Education and Training, Meetings/Expositions/Events, Project Management/Program Development
4 Year Degree
The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), the national not-for-profit association established in 1863 that represents over 89,000 veterinarians working in private and corporate practice, government, industry, academia, and uniformed services nationwide, is seeking an Assistant Director, Continuing Education to join our Convention and Meeting PlanningTeam located in our Headquarters office in Schaumburg, IL, a northwest suburb of Chicago.
Reporting to the Convention & Meeting Planning Division Director, this key position is responsible for the development and execution of CE events and programs for AVMA members and stakeholders including the annual AVMA Convention and Veterinary Leadership Conference (VLC) educational programs. This includes faculty-led and virtual education, management of abstracts, budget evaluation, vendor management, and development of new programs. With 2 direct reports, the Assistant Director will work collaboratively with AVMA staff and volunteer leadership to develop educational programs designed to increase member engagement and satisfaction.
BS/BA degree in a related field or equivalent experience is required; MS in Adult Education, Curriculum & Instruction, or Business Administration strongly preferred, with a minimum of 5 years of progressive and proven professional responsibility for the execution and project management of CE programs or related activities, preferably in an association setting. Excellent collaboration, interpersonal, presentation, and verbal and written communication skills are essential. Must have experience in curriculum delivery, development and evaluation; and demonstrated practical application of successful adult learning practices and techniques with strong program and project leadership/management with the ability to identify and adopt technology to enhance educational programs. Experience or coursework in experiential learning, e- learning, assessment and evaluation and management of large databases strongly preferred. Must be highly organized and have great attention to detail with strong analytical and problem solving skills. Up to 10% travel.
Deadline for application is 10/1/17. Submit cover letter and your resume with salary requirements to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Located in Schaumburg, Illinois, with a Governmental Relations Division in Washington, D.C., the AVMA is structured to work for its members, and acts as a collective voice for its membership and for the profession. The AVMA provides a number of benefits to its members, including information resources; state and federal advocacy; opportunities to address issues affecting policies that govern the pr...ofession and practice of veterinary medicine; continuing education opportunities; quality publications; and discounts on personal and professional products, programs and services. The work of the AVMA is carried out by a dedicated staff of over 160. The organization is governed by an 18-member Board of Directors and has a $30M+ annual operating budget. Throughout the organization, we take pride in knowing that we make a difference. The AVMA provides excellent employee benefits, including generous insurance, retirement, and paid time off plans. We enjoy a supportive, friendly and comfortable work environment where work/life balance is evident at every level. We work hard, grow and have fun! For more information, please visit www.avma.org.