ANAC Chief Nursing Officer

Association of Nurses in AIDS Care

JOB TITLE:  Chief Nursing Officer


The Chief Nursing Officer (CNO) serves as the nursing face of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care (ANAC), and works closely with the Executive Director to advance ANAC’s mission and vision. The CNO’s primary role is to build and maintain relationships among Nursing, HIV and other healthcare communities through advocacy, relationship building and capacity building.  The CNO, as the senior nursing voice on staff, will oversee the development and implementation of ANAC’s annual policy agenda and will represent ANAC in Washington DC as required. The CNO works collaboratively with the Executive Director, identifying, cultivating, soliciting and maintaining relationships with the HIV and Nursing communities in order to further the mission of ANAC.  The CNO will work closely with the ED to identify, solicit and maintain funding and business relationships that sustain ANAC’s operations and programming. 

Position requires at least 25% work-related domestic and international travel, including but not limited to required attendance at ANAC Board meetings, as well as various Washington DC meetings on a regular basis.

Position location is flexible, and does not require individual to work from ANAC’s national office in Akron, Ohio. 


  • Advanced degree in Nursing, Health Policy, Management or related fields
  • Licensed Registered Nurse;
  • Member, Association of Nurses in AIDS Care (ANAC), and/or working knowledge of ANAC operations, mission, vision, and strategic plan
  • Management/Administrative experience at the level of Senior administrator or higher;
  • Organizational capacity building experience;
  • Federal public policy, specifically health care policy, expertise
  • Demonstrated success in nonprofit fund and business development;
  • Demonstrated proficiency in multiple communication modalities, including but not limited to superior writing and presentation skills for diverse audiences.

FTE: 1.0

SALARY: Commensurate with experience, including benefits package on par with industry standards.

REPORTS TO:  Executive Director

ANAC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


  • Maintain a high level of knowledge about Nursing and health care workforce issues, health care policy and services, and general and HIV-specific political trends and   challenges.
  • Attentive to details.
  • High degree of initiative.
  • Demonstrated ability to write clearly and persuasively.
  • Strong verbal communications skills.
  • Ability to work collegially with other internal staff, volunteer BOD leadership, and external community and governmental  partners to achieve common objectives.
  • AIDS Certified Registered Nurse (ACRN), Advanced AIDS Certified Registered Nurse (AACRN), or commitment to obtain ACRN/AACRN credentials within six (6) months of employment.
  • Demonstrated organizational and multi-tasking skills.
  • Ability to meet multiple deadlines.
  • Successful grant writing history.
  • Proficiency with computers and business software, including but not limited to Microsoft Office Suite.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include but are not limited to the following, with other duties assigned as necessary and appropriate to the CNO position:

Organizational Management

  • Recommends policies and programs which further the goals and objectives of the organization.
  • Provides guidance and support to Executive Director and volunteer leadership of ANAC.
  • Participates in strategic planning activities.
  • Develops annual CNO strategic workplan under the direction of the Executive Director.
  • Prepares quarterly written and verbal CNO progress reports for the BOD.

Policy & Advocacy

  • Recommend and develop letters, comments, testimony and position papers that support and promote the ANAC Policy Agenda.
  • Deliver testimony and public comment on behalf of ANAC.
  • Oversee strategic advocacy plan to inform and educate Members of Congress, their staff and other policymakers about ANAC, our policy agenda and any relevant advocacy activities.
  • Assist with representing ANAC to Members of Congress, their staff, policymakers, government agencies and other advocacy organizations
  • Serve as primary liaison to the Federal AIDS Policy Partnership (FAPP).
  • Develop relationships with other professional Nursing organizations to keep ANAC apprised of and engaged with relevant developments in Nursing policy.
  • Optimize and maintain  existing relationships with  US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), as well as  other federal agencies and officials.
  • Monitor federal regulatory and congressional activities on a regular basis, and as needed for emergent events.
  • Oversee the compilation and management of a database of ANAC members with expertise and/or interest in public policy activities.
  • Work with ED to engage, support and strengthen local chapter activities, particularly around national and state policy issues that reflect the ANAC policy agenda
  • Serve as staff liaison to the ANAC Public Policy Committee.
  • Assist in the development and implementation of policy and advocacy workshops during the annual conference, and/or as requested by chapter leadership.
  • Maintain and oversee updated list of ANAC position statements.
  • Communicate relevant policy issues to ANAC members regularly via email, and as needed for emergent issues.
  • Develop Policy and Advocacy “Action Alerts” to ANAC members as needed.


  • Effectively communicates to the ANAC ED, ANAC Board of Directors, committee chairs, editors and members-at-large as appropriate.
  • Assures the organization’s visibility and prominence to the public and to other health care communities through ongoing public relations and marketing strategies.
  • Represents the organization at community, interagency, social and professional functions at the local, national, and international levels for the purpose of promoting ANAC and its strategic positioning as a leader in HIV Care.
  • Broaden ANAC’s visibility and enhance ANAC’s credibility by writing for various publications, including but not limited to traditional media outlets, social media outlets and academic journals

Fund & Business Development

  • Identify and work with ANAC ED to solicit funding opportunities to sustain ANAC operations and programs.
  • Work with ED and volunteer leadership to identify and solicit new sources of external funding, particularly from the foundation community and public/governmental sector
  • Work with ED and to identify and implement strategies for enhancing membership and constituent bases.

Capacity & Relationship Building

  • Identify, build and maintain relationships and strategic partnerships with Nursing, HIV and other healthcare communities to ensure ANAC is well represented within and across broad coalitions.
  • Identify opportunities for ANAC to collaborate with HIV, Nursing and other healthcare organizations to advance ANAC’s mission and to advance HIV Nursing.

The preceding statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees in this position and are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties and responsibilities associated with this position.

To Apply:

Please send cover letter, resume/CV, three professional references and a brief writing sample via email only to: Kimberly Carbaugh, Executive Director,  Please state salary expectations in your application materials.  No phone calls please.

Email Subject line should state:  ANAC CNO Application

  • Applications should be submitted by 5pm EST, Monday, September 9, 2013.
  • Applications received after this deadline will not be considered.
  • Incomplete applications will not be considered.

ANAC is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit at a desk while using a keyboard; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; to see, read, talk or hear. The employee is also frequently required to stand, walk and reach with arms and hands. The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance and stoop, or kneel. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.


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