Manager, Section Council Operations (Scientific Programming)
American Gastroenterological Association
Location: Bethesda, MD and/or Remote
Type: Full Time
Salary: $60,000 - $70,000
Project Management/Program Development
4 Year Degree
Telecommuting is allowed.
Medical/Science Program Management
Do you work in a non-profit or medical/scientific field? Are you a person who loves to bring together different components to achieve a successful event? Do you enjoy coordinating different groups to achieve a goal? Are you a person interested in working directly with physicians to do purposeful work? If you’re ready to invigorate and find purpose in your career, the American Gastroenterological Association has a great opportunity for you!
This mid-level position in our Council Operations department focuses on managing scientific programming for our top-rated event, Digestive Disease Week (DDW). You will be working closely with physician members of the council to develop programs and coordinate with our three sister societies to create a robust educational selection of scientific/medical programming. DDW is the largest gathering of GIs in the world. Think: colon cancer screening, new treatments for GI diseases, the gut microbiome, efforts to address racial disparities in health care.
You will also have responsibility for reporting on council section’s activities, attending council meetings and collaborating with other departments at AGA to develop promotional materials. So, familiarity with Microsoft Office, SharePoint, and database management will be helpful.
The Council Operations team is a creative, supportive group and AGA offers solid work-life balance with generous benefits.
WHY WORK AT AGA?
We care about our core values: innovative, engaged, collaborative, open, inclusive.
We value work-life balance and provide generous time off.
Market competitive compensation plus 7% employer contribution to retirement plan.
Remote/hybrid work environment.
Comprehensive health care benefits at a reasonable cost.
See full position description below:
TITLE: Manager, Section Council Operations (Scientific Programming)
REPORTS TO: Senior Manager, Council Operations
SUMMARY: Responsible for managing assigned section’s AGA Institute’s portion of the annual meeting Digestive Disease Week® (DDW). Serve as liaison to DDW administration staff and three other medical societies to develop DDW. The Council comprises 13 sections that develop and oversee AGA Institute’s portion of DDW and other educational programming.
Duties and Responsibilities
Coordinate a portion of educational programming (lecture and poster sessions) for AGA at Digestive Disease Week by working with physician leadership, internal staff across multiple departments, other specialty societies and subcontractors with focus on tasks and deadlines according to Council timeline.
Manage Council procedures, governance and elections processes.
Manage the abstract submission and review process for assigned AGA sections including communications to reviewers, Council, authors, and staff.
Manage development of invited speaker sessions and oral/poster abstract sessions.
Manage the invitation, response, replacement, housing arrangements and travel, confirmation, and honoraria and disclosures, for speakers and moderators for DDW associated with assigned AGA sections.
Develop agenda items and supporting materials for Council meetings; document meeting proceedings; draft minutes; and follow-up on action items.
Communicate with assigned section members to keep them apprised of new and updated procedures; maintain revisions to and delivery of the annual Council Handbook; and plan orientation teleconferences for Council members as needed.
Provide reports on assigned section activities.
Attend two AGA Institute Council meetings annually.
Oversee AGA Institute Council conflict of interest review process for annual conferences.
Submit appropriate CME applications.
Coordinate with marketing and communications departments for content and format of annual conference promotional materials.
Design and test online user interfaces for various target audiences.
Assist in management of single topic annual conference.
Assume other duties as assigned, commensurate with the scope of responsibility of the position.
The AGA Institute Council staff team operates in a team-oriented environment. Team expectations include:
Attention to detail, completing tasks and projects thoroughly, referring to resources for assistance and guidance.
Ability to manage multiple projects while meeting competing timelines and deadlines.
Ability to work in a team environment and independently, using and maintaining shared team documents.
Strong communication skills: writing clear, concise emails, providing team with accurate, timely and specific status updates, and asking when have questions/issues.
Upholding and exhibiting AGA’s Core Values and Behaviors.
College degree or equivalent experience required.
At least three years relevant work experience in non-profit association and/or committee meeting planning required; technical/scientific research program administration preferred.
Extensive knowledge of Microsoft programs required
Database management required
Experience working in SharePoint or other shared-document folder.
The American Gastroenterological Association (AGA) is the trusted voice of the GI community. Founded in 1897, AGA has grown to include more than 16,000 members from around the globe who are involved in all aspects of the science, practice and advancement of gastroenterology.