AMWA’s Manager of Education is responsible for the creation and delivery of high-quality educational programs and resources using best practices in adult learning principles and curriculum development strategy. AMWA’s mission is to promote excellence in medical communication and to provide education resources in support of that goal, and as such, the Senior Manager plays a critical role in fulfilling this mission.
The Senior Manager oversees the development, implementation/delivery, evaluation, and improvement of AMWA educational programs including conference programs, webinars, onsite corporate training, and online learning activities. The Manager is responsible for aligning educational program activities and content development with the AMWA Content Strategy, ensuring that technology and systems are used in the most efficient and effective way to meet annual goals. In fulfilling these responsibilities, the Manager supervises and work collaboratively with subject matter experts, volunteer leaders, committees, and other staff members.
Major areas of responsibility
Oversee content development, implementation/delivery, evaluation, and reporting for all education activities, including conferences, in-person events, and online learning.
Manage staff, vendors, committees, volunteers, and subject matter experts (SMEs).
Ensure that projects management systems are in place to accomplished goals.
Partner with marketing team to promote education activities and support related content marketing
AMWA has a collaborative staff team of bright and talented individuals that work closely together and welcome new expertise, opinions, and ideas. AMWA staff members have an opportunity to utilize a variety of skills, think creatively, and innovate along with the organization. As a small staff organization. This is a workplace that values and supports a healthy work/life balance. AMWA offers a compensation package that includes health, dental, and life insurance, paid time off, 401(k) plan with match, life and long-term disability insurance, and more.
The staff take pride in their effective time and resource management. We highly value collaboration, competency, innovation, and excellence. We look for staff candidates who have demonstrated these values in their day-to-day work experience.
Five to ten years’ experience in related work, preferably with a membership association, in educational course development, conference management, and online learning programs. Candidates must be familiar and proficient working with technology and databases, such as association management systems (AMS), learning management systems (LMS), and content management systems (CMS). AMWA uses the YM suite of products, and experience with this system is a plus, but not a requirement.
Minimum of five (5) years’ experience preferably within a nonprofit organization, association, or healthcare, or medical communications setting with management experience.
Experience supervising staff, managing vendors, and working with volunteers.
Experience in curriculum development and application of adult learning principles working with staff, subject matter experts, and vendors on educational program and resource development.
Experience working in association management, learning management, content management, and event registration systems.
Strong project management and organizational skills with ability to manage multiple projects at one time and ensure deadlines are met.
Strong technology skills and working knowledge of Office 365 Suite, Microsoft Office applications, proficiency in Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook, Survey Monkey, Google Docs.
Excellent written and oral communications skills; comfort with document control and copyediting including the ability to write session descriptions, learning objectives, and speaker correspondence.
Strong interpersonal and relationship building skills to initiate and develop productive working partnerships with key stakeholders organization-wide.
Self-motivated with ability to work independently and in a team environment as well as with individuals from a geographically dispersed membership.
Ability to prioritize and manage a workflow that involves interruptions and multiple projects underway at the same time.
Knowledge of topics within the medical/healthcare/pharma/biotech industry is a plus.
The American Medical Writers Association (AMWA) offers its members a unique, welcoming, and collaborative environment in which medical communicators can connect directly with peers and experts, fill gaps in knowledge, and acquire practical resources to help them work efficiently and effectively. Founded in 1940, AMWA is the leading professional organization for writers, editors, and other communicators of medical information. AMWA's programs and services are designed to fulfill its mission to promote excellence in medical communication and to provide educational resources in support of that goal.