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Managing Director, Professional Education

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Managing Director, Professional Education

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Job Description: Managing Director, Professional Education

The American Diabetes Association (ADA) is seeking a Managing Director of Professional Education. Reporting to the Vice President, Research & Science, this position serves as the leader for all aspects of the planning and execution of the American Diabetes Association’s five-day annual hybrid Scientific Sessions, annual hybrid Clinical Update Conference, including direct responsibility for program planning and conference logistical operations.


Scientific Sessions

  • Serves as staff lead for a 30-member health care professional volunteer program planning committee.

  • Works closely with the VP, Research & Science for scientific and strategic oversight, leads and advises the program planning committee throughout the year-long planning process to ensure the successful development of clinical and scientific education content in full compliance with continuing education accreditation requirements; organizes and facilitates the work of the program planning committee at one in-person meeting; facilitates the hosting of 60+ planning conference calls; provides direction, framework, and resources to meet program’s learning objectives.

  • Provides direct oversight of the logistical operations of the conference, both virtual and in-person, to include major vendors providing services (registration and housing, security, busing, audiovisual and decorating).

  • Administers an annual budget with income of ~$13 million and expenses of ~$4 million. Forecasts and analyzes expenditures and seeks cost-cutting measures to ensure expenses meet budget goals. Performs monthly audits and works directly with financial services to reconcile discrepancies.

  • Assesses program evaluation data to inform future program planning and innovation; researches and analyzes trends of other medical-based meetings to implement new initiatives.

  • Provides direct oversight to the management of the Abstract Program (3,000+ submissions) and faculty management program (~ 800 presenters/200 session chairs).

  • Collaborates on the artistic direction of meeting marketing campaign and communications; works in concert with cross-functional departments to produce internal/external collateral and materials required to promote the meeting through electronic, social media, print, marketing, and web-based channels.

  • Issues vendor Requests for Proposals; reviews and analyzes submissions for consideration, negotiates service contracts and manages contracts on an on-going basis.

  • Supervises a staff team in the day-to-day planning and execution of the conference, mentoring and providing ongoing training.

  • Provides direct oversight onsite and online of all aspects of the hybrid conference, working with cross-divisional staff to ensure the success of each component of the conference; identifies and troubleshoots challenges and executes immediate adjustments. Trains and leads a team of 15-20 cross-departmental staff who directly support the onsite and online execution of the conference.


  • Minimum 10-year experience working in a non-profit organization facilitating the work of volunteer committees on the development and execution of educational programs; scientific and medical program planning experience preferred.

  • Experience developing and managing a multi-million-dollar budget.

  • Experience planning and executing in-person, virtual and hybrid meeting formats.

  • Demonstrated experience negotiating vendor contracts and managing vendors.

  • Ability to manage multiple tasks in a fast-based work environment.

  • Customer service focused with a history of establishing effective working relationships with a diverse range of internal and external key stakeholders.

  • Supervisory experience required.

  • Excellent verbal, written and problem-solving skills.

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications.

Compensation range: $98,000 to $120,000 Max

You will be eligible for the following standard ADA benefits:

  • Health, Dental, and Vision coverage for employees, as well as coverage for eligible dependents
  • Flexible Spending Accounts and Health Savings Account
  • Short Term Disability, Long Term Disability, Life Insurance and AD&D coverage
  • 403(b) retirement plan with employer match
  • Paid vacation, personal and sick leave
  • 9 annual paid holidays
Take Your Career On A Mission

More than 122 million Americans have diabetes or prediabetes and are striving to manage their lives while living with the disease. Or you can begin with Every day more than 4,000 people are newly diagnosed with diabetes in America. The American Diabetes Association (ADA) offers a rewarding career working for one of the premier voluntary health organizations in the world supporting people with type 1 & type 2 diabetes.

Our employees like working at the ADA because of our mission, the inclusive environment, remote working, and our competitive benefits package. Joining our dedicated team affords the gratification of knowing beyond a doubt that you will impact the lives and well-being of millions.

Equal Employment Opportunity

It is the policy of the American Diabetes Association to provide equal employment opportunity to all persons regardless of age, color, national origin, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, race, religion, creed, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law.

To find out more about the ADA as well as other exciting and fulfilling career opportunities please visit us at www.diabetes.org/careers. For full consideration, you must apply directly to the ADA Careers Page.

There’s nothing we can’t do when we’re Connected for Life!

Primary Location United States
Job Managing Director
Organization ADA BU
Schedule Regular
Job Type Full-time
Job Posting Jul 6, 2022, 8:57:15 AM

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