Association Operations Manager

7 days left

Chicago, IL
Feb 05, 2018
Feb 24, 2018
Full Time

SmithBucklin, a 100 percent employee-owned association management company, is looking for an Association Manager to join our Healthcare & Scientific Industry Practice in Chicago. The Healthcare & Scientific unit offers unmatched association expertise and specific knowledge of the issues, challenges and actions distinctive to the changing healthcare environment. From legislative and regulatory advocacy, to building successful industry relations programs and understanding the intricacies of journal publishing and management issues, our association professionals bring extensive experience and considerable knowledge of the issues unique to healthcare-related associations. The Association Manager plays a significant role in the management of our client associations' programs and supports the association Executive Director in all areas of association management.

What You Will Do

  • Directly supervise support staff; indirectly coordinate staff from other functional areas in support of client(s)
  • Oversee membership functions, such as recruitment, growth and retention, regional societies, and overall quality assurance
  • Assist staff in generating relevant, accurate and timely reports that assist with understanding trends in association programs; communicating those trends to association volunteer leaders and staff
  • Manage volunteer committees in determination and execution of programs; assure strategic goals are being met and future leaders are being mentored for committees
  • Draft correspondence to board and volunteers; review and edit all marketing pieces promoting various programs
  • Daily financial management including budget development, monthly dashboards & forecasts.
  • Participate in the development and execution of the association's strategic plans

This Role Might Be for You If…

  • You have experience in prioritizing, delegating and managing projects from inception to completion
  • You possess strong leadership qualities and the ability to build strong relationships with internal and external partners
  • You demonstrate professional written and verbal communications skills
  • You have excellent time management and organizational skills
  • You possess a proactive approach to process improvement and have the ability to learn on the fly
  • You have a demonstrated ability to apply sound business judgment related to conflict resolution
  • You think strategically and creatively, implement plans, and analyze results.
  • You have the ability to travel up to 10%

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited four-year institution or equivalent experience
  • 5-10 years of relevant professional experience, to include direct supervisory experience

Preferred Qualifications

  • Prior experience with association healthcare groups and volunteer management is highly preferred
  • A solid knowledge base of the healthcare association/industry
  • Experience working with volunteers is valuable
  • Database management experience and website editing skills are a plus
  • Proficiency with basic computer programming, including the Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook)

Where Do You Fit?

Whether you are just beginning your career or are a mid- or senior-level professional, working at SmithBucklin will offer you countless opportunities to develop transferrable skills, acquire meaningful knowledge and gain rich experiences at an accelerated pace. By working collaboratively with smart, ambitious, multi-talented, genuine and hardworking colleagues, you will build meaningful, deep and enduring relationships that will serve you well throughout your career, regardless of your chosen path. In addition, as a 100 percent employee-owned company, SmithBucklin offers all of our people - regardless of position or compensation - an equal chance to experience the fulfillment and reap the benefits of ownership. As owners, our employees control the destiny of SmithBucklin and are unified in the goal of building a great, enduring company.

Equal Employment Opportunity

At SmithBucklin, Equal Employment Opportunity is our commitment and goal. All qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, national origin, gender, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, veteran status, marital status or any other protected status designated by federal, state or local law. Applicants are encouraged to confidentially self-identify when applying. Employment is contingent upon successful completion of a reference and background investigation based on position.

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