Associate Director of Membership

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Washington D.C.
Apr 08, 2021
May 08, 2021
Position Type
Full Time
Degree Level
Willingness to Travel
up to 25%
Experience Level

IASP is searching for an Associate Director of Membership to oversee its global membership and affiliate relations department.    IASP provides a number of education, networking and engagement opportunities through a suite of member benefits including the society’s two scholarly journals, PAIN and PAIN Reports, PAIN Research Forum, and RELIEF.  IASP education and meetings include a number of meetings and education events globally including the organization’s flagship meeting, the World Congress on Pain along with other in person and virtual activities and learning experiences.

The Associate Director will oversee the strategy for the department and manage a staff of two, one of whom will be shared with the Associate Director of Marketing.   Key responsibilities include developing and implementing strategies and plans for IASP membership, leading strategic and operational guidelines for managing partnerships between IASP and its Special Interest Groups (SIGs), and Chapters as well as directing IASP’s overall membership engagement strategy.  This position is also responsible for overseeing management of the IASP member database, ensuring integrity of the data and developing and providing appropriate reports for IASP staff and volunteer leadership.

The successful candidate will be an entrepreneurial-minded, strategic thinker and team player.  He/she/they are able to demonstrate an ability to work collaboratively with colleagues, direct reports, executive management, and volunteer leaders to execute plans and achieve measurable goals.   

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.

An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Pro Disabled and Veteran Employer

At IASP, Equal Employment Opportunity is our commitment and goal. All qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, national origin, gender, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, veteran status, marital status or any other protected status designated by federal, state or local law. Applicants are encouraged to confidentially self-identify when applying. Employment is contingent upon successful completion of a reference and background investigation based on position.

  • Bachelor’s degree required with a CAE preferred.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills required
  • Previous management experience in membership association required, 5-8 years preferred.
  • Extensive knowledge of association management, membership retention and recruitment, and working with component groups.
  • Ability to work in dynamic, collegial environment with cross-departmental collaboration.
  • Strategic thinker who can develop plans that address member and volunteer engagement.
  • Technical proficiency including AMS oversight experience (iMIS a plus).
  • 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/her/their  mark in this well-established, truly global association.  


Telecommuting is allowed.

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