This is an exceptional opportunity for an accomplished association executive to serve as the Chief Operating Officer for the International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP), based in Washington DC. The COO will provide leadership, direction and guidance to the internal team with specific responsibilities for the day-to-day management.
IASP seeks a leader experienced in all functional areas of association management, including, membership and marketing, finance, education, event management, education, publications/content management and information technology. Because IASP is a global organization, a high degree of cultural competency and experience working with members and stakeholders around the world is preferred.
S/he will collaborate in a team environment to ensure effective service to members, volunteer leadership and key external relationships. The individual will provide ongoing support to the Executive Director with regard to IASP’s governance. S/he will also act as the Executive Director for the International Pelvic Pain Society (IPPS).
The COO will work collaboratively with the other team members to make organization-wide decisions that most effectively advance the mission and strategic direction of IASP and support the Executive Director. This requires the ability to think strategically, vision, cross organizational collaboration, effective team building of the staff, advancing the culture of IASP and serving as a role model for employees.
The ideal candidate will also possess:
A bachelor’s degree is required;
CAE (Certified Association Executive) designation is required;
A minimum of 10 years of experience in association management, including significant experience in human resources, financial and fiscal responsibility or equivalent experience in other areas;
An ability to select staff with the right talent and competencies for the positions;
Ability to delegate appropriate responsibilities in the most effective manner to achieve desired results;
Strong knowledge of IT and digital infrastructure;
Knowledge and understanding of donor, grants and sponsorship programs;
An excellent communicator, both verbally and in writing, who effectively conveys ideas;
A proficiency managing financial resources in keeping with budget objectives;
Demonstrated orientation towards excellent customer service;
Detail oriented, highly conscientious and possess a high degree of integrity while working with confidential information discreetly and appropriate;
“Can do” attitude. A strong willingness to take on new challenges, learn and grow.
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.
About International Association for the Study of Pain
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 20 Special Interest Groups (SIGs). IASP plans a World Congress every other year with over 7,000 attendees. The World Congre...ss 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. For more information about IASP and its activities, please visit www.iasp-pain.org.