Careers at AMIA

Director of Publications

The American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) is seeking a Director of Publications to manage the strategic direction and day-to-day business management of AMIA’s portfolio of publications which includes peer-reviewed journals and conference proceedings. The Director will ensure that AMIA’s publication strategy is coordinated in its approach to future opportunities and aligns with the AMIA strategic plan. The individual will manage AMIA’s new open access journal, working with stakeholders to ensure the launch is coordinated with AMIA’s existing publications. The Director will help champion the needs of the portfolio including proposing and implementing future plans and ensuring that actions are properly resourced, aligned with general membership strategies, and balanced with the other priorities and directions of the AMIA Board of Directors. The Director will report to the Executive Vice President and COO.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Launch AMIA’s new open access journal working closely with AMIA leaders, publisher and editor and ensure that the new journal’s strategic goals are in line with the broader goals of AMIA
  • Implement policies, processes, workflows and liaise with other departments and the publisher to ensure that functional tasks, such as technology, marketing, advertising sales, supplements, production, and finance, are undertaken correctly and efficiently
  • Manage committee and volunteer group tasked with publication related activities
  • Understand changes taking place within the scientific publishing community to anticipate and develop business priorities (with regard to market opportunities and threats) by proposing developments and action plans to ensure that AMIA’s journals and scientific publications remain relevant and profitable;
  • Work with the JAMIA editors and publisher to take advantage of opportunities to better leverage JAMIA’s existing content and keep JAMIA the premier publication in the field and consider publication partnerships that create a portfolio of publications that appeal to additional AMIA members and to those who may become members.
  • Curate existing AMIA content to maximize value to AMIA members and others and experiment with new approaches to delivering scientific content to members
  • Create and administer program budgets and set, monitor, and report on key performance indicators

Required Education, Experience and Skills:

  • Work Experience – 10+ years of experience in scientific publishing, including experience with an open access journal and launching a new or newly-acquired journal;(product development, market research, budgeting and editorial functions);
  • Experience in managing association relationships, providing solutions, and negotiating
  • Knowledge – Thorough understanding of the publishing/editorial function within a member focused non-profit organization and the ability to embrace change and improve current working practices/products/technologies to grow the business;
  • An understanding of the scientific research process and the ability to engage the academic community of editors and researchers by representing the journal
  • Demonstrated acumen that scientific knowledge is increasingly being presented and disseminated in other ways—be it social forums, blogs and other curated and non-curated formats—and that keeping up with the evolution is critical
  • Education – Graduate degree
  • Technical Skills – Familiarity with peer-review software, online publishing platforms, social media and e-communication tools; and strong MS office skills
  • Occasional travel will be required

AMIA is a 2017 When Work Works Award Winner and was recognized as a Top Employer of Choice for an Effective and Flexible Workplace. 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 local candidates will be contacted for interviews. No telephone calls will be accepted.


Executive Assistant

The American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) is seeking an experienced Executive Assistant to provide the first point of contact for members, staff, and others who interact with AMIA’s President and Chief Executive Officer.  The executive assistant also manages and coordinates the activities the President and CEO in accordance with budgets, policies, and goals of AMIA.  Responsibilities include coordinating the President and CEO’s calendar, travel expenses, correspondence with AMIA leaders and partners, managing meeting agendas and details, day-to-day activities, and key initiatives and projects for the President and CEO.  The executive assistant also provides support to AMIA’s board of directors which includes developing agendas, meeting minutes and scheduling.  Demonstrated proficiency in supporting a busy executive and volunteer leaders is essential.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Provide support to AMIA’s board of directors in developing agendas, meeting minutes and scheduling
  • Provide administrative support to AMIA’s President and CEO (monitor correspondence, greet visitors, prepare reports, create, maintain and improve functionality of systems to ensure an organized administrative environment, and proactively support improvements for management efficiencies)
  • Support AMIA staff related to their need for interaction and consultation with the President and CEO
  • Provide a positive experience when interacting with members and others; connect constituencies as  reasonable
  • Be knowledgeable about AMIA policies and procedures that support the President and CEO’s functions  including AMIA’s travel and budget policies, conflict of interest and code of conduct
  • Maintain internal controls and safeguards for receipt of revenue, expenses, and accurate documentation
  • Develop meeting agendas, prepare minutes as assigned and follow-up on task lists for the President and  CEO
  • Maintain all of the requisite detail related to the President and CEO’s calendar, make complex travel  arrangements, prepare itineraries and triage meeting requests
  • Prepare general correspondence and maintain files; read and edit appropriate material as directed
  • Serve and communicate as AMIA’s inter-organizational liaison for specific strategic groups
  • Participate in the development of the annual budget for the President and CEO’s travel and maintain  yearly travel schedule
  • Produce a schedule of onsite events for the President and CEO at AMIA meetings and conferences and  manage competing priorities
  • Assist the President and CEO in managing projects and initiatives as requested

