AGA Job Openings

The following jobs are open at the AGA national office:

Information Technology Vice President

The American Gastroenterological Association seeks a VP of Information Technology to provide vision and leadership in designing, developing and implementing AGA’s information technology, software applications, and IT infrastructure systems. This position requires a combination of exceptional leadership, innovative thinking, management and technical skills. In addition to executive responsibilities the VP will also be hands-on, involved in the daily management of the department.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Leading information technology planning; working in a consultative fashion with other departments to understand their needs, make recommendations and manage resource allocation.
  2. Leading the Information Services Department; acting as a bridge between the department and other business units at AGA, balancing the technology needs of various stakeholders.
  3. Identifying emerging technologies relevant to AGA’s strategic plan.
  4. Conducting requirements analyses that clarify user needs and translate the needs into technical specifications.
  5. Recommending information technology best practices and standards.
  6. Establishing criteria for performance, security, customer service and for implementing mechanisms to monitor effectiveness as well as compliance with the System Security Plan.
  7. Ensuring customer satisfaction in the use of AGA’s information technology.
  8. Planning and overseeing implementation of major technology initiatives; serving as project manager.
  9. Ensuring that mission-critical technology information systems and processes are documented.
  10. Designing training and appropriate interventions to enable staff to take full advantage of AGA’s information technology.

Qualifications:

  1. BS in related field and at least 10 years of experience in the information services/ technology arena. MS degree a plus.
  2. At least five years management and strategic experience in this field.
  3. Experience in managing cross-functional teams or projects, and influencing senior level management and key stakeholders.
  4. Strong sense of customer service and the ability to promote dialogue and build consensus.
  5. Ability to manage cultural and business process change.
  6. Excellent communication skills, with the ability to effectively explain both technology and policy without alienating the audience.
  7. Experience working in or with associations.
  8. Working knowledge of key systems including association management software, website.
  9. Background sufficient to understand relevant technologies and issues involved with projects, to anticipate and identify critical technical obstacles, and to make accurate technology decisions.
  10. Understanding of data standards and security.
  11. Ability to use technical project management tools and to implement and delegate appropriately.
  12. Ability to think independently and to solicit a wide variety of input.

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Regulatory Registry Manager

The American Gastroenterological Association is seeking a candidate responsible for managing the AGA Registry regulatory, start-up and maintenance activities in accordance with applicable local and/or international regulations, standard operating procedures (SOPs), project requirements and contractual/budgetary guidelines.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Under supervision of the Director of Registry Development and Integrity, serve as point of contact in assigned registry studies for investigative sites to address the various concerns of the investigative sites, which may include, but are not limited to questions on training, site qualification, regulatory issues.
  2. Maintain up-to-date knowledge of applicable clinical research regulatory requirements.
  3. Perform regulatory, start-up and maintenance activities according to applicable regulations, SOPs and work instructions. Distribute completed documents (i.e. protocol, Informed consent forms, IRB paperwork) to sites and Director of Registry Development and Integrity.
  4. Perform Quality Control (QC) review of regulatory and submission documentation.
  5. Review data for accuracy and completeness.
  6. Prepare site regulatory documents, reviewing for completeness and accuracy.
  7. Review and provide feedback to the Director of Registry Development and Integrity on pre-determined site performance metrics.
  8. Work with the Director of Registry Development and Integrity to develop and manage timelines for the registries.
  9. Ensure monitoring measures are in place for registries and implement contingency plan as needed. Maintain up-to-date tracking of registry project specifics.
  10. Track completion of regulatory documents for individual sites.
  11. Review and track the progress of documents through the approval and execution process.
  12. Participate in feasibility and/or site identification activities, as appropriate.
  13. Provide technical support to the Registry Oversight Subcommittee (ROS), registry Data Safety Monitoring Boards (DSMB), publication subcommittees and other registry oversight bodies, as needed.
  14. Coordinate with AGA’s Public Policy Department on key policy issues, as appropriate.
  15. Attend local meetings/conference/workshops that support the work of this position, as appropriate.
  16. Schedule conference calls/meetings and coordinate logistics (e.g. agenda’s, meeting/call minutes), as appropriate.
  17. Perform document editing, formatting and grammar checks on regulatory documentation.
  18. Provide technical and administrative support to the Director of Registry Development and Integrity.
  19. Work as a team member within the organization to facilitate mutual respect and positive working relationships with other staff, vendors/contractors and association members.
  20. Maintain a positive attitude and professional work ethic.

