Careers at AMIA

Director of Publications

The American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) is seeking a Director of Publications to manage the strategic direction and day-to-day business management of AMIA’s portfolio of publications which includes peer-reviewed journals and conference proceedings.  The Director will ensure that AMIA’s publication strategy is coordinated in its approach to future opportunities and aligns with the AMIA strategic plan.  The individual will manage AMIA’s new open access journal, working with stakeholders to ensure the launch is coordinated with AMIA’s existing publications.  The Director will champion the needs of the portfolio including proposing and implementing future plans and ensuring that actions are properly resourced, aligned with general membership strategies, and balanced with the other priorities and directions of the AMIA Board of Directors. The Director will report to the Executive Vice President and COO.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Implement policies, processes, workflows and liaise with other departments and the publisher to ensure that functional tasks, such as technology, marketing, advertising sales, supplements, production, and finance, are undertaken correctly and efficiently
  • Manage committee and volunteer group tasked with publication related activities
  • Understand changes taking place within the scientific publishing community to anticipate and develop business priorities (with regard to market opportunities and threats) by proposing developments and action plans to ensure that AMIA’s journals and scientific publications remain relevant and profitable;
  • Work with the JAMIA and JAMIA Open/ACI and ACI Open editors and publisher to take advantage of opportunities to better leverage JAMIA’s existing content and keep JAMIA the premier publication in the field and consider publication partnerships that create a portfolio of publications that appeal to additional AMIA members and to those who may become members
  • Curate existing AMIA content to maximize value to AMIA members and others and experiment with new approaches to delivering scientific content to members
  • Create and administer program budgets and set, monitor, and report on key performance indicators
  • Work with the marketing and communications team to develop and update collateral about AMIA publications and to leverage society-directed advertising and news space in journals

Required Education, Experience and Skills:

  • Work Experience – 10+ years of experience in scientific publishing, including experience with an open access journal and launching a new or newly-acquired journal;(product development, market research, budgeting and editorial functions)
  • Experience in managing association relationships, providing solutions, and negotiating\
  • Knowledge – Thorough understanding of the publishing/editorial function within a member focused non-profit organization and the ability to embrace change and improve current working practices/products/technologies to grow the business; An understanding of the scientific research process and the ability to engage the academic community of editors and researchers by representing the journal
  • Demonstrated acumen that scientific knowledge is increasingly being presented and disseminated in other ways—be it social forums, blogs and other curated and non-curated formats—and that keeping up with the evolution is critical
  • Education – Graduate degree
  • Technical Skills – Familiarity with peer-review software, online publishing platforms, social media and e-communication tools; and strong MS office skills
  • Occasional travel will be required

AMIA is a 2017 When Work Works Award Winner and was recognized as a Top Employer of Choice for an Effective and Flexible Workplace.  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 phyllis@amia.org.  Please insert the job title in the subject line. Qualified local candidates will be contacted for interviews. No telephone calls will be accepted.


Learning Management System (LMS) Senior Manager

The American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) is seeking a Learning Management System (LMS) Senior Manager to be responsible for the implementation, execution, and management of activities using learning technologies in support of AMIA’s strategy and goals. The Senior Manager will lead the acquisition and implementation of health informatics content by establishing professional, relevant and accessible products on AMIA’s LMS.  S/he will collaborate effectively and professionally with stakeholders to ensure that AMIA’s online resources are successful and meet the needs of members and learners in health informatics.  This position reports to the Vice President of Education and Academic Affairs.

General Responsibilities:

  • Manage and be the primary user of the Moodle 2.5-based learning management system (LMS)
  • Develop efficient workflow systems including standard operating procedures, project plans, individual performance/priority plans, and team meetings
  • Establish and manage the timeline, schedule, and online delivery of CE activities in a variety of formats and within budget
  • Collaborate with staff and subject matter experts to create and upload educational activities/courses, modules and quizzes, and then manage the creation of relevant credit(s) and certificates, and manage course evaluations
  • Manage registration functionality between the LMS and AMIA’s association management system, and coordinate with the Marketing and Communications Department to establish communications timelines
  • Ensure accurate record maintenance for ACCME accreditation, nursing continuation education activities, and other forms of accredited or certified education
  • Manage the LMS reports, such as user reports and item analytics
  • Assist with the pricing strategy for educational products
  • Effectively and professionally communicate with all stakeholders--including AMIA staff, faculty, and learners during course creation, implementation, delivery, and evaluation
  • Act as the primary liaison to the LMS vendor and assist with implementing system updates and innovations, and communicating those changes to stakeholders
  • Train and/or communicate with AMIA staff about basic use of the LMS for individual activity creation and basic LMS management
  • Serve as the staff liaison to external clients and partners, the LMS vendor, additional vendors, and course faculty

