Optica is recruiting for a Deputy Senior Director of Operations– Corporate Engagement. The new position is home-based, hands-on and reports directly to Optica’s Chief Technology Officer. The incumbent will lead the operations of other (home-based) staff to develop and execute the new phase in Optica’s exciting offer to corporate members worldwide. This role will be active in North America, Europe, and Asia Pacific.
Our ideal candidate will work closely with the CTO to develop and execute an ambitious plan of expansion. It requires close-knit teamwork to deliver results on time and budget. To succeed you will need excellent communication skills, being responsible for the output in a fast-paced non-profit environment.
Direct leadership of a remote team of up to ten people in the Corporate Engagement business unit. The team develops and executes activities including industry outreach, events and market/industry analysis as well as membership support. Some team members operate in different time zones.
Ensures membership growth and retention targets are reviewed, adjusted and met annually.
Provides continuous feedback on improving the membership value proposition based on corporate member feedback and evolving needs.
Produces reports and (video) presentations to track activities, outcomes and benchmarks on a recurring basis.
Key contributor to governance council updates and presentations.
Ensures Optica staff are regularly updated on department goals, accomplishments, and ongoing activities.
Provides quality assurance checks on the department’s Optica website and outgoing messages.
EXPERIENCE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:
An understanding of the Photonics technology and industry is a big advantage.
Ten or more years success in a senior-level position.
Proven record of staff management and leadership
Proven experience as a manager of remote teams within a global, multi-cultural environment
Estimated Travel: 5-10%, e.g., for organization-wide events.
Located in the Dupont Circle neighborhood of Washington, DC, Optica, formerly OSA, offers a competitive salary and excellent benefits. Send resume, cover letter, and salary requirements to email@example.com.
Optica (formerly OSA) is dedicated to promoting the generation, application, archiving, and dissemination of knowledge in optics and photonics worldwide. Founded in 1916, it is the leading organization for scientists, engineers, business professionals, students, and others interested in the science of light. Optica’s renowned publications, meetings, online resources, and in-person activities fuel discoveries, shape real-life applications and accelerate scientific, technical, and educational achievement.