Specialist, Leadership & Member Engagement

Washington D.C.
Jul 22, 2019
Aug 26, 2019
Full Time

We are the oldest and largest global professional membership organization representing the field of endocrinology. Our members come from 122 countries, with 40 percent living outside the United States.  We are unique in that our members are not only on the frontier of breakthrough research discoveries, but they also apply this knowledge in the treatment of patients with hundreds of debilitating hormone-related diseases and conditions.


We are seeking a Specialist, Leadership & Member Engagement to help shape and implement new leadership development programs for our members and staff and work with our staff to match members with volunteer opportunities. Additionally, you will have the opportunity to support the launch and expansion of our special interest groups. Your collaborative mentality will be key to successfully working across all departments and functional areas within the organization to achieve our goals.


What you’ll bring to the job:

  • BA/BS degree preferred and a minimum of 3 years association, healthcare, or non-profit experience;
  • Strong written and oral communications skills necessary to articulate project status and actively participate in meetings and planning calls;
  • Diplomacy, tact, and emotional intelligence;
  • Advanced knowledge of Power BI and association management software (Abila/NetForum) preferred;
  • Ability to coordinate projects effectively by utilizing project management tools;
  • Ability to meet deadlines and successfully multi-task competing priorities;
  • Proven track record of effective teamwork, both internal and external, in dealings with members and collaborators; and
  • Motivation, results-orientation and ability to prioritize team efforts to use resources efficiently.


Our Values:
We believe in and empower our staff. We know that with our investment in their growth, they have an even greater potential to contribute to our organization. Our core values embody the character and culture of our staff – they guide our decision making, interactions and how we serve our members. As an organization, we are committed to: demonstrating responsible stewardship, treating one another with trust and mutual respect, supporting work life balance, sustaining an inclusive environment, and fostering an environment that encompasses communication, service, collaboration, results & innovation.   


What you’ll own:

  • Workgroup support & administration
    • Leads committee member COI disclosure process
    • Recommends new processes and streamlining opportunities to measure and increase committee/workgroup engagement
    • Support the committee appointment process including application, selection, and staff/member onboarding
    • Serve as “Board BookIt” technology expert, working with staff to use as an essential resource
    • Support the development of a volunteer/member recognition and reward program
    • Administer the committee self-evaluation process
  • Staff lead for Laureate Awards Committee
    • Work with cross functional team to promote award nominations process and celebrate the award winners
    • Coordinate the Laureate Awards Dinner at ENDO and related activities
  • Coordinate activities related to overall administration of Special Interest Groups
    • Coordinate SIG application process and create resources for SIG steering committees
    • Coordinate onsite activities for ENDO and virtual events
    • Identify potential opportunities for creating new SIG groups
    • Work with cross-functional team to ensure that SIG ideas and networking opportunities are embraced by other committees and workgroups
  • Program Development
    • Assisting with the development and administration of programs like the Global Leadership Academy, Global Strategic Partner Program, and other new leadership training/pipeline development programs.
  • APDEM support
    • Coordinating the monthly newsletter with the APDEM committee chair
    • Tracking annual match MOUs
    • Ensuring accurate recordkeeping for Program Director and Coordinator key contacts
  • Work with meetings department and leadership to implement ENDO functions such as the President’s Reception and Council & Committee Chair’s dinner.
  • Assist with administration and logistical needs for the Board of Directors’ in-person meetings and orientation.
  • Provides administrative support to the department and other cross-functional department needs as assigned. 


What you’ll do well:

  • Work cooperatively with others to achieve common goals. Effectively work and complete assignments in group settings by listening and responding appropriately to other team members, offering support, conferring with team members about their concerns, expressing disagreement constructively, and working towards solutions that all team members can support.
  • Be relied upon to ensure that projects within areas of responsibility are completed in a timely manner. Monitor programs and/or activities and take corrective action when necessary.
  • Develop and maintain strong relationships with members by listening, understanding and responding to identified needs. Respond to member/leadership/community needs; actively promote positive relationships with the membership and other groups (committees, leadership, stakeholders, etc.). Exhibit high level of customer service and identifies ways to improve service procedures/levels within own position. Respond and follow-through on internal and external requests.
  • Identify and deal with issues proactively and persistently; seize opportunities that arise. Identify what needs to be done and take action before being asked or required. Do more than what is normally required in a situation. Seek out others involved in a situation to learn their perspectives. Take independent action to change the direction of events.
  • Effectively communicate ideas, thoughts and facts in writing. Demonstrate ability in using correct grammar, punctuation, spelling, and sentence structure. Organize written ideas clearly. Tailor written communication to effectively reach audience. Express ideas clearly and concisely in writing.



What you’ll get out of it:

  • Working with a staff that has passion for our mission, believes in one another and has fun.
  • The chance to work in an environment that empowers staff to take informed risks and create new programs and services.
  • A chance to make a contribution in a fun job with room to make it your own.
  • A strong and competitive salary and benefits package that focuses on your well-being and financial health.


Endocrine Society offers a convenient downtown DC location within walking distance of Farragut North/Farragut West and Foggy Bottom Metro stations. Qualified candidates interested in a purposeful work environment, competitive salaries and excellent benefits, including a generous TIAA- CREF retirement plan with 10% employer contribution, submit resume and cover letter with salary requirements.



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