The Education Director is responsible for the strategic direction and oversight of educational meetings, courses, online learning initiatives, and the fellowship match program. Supervises 3.5 FTE staff and works with independent contractors who manage meetings, exhibits and scientific journal editorial workflow.
Strategic direction – provides recommendations to society leadership and strategizes on future initiatives; identifies trends and future needs for activities to support continuing medical education, maintenance of certification and licensure; determines how to develop and measure program formats and content which result in improved patient outcomes.
Operations – provides oversight for implementation and evaluation of programs and activities; prepares annual budgets, monitors and tracks expenses for each activity; reviews evaluation data to improve existing programs; sets project timelines and goals for meetings and monitor progress toward revenue and registration goals; provides direction to meeting services contractors; reviews contracts with site venues and vendors.
Data analysis – conducts member needs assessments to identify gaps and identify new initiatives; identifies gaps in offerings mapped to the foot and ankle curriculum; assesses analytics to identify unmet needs and new audiences.
Formats – Assesses formats for effective learning for all learning styles and member segments; identifies and develops new online and blended learning programs
Serves as the staff liaison to the Education Council, Education Committee, Program Committee and Physician Resource Center (PRC) Committee.
Ensures that activities are in compliance with ACCME and AMA requirements for continuing medical education.
Reviews and amends internal processes to comply with policy, recordkeeping and regulatory requirements. Prepares ACCME annual PARS reports and reaccreditation applications. Secures interprofessional accreditation where appropriate for educational activities.
Liaises with external organizations on board certification requirements and collaborative programming.
Foot and Ankle Fellowship Program
Stays current on ABOS, AAOS and ACGME initiatives on fellowship programs.
Directs staff who coordinate the fellowship match process.
Supports the managing editor on editorial operations of Foot & Ankle International (FAI) and Foot & Ankle Orthopaedics (FAO).
Collaborates with the managing editor on the journal CME program to ensure ACCME compliance and to increase revenue.
Fosters a learning environment for employees to support individual professional development and career advancement goals.
Sets the vision and expectations for education offerings to achieve excellence and advance members’ abilities to provide quality patient care.
Works closely with Executive Director and key AOFAS volunteer leadership.
Supports and manages other duties as assigned.
KNOWLEDGE AND SKILL REQUIREMENTS
Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s degree preferred (in adult education, health-related or business field)
8+ years in continuing medical education in an association setting
Experience in scholarly journal publishing preferred
Deep understanding of ACCME, AMA, ABMS and interprofessional accreditation requirements
Thorough knowledge of adult education principles and online learning trends
Experience managing programs with staff, volunteers, and outside vendors
Strong written and verbal communication skills
Experience with abstract submission, LMS and AMS platforms
Must enjoy a small office environment
Must have good time management, organizational, and supervisory skills
Must be available to travel (approx. 20 days/year)
Must be able to lead and participate in evening conference calls and programs
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.