The Gerontological Society of America, a 501(c)(3), $7M organization is seeking a coordinator to support and implement the Leadership Services functions, to include, the GSA Awards, Fellow and Governance programs. Provide exceptional customer service to all individuals participating in governance, awards, and fellowship programs. Serve as a staff liaison to assigned governance committees as directed by supervisor.
Responsible for day-to-day operations of the governance process to include, elections, appointments, call for volunteers, meeting management, reporting, data integrity and history tracking. Facilitates the development and periodic review of resources on all facets of association governance, management, and operations. Serve as a staff liaison for all governing bodies (i.e. Board of Directors, Governance Committees, other Committees/Advisory Panels) collaborating with the President/Chair to set strategic direction of the governing group, facilitate the completion of the governing group’s responsibilities, and provide progress reports to leadership.
Execute the Fellows and Awards programs. Serve as point of contact to the selection committees and assist them in completing their roles and responsibilities. Maintain history and liaison with other departments to promote the fellows program.
Serve as the primary customer service agent for functional areas above. Promote and enforce the highest member service standards possible in responding to inquiries, requests, and comments. Assist with additional needs for all meeting and membership related inquiries. Interface with members through the call-center and e-mails.
Minimum of 1 year of prior related experience in an office environment. Strong organizational skills, with the ability to establish priorities, manage multiple demands and projects, and meet deadlines. Results oriented. Excellent writing, speaking, and interpersonal skills. Able to take initiative, use sound judgment, and work effectively and cooperatively with all levels of staff and constituents. Member focused. Must possess an intermediate working knowledge of Microsoft office products including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
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About The Gerontological Society of America
Society is undergoing a demographic shift where older persons are living longer, contributing to our culture in greater ways than ever before, and are driving change in all aspects of our lives. The Gerontological Society of America (GSA) is the nation's oldest and largest interdisciplinary membership organization devoted to honoring aging, advancing its study and disseminating information among scientists, decision makers, and the public. We believe that research from diverse areas is the best way to achieve the greatest impact and promote healthy aging.
The Society’s headquarters is in the heart of Washington, DC. Staff — working with our energetic volunteers, manage the activities of the organization. GSA has 5,500 domestic and international multidisciplinary members that affiliate with one of four professional areas: Biological Sciences, Behavioral and Social Sciences, Health Sciences, and Social Research, Policy, and Practice. We have special programs for emerging scholars and the faculty of the next generation of gerontologists. The Society fosters collaboration between physicians, nurses, biologists, behavioral and social scientists, psychologists, social workers, eco...nomists, policy experts, those who study the humanities and the arts, and many other scholars and researchers in aging to ensure patient-centered care is the standard of care.
Programmatically, GSA publishes the longest-running and most widely-cited peer-reviewed journals in its field: The Journals of Gerontology, Series A: Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences; The Journals of Gerontology, Series B: Psychological Sciences and Social Sciences, The Gerontologist, and Innovation in Aging, our first interdisciplinary open access journal. GSA convenes an Annual Scientific Meeting which showcases the latest advancements in gerontological research. This event attracts approximately 4,000 professionals, and the meeting consists of more than 450 peer-reviewed scientific sessions. Staff work to drive fact-based policy to ensure that older persons are provided the greatest opportunity for productive aging. We pride ourselves on being a connector, convener, collaborator and a communicator.