We have an exciting opportunity for you to direct the development and production of our strategic alliance programs. In collaboration with the VP, Strategic Alliances and Integrated Communications, assist with the organization's alliance development. This role requires you to work closely with strategic collaborators, external consultants and members to support outreach and relationship management of key partners to further the GSA mission and strategic goals. And manage two direct reports: two Project Managers.
First, you will provide thought leadership to drive growth and new opportunities involving existing or potential new partners for the strategic alliances (SA) unit. Generate and handle inquiries, manage partner pitches, and on-board new partners. Direct the development and management of key relationships and alliances, including outreach, communications, strategy development, grants submissions and financial reconciliations. Represent the Society at strategic partner meetings, professional conferences and meetings with stakeholders. And maintain proficiency in the field of gerontology, in the specialty areas of alliances and the competitive landscape.
Second, you will direct the development of grant-supported programming, in collaboration with consultants, GSA staff and members and key opinion leaders. Conduct research and analyses to produce summaries, distillations and other deliverables. Contribute to content, material development and dissemination to support strategic partners. Direct cross-selling opportunities to increase revenue and leverage relationships to better penetrate the market. And maintain proficiency in new methods of content delivery.
Third, you will coordinate engagement of programs across the SA team and serve as a liaison within the department and interdepartmentally to ensure effective coordination across the GSA enterprise. Direct and develop cross-marketing of GSA offerings with assigned programs. Maintain the SA content on the GSA learning management system, GSAEnrich. And manage department planning and administrative processes.
Minimum of seven years of prior related experience in an Association environment. Strong strategic and financial agility. Ability to build strong relationships; exercise diplomacy and problem solving to work effectively under pressure. Ability to establish and cultivate senior-level relationships.
Strong project management skills, including budget/financial management. Ability to work independently and in a collaborative environment and accomplish tasks with self-direction; provide exemplary customer service. Knowledgeable of web, print and live program development processes.
Must be able to travel to live events, specifically the GSA annual scientific meeting. Travel is required.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including editing. Attention to detail; good proofreading skills.
DEI and Discrimination Statement:
The Gerontological Society of America (GSA) is more than 75 years old. Our Society serves as a voice for advancing the study of aging. We recognize the need to be intentional in our actions to achieve our highest ideals. For these reasons, we make an active and conscious effort to challenge racism and discrimination in any form and view this as central to our ideals of creating a just, equitable, diverse, and inclusive Society that promotes meaningful lives for all as we age. We will hold fast to our vision: meaningful lives for all as we age, and that all individuals will have the opportunity to live healthy and productive lives and be treated with just, humanity, dignity, and respect. Our policy is to embed diversity, equity, and inclusion as fundamental principles and practices across the Society.
GSA is the nation’s largest interdisciplinary organization devoted to the field of aging — joins in solidarity with the movement to condemn the entrenched racism undermining American society and promote equal rights for all. GSA is an employer that pledges to not discriminate against employees based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, a...ge, disability, or genetic information.
About The Gerontological Society of America:
Societies around the world are experiencing a permanent and transformational shift in the ages of their population. By 2035, adults ages 65 and older will outnumber the population under the age of 18 for the first time in American history. Older Americans — growing in numbers and diversity — will be key to the nation’s future economic health, and the public and private sectors must adapt to these demographic realities. The top membership society devoted to research, education, and practice in the field of aging is The Gerontological Society of America. As the world’s largest interdisciplinary organization in aging, our vision of “a society that honors older people” is forward-thinking and is aimed at driving innovative advances in the aging process. GSA has three key areas of focus: (1) to promote the conduct of multi- and interdisciplinary research in aging by expanding the quantity of gerontological research and by increasing its funding resources; (2) to disseminate gerontological research knowledge to researchers, practitioners, and decision and opinion makers; and (3) to promote, support, and advocate for aging education, and education and training in higher education. Based in Washington, DC, GSA has 5,500 domestic and international members, an employee base of approximately 21 staff, and a budget of approximately $7M.