Program Manager: Scientific Meetings

The American Society of Human Genetics (ASHG)
Job Location
9650 Rockville Pike
Bethesda, MD 20814
Job Description

●Manages the ASHG Program Committee and works closely with the Program Committee chair and staff to build the scientific program for the Annual Meeting;

●Manages processes central to the scientific program at Annual Meeting, including developing guidelines for invited sessions, workshops, and abstracts,  managing proposal submission and evaluation, assisting with session development and speaker preparation, etc.;

●Develops evaluation tools to assess the quality and effectiveness of Annual Meeting programs; analyzes data and recommends improvements;

●Helps develop innovative ways to share meeting content and enhance meeting interactions (e.g., webinars, video content, hybrid meetings, social media);

●Attends relevant scientific meetings to understand developments in related fields and to identify new contacts and opportunities as appropriate;

●Explores new technologies and collaborations to expand the Society’s outreach and foster Annual Meeting programs that meet the diverse needs of the ASHG audience;

●Stays current with industry/association trends to ensure that Annual Meeting programs reflect best practices in adult learning and technology.


●A master’s degree in human genetics or closely related field

●5-7 years of professional experience

●Experience with scientific associations is a plus

●Must be detail-oriented and have excellent organizational skills

●Must have the ability to manage and to set priorities, work effectively as an individual and as part of a collaborative team, and have the confidence to interact with high-profile scientists

●Experience in program development and volunteer management

●Successful candidate will also have proven ability to identify new opportunities, balance concurrent projects, and produce results in a timely manner

●Excellent written and verbal communication skills are essential, as is proficiency with Microsoft Office and social media communications

●Travel is required

About Our Organization

The American Society of Human Genetics (ASHG), founded in 1948, is the primary professional membership organization for human genetics specialists worldwide. The Society’s nearly 8,000 members include researchers, academicians, clinicians, laboratory practice professionals, genetic counselors, nurses and others who have a special interest in the field of human genetics. Our members work in a wide range of settings, including universities, hospitals, institutes, and medical and research laboratories.

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