Posted — 01.09.23

Chief Executive Officer – Iowa Association of Community Providers

Iowa Association of Community Providers
Des Moines, IA
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Position Summary

IACP is a small association with a huge impact, reach and responsibility, supporting over 125 organizations with 30,000 employees who serve 160,000 Iowans.


The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Iowa Association of Community Providers is responsible for leading the implementation of strategic initiatives while providing management oversight for an assigned set of core services and/or programs. This position gives priority consideration to the needs of the association over their assigned scope. Management of risk for the association, reinforcement of compliance and continuous quality improvement, achievement of results/outcomes and guiding sustainable growth patterns at a service level provide a context for responsibilities. The position requires some level of detail with delegation of responsibilities to a small staff. Primary focus is on long term, big picture, large-scale systems, while keeping track of detail of ever-changing federal and state laws, regulations and political landscape.

Roles & Responsibilities

The CEO’s responsibility for core services include: working closely with the IACP Board of Directors; association committees; a diverse provider membership, national and local strategic related industry partners.

This role may participate in grant activities, training, data collection and reporting, etc., as necessary to meet the goals of the association. This role acts to facilitate legislative priorities with and between the state association and providers, funders, regulators, legislators, regional entities, and managed care providers within the State. This role, in close coordination with the Board of Directors, must provide leadership to the overall strategy and direction for the association.

The CEO is the voice and face of the association’s leadership and membership and will routinely disseminate information as a spokesperson for the association. This role often works within a political environment – as a representative for the association. This role does not act as the spokesperson for any single provider member, but may facilitate communication or access to decision-makers as an occasional ambassador for a group of members striving to resolve association related service provision issues.

The CEO oversees association operations teams and committees as needed to meet the strategic goals of the association. This position necessitates regular participation with state and national groups and organizations. Participation with committee meetings, board meetings, conferences, etc., and carrying out directives of the Executive Committee and/or the association Board of Directors. This role acts to promote leadership collaboration for driving the achievement of mission-directed and association-directed outcomes and results.


For this position, a master’s level degree is preferred, with at least 7 years of executive leadership experience. And, Board experience is desirable.