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Executive Vice President

American Board of Internal Medicine Foundation
Pennsylvania, United States
Competitive Salary
Closing date
Mar 8, 2023

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About the American Board of Internal Medicine Foundation:

Created in 1989 by the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM), the ABIM Foundation develops and implements projects in support of its mission to advance medical professionalism to improve health care. The Foundation collaborates with physicians and physician leaders, medical trainees, health care delivery systems, payers, policymakers, consumer organizations, and patients to foster a shared understanding of professionalism and how they can adopt the tenets of professionalism in practice.

One of our most significant contributions was the publication of Medical Professionalism in the New Millennium: A Physician Charter in 2002. Our past and present initiatives focus on promoting the principles and commitments outlined in this seminal document.

In 2012, the Foundation launched its Choosing Wisely® campaign to encourage clinicians to have meaningful conversations with their patients to help avoid unnecessary tests and procedures, many of which offer little benefit and, in some cases, do more harm than good. What began as a partnership with nine physician specialty societies that collectively published 45 recommendations intended to discourage unnecessary care grew into an internationally recognized campaign, inspiring similar efforts in more than 20 countries.

The Foundation’s current focus, Building Trust, aims to elevate the importance of trust as an essential organizing principle to guide operations and improvements in health care through research, discussions, events, practice challenges and more.

Located in Philadelphia, PA, the Foundation employs seven full-time professionals, including the EVP. The operating budget is approximately $3.3MM, with approximately $90MM in portfolio investments.


Primary Responsibilities:

The Executive Vice President for the ABIM Foundation is its chief program strategist and secondary officer. In service to the Foundation’s mission and vision, and in close consultancy with the Foundation’s Board of Trustees, the Executive Vice President ensures seamless day to day operations and an unwavering stewardship of Foundation resources. The Executive Vice President is the Foundation’s primary spokesperson and its champion, navigating identified - or yet to be discovered -opportunities for collaboration in the health care space.

 Reporting to the President and Chief Executive Officer of the American Board of Internal Medicine (“ABIM”) and the ABIM Foundation (“ABIMF” or “the Foundation”), the Executive Vice President is responsible for the management and execution of the following:

Strategic Leadership:

  • Develop and implement concrete strategies and tactics that actualize and support the Foundation’s mission and vision.
  • Assist the CEO and Board of Trustees in developing and executing new strategic directions.
  • Secure unanticipated creative opportunities that align with the mission and vision of the organization.

Program Management:

  • Monitor cutting-edge health care developments and network with individuals involved.
  • Develop partnerships and collaborations to advance initiatives with diverse organizations, including medical professional organizations, health plans, employers, government agencies, community-based organizations and health measurement and improvement organizations.
  • Design convenings that advance the Foundation’s goals in specific topics and enhance the Foundation’s relevance and value to the health care community, including annual Forum attended by approximately 150 leaders in health care.

Board Relationships:

  • Develop, along with the ABIM Foundation President and CEO, strong relationships with the Board of Trustees.
  • Act as an advisor and counsel to the ABIM management, lending a wide view of the health care industry.
  • Engage with and report out to the ABIM Board of Directors to maintain strategic goals alignment.


  • Inspire and lead a dedicated team and work in a matrix structure with ABIM staff.
  • Articulate and foster a transparent and collaborative internal culture with a focus on organizational mission and vision.
  • Internally support and foster the Foundation’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
  • Support and enhance the professional development of Foundation staff members.
  • Support and develop continuous performance improvement in the Foundation.


  • Oversee the day-to-day operations of the Foundation.
  • Apply the necessary resources and workforce to execute strategies and tactics.
  • Monitor and report on the Foundation’s success in achieving its goals.
  • Direct external communication with different audiences in conjunction with the ABIM/F Communications Team.
  • Assure prudent use of Foundation resources.
  • Oversee and assure smooth functioning of the Board of Trustees’ committees.
  • Oversee the Foundation’s strategic grants and contracts and assure appropriate performance.  
  • Represent the Foundation at meetings and events, including public speaking and other external communication about the Foundation activities.
  • Build communities of interest through relationship building and meetings where participants actively engage.


Personal Characteristics and Experience:

The ideal candidate demonstrates the following personal characteristics and experience:

  • A strategic thinker with the ability to move from vision to reality- from values and ideas to execution- and lead others to do same.
  • Team engagement and development skills, adaptability, relationship-centered leadership. A selfless, learning leader focused on the organization and its role in the healthcare ecosystem.
  • An unwavering commitment to diversity, inclusivity, equity, and belonging in the workplace and across the work of ABIM and ABIMF, and in the healthcare space.
  • Skilled at navigating power differentials (between physicians and nonphysicians), the ability to handle generative work but not letting one group dominate, effective in building alliances.
  • Personal acumen and innate vision to effectively persuade health care insiders and those not yet engaged with the work of the Foundation.
  • A convenor. Able to build relationships with individuals and organizations that support the work of ABIM/F.
  • Creative, nimble, and flexible with the ability to influence without authority.
  • Previous success managing change in a matrixed organization.
  • A skilled communicator, both internally and externally.
  • Success managing and developing high performing teams.
  • A familiarity with ABIM and/or a background that aligns with the work of the Foundation, along with prior foundation experience, are preferred but not required. A connection to the healthcare space- either directly or indirectly- is essential.


Nominations and Applications: Nominations and applications, including resume and cover letter, should be directed to

ABIM/F is committed to workforce diversity. Qualified applicants will receive full consideration without regard to age, race, ethnicity, color, religion, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, health status, genetic information, disability, national origin, or ancestry, marital or familial status, veteran or military status, or any other status protected by applicable law.


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