The Director, Education is charged with the responsibility of overseeing the Rheumatology Musculoskeletal Ultrasound Certification program; the ACR’s digital educational activities; and the ACR’s non-annual meeting live activities. This includes business development to address learner needs, identify new revenue sources and contribute to the College’s strategic plan.
DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:
Oversees the Rheumatology Musculoskeletal Ultrasound Certification Program. Relevant duties include:
Provide staff support to the oversight committee, appeals committee and development groups
Develop and implement policies, and procedures to ensure the program is psychometrically sound, legally defensible and supports the critical areas of certification e.g., governance, program administration and management, test development and administration, eligibility, recertification, appeals, discipline, rights of candidates, record control, consultant/vendor management
In consultation with legal counsel assure program processes and procedures are legally defensible and minimize the College’s risks of legal liability
Develop, implement and monitor a marketing plan(s) to support the identified positioning and branding and promote certification program(s), product(s) and service(s)
Oversees all ACR’s digital educational activities e.g., ACR Beyond, image library, LMS, CARE. Relevant duties include:
Directing priorities for the ACR’s digital educational activities
Business development including preparation of business plans designed to identify educational content, strategic partnerships, generate revenue, increase learner participation and satisfaction and result in improved patient outcomes
Identify opportunities for strategic, alliance, reselling, referral, and technology partnerships, build relationships, and actively track performance to a learner satisfaction and revenue-oriented metrics framework
Management of all new online educational activities including vendor selection and related contracts
In collaboration with the Marketing and Communications department, design marketing plans to support business strategy
Serves as business owner for ACR’s digital education activities and report as required to the Technology Steering Committee
Oversees the ACR’s non-annual meeting live activities e.g., Rheumatology Maintenance of Certification sessions, Winter Rheumatology Symposium; State-of-the-Art Clinical Symposium; Pediatric State-of-the-Art Symposium; and the Musculoskeletal Ultrasound Courses. Relevant duties include:
Oversees speaker and content selection, learner satisfaction, activity outcomes and delivery format to ensure balance educational portfolio that supports business goals
Oversee management of logistics including site selection
Establish and implement mechanisms to monitor activities and progress/outcomes
Oversee submission of ABIM MOC applications and correspondence
Evaluates and recommends pricing models to support business strategy
Oversee creation of project proposals based on committee recommendations
Ensure all CME activities are consistent with the expressed needs of the target audience (s) as prescribed in the mission statement and identified by needs assessment sources
Accountable for ensuring final CME activity reports are completed within 90 days post activity
Oversee budget – approx. 2 million.
Create annual reports with analysis of accomplishments and outreach; initiate recommendations for focus and direction
Some overnight travel as necessary to fulfill job responsibilities
Any additional responsibilities as the Vice President, Education or the ACR Executive Vice President may assign
Graduate degree in related field or Bachelor’s and equivalent experience
Experience in medical association and/or education program management
Experience with Learning Management Software platforms and authoring tools
Expert knowledge regarding certification industry standards e.g., Standards for the Accreditation of Certification Programs National Commission for Certifying Agencies
Expert knowledge of industry standards related to educational activities e.g., American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification Program; American Board Medical Specialties (ABMS) Maintenance of Certification and Maintenance of Licensure Programs; Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education’s (ACCME) Essential Areas and Elements (including the Standards for Commercial Support) and Accreditation Policies; and the AMA guidelines regarding Continuing Medical Education (CME)
Knowledge of certification legal implications and risk management strategies
Knowledge of passing score methodologies, test performance monitoring techniques and the strengths and limitations of each
Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to interact and communicate effectively with a wide variety of individuals, including speakers, volunteers, staff, and vendors
Strong consensus building and negotiating skills
Detailed-oriented self-starter with the ability to establish priorities, manage multiple projects simultaneously and exercise judgment in handling responsibilities
Advanced knowledge of Windows Operating Systems, Microsoft applications, databases, and Internet communications
The ACR provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws. The ACR complies with applicable state and local laws governing non-discrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities or conducts business
This is not a contract. The description and duties as they relate to this position are subject to change as reasonable business necessity dictates. In the event of such changes, a new job description may be created.
Employer will assist with relocation costs.
About American College of Rheumatology
The American College of Rheumatology's mission is advancing rheumatology. The organization is for physicians, health professionals, and scientists that meet the mission through programs of education, research, advocacy and practice support.
The ACR provides professional education for its members through several venues. The Annual Scientific Meeting, held each fall, is the premier scientific meeting devoted to the rheumatic diseases. This meeting draws thousands of rheumatologists and arthritis health professionals from around the world. A winter rheumatology symposium, spring clinical meetings, and other topical conferences round out the ACR's educational offerings.