Strategic Plan and Board of Governors Manager (SPM)
Posted on: November 16, 2021
The Society for Developmental Biology (SDB), with an
international membership of around 2,000, is a non-profit 501(c)3
organization, founded in 1939, incorporated in Ohio and
headquartered in Rockville, Maryland, USA. It has a Board of
Directors (BOD) with representatives from different regions of USA
and Canada, Primarily Undergraduate Institutions, junior faculty,
and trainee ranks. Several standing and ad hoc committees assist
the BOD in the fulfillment of its mission.
In 2020, the BOD carried out a strategic planning exercise and
prioritized several goals to be carried out in the next 5 years.
Included was the creation of a new administrative and support
position. The new staff member will be the Strategic Plan (SP) and
Board of Governors (BOG) Manager (SPM) and will be tasked with
managing the successful completion of the SP goals approved by the
BOD. The SPM will work alongside the Strategic Planning Committee
(SPC), will work with the Executive Director (ED), Executive
Committee (EC) and BOD members to ensure progress towards the
long-term goals outlined in the Strategic Plan. This will require
the SPM to have intimate knowledge of the SP, its stated
milestones, and the expected timelines for completion. The SPM will
follow procedures to keep SP working groups on task and hold them
accountable for completing their assigned duties. In addition, the
SPM will coordinate and assist the BOG in fulfillment of their
The SPM works across the organization and serves as the
communication link with and among the BOG, ED and staff. The SPM
will manage the development and delivery of governance standards
and services; BOG member onboarding and training; manages
day-to-day operations; and works directly with the key leaders of
the organization to fulfill the goals of SP and BOG.
Leads the execution of the SDB long term strategy and translates it
for the BOD and the membership.
Works with the SPC and the ED to plan and execute new strategic
planning processes, and monitors and reports on progress of
existing strategic plans.
Identifies and receives deliverables.
Monitors metrics for success and failure of initiatives.
Communicates progress to the BOD and the membership, by developing
communication materials, monitoring Key Performance Indicator
(KPIs) or milestones, and preparing agendas for the SPC.
Manages and provides support to aid SDB committees (see strategic
plan working groups) as well as assists in budgeting of the
Assists organizational change forging synergies across the SDB.
Establishes greater transparency and accountability for the SP
working groups by carrying out the society's strategic goals.
Works with two new bodies within the Society, the ad hoc Strategic
Planning Committee (SPC) and the Board of Governors (BOG).
Serves as the key administrator for the BOG.
Works with other SDB staff members and reports directly to the SDB
Provides overall staff administration for the SDB BOG and ensures
all activities are executed with the highest level of
professionalism and integrity.
Administers all BOG operations, including meetings, reporting, and
Works with the ED to establish agendas and facilitates the smooth
operation of BOG meetings.
Establishes and cultivates professional relationships with BOG and
members to support fiscal responsibility and further professional
and effective decision-making.
Maintains strict confidentiality on all appropriate legal and
Works with BOG, BOD and ED to research potential donors and
Performs all other job-related duties as required or assigned by
This job description is not designed to provide a comprehensive
listing of job requirements. Duties, responsibilities, and
activities may change at any time with or without notice. Location:
Rockville, MD - 20852
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