Job Title: Hearing Science Accelerator Coordinator
Reports To: Director of Research Administration
Location: 2100 W. 3rd Street, Suite 111, Los Angeles, CA 90057
Job Status: Full Time
Therapies for some ear and neurological diseases that cause hearing loss have not seen significant advancement in decades. The Hearing Science Accelerator (HSA) is a program spearheaded by the House Institute that calls on experts from around the world both inside and outside the medical community to focus on a specific disease in a formal academic setting. The inaugural HSA symposium will focus on the treatment of Vestibular Schwannomas. Participants will review the current state of available treatments, as well as deliver a variety of suggestions on how we can accelerate the science of that disease. The Hearing Science Accelerators will address several different diseases. Each HSA project will focus on specific clinical priorities as well as defining gaps in knowledge and research that hinder the implementation of new treatment modalities for the disease in question and identify the necessary steps to address them. A white paper that summarizes the findings and recommendations will be produced after the conclusion of the symposium to guide future research efforts and define funding opportunities.
The Hearing Science Accelerator Coordinator (HSAC) will work collaboratively with the House Institute Research Faculty and the Steering Committee to develop a dynamic symposium that unites thought leaders from clinical, research, and other related fields and disciplines. This individual will support the strategic planning process from start to finish as well as the logistics of the 3-day symposium itself. The successful applicant must be willing to acquire fluency in the history, current treatments, and literature surrounding hearing-related diseases. They will exhibit a self-motivated, highly organized, resourceful, and investigative personality. This role requires the ability to synthesize complex information, ideas, and input, effectively delegate to peers and superiors alike, take sound executive action, and maintain clear and consistent lines of communication within the House Institute and across international stakeholders.
- Build network of partnerships with relevant experts, policymakers, agency heads, private sector leaders, media, and peer institutions.
- Identify and recruit interdisciplinary experts as participants who can advise on treatment modalities, clinical care, and the application of emerging technologies.
- Interface as the primary logistical contact with cross-sectoral stakeholders including research scientists, physicians, public health professionals, policy makers and government entities who can actively leverage their expertise to promote hearing research, treatment, and interventions.
- Strategize with House Institute Faculty to create a deadline-driven blueprint for the planning of the symposium. Track progress and uphold a culture of accountability.
- Drive the preparation and planning of inaugural HSA through responding to inquiries, maintaining correspondence, sharing memos, reports, research manuscripts, assisting in PowerPoint presentations, and booking travel arrangements.
- Work closely with Marketing and Communications to design and implement a coherent external affairs strategy that promotes the mission and vision of the HSA.
- Coordinate advisors to form local and international steering committees.
- Engage with steering committee to develop programming and outreach that builds momentum leading up to the symposium.
- Facilitate communication and monthly conference calls between the steering committee and the subcommittees to ensure timeliness of deliverables and preparedness.
- Create conference budget and track all expenditures accordingly.
- Negotiate venue and lodging contracts.
- Serve as liaison with vendors on all event-related matters to ensure program success.
- Direct logistics during event to ensure high quality experience for attendees, staff, volunteers, and speakers.
- Oversee the collection and evaluation of metrics that reflect the success of conferences.
- Obtain feedback, propose new ideas, and seek to improve the planning and execution of HSAs year over year.
- Maintain strategic communication with attendees post symposium to report on progress towards goals and share important developments.
Education and Experience
- B.A. or B.S. plus minimum of three years of research, medical, or science experience.
- Experience conducting and writing up findings from in-depth review of peer-reviewed literature.
- Prior experience in an academic or research setting, healthcare setting, non-profit, or start-up preferred.
Qualifications, Skills, and Abilities
- A strong commitment to advancing HIF’s mission and values.
- Commitment to delivering the highest quality program that furthers HIF’s reputation for innovation and excellence.
- Ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with faculty, administrators, and international experts.
- A respectful and assertive delegator with impeccable follow through.
- Skilled in written and verbal communication in both formal and informal situations.
- Ability to motivate and manage diverse personalities.
- Willingness to travel locally and regionally and work occasional evenings and weekends.
- Energized by competing priorities and responsive to deadlines.
- Excellent organization and planning skills with an eye for detail.
- Self-directed working style while maintaining flexibility and receptiveness to feedback.
- A positive, lateral thinker who is determined to remove barriers to administrative and program goals.
- Proficient in the use of audiovisual equipment, PC computers using Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Windows, and Outlook applications) and G-Suite.
- Familiarity with the Delphi and other Deliberative Methods.
- Some event management experience a plus.
Compensation and Benefits
- HIF prides itself in offering its employees a competitive salary.
- HIF offers a generous benefits package that includes medical, dental, and vision coverage, life insurance, paid sick and vacation time, and a 401K retirement savings plan.
- HIF employees benefit from a flexible and fun working environment where the focus is placed on outcomes and success.
To apply, please visit www.hifla.org for more information. Resumes and cover letters can be submitted via e-mail to email@example.com. Resumes submitted without cover letters will not be considered. Only candidates who are selected for an interview will be contacted.
House Institute Foundation is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.