Senior Consultant, Member Leadership Development

$90,000 - $125,000 yearly
  • American College of Cardiology
  • Washington, DC (remote for now)
  • May 14, 2021
Full time Nonprofit-Social Services

Job Description

The Senior Consultant, Member Leadership Development will design, implement and manage ACC’s member leadership development programming (informal and formal). This role is a key enabler to executing upon the American College of Cardiology’s (ACC) strategic plan to develop the leadership skills of ACC members while actively growing the leadership pipeline of the ACC.

Major Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Plans, delivers and evaluates leadership development offerings / programming to support the long-term implementation of the Member Leadership Development programmatic framework in direct support of ACC’s strategic objectives.
  • Delivers training and coaching through a variety of instructional techniques, including classroom training, blended learning, case studies, discussion groups, etc.
  • Consults and partners with ACC’s members, senior staff, and key member leaders to perform on-going needs analyses and expertly recommends changes based on member / learner feedback.
  • Collaborates with Membership Division staff, such as: committee staff liaisons, chapter executives, and key member leaders, as needed to assist in the development and implementation of leadership development programming, modifying existing offerings/content to accommodate learner needs, as appropriate.
  • Trains internal trainers and provides guidance / oversite to external vendors as needed.
  • Provides tools and hands-on support for coaching, facilitation, and team development.
  • Makes decisions and solves problems by analyzing information and evaluating results to choose the best solution and solve problems collaboratively with others as well as using independent judgment to select proper course(s) of action.
  • Brings forth experience with competency development, assessment analyses and coaching.
  • Handles complex projects of a variety of scope that require innovation and research into new ideas and evolving leadership development methodologies.
  • Exhibits a consultative mindset with members, in order to build collaborative and mutually beneficial working relationships.
  • Facilitates team assessments and exercises such as Work Styles, DiSC, MBTI, and/or StrengthsFinders, etc.
  • Works as part of Member Leadership Development department to define prioritized annual objectives complete with action plans, milestones, and metrics of success.
  • Maintains and updates knowledge of organizational development and change management theory and innovative leadership approaches.
  • Identifies and manages budget and resources; assesses efficacy of role annually; partners with Team Leader, Member Leadership Development to assess effectiveness of training and development programs.

Required Qualifications:

  • MA or MBA required (Leadership Development, Org Development, HRD, or similar).
  • 10+ years of related experience in training and leadership development, with distinct focus on program design, facilitation and delivery.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of adult learning styles, participative learning design, group dynamics, interactive learning methods, advanced consulting methods, leadership coaching, conflict resolution, group process facilitation, presentation skills and project management.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of leadership theories, philosophies and methods; organizational analyses and change skills.
  • Demonstrated track record of implementing and delivering results through leadership development programming.
  • Proven ability to negotiate and influence within a collaborative framework.
  • Ability to toggle between strategy development and tactical execution.
  • Experience working with all stages of career (early, mid, executive level) on myriad topics that evolve as the organization / environment evolves. 
  • Experience conducting leadership coaching. 
  • Experience leading change efforts from a consultative perspective (large / small).
  • Excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Advanced Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint skills.
  • Proven success in a dynamic, fast-paced, evolving environment.
  • Travel is required (approximately 6 times per year once normal travel resumes).

 Desired Qualifications:

  • CPCC or ICF coaching certification preferred, not required.  However, a proven history of 1:1 coaching with executives is necessary,
  • Certification in one or more of the following desired:  DiSC / MBTI / ESCI (*360-degree instrument) / StrengthsFinder.


About Us:

At the American College of Cardiology, we bring our hearts to work.

We are a 500-person organization dedicated and committed to our mission to transform cardiovascular care and improve heart health for the past 70 years. When you join our team, you become part of a passionate culture that envisions a world where innovation and knowledge optimize cardiovascular care and outcomes.

Every day, we are committed to supporting our more than 54,000 members and their patients around the globe and in doing so, ensure our staff have a positive environment of teamwork, collaboration, professionalism and excellence. To learn more about why ACC has been recognized as one of Modern Healthcare's Best Places to Work in Healthcare please visit our site at:


 ACC is proud to be an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all candidates and employees. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit and business need. Equal Opportunity Employer, including Disability/Vets.

ACC is committed to providing reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans in our job application procedures. If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, you may contact Crystal Nott, Director, Talent Management at or (202)375-6423.