The American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases (AASLD) is seeking an experienced, strategic, and visionary leader to serve as its Vice President of Publications and Practice Resources. Reporting to the CEO, s/he will be responsible for operational excellence of AASLD’s Scientific Journals Publications, Practice Guidelines and Practice Metrics Programs, Quality Programs, and Clinical Practice Initiatives. This Position will oversee AASLD’s four major scientific journals: Hepatology, Liver Transplantation, Hepatology Communications, and Clinical Liver Disease.
The Vice President will also be responsible for managing a 10-person department team, delivering on revenue and programmatic objectives in AASLD’s strategic plan, and ensuring the journals are produced to the satisfaction of editors, oversight committees, and the Governing Board. The VP participates in all appropriate staff meetings and serves as a member of AASLD’s Senior Leadership Team. This position also attends the Governing Board and Executive Committee meetings and works closely with multiple volunteer committees.
Required Proven Experience in:
Scholarly publications skills: Skill in oversight and strategy of peer-reviewed journals
Communication skills: Skill in clearly and effectively communicating ideas verbally and in writing, including the ability to edit the writing of others. Commitment to keeping stakeholders informed. Adept at forming and maintaining external partnerships and networks
Strategic thinking and problem-solving skills: Skill in anticipating future consequences and trends, making decisions congruent with the organization’s strategic direction, mission, and goals, and developing new approaches to solve problems or improve processes.
Planning and organizing skills: Skill in determining priorities, developing plans to assure the achievement of objectives, and allocating time and resources effectively. adept at working under tight deadlines and managing multiple projects simultaneously and ability to meet deadlines
Supervisory/management skills: skill in setting clear performance objectives and directions; delegating appropriately; and providing clear, behaviorally specific performance feedback, effective coaching, and development opportunities. Ability to lead and manage change in a positive and inclusive manner and working effectively with a diverse membership.
Customer service skills: Skill in providing the highest quality products and services that meet or exceed the needs and requirements of internal and external customers.
Interpersonal skills and emotional intelligence: Skill in building and maintaining effective interpersonal and team relationships with a diverse network of colleagues inside and outside the organization, and with other relevant individuals with whom the organization works (members, the media, other organizations, funders, etc.)
Requires 8-10 years of experience in a similar role and advanced subject matter expertise. Requires knowledge of key programmatic, operational, and financial issues and priorities.
Prior experience working for a healthcare organization is critical.
Significant understanding of scientific journals and experience in managing these publications, including working with volunteer editorial teams.
Telecommuting is allowed.
AASLD is the leading organization of scientists and healthcare professionals committed to preventing and curing liver disease.