International Society for Thrombosis and Haemostasis
Type: Full Time
Required Education: 4 Year Degree
Education and Training
4 Year Degree
Telecommuting is allowed.
ABOUT THE ORGANIZATION
The International Society on Thrombosis and Haemostasis (ISTH) advances 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.
ISTH’S COMMITMENT TO DIVERSITY, EQUITY, AND INCLUSION
At the ISTH, uplifting and championing the diversity of our workplace culture is a priority. The ISTH is committed to the inclusivity of all forms of diversity through an anti-bias organizational culture and appreciates the unique contribution of each staff member. The diversity of our team makes us unique, broadly talented, equipped to address the changing needs of our international stakeholders and simply put … fun!
The Guidelines and Publications Manager is a new position on the ISTH team and will be a key member of the Education Department. This role directly contributes to the Society’s mission and business success by managing several programmatic areas of the Society, including facilitating, guiding, and supporting the work of the Guidance and Guidelines Committee.
The ISTH Guidance and Guidelines Committee oversees the Society’s program to create clinical practice guidelines (CPGs) which provide clinicians with treatment advice based on available evidence, leading to improved care and positive outcomes for patients with blood disorders. The Society’s CPGs are developed according to the most rigorous standards following the GRADE or like methodology. The Committee also oversees the publication of guidance documents. These publications do not use the same methodology as formal guidelines but are very important to the community as they normally provide practical treatment recommendaitons for rare disorders. Both guidance and guideline publications are used to create supplemental materials and educational offerings.
Under the general supervision of the ISTH Director of Programs and Education, the Guidelines and Publications Manager acts as the primary staff liaision to the ISTH Guidance and Guidelines Committee as well as the ongoing author panels for guidelines in development. As the staff liaision, this position will liaise with external methodology teams to keep the guideline work on schedule and keep volunteers focused on their deliverables. As guidelines are developed, the manager will also take the lead role in planning educational materials to be developed from the published guidelines.
The position requires strong attention to detail, along with strong cross-cultural and cross-functional relationship building. The role works independently within defined schedules to accomplish a variety of complex activities as well as maintain a position of high visibility to ISTH leadership, members and partners.
Guidance and Guidelines Committee Related Responsibilities:
Oversee the development of practice guidelines in collaboration with outside methodologists in accordance with policy and best practices
Facilitate and manage the work of the Guidance and Guidelines Committee, providing responsibility for overall project management
Manage the RFP process for consultants engaged to manage the methodology for CPG development
Coordinate and participate in conference calls and in-person guideline panel meetings, with logistical support provided by ISTH Meetings team (1-2 times per year for in-person)
Manage the publication, promotion and education plan for approved guidelines working with internal ISTH marketing team and journal editorial team
Coordinate with publishing partners on creation of supplemental materials and/or educational products related to developed guidelines
Collaborate with Education and Outreach Manager, and proactively propose education products stemming from Guideline and Guidance publications
Act as liaison for third-party medical education providers in the creation of educational output
Participate in cross-team training to support ad hoc projects from the Education and Outreach Committee
Work with other ISTH departments (e.g. Meetings, Finance) on larger multi-team projects
Provide support to other Committees and/or ad hoc special projects as they arise, as designated by the Director of Programs and Education or Executive Director
Skills, Abilities, and Knowledge Required:
Appreciates and embodies ISTH’s internal core values of fun and recognition, collaboration, trust, communication, respect, and progress
Demonstrated ability to make complex decisions, problem-solve, practice hands-on management; ability to synthesize ideas into actionable items
Setting and taking responsibility for all projects assigned and completing all commitments
Demonstrated project management and oversight that monitors work results, quality and productivity; analyzes the results and proactively proposes improvements.
Sets clear goals and expectations for volunteer committee members; follows progress against goals
Ability to provide regular feedback to subordinates in a constructive manner, sets goals and identify new training opportunities
Ability to manage and motivate team members as project goals and resources require/allow
Manages programmatic budgets and other resources for efficiency and effectiveness
Actively engages in appropriate project and organizational leadership and – as needed - administrative tasks, to ensure professional operations
Understands and leverages the organization's structure and relationships; pursues organization support and resources
Maintains confidentiality with sensitive information
Ability to work collaboratively and cooperatively with peers on staff, volunteer leadership, vendors and other stakeholders and resolve any conflicts in an open and productive manner and proactively represents the organization and team in the most professional way
Excellent oral and written communications skills
Self-motivated, detail-oriented, creative and highly organized with the ability to work in a fast paced, team-oriented environment
Strong multicultural sensitivity and ability to build cross-cultural consensus
Minimum Education/Background Requirements:
Bachelor’s degree. An advanced degree or certification in area of expertise is a plus
Minimum of 5 years of professional experience in a similar role and track record in education, guidelines, project or program management, ideally in a scientific/medical and international environment
Required previous experience working with clinical practice guidelines as well as advanced project management, communication, and organizational skills
Strong technology skills including proficiency in Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel, Power Point, project management software, databases and ability to learn new technology platforms
Experience working with and leading Committees, ideally of high-level volunteers
Experience developing and implementing clinical practice guidelines
Experience in GRADE methodology is a plus
Fluency in a foreign language or experience in multicultural settings is a plus
The ideal candidate will have experience developing and implementing guidelines or scientfic papers.
This position is mainly sedentary
Occasional weekend work assignments (approximately 2 – 3 times per year)
Required to travel nationally and internationally to annual Congresses, attend guideline panel meetings and administrative meetings (3-4 times per year)
About International Society for 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.