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Interested in working for a leader in the health care community? Find out what career opportunities are currently available at ABMS (alphabetized by title).

E-mail your resume and cover letter for career opportunities to resume@abms.org. Please include the job title in the subject of your e-mail.

222 North LaSalle Street, Suite 1500
Chicago, IL 60601
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Director Multi-Specialty MOC Portfolio Approval Program

The Executive Director provides leadership for the Portfolio Program and oversees the direction of the program, as set forth by the ABMS President and the Portfolio Program Board of Directors. The Executive Director works with the Portfolio Program staff on the daily operations of the program and takes the lead in building relationships with external constituents. This is a minimum 0.5 FTE position and reports to the ABMS President and CEO. Moderate travel required.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Develop strategic direction and plan for the program
  • Lead process and team to evolve the program standards and guidelines and make recommendations on changes
  • Identify and evaluate key areas for growth within the Portfolio Program framework
  • Present to and meet with leadership from Member Boards, hospital and health systems, and other health care organizations about the program
  • Direct the program evaluation and research efforts
  • Identify and recruit new portfolio sponsors
  • Recruit new reviewers
  • Serve as a reviewer for the Portfolio Program, as needed
  • Help develop key products and resources for the Portfolio Program
  • Provide guidance and support to Portfolio Sponsors as needed
  • Serve on the Board of Directors for the Portfolio Program
  • Write monthly “Quality Thoughts” post and interact with subscribers and commenters
  • Speak at conferences as requested and identify potential conferences and gatherings for presentations
  • Work with manager to structure and lead regular staff meetings and other meetings as requested

SKILLS AND ATTRIBUTES:

  • Committed to high quality and excellence.
  • Excellent customer service and public relations skills.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with a high degree of integrity and sensitivity to confidentiality.
  • Strong writing skills with an ability to prepare clear, concise reports and documentation.
  • Strong interest in quality improvement and performance improvement in the clinical environment.

EDUCATION, TRAINING and EXPERIENCE

  • Experience leading multiple successful quality improvement efforts in a health care/hospital setting required
  • MD, DO, PhD, MPH or other relevant degree required
  • Physician candidates must be a ABMS board-certified diplomate currently meeting the requirements for MOC
  • Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook) required
  • Experience leading and working in distributed (virtual) teams

Interested Candidates should send a cover letter with resume/CV to:

Kathleen C. Ruff
Chief of Staff, SVP for Board and Member Board Relations
American Board of Medical Specialties
222 North LaSalle Street, Suite 1500
Chicago, IL 60601

Submit electronically to kruff@abms.org

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Review of applications will begin March 10, 2014.


Integrated Marketing And Creative Director

Reports to: Vice President, Marketing and Communications

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Direct, lead, and manage the planning, development, and execution of ABMS marketing, branding, and creative strategies. Develop these strategies so as to positively impact the overall ABMS and individual marketing initiatives, including ABMS events, Solutions, and Foundation. Work closely and collaboratively with internal customers to understand needs, provide marketing and design consultation, prepare plans, and deliver results-oriented programs. Define, maintain, and ensure the ABMS brand, creative, and project standards across all marketing initiatives. Direct and manage variety of projects related to marketing, branding, graphic design, concept development, messaging, experience management, vendor management, and production. Develop digitally integrated marketing programs. Provide strong creative and messaging skills to strengthen ABMS’s marketplace position. Direct and develop the Integrated Marketing and Creative Design team.

Specific Responsibilities include:

  • ABMS Brand Steward. Directs ABMS branding and rebranding initiatives.
  • Lead the development and execution of ABMS’s brand and brand strategy. Define, create, and execute branding strategies to support the overall ABMS and individual programs, products, and initiatives. Leverage branding and other market research as needed.
  • Interface with the ABMS Leadership Teams and individual departments to develop marketing/ branding strategies and tactics to support and drive the ABMS strategic goals.
  • Provide branding, marketing, and creative consultation and guidance to cost effectively meet customer objectives.
  • Define brand and marketing standards and ensure a high quality consistent use and compliance across the ABMS.
  • Ensure that our high quality of creativity and production is upheld; maintain consistently high standards for self and for team members.
  • Drive the branding, design, marketing, and production of new program and products concepts. Provide branding and marketing support for the ABMS product-line architecture and naming conventions.
  • Work as a marketing interface with all departments to develop requirements, prepare marketing and design plans including concepts, marketing plans, schedules, and cost estimates. Work collaboratively and cross-functionally.
  • Lead the planning and execution of major ABMS marketing initiatives including the meetings and events.
  • Develop digital first branding and marketing strategies and support with other media as required. Create strong marketing messages and copy in collaboration with internal customers for a variety of “digital first” media, including web, email, social media, and other types of digital promotions.
  • Provide a strong “creative” element to support all marketing initiatives.
  • Develop and execute meeting, event, and exhibit signage.
  • Lead the strategic development of ABMS events, product, and attendee "experiences."
  • Manage the vendor relationship and quoting process for the Marketing team.
  • Lead the unified process of marketing/concept/design and interactive/web creative graphics for projects including but not limited to direct mail, brochures, annual report, advertisements, educational materials, website, electronic communication, social media, and special projects such as exhibit design/development/signage and other promotion / communication projects.
  • Manage and lead entire production lifecycle across multiple projects.
  • Lead video and photography programs to meet business requirements.
  • Ensure that our creative product remains leading edge and ahead of our competition, including managing the evolution of marketing technology and digital marketing capabilities.
  • Ensure that the creative function operates in an efficient and cost effective manner.
  • Manage staff so that the environment, culture, capabilities, tools, processes, expectations, work style and other elements support the strategic requirements of the ABMS. Provide team leadership, advice and counsel, and support.

