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The Pennsylvania Organization of Nurse Leaders is looking for an Executive Director

The Executive Director is a part-time, paid, contract employee of PONL. The Executive Director is a voting member of the Executive Committee and the Board. The Executive Director shall have general and active management of the business of PONL and be responsible for facilitating the development, implementation and evaluation of the PONL strategic plan. The Executive Director provides administrative support for the PONL Board and the standing PONL committees and is responsible for oversight of administrative support staff. The hours are variable, but should range from 20-24 hours per week.

We are looking for someone with strong written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills. A candidate with strategic planning and legislative experience is preferred. We need someone who can work effectively with volunteer board and committee members.


  • Represents PONL in public forums, with other organizations and in the media.
  • Prepares white papers/position papers/talking points on key issues; prepares reports/legislative response templates and communications as required.
  • Keeps abreast of pending legislation or key political issues related to nursing and healthcare and relates information to the board for action as appropriate. Provides testimony and opinion on pending legislation. Calls for membership action in conjunction with PONL President.
  • Identifies and assists with strategic relationships between PONL and other organizations/groups.
  • Assists in development, implementation and evaluation of strategic goals, action plans and outcomes. Makes recommendations.
  • In collaboration with the Treasurer, constructs annual budget for board review, oversees financial records; assures all required reports/audits are timely and meet requirements.
  • Attends and participates in board and executive committee meetings and reports as part of regular agenda. Provides feedback.
  • Researches and presents background and supporting information as needed for board discussion.
  • Acts as a resource to officers and committees, regional representatives, and members in the achievement of PONL goals and as part of PONL’s core business.
  • Manages projects and implements programs and activities as directed by the Board.
  • Coordinates biennial communication and coordination of the selection process for regional Emerging Nurse Leader (ENL). Orients selected ENL’s to the PONL board.
  • Manages correspondence and communication with internal and external customers.
  • Supervises all contracted staff and administers all contractual agreements for administrative support at the direction of the Board.
  • Constructs every two-week electronic newsletter sent to all PONL members.
  • Oversees website and social media postings in conjunction with others from the board and management company representatives. Ensures accuracy and currency of content.
  • Prepares agendas for committees and submits them for approval to the PONL President and/or Committee Chairs.
  • Functions as the Primary Nurse Planner for PONL to function as an approved provider of nursing continuing professional development by the Pennsylvania State Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
  • As the Primary Nurse Planner, ensures that all materials submitted are complete and meet ANCC requirements.
  • Keeps regional nurse planners abreast of changes in ANCC standards.
  • Ensures than annual Nursing Activity Report (NARS) is correct and filed every January.
  • Collaborates with the management company to submit reapplication to be an approved provider of nursing professional development every three years (next due 12/13/2024).
  • Performs duties as aligned with the mission and vision of PONL.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Member of PONL/AONL
  • MSN or MBA in healthcare-related field
  • PA RN license
  • Five or more years senior nursing leadership experience

Interested candidates should submit their cover letter and resume or CV to the PONL office. Please contact Tricia Long with any questions.

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