Required Education, Experience and Skills:

  • Education – College degree in a related field (education technology/instructional design)
  • Knowledge – Understand educational programming and e-learning courses that administer and evaluate continuing education activities; familiarity with organizations that offer CE/CME credit to healthcare associations, preferred
  • Work Experience – 8+ years of professional work experience that includes 3-5 years of project management experience working with Learning Management Systems and online educational content platforms (i.e. Moodle 2.5-LMS)
  • Technical Skills – High proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite specifically Word, PowerPoint, and Excel
  • Excellent organizational and project management skills including creation and use of checklists and timelines
  • Knowledgeable about pricing educational offerings across activities of varying duration and for various target audiences
  • Excellent communication and teamwork skills

AMIA is a 2017 When Work Works Award Winner and was recognized as a Top Employer of Choice for an Effective and Flexible Workplace.  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 phyllis@amia.org.  Please insert the job title in the subject line. Qualified local candidates will be contacted for interviews. No telephone calls will be accepted.


Vice President of Membership

The American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) is seeking a Vice President of Membership to be responsible for the strategic direction and management for AMIA’s individual, academic and corporate members.  The Vice President will focus a significant amount of time on growing corporate membership and soliciting corporate sponsorship revenue to assure AMIA’s fundraising goals are met.  The Vice President serves as an advocate and a voice for all members through communications and interactions with AMIA’s staff, board of directors and other stakeholders.  As a member of the senior management team, the individual will contribute to high-level, cross-departmental efforts designed to meet AMIA’s strategic objectives.  The Vice President serves as the staff liaison to several AMIA committees and councils including the Academic Forum, the ACMI Fellows Executive Committee, the Industry Advisory Council, and the Membership and Working Group Steering Committees.  The Vice President reports to the President and CEO.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Develop and manage the long-term strategy and plans for AMIA’s membership programs in an effort to expand the membership in a manner consistent with the AMIA mission and goals
  • Oversee development of a comprehensive membership strategy including implementation of programs and initiatives to engage, recognize and retain members
  • Lead sponsorship development and manage a pipeline of prospects to ensure growth of AMIA’s sponsorship revenue including partnering with other departments to identify and develop sponsorship and new business opportunities
  • Provide oversight of Director of Corporate Relations and all programmatic activity that involves corporate member sales, recruitment, fulfillment and retention
  • Provide oversight of Director of Member Services and all programmatic activity that involves individual member recruitment and retention
  • Provide oversight of Membership Program Manager and all programmatic activity that involves the Academic Forum and the College of elected fellows
  • Create and administer membership and corporate sponsorship budgets and maintain target operating margins
  • Build coalitions and work to resolve differences between members of AMIA’s diverse membership constituencies
  • Identify changes in membership trends, and evaluate and adjust the departmental plans and processes accordingly
  • Collaborate with staff to continually evaluate AMIA’s member-focused program delivery and increase the effectiveness and efficiency of programmatic offerings
  • Work with the marketing and communications team to develop and update membership and sponsorship collateral and to develop ROI statements
  • Promote the highest member service standards possible in using tools and strategies to respond to inquiries, requests, and comments from members, prospective members, and others
  • Serve on the ACMI, Academic Forum, Industry Advisory Council, and Membership and WG Steering Committees

AMIA is a 2017 When Work Works Award Winner and was recognized as a Top Employer of Choice for an Effective and Flexible Workplace.  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 phyllis@amia.org.  Please insert the job title in the subject line. Qualified local candidates will be contacted for interviews. No telephone calls will be accepted.

Required Education, Experience and Skills:

  • A thorough understanding of association membership and corporate sponsorship programs within a member focused non-profit organization
  • Ability to develop differentiated value propositions for different types of members, close deals and develop pipelines
  • Ability to position discussions related to member services and corporate business development at both the strategic and tactical levels
  • Education – College degree required; advanced degree preferred
  • Work Experience – 10+ years of experience with a professional or trade association, or similar organization, developing and implementing integrated association membership programs and initiatives that include professional recognition programs, business development, product management, and partnership creation, especially with corporate members
  • 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
  • Strong knowledge of healthcare and health IT marketplace and an understanding of current healthcare policy and regulatory issues
  • Technical Skills – Competency with AMS/CRM software, data analytics, social media and e-communication tools, strong MS office skills and outstanding writing, editing and verbal communication skills
  • Conditions – Must be able to travel