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AMIA is a community committed to the vision of a world where informatics transforms people’s care. Over the last 35 years, the use of informatics has grown exponentially to improve health and to make better healthcare decisions. Today, informatics is the key to accelerating the current goals of healthcare reform.

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AMIA is a 2017 When Work Works Award Winner and was recognized as a Top Employer of Choice for an Effective and Flexible Workplace.

Current Open Positions

WittKieffer is honored to partner with the American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) in seeking a dynamic, entrepreneurial association executive to serve as its next Chief Executive Officer (CEO). This is a career-defining opportunity for an experienced servant leader to advance a rapidly growing membership society whose members are transforming healthcare.

AMIA is the professional society for more than 5,600 subject matter experts in the science and practice of informatics as it relates to clinical care, research, education, and policy. AMIA is an unbiased, authoritative source within the informatics community and the health care industry. AMIA and its members are transforming health care through trusted science, education, and practice in biomedical and health informatics. AMIA's national office, previously located in Bethesda, MD, is now completely virtual. The organization has 17 staff and an annual budget of approximately $7 million.

The CEO is accountable to the AMIA Board of Directors and will be passionate about the mission of AMIA and will advance AMIA’s role as the leader in biomedical and health informatics while providing vision, operational excellence, and skilled interpersonal and public relations. The CEO will oversee the programmatic, administrative, and management activities of AMIA including the advancement of new programs that have important business opportunities for AMIA. The successful Chief Executive Officer candidate will work with AMIA’s elected President and Board Chair to consistently articulate and make known AMIA’s position on important informatics issues, both to the membership and external audiences and represent AMIA in interactions with government and other policy making forums, industry, scientific organizations, academic institutions and other organizations that are relevant to the field of informatics.

The ideal candidate for the CEO role will be a strategic executive with a proven track record of success leading in a senior leadership capacity. They will be a collaborative, team oriented servant leader who can communicate effectively and build relationships across the association and actively engage AMIA membership and seek strategic partnerships to help advance AMIA's goals. The ability to influence, lead change and implement the strategic vision created by the Board of Directors is essential. The CEO will be a driven, innovative leader who can deliver results in a growing and evolving professional association. A graduate degree in a health, association management or business field is preferred, as is 10+ years leadership experience in a membership society or similarly complex organization.

Inquiries, nominations and applications are invited. Please direct all application materials to Hillary Ross or Scott Dethloff via the WittKieffer Candidate Portal. Inquiries and nominations may also be directed to the consultants through the portal or Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.

The American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) is seeking a Director of Membership Engagement to work collaboratively across the organization and with various stakeholder groups to identify, build and promote member value that has broad appeal to each of the member segments. In addition, the Director will have primary responsibility for development and implementation of membership recruitment, engagement, and retention campaigns, and is responsible for managing and mentoring one entry level position.

Specific Responsibilities

  • Responsible for all aspects of membership recruitment, engagement, and retention to include the development of an annual comprehensive membership strategy
  • Collaborate with internal marketing staff and external consultants/partners to execute membership recruitment, engagement, and retention tactics
  • Develop marketing materials supporting membership across all communication channels
  • Responsible for pulling lists and data out of AMS (currently NetForum).  Analyze data gathered in reports and advise on membership trends and identify problem areas. Collaborate with the Association Systems Coordinator on writing accurate specifications to have reports created
  • Collaborate with the Association Systems Coordinator in the implementation of the new AMS
  • Serve as the staff liaison to AMIA committees and special interest working groups as assigned


  • Outstanding writing, editing and verbal communication skills
  • Proven relationship builder with the ability to quickly earn the respect of multiple constituencies, both internally and externally
  • An understanding of and ability to position discussions related to member services at both the strategic and tactical levels
  • Project management experience with the ability to manage and oversee multiple projects, working collaboratively with other staff and departments to accomplish successful results on deadline and on budget


  • Education – College degree required, CAE designation a plus
  • Knowledge – Thorough understanding of association member services and programs within a member focused non-profit organization
  • Work Experience – 10+ years of demonstrated experience building and marketing membership and programs that drive value for member recruitment and engagement purposes
  • Technical Skills – Extremely competent with AMS/CRM software (NETFORUM is highly preferred), data tools (e.g. Power BI, Nucleus), and social media and e-communication tools, plus strong MS Office skills
  • Experience using and analyzing data to understand current membership needs and to predict future membership opportunities
  • Experience with direct mail, digital/social marketing and analytics, required
  • Excellent writing skills, with exceptional attention to detail
  • Able to interface with a variety of constituencies and stakeholder groups with different needs and demands to achieve strategic goals
  • Highly driven and results oriented, strong management skills, ability to set and enforce priorities and deadlines.  Strong track record as an implementer who thrives on leading a variety of key initiatives concurrently and will work independently, if necessary, to get the job done
  • Demonstrated experience initiating, managing, delivering and evaluating membership focused projects, programs, and services
  • Conditions – Must be able to travel to the Annual Symposium; possible other occasional travel

AMIA is pleased to offer benefits that include fully paid medical, dental, long term disability, and life insurance in addition to a retirement program and an attractive paid leave plan. To be considered, candidates should respond with a resume and salary requirements to Phyllis Burchman at  Please insert the job title in the subject line. Qualified local candidates will be contacted for interviews. No telephone calls will be accepted.