The Society for Neuroscience (SfN) is searching for a Professional Development Manager. The Manager will be responsible for complete management and oversight of the grants programs for Neuroscience Scholars Program and Latin American Training Program. This role is ideal for someone with strong program management and excellent communication skills.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
Manages all aspects of one government-funded grant program and one program funding through a private foundation.
Manages volunteer including working closely with program's Principal Investigators, to ensure all program elements are implemented on schedule and within budget, the Latin American Training Advisory Group, and the Neuroscience Scholars Program Advisory Board.
Manages planning and implementation of all live and online programming, at the annual meeting, and throughout the year, for grant participants and other international fellows.
Monitors and reports on spending against the two grants, including providing accurate pipeline information about anticipated expenditures, and ensuring accuracy in the accompanying areas within the overall organizational budget during forecasts throughout the year.
Prepares progress reports to the grant funding agencies and oversees program monitoring and evaluation functions.
Prepares summaries and memos for committees and the SfN Council, as necessary, to report on grant activities.
Serves as the staff liaison to the Diversity in Neuroscience Subcommittee (DINS) of the Professional Development Committee.
Manages other projects and activities within SfN's diversity portfolio as opportunities emerge and priority activities are identified.
Contributes to the development of new funding proposals related to diversity programming.
Maintains and builds relationships with organizations and institutions that are involved in diversity issues.
Implements year-long webinars and online community engagement.
Supervises a Professional Development Associate and a Professional Development Assistant.
Delegates effectively, communicates expectations clearly, and provides professional development opportunities.
Education and Experience:
Bachelor's degree required.
3 to 5 years of experience proven project management experience in a high-performance membership organization.
A minimum of 1 year of supervisory or team lead experience required.
Experience managing multiple high-priority projects successfully, and working collaboratively within a service-oriented culture to support both members and other internal departmental activity.
Strong knowledge, skills and experience working with a variety of online educational and professional development tools and technologies, including webinars and podcasts.
Experience managing federal grants strongly preferred.
Experience organizing professional development/education and training activities preferred.
Excellent written, oral and interpersonal communication skills.
Demonstrated success in managing projects to completion, on time and within budget.
Proven ability to set priorities, take initiative, manage multiple projects, and meet deadlines.
Highly organized, analytical, detail-oriented, data-driven, and able to proactively identify and address problems quickly and independently.
Able to work in a fast-paced and team environment.
Understanding of the life cycle for scientific trainees
If this is you and you are eager to make meaningful contributions to a highly relevant and important mission, please submit a cover letter with your salary requirements and a copy of your resume for consideration. Applications without cover letters will not be considered.
Our generous benefits package includes: medical, dental, disability and life insurance; flexible spending accounts, two retirement plans with employer matching and nonmatching contributions; 12 days of paid vacation, 12 days of paid sick leave, with additional personal leave and 10 paid holidays; gym membership reimbursement; and tuition reimbursement.
The Society for Neuroscience is wholly dedicated to recruiting, developing, and retaining a diverse group of talented people. We are committed to provide equal opportunities to all employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, or other protected criteria, in accordance with applicable law and we welcome Veteran applicants.
Internal Number: 158.1
About Society for Neuroscience
The Society for Neuroscience (SfN) is a nonprofit membership organization of scientists and physicians who study the brain and nervous system. SfN is the world's largest organization of scientists and physicians devoted to advancing understanding of the brain and nervous system.