IASP is searching for a Director of Marketing and Engagement to oversee its global membership, marketing and affiliate relations department. Additionally, IASP provides a number of education, networking and engagement opportunities through a suite of member benefits including the society’s two scholarly journals, PAIN and PAIN Reports, IASP Press, PAIN Research Forum, RELIEF. IASP education and meetings portfolio includes a number of meetings and education events globally including the organization’s flagship meeting, the World Congress on Pain along with other in person and virtual activities and learning experiences.
The Director will oversee the strategy for the department and manage a staff of three. Key responsibilities include developing marketing strategies and plans for IASP membership, programs and services, leading strategic and operational guidelines for managing partnerships between IASP and its Special Interest Groups (SIGs), and directing IASP’s overall membership engagement strategy.
The successful candidate will be an entrepreneurial-minded, strategic thinker and team player. He or she is able to demonstrate an ability to work collaboratively with colleagues, direct reports, executive management, and volunteer leaders to execute plans and achieve measurable goals.
Finally, this individual will lead IASP’s digital strategy efforts – including enhancing IASP’s digital presence, integration of a new CMS platform and effective marketing communications including the use of social media.
IASP is the leading global professional forum for science, practice, and education in the field of pain. Membership is open to all professionals involved in research, diagnosis, or treatment of pain. IASP has more than 7,000 members in 133 countries, 90 national chapters, and 21 Special Interest Groups (SIGs). IASP plans a World Congress every other year with over 5,000 attendees. The World Congress on Pain is the world’s premier gathering on the topic and is international and multidisciplinary. The program comprises plenary sessions, workshops, poster sessions, and refresher courses, and attendees may receive continuing medical education credits.
An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Pro Disabled and Veteran Employer
At IASP, 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.
Bachelor’s degree required with a master’s degree and/or a CAE preferred.
Excellent written and oral communication skills required
Previous management experience in membership association required, 7-10 years preferred.
Extensive knowledge of association management, membership retention and recruitment, and working with component groups.
Ability to work in dynamic, collegial environment with cross-departmental collaboration.
Strategic thinker who can develop plans that address member and volunteer engagement.
Technical proficiency including AMS oversight experience (iMIS a plus), digital marketing and strategy and a proficiency in social engagement tools
Prior experience with a global organization is a plus as is proficiency in a language other than English
What do we offer?
A congenial atmosphere where teamwork abounds and your efforts are truly appreciated. We work hard, but also strive for work/life balance. We are a global organization so there are opportunities to travel internationally. We’ve got great benefits including medical, dental, flexible spending accounts, transportation supplement, paid vacation, holidays, and a 403(b) retirement plan.
This is a great opportunity for the right candidate, seeking to make his or her mark in this well-established, international association.
Additional Salary Information: Please include salary requirements with cover letter and resume to the attention of Colleen Delaney Eubanks, COO
About International Association for the Study of Pain
Vision Statement: Working together for pain relief throughout the world
Mission: IASP brings together scientists, clinicians, health-care providers, and policymakers to stimulate and support the study of pain and to translate that knowledge into improved pain relief worldwide.