Careers at ISPE

Do you want a career where you know you are MAKING A DIFFERENCE?

We select people with creativity, integrity, passion and the ambition to make a difference and we focus on attracting and choosing the brightest and best talent.

We’re looking for people who:

  • Have a STRONG work ethic – know how to work hard and set high goals and expectations for themselves
  • Are TEAM PLAYERS – collaborate efficiently and effectively and understand that no one can achieve greatness on their own
  • Maintain a POSITIVE ATTITUDE - even in difficult or stressful situations
  • Are LEADERS and can take charge and tackle projects, both big and small

Career Opportunities


Our Core Values

Core values are the fundamental beliefs upon which ISPE is based on. They are the guiding principles that we use to manage our business, our Members, and internal customers and should be the anchor for every facet of our organization.

accountability

ACCOUNTABILITY

We accept responsibility for our work and learn from our mistakes
We honor our commitments and will take personal responsibility to help achieve the desired results. We proactively work to overcome obstacles. We learn from our mistakes and use them as an opportunity for improvement.

collaboration

COLLABORATION

We work together to achieve our goals
We are a global team united by a common purpose as defined in the strategic plan. We encourage open communication, coordination, and team-based approaches to achieve goals.

professional excellence

PROFESSIONAL EXCELLENCE

We deliver quality work and are open to exploring and trying new things
We deliver quality work through our competence, commitment to continuous learning, and motivation to achieve the Society’s goals. We will be fearless in pursuing new approaches that help us achieve our goals. We embrace change for the opportunities it brings.

Integrity

INTEGRITY

We are honest, fair, and ethical
We conduct our business with the highest standards and professionalism. We are transparent, honest, and ethical in all our interactions with one another, our members, and others.

respect

RESPECT

We embrace diversity, provide support, and encourage one another
We recognize that diversity in thoughts, opinions, and backgrounds contributes to making us a stronger team. We approach one another with open minds and in a way that promotes positive interactions.


Benefits

We offer a generous and competitive benefits package, including medical, dental and vision coverage, holidays and other paid time off, retirement, life and disability insurance, and more.

Salary Compensation

  • Competitive Base Salary
  • Merit and Bonus System
  • Professional Development

Health Benefits

  • Medical Insurance
  • Dental Insurance
  • Vision Insurance

Income Protection and Security Benefits

  • Generous 401K Match
  • Life Insurance/AD&D
  • Dependent Life Insurance
  • Short-Term Disability
  • Long-Term Disability
  • Medical Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
  • Dependent Day Care Flexible Spending Account (FSA)

Work-Life Balance

  • Work from home opportunities available for some positions
  • Parental leave
  • Stress Management Program
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Compassionate, Jury Duty and Military Family leave
  • Robust PTO plan including:
    • Closed from Christmas through New Year's Day
    • 9 Paid holidays
    • 3 Personal days
    • Carryover provision

Our vision is to be an association that serves our Members and patients by leading the scientific, technical, and regulatory advancements of the pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical industry. Working together, we will accomplish this by initiating discussions, collaborations, education, and training on relevant issues that matter the most in the industry.

Our success is dependent on the commitment and competency of all who work at ISPE. If you don’t see an open position but are interested in a career at ISPE, please submit your resume today.

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Career Opportunities

  • Accountant

    IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR: Controller
    DEPARTMENT: Finance
    LOCATION: Remote, East Coast

    General Summary

    The Accountant I responsibilities will include assisting in day-to-day accounting operations including receivables, payables, and month-end close. In addition to preparing, processing, and analyzing various accounting data and operational information, the role will support the COO/CFO with contracts’ management and other financial and administrative tasks. 

    Principal Duties and Responsibilities

    Essential Functions:

    • Daily and on-going responsibilities of the Accountant I position include but are not limited to:
    • Accounts receivable         
    • Accounts payable 
    • Sales and use tax
    • General ledger (account reconciliations, journal entries, fixed assets, etc.)
    • Bank reconciliations
    • Support monthly close process
    • Support external annual audit
    • Contract review and maintenance
    • Legal liaison on trademark renewals
    • Special projects as needed

    Requirements & Qualifications

    Education and Experience:

    • BS degree in accounting or similar discipline
    • Experience with accounting software (Microsoft Dynamics preferred)
    • Intermediate Word, Excel, and PowerPoint skills
    • Demonstrated knowledge of accounting principles, practices, standards, and regulations
    • High attention to detail and accuracy
    • Ability to meet strict deadlines
    • Ability to work independently as well as collaboratively
    • Ability to balance competing priorities

    The above declarations are not intended to be an “all inclusive” list of duties and responsibilities of the job described, nor are they intended to be such a listing of the skills and abilities required to do the job. Rather, they are intended only to describe the general nature of the job, and are a reasonable representation of its activities. 

