Account Executive

Bethesda, Maryland
Jun 08, 2018
Jul 13, 2018
Full Time

The Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB), a non-profit 501c3 scientific organization which provides association management services to other non-profits in the scientific community, is looking for an Account Executive to serve as the Executive Director of the Association of Biomolecular Resource Facilities (ABRF). The position is based in our Bethesda, MD offices. The individual will work closely with ABRF members to implement and execute all aspects of ABRF’s mission and strategic vision, including but not limited to, business operations and management of daily operations.


The goal of this leadership role is to coordinate activities across the ABRF in concert with the Executive Board. ABRF is comprised of more than 900 members and this person will work with volunteer leadership in developing policies and strategies that address the goals of the Association, and then implements those action items. This position requires a highly collaborative and detail-oriented innovator, comfortable working with a wide range of professionals.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Assist Executive Board in formulating and establishing strategic goals and objectives to advance the mission of the Association and communicate, align resources and achieve these organizational goals. 
  • Provide governance leadership and advise ABRF on non-profit best practices and adherence to their Articles of Incorporation, Bylaws, and ensure all governing documents are kept up-to-date and consistent with practices. 
  • Stay abreast of international industry trends and make recommendations to the Executive Board regarding issues, trends, initiatives, which may impact the Association, its members and services.
  • Advise and align Committee, Research Group and Chapter activities to strengthen and support strategic goals and objectives of the Association.
  • Actively engage and energize ABRF volunteers, board members, event committees, partnering organizations, and sponsors. Intentionally advise on opportunities to diversify the membership and leadership.
  • Plan, direct, monitor, analyze and communicate association finances, including development and adherence to annual operation budget; invoicing, payables, receivables, and investments. Prepare quarterly reports (including interpretation and forecasting) for the Executive Board.
  • Work with appropriate committees and meeting management contractor to implement all details necessary for the planning and production of the Association’s annual meeting and satellite workshops, focusing on the budget, contracts, and coordinating corporate sponsors.
  • Lead communication and membership efforts. Work to ensure strong and diverse corporate relationships, while cultivating vibrant member benefits and effectively communicating with both internal and external communities. Strengthen and facilitate ABRF Chapters and Affiliates Board activities.
  • Enhance the visibility and reputation of the organization to increase the participation of existing members, attraction of new members, vendors and the general public and ensure overall sustainability of the organization.
  • Identify effective vehicles for promotion of the Association, its programs and resources.  Identify and understands emerging opportunities for the membership which are compatible with the Association’s goals.

Experience and Qualifications:

  • Experience with an association management company or within the non-profit/association sector required. Managerial experience preferred.
  • Bachelor’s degree required; Certified Association Executive (CAE) preferred.
  • A track record of driving successful programs and influencing a large unpaid/volunteer workforce (100+) is essential.
  • Rigorous attention to detail and a proven sense of initiative and ownership. Previous supervisory experience and sound managerial skills.
  • Proven ability to help translate strategic plan objectives into actionable tasks, and guide teams and volunteer members toward the attainment of those objectives on a timely basis.
  • Budgetary experience with an understanding of financial statements, ability to track and adhere to financial plans and communicate financial reports.
  • Relationship building skills to cultivate and maintain engagement with member organizations and volunteers.
  • Proficiency with and a “can do” approach to diverse computer programs and software packages, including the Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook).
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Collaborative, outgoing, professional, and innovative approach.
  • Ability to quickly learn client’s industry and exceed their expectations.
  • Occasional travel required with evening and weekend assignments possible.



To Apply:

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The Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB) is a non-profit 501c3 federation that advances health and welfare by promoting progress and education in biological and biomedical sciences through service to our member societies and collaborative advocacy. FASEB has been supporting scientific member and client societies for over a century and our management expertise has expanded greatly over the years. In delivery of its Society Management Services (SMS), FASEB’s tailored services meet the precise needs of societies, from day-to-day administration to long-term planning, and span a wide range of disciplines. Through sound management practices, our clients can focus on what’s most important—the science and research. To learn more about us, visit our web site at  


The Association of Biomolecular Resource Facilities (ABRF) is an international scientific society dedicated to advancing technologies, education and communication and reproducible research in operations of shared scientific resources. ABRF is a unique membership association comprising over 900 members working within or in the support of resource and research biotechnology laboratories. Our members represent over 340 laboratories and administrative offices in government, academia, research, industry and commercial settings. ABRF promotes the education and career advancement of scientists through conferences, a quarterly journal, publication of research group studies and conference travel awards. The society also sponsors multi-center research studies designed to help members incorporate new biotechnologies into their laboratories. To learn more about us, visit our web site at  


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