Senior Manager Continuing Education Programs and Lifelong Learning
American College of Surgeons
Type: Full Time
Education and Training
About the American College of Surgeons
The American College of Surgeons (ACS) is a professional and educational organization of surgeons that was founded in 1913 to raise the standards of surgical practice and improve the quality of care for surgical patients. The College is dedicated to the ethical and competent practice of surgery. Its achievements have significantly influenced the course of scientific surgery in America and have established it as an important advocate for all surgical patients. The College has more than 80,000 members and is the largest organization of surgeons in the world. For more information, visit www.facs.org.
Summary: This senior manager level position is responsible for the development, implementation and evaluation of a wide range of innovative continuing education programs to address the evolving needs of surgeons throughout various stages of their careers. Responsibilities range from developing content with surgeons, marketing educational activities and overseeing complex on-site arrangements, to leading program evaluation efforts. These educational activities may be presented in a variety of formats, such as in-person, remote or hybrid, or entirely on-line and self-directed. Most have extensive syllabi and use sophisticated teaching strategies. Specific areas of responsibility include courses such the Comprehensive General Surgery Review Course, Clinical Congress General Surgery Review Course, Core General Surgery Review for Residents, ACS Surgeons as Leaders course, the new high-profile Institute for Surgeon Leaders, and other activities. The senior manager position has both supervisory and budgetary responsibilities.
This exempt position will report to the Associate Director in the Division of Education. It is based in our Chicago office and is a hybrid role: 3 days per week in the office/2 days per week remote.
Collaborate with surgeon faculty to develop content for a variety of high-quality educational activities, including in-person and on-line courses. Course materials may include extensive syllabi, pre- and posttests, presentations, pre-course readings and post-course activities. Provide guidance to faculty in areas such as needs assessments, development of goals and objectives and educational content, selection of teaching strategies, learner assessment, and program evaluation. Adhere to requirements for offering continuing medical education credit for the activities as appropriate.
Collaborate with staff in other areas of ACS to complete a variety of responsibilities, such as site selection and hotel contracts, promotional activities and marketing, registration processes, on-site arrangements and details, use of the learning management system, communication with participants, and continuing medical education credit. Promote the course to ensure enrollment, plan for seamless learner experiences whether in-person or on-line, and use participant evaluations to improve subsequent courses.
Oversee comprehensive and longitudinal program evaluation activities, including evaluation of each activity and monitoring of trends to assist with continuous improvement to ensure high-quality courses, and identification of new, innovative programs for development.
Work with surgeon experts and VIPs on the new high-profile Institute for Surgeon Leaders being formed to develop innovative longitudinal education activities to support career development of surgeon leaders. Provide senior level manager support for various committees, work groups, and their activities, such as projects addressing communication, non-technical skills, and professionalism.
Fulfill supervisory and budgetary responsibilities including talent recruitment and growth, promotion of corporate values and goals, and budget development and management using fiscally sound principles.
Required Education and/or Experience:
Master’s degree from an accredited college or university is required.
At least 10 years of experience with development, implementation, and evaluation of innovative education and training programs. Must have substantial experience with curriculum design, learner assessment and evaluation of outcomes for highly complex courses (clinical or surgical content preferred).
Must have experience with state-of-the-art educational technologies, including learning management systems.
Must possess well-developed project management and staff management skills.
Must have outstanding written and oral communication skills.
Experience in higher education, health care or professional medical associations preferred; should be comfortable working with medical and surgical content.
The American College of Surgeons is a professional and educational organization of surgeons that was founded in 1913 to raise the standards of surgical practice and improve the quality of care for surgical patients. The College is dedicated to the ethical and competent practice of surgery. Its achievements have significantly influenced the course of scientific surgery in America and have established it as an important advocate for all surgical patients. The College has more than 80,000 members and is the largest organization of surgeons in the world. For more information, visit www.facs.org.