Education and Training, Meetings/Expositions/Events
4 Year Degree
The SDMS is seeking an experienced Learning Manager (Meetings) who is committed to ensuring that the SDMS Annual Conference and virtual conferences stay the premier conferences for the sonography industry. The Learning Manager (Meetings) manages and coordinates all aspects of the SDMS Annual Conference and virtual conferences, including vendors, volunteers, speakers, registration, advertising, exhibits, and sponsorships opportunities. The Learning Manager (Meetings) will also assist the SDMS Learning Department team with other departmental tasks.
Note: The items below are examples of the types of activities performed. Other duties may be assigned.
Manage and promote the SDMS Annual Conference and virtual conferences
Plan, implement, and evaluate logistics in coordination with contracted hotels, audiovisual company, exhibit management company, other related vendors, and staff, as applicable
Prepare draft annual budgets and monitor compliance with approved budgets
Negotiate, prepare, and maintain contracts with speakers, hotels, audiovisual company, exhibit management company, etc.
Secure and process advertising, exhibit, and sponsorship sales
Process registrations and attendance records
Plan, implement, and evaluate speaker selection, course topics, scheduling, recording, etc. in coordination with the Chief Learning Officer (CLO) and Conference Management Committee (CMC) to ensure an effective learning experience
Set up the SDMS Annual Conference and virtual conferences in the Association Management System (AMS), and Learning Management System (LMS)
Assist with the front end and back end management of the LMS related to both conferences including, troubleshooting customer issues, and identifying and implementing appropriate customization with the vendor
Manage applicable databases, software, and websites to ensure data is complete, up-to-date, and accurate (e.g., conference app, exhibitor management system, SDMS content management system and website, etc.)
Coordinate and arrange hotel, meeting, and travel accommodations for SDMS/SDMS Foundation Board of Directors, Committee, External and Internal Liaisons, JDMS, and Task Force meetings
Assist with department customer service-related calls and emails received from SDMS members, customers, volunteers, and vendors
Assist the CLO in reviewing, evaluating, and reporting on key event metrics (e.g., attendance, evaluation data, expenses/revenue, etc.)
At least 3-5 years of experience managing meetings in the association industry with 750+ attendees and 75+ exhibitors
At least 3-5 years association experience required
Learning management system and learning content management system experience required
Association management software experience required; netForum Enterprise experience preferred
Strong computer skills including Microsoft Office applications, HTML, etc.; Internet and technology savvy
Ability to work effectively, efficiently, independently, and in an organized manner in a fast-paced environment and motivated to achieve outstanding results
The employee must be willing to travel, upon request, to the SDMS Annual Conference each year (usually 5 to 7 days)
The employee may be required to work off hours, weekends, and/or holidays periodically to meet deadlines and support projects
About Society of Diagnostic Medical Sonography
With over 26,000 members, the Society of Diagnostic Medical Sonography (SDMS) is the largest association of sonographers and sonography students in the world. Our success is a result of the teamwork between our talented employees and our outstanding volunteers. We value our staff and provide an exceptional benefits package and encourage continuing education and professional development. Apply today to join our dynamic and growing team!