Manager of Professional Development & Credentialing
American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians
Location: Arlington Heights, Illinois
Type: Full Time
Required Education: 4 Year Degree
Education and Training
If you are seeking employment with a progressive, flexible, and forward-looking organization that strives to grow and support family physicians caring for patients across the US, this job is for you!
The American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians (ACOFP) has an immediate opening for a Manager of Professional Development & Credentialing. ACOFP has redefined its culture with an increased focus on its employees and investing in the future. The candidate chosen for this position will have the opportunity to experiment and try new things with a goal achieving ACOFP’s current and future goals. ACOFP’s educational content is second to none, providing a great platform for growth and innovation. This multifaceted position presents an exciting challenge for an entrepreneurial-minded association executive with diverse experiences covering content development, hybrid learning, assessments and some form of credentialing (e.g. accreditation and/or certificates of training). ACOFP advocates for DEI at both the staff and organizational level. Diverse candidates are encouraged to apply.
Position Description & Responsibilities
Title: Manager of Professional Development & Credentialing (exempt)
Supervisor: Director of Knowledge, Learning & Assessment
Overview: Work with member leaders and staff to create, implement and evaluate a variety of professional educational resources for physicians to be presented at spring and fall conventions, other conferences and via on-line delivery. Expand menu of professional development resources beyond those offered at conventions and co-lead the innovation of ACOFP’s continuing medical education. Lead ACOFP’s credentialling activities including AOA and ACCME accreditation and the research and development of certificates of training. Manage the partnership with AOBFP to ensure synergy and support for ACOFP’s related programming (e.g., OCC, OMT Boot Camp).
Founded in 1950 the American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians is a professional medical association representing approximately 20,000 practicing osteopathic family physicians, residents and students throughout the United States. The organization works to promote excellence in osteopathic family medicine through quality education, visionary leadership and responsible advocacy. The association currently has a staff of 18 full-time employees with its headquarters in Arlington Heights.
Inform, support, and monitor department related actions of the strategic and annual operating plans.
Professional & Content Development
Lead the development and expansion of new and existing, innovative hybrid programming.
Lead the Call for Content and coordinate reviews with relevant committees.
Identify needs of physician members for CME and support program chairs for speaker and topic recommendations for ACOFP educational programs.
Co-manage the research and planning to update and create CME programming relevant to current and prospective attendees with Director of KLA and Manager of Digital & eLearning.
Support the development and procurement of CME grants.
Manage the planning and implementation of hands-on workshops, including but not limited to, procedural workshops, OMT Bootcamp/Next Level/First Level and test-taking skills
Co-develop train-the-trainer programs in collaboration with the Manager of Digital and eLearning.
In partnership with the Department of Communications & Engagement, support the development, implementation and assessment of promotional materials for assigned programs.
Establish and maintain strategic relationships with vendors, medical experts, member-physicians, academic medical centers and college of osteopathic medicine, ACOFP state societies, specialty colleges, AOA and AOA Affiliates. Provide CME/instructional design guidance to any staff overseeing non-conference CME programming (e.g., FDPDW, New Physicians & Residents, etc.).
Credentialing & Accreditation
Lead all ACOFP CME programming for compliance with AOA/ACCME Guidelines. Maintain proper CME paperwork as regulated by AOA/ACCME CME guidelines pending an audit.
Explore and manage, as applicable, ACOFP’s ACCME joint providership program.
Research and develop ACOFP’s certificate of training programs, in partnership with the Manager of Digital & eLearning.
Lead the development of a member knowledge and skill proficiency assessment tool to help determine specialty areas where professional development is needed.
Serve as the main liaison with the AOBFP to ensure synergy with formative assessments and OCC modules and collaboration with other areas of ACOFP.
Oversee the development and implementation of ACOFP’s formative assessments, including partnerships with NBOME, ACOFP Foundation and other organizations.
Facilitate the assessment of market penetration and identify ways to increase formative assessment registrations.
Develop and manage related budgets in concert with Director.
Supervise one employee and manage assigned contractors.
Manage assigned special committees, ad hoc workgroups and task forces.
Support ACOFP’s knowledge management documentation process by capturing and maintaining related procedures.
Other duties as assigned.
Education & Experience: Bachelor’s degree in education, instructional design, public health, or related field or equivalent experience. Experience and proficiency with hybrid events and a varied assortment of educational delivery methods. Five years’ experience in a health care and/or adult education setting, and experience with adult education, instructional design and some form of credentialling (e.g., accreditation, certification, or certificates of training). Association education experience preferred. Must demonstrate ability to develop and implement new professional development programming, both in-person and virtual, based on professional needs.
Skills & Qualifications: Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Strong time management, organizational skills and attention to detail. The ability to multi-task and work under pressure in a fast-paced environment is essential. Ability to apply current best-practices in instructional design and adult learning theory are required. Candidate must be technologically savvy and proficient in Microsoft Office applications and speaker management and event related software, including online technologies. Knowledge of and proficiency with association management systems (e.g., iMIS). Demonstrated success as a team leader and collaborative team participant.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individual with disabilities to perform essential functions. Must be able to communicate in English in a professional and articulate manner with members and vendors in person, on the telephone, via e-mail, and in written correspondence. Must be able to travel to assigned ACOFP’s conventions, with the stamina to work several sequential 12-hour days. In addition, participation may be required in weekend meetings and evening conference calls throughout the year.
Duties and responsibilities may be added, deleted or changed at any time at discretion of management, formally or informally, either verbally or in writing. Employee may be required to sit or stand for extended periods of time.
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