ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR, CONTINUING MEDICAL EDUCATION (CME)-
Location: United States
Type: Full Time
Education and Training
Internal Number: -
The following describes the various aspects of the designated job. Some or all of these aspects may be changed over time, with or without notice, at the sole discretion of the ACGME.
Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States (US) on a full-time basis. The ACGME will not provide employment sponsorship for this position (e.g., H-1B Visa or other US employment authorization).
Title: Associate Director, Continuing Medical Education (CME)
Department: Department of Education
Reports To: Chief Education Officer
Work Schedule: Full-Time
Location Hybrid schedule – part-time at the ACGME offices, part-time remote
The Associate Director, Continuing Medical Education (CME) is responsible for managing the ACGME Office of CME to ensure compliance of the ACGME CME program with relevant national regulatory standards. The ability to interpret criteria and guidelines based on unique educational offerings is essential. This position will oversee the Office of CME’s policies, procedures, budget, staff, strategies, and collaborative efforts.
Department of Education Overview
The Department of Education’s mission is to develop high quality, exceptional educational activities that foster and further the mission of the ACGME. We contribute to the growth and development of faculty members, program directors, coordinators, institutional and officials for resident/fellow education systems to ensure and enhance the quality of the program/institution learning environment, and to improve patient care.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities
Oversees the policies and procedures of ACGME’s Office of CME.
Develops written policies, procedures, and standards for operation of the Office of CME.
Develops strategies for the Office of CME to ensure compliance with relevant national regulatory standards.
Develops and implements short- and long-range plans for the Office of CME, congruent with the ACGME Mission.
Implements appropriate strategies for change based on current accreditation regulations.
Designs appropriate filing system standards as required by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME).
Develops innovative approaches to CME, working with faculty members at various levels and offering educational and accreditation expertise in terms of design, implementation, evaluation, etc.
In partnership with team, identifies, implements, and annually evaluates the effectiveness of evaluation software provider used to evaluate activities and provide certificates to participants.
Maintains the nationally accredited status of the ACGME as a CME provider.
Ensures ACGME compliance with the ACCME, the American Medical Association (AMA), and other related organizations.
Develops accreditation application procedures.
In conjunction with activity planners, performs gap and needs analyses for CME activities.
Develops ACCME annual accreditation report, with signature authority on the Program and Activity Reporting System.
Stays current on changes in accreditation regulations and their interpretation; implements appropriate strategies for change when necessary.
Directs and implements self-study and other reaccreditation efforts.
Manages, supervises, and trains Office of CME staff members.
Mediates/manages conflicts or disagreements that may arise in the course of office operations.
Effectively provides and/or encourages staff development activities.
Directs the work goals and priorities of staff members.
Assigns, reviews, and assesses quality of work and workload.
Furthers interdepartmental collaborative efforts.
Collaborates with other divisions and departments to utilize the ACGME’s learning management system, event registration system, current IT systems, website, and electronic communications program to the advantage of the Office of CME as opportunities allow.
Collaborates with various stakeholders to research, review, and design new educational programming, utilizing multiple access models (i.e., live/enduring; synchronous/ asynchronous); applies knowledge of adult education theory and continuing health care professional development best practices.
Collaborates with activity planners to oversee the process of obtaining CME for appropriate internal activities; researches all available avenues to streamline processes for new/complicated activities while remaining compliant with requirements.
Other duties as assigned, which may include but are not limited to:
Attending CME conferences to keep updated on current criteria and best practices.
Presenting at local, regional, and national meetings as needed.
Managing fiscally responsible budgets for the Office of CME.
Education, Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Five or more years of previous experience with development of CME activities.
At least three years of management experience.
At least two years of experience providing CME for enduring materials.
Experience with an ACCME accreditation Self-Study review.
Demonstrated success in project management or administration.
Previous experience in the medical education field.
Experience with performing gap/needs analyses.
Strong interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills.
Superior organizational and workflow management skills.
Strong attention to detail and expert follow-up skills.
Master’s degree or higher.
Previous experience managing over 70 CME activities per year.
Ability to work with diverse levels of professional association and medical professionals.
An enthusiastic team player with a strong work ethic and demonstrated flexibility.
Good judgment, common sense, and dependability.
Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint and Adobe Acrobat, as well as the ability to learn new technologies and software.
Position requires the significant use of standard office equipment, such as a computer, keyboard, mouse, photo copier, and telephone.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, ACGME employees are working remotely. When it is safe to return to the Chicago office, the Associate Director, CME and the Chief Education Officer will work together to determine if a flexible work schedule is available based on the specific role and responsibilities.
Proof of an FDA-approved COVID-19 vaccination is required as a condition of employment. The ACGME will follow all ADA guidelines for exemptions.
Position may require travel outside of the Chicago area.
Some evening and weekend work may be required of this position.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this job.
While performing the duties of this job, the Associate Director, CME:
Will frequently be required to participate in meetings via Zoom or other video conferencing platforms. Note, this is particularly relevant while working remotely.
Will be required to sit in meetings for long periods of time.
Will frequently be required to sit and work for extended periods of time at computer terminal using various computer programs and other computer tools.
Must be willing to travel as needed.
The ACGME is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Pro Disabled and Veteran Employer. The ACGME welcomes differences in the form of gender, race, ethnicity, disability, geography, socioeconomic status, age, politics, religion, philosophy, sexual orientation, gender identity, or expression status. All applicants who share this goal are encouraged to apply.