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6 December 2021

Director of Meetings & Operations (80-100%)


JOB DESCRIPTION

EUROSPINE is a non-profit organisation that promotes active collaboration between doctors, patients, researchers and sponsors to enhance spinal care across Europe and beyond.

Meeting and education related activities – beside research and quality assurance programmes – are key drivers for EUROSPINE towards improved quality patient care.

The EUROSPINE Annual Meeting is the leading spine congress in Europe bringing together once a year more than 3,500 international spine specialists in a big European city providing a high-quality scientific programme.

The Director of Operations will be in charge of EUROSPINE’s major administrative processes and will lead all the meeting and membership related activities in close cooperation with two internal managers and the external Professional Congress Organiser (PCO). This includes the following core tasks:

1. Manage EUROSPINE meeting activities in close cooperation with core PCO
2. Administrative lead for the Programme Committee to fix the program for our Annual conference
3. Coordinate our managers being responsible for social media and membership activities
4. Ensure administrative and organizational support for the Executive Committee and councils
5. Managing/monitoring the financial operations and budgets

The Director of Operations cooperates closely with its peer the Director of Education and Research who has the full responsibility for all Education and Research related activities. Both directors will act as deputy of each other.

The job is mainly working remote from home with some flexibility to travel for conferences, committee meetings and other EUROSPINE activities.

EDUCATION AND PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS
  • Business – ideally combined with communication/PR education background
  • Bachelor degree required.
  • Higher education qualifications preferred i.e. master’s degree

WORK EXPERIENCE
  • A minimum of 3 to 5 years international/multinational experience with budget responsibility
  • Must have finance, administration and personnel management experience
  • Ideally also having experience in congress management
  • Successful track record in project management and working in multicultural teams
  • Remote working experience necessary

PERSONAL QUALITIES
  • Strong management skills with high efficiency and solution orientation
  • Willingness to function effectively in a complex work environment with different stakeholders
  • Flexibility to deal rapidly with numerous, simultaneous and complex problems
  • Team player being able to facilitate a team approach to solve problems proactively and fast
  • Good communication skills and empathy for different stakeholders interest

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS
  • Solid knowledge in financial and project management - ideally also in Congress management
  • Strong IT working knowledge a.o. also in web technologies
  • Broad skills in computer operating systems (Microsoft, Apple etc) and integrated Office suites
  • English proficient, every other European language a plus

APPLICATION
Please send in your application to:
Beat Leimbacher
Delegate to the Exceutive Committee
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