Associate Director, Education Development

Sep 26, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Stanford University

Associate Director, Education Development

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The Stanford University School of Medicine continuing medical education (CME) program promotes continuous improvement in patient health care by providing physicians and other health care professionals with high quality, evidence-based educational activities focusing on advances in medicine, new medical technology, biomedical research, and changes in the health care environment. The overall goal of the program is to augment physician knowledge, enhance competence and performance in practice, and ultimately improve patient outcomes. To learn more about our educational programs, please visit us at
The Stanford Center for Continuing Medical Education is seeking an Associate Director, Education Development to lead and manage the Education Development team charged with developing high-quality content and learning methods for CME conferences and workshops. Reporting to the Director of CME, the Associate Director, Education Development is responsible for directing complex conferences/workshops and consulting with course directors, planning committees, and faculty to help them address identified educational needs through development and delivery of professional development courses and initiatives designed for targeted members of the healthcare community. The core duties will include, but are not limited to:
  • Lead strategic planning and analysis for complex functions or programs with significant business, regulatory and/or technical challenges requiring subject matter expertise. May provide development of program from initial concept to implementation.
    • Lead course directors, planning committees, and faculty in identifying educational needs for the development and delivery of professional development conferences, workshops, and initiatives designed for targeted members of the healthcare community. Responsibilities will include:
    • Innovate continuing professional education courses using sound instructional design, adult learning principles, and successful management of physician subject matter experts.
    • Guide course planners through evidence-based adult learning principles, compliance with Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) and American Medical Association (AMA) course accreditation criteria, and Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Part II Lifelong Learning and Self-Assessment Credits.
    • Direct faculty and staff in the identification of performance gaps and underlying education needs, champion novel course modalities to address the identified learning needs of health care professionals, and analyze evaluation results to identify if the activities have successfully achieved their learning outcomes.
    • Design strategies to enhance the learning environment and effectively engage faculty in the planning and evaluation process.
    • Lead consultation strategies with clients and educational partners by identifying appropriate course evaluation methods, advise CME Coordinators on set-up and administration of the course evaluation, and conduct a systematic review of evaluation feedback.
  • Manage the administration and evaluation of functions or programs. Oversee the interpretation, implementation and compliance with policies and regulations. Recommend actions and/or resolve complex issues that often span organizational boundaries.
    • Direct and manage the process for Stanford's ACCME compliance and accreditation as it relates to conferences and workshops with regard to the Education Development, Operations and Stanford Children's Health CME teams and ensure continuous evaluation and improvement.
    • In close partnership with the Associate Director CME ensure alignment of activities with overarching strategic direction including reaccreditation, maintenance of certification and commendation criteria.
    • Lead the grants and contracting process for commercial support.
    • Continuously drive innovation in education initiatives; develop business plans and participate in the implementation of improvements and new projects.
    • Direct the staff resource allocation for planning teams and ensure sound business models are applied and resources are appropriately allocated.
    • Alternating with the Operations Manager, act as team lead onsite at conferences and workshops.
  • Represent the program or function at the university level and/or to external constituencies.
  • Develop and manage outreach strategy that includes relationship development, communications, and compliance.
    • Manage the quadrennial/sexennial ACCME reaccreditation process.
    • Network and promote relationships with other CME and MOC providers to explore best practices.
  • Oversee or supervise staff in the development and implementation of functions or programs.
    • Directly manage the Education Development Specialists, the Educational Grants & Collaborations Specialist, the Operations Manager and the CME Special Projects Manager. Oversee hiring, orientation, staff development, and performance assessment to provide guidance, recognition and support to staff, as well as strategic human resources oversight.
    • Coach and mentor team members regarding departmental procedures and compliance with ACCME AMA and SoM policies and requirements.
* - Other duties may also be assigned DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Advanced degree in a relevant field, with at least 8 years of experience (ideally in Education, Organizational Development, Quality Improvement, or a healthcare-related field - e.g. Public Health, Nursing, Health Education, Hospital and HealthCare Administration) to include experience in successful organizational process improvement and/or project management leading the design, development, and/or delivery of educational programs.
  • Expertise in accreditation compliance (continuing medical education/continuing professional development or related field) with experience writing a successful accreditation self-study report and the CHCP credential.
  • Knowledge and understanding of ABMS MOC requirements.
  • Expertise in applying adult education principles and introducing effective approaches to educational planning, instructional design, and evaluation and outcomes measurement.
  • Expertise in complex project management, superior organization skills, and strong attention to detail.
  • Superior analytic skills to assess compliance with ACCME, AMA, the Medical Specialty Boards, Stanford and other selected accrediting bodies' standards and regulations with appropriate determination of needed action steps.
  • Expertise in reviewing letters of agreement for commercial support for compliance with ACCME requirements.
  • Experience building positive, collaborative relationships with clients while maintaining a focus on accreditation compliance requirements.
  • Experience leading process improvement and innovation in education development.
  • Strong group facilitation skills.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication.
  • Experience supervising and mentoring staff in a fast-paced, complex environment with multiple projects, tight deadlines, and shifting priorities.
  • Proven ability to develop timelines for multiple projects and conduct business in a manner designed to monitor and successfully meet those deadlines without supervision.
  • Expertise with MS Office Suite.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop, manage, and monitor project budgets.
  • Experience with various software and technical tools to include project management tracking (e.g. SmartSheet), online survey instