The American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP) Meetings Department plans meetings to educate its members and other physicians, including the Annual Meeting (4,000+ attendees, including 90 exhibits), the Pediatric Psychopharmacology Update Institute (750+ attendees), the Hansen Annual Review Course (200 attendees), the Legislative Conference (200 attendees), and 50 small committee meetings (20 or fewer attendees).
The Meetings and Continuing Medical Education Coordinator works with the Director of Meetings and CME, Deputy Director of Education and Recertification, and Assistant Director of Meetings, as well as others in the department, to negotiate, plan, coordinate, and manage onsite logistics for these events and has direct responsibility for the volunteer management portion of the Annual Meeting (Monitor Program) among other Annual Meeting projects, support of the mid-sized meetings, and most committee meetings.
The Coordinator is the Swiss Army Knife of the department – remarkably organized; quick-to-adapt; happy to help co-workers, members, and vendors; and a detail fanatic. This position requires an individual that thrives on the desire to provide exceptional support to their team and organization, with a smile.
Responsible for all department administrative duties, including written and oral communication with members, vendors, and internal staff; data entry; administrative paperwork; compilation of meeting evaluations, and other responsibilities as assigned.
Maintain and update administrative records and provide logistical and hands-on support for all AACAP meetings, including in-house events and committee meetings. To AACAP, logistical and hands-on support includes understanding meeting requirements; maintenance of travel requirements for attendees; set-up, oversight, and break-down/clean-up of in-house events; placing orders with outside vendors, and clear communication with members, vendors, and internal departments.
Firm and fair interaction with vendors, especially hotels and restaurants, to plan successful AACAP events.
Set-up, test, troubleshoot and maintain AACAP’s Annual Meeting Monitor program, our system of coordinating student volunteers at our meetings. This program has “sold out” the past 4 years and it is expected that this program will continue to do so. Some specific duties include constant and specific communication with volunteers and internal departments to create a complex schedule, onsite training and volunteer management, and willingness to learn and use new technologies to ensure a successful program.
Strong writing and editing of multiple publications, including marketing pieces, web content, scientific documents, and PowerPoint presentations. A successful candidate will have an impeccable grasp of the English language as well as a flair for creative wordsmithing.
Organized multitasking to coordinate numerous smaller Annual Meeting projects, e.g., sign/copy orders, honoraria/scholarship details, reunion/reception requests, etc.
Serve as an administrative liaison to several committees with responsibilities including written and oral communications with committee members; detailed note-taking to create meeting minutes and communication to staff about action items; and active meeting and/or conference call participation.
Always ready to jump in and help with other duties as assigned.
Positive, hard-working attitude.
Exceptional project management and customer service.
A basic knowledge of how hotels function, meeting room arrangements/set-ups, food and beverage, when and how to obtain supplier services such as audiovisual, shipping, etc., is preferred.
Strong oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills.
Strong attention to detail and the ability to manage multiple projects and deadlines.
Must be organized, able to plan ahead to meet deadlines, able to work in a fast-paced environment, and possess excellent time management and prioritization skills.
Excellent computer skills, especially in Microsoft Office. Adobe InDesign, iMis, and Adobe Acrobat a plus.
Scientifically-inclined a plus, but if not, a willingness and enthusiasm to learn about the field of psychiatry.
Bachelor’s degree required.
Work experience in meeting or event planning strongly preferred.
Nonprofit association and medical/scientific association experience a plus.
Must be able to travel an aggregate of approximately 1-2 weeks per year, including some weekends.
Must be physically able to set up for meetings, carrying and moving items such as signs, platters, drinks, small AV equipment, etc.
AACAP provides a congenial working atmosphere and a convenient location in the Cathedral area of Northwest Washington, DC. For consideration, please submit a resume and cover letter, including salary requirements.
Additional Salary Information: Competitive salary commensurate with education, training, and relevant experience.
Internal Number: JB_041519
About American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
The Mission of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry is to promote the healthy development of children, adolescents, and families through advocacy, education, and research, and to meet the professional needs of child and adolescent psychiatrists throughout their careers.
The Academy is a 501(c)(3) non-profit membership based organization, composed of over 9,500 child and adolescent psychiatrists and other interested physicians. Its members actively research, evaluate, diagnose, and treat psychiatric disorders and pride themselves on giving direction to and responding quickly to new developments in addressing the health care needs of children and their families.