Director, Meetings (hybrid)
For 75 years, the American Association of Clinical Chemistry has hosted the world's largest laboratory, healthcare research, and diagnostics conference of its kind, the Annual Scientific Meeting and Clinical Lab Expo (ASM & CLE). Reporting to the Chief Technology and Events Officer, you will oversee the logistics, planning, and execution of this global event with 20K+ attendees, 800 exhibitors, 300+ expert speakers, and 250+ educational programs. You will manage a budget of up to $6 million and vendor relationships with $1M+ contracts.
Internally, you will manage one direct report, with a total team of 3, and coordinate with staff across all departments and AACC’s volunteer Annual Meeting Organizing Committee (AMOC). Externally, you will work with and oversee multiple support vendors, including, but not limited to, Freeman Logistics, Freeman Event Tech, Convention Data Services, and Spargo, a long-term partner who brings a depth of knowledge about ASM & CLE to support your transition. As a highly visible AACC representative, you will connect with municipal officials and advisory boards near the venue. You will also oversee all site operations, including registration, housing, scheduling, food and beverage management, talent acquisition for temporary event staffing, shuttle services, and security personnel and protocols.
In addition to planning ASM & CLE, you will collaborate with AACC staff to plan and execute other AACC-sponsored events, including the AACC Middle East, the International CPOCT Symposium, four board meetings, two committee weekend meetings, and nationwide education programs like our Point of Care Testing (POTC).
While managing your staff and working with event partners, you will communicate clearly and efficiently to coordinate contract negotiations, timelines, and meeting flow. The ability to identify and mitigate risk, retain composure in the face of challenges, and pivot quickly to manage unforeseen requests and changing circumstances will be essential to your success.
How You'll Make an Impact
Within the first event cycle, you'll successfully execute the ASM & CLE and other events, navigating multiple competing priorities to develop and adhere to department and event budgets, meet tight deadlines, seek out and take advantage of cost savings opportunities, and create schedules that align with AACC's priorities and goals. You will evaluate and improve our procedures, strengthen relationships with vendors and local partners, and bring in the right new resources to support growth. These events are key sources of revenue for AACC and enable us to bring together global leaders from the field of laboratory science, share vital research and educational programming, and showcase cutting-edge technologies and breaking scientific advancements.
Work Environment and Benefits
The American Association for Clinical Chemistry is a 7500-member global scientific and medical professional organization dedicated to clinical laboratory science and its application to healthcare. Our leadership in education, advocacy, and collaboration helps lab professionals adapt to change and do what they do best: provide vital insight and guidance so patients get the care they need.
We encourage you to apply even if your experience is not a 100% match with the position description; we will consider people from a variety of backgrounds and career experiences.
Use the "Apply" button on this page or simply email your resume to Aileen Hedden at firstname.lastname@example.org with "AACC – Director, Meetings #2023-2765 SA" as the subject of the email.
Job responsibilities are similar to the following positions: Director of Meetings and Events, Director Event Services.
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