Education and Training, Meetings/Expositions/Events
The Director of Education and Professional Development (Director) is responsible for the successful development, execution, and evaluation of learning programs that support the organization’s mission of cultivating innovative educators, researchers, and clinicians in academic general internal medicine, leading the way to better health for everyone. Our driving vision is a just system of care in which all people can achieve optimal health.
The Director will lead and develop revenue-generating programs and member services that use cutting-edge technologies to enhance the experience of SGIM’s learners. The Director also will serve as the primary staff liaison for SGIM’s Education Committee and team leader for all educational events.
Assess current educational strategy for the organization.
Develop new educational strategy and plan that is in alignment with the organization’s mission and goals, for immediate and long-term implementation.
Develop implementation plan timeline and evaluation plan for new strategy.
Evaluate learning needs of members, and develop or adapt programming to meet their needs.
Work with subject matter experts to develop new educational program content using relevant, innovative educational access media (e.g., in-person and virtual training courses, online continuing medical education (CME) learning, interactive learner engagement, etc.).
Work with CEO, Staff, Council, and Education Committee in the development and execution of programs.
Develop and implement appropriate educational policies.
Provide oversight, management and development/coaching of meetings and event staff.
Collaboration with finance department on developing business plans for each program
Job performance goals in the first year
Provide analysis of current educational activities.
Develop educational 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.
Engage appropriate Subject Matter Experts.
Provide budget recommendations for current and new programs.
Working with the society’s CME vendor, complete and submit CME applications for all appropriate educational products.
Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s or Doctoral degree preferred; Preferably with educational emphasis in adult, continuing or professional education; Appropriate experience may be substituted for an advanced degree in education.
Expertise in Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education’s Essentials, Elements, Standards and Policies.
Experience with meeting planning, including site selection, contract negotiation and logistics planning
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.
Excellent member service mentality and delivery; effective oral and written communications, and strong organizational and interpersonal skills. Ability to think proactively and creatively.
Work collaboratively with other senior team members as part of the annual planning and product development process to assess member needs, program viability, and development of successful business models to support educational and practice support goals.
Must excel in a fast-paced, team-oriented environment; Cooperative, supportive, and “can-do” attitude is crucial to success; Must have integrity and credibility with leaders, members, and staff.
Ability to travel over multiple days and weekends is required.
Medical society or professional association experience preferred.
Demonstrated understanding of evolving continuing professional development and credentialing requirements for physicians and experience developing programs to meet those requirements.
Additional Salary Information: Commensurate with experience (with a robust benefits package). Please include salary requirements in cover letter
About Society of General Internal Medicine
The Society of General Internal Medicine (www.sgim.org) and the Association of Chiefs and Leaders of General Internal Medicine (www.acgim.net)are academic organizations which include Researchers, Educators and Administrators from all medical schools and teaching hospitals. SGIM's mission is to cultivate innovative educators, researchers, and clinicians in academic general internal medicine, leading the way to better health for everyone. See if our vision and values align with yours at https://www.sgim.org/about-us/vision--values