The Gerontological Society of America, a 501(c)(3), $7M organization, with 5,500+ members is seeking a senior program manager in the Strategic Alliances & Integrated Communications division. Individual will manage organization strategic alliances and integrated communications programs; including the Earlier Cognitive Impairment Detection Initiative and all aspects of the development and production of assigned CI programs, including the GSA KAER toolkit and other products.
Administer the Earlier Cognitive Impairment Detection Initiative (ECIDI). Participate in and reports out on key Alzheimer’s disease and related disorders (ADRD) events including LEAD, Alzheimer’s Association, NAPA and others as appropriate. Prepare and conduct presentations to sponsors. Develop grant requests for business development activities on ADRD. Secure funding for general ECIDI support. Establish and maintain development schedule for all ECIDI-specific programs; manages overall project development. Communicate with sponsors on the status of activities associated with the secured ECIDI-associated projects. Secure free-lance staff to develop assigned ECIDI sponsored activities. Communicate with writers/authors to ensure timely and appropriate submission of all manuscripts. Secure copy-editors and proofreaders and coordinates the required reviews. Secure and communicates with expert faculty to ensure timely submission of reviews; manages the required revisions. Maintain the ECIDI website, including the GSA KAER toolkit, in collaboration with the Associate Director of Communications. Spearhead regular ECIDI expert work-group calls, as needed.
Administer all activities for assigned SAIC programs. Prepare and conduct presentations and develops grant requests. Communicate with sponsors on the status of activities associated with the development of secured projects. Secure free-lance staff/vendors to develop assigned programs (writers, designers, editors, printers).
Manage administrative functions of assigned programs. Generate all individual Letters of Agreements for assigned programs. Ensure programs meet budget goals. Participate in annual budget development process. Conduct presentations to Leadership Team on unit activities. Effectively coordinate activities with Program Manager, SAIC. Manage and develop cross-marketing of organization’s offerings with assigned programs. Prepare annual goals and objectives that align with organization’s objectives.
Minimum a Bachelor’s Degree. Preferred a Master’s (M.A.) or equivalent .
Minimum 6 years of prior related experience in an office environment; and 6 years working on ADRD activities. Preferred 6+ years of experience Association experience strongly preferred.
Strong project management skills, including budget/financial management, strong computer skills, and excellent customer service orientation. Excellent familiarity of immunization issues.
Knowledge of publication/online activity development process Must be able to travel to live events specifically annual scientific meeting and key immunization meetings. Excellent oral and written communication skills. Attention to detail; good proofreading skills. Office management skills, including ability to organize a large amount of materials and files and arranging meetings and teleconferences. Familiarity with budget and accounting processes a plus.
Knowledge of Association Management Information Systems (preferably Clear Vantage); Microsoft Project, Excel, and Word.
About The Gerontological Society of America
The Gerontological Society of America (GSA) is the nation's oldest and largest interdisciplinary organization devoted to research, education, and practice in the field of aging. The principal mission of the Society — and its 5,500+ members — is to advance the study of aging and disseminate information among scientists, decision makers, and the general public. Founded in 1945, GSA is the driving force behind advancing innovation in aging — both domestically and internationally. Its members come from more than 50 countries.
The Society’s headquarters is located in Washington, DC. Its staff — working with an elected Council, editors, and various committees — manages all the activities of the organization. GSA members have the choice to affiliate with one of four professional sections: Biological Sciences, Behavioral and Social Sciences, Health Sciences, and Social Research, Policy, and Practice. Students and recent graduates also become part of GSA’s Emerging Scholar and Professional Organization. GSA fosters collaboration between physicians, nurses, biologists, behavioral and social scientists, psychologists, social workers, economists, policy experts, those who study the humani...ties and the arts, and many other scholars and researchers in aging. This stems from the belief that the intersection of research from diverse areas is the best way to achieve the greatest impact and promote healthy aging.
GSA publishes the longest-running and most widely-cited peer-reviewed journals in its field: The Gerontologist; The Journals of Gerontology, Series A: Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences; The Journals of Gerontology, Series B: Psychological Sciences and Social Sciences. Innovation in Aging is GSA’s first interdisciplinary open access journal. GSA convenes an Annual Scientific Meeting which showcases the latest advancements in gerontological research. This event attracts approximately 4,000 professionals, and the program consists of more than 450 peer-reviewed scientific sessions featuring research presented for the first time.