The person selected for this newly developed position will be a member of the Knowledge Initiatives (KI) Department and is responsible for the management of live and online educational programming that offers high quality continuing professional development opportunities targeted to athletic trainers. This includes working with volunteers, speakers and vendors on the development and design of content for standalone courses as well as certificates and series of courses. This person will also be responsible for assuring that content is in compliance with the Board of Certification, Inc. standards and the NATA development guidelines.
He/She will help to continue the building of a balanced curriculum portfolio that offers athletic trainers an array of course content. This person is an experienced professional with knowledge of adult learning techniques and trends; instructional design and training metrics and they themselves are a life-long learner. He/She will serve as the staff liaison to the Professional Development Committee, co-liaison to the Convention Program Committee and will assist as needed with the NATA Research and Education Foundation Free Communications Subcommittee.
Work with KI Director, staff and volunteers to implement the professional development strategic planning initiatives and collaborate in the further development and refinement of the strategic plan.
Manage personnel responsible for online and live professional development events.
Expand professional development offerings including responsible for expansion of existing workshops; development of new workshops and series of courses and certificates including working with subject matter experts and content experts on the development of content and providing suggestions for the best ways to capture, deliver and present the content. Ability to work with SMEs/speakers to assure objectives are clear and well structured; that content fits domains of athletic training and meet all other needs as stated in the NATA Program Handbook used for development of educational programs and are compliant with the credentialing body standards.
Incorporate learning techniques and practices that enhance learning and learning effectiveness such as gamification, problem-based learning, simulation, pre- and post-assessments, etc.
Conduct program reviews including monitoring ongoing evaluations and assessments of all learning initiatives and conduct debriefs to help drive continuous improvement of learning initiatives. Conduct assessments to determine needed training.
Writing and designing training content as needed to further develop courses in the NATA Leadership Academy.
Apply knowledge of legal issues that impact delivery and development of materials including adhering to copyright, developing appropriate disclaimers, contract negotiation, etc.
Develop thorough understanding of the rules regarding compliance and apply to assure all content meets compliance and quality standards.
Provide expertise in adult education trends.
Work with IT and KI staff on the selection and implementation of an upgraded abstract manager system.
Work with the Online Education Specialist on the continuing development of the Professional Development Center (Learning Management System.)
Staff liaison to the Professional Development Committee and assigned work groups. Support liaison to the Convention Program Committee and the NATA Foundation Free Communications Subcommittee.
Work with staff and volunteers on the logistics and promotion of learning initiatives.
Responsible for budgeting, policy and procedure development and metrics.
The National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA) is the professional membership association for certified athletic trainers and others who support the athletic training profession. Founded in 1950, the NATA has grown to more than 45,000 members worldwide today. The majority of certified athletic trainers choose to be members of the NATA – to support their profession, and to receive a broad array of membership benefits. Please visit www.nata.org for more information.
NATA provides a full complement of benefits including generous leave policies, a benefit allowance to be used toward benefit premiums, short-term and long-term disability insurance, life insurance, a 401K and a pension plan, wellness benefits, tuition reimbursement, professional development, and a flexible work schedule.
If you are interested in this position, please submit your resume, with cover letter and salary requirements to HR@nata.org.
At least five years of management experience is required, preferably in a training, learning or continuing education department. Experience in an association or specifically a health care association is a plus.The successful candidate will be highly organized and able to apply strong project management skills to a variety of assigned education initiatives. Experience with international training is a bonus.
About National Athletic Trainers' Association
The National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA) is the professional membership association for certified athletic trainers and others who support the athletic training profession. Founded in 1950, the NATA has grown to more than 45,000 members worldwide today. The majority of certified athletic trainers choose to be members of the NATA – to support their profession, and to receive a broad array of membership benefits.
By joining forces as a group, NATA members can accomplish more for the athletic training profession than they can individually.