Under the direction of the SMA Program Chair, this person will be responsible for assisting with the organization and facilitation of administrative details associated with the SMA conference program. He/she will perform a variety of administrative, coordinating and logistical services in support of the Program Chair.
Primary Duties or Responsibilities
The Conference Administrative Assistant is the primary contact to provide support services to the Program Chair. By assisting with administrative tasks, the Program Chair can focus on the overall goal of developing and conducting the SMA Annual Meeting, a world-class scholarly conference on the topic of management. Expected weekly time commitment varies based on the time of year.
Tasks may include, but are not limited to:
Act as a contact point for all communications regarding the SMA conference.
Email communications with reviewers, track chairs, and session presenters.
Respond to all incoming communications regarding the conference.
Develop marketing/social media communications, subject to chair approval.
Coordinate with conference coordinator, executive director, communication coordinators, chief information officer, and other SMA volunteers and leaders.
Complete administrative tasks using the X-CD submission software (orientation and training to be provided.)
Handle all routine correspondence (e.g. thank you letters and reminders).
Assist with the preparation of the PDF conference program.
Complete other conference-related tasks as assigned by the Program Chair.
Attend the annual conference to support on-site coordination (preferred).
Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience required. The target audience for the SMA conference is individuals who have earned a doctoral degree or are pursuing one. Therefore, a candidate who has completed some graduate level studies or who holds a Master’s degree would be a plus. Individuals who have served in officer positions are ineligible; those who have served in other elected or appointed positions for SMA must not have occupied those positions for at least 12 months prior to applying for this position.
Working with professional associations or societies. Conference planning and execution.
Strong computer and communications skills are necessary. Experience with submission is software highly desirable.
Please send (1) an application letter describing your rationale for application and appropriate qualifications, (2) a current resume, and (3) a list of at least three references to Emilija Djurdjevic (email@example.com) by February 28th, 2021.
Telecommuting is allowed.
About Southern Management Association
The Southern Management Association (SMA) is a domestic affiliate of the Academy of Management. Our mission is to create value for our members, organizations, and society through professional development, high-impact scholarship and teaching, and engaging programs. We are socially responsible and maintain a sense of community by nurturing members, building collaborations, fostering life-long friendships, and making a difference with our activities.
The SMA membership consists of more than 1,000 management professors, doctoral students, and executives, representing more than 200 colleges, universities, and business firms in 43 states and numerous countries worldwide.