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Associate Director of Data Science and Public Impact

Posted: October 22, 2020

Location: Washington D.C.

The American Society of Nephrology (ASN)—which represents over 21,000 physicians, scientists, nurses, and other health professionals dedicated to leading the fight against kidney disease—seeks a full-time Associate Director of Data Science and Public Impact.

The ASN Associate Director will help lead a new department encompassing marketing, communications and data science. This department will employ evidence-based decision making as well as a strong creative focus to advance the mission and goals of ASN, reflect the tremendous changes occurring in nephrology practice, research and education, expand existing audiences and build new audiences for a field experiencing dynamic growth and change.


  • Develop and lead external marketing efforts to advance the reputation and reach of the ASN Alliance for Kidney Health.
  • Help ensure the work of the Data Science and Public Impact center advances mission, goals and programs of the ASN Alliance.
  • Expand visibility and impact of individual ASN Alliance programs, such as educational, publishing, and policy initiatives.
  • Supervise staff involved with promoting ASN Alliance initiatives.
  • (Identify and build relationships that should be created/developed to enhance visibility with target audiences.
  • Create and implement mapping and segmentation strategies, trend analyses, and custom reporting/querying that support strategic dissemination of material.
  • Develop and execute ASN's brand, marketing strategy, and branding guidelines.
  • Oversee editorial direction, content, design, production, and distribution of promotional material. Write and edit material as needed.
  • Help the ASN Alliance maintain a consistent organizational voice and message.
  • Support a service-oriented approach to working with other ASN departments to identify marketing goals and develop strategic, effective campaigns that include reporting of performance metrics.
  • Remain current with emerging technologies, integrating technological upgrades as appropriate.
  • Apply critical and creative thinking to every aspect of the center's portfolio and how it relates to the ASN Alliance.

Skills and experience:

  • A minimum of eight years of relevant experience with a demonstrated track record of success including strong leadership skills.
  • A minimum of five years' proven success supervising staff at various levels, and a track record of advancing professional development on staff teams.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop, execute, and modify strategic marketing plans that support complex organizations, and proven success overseeing market research, assessment, and analysis.
  • Experience using Association Management System (AMS) software, including Customer Relationship Management (CRM) and Membership lifecycle tracking, and an understanding of high-level AMS integrations with key partner systems, including broadcast email platform.
  • Superb oral and written communication, project management and collaboration skills.
  • Familiarity with science and medicine and the non-profit environment, including mission-based marketing.
  • Proven success facilitating and managing excellent working relationships with volunteers and external partners.
  • Experience conducting/overseeing relevant market research.
  • The ability to direct multiple projects and lead teams that work across departments.
  • Willingness to make difficult decisions when needed to ensure the success of organizational priorities.
  • Experience directing projects that rely on internal staff and external experts.

ASN offers a competitive salary commensurate with experience and a comprehensive fringe benefits package.

Interested applicants should email a cover letter, resume, and salary requirements (with the subject line: Associate Director of Data Science and Public Impact) to ASN at Please note the society can only accept online applications for this position.