Manager of Global Programs

Washington D.C.
Apr 10, 2019
May 08, 2019
Position Type
Full Time
Degree Level
Willingness to Travel
up to 25%
Experience Level

IASP is searching for a Manager of Global Programs to join our staff team.  This newly created, dynamic position will oversee a broad portfolio of programs within IASP including grants and fellowships (about $300,000 funding annually), the Global Alliance of Patient Pain Advocates, IASP Global Year, and a variety of  other funded initiatives that support IASP's mission around the world. In addition, the Manager of Global Programs will seek new program initiatives, develop business plans, track deliverables and communicate progress as well as work with leadership to identify, define and develop funding sources. A critical role will include advising Education, Publications and Marketing departments on utilizing content and materials developed as a result of the programs s/he will oversee.

The successful candidate will have strong listening and diplomatic skills, as well as the ability to develop positive and productive relationships.   S/he is able to demonstrate an ability to work collaboratively with colleagues, direct reports, executive management, and volunteer leaders to execute plans and achieve measurable goals.   Due to the complex nature of the portfolio s/he has the ability to manage multiple projects while working with members/volunteers globally. In addition, s/he will have a sense of humor and ability to maintain composure, effectiveness and flexibility under pressure, with a keen orientation to detail.  

About IASP

IASP is the leading global professional forum for science, practice, and education in the field of pain. Membership is open to all professionals involved in research, diagnosis, or treatment of pain. IASP has more than 7,000 members in 133 countries, 90 national chapters, and 21 Special Interest Groups (SIGs). IASP plans a World Congress every other year with over 5,000 attendees. The World Congress on Pain is the world’s premier gathering on the topic and is international and multidisciplinary. The program comprises plenary sessions, workshops, poster sessions, and refresher courses, and attendees may receive continuing medical education credits.


  • College degree in a related discipline  
  • A minimum of 5 years in managing programs in a not-for-profit setting including volunteer management and program management.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple priorities that deliver measurable results within budget and on deadline.
  • Experience working with and managing a variety of volunteer members including managing a diverse volunteer based with a high degree of cultural competency.  
  • Superb writing, editing, and proofreading skills. Grant-writing skills desirable.  
  • An ability to work independently, collaborate effectively as a team player and work successful with association leadership in a fast-paced team environment.
  • Knowledge Excel and PowerPoint. Proficient with MS Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint, and Word.
  • Experience managing complex health/scientific content and working knowledge of content management systems.
  • Prior experience with a global organization is a plus as is proficiency in a language other than English

 What do we offer?

A congenial atmosphere where teamwork abounds and your efforts are truly appreciated. We work hard, but also strive for work/life balance. We are a global organization so there are opportunities to travel internationally. We’ve got great benefits including medical, dental, flexible spending accounts, transportation supplement, paid vacation, holidays, and a 403(b) retirement plan.


This is a great opportunity for the right candidate, seeking to make his or her mark in this well-established, international association.  



Additional Salary Information: Please include salary requirements with cover letter and resume to the attention of Colleen Delaney Eubanks, COO

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