The American Society of Human Genetics (ASHG) seeks a Senior Manager, Digital Programs (SMDP) to drive the Society’s strategy and growth of year-round online programming that advances members’ professional learning, as well as member value and engagement. This is a new position and will play a significant role in shaping the direction of an important new program line. The SMDP will work closely with other team members and will lead efforts across multiple departments to align virtual and digital planning with overall learning strategy and technical capabilities. The SMDP will liaise with volunteer leadership to set content development and strategies, enhance existing programs, and stage future growth. In addition to content strategy, the SMDP will develop processes and systems to support this key part of ASHG’s growing digital learning program; coordinate the acquisition and use of suitable technology platform; and ensure the successful planning, execution, and reporting of events. The ideal candidate will be detail-oriented, resourceful, proactive, and enjoy working in a team-based environment.
ASHG is a dynamic professional community of human genetics researchers, clinicians and other specialists who work at the leading edge of discovery, generating new genetic knowledge and translating it rapidly to improve human health and well-being. A non-profit founded in 1948, ASHG has nearly 8,000 members worldwide; hosts more than 9,000 attendees annually at the world’s largest genetics and genomics meeting; publishes one of the field’s most respected journals; and undertakes a growing array of public outreach, education, policy and advocacy programs throughout the year. ASHG is a dynamic and healthy organization with 23 staff, a budget of approximately $7 million, and substantial reserves.
Major Duties & Responsibilities
Partners across departments to develop and implement a robust year-round online professional education program that advances ASHG value to members and the field. Will focus primarily on scientific content and career development, as well as advocacy and public engagement learning, using a recently developed Professional Education 5-Year Roadmap as guidance.
Serves as a central staff lead for coordinating programmatic and planning efforts for all digital and online programs, ensuring successful achievement of planning milestones.
Works with technology staff and vendors to phase in a more robust technology platform to support increasing amount of online learning and engagement strategies.
Assesses strategies and leads effort to repurpose Annual Meeting content into on-demand content.
Partners with senior staff to develop and communicate cohesive value proposition and suitable fundraising and sponsorships opportunities.
Guides regular contact with volunteer organizers and speakers for rehearsal and live events; oversees scheduling, planning, collection of materials, and coordinating communication.
Facilitates planning efforts with appropriate leadership: such as determining the vision and audience for the content as well as best delivery method (e.g., webinar, podcast, other).
Oversees planning and coordination of digital event logistics, including working with vendors to set up registration, the virtual environment, and other impact aspects.
Works with Communications department to plan branding and marketing, and implementation.
Develops and manages appropriate standard operating procedures and timelines.
Develops request for proposals and selects appropriate vendors as required.
Prepares reports and statistics for internal and external stakeholder groups.
As program grows, supervisory oversight may be added as a duty.
Skills and Qualifications
6 plus years of professional experience in professional education, managing online programs, and project management. Experience with volunteer leadership committees in an association environment. Scientific society experience is a plus.
Bachelor’s degree required, DEI Digital Events Strategist certification preferred. CAE a strong plus.
Knowledge of instructional and online learning and technologies.
Judgment, flexibility, resourcefulness, discretion, and diligence are expected in all aspects.
Ability to work independently and experience supervising staff.
Strong problem-solving skills and ability to help build standard operating procedures and timelines
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Familiar with online software hosting platforms. providers of such platforms, best practices and copyright procedures
Proficient in MS Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint).
Benefits and How to Apply
The position is based at ASHG headquarters in Rockville, MD. We offer a work environment with a great mission, collegial team, and professional trust and respect. We also offer a competitive salary and excellent benefits, including flexible schedules and a telework policy; a generous 403(b) pension plan; and excellent vacation, medical and dental plans.
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