The American Astronomical Society (AAS), established in 1899 and based in Washington, DC, is the major organization of professional astronomers in North America. Its membership of about 8,000 individuals also includes physicists, mathematicians, geologists, engineers, and others whose research and educational interests lie within the broad spectrum of subjects comprising contemporary astronomy. The mission of the AAS is to enhance and share humanity's scientific understanding of the universe.
AAS has an opening for a Registration and Housing Specialist reporting directly to the Director of Meeting Services while taking direction and input from the Senior Meeting Manager. This is an exciting opportunity for a meetings professional with at least four years' experience in the meeting and convention industry and/or event/meeting planning.
The right candidate will have:
PC experience with Windows operating system and Microsoft Office;
Experience in an association, academic or science (preferred) environment;
Excellent oral, written communication and interpersonal skills;
Demonstrates ability to maintain high quality standards and focus on details while meeting deadlines under a heavy workload;
Strong customer service focus, collegial disposition and positive attitude, as well as a proven dedication to providing exceptional customer support;
Demonstrates ability to work independently with minimal supervision, as well as in a team environment and to use independent judgment in addressing competing priorities;
If you have:
Working knowledge of the iMIS membership database and Crystal Reports;
Experience with Online Abstract Submission and Event Management Software;
Knowledge of hotel contracts and room block commitments,
The ability to interact and communicate professionally and effectively with a wide variety of individuals, including volunteers and staff, speakers and vendors;
Please submit your resume and cover letter with salary requirements for consideration.
AAS is an equal opportunity employer
About American Astronomical Society
The American Astronomical Society (AAS), established in 1899 and based in Washington, DC, is the major organization of professional astronomers in North America.