Associate Director, International Congress Strategy

American College Of Cardiology Washington , DC 20319

Posted 4 months ago

The Associate Director, International Congress Strategy will strategically oversee the successful implementation of ACC's international strategy at over 50 cardiovascular conferences around the world each year. Core functions include coordination and project management across multiple departments to optimize the ACC presence at a portfolio of medical meetings each year that collectively reach over 100,000 cardiologists worldwide.

Major Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Leads a cross-divisional effort combining international affairs, marketing, communications, business development, education, and other divisions within the College to achieve key strategic objectives at over 50 cardiovascular congresses around the world each year.

  • Supports ACC symposia held in conjunction with national and regional Cardiovascular (CV) society meetings (e.g., selection of, and invitations to, speakers, etc.).

  • Liaises directly with the ACC's local sister societies to ensure close collaboration in planning ACC's presence at their local society events, including ways to highlight the ACC brand.

  • Tasked with maintaining and updating an information management system that monitors ACC's participation in international joint symposia (calendar, topics, speakers, travel spend, evaluations, etc.).

  • Interacts directly with ACC presidential leadership, Board of Trustees, and other senior members in executing ACC strategic goals through Congress participation.

  • Regularly develops and innovates departmental operational systems and processes.

  • Responsible for scheduling and leading briefing calls with various member and staff leaders prior to any international travel.

  • Provides logistical support to ACC representatives, including ACC physician leadership, participating in international activities, such as creating briefing dossiers, managing travel, facilitating visas, and obtaining travel authorizations.

  • Manages the planning and execution of all international leadership meetings and social activities at the two major meetings throughout the year ACC's Annual Scientific Sessions and the ESC's Annual Conference.

  • Identifies unique opportunities to highlight ACC's presence at the national congresses and oversees internal stakeholders responsible for executing a communications strategy around these events.

  • Responsible for developing a communications plan (newsletters, social media, press releases, etc.) regarding these congresses by working closely with the Communications team.

  • Works with the Marketing team to ensure overall ACC branding is well-represented at local events.

  • Oversees any planned booth presence, including localized marketing materials and branding.

  • Understands the unique priorities of various countries as part of the ACC international strategies and tailors all ACC activities and communications in alignment with these priorities and goals.

  • Supports all activities, meetings and events organized by the international affairs department and coordinates with other divisions as appropriate.

Required Qualifications:

  • 7+ years relevant program management experience, preferably in the international space.

  • Experience in marketing or communication strategies as well as logistics management.

  • Strategic thinking and experience aligning strategies to tactical execution.

  • Attention to detail and accuracy in all assignments. Ability to work under pressure to meet rigid deadlines.

  • Excellent communications skill.

  • Strong customer service orientation and interpersonal skills.

  • Strong administrative management skills.

  • Ability to work in a fast-paced setting and handle multiple tasks simultaneously.

  • Superb cross-cultural communication skills.

  • Ability to work cross-functionally and with other countries.

  • Strong computer skills with a high-level of proficiency in web-based applications, excel databases and the MS Office.

  • Ability to work independently as well as on a team.

  • Ability to travel internationally up to 25%.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Master's degree preferred.

  • Proficiency in foreign languages preferred.

At the American College of Cardiology, we bring our hearts to work.

We are a 500-person organization dedicated and committed to our mission to transform cardiovascular care and improve heart health for the past 70 years. When you join our team, you become part of a passionate culture that envisions a world where innovation and knowledge optimize cardiovascular care and outcomes.

Every day, we are committed to supporting our more than 52,000 members and their patients around the globe and in doing so, ensure our staff have a positive environment of teamwork, collaboration, professionalism and excellence. To learn more about why ACC has been recognized as one of Modern Healthcare's Best Places to Work in Healthcare please visit our site at:

ACC is proud to be an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all candidates and employees. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit and business need. EOE/AA including Vets and Disabled.

ACC is committed to providing reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans in our job application procedures. If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, you may contact Crystal Nott, Director, Talent Management at or (202)375-6423.

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Associate Director, International Congress Strategy

American College Of Cardiology