Careers at AMIA

President and CEO

The American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) is seeking a President and CEO with superior leadership skills who will work with our Board and members to develop a shared vision for the direction of our organization.  AMIA is the professional home for more than 4,000 informatics researchers and practitioners, healthcare professionals, and thought leaders in biomedicine, health care, and science.  AMIA is an unbiased, authoritative source within the informatics community and the healthcare industry in the US and globally.  AMIA aims to lead the way in transforming health care through trusted science, education, and the practice of informatics.  AMIA's program and services are centered on the core purposes of:

  • Advancing the scientific foundations of informatics
  • Promoting the education of informaticians
  • Assuring that health information technology is used most effectively to promote health and health care
  • Advancing the profession of informatics
  • Providing products and services for AMIA members including scientific symposia, educational programs for professional certification, a professional journal (JAMIA), and support for networking and professional development.

The relevance of informatics to every aspect of healthcare is growing.  This growth creates important opportunities for AMIA to advance its mission, serve a broader audience, improve its organizational strength and to continue to execute our policy leadership role. The President and CEO’s primary responsibility is to assure that these opportunities are impactful and, where possible, extended. In order to be successful in this, the President and CEO will have to project a vital and progressive vision for the broad field of informatics, and its role in the future of health promotion and healthcare delivery. The President and CEO must possess superior relationship building, communication, and organizational stewardship skills.  He/she should possess and demonstrate considerable understanding of and ability to influence outside entities such as academic medical centers, healthcare delivery systems, Congress and policy organizations. The President and CEO will effectively communicate the importance of informatics and AMIA initiatives both internally and externally.

The President and CEO is accountable to the AMIA Board of Directors and serves as a non-voting officer of the Board and Executive Committee.

Roles of the President and CEO

  • The President and CEO will advance AMIA’s role as the leader in biomedical and health informatics by:
    • Representing AMIA in interactions with government and other policy-making forums, industry, scientific organizations, academic institutions and other organizations that are relevant to the field of informatics.  This includes representing the depth of professional and intellectual diversity within the membership of AMIA.
    • Consistently articulating and making known AMIA’s position on important informatics issues, both to the membership and to external audiences.
    • Taking the lead on efforts related to the advancement of professional certification for all AMIA members where such certification is relevant.
    • Seeking strategic partnerships to help advance AMIA’s goals.
    • Interacting regularly with the AMIA membership to assure that they are empowered, and that their needs and expectations are understood and represented.
    • Implementing the strategic vision of the Board of Directors.
  • The President and CEO will oversee the programmatic, administrative, and management activities of AMIA, including the advancement of new programs that have important business opportunities for AMIA.  The President and CEO will actively engage AMIA membership – both through the AMIA Board of Directors and AMIA’s committees – in the development of such programs and will assure that there is synergy between the activities of the AMIA membership and the activities of the AMIA staff.
  • The President and CEO is responsible for the financial success and growth of the organization.
    • The President and CEO will develop and execute upon tactics to ensure a sound and profitable operating model for AMIA through the successful delivery of a diversified portfolio of products and services that is aligned with the AMIA strategic plan.
    • The President and CEO will ensure the continued success of annual meetings.
    • Given the increase in informatics activities at the national and international level, the President and CEO will be expected to increase AMIA’s total revenues.
    • The President and CEO will be expected to grow the AMIA corporate membership and advance AMIA’s corporate engagement program.
    • The President and CEO will be expected to preserve and grow the AMIA reserve fund and investment portfolio.

Skills and qualifications required

  • Education:  A graduate degree in a health field, with specialty training in informatics strongly preferred.
  • The President and CEO should have deep knowledge of the domain of informatics.  The ideal candidate will have 10+ years of experience in the field of biomedical informatics and should have a strong record of prior involvement in an informatics-related organization.
  • The President and CEO will have a proven track record of previous leadership experience as well as a strong management track record.  The candidate should also have a demonstrated history of business acumen.
  • The President and CEO should have knowledge of the health information technology and informatics environment beyond AMIA.  The President and CEO should have deep knowledge of government activities that relate to informatics and other organizations that are involved in informatics.  The President and CEO must be credible both with the members and with health policy leaders.
  • The President and CEO must be able to embrace the diversity of the AMIA membership and be able to understand and respect the nuances of the needs of all sub-groups in such a way that every member has the chance to become a valued contributor to the organization.
  • The President and CEO must conduct him/herself in harmony with the principles of honesty, ethical behavior, respect for others and their points of view, and with personal integrity and responsibility.
  • The President and CEO should demonstrate superb planning, organizational, problem solving, public presentation and writing skills.  The President and CEO must create a plan in response to the Board’s strategic vision and must be able to lead a team to effectively implement that plan.
  • The President and CEO should have enthusiasm for the opportunities that are created by involvement with informatics and with AMIA.  He/she must be able to effectively convey that enthusiasm to prospective members and to all parties relevant to AMIA.
  • The President and CEO must demonstrate awareness of the value, purpose, culture and mission of not-for-profit organizations.
  • The President and CEO will follow AMIA’s Conflict of Interest Policy and approved methods of management and all AMIA’s policies as detailed in governance manuals and in other adopted procedures.
  • The job is based in Bethesda, MD.

