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Membership Associate

Company: American Association for Cancer Research
Location: Philadelphia
Posted on: December 6, 2017

Job Description:

Posted November 06, 2017



Membership Associate

American Association for Cancer Research

Philadelphia, PA, United States
Full Time








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    Job Category: Full-Time /Exempt
    Department: Membership and Professional Development
    Reports To: Director of Membership and Professional Development

    Organizational Profile:
    The American Association for Cancer Research (AACR), with more than 37,000 members residing in 108 countries, is the first and largest organization in the world dedicated to advances in all areas of high-quality, innovative cancer research. Its mission is to prevent and cure all cancers. The programs and activities of the AACR foster the exchange of new knowledge among scientists and physicians in the cancer field as well as in related biomedical sciences. AACR publishes eight peer-reviewed scientific journals and an award-winning magazine for cancer patients and their loved ones; convenes topical scientific conferences and an annual meeting that draws more than 19,400 participants; offers educational workshops that train young investigators in a variety of scientific and clinical areas; funds fellowships, career development awards, and research grants for both senior and junior investigators; raises public awareness of the progress in and reasons for hope in the biology, detection, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of cancer; engages actively in advocacy for increased federal research funding and other national policies that accelerate progress against cancer; and interacts with regulatory agencies to support regulatory science and policy.
    Job Summary:
    This position provides a high level of support to the Director, Membership and Professional Development by performing a wide-range of administrative tasks necessary for the department. This position coordinates various tasks, meetings and activities, and interacts with staff across multiple departments to successfully execute needs.
    Major Duties and Responsibilities:
    ---Provides administrative support to the Director of Membership and Professional Development and other staff as needed by performing various administrative and clerical tasks.
    ---Conducts research and gathers background information relevant to the programs, initiatives, and goals of the Membership Department.
    ---Assists the Director in coordinating logistics for numerous events and activities.
    ---Implements systems to facilitate project efficiency such as creating and maintaining files; databases of event, attendees, and other needs; and calendar of events and other important information and deadlines.
    ---Drafts and produces correspondence, reports, documents, minutes, etc.
    ---Provides excellent customer service.
    ---Interacts with Unit leaders and point persons in other departments to communicate new tasks, remind them of specific needs and deadlines and collaborate on various projects.
    ---Assist in the coordination and execution of mass print and electronic communications.
    ---Handles incoming telephone calls and responds to routine inquiries.
    ---Performs the essential functions of the position and other duties as may be assigned by the Director.
    Job Qualifications:
    ---3-5 years administrative experience.
    ---Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
    ---Strong customer service and interpersonal skills.
    ---Excellent organizational and administrative skills and attention to details.
    ---Proven ability to build positive working relationships with all levels by being knowledgeable and credible.
    ---Ability to prioritize, manage, follow through on multiple tasks and effectively function while unsupervised, and as part of a team.
    ---Ability to meet frequent deadline, multitask, and work well under pressure.
    Education and Training:
    ---BA or BS Degree

    Technical Competencies & Special Skills:
    ---Excellent computer skills.
    ---Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite of products (including Word, Access, PowerPoint and Excel).
    ---Knowledge of database applications.
    How To Apply:
    Please submit your cover letter and resume (including salary history) to:
    American Association for Cancer Research
    Human Resources
    615 Chestnut Street, 17th Floor
    Philadelphia, PA 19106
    E-mail: humanresources@aacr.org
    Fax: (215) 440-1045
    Equal Opportunity Employer

    Keywords: American Association for Cancer Research, Philadelphia, Membership Associate, Other, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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