AACC, a DC-based dynamic, growing international scientific/medical society of clinical laboratory professionals, physicians, research scientists focused on clinical chemistry and related disciplines, is seeking an experienced Editorial Specialist.
The manager, scientific divisions, is responsible for management and oversight of the 20 AACC divisions. This includes serving as the primary point of contact and staff liaison for all division activities - primarily budget preparation, approval, and management; governance - implementing elections and documenting outcomes, managing bylaws and process/procedure documents, planning and organizing business meetings; program development and implementation, including webinars and events at the Annual Scientific Meeting; and annual reports. Additionally, the manager will identify and implement process improvements - including but not limited to aligning division elections and term lengths to those of AACC (to the extent reasonable and acceptable to the divisions), standardizing practices among the divisions including bylaws/process/procedure documents, budget practices, etc. The manager will work closely with the associate director, science & practice programs, to fully leverage the Science & Practice Core Committee and the divisions' involvement in the association. The manager will also work with members of AACC’s education staff to implement division educational programs.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
Maintains good relationships with the leadership of AACC’s 20 scientific divisions, communicating regularly and providing expert staff support for the division leaders.
Ensures division processes are implemented in a timely and effective manner; these include governance processes, budget development, annual report, business and scientific meetings, and educational programs.
Coordinates division activities related to the Annual Scientific Meeting, including the planning and implementation of division programs at the ASM.
With the associate director, science & practice programs, ensures that division oversight is consistent and transparent, and maximizes integration of the divisions into AACC’s scientific activities.
Coordinates with AACC education staff for the implementation of division education programs.
Implements process improvements, such as standardization of processes across divisions and with AACC.
Travel to AACC’s Annual Scientific Meeting required; additional travel might also be required.
The manager, scientific divisions must have excellent organizational and interpersonal skills. S/he must be versed in association management concepts and committed to outstanding member relations. Ability to communicate clearly and to recognize and convey nuance in written and spoken communications. Adept with budgets, reports, and administrative processes.
Three or more years’ experience working in an association environment
Project Management experience or Education in Business/Management field preferred
PMP Certification preferred
Substantial experience working independently, managing programs and meeting goals and deadlines within budgetary constraints
Experience managing volunteer member groups required
Experience managing multiple projects/groups concurrently, and the ability to continually reprioritize work as needed
Experience with Windows applications.
Nuanced communication required. Strong reading comprehension, attention to detail in syntax and tone, ability to convey complex ideas clearly and concisely.
Ability to apply usual mathematical concepts required in budget development and monitoring.
Ability to identify challenges, work through logical and reasonable solutions, and build consensus around these solutions.
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 workstation and use a personal computer and telephone. The employee must regularly lift and/or move general office supplies, files or boxes weighing up to 10 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision.
The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
Forward your resume, and cover letter with salary requirements. No phone calls. EOE.
AACC is an international scientific/medical society of clinical laboratory professionals, physicians, research scientists and other individuals involved with clinical chemistry and related disciplines. Founded in 1948, the society has over 8,000 members and is headquartered in Washington, DC.
Our vision is to provide leadership in advancing the practice and profession of clinical laboratory sc...ience and its application to health care. We are best known for the journal Clinical Chemistry, the most cited in the field, and for our annual meeting, the world's largest lab medicine conference with nearly 20,000 participants from more than 100 countries. AACC offers many programs that address the scientific, clinical, technical, and management challenges facing laboratory professionals.
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