Qualifications:

  1. Bachelor of Science preferred, Bachelor of Arts accepted
  2. Proficiency with MS Office suite required
  3. Minimum of (3–5) years of progressively responsible work experience with at least three (3) years in document quality control and/or clinical research
  4. Attention to detail
  5. Excellent organizational skills
  6. Ability to multi-task
  7. Database maintenance, development, proficiency with MS Excel, Access or other similar database
  8. Knowledge and ability to apply GCP/ICH and FDA regulatory guidelines
  9. Exceptional oral and written communication skills

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Quality Measurement & Improvement Manager

The American Gastroenterological Association seeks a candidate to support the work of the AGA Institute by overseeing the development and implementation of all components of the AGA Digestive Health Recognition Program (DHRP).

Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Assist the quality measurement and DHRP teams with implementing and managing the Digestive Health Recognition Program through the CE City MedConcert platform.
  2. Oversee DHRP participant social media housed on the MedConcert platform.
  3. Provide assistance and customer service to DHRP participants by phone, email and the MedConcert platform and assist potential new participants by answering their questions and by facilitating their registration.
  4. Capture, collate and manage content for the DHRP leads database and follow-up with potential new participants.
  5. Manage measures data for analyzing DHRP participant performance to support measure selection and maintenance.
  6. Work with other DHRP staff and CE City to assist in efforts to coordinate EHR and endowriter integration with various vendors, as needed.
  7. Provide staff support for meetings of the AGA Quality Measures Committee.
  8. Maintain project timelines; ensure that projects are completed in a timely manner.
  9. Coordinate and participate in meetings and teleconferences as needed.
  10. Work with Marketing and Communications. Write and edit articles, marketing materials and web content as needed to market the DHRP.
  11. Maintain a positive attitude and professional work ethic.

Qualifications:

  1. Bachelor's degree (BA or BS) from a four year college or university required.
  2. Advanced proficiency with computers and MS Office (Word, Excel and PowerPoint).
  3. Ability to learn project management software.
  4. Interest in health care policy/administration preferred.
  5. Eager to learn; keen attention to detail.
  6. Strong organizational and time management skills with an ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously.

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Editorial Assistant

The American Gastroenterological Association seeks a candidate responsible for the general administrative and logistic support of the journals' editorial workflow and peer-review process.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Assists the Publications Department with the editorial workflow, peer-review process, and technical support of editors, authors, and reviewers:

  1. Facilitates the review of publication content by processing new and revised manuscript submissions according to established timeframes.
  2. Assists with the final stages of the peer-review process by notifying authors of journal decisions and transmitting final versions of accepted manuscripts to the publisher.
  3. Manages the general email account for both journals, which includes preparing correspondence for and responding to inquiries by editors, associate editors, authors, and reviewers, and forwarding pertinent correspondence to relevant staff.
  4. Answers the general phone line for Gastroenterology and CGH.
  5. As needed, provides technical support to all parties involved with the peer-review process.
  6. As needed, compiles and edits reports and related documents for weekly and/or biweekly journal board of editors meetings.
  7. Maintains online manuscript submission and tracking database.
  8. Assists with quality control.
  9. Collects and files copyright forms.
  10. General administrative tasks, such as scheduling appointments for staff and journal contributors.

Qualifications:

  1. Bachelor’s degree, preferably in english, journalism, science, or related field.
  2. Experience editing publications; proofreading skill and excellent grammar required.
  3. Word processing and general computer skills required; Excel experience desired; working knowledge of content management systems and FTP client software preferred.

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