The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), the national not-for-profit association established in 1863 & representing over 95,000 veterinarians working in private and corporate practice, government, industry, academia, and uniformed services, is seeking a veterinarian to join our Membership & Field Services Division team as an Assistant Director for Student Initiatives. Structured to work for its members, AVMA acts as a collective voice for its membership and for the profession. Our mission is to lead the profession by advocating for our members and advancing the science and practice of veterinary medicine to improve animal and human health.
This key position will be part of the Student Initiatives team that is responsible for overseeing, planning and administering AVMA support to the Student AVMA (SAVMA) and the individual SAVMA Chapters at the veterinary colleges. The Assistant Director will provide organizational support to their assigned student chapters including on-campus visits, chapter guidance, educational resources and additional services as needed. The Assistant Director also provides staff support to assigned governance entities while assisting with the development, implementation and ongoing support of current and new student programs/initiatives. Approximately 60% travel is required.
The AVMA offers a supportive work environment and excellent benefits. Deadline for application is 1/31/20. Submit resume with salary requirements to: [email protected]
About the AVMA:
Located in Schaumburg, Illinois, with an office in Washington, D.C., the AVMA is structured to work for its members, and acts as a collective voice for its membership and for the profession. The AVMA provides a number of benefits to its members, including information resources, state and federal advocacy, opportunities to address issues affecting policies that govern the profession and practice of veterinary medicine, continuing education opportunities, quality publications, and discounts on personal and professional products, programs and services. The work of the AVMA is carried out by a dedicated staff of over 160. The organization is governed by an 18-member Board of Directors and has a $40M+ annual operating budget.
The successful candidate must be a DVM/VMD; with a minimum of 3 years of related work experience including 1 year of clinical practice experience, not-for-profit association experience a plus. Must have a demonstrated interest/experience in organized veterinary medicine along with a genuine interest in enhancing participation in organized veterinary medicine. We’re looking for a dependable, flexible, adaptable self-starter who works effectively independently and as part of a team. Excellent public speaking, interpersonal, and written & verbal communication skills are required. Must have strong project management skills with the ability to handle multiple priorities in a deadline driven environment; and must be skilled at facilitating consensus between diverse groups. Strong computer skills (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Prezi) are required. The incumbent in this position must live in or be willing to relocate to within an hour of a major airline hub.
Telecommuting is allowed.
About American Veterinary Medical Association
Located in Schaumburg, Illinois, with a Government Relations Division in Washington, D.C., the AVMA is structured to work for its members and acts as a collective voice for its membership and for the veterinary profession. The AVMA provides many benefits to its members, including information resources; state and federal advocacy; opportunities to address issues affecting policies that govern the profession and practice of veterinary medicine; continuing education opportunities; quality publications; and discounts on personal and professional products, programs and services. The work of the AVMA is carried out by a dedicated staff of over 160. The organization is governed by an 18-member Board of Directors and has a $40M+ annual operating budget. Throughout the organization, we take pride in knowing that we make a difference. The AVMA provides excellent employee benefits, including generous health insurance, retirement and paid time-off plans. We enjoy a supportive, friendly and comfortable work environment where work/life balance is evident at every level. We work hard, grow and have fun! For more information, please visit www.avma.org.