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CEO for National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences

National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Science
Illinois, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Closing date
Aug 29, 2021

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Position Type
Executive, Executive Directors, Jobs Outside Academe, Educational Service Providers
Employment Level
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Full Time
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Chief Executive Officer

National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS)

Position Summary:

The Chief Executive Officer is the administrator of all NAACLS operations and personnel and is responsible for the Agency’s financial, physical, and staff resources to accomplish the mission, vision, and strategic plan set forth by the Agency.

Minimum Requirements:

    Master’s degree Five years of successful organizational, operational, and financial management experience at an administrative level.  Applied knowledge of current education policy, accreditation, and health care issues 

Preferred Requirements:

    Doctoral degree
    Certification in a medical laboratory science profession in a discipline currently under NAACLS accreditation  CAE certification by the American Society for Association Executives 

Responsible to:

The Chief Executive Officer is responsible to the NAACLS Board of Directors. 


The following responsibilities should be carried out according to the NAACLS’ mission, vision, and strategic plan.

Administer the general operations and programs of NAACLS within the limits of the bylaws and standard operating policies and procedures established by the Board of Directors. 

  • Delegate duties and the appropriate authority to accomplish general operations and programs. 
  • Ensure effective communications with the Board of Directors, review committees, staff, and other entities associated with NAACLS.
  • Ensure effective meeting planning and management oversight. 
  • Oversee all NAACLS official publications for quality and accuracy.
  • Develop, recommend, and implement new programs and policies as needed. 
  • Implement, as feasible, state of the art electronic communications and management information systems for operations and activities. 
  • Provide consultation and guidance to the Board of Directors, review committees, other volunteers, and program directors. 

Foster positive and mutually beneficial NAACLS relationships with other related organizations. 

  • Provide or delegate representation of NAACLS at educators’ meetings, including annual ASCLS and ASCP meetings, and other events, as appropriate. 
  • Maintain accreditation by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).

Ensure the presence of a qualified and highly motivated staff who possess the skills, knowledge, and abilities to achieve NAACLS’ mission, vision, and strategic plan. 

  • Develop and maintain well-defined job descriptions. 
  • Recruit and hire according to prepared job descriptions. 
  • Develop and maintain an orientation/training program for all staff that will foster competence and motivation.
  • Determine staff compensation and assure internal equity of wage and salary. 
  • Provide for optimum utilization of staff.
  • Oversee personnel performance appraisal program and conduct annual reviews. 
  • Create and maintain an environment that fosters staff team work, creative problem-solving, positive work environment, and excellent customer service.

Ensure the financial viability of NAACLS. 

  • Develop the annual budget and provide it to the Treasurer and Finance Committee for review and amendment as needed. 
  • Monitor the budget and provide regular financial reports to the Finance Committee. 
  • Ensure NAACLS follows accepted accounting practice standards. 
  • Identify new sources of revenue as appropriate. 
  • Identify new customer markets as appropriate. 
  • Provide for effective marketing efforts. 

Ensure NAACLS is in compliance with all laws, regulations, ethics, and standards for non-profit organizations.

  • Inform the Board of Directors and committees of any new regulatory developments and issues as appropriate.

Perform related tasks as requested by the President of the Board of Directors. 

Submission Details:

Applications will be accepted through August 27th, 2021. Review of applications begins September 3rd, 2021. Interested applicants should electronically submit a letter describing qualifications and interest in the position, curriculum vitae, and contact information for three professional references. NAACLS will treat all application documents in confidence and seek permission from the finalist before contacting any references. Nominations or applications should be submitted via e-mail to: NAACLS CEO Search Committee, c/o

For a full search announcement, please see the NAACLS News.

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