Education and Training, Project Management/Program Development
The APA Division of Education is a fast-paced and dynamic group focused on using novel pedagogy, technology, and innovative learning approaches to promote the dissemination of evidence-based knowledge to mental health clinicians around the globe. The Deputy Director acts in concert with the Director to develop innovative educational programs and oversee Division operations. The Deputy serves as a liaison to internal and external stakeholders and acts in the stead of the Director as needed. As the Division of Education seeks to innovate within the medical education space, the Deputy uses awareness of current issues related to UME, GME, CME, and MOC to suggest and implement novel programming for the Division. The Deputy works with the Director to plan, organize, and manage resources of the Division. The Deputy provides indirect supervision of the office Directors within the Division.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
The Deputy develops innovative educational programs by:
Using awareness of current issues related to UME, GME, CME, and MOC to suggest and develop programming for the Division.
Remaining aware of current trends and issues occurring in medical education through discussions with members, other medical associations, and attending meetings related to medical education.
Engaging external partners in the development of special innovative initiatives.
Providing oversight and support to staff working on complex innovative programming.
The Deputy stays abreast of all activities on the Division’s annual educational program plan including live, online, and grant funded activities. The Deputy ensures that development, production, and reporting deadlines are met. This includes:
Using tools which introduce efficiency into Division workflows and improves process efficiency.
Ensuring appropriate resources, both human and financial, are being used in an efficient and effective manner.
The Deputy works closely with the Director and the Business Manager to develop, monitor, and supervise the finances of the Division.
The Deputy represent the Director and the Division internally and externally, and act in the stead of the Director as needed by:
Leading staff meetings when the Director is not available.
Attending meetings with external stakeholders in other associations, government agencies, and organizations.
The Deputy liaisons between the APA and the Council of Medical Education and Lifelong Learning, HIV steering committee, committee on innovation and scientific program committee as necessary.
The Deputy attends the APA’s cross-functional education taskforce meetings and participates in decisions about which programs should be developed.
The Deputy review and edit essential documents developed by the staff including member emails, contracts, program guides, reports and provide update on website copy.
The Deputy works closely with the Director of CME to adjust procedures and perform other duties to ensure ACCME compliance.
The Deputy provides indirect supervision of the Directors of the three defined offices within the Division (OSP, CME, and CSS-SMI). When one of the office directors is not available, the Deputy Director will act in their stead.
Other duties as assigned.
Master’s Degree required with 7+ years of administrative/managerial experience in education required.
7+ years work experience developing and directing a service-oriented office with attendant personnel/projects/programs/services, within a highly complex organizational structure-- preferably a medical or health related organization.
Knowledge of UME, GME, CME, and MOC.
Experience in administrative process improvement and operational workflow development.
Experience in developing innovative educational activities, both live and online.
Ability to manage, develop and oversee complex budgets, grants and contracts.
Excellent interpersonal skills and demonstrated supervisory experience
Excellent organizational skills.
Excellent oral and written communication skills.
Ability to work independently.
Ability to manage complex projects.
About American Psychiatric Association
American Psychiatric Association (APA) is the world's largest psychiatric organization, with over 38,500 U.S. and international member physicians and 240 employees. Its vision is a society that has available, accessible quality psychiatric diagnosis and treatment. APA has excellent benefits, including medical, dental, 401k, flexible spending accounts, and tuition assistance. The APA is located in Washington, D.C. within walking distance of the L'Enfant Plaza Metro stop.