ISID Open Positions

ISID is currently hiring for the following positions:

(last updated 07/09/21)

Position Title Senior Manager of Operations
FLSA Status Exempt
Reports to CEO
Location Anywhere, USA
Responsibilities Oversee ISID’s Programmatic Operations

About the International Society of Infectious Diseases

The International Society for Infectious Diseases (ISID) is a non-profit organization with an unwavering commitment to infectious disease practitioners, scientists, and public health professionals working in resource-limited settings around the world. To support its many members, ISID organizes leading international congresses, offers open access infection control resources, and distributes grants to young investigators beginning their careers in the field of infectious diseases. Additionally, ISID operates the International Journal of Infectious Diseases and has organized infectious disease innovation marathons sparking novel solutions that address disease control challenges. The flagship program under ISID’s umbrella is the Program for Emerging Diseases (ProMED), an emerging diseases surveillance network that operates around the world.  From this program, many projects have developed relying on the ProMED daily post data across a wide range of pathogens, countries, and species.

Job Description

Within ISID, the Sr. Manager of Operations will have a broad scope of responsibilities and a forward-facing role.  The Sr. Manager of Operations will be responsible for the management and advancement of ISID’s large portfolio of grants, programs, and events. The Sr. Manager of Operations will have the opportunity to work collaboratively with various global staff and partners. The ISID staff consists of highly educated professionals with significant experience working in the health field around the world.  The Sr. Manager of Operations will oversee the smooth running of ISID’s programmatic operations.

Responsibilities

  • Aligning with organizational goals, oversee all systems and processes at ISID, creating various systems for reporting, communication, monitoring and record keeping
  • Create and document protocols, communicate processes, and successfully oversee reproducible standard operating procedures, methods, best practices, particularly for ISID’s various projects and portfolio management
  • Create, maintain and assess departments, project and grants budgets, creating reports and tracking measurements as needed
  • Support CEO with the successful planning, implementation, and management of international congresses and meetings
  • Support CFO with various financial communications and processes to gain efficiencies and facilitate timely delivery of results
  • Act as a resource to the ISID Executive Team across functional areas, by providing data and reports needed for decision-making, growth and/or change
  • Create, maintain and assess departmental, project and grants budgets.  Create reports as needed
  • Oversee ISID contracts, working with outside counsel and CEO, set up, review, negotiate and monitor all compliance, opening and closing contracts.
  • Identify and monitor ISID risks, compliance, and oversight of nonprofit ISID 501c3 charitable filings and human resources and personnel management, support, and celebration
  • Work with staff to open communication channels internally and externally and support membership campaigns to raise visibility of ISID across the globe.
  • Develop a standard process for IKEEP webinars and content that addresses specific roles (e.g., topics, speakers, invitations, graphics, marketing, COI, references)
  • Evaluate software as a service to support systematic all ISID workflow efforts, online education efforts, and implement practical efficiencies while optimizing knowledge management approaches and delivery

ProMED Operations 

  • Support Director of Disease Surveillance in all processes related to ProMED, the online innovative global surveillance system operating 24/7
  • Assist with the resolution of operational aspects, including technical processes for ProMED, ensuring easy access and operational success
  • Monitor and evaluate ongoing financial costs, legal agreements and surrounding communications about process changes and upgrades
  • Contribute to operational support of infrastructure and technology aspects of management of ProMED and related programmatic projects
  • Develop standard processes for tracking, monitoring, and continually improving fiscal transactions and administrative oversight related to the running of ProMED payments, travel, and reimbursements

Other

  • Portfolio Management for grant-related initiatives
  • Create and manage teams that contribute to biannual IMED and ICID meetings ensuring clear communication and all deliverables are met
  • Manage margins, costs, budgeting and forecasting
  • Manage relationships with vendors, consultants, partners and other ISID contributors
  • Support monetization and paid membership strategy for ISID
  • Be available to travel, including international travel
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the CEO

