Project Manager Community & Core Group Development

The AO is a medically-guided, not-for-profit organisation, a global network of surgeons, and the world's leading education, innovation, and research organisation specialising in the surgical treatment of trauma and musculoskeletal disorders. We have a global network of over 520,000 health care professionals. Each year we offer over 870 educational events around the world, supported by nearly 8,000 faculty members and attended by over 82,600 participants. We have around 20,000 surgeon members working in the fields of trauma, spine, craniomaxillofacial, veterinary, and reconstructive surgery. For more information, visit:

Employment Type:  Permanent
Part-time percentage:  80%
This position is located in: 

Davos Platz, CH

Experience level:  Experienced professional
Please send us your application documents in:  English or German

In this role you are required to:

  • Manage the development and further enhancements of value adding programs for our communities (e.g. membership, fellowship, mentorship, pathways) in line with set objectives, by closely collaborating with the Manager Community  and Core Group Dev, Community Development Commissions & Managers, and other internal stakeholders
  • Define, develop and implement value adding member acquisition and retention concepts and supporting assets for AO's key touch-points (courses, congresses, websites), including conceptualization, development, asset creation, communication plans, evaluation, refinements
  • Analyze member statistics and provide relevant reports to management and governance levels including suggested measures
  • Support community development commission managers: planning and execution of meetings, minutes and follow up of action items (excluding F2F logistics)
  • Have budget responsibility for assigned projects
  • Communicate with surgeons and senior management, and collaborate with Marketing and regional teams
  • On request: provide onsite support at major key events and congresses     
  • Implementation of Community and Core Group Development programs and activities

To master this challenge you have:

  • BSc or MSc in relevant field (Business, Marketing, Event Management, or similar)
  • Proven record of professional experience in event management or project management or similar field (2-3 years)
  • Good communication skills and ability to interact with stakeholders on all levels
  • Strong project management skills
  • Ability to prioritize work plans and handle multiple projects simultaneously with tight deadlines and sudden changes
  • Reliable, proactive and problem-solving attitude with excellent organizational skills
  • Passionate about continuous improvement, entrepreneurial and creative mindset to further develop the different communities
  • Social media management experience
  • Empathy and ability to interact with HCP on all levels
  • Excellent knowledge of English. Knowledge of additional languages would be an asset

We offer

  • An interesting and varied job in an exciting and innovative organization
  • The opportunity to be part of a highly committed international team
  • Modern infrastructure
  • Employment conditions which match the requirements and offer a high degree of flexibility regarding working hours and location

If you meet the requirements of this challenging opportunity, please submit your complete online application (motivation letter, CV, recent photograph, certificates, reference letters, etc) through our online application system.

Date of publication:  Sep 5, 2023