The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), the national not-for-profit association established in 1863 & representing over 100,000 veterinarians working in private and corporate practice, government, industry, academia, and uniformed services, is seeking a veterinarian to join our Membership & Field Services Division team as an Assistant Director for Student Initiatives. Structured to work for its members, AVMA acts as a collective voice for its membership and for the profession. Our mission is to lead the profession by advocating for our members and advancing the science and practice of veterinary medicine to improve animal and human health.
This key position will be part of the Student Initiatives team that is responsible for overseeing, planning and administering AVMA support to the Student AVMA (SAVMA) and the individual SAVMA Chapters at the veterinary colleges. The Assistant Director will provide organizational support to their assigned student chapters including on-campus visits, chapter guidance, educational resources and additional services as needed. The Assistant Director also provides staff support at national veterinary conferences and to assigned governance entities while assisting with the development, implementation, and ongoing support of current and new student programs/initiatives. Approximately 60% travel is required (may include international travel).
The successful candidate must be a DVM/VMD; with a minimum of 3 years of related work experience including 1 year of clinical practice experience, not-for-profit association experience a plus. Must be passionate about AVMA’s mission and have a demonstrated interest/experience in organized veterinary medicine, along with a genuine interest in enhancing participation and diversity, equity, and inclusion in organized veterinary medicine. We’re looking for a dependable, flexible, creative self-starter who works effectively independently and as part of a team. Excellent public speaking, interpersonal, and written & verbal communication skills are required. Must have strong project management skills with the ability to handle multiple priorities in a deadline driven environment; and must be skilled at facilitating consensus between diverse groups. Strong computer skills (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Prezi) including knowledge and experience with social media are required. The incumbent in this position must live in or be willing to relocate to within an hour of a major airline hub within the AVMA’s Western Region of veterinary schools (those west of the Mississippi River).
The AVMA offers a supportive work environment and excellent benefits. Application deadline is 2/29/24. Submit resume with salary requirements to: email@example.com.
About the AVMA:
Located in Schaumburg, Illinois, with an office in Washington, D.C., the AVMA is structured to work for its members, and acts as a collective voice for its membership and for the profession. The AVMA provides a number of benefits to its members, including information resources, state and federal advocacy, opportunities to address issues affecting policies that govern the profession and practice of veterinary medicine, continuing education opportunities, quality publications, and discounts on personal and professional products, programs and services. The work of the AVMA is carried out by a dedicated staff of over 170. The organization is governed by an 18-member Board of Directors and has a $50M+ annual operating budget.