Provides primary staff support in the overall planning, implementation and evaluation of the Society’s Annual Cancer Symposium and other education activities under the Assistant Director, Education and Meetings. Provides meeting logistical and marketing support as needed. In this role, the assistant manager is expected to work to automate many of the processes involved in the management of these programs and to develop or streamline the policies and procedures needed for their effective management.
Annual Cancer Symposium
Works with the Assistant Director, Education and Meetings to implement the SSO Annual Cancer Symposium. Specific responsibilities include:
Supporting the Scientific Program Committee, including monthly calls.
Manage and execute the processes and work plan development for SSO Scientific Programs. Startup processes will include document preparation, work plan development, faculty budget development, etc.
Handles programmatic planning and management components relative to preparation of the Society’s Annual Meeting, including collection and maintenance of planning documents for sessions occurring at Annual Cancer Symposium.
Communicates logistical details and arrangements with all specially-invited lecturers (ACS Basic Science Lecture, John Wayne Clinical Research Lecture, James Ewing Lecture).
Provides administrative support for the efforts of the Scientific Program and other Committees as applicable in the planning and implementation for all pre-meeting workshops offered in conjunction with the Annual Meeting.
Acts as the primary liaison for faculty, moderators, and Global Partner Poster presenters; manage communications and speaker logistics leading up to, during, and after the event. This includes working in conjunction with our vendors on AV information, faculty travel, the setup and management of audience response systems, and virtual meeting.
Assists with assembly of copy for the preliminary and final programs. Supports marketing strategies as appropriate.
Assist in the procurement of grant funding, including submitting funding and/or equipment requests as needed.
Performs other job related duties as assigned.
What we offer:
Collaborative work environment that values hard work and creative thinking.
Support for professional development.
Competitive salary with great benefits including health insurance, dental benefits, vision insurance, 401K, and PTO. In addition, the SSO offices are closed the week between Christmas and New Year’s Eve.
Flex hours, casual dress code, and ability to periodically work from home.
Free in-building workout facility.
Conveniently located near I-294, I-90 and I-190, and easily accessible from the Rosemont CTA Blue Line station. Complimentary shuttle from the station to the building during rush-hour.
A Bachelor’s degree or equivalent.
A minimum of 3-5 years of education program management experience in medical or health care association management.
A professional presence and well-rounded knowledge of health care and organized medicine.
Excellent organizational, analytical, and project management skills. Ability to work accurately and productively with administrative tools and equipment.
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community.
Highly organized with strong computer skills, including Microsoft Office programs.
Willingness to travel to Annual Meeting to provide support as assigned.
The Society of Surgical Oncology is the premier organization for surgeons and health care providers dedicated to advancing and promoting the science and treatment of cancer. The Society’s mission is to improve patient care by advancing the science and practice of surgical oncology worldwide. The Society's focus on all solid-tumor disease sites is reflected in its Annual Cancer Symposium, monthly... scientific journal (Annals of Surgical Oncology), educational initiatives and committee structure. SSO has an international membership of 2900 professionals. SSO is located in Rosemont, close to Chicago O'Hare Airport, near River Road.