Required Education, Experience and Skills:

  • An understanding of non-profit member focused organizations and a high degree of awareness of the value, purpose, culture and mission of not-for-profit organizations
  • Exceptional attention to detail and highly organized
  • 5+ years solid experience supporting a busy executive preferably in a service-driven membership organization
  • Project coordination experience
  • Maturity and confidence to interact with AMIA’s most senior leaders
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a customer focused, team-oriented environment
  • Creative and strategic thinker with a strong intellect and proactive style; ability to exhibit diplomacy, tact and remain calm while still advancing tasks
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Education – College degree required
  • Technical Skills –Exceptional MS office skills including Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint and the use of  other technologies for managing schedules (e.g. Doodle, mobile devices)

AMIA is 2017 When Work Works Award Winner and was recognized as a Top Employer of Choice for an Effective and Flexible Workplace.  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 local candidates will be contacted for interviews. No telephone calls will be accepted.


Marketing and Communications Manager

The American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) is seeking a Marketing and Communications Manager. The Manager has primary responsibility for writing and editing e-mail marketing, social media content, web, and select event and programmatic communications. A generalist with a wide-range of proven communication abilities will find variety and opportunity in this position, particularly, expanding AMIA’s social media presence, coordinating activities related to AMIA’s multi-year Why Informatics? brand campaign, online learning marketing, and a future (team) redesign of the AMIA.org website.

The position is responsible for coordinating with staff to ensure that e-communications, social media and web content is relevant and timely, as well as evaluation of user data, analytics and reporting necessary to improve communication efforts and member engagement. Department includes two additional staff responsible for marcom. This position reports to the Director of Marketing and Communications.

General Responsibilities:

  • Manage e-mail marketing efforts supporting a variety of programs and services including writing, editing, and electronic distribution (e.g. iHealth and InSpire conferences, educational programs, events, membership initiatives)
  • Manage (support, maintain and increase) AMIA’s social media calendar content, analytics, promoted content, and online advertising (Google adwords)
  • Manage JAMIA journal related marketing, PR, social media in conjunction with efforts by Oxford University Press
  • Manage production of AMIA print and digital house ads promoting programs, services and member benefits
  • Manage writing, design and production of collateral materials (flyers, brochures, promotional items) for assigned projects serving meetings, exhibits, and events
  • Manage member news content section for bi-weekly AMIA e-newsletter

Required Education, Experience and Skills:

  • Outstanding writing, editing and verbal communication skills, AP Style proficiency
  • Creative self-starter with the ability to manage and oversee multiple projects and work collaboratively with other staff and departments
  • Strong MS office skills; InDesign/Photoshop skills helpful
  • Social media marketing campaign management experience and knowledge of social media platforms: Twitter, FaceBook, LinkedIn, Instagram, etc.; campaign and content development tools
  • Able to travel occasionally including to AMIA’s annual symposium in November
  • Education – College degree required; Journalism/Communication/English degrees preferred
  • Knowledge – Understanding of association marketing and communication functions
  • Work Experience – 5-7 years relevant experience; writing, e-messaging and social media experience required
  • Technical Skills –Required experience: EMS High Road Solutions/Blue Hornet or other EMS (MailChimp, Informz) and Microsoft Office. Experience using InDesign/Photoshop and experience with Netforum/Abila, IMIS or other association databases, and online social communities including Higher Logic, helpful

AMIA is a 2017 When Work Works Award Winner and was recognized as a Top Employer of Choice for an Effective and Flexible Workplace.  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 local candidates will be contacted for interviews. No telephone calls will be accepted.