Endocrinologists are at the core of solving the most pressing health problems of our time, from diabetes and obesity to infertility, bone health, and hormone-related cancers The Endocrine Society is the world’s oldest and largest organization of scientists devoted to hormone research and physicians who care for people with hormone-related conditions. Our inclusive community is made of scientists, physicians, educators, nurses, and students in 122 countries.
We are seeking a Director, Event Education Design to oversee and lead the program teams responsible for designing, developing, and implementing the Society’s existing and future signature educational conferences. In this role, you will serve as a pioneering change-maker and demonstrated financial steward with a strong focus on contemporizing existing programs to remain relevant, compelling, accessible, and sustainable. You will proactively identify learning gaps currently unmet by existing programming, and when viable, launch novel education events to expand and amplify the Society’s education portfolio. Additionally, you will have the opportunity to create conditions for innovation to happen while demonstrating your ability to be an empathic leader who can predict how teams feel about change. Our ideal candidate is highly collaborative, working across all departments and functional areas and closely with member leaders from several committees, while valuing inclusion, belonging, and fun for a diverse group of team members, partners, and volunteers doing exceptional work.
What you’ll bring to the job:
Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s In health related or business preferred.
8+ years’ experience in continuing medical education in an association setting or equivalent adult education industry.
Prior experience in medical or scientific organization is preferred.
Strong oral communication skills necessary to run large and complex committee proceedings.
Excellent interpersonal and consensus building skills required to work collaboratively and to lead a diverse group of stakeholders (staff, committee members, collaborators, etc.) through decision making.
Highly skilled in fostering a team culture by showing concern for each team member and recognizing their contributions; thoroughly enjoys energizing and motivating others toward a goal.
Highly motivated and results-oriented, holds themself accountable, and takes responsibility for mistakes.
Familiarity with adult education principles and knowledge of ACCME, AMA and ABIM requirements necessary for providing CME at Accreditation with Commendation level, as well as MOC points.
Proficiency in Microsoft Office, specifically in Outlook, Word, PowerPoint and Excel required. Database experience helpful. Ability to learn new technology as required.
Ability to work in a fast paced and collaborative environment.
Ability to travel several times a year and work weekends or after-hours, on occasion.
Our Values: We believe in and empower our staff. We know that with our investment in their growth, they have an even greater potential to contribute to our organization. Our core values embody the character and culture of our staff – they guide our decision making, interactions and how we serve our members. As an organization, we are committed to: demonstrating responsible stewardship, treating one another with trust and mutual respect, supporting work life balance, sustaining an inclusive environment, and fostering an environment that encompasses communication, service, collaboration, results & innovation.
What you’ll own:
Provide leadership, guidance, and oversee all aspects of event-based education programs, including in-person and digital, as well as US-domiciled and global, including:
In collaboration with key stakeholders (staff, members, vendor partners), field educational needs assessments, gap analyses, comprehensive environmental scans, and facilitate other studies to enhance/expand the Society’s event-based programs. The review and synthetization of the aforementioned will be used to make evidence-based decisions related to current and future programming.
Review of scientific and clinical content with planning leads, members leaders, and/or staff with technical expertise.
Implement UX friendly and efficient speaker/faculty administration processes for all programs. Review processes and install improvements to speaker/faculty management procedures.
Responsible for development of activity evaluations; review evaluation summaries and provide statistical analysis of data identifying trends and emerging themes.
Forge and strengthen relationships and partnerships with medical education companies and vendor-partners to improve the financial outcome of the Society as well as breadth and depth of content distribution.
Foster robust collaboration and partnership with Meetings Department to ensure successful implementation of educational programs, including:
Reinforce the essential, interconnected partnership with Meetings Department, with a strong emphasis on effective teaming, collaboration, and coordination.
Work in tandem with Director of Meetings to co-create the future of events for the Society, supported by foresight planning and proficient business operations.
Maximize the use of real estate during events (place-based and online) to deliver exceptional learning and networking experiences for customers.
In close collaboration with Marketing, jointly oversee communication of education events, internal and external, to ensure accurate and effective promotion and dissemination to all relevant audiences. This also includes working with:
Marketing team for attendance projections, with careful monitoring, as well as
Development and Strategic Partnerships team to facilitate new grant submissions to support the program and outcome reports from previous meetings to facilitate reconciliation of grants.
Media Relations team to conduct editorial review of newsworthy abstracts for promotion to the lay and industry media.
Finance team for budget projections and comprehensive management of income and expenses.
Vendor Partners as it relates to the identification and contracting as needed to operationalize the event or activity.
Serve as a growth-focused professional who proactively and independently drives innovation and expands revenue as it relates to learning events. Continuously evaluate performance, identify new opportunities, responsibly sunset dated programs/practices, and pilot new formats to ensure meaningful learning opportunities for scientists and clinicians.
