AASLD, an association for scientists and healthcare providers in the field of liver disease, seeks a talented and dynamic Manager, Member Communities to join our People and Strategy team. The Manager, Member Communities will report to the Director, Member Communities. This position will manage and advance AASLD's Special Interest Groups (SIG) programs. In this role, the manager will manage areas of SIG programs and activities, assist the Director Member Communities with Global CONNECT logistics, as well as serve as an Education liaison for the department by working closely with the Education and Meetings department.
This position requires a proactive non-profit professional that can build and cultivate relationships with internal and external grantees and maintain CRM and grant databases and manage grant contacts.
Manages and advances AASLD's Special Interest Groups (SIG) strategy and programs. This position will oversee all areas of SIG programs and activities. Additionally, the position will support global CONNECT programs and related activities. This position reports to the Director of Member Communities.
Manages SIG Steering Committee calls and serves as main staff contact for SIG leaders/members on scheduling calls, developing meeting agendas, setting up Zoom calls, capturing minutes, and other related duties.
Works with the Director of Member Communities and SIG leadership to support program content development, events, and related communications.
Assists SIG Steering Committees with developing and implementing activities aligned with AASLD’s strategic plan.
Manages the annual SIG nomination and election process.
Works with SIG leadership and Director of Member Communities to develop resources to promote AASLD membership.
Monitors and maintains SIG membership in the database and prepares regular reports to SIG Chairs with membership data and other requested information (i.e., program submission history).
Works closely with SIG Steering Committees to promote the LIVER FORUM, by encouraging interaction among members through postings of events, literature, and other communication. Monitors SIG-related posts in LIVER FORUM for content and programming purposes.
Assists with updating SIG web pages, sends out communication via AMS membership database, and the LIVER FORUM as assigned by the Director of Member Communities.
Supports content development and organization of SIG-related meetings for sessions at The Liver Meeting® (TLM) and Digestive Disease Week (DDW).
Serves as a liaison to the Education/Meetings department for all networking session programs at The Liver Meeting (i.e., Meet the Experts, Community Conversations, Committee Meetings), and DDW.
Coordinates with SIGs to facilitate content for webinars, conference sessions, and/or other educational offerings.
Participates in monthly GOE meetings with the Director of Member Communities
Manages key logistics for the Global CONNECT programs which includes:
Assisting in the development of the program with the Global Outreach & Engagement (GOE) Committee
Sending/tracking speaker invites
Collecting speaker biographies/headshots
Working with Direct Travel Agency to arrange speaker travel, as required.
Managing hotel/travel accommodation for speakers and working with Meetings Team as needed
Operations & Administration:
Streamlines and documents processes and procedures for all SIG initiatives and activities
Performs annual review of processes and procedures and updates them as deemed appropriate and necessary to ensure perpetual business process efficiencies
Other duties as assigned by the Director of Member Communities
Education and Experience
Bachelor’s degree in a relevant area, or other related field equivalent work experience.
The job requires 3-6 years of experience in a similar role and relevant subject matter expertise.
Requires knowledge of key programmatic, operational, and financial issues and priorities.
Experience working with associations or other types of nonprofit organizations is a plus.
Skills Needed in Position
Strong aptitude with Microsoft Office (advanced skills in Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Adobe, and internet research skills).
Working knowledge of membership databases, surveys/scheduling polls.
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.
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 and ability to motivate others related to timelines. Must be able to work in a fast-paced multi-tasked environment.
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 (committee leadership, members, other organizations, vendors, etc.)