The Director of Education and Professional Development is responsible for the successful evaluation, development and execution of organization’s learning programs. In addition, this position is the primary point of contact for our accreditation with ACCME and responsible for the development, evaluation, execution and compliance with the ACCME standards.
Assess current educational strategy for the organization.
Develop new educational strategy and plan that is in alignment with organizational goals and mission, for immediate and long-term implementation.
Develop implementation plan and timeline for new strategy.
Evaluate learning needs for members; develop program to meet their needs.
Work with subject matter experts (SMEs) to develop new educational program content utilizing relevant, innovative educational access media (e.g. in-person and virtual training courses, online CME learning, interactive learner engagement, etc.).
Work in conjunction with CEO, Staff, Board, and Education Committee Chair in the development and execution of programs.
Develop and implement appropriate educational policies.
Job performance goals in the first year
Provide analysis of current educational program.
Develop education strategy and plan within first 6 months.
Develop new programs in areas driven by the strategic plan and assessment of learner needs.
Ensure program engagement, target numbers (attendance and budget expectations) are met and programs are sustainable.
Appropriate engagement of Subject Matter Experts.
Provide budget recommendations for current and new programs.
Working with the societies CME consultants, complete and submit ACCME reaccreditation application an obtain reaccreditation.
Bachelor’s Degree required; Masters preferred; Education emphasis in adult, continuing or professional education or related degree. Appropriate experience may be substituted for Education emphasis.
Expertise in ACCME Essentials, Elements, Standards and Policies.
Prior experience working with, and obtaining credit for, programs from other credit granting agencies, such as ASRT, preferred.
Successful experience in medical education grant writing, securing and reconciliation of grants.
A broad knowledge of, and demonstrated history of success in, business practices, educational theory and instructional technology applicable to delivering educational curriculum.
General Association Management skills; able to forge partnerships and expand programs.
Strong experience with office technology including Microsoft Office, and the ability to learn other software including Association Management System and Learning Management System (Protech and Elevate).
Excellent member service mentality and delivery; effective oral and written communications, and strong organizational and interpersonal skills. Ability to think proactively and creatively.
Must excel in a fast-paced, team-oriented environment. Cooperative, supportive, and “can-do” attitude is crucial to success. This person must have integrity and credibility with leaders, members, and staff.
Ability to travel over multiple days and weekends is required.