International Society on Thrombosis and Haemostasis
Location: North Carolina
Type: Full Time
Salary: $78,000 - $96,000 Comm. w/ Exp
4 Year Degree
The Registration & Housing Manager works as part of the Meetings team to support and manage the registration and housing/hotel management processes of the International Society on Thrombosis and Haemostasis (ISTH) scientific meetings and events, including the Annual Congress, Educational Workshops and other meetings and events as directed by the Director of Meetings.
The ISTH’s annual congress can attract up to 10,000 attendees and is held globally whether virtual, in-person or hybrid. The ideal candidate has several years of successful experience managing meeting registrations and hotel accommodations - preferably international meetings - with a strong track record of responsive customer service, and a love of logistics and operations. This talented professional has a proven ability to manage the implementation and design of the online meeting registration using industry-specific platforms.
The Registration & Housing Manager works on the development, implementation and execution of the ISTH registration & housing systems. The successful candidate is a self-starter and excited about the opportunity to strengthen and build efficient procedures of a large-scale international medical society meeting registration & housing systems. The Registration & Housing Manager will be responsible to forge meaningful and productive working relationships across multiple teams and with external stakeholders.
Coordinate and manage all aspects of the registration process for multiple congresses and meetings.
Develop, manage and maintain production timeline for registration system launches and tasks.
Update registration application configuration based on ISTH business requirements and system standards.
Set up registrations for ISTH Congresses and Events registration software.
Coordinates with internal ISTH key contacts to gather specifications for online registration forms.
Leads internal testing of online registration, including collecting feedback and implementing changes.
Maintain/Update report specifications for internal departments.
Update and execute testing plans for registration application.
Monitor registration data, reports, website, and application to ensure data accuracy and integrity.
Develop and maintain process documentation with the Meetings Team.
Serves as primary contact for the ISTH customer service team, finance, or other internal clients for registration related questions and issues.
Sends registration confirmations and attendee communications to registrants in a timely manner.
Issues certificate of attendance to event participants.
Contacts registrants to collect appropriate registration data and resolves any registration related issues.
Reports weekly or as needed registration statistics starting 12-16 weeks out from the events.
Responds to and resolves registration issues and questions.
Drafts on-site registration signage and coordinates on-site support services.
Sets up registration area on-site and assists with on-site registration training of temp staff.
Supervises the on-site registration process.
Develop with the Meetings Team the onsite registration requirements and processes including, layouts, equipment needs and temporary staff scheduling and management.
Strong venue sourcing and contract management.
Management of contracted hotel inventory for conference or event.
Create basic sub-block plans to ensure adequate inventory is protected for various attendee groups; Leadership, Speakers, Exhibitors, Press/Analyst, Staff, etc.
Monitor hotel pick-up on a weekly basis and propose inventory adjustments, as required.
Provide weekly hotel reporting to assess attrition risk.
Support the hotel cut-off process and facilitate the distribution of confirmation numbers.
Assist Meeting Manager with items as requested including, but not limited to housing coordination, reservations, hotel audits, etc.
Strong customer service mindset with an ability to work directly with registrants and attendees
Capacity to quickly build strong working relationships with vendors and meeting partners, while holding them accountable to commitments and deadlines
Collaborative approach to all work; ability to create productive and efficient working relationships with internal ISTH teams including the finance and marketing teams
Reviews daily issue reports and reconciles any errors/omissions in the registration data with the organization’s Finance and IT department as appropriate.
Understands integration process between organization’s registration and membership database.
Continuously evaluates, measures, and improves registration processes, procedures and documentation.
Reporting & Integration
Works with other ISTH departments and stakeholders on registration integrations necessary when onboarding a new product/service/vendor, upgrades to products that impact registration systems, etc.
Sets up regular automated, registration reports.
Reconciles income with finance department during and after each event.
Provides adhoc reporting on registration data as needed for event planning purposes (e.g. Special Needs, ticket sales).
On-Site Registration Management
Generates badges and registration materials.
Manages stuffing process for registration materials.
Prepares checklists and oversees the preparation and shipping of on-site supplies, badges, badge holders, extra badge stock, registration materials, etc.
Trains volunteers assisting with on-site registration duties.
