Endocrinologists are at the core of solving the most pressing health problems of our time, from diabetes and obesity to infertility, bone health, and hormone-related cancers The Endocrine Society is the world’s oldest and largest organization of scientists devoted to hormone research and physicians who care for people with hormone-related conditions. Our inclusive community is made of scientists, physicians, educators, nurses, and students in 122 countries.
The Manager, Governance and Strategy is a critical member of the Executive Office team, supporting governance and strategy functions to ensure efficient and effective operations. This is a full-time opportunity for an energetic individual with excellent communication skills and demonstrated experience prioritizing tasks and supporting diverse teams. In collaboration with the Associate Director, Strategic Initiatives and the Director of Governance, this position will support organization-wide initiatives, including tracking and reporting strategic priorities, and manage governance operations, timelines and deliverables and other related activities including the committee selection process, governing documents, and committee staff liaison communication/training.
This position in a newly created position to optimize the governance and strategy operations to support the expansion and growth of the organization. The incumbent must be able to see the big picture and have a hunger to develop and build more efficient governance frameworks and workstreams to effectively align governance operations with strategy planning to execute our strategic goals. Successful candidates will be highly organized with a systems thinking mindset, and a proactive approach to optimize processes and communication channels.
What you’ll bring to the job:
Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of 5 years non-profit governance experience or equivalent combination of education and relevant work experience.
Demonstrated understanding on non-profit governance and board of directors’ operations.
Strong organizational and project management skills with an eagerness to develop efficient workstreams. Must have a can-do attitude and comfortable in a fast paced and dynamic environment with the desire for continued learning and growing.
High degree of professionalism dealing with executive and nonprofit leaders.
Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office applications and proficient in Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, and Adobe Acrobat.
Expertise with Association Management Systems or other database applications.
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:
In collaboration with the Director, Governance, and Associate Director, Strategic Initiatives help develop agendas, reports, and presentation materials for Board meetings and CEO.
Manage a coordinated and cohesive approach to the committee appointment process, including but not limited to assisting the president-elect in research for appointment process, lead the staff in coordinating the process and gathering input from the staff liaisons and committee chairs, communicating appointments and sunsets, updating information for the website and in the AMS, sending all appointment letters, creating and maintaining an updated roster in the database, and scheduling chair/co-chair orientation calls.
Oversee the flow of information between the Board of Directors and committees by collaborating with senior leadership and staff teams.
Support maintenance and updates to the governance framework, including developing, updating, and reviewing governance documents and monitoring compliance with requirements in framework.
Develop process and framework for monitoring the collection, implementation, and communication of annual committee workplans, including supporting the Chief Membership and Diversity Programs Officer to manage the integration of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion priorities and coordination with organization-wide strategic priorities.
Facilitate the flow of information, ensuring key information is disseminated to staff and member leaders.
Work closely with senior staff to assist various workgroups, committees, and task forces; manage process and coordination to support staff liaisons.
Develop and maintain committee training and educational materials explaining committee roles, responsibilities, and decision-making processes for both staff liaisons and committee chairs.
Identify opportunities for continuous improvement and efficiencies; proactively seek feedback to streamline processes or explore creative solutions.
Prioritize conflicting needs; handle matters expeditiously and proactively; anticipate issues and opportunities and follow through on projects to successful completion, often with competing deadlines
Support and enhance the objectives of the Executive Office to ensure effective alignment and execution.
Collaborate with the organizational enablement team in the development of staff resources and training to support processes for strategic cross-functional projects, OKR methodology, and Smartsheet platform.
Support the execution of special projects to advance organizational goals and objectives.
Collaborate with the planning, development and execution of new board member and committee chairs on-boarding program.
May provide additional governance support in the development of a governance polices and procedure manual.
What you’ll do well:
Recognize and respect the value of individual differences at all levels of the organization. Seek information from others who have different personalities, backgrounds, and styles, and include them in decision-making and problem solving. Make it easy for others to feel valuable. Communicate and cooperate with others who have a diversity of cultural and demographic backgrounds.
Consider the ability to plan and organize the work of a group, department or project and to establish effective priorities. Effectively use time. Demonstrate ability to “think outside the box” for solutions or ways to accomplish the job in a more effective way. Handle projects responsibly (including expense management). Prioritize as needed and meet deadlines. Communicate challenges/barriers to supervisor. Collaborate and share progress with others to get the project completed. Demonstrate effective delivery of completed project.
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 identify ways to improve service procedures/levels within own position. Respond and follow-through on internal and external requests.
Provide sound inquiry and analysis to make recommendations and decisions. Identify problems and synthesize, evaluate, and make appropriate decisions and/or recommendations for level of job. Weigh pros/cons and cost/benefit of decisions. Use sound judgment and exercise timeliness in decision-making. Take appropriate actions to correct ineffective decisions.
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.
Proof of Vaccination:
The Endocrine Society values the safety of our employees, our members, and our visitors. In support of these values, if you are selected for this job you must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, except when vaccination is not medically advised or violates your sincerely held religious beliefs. If you are invited to join our team, you must submit proof that you are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 to an HR partner or you must request an exemption before your actual start date. New employees must either provide proof of vaccination or be granted a medical or religious exemption before working with the Endocrine Society.
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.
Endocrine Society is the world's largest and most active professional organization of endocrinologists in the world. Founded in 1916, the Society is internationally known as the leading source of state-of-the-art research and clinical advancements in endocrinology and metabolism. We are dedicated to promoting excellence in research, education and clinical practice in the field of endocrinology. Society membership continues to grow with more than 18,000 members from over 100 countries. These professionals are dedicated to the research and treatment of the full range of endocrine disorders: diabetes, infertility, osteoporosis, thyroid disease, obesity/lipids, growth hormone, pituitary tumors, and adrenal insufficiency.
For employees, Endocrine Society offers a stimulating, collegial work environment of 86 staff where top performance is recognized and appreciated. We pride ourselves on our competitive pay practices and excellent benefits program, including a 10% annual employer contribution to a TIAA-CREF retirement plan, subsidized health, dental and vision insurance, fully paid life and disability income protection, professional development and tuition assistance programs, an on-si...te employee fitness room and generous leave benefits. We have a convenient Downtown D.C. location accessible by the Metro red line Farragut North and blue and orange line Farragut West stations.