The American Society of Anesthesiologists® (ASA) is a medical association which serves a growing membership of more than 52,000 physician anesthesiologists, medical students and care team members. At ASA, we strive to be the best medical society in the world by offering superior educational opportunities and resources. At ASA we’re collaborative, dedicated to our members, committed to excellence and continuously improving. As a testament to these values, we were named one of Chicago’s Best & Brightest Companies to Work For® in 2017. To continue strengthening the organization, we’re seeking individuals who are talented, knowledgeable, motivated and agile. If these qualities resonate with you, you may be the perfect addition to our growing staff!
The Marketing and Communications (Marcom) Executive is responsible for creating and executing innovative marketing strategies that build and enhance ASA’s brand, increase patient and professional awareness of the role of the physician anesthesiologist, working with Member Services to drive member recruitment and retention, and support the sales of ASA’s portfolio of products and services. The Marcom Executive will manage three teams under a new Marketing and Communications umbrella: Marketing, Public Relations, and Publications & Digital Content. Working collaboratively with ASA’s Chief Operating Officer, this position will guide the overall direction of the Marketing and Communications department activities while supporting ASA’s overall vision and strategy.
Develop and execute a cohesive, growth-oriented, ROI-positive Marketing and Communications strategy that supports ASA’s broad portfolio of products, services and initiatives.
Develop clarity around roles and responsibilities among the members of the Marketing and Communications team.
Set shared goals and identify appropriate measurement methodologies so the three teams are in alignment on priorities.
Take a leadership role in identifying the organization’s marketing technology needs, and then developing a roadmap, budgeting and executing on the plan.
Drive toward a shared culture of collaboration and accountability among teams that have not previously worked closely together.
Be the owner of the ASA brand, responsible for its written, visual and experiential representations.
Create marketing and communications strategies that will enable ASA leadership to cultivate and enhance meaningful relationships with targeted, high-level external audiences, including key media, legislators and regulators, industry influencers, partners and others as needed.
Identify emerging issues faced by the specialty, such as the opioid crisis, and work with relevant ASA teams to develop communications solutions, and define and execute appropriate strategies to support them.
Provide input and subject matter expertise to a variety of staff committees.
Lead internal meetings on both strategy and tactical execution and collaborate with multiple stakeholders across the organization to meet department objectives, including Member Services, Advocacy, Education, Meetings & Exhibits, Corporate Relations & Business Development, Anesthesia Quality Institute, and others as needed.
Investigate best practices and keep apprised of industry changes that affect efforts.
Bachelor’s degree in marketing, communications or related area required. Master’s degree preferred.
Minimum 10 years of relevant business experience. Healthcare, association or media audience development experience preferred.
Minimum 5 years of Senior Managerial or 3 years of Director experience. Experience with marketing, communications or membership preferred.
Proven communication and leadership skills, with demonstrable success in integrated marketing campaigns across digital and traditional media channels.
Experience working with organizational volunteers and Boards of Directors preferred.
Proven leadership experience; ability to influence and engage direct and indirect reports and peers. Strong mentoring and coaching experience.
About American Society of Anesthesiologists
The American Society of Anesthesiologists® (ASA) is a medical association which serves a growing membership of more than 52,000 physician anesthesiologists, medical students and care team members. At ASA, we strive to be the best medical society in the world by offering superior educational opportunities and resources.
With more than 170 employees, the collaborative nature of our organization encourages us to appreciate each contribution, unique expertise and the vast knowledge that every individual brings to the table. We’re dedicated to our members because they’re dedicated to their patients, and we strive to create an outstanding experience to help them succeed in their practice. This commitment to excellence reaches far beyond our daily to-do list—we set high expectations, exhibit a strong work ethic and take pride in the results we achieve. Our desire to keep improving is the proverbial wind beneath our wings; we seek feedback, pursue knowledge and strategize to enhance our organization for the future.
As a testament to these values, we were named one of Chicago’s Best & Brightest Companies to Work For® in 2017. To continue strengthening the organization, we’re seeking i...ndividuals who are talented, knowledgeable, motivated and agile. If these qualities resonate with you, you may be the perfect addition to our growing staff!