Works in conjunction with the Director of Meetings & Exhibits and the Senior Director of Communications & Development to coordinate the education programming and promotion of the Academy Annual Meeting, One-Day Seminars, Hanger Education Fair, Online Learning Center (OLC), Certificate Programs for Professional Development, Fellow of the Academy and Fellow with Distinction programs, and JPO and Academy TODAY quiz programs ensuring the successful delivery of all programs.
Coordinates the education content for the Academy Annual Meeting. Serves as the staff liaison to the Annual Meeting Clinical Content Committee. This involves the coordination of the development and delivery of the Academy Annual Meeting education programming. Works in conjunction with the Director of Meetings & Exhibits to coordinate the audio-visual needs for the education program. Coordinates all correspondence with all committee members and presenters. Works with the Director of Meetings & Exhibits as appropriate.
Coordinates the development and delivery of the OLC as indicated below.
Recruits and oversees development of courses for inclusion on the OLC
Works with the Director of Systems & Member Engagement to ensure that new content is quickly and accurately converted to online courses and accessible to members.
Works with the OLC Review Committee to determine appropriate policies on OLC course review and approval, honoraria distribution and course pricing.
Works with CAAHEP-accredited O&P schools, chapters, societies, and other outside resources to create content for the OLC.
Coordinates the online administration of the OLC to maintain course listings.
Monitors the courses at the Annual Meeting to ensure proper recording of the programs and the appropriate completion of online details including the preparation of short and long course descriptions for each course that will be posted on the site.
Works with the Senior Director of Communications & Development to promote OLC programming.
Coordinates and leads all aspects of the Fellow of the Academy Program. Works in cooperation with the Director of Systems & Community Engagement to establish and maintain an effective computerized tracking system. Coordinates the delivery of the Certificate Programs for Professional Development. Delivery of the programs includes tracking progress of participants, monitoring budget performance and suggesting alternatives, development of the certificate module scheduling, tracking payment and invoicing information, maintaining correspondence with participants, management of certificate program database, and working with the Education Development Council to determine future certificate program topics.
Coordinates the One-Day Seminar programs from beginning to end. This includes tracking/entering registrations, tracking payment and invoicing information, monitoring budget performance, maintaining correspondence with all participants and speakers, coordination of the education program, coordination of publication of brochure, assembling program materials, handling inquiries, coordinating the conference on-site, and any other activities required to ensure the successful delivery of the programs.
Coordinates the JPO and Academy TODAY article/quiz program by working with the Senior Director of Communications & Development to select authors, coordinate the development of the quizzes, monitor budget performance, and manage the grading and correspondence for all quizzes.
Coordinates the Hanger Education Fair program from beginning to end. This includes tracking/entering registrations, tracking payment and invoicing information, monitoring budget performance, maintaining correspondence with all participants and speakers, coordination of the education program, coordination of publication of brochure, assembling program materials, handling inquiries, coordinating the conference on-site, and any other activities required to ensure the successful delivery of the programs.
Other duties as assigned.
The Education Specialist reports to the Senior Director of Communications & Development. Works closely with the Director of Meetings & Exhibits.
Communicates frequently with Academy members and nonmembers. Represents the Academy at education events. This position does not have the authority to sign contracts on behalf of the Academy.
Positive feedback from Clinical Content Committee and OLC Committee chairs and members
Positive member and presenter feedback
Success in meeting and exceeding deadlines
Responsiveness to internal and external audiences
Quality and accuracy of work product
Follow-through and ownership of responsibilities
Effective interpersonal communication with internal and external audiences
Success in developing creative solutions and new approaches to delivering programs and services to members
A minimum of three years of association experience is required.
Independent thinker who can initiate, manage, and complete projects without prompting.
Experience in project and program management.
Ability to prioritize assignments, organize and implement multiple programs simultaneously.
Exceptional organization and interpersonal skills; ability to communicate expectations with multiple stakeholders.
Strong attention to detail.
Ability to work collaboratively and cooperatively with internal team to accomplish specific goals.
Excellent computer skills with high working knowledge of Microsoft Office suite, virtual participation platforms (such as GoToMeetings), and association database systems.
About American Academy of Orthotists & Prosthetists
The American Academy of Orthotists & Prosthetists, founded in 1970, is the professional organization representing certified and state-licensed practitioners, technicians, fitters, and others affiliated with the profession of orthotics and prosthetics (O&P). Through education, research, advocacy, and collaboration, it is dedicated to helping its members provide the highest level of professional care and service to their patients. To learn more about the Academy, please visit www.oandp.org.