Staffs on-site registration counter at selected conferences.
Attends project meetings.
Populates event websites with registration information.
Manages and maintains ISTH’s official Terms and Conditions (T&C) of Registration and keeps them current with industry and consistent with ISTH policies and practices.
Thoroughly vets T&C’s with all stakeholders.
Assists in training other ISTH staff on the use of registration system as needed.
Stays current with industry registration trends and makes recommendations for changes and enhancements to registration processes, physical setup and registration documents.
Required Experience and Skills
Associate’s degree; Bachelor’s degree prefered
Minimum 3 to 5 years’ experience in direct management of event registration and housing for those events, preferably on a global scale organizing and managing multiple priorities simultaneously in a fast-paced society/association or agency environment.
Previous experience in registration operation and program support (attendee/housing management, call center support, reporting and complex onsite plans).
Ability to work both independently and as a team player (using discretion in decision making and sound judgment in problem solving)
Professional-level meetings commitment, including some evenings and weekends consistent with timing of meetings and related preparation and execution; ability to travel domestically and internationally one to three times per year
Bi- or multi-lingual is a significant plus
Certified Meeting Professional (CMP) designation is a plus
Expert user of online meeting registration platforms including the back-end management of registration design and implementation, with a keen focus on user-experience
High level of understanding of the functionality of online meeting registration technology
Experience user of advanced Excel formulas, and can create, edit, and present upon reports to client team.
Ability to manage the entirety of the online meeting registration platform and ISTH meeting registration process
Capacity to plan for, manage, and guide on-site temporary staff during meetings
Self-starter, eager to take initiative to lead and guide registration processes with minimal guidance
Highly organized with great attention to details
Strong multi-tasker that can quickly work with different teams regarding a variety of meeting registration topics, while still prioritizing the delivery of set responsibilities
Physical Demands/Work Environment
The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
This position is primarily sedentary, but may require the ability to lift and carry up to 30 lbs. of materials
Weekend and after-hour work may be required as dictated by the event schedule
Travel may be required up to 10-15% of work schedule
Remote: 40-hour work week with core hours from 9:30am-4:30pm Eastern Time. Candidate selected for this role will also need to be accessible for weekend and after-hours work given the international event requirements and global attendees, sponsors, vendors, and others. Employees must have a reliable high-speed internet connection to ensure they can conduct their work with maximum reliability. Employees in the Raleigh-Durham area will have access to the office, if desired.
Comprehensive health plan through Blue Cross Blue Shield of NC with a fully funded HRA up to $3,000 for individual coverage and $6,000 for dependent coverage
Dental and vision coverage through Principal
Employer paid Life and Disability insurance
Voluntary Life Insurance
Flexible Spending Account
43 days of annual paid time off in first year including holidays, vacation, and sick leave
20 days of paid family leave for new parents
403(b) retirement plans with employer contributions up to 10%
About International Society on Thrombosis and Haemostasis
The International Society on Thrombosis and Haemostasis (ISTH) is a global medical-scientific not-for-profit membership organization advancing the understanding, prevention, diagnosis and treatment of conditions related to thrombosis and hemostasis. The Society is dedicated to transformative scientific discoveries and clinical practices, the development of young professionals and the education of physicians, scientists and allied health professionals wherever they may live. At the ISTH, we initiate and promote education and outreach initiatives, research activities, scientific meetings, peer-reviewed publications, expert committees and the development of standards allowing a common language and approach to basic and clinical science all over the world. The ISTH also organizes the World Thrombosis Day (WTD) (worldthrombosisday.org) campaign, a movement that focuses attention on the often overlooked and misunderstood condition of thrombosis. Our Society currently serves over 7,000 members in over 100 countries and is based in Carrboro, North Carolina, near the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill campus.
ISTH’s global annual congresses bring together an average of 8,000 physicia...ns and scientists, as well as on average 80 exhibitors and sponsors from around the world, making it the largest and scientifically foremost meeting in the field of thrombosis and hemostasis. At the ISTH, we continuously work to embed equity in our internal practices and are committed to increasing the diversity of our staff across all levels of the organization. We intentionally work to create the right conditions to enable our employees to feel that they can be their authentic selves and fully participate in the life of the enterprise.