ASHG seeks an Associate Director, Fellowship Programs to design, launch, and administer its growing portfolio of graduate-level and post-baccalaureate fellowship programs. The position will manage recruitment and selection processes and design and deliver engaging training experiences and important professional development for early-career professionals interested in gaining skills in genetics/genomics related research and public service: advocacy, public engagement, public policy, scientific review, education, communication, grants management, and administration. The position will have substantial interaction with outside partners and funders and contribute to the fellowships’ integration into the Society’s work plans, vision and values, including its commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion in STEM. This contract-funded position reports to the ASHG Director, Advancement and Data Strategy.
Program Strategy and Execution:
Direct ASHG’s fellowship programs, designing and implementing recruitment and training activities to achieve program goals and objectives, including fellows’ integration into their assigned work roles and a robust schedule of recurring and periodic special training events.
Serve as staff liaison to the fellowship advisory group and develop group annual work plans, including application review and selection and quarterly meetings to solicit recommendations and guidance on program activities.
Coordinate a bi-weekly colloquium (seminar) series for all fellows to develop professional skills, foster community, and build professional networks that help fellows advance in their careers.
Arrange fellow participation in ASHG activities, including membership and annual meeting sessions, and assess and offer additional training opportunities, including attendance at other conferences and meetings, other fellowships, courses, workshops, etc.
Mentoring & Professional Development:
Provide fellows with professional guidance and mentorship and conduct fellow performance reviews with input from assigned day-to-day mentors.
Foster strong communication with and among current and former fellows via email, social media, in-person meetings, and other interactions.
Develop and manage program budgets and coordinate federal contracting and invoicing with input from finance team. Work with ASHG human resources to coordinate fellows’ employment consistent with ASHG policies and procedures.
Working with an external evaluation consultant, build and maintain program evaluation and tracking systems and report on metrics and outcomes on a monthly and yearly basis to ASHG and NHGRI leadership.
Foster cross-team and cross-organizational communication and collaboration in support of the goals and objectives of the fellowship programs.
Other duties as assigned.
Desired Qualifications & Experience
Bachelor’s degree required; graduate degree in science, policy, or nonprofit management/leadership preferred.
Six (6) or more years of related professional experience, including experience supervising and mentoring early-career professionals preferred.
Ability to work effectively with significant latitude for independent decision-making and action.
Ability to effectively communicate (written and verbally) with internal and external stakeholders.
Demonstrated sound judgment and discretion in helping to address personnel and professional development matters through effective interpersonal relations.
Ability to solve problems with varying difficulty and serve as a resource to others in this capacity.
Demonstrated experience with grants management and/or Salesforce or another CRM a plus.
Proficiency in Microsoft Office software (i.e., Outlook, Word, Excel) required.
ASHG is a dynamic professional community of human genetics researchers, clinicians and other specialists who work at the leading edge of discovery, generating new genetic knowledge and translating it rapidly to improve human health and well-being. A non-profit founded in 1948, ASHG has 7,500 members worldwide; hosts more than 8,000 attendees annually at the world’s largest genetics and genomics meeting; publishes influential, innovative, and field-leading journals; and undertakes a growing array of public outreach, education, policy and advocacy programs throughout the year. ASHG is a dynamic and healthy organization with 26 staff, an annual budget of approximately $7 million, and substantial reserves.
ASHG offices are located in Rockville, MD near White Flint Metro in new office space with free parking, onsite fitness facility, and dining options. [Note: Given the current global pandemic, ASHG staff have been working remotely full time. In spring 2022, we will be moving to a hybrid environment starting with one day per week in the office and shifting to two days in early summer. Staff safety is of first concern and if necessary, we may transition back to fully remote.] We off...er a work environment with a great mission, collegial team, and professional trust and respect. We also offer a competitive salary and excellent benefits, including flexible schedules and a telework policy; a generous 403(b) pension plan; and excellent vacation, medical and dental plans.
For information about ASHG, please visit: http://www.ashg.org.
ASHG is an Equal Opportunity Employer and strongly encourages applications from candidates of diverse backgrounds.