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Digital Learning Associate

Job Type Full-Time  
Experience Level Entry  
Organization Type Non-Profit  
Pay Range TBD  

About this position

About the Society for Neuroscience

Founded in 1969, the Society for Neuroscience (SfN) now has more than 36,000 members in more than 95 countries. Year-round programming includes the publishing of two highly regarded scientific journals, JNeurosci and eNeuro; professional development resources and career training through Neuronline¸ the Society’s home for learning and discussion; science advocacy and public policy engagement including annual Capitol Hill Day; and a variety of engaging public outreach efforts, led by the expanding and interactive collection of public-facing resources on BrainFacts.org. SfN’s annual meeting regularly attracts more than 30,000 attendees, representing 80 countries; 536 exhibiting companies; and close to 300 journalists.

SfN exists to:

  • Advance scientific exchange;
  • Support the neuroscience community;
  • Educate and engage the public; and
  • Advocate for the field.

Position Summary


The Digital Learning Associate supports the planning, execution, and evaluation of digital learning events and initiatives for SfN’s member website, Neuronline. The Associate works with cross-functional teams to project manage and staff webinars, virtual events, podcast recordings, programmatic recordings, and support the Neuronline online community as needed. They will be responsible for identifying and capturing relevant information from on-demand content as well as working with the multimedia team on postproduction tasks. They will coordinate with internal stakeholder teams to plan, create, schedule, launch and promote mission-critical content. Additionally, the Associate works with SfN vendors, technology services, and digital platforms to support and develop SfN’s digital learning program. 

Essential Job Functions include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Provide project management and event support for webinars, virtual conferences, podcasts and Neuronline Community forums. This may include managing the online event calendar, developing project timelines, leading and monitoring promotion, and reporting. 
  • Identify content to use in promoting and repackaging, assisting the multimedia team with content production. 
  • Manage the post-production process for webinar and other digital learning recordings. 
  • Manage shared documents, update standard operating procedures, and facilitate communication between stakeholders. 
  • Assist in the development and maintenance of an editorial calendar. 
  • Collaborates with Creative Services and Multimedia teams on visual assets for assigned sites. 
  • Ensure consistency and quality of events by collecting, reviewing, and updating digital assets, such as PowerPoint presentations, speaker bios, and speaker compliance forms. 
  • Assist departments in planning, creating, updating, maintaining and retiring engaging, accessible web content and intuitive site structure to ensure that web properties are effectively meeting member needs and organizational goals.
  • Assist with monitoring the digital learning budget, entering contracts and ORs. 
  • Develop, document, and communicate process improvements to enhance virtual events and the overall digital program. 
  • In partnership with other members of the Digital Strategy team, write and edit promotional materials to support priority content. 
  • Maintain and create reports to inform program development, senior staff and programmatic teams. 
  • Other duties as assigned. 

Supervisory Responsibilities:

  • None

Minimum Requirements and Qualifications

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree 
  • 2 Years general administrative experience or with digital content, programs and/or platforms


  • Background in neuroscience strongly preferred 
  • Basic editing knowledge preferred 
  • Basic knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite preferred but not required
  • Experience with virtual event coordination or project management
  • Strong attention to detail, ability to handle multiple concurrent projects and meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to concisely compile and organize information
  • Experience with data analysis, or desire to learn
  • Experience in learning management systems, webinar or virtual meeting systems, or desire to learn
  • Interest in learning and development, instructional design, and technology 
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills 
  • Ability to work collaboratively
  • Ability to use good judgement and to be diplomatic with sensitive situations

About Organization

The Society for Neuroscience (SfN) is the world's largest organization of scientists and physicians devoted to advancing understanding of the brain and nervous system. A membership society, SfN has grown from 500 members in 1969 to nearly 35,000 in 80+ countries today. SfN promotes scientific exchange through its annual meeting, which attracts more than 30,000 attendees from around the globe, and its scientific publications, eNeuro and The Journal of Neuroscience.

SfN also supports the neuroscience community through professional development programming and is dedicated to sharing the excitement and progress of scientific discovery through public information and outreach. SfN advocates for policies that advance science and improve health, such as ensuring strong national investments in research and the responsible use of animals in research.