       
  • Conference/Event Manager

    IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR: Director of Events
    DEPARTMENT: Conferences & Digital Engagements (CDE)

    General Summary

    The Program Manager position requires a true multitasking and multidisciplinary manager with a very strong blend of program management, technical, and interpersonal skills that will be charged with managing ISPE’s hybrid conferences.

    The Program Manager is responsible for the development and management of our hybrid (in-person and virtual) conferences. The Program Manager works closely with the Conferences & Digital Engagements team members, internal stakeholders, volunteers, and external third parties on the entire hybrid conference experience from conception to post completion including conference design and layout, program planning, ancillary experiences, logistics, etc. The Program Manager provides leadership by overseeing the entire conference experience by engaging internal and external third-party stakeholders as needed and ensures Program Committee deliverables are met while providing support during all phases of the conference.

    Principal Duties and Responsibilities

    Essential Functions:

    • Systematically design, develop and deliver programs and experiences, both in-person and digital, in a consistent and reliable way to achieve an efficient, effective, appealing, engaging, and inspiring learning experience working with internal and external third-party stakeholders and volunteers
    • Lead conference Program Committees to design education content appropriate for conference goals, content priorities, current trends, and member needs
    • Build relationships with key volunteer leaders and subject matter experts to further the development of conference programs
    • Identify and recruit subject matter experts to serve as Program Committee members and leaders 
    • Provide program development leadership and support for Program Committees, as needed, on topic selection, speaker recruitment, industry and speaker resources, and best practices
    • Lead and manage the event deliverables, timeline and work collaboratively with internal and external stakeholders to ensure completion of all conference milestones and deliverables
    • Initiate and the complete the development of the event specifications forms and lead internal conference kick-off meetings with appropriate stakeholders
    • Assist in the research, data analysis, and development of the conference business plans
    • Conduct internal event planning meetings for internal stakeholders
    • Create content copy for use in all conference marketing materials, including website content, email promotions, print pieces, etc.
    • Manage the conference proposal submission process
    • Assist the Events Coordinator with event and speaker management tasks
    • Manage all onsite and virtual program activities for both in-person and virtual attendees at each conference 
    • Manage all post-conference communications to program committee, speakers, volunteers, etc.
    • Set-up post conference debriefing sessions for internal and external stakeholders and volunteers
    • Develop and manage post conference reporting summarizing the key data points and takeaways
    • Assist in the creation and continued development of internal workflows and processes to ensure efficiency and effectiveness in the day-to-day roles and responsibilities
    • Stay abreast of latest industry trends and best practices related to conference and program design
    • Develop a working knowledge of the pharmaceutical industry, its activities, and priorities
    • Fulfill other duties as assigned by the Director of Events and/or Associate Vice President of Conferences & Digital Engagements

    Requirements & Qualifications

    Education and Experience:

    • Five or more years of related experience in program and meeting management, association management, adult education, and/or related field
    • Experience with and proven capability in overseeing development of content in a technical discipline
    • Knowledge of best practices for program development and volunteer management
    • Experience in a fast-paced environment with limited supervision
    • Demonstrated ability to manage complex projects requiring interdepartmental coordination and implementation
    • Experience in creating and managing a hybrid or digital experience a plus
    • Pharmaceutical or related industry a plus
    • Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s degree preferred

    Travel:

    • Must be willing and able to travel to domestic and international events as required
    • Must possess or be eligible for a US Passport

    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

    • Experience working with high-level volunteers and VIPs  
    • Must be accurate and conscientious with exceptional attention to detail 
    • Enthusiastic and fast learner with intellectual curiosity and a willingness to take initiative
    • Excellent communication skills to inform team members on process and procedures, and to problem-solve in a team environment
    • Excellent program management and organization skills
    • Ability to set appropriate priorities and manage multiple tasks to meet firm deadlines 
    • Strong collaborator with ability to work across various departments and teams to create results
    • A positive attitude – maintaining poise and professionalism in stressful situations
    • A people person who is excellent at working with other people, teams, and building relationships
    • A problem solver – keen to understand customer needs and offer solutions

    The above declarations are not intended to be an “all inclusive” list of duties and responsibilities of the job described, nor are they intended to be such a listing of the skills and abilities required to do the job. Rather, they are intended only to describe the general nature of the job, and are a reasonable representation of its activities. 

       
  • Paid Digital Marketing Specialist

    IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR: Director, Marketing and Communications
    DEPARTMENT: Marketing and Communications

    General Summary

    The Paid Digital Marketing Specialist is responsible for the strategy, planning, executing, reporting and analysis for all ISPE’s digital marketing campaigns across all digital channels. This position will act as the internal client-service liaison on digital marketing projects, bringing digital marketing knowledge and skills to the marketing and communications plans.

    The Paid Digital Marketing Specialist position will be involved in developing and executing Omni-channel digital marketing campaigns including, but not limited to: paid advertising, paid search, remarketing, organic, social media, etc. The Paid Digital Marketing Specialist will ensure consistency throughout ISPE’s online presence, ensuring continuity of brand direction in all digital marketing efforts.

    The Paid Digital Marketing Specialist position requires a data-driven professional that leverages statistics to implement effective marketing strategies and processes for all responsibilities.

    Principal Duties and Responsibilities

    Essential Functions:

    Digital Communications:

    • Leads the development, execution, and implementation for all of the digital marketing campaigns, paid and organic, across all of the revenue and non-revenue generating value streams
    • Creates schedules, establishes benchmarks, KPIs, and goals, and sets timelines for digital marketing efforts
    • Measures and reports performance of all digital marketing campaigns, and assess against goals (ROI and KPIs) to draw key recommendations for continuous campaign optimization
    • Works with internal stakeholders to brainstorm new and innovative growth strategies that continue to improve ROIs and KPIs, with the goal of driving revenue
    • Contributes to the development and implementation of a holistic annual marketing plan to ensure proper utilization of digital marketing channels and support key initiatives
    • Executes campaigns that meet or exceed registration, membership, and sales revenue targets for ISPE conferences, webinars, training, membership, guidance documents, etc.
    • Identifies trends and insights, and optimizes spending and performance based on the insights
    • Monitors official ISPE online/digital communications for accurate and consistent compliance with ISPE branding guidelines.
    • Contributes to ISPE’s online/digital content, including writing and editing copy for paid ads, web pages, social media messages, blogs, newsletters, and bulk communication (email, text, etc.).
    • Proofreads and provides feedback all digital marketing communications during the approval process.

    Requirements & Qualifications

    Education and Experience:

    • Bachelor’s degree in Communications, Digital Marketing, Marketing, or a related field
    • Minimum 3 years’ experience in executing paid and organic digital marketing campaigns with specific knowledge in, but not limited to, LinkedIn Ads, Google Ads, Google Ad Manager, Google Analytics, Google Tag Manager, YouTube, and Facebook
    • Minimum 2 years’ experience in creating and executing paid and organic social media campaigns on LinkedIn, YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, blogs, etc.
    • Excellent organizational, project management and problem-solving skills to juggle multiple responsibilities at once and consistently meet deadlines.
    • Demonstrated experience using marketing analytics to inform and improve campaign strategy
    • Experience leveraging social media management and analytical tools such as Hootsuite, etc.
    • Experience creating and testing new approaches for promoting products and services, including formal A/B testing
    • Exceptional writing, editing, and proofreading skills
    • Intermediate understanding of SEO principles, including keyword research
    • Creative, confident, and collaborative
    • Skilled at working in a team environment and independently
    • Ability to work in a fast paced and dynamically changing environment
    • Pharma experience a plus

    Additional Skills for Success

    • Enthusiastic and fast learner with intellectual curiosity and a willingness to take initiative
    • Excellent communication skills to inform team members on process and procedures, and to problem-solve in a team environment
    • Strong collaborator with ability to work across various departments and teams to create results
    • Positive attitude – maintaining poise and professionalism in stressful situations
    • Strong attention to detail
    • People person who is excellent at working with other people, teams, and building relationships
    • Problem solver – keen to understand customer needs and offer solutions

    The above declarations are not intended to be an “all inclusive” list of duties and responsibilities of the job described, nor are they intended to be such a listing of the skills and abilities required to do the job. Rather, they are intended only to describe the general nature of the job, and are a reasonable representation of its activities. 

       

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