The Education Manager provides development, execution and evaluation of education programs/products. This position will be responsible for the development of content for live meetings to include Annual Meeting and Specialty Day and online e-learning education programs. In addition, the Education Manager will identify potential new programs and products; generate product requirements; and determine specifications, and product implementation. This position ensures content is in alignment with the AOFAS strategic plan, at the direction of the Director, and/or the AOFAS Board. This position also provides staff and volunteer leadership to implement education plans, ensuring content aligns with member data and needs.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Manage the Society’s e-learning educational products and programs. Assesses formats for effective learning for all learning styles and audience segments; identifies and develops new online, virtual, live, blended learning and print education.
Keep abreast of current ACCME accreditation standards, policies and procedures, ensure AOFAS educational offerings meet standards, and correspond to the educational mission of the organization.
Serves as the primary liaison with our vendors on abstract submission portal, online LMS system, AV information, polling, and the setup and management of meeting app. Create RFPs and vet vendors/consultants as needed on project deliverables. Manage vendors/consultants throughout the design, production, and delivery process.
Manages development, implementation and evaluation of educational products including webinars, e-learning and new programs as identified. Researches, develops, and executes new educational program offerings with a focus on longevity and shelf life. Determine specifications, pricing, and time-integrated plans for productand program introduction.
Manages all education components of the Annual Meeting including but not limited to: the planning and execution of pre-meeting, symposium, concurrent sessions, paper sessions, poster presentations, speaker selection and management, script writing, and AV.
Works with appropriate staff to manage assigned education program related budgets. Provides monthly financial forecasts and assumptions for budgeting process. Responsible for ongoing management and assessment of needed resources and makes resource allocation requests and recommendations to the Director of Education.
Conducts member needs assessments to identify gaps and identify potential new initiatives; analyzes data to identify unmet needs and new audiences, performance of current educational activities against audience satisfaction and financial targets, and conducts competitive analyses.
Prepare and submit annual CME reports to PARS and Director of Education.
Provide leadership and support to the Program Committee and the Physician Resource Center (PRC) Committee regarding content development, faculty recruitment, and other course logistics.
Develops marketing strategies in coordination with marketing team.
Develop comprehensive project timelines for all educational activities and manage project plans to meet deadlines and budget.
Manage administrative activities related to educational programs including creating and monitoring budgets, conference calls, meeting agendas, and preparing action notes or minutes. Assist in faculty development and recruitment as well as the speaker management process.
Collaborate with staff responsible for obtaining educational sponsorships and grant funding.
Serves as the first line of contact, service, and support to members with questions about educational programs and resources.
Perform other duties as assigned by Director of Education.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Knowledge of project management software and Learning Management System platforms and adult learning.
Working knowledge of ACCME accreditation standards.
Organized, resourceful, takes initiative.
Exceptional customer service, writing and communications skills.
Strong team player.
Ability to effectively collaborate internally and externally to achieve goals of the organization.
Detail oriented and organized.
Ability to interact effectively and to work congenially in a small office environment.
EXPERIENCE AND EDUCATION
Bachelor’s degree, preferably in adult education or instructional design.
Working knowledge of adult learning principles.
Minimum of 5 years’ progressive professional responsibility for management and administration of professional education programs, including curriculum development, online learning and demonstrated advanced knowledge of the continuing education essentials and standards.
Proven experience coordinating/planning educational programs, preferably in an association.
Experience with LMS and developing online education preferably in an association.
Nature of work requires ability to operate standard office equipment. Requires ability to communicate and exchange information, collect, compile and prepare work documents, set-up and maintain work files.
Work is performed in a general office setting. Position requires availability for extended hours and non-traditional hours to perform job duties. Same day and overnight travel is required to participate at AOFAS events.
ABOUT AOFASFounded in 1969, the American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society (AOFAS) is a medical specialty society composed of more than 2,200 American and international Orthopaedic Surgeons (MD/DO) specializing in the surgical and medical care of the foot and ankle. The Society promotes quality, ethical, and cost-effective patient care through the education, research and training of orthopaedic sur...geons and other health care providers; creates public awareness for the prevention and treatment of foot and ankle disorders; and serves as a resource for government, industry and the national and international health care communities. AOFAS is complemented in its support of the field by the Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Foundation (The Foundation). The Foundation focuses on research, education and service.