SPSP, located in Metro-accessible downtown Washington DC, is a small and staff-friendly professional society offering a comprehensive benefit package, including 4 weeks PTO, 11 paid holidays, 8% contribution to a 403b retirement, paid medical/dental/vision, flexible scheduling, shortened summer schedule, professional development funds, health and wellness stipend, and life insurance. SPSP leadership and staff are committed to a diverse workforce.
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The Meetings Manager oversees the development, management, and execution of the events of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology (SPSP). Events include the SPSP annual convention, related pre-conference sessions, Board of Directors Meetings Logistics and the Summer Psychology Forum. The annual convention attracts more than 3,600 attendees and has a budget size of over $1,000,000. The Meetings Manager regularly collaborates with the Program Manager to ensure that the programmatic and educational goals are being met.
The Chief Operating Officer serves as the second in command for the organization. This newly created position has primary responsibility for business operations including IT, facilities, finance and human resources. In addition, based on experience/skillset, the COO will assume duties that may include donor relations, business development and program management. The COO supports the Executive Director with overall management of staff and new initiatives, and assists the Executive Director in providing support to the Executive Committee and Board of Directors. This person serves as the primary point of contact for the organization in the Executive Director’s absence. As SPSP is a small organization, many of the functions of the COO require both hands-on participation and strategic development.