Serve as the staff liaison to the Annual Meeting Steering Committee (AMSC), Clinical Endocrinology Update Committee (CEU), Endocrine Board Review Committee (EBR), and other committees (current/future) that pertain to the Society’s signature event conferences, including:
Provide strategic leadership for staff and member leaders who plan the Society’s signature education events (ENDO, CEU, EBR).
Ensure orientations to new Chairs to facilitate the identification of new appointees and coordinate confirmation of appointments with the Executive Office.
Oversee the preparation of all appropriate committee agenda materials and background information to support planning, including orientation materials, previous meeting program and evaluation data, historical information, committee and general membership program suggestions, surveys, focus groups reports, etc.
Oversee the abstract submission and review processes for ENDO including vendor supervision.
Oversee the application process, review, and selection of the Delbert A. Fisher Scholar and presentation of the Clark T. Sawin Lecture.
Conduct editorial review of ENDO-related publications: ENDO Daily, CEU Program, Meet-the-Professor handouts, etc. in conjunction with or on behalf of the committee members.
Provide consultative guidance, upon request from other departments, as it pertains to expertise in events and education programming.
Other duties as assigned.
What you’ll do well:
Problem Solving: Provide sound inquiry and analysis to make recommendations and decisions. Demonstrate the ability to identify problems, synthesize, evaluate, and make appropriate decisions and/or recommendations for level of job. Demonstrate the ability to weigh pros/cons and cost benefit of decisions. Use sound judgment in decision-making. Exercise timeliness in making decisions. Take appropriate actions to correct ineffective decisions.
Team Leadership: Effectively manage and guide group efforts. Provide appropriate level of feedback concerning group progress. Collaborate and partner within and beyond one’s team and build proactive relationships. Recognize and reward people for their achievements. Acknowledge and thank people for their contributions. Express pride in the group and encourage people to feel good about their accomplishments. Be sought out by others for advice and solutions.
Judgement: Incorporate prior experience, stakeholder needs and learning. Balance facts, priorities constraints, and alternatives. Deal with ambiguity, cut through distractions, and discern critical information. Anticipate the emotional need and reaction of others. Be accurate with most solutions and suggestions. Be sought out by others for advice and solutions and have the best interest of the organization.
Results Management: Establish a course of action to achieve results. Anticipate and adjust for problems and roadblocks. Effectively communicate roadblocks/challenges to staff and peers. Focus on what matters and readily own decisions. Effectively prioritize and meet deadlines. Collaborate with others to get task or project completed.
Leadership: Exhibit judgment in leading others to worthwhile objectives. Provide role clarity by defining roles and responsibilities to team members. Provide encouragement and reinforce high levels of performance in achieving objectives. Sustain interest of others in projects or tasks through constant support and encouragement.
Developing Others (Supervisory): Delegate responsibility; work with and coach staff to develop their capabilities. Provide helpful, timely feedback and new opportunities that will help develop their abilities. Responsible for hiring staff, delegating tasks, conducting coaching sessions, and providing constructive feedback that enhances career development.
Financial Management: Ensure the effective and efficient use of association resources. Can develop and effectively manage departmental/project budgets. Demonstrate knowledge of appropriate business practices and procedures, ability to allocate resources, plan procurement, and oversee budgets and contracts to ensure fiscal responsibility.
What you’ll get out of it:
Working with a staff that has passion for our mission, believes in one another and has fun.
The chance to work in an environment that empowers staff to take informed risks and create new programs and services.
A chance to make a contribution in a fun job with room to make it your own.
A strong and competitive salary and benefits package that focuses on your well-being and financial health.
Endocrine Society offers a convenient downtown DC location within walking distance of Farragut North/Farragut West and Foggy Bottom Metro stations. Qualified candidates interested in a purposeful work environment, competitive salaries and excellent benefits, including a generous TIAA- CREF retirement plan with 10% employer contribution, submit resume and cover letter with salary requirements.
Endocrine Society is the world's largest and most active professional organization of endocrinologists in the world. Founded in 1916, the Society is internationally known as the leading source of state-of-the-art research and clinical advancements in endocrinology and metabolism. We are dedicated to promoting excellence in research, education and clinical practice in the field of endocrinology. Society membership continues to grow with more than 18,000 members from over 100 countries. These professionals are dedicated to the research and treatment of the full range of endocrine disorders: diabetes, infertility, osteoporosis, thyroid disease, obesity/lipids, growth hormone, pituitary tumors, and adrenal insufficiency.
For employees, Endocrine Society offers a stimulating, collegial work environment of 86 staff where top performance is recognized and appreciated. We pride ourselves on our competitive pay practices and excellent benefits program, including a 10% annual employer contribution to a TIAA-CREF retirement plan, subsidized health, dental and vision insurance, fully paid life and disability income protection, professional development and tuition assistance programs, an on-si...te employee fitness room and generous leave benefits. We have a convenient Downtown D.C. location accessible by the Metro red line Farragut North and blue and orange line Farragut West stations.
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