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Chapter Administrator/Executive Director

Most ACS chapters employ a chapter Administrator/Executive Director that is responsible for carrying out key administrative tasks as outlined by the chapter officers. It is highly recommended that the chapter officers outline the relationship with their administrator via an official contract that specifies key components such as compensation, job responsibilities, terms of service, ownership of materials, etc.

While each chapter is different in terms of the exact responsibilities of their administrator, they typically fall into these broad categories:

  • Administration: general office duties, governance, website, dues collection, insurance
  • Financial Management: work with treasurer to administer payments, monitor chapter budget, tax returns
  • Annual Meeting Management: hotel/meeting logistics, marketing/registration, exhibits, sponsorship
  • Management of Continuing Medical Education (CME) Accreditation: applications, certificates