Join the CTSNet team which aims to connect the international cardiothoracic community. Your integral role would lead the marketing and sponsorship efforts for this medical association which leverages Internet connectivity to facilitate communication, collaboration, education, and interaction amongst cardiothoracic surgeons and their teams across the globe.
CTSNet, Inc. (www.ctsnet.org), headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, USA, is a leading international source of online resources related to cardiothoracic surgery, as well as the major hub of the international online community of cardiothoracic surgeons and allied health care professionals. The mission of CTSNet is to “connect the global cardiothoracic community.”
In collaboration with the CTSNet Executive Director and Managing Editor, manages the marketing of CTSNet. Works with medical device manufacturers and other companies that serve the field of cardiothoracic surgery on advertising, sponsorship, and blast e-mail opportunities; manages CTSNet’s relationships with Participating Organizations and expands organizational participation in CTSNet; helps support individual CTSNet site users, industry representatives, volunteer surgeon leaders, and other stakeholders.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities
Markets CTSNet.org sponsorship, advertising, blast e-mail, webinar, podcast, and other collaborative opportunities to industry representatives, Participating Organizations, and other health-care entities.
Maintains a database of key information on industry representatives and Participating Organizations (including organizations that may potentially participate in CTSNet).
Builds relationships with industry contacts to expand industry engagements for CTSNet.
Oversees sponsorship and advertising relationships to ensure that groups take full advantage of purchased opportunities.
Builds relationships with contacts at cardiothoracic surgery organizations to expand organizational participation in CTSNet.
Oversees CTSNet’s provision of benefits to Member and Participating Organizations.
Develops and implements marketing plans for special CTSNet offerings, including livestreamed events, webinars, and guest editor series.
Manages the posting of banners and other advertising/sponsorship materials on CTSNet.org and CTSNet social media channels.
Manages CTSNet blast email sends.
Creates and executes strategies to encourage CTSNet individual contacts to update their contact information regularly.
Assesses on a regular basis the look, organization, and utility of CTSNet.org, and makes suggestions for modifications and enhancements, especially with respect to new revenue-producing opportunities.
Assists with editing CTSNet.org content as needed.
Staffs the CTSNet exhibit booth at major cardiothoracic surgery events as needed.
Other duties as assigned.
Bachelor’s degree with an emphasis on communications, marketing, and/or business required.
Minimum of three years’ experience working on the business side of a web or electronic communications organization, and/or in an association marketing/electronic communications department. Web-editing experience and working within a content management system such as Drupal or WordPress is required. Experience using advanced blast email systems is highly preferred. Experience managing advertising and/or sponsorship agreements, along with a background in sales/marketing or customer/donor relations, is strongly preferred.
Essential Skills and Abilities
Excellent written and oral communication skills
A strong sense for visual design
Proficiency with Microsoft Office products
Excellent organizational, planning, and follow-through capabilities; attention to detail
Ability to multi-task and manage several projects simultaneously
Ability to develop and maintain positive working relationships with co-workers, volunteer leaders, other organizations, and industry contacts; tact, diplomacy, and good judgment
Positive attitude in the workplace
Flexibility and adaptability to changing daily activities and schedules
Ability to travel, as necessary
Energy, creativity, initiative, eagerness to learn, and professionalism required. Candidate must exemplify the STS Core Staff Values of Leadership, Quality, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, Professionalism, Innovation, and Collaboration.
About The Society of Thoracic Surgeons
The Society of Thoracic Surgeons is a rapidly growing not-for-profit organization representing more than 7,500 surgeons, researchers, and allied health care professionals worldwide who are dedicated to ensuring the best possible heart, lung, esophageal, and other surgical procedures for the chest. Founded in 1964, the mission of STS is to enhance the ability of cardiothoracic surgeons to provide the highest quality patient care through education, research, and advocacy.
With a staff of 75+ dedicated employees, STS is headquartered in Chicago’s Streeterville area with another office in downtown Washington, DC. The STS staff strives for excellence while upholding the core values of Leadership, Quality, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, Professionalism, Innovation, and Collaboration.
Through the STS National Database, the Society has demonstrated its leadership in collecting and analyzing surgical outcomes data in order to improve patient treatments, quality of life, and long-term health.
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