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%
Bachelor's degree from an accredited four-year institution or equivalent experience
5-10 years of relevant professional experience, to include direct supervisory experience
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.
Internal Number: 453
About SmithBucklin Corporation
SmithBucklin is the world’s largest association management and professional services company. Founded in 1949, the company provides full-service management and outsourcing services to trade associations, professional societies, technology user groups, corporations, government institutes/agencies and other nonprofit organizations. SmithBucklin’s mission is to drive growth for its client organizations and provide uncompromised stewardship for their long-term prosperity. SmithBucklin offices are located in Chicago, Washington, D.C., St. Louis and St. Paul, Minn. and the SmithBucklin + MCI Worldwide Partnership provides client organizations with seamless association and event management services from more than 40 offices throughout the world. The company is 100 percent employee owned.