Interested candidates should respond with a letter of interest, a CV or resume and a minimum of 3 professional multi-level references (to include a leader, a peer and a subordinate) to Phyllis Burchman, Director of Office Operations and Human Resources, phyllis@amia.orgThe submission deadline is June 30, 2014.

 

Membership Marketing/Community Engagement Specialist

The American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) is seeking a Membership Marketing/Community Engagement Specialist who will provide high-quality customer service to all members and potential members of AMIA.  The Specialist will use organizational and critical thinking skills to manage multiple projects at once, support member engagement activities, develop marketing messages and respond to member inquiries.  The Specialist is responsible for administering several key membership processes impacting membership retention.

This position will report to the Director of Marketing and Communications and serve as a primary contact for the Association’s member communities, execute member marketing campaigns designed to improve member retention and engagement, and help maintain the database.  Additional duties will include assisting database management and data integrity efforts.  Other administrative, communications, and annual meeting related projects as assigned.

Responsibilities

Community Engagement

  • Help develop and implement a community engagement plan; serve as online community oversight/community moderator
  • Manage Working Group/Communities/Sections volunteer leader relationships, conference calls, monitor Working Group activity, address member inquiries and concerns
  • Network with members and identify champions for programmatic engagement
  • Contribute member focused items to AMIA’s weekly newsletter, AMIA Insider and social media
  • Liaison to Education department staff to fully understand member benefits available through education and ensure effective member communication regarding benefits
  • Liaison to the Education department staff to source content and speakers for the regular development, promotion and presentation of Working Group generated webinars.

Retention

  • Manage and execute MemberConnect marketing campaigns designed to improve member retention and engagement
  • Manage “new member on-boarding” efforts in the first year lifecycle, through renewal
  • Manage and execute Friends of AMIA marketing campaigns targeted at lapsed members, non-member meeting attendees and other prospective member lists.

Database Management

  • Identify, analyze and report on metrics to monitor membership growth, trends and financial results to support decision-making and strategic planning.
  • Work with Member Services and Marketing Director on membership reports and creating queries for segmented email marketing
  • Manage data integrity efforts and assist with data analysis working collaboratively with team members to identify membership trends.
  • Process membership when Member Services Representative is unavailable (Cross trained)
  • Research of member and chapter inquiries related to membership processing

Required Skills

  • Four year college degree preferred or equivalent education and work experience
  • Minimum of 5 years of membership marketing for an individual membership organization
  • Understanding of association member services functions
  • Competency with association management database software (NetForum), social media and e-communication tools, and strong MS office skills
  • Exhibits enthusiasm and passion for member engagement and building personal member relationships
  • Strong organizational, administrative, project management skills
  • Friendly, personable and efficient customer service skills
  • Ability to manage numerous projects at once and use critical thinking to respond to member and chapter inquiries efficiently and in a timely manner
  • Able to travel occasionally
  • Competencies in popular social networks for business purposes.

AMIA is pleased to offer benefits that include fully paid medical, dental, long term disability, and life insurance in addition to a retirement program and an attractive paid leave plan. To be considered, candidates should respond with a resume and salary requirements to Phyllis Burchman at phyllis@amia.org.  Please insert the job title in the subject line. Qualified candidates who are local to the Washington DC metro area will be contacted for interviews. No telephone calls will be accepted.

 

Project Coordinator

The American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) is the center of action for more than 4,000 healthcare professionals, informatics researchers and thought leaders in biomedicine, health care and science.  AMIA is an unbiased, authoritative source within the informatics community and the healthcare industry.  AMIA and its members are transforming health care through trusted science, education and practice in biomedical and health informatics.

AMIA is seeking a project coordinator to oversee the day-to-day operations of various assigned projects. This is an excellent opportunity to support both new and existing AMIA projects and contracts, assist with business development efforts, and advance AMIA’s policy initiatives. Working under the direction of the Vice President of Policy and Development, the project coordinator ensures that deliverables, work plans, meetings, filings, etc. are handled accurately, on time and within budget. S/he oversees activities for assigned projects such as maintaining schedules, managing tracking systems and processes, and developing and supporting the work of AMIA staff, subject matter experts, and committees.  Regular interaction with staff, collaborative project teams and outside organizations is expected.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Coordinates and documents project meetings
  • Provides support for designated projects, contracts, grants, or cooperative agreements including development and dissemination of all project and/or resource materials
  • Manages project and task scheduling and resource allocation
  • Analyzes project-related data and information and prepares clearly-written and understandable reports that meet the needs of AMIA and fulfill reporting requirements
  • Assists with planning and implementation of annual Hill Day, AMIA’s invitational health policy meeting and with public policy-related sessions at designated AMIA conferences
  • Assists with the planning and implementation of business development and AMIA Industry Advisory Council events and teleconferences
  • Participates in the crafting and submission of proposals, grant applications, contractor agreements and related documents
  • Monitors project budgets, resources and timelines to ensure that expenditures and resource utilization are consistently aligned with forecasts

Required Experience and Skills:

  • College degree required (work toward or completion of a PMP credential a plus)
  • 2-3 years progressive project coordination work required; association experience a plus
  • An understanding of project management principals
  • Resourcefulness with excellent analytical, problem-solving and writing skills
  • Ability to solve problems in a collaborative mode with an inclination to advance complex issues as needed
  • Excellent MS Office skills
  • Ability to work with all levels of staff including executive management
  • Knowledge of non-profit/mission-driven organizations; an interest in healthcare, health information technology and informatics desired

AMIA is pleased to offer benefits that include fully paid medical, dental, long term disability, and life insurance in addition to a retirement program and an attractive paid leave plan. To be considered, candidates should respond with a resume and salary requirements to Phyllis Burchman at phyllis@amia.org.  Please insert the job title in the subject line. Qualified candidates who are local to the Washington DC metro area will be contacted for interviews. No telephone calls will be accepted.

 

Web Design Internship

AMIA (the American Medical Informatics Association) is the center of action for more than 4,000 health care professionals, informatics researchers, and thought-leaders in biomedicine, health care and science. AMIA is an unbiased, authoritative source within the informatics community and the health care industry. AMIA and its members are transforming healthcare through trusted science, education, and practice in biomedical and health informatics.

AMIA is offering a web design internship for a student or young professional to gain experience (a) improving web graphics and HTML/CSS technique on Drupal CMS and Wordpress CMS, (b) redesigning AMIA's social networking sites, and (c) organizing and creating online communication materials such as email templates and online advertisements. The web design intern will improve his or her skills in Drupal website and graphic design while learning about the inner workings of a professional nonprofit organization. The intern will be supervised by the web/online developer.

Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate workflow operations with the web/online developer to create new web pages with graphics on Drupal CMS
  • Work closely with the marketing team to create clean and creative email templates for online communications
  • Learn site analytics and help track and monitor social media presence
  • Other duties as assigned

Requirements & Skills:

  • College degree or some college completed
  • Excellent computer skills including usage of HTML and CSS, Javascript, JQuery, PHP programming skills and graphics programs (including Adobe CS applications)
  • Knowledge of Drupal and Wordpress, or other comparable web design platforms
  • Capability to communicate status and problems clearly and be able to effectively communicate and work within a team environment
  • Strong critical thinking skills
  • Intuitive research abilities and familiarity with a variety of web-based research tools and resources

The ideal candidate would be an undergraduate with the ability to spend 4-5 days (20 hours a week) in our Bethesda, MD office, which is a short walk from the Bethesda metro stop. Duration is 3 months (13 weeks) with the potential to extend once for an additional 13 weeks.

  • Small monthly stipend
  • Academic credit can be arranged
  • Hours: 20 hours/week

Submit a resume and web-based portfolio of design samples via e-mail to Miyoung@amia.org along with a list of online portfolio. In the subject line, please write "WEB DESIGN INTERN."