Education and/or Training, Meeting Planning, Project Management/Program Development
The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), the nation’s leading advocacy organization for children’s healthcare, has an exciting position within our Division of Continuing Medical Education (CME) to manage the planning, development, implementation, and evaluation of assigned live continuing medical education activities. This position will ensure our live CME activities are developed in accordance with AAP CME quality standards and accreditation requirements, and will serve as the primary AAP contact for course faculty, course directors, and planning group members on assigned activities. We are seeking a customer focused individual with a willingness to travel.
Some job duties include: 1. Plan, develop, implement, staff, and evaluate assigned CME activities, incorporating principles of adult learning theory in the instructional design. Facilitate educational needs assessment activities, establish learning objectives, design a variety of educational formats, and evaluate and measure outcomes of CME activities. 2. Ensure assigned CME courses are planned, developed, implemented, and evaluated in accordance with AAP CME quality standards and comply fully with the Accreditation Requirements of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) and the AMA Physician’s Recognition Award Program (PRA). Document compliance in course accreditation files and complete files on a timely basis. 3. Serve as the primary AAP contact for course faculty, course directors, and planning group members. Develop comprehensive faculty guides for each assigned CME activity. Oversee the compilation and planning group approval of syllabus materials. 4. Oversee the management of logistics and facility contract negotiations with the Division of Convention and Meeting Services on assigned courses, and direct cross-departmental staff teams involved in course development and delivery. 5. Act as the AAP liaison with subspecialty sections/councils and/or external organizations in the development of assigned CME activities. Serve as a resource to these groups in the design of educational activities. 6. Staff assigned course planning group(s). Facilitate all planning meeting activities, including developing agenda materials and writing minutes. 7. Develop and manage budgets for assigned CME activities and planning groups. 8. Work with the CME Marketing Specialist to design detailed marketing plans for assigned courses. Direct the development of all course promotions and monitor the effectiveness. 9. Supervise assigned staff.
Qualifications include: 1. Bachelors degree in education or related field required. Masters degree in adult education preferred. 2. Three to five years experience in educational design and programming in a CME or adult continuing education environment required, preferably in a non-profit or professional association. 3. Experience with professional practice gap identification, needs assessment, evaluation and outcomes measurement, educational design, and faculty development are essential. 4. Supervisory experience as well as experience and familiarity with Accreditation Requirements of the ACCME and the AMA PRA preferred. 5. Must be able to effectively facilitate communication and build consensus among varying constituents, and manage multiple priorities simultaneously.
The AAP offers an excellent work environment, competitive salary, and a comprehensive benefits package. As a reaffirmation to our employee-focused culture, since 2005 the AAP has been named one of the 101 Best and Brightest Companies to Work for in the Chicagoland area. Additionally, we are an Equal Opportunity Employer of Minorities, Females, Individuals with Disabilities, and Veterans that values the strength diversity brings to our workplace.
To apply for this position and learn more about the AAP, please visit https://www.aap.org/employment.
The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and its member pediatricians dedicate their efforts and resources to the health, safety and well-being of infants, children, adolescents and young adults. The AAP has approximately 66,000 members in the United States, Canada and Latin America. Members include pediatricians, pediatric medical subspecialists and pediatric surgical specialists. More than 34,000 members are board-certified and called Fellows of the American Academy of Pediatrics (FAAP).