION An advanced degree in medicine, healthcare, higher education, and/or business. COMPENSATION AND EQUAL OPPORTUNITY Compensation arrangements are competitive and commensurate with both experience and achievement. The NRMP is committed to fair treatment of candidates without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, or disability.
KORN FERRY CONTACTS Divina Gamble Senior Client Partner Nonprofit Practice Co-Leader 202.955.0901 Divina.Gamble@kornferry.com Maureen Ryan Senior Client Partner Healthcare Practice 202.955.0907 Maureen.Ryan@KornFerry.com Bernard Godley, MD, PhD, MBA Senior Client Partner Academic Medicine Practice 713. 374.1364 Bernard.Godley@kornferry.com Olivier J. Van Dierdonck Senior Associate Healthcare/Academic Medicine Practice 713.374.1374 Olivier.VanDierdonck@kornferry.com
The National Resident Matching Program (“NRMP”) is a private, nonprofit organization founded in 1952 to standardize the matching of students and graduates of United States and international medical schools to residency and fellowship training positions at U.S. teaching institutions. The NRMP manages the Main Residency Match®, which in 2018 included more than 43,000 applicants vying for approximately 33,000 training positions, as well as the Specialties Matching Service®, which includes Matches for more than 60 fellowship subspecialties. NRMP is governed by a 19-member Board of Directors that includes nationally prominent medical educators as well as medical students, resident physicians, and graduate medical education (GME) program directors. NRMP has a long-standing history of providing unparalleled medical matching services that are fair, efficient, transparent and reliable. It is not a medical residency application processing service, but rather establishes an impartial venue for matching applicants’ and program directors’ preferences for each other. The NRMP conducts its Matches using a proprietary mathematical algorithm that pairs the rank-ordered preferences of applicants and program directors to fill available training positions. Research that led to the development of the algorithm that NRMP uses was a basis for awarding the 2012 Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences. NRMP is an internationally recognized organization, the largest of its kind in the world, and it is highly regarded among academic and clinical medical professionals within the undergraduate and graduate medical education communities. Its Matching Program directly impacts the lives of more than 40,000 current and future physicians each year, facilitating the specialties they will enter and the locations where they will spend several years of their lives. That in turn directly impacts the future health care delivery system by revealing trends in program/specialty growth that can inform workforce planning. The personal and cultural impact is enormous; as such, NRMP strives to meet the needs of applicants and training programs in a manner that maximizes the satisfaction of both groups. The challenge for the NRMP is not only to continually administer up-to-date technology that consistently and efficiently matches applicants and programs but also to equip those applicants and programs with the knowledge and tools they need to make informed, decisions and maximize the goodness of fit. The organization requires a leader with vision and the ability to facilitate the evolution of the existing business model with innovative eyes.