Core Qualifications

  • Passionate about leading change and leading people, while supporting the mission of ISID
  • Results driven expert adept at building coalition across functional areas
  • Self-starter driven to effect positive change in the world
  • Multiple years of demonstrative business acumen
  • Prior experience with project management in the nonprofit sector
  • Outstanding organizational skills
  • Prior experience developing, documenting and communicating processes
  • Ability to work independently
  • Prior experience managing the work of others
  • Ability, interest, and experience learning new software systems to facilitate ISID day to day work
  • Prior budgeting or expense tracking experience
  • Ability to compile baseline and statistical data for report purposes
  • Experience coordinating and tracking multiple projects and tasks simultaneously
  • Experience working with large numbers of external partners
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Competency with Microsoft Office and Google Workspace
Required Education Bachelor's degree or commensurate professional experience in business administration - public health, global health or infectious disease
Additional Skills & Qualifications
  • Project Management Certification (CPM, MPM, PPM, PMP etc.)
  • Oral and written proficiency in a language/languages other than English
  • Experience working with colleagues and partners across time zones, languages, and cultures
  • Positive team player
Physical Requirements
  • Ability to exert up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or a negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push or pull or otherwise move objects, including the human body.  This job involves sitting most of the time, walking and standing are required only occasionally
  • Picking, pinching, typing or otherwise working, primary with fingers rather than the whole hand or arm as in handling
  • Expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word.  Those activities in which they must convey detailed or important spoken instructions to other workers accurately, loudly or quickly
  • Perceiving the nature of sounds at normal speaking levels or without correction.  Ability to receive detailed information through oral communication and make fine discriminations in sound
  • Substantial movements of the wrists, hands and/or fingers

To apply, please email your resume and cover letter to [email protected]

Position Title Senior Database Administrator (Sr. DBA)
Type of Position Permanent, full-time
Reports to CEO
Location Boston, MA
Responsibilities Manage the maintenance, performance, and evolution of ISID’s critical databases located in a cloud environment.

About the International Society of Infectious Diseases

The International Society for Infectious Diseases (ISID) is a non-profit organization with an unwavering commitment to infectious disease practitioners, scientists, and public health professionals working in resource-limited settings around the world. To support its many members, ISID organizes leading international congresses, offers open access infection control resources, and distributes grants to young investigators beginning their careers in the field of infectious diseases. Additionally, ISID operates the International Journal of Infectious Diseases and has organized infectious disease innovation marathons sparking novel solutions that address disease control challenges. The flagship program under ISID’s umbrella is the Program for Emerging Diseases (ProMED), an emerging diseases surveillance network that operates around the world.  From this program, many projects have developed relying on the ProMED daily post data across a wide range of pathogens, countries, and species.

Job Description

The Sr. Database Administrator will manage the maintenance, performance, and evolution of ISID’s critical databases located in a cloud environment. The Sr. DBA will understand the needs of end users including ISID members, partners, general public and other collaborating organizations. This position will be responsible for information technology requirements gathering, conceptualization of dataflow processes, and informatics stakeholder engagement.  The Sr. DBA will provide insights on ISID’s IT strategic plan and provide updated reports to relevant committees and leadership team.

Responsibilities

The Sr. DBA will serve as the point person for database administration within the larger information technology and informatics strategic plan and will be responsible for the following:

  • Manage AWS relational database (MySQL backend), with an eye toward extensibility, growth, and other innovative data storage, retrieval and sharing (e.g. graphic database).
  • Inform strategic insights on ISID’s technical growth with focus on data management, subscription services, and user APIs.
  • Establish and ensure adherence to all ISID data governance policies and procedures including Disaster Recovery Plan, Acceptable Use Policy, and Data Sharing Agreements with partners, including approaches to data access, webscraping and user experience.
  • Establish and support ProMED’s helpdesk standard operating procedures.
  • Build data queries for export and data sharing usage for internal and external
  • Drive new growth opportunities in collaboration with other lead ISID staff and ISID partners by identifying, prioritizing, developing, and launching new products, services and business models.
  • Oversee compliance with user data protection regulations
  • Maintain availability to travel domestically and internationally to conduct Society business and represent the organization
  • Other duties as assigned by the Executive Director to contribute to the effectiveness, efficiency and growth of the organization
Required Education Computer Science, Informatics, Computational Science, Software Engineering, or similar Bachelor’s Degree (Master’s-level degree preferred)
Additional Skills & Qualifications
  • 5+ years of experience in database management of relational databases (MySQL)
  • 3+ years of experience in cloud-based data management (preferably AWS RDS)
  • Experienced in views, stored procedures, and query/ schema optimization
  • Experienced in Extract, Transform, and Load (ETL) development
  • Experienced in Data Warehouse solution design and maintenance
  • Preferred experience with API development in AWS

To apply, please email your resume and cover letter to [email protected]