SKILLS AND ATTRIBUTES:

Attention to detail, excellent communication and organizational skills. Ability to direct multiple projects and lead the team to work across departments to meet objectives of ABMS

EDUCATION, TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE:

  • BA degree in Creative Design, Graphic Arts, Marketing or degree with equivalent branding and creative marketing experience
  • 8 -10 years branding and creative experience
  • Proven strategy and design skills
  • Strong knowledge and experience with Adobe Creative Suite
  • Experience directing internal teams and external resources
  • Experience leading and motivating a creative marketing team

Manager Multi-Specialty MOC Portfolio Approval Program

The Manager oversees the operations of the Portfolio Program which includes managing the relationships with the ABMS Member Boards and the Portfolio Sponsors. This role will be involved in the development of processes, budgets, and standards for the Portfolio Program. This is a full-time position reporting to the Director.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Oversee the budget and operations of the program
  • Manage relationships with and build customer service environment for Portfolio Sponsors and participating ABMS Member Boards
  • Work with the Director to recruit new Portfolio Sponsors and communicate with potential sponsors and applicants
  • Manage the completion data submission process
  • Manage the progress report selection process and assignment
  • Manage the invoicing process within the MOCAM system
  • Develop ad hoc as well as quarterly and annual reports on the Portfolio Program for constituents
  • Speak at conferences as requested
  • Develop processes and procedures for the Portfolio Program
  • Help develop key products and resources for the Portfolio Program
  • Manage program staff
  • Work with Director to structure and lead regular staff meetings and other meetings as requested
  • Assist in the program standards revision process
  • Plan and administer meetings as needed
  • Conduct special projects as requested

SKILLS AND ATTRIBUTES:

  • Committed to high quality and excellence.
  • Excellent customer service and public relations skills.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with a high degree of integrity and sensitivity to confidentiality.
  • Ability to work independently; prioritizes workload, manages multiple projects and meets deadlines with minimal supervision.
  • Strong writing skills with an ability to prepare clear, concise reports and documentation.
  • Strong interest in quality improvement and performance improvement in the clinical environment.

EDUCATION, TRAINING and EXPERIENCE

  • Experience leading and working in distributed (virtual) teams
  • Experience managing major projects and programs
  • Experience forecasting, tracking, and reporting financial results
  • BS/BA or equivalent degree required; Master’s degree preferred
  • Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook) required
  • Understanding of basic quality improvement principles and methods highly preferred
  • Understanding of continuous professional development programs preferred

Interested Candidates should send a cover letter with resume/CV to:

Kathleen C. Ruff
Chief of Staff, SVP for Board and Member Board Relations
American Board of Medical Specialties
222 North LaSalle Street, Suite 1500
Chicago, IL 60601

Submit electronically to kruff@abms.org

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Review of applications will begin March 10, 2014.


Vice President ABMS Research and Education Foundation

Organizational Summary:

The ABMS Research and Education Foundation (REF) was founded in 1971 and is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit supporting organization of the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS). The ABMS REF supports the mission and priorities of the ABMS and will focus some of its work in the coming years on developing collaborative research and scholarship on the impact of Programs for Maintenance of Certification (MOC). The ABMS REF is currently undergoing revitalization under the leadership of the ABMS President and Chief Executive Officer and the Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs. The Vice President will play an integral role in rebuilding the REF and in the development and implementation of the strategic priorities of the Foundation.

Position Summary:

The Vice President provides leadership for the ABMS Research and Education Foundation (REF) and oversees the direction of the REF, as set forth by the ABMS President and CEO, the ABMS Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and the REF Board of Directors. The Vice President works with the staff on the planning and daily operations of the REF and takes the lead in building relationships and collaborative partnerships with external constituents. This position reports to the ABMS Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Oversee the resource development function for the REF including developing a strategy that includes research and education initiatives and programs.
  • Develop and implement a working strategic plan that will become the guiding document for Foundation decision-making and priority setting.
  • Lead the process to develop the research priorities for the Foundation including working with committees, advisory groups, and other constituencies.
  • Develop and implement research and education initiatives for the Foundation partnering with Member Boards, hospitals and health systems, universities and ABMS Associate Member organizations.
  • Identify and bring research and funding opportunities to collaborative partners in academic medicine and/or to individuals or groups of researchers in the ABMS Member Boards Community who can take advantage of them.
  • Identify gaps in research and scholarly work related to the mission and goals of the ABMS and work with researchers to address these gaps.
  • Evaluate and strengthen the research infrastructure necessary for efficient conduct of collaborative research partnerships as well as the management of research grants.
  • Develop, direct, mentor, and lead the professional and support staff in the Foundation with the goal of attaining a recognized level of expertise, team functionality, and efficiency.
  • Support and work with the Foundation Board of Directors.
  • Serve as advisory counsel to the Senior Vice President, President and Board on the setting of priorities for projects that involve external support.
  • Oversee and place a high priority on the continued development of strong relations with foundation partners.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

SKILLS AND ATTRIBUTES:

  • High integrity and a commitment to excellence.
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively in a dynamic, complex environment.
  • Skilled and experienced in dealing with ambiguity, problem solving and priority setting.
  • Ability to work effectively, collaboratively and tactfully with colleagues and external constituents including research or funding agencies.
  • Ability to think creatively and critically.
  • Must be able to effectively problem solve.
  • The successful candidate must bring a broad generalist perspective to be effective in discussions and for the resolution of issues.
  • Strong organizational and analytical skills and must be able to set, execute and follow through on deadlines and timetables.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills coupled with the ability to act as an effective public spokesperson with experience delivering clear and compelling messages to both internal and external audiences.
  • Highly committed to producing accurate, quality work in a timely manner.
  • Solid proficiency with MS Office Products.

EDUCATION, TRAINING and EXPERIENCE:

  • MD, DO, PhD, EdD or other relevant degree required.
  • Physician candidates must be an ABMS board-certified diplomate currently meeting the requirements for MOC.
  • Experience in resource development and building partnerships required.
  • Participation in health and/or education related research highly preferred.
  • Experience with starting new operations or developing new infrastructure preferred.
  • Experience in writing grants and obtaining independent funding.
  • Experience in program design and program management required.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead and manage large, complex, multi-geographic projects required.
  • Experience involving committee support and governance required.

Web and Digital Content Manager

Reports to: Vice President, Marketing and Communications

RESPONSIBILITIES:

ABMS is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Web & Digital Content Manager in the Marketing and Communications Department. The Web & Digital Content Manager position plays an integral part in ABMS’s digital marketing and communications strategy to strengthen its marketplace awareness and leadership role. This position will be responsible for developing, implementing and supporting high quality digital properties, working across ABMS content, marketing and communication teams. The Web & Digital Content Manager will be a key member of a highly collaborative team working toward strategic goals with a set of shared values which include mutual respect, a strong service orientation, a high degree of creativity and a willingness and desire to embrace change.

Strategy

  • Develop and manage a unified ABMS web and digital strategy
  • Adopt a “digital first” marketing and communication strategy
  • Build a strong ABMS branded web and digital presence
  • Ensure the web and digital presence is compelling and fresh
  • Keep ABMS on the leading edge of new digital technology opportunities

Content Management

  • Optimize web architecture for navigability
  • Work with copywriters, department and other ABMS staff to ensure that you have current content to post to site
  • Manage and prepare e-marketing communications to various target audiences, create and manage online advertising, work with copywriters to ensure proper messaging and content
  • Create and manage Search Engine Optimization, banner ads and keyword management programs

Processes and Policies

  • Develop and manage the content, work flow, enhancement and approval processes
  • Development and management appropriate website policies
  • Ensure ABMS guidelines are met by all audiences, especially adhering to ABMS standards and to make certain that style is applied throughout site
  • Monitor and report website traffic and user behavior
  • Compile and interpret analytical site statistical reports
  • Maintain site security, including controlling user access

Development, Maintenance and Support

  • Manage the ongoing development, maintenance, and support of ABMS websites
  • Provide strong project management support for the development, maintenance, and support work flows
  • Manage e-commerce solutions from a variety of sources (publications, online data, C-vent meeting registrations)
  • Prepare design and layout of camera-ready art for all publication and promotional pieces; transfer electronic documents to printers; assist in soliciting bids from printers, mailing houses and other vendors used in the production of publications
  • Maintain electronic and records and all corporate graphics, images, photography, logo and trademarks
  • Promote proper use of hypertext markup language and stay abreast of developing standards
  • Coding HTML, ASP.NET
  • Work with IT department as needed to achieve goals of Web site, this includes working with databases to ensure reliability and security of data
  • In partnership with IT, maintain and secure all logins and workflows
  • Provide technical assistance and training as necessary to support websites and workflows
  • Work within department budget to ensure projects are completed on time and within budget

SKILLS AND ATTRIBUTES:

Attention to detail, excellent communication and organizational skills. Ability to work on multiple projects independently and work in a vibrant collaborative environment to meet objectives of ABMS.

EDUCATION, TRAINING and EXPERIENCE:

  • BS degree in Computer Science or degree with equivalent digital marketing experience
  • 4-6 years web and digital marketing experience
  • Strong knowledge of web and digital trends
  • ASP, ASP.NET, VB.NET, HTML, CSS, MT and Visual Studio.net experience required
  • Strong HTML writing skills
  • Experience with Adobe graphic programs required
  • Experience with interfacing with CRM and e-commerce sited preferred (NetSuite and C-Vent a plus)
  • Experience in working with internal teams and managing external resources
  • Strong desire to have someone with exceptional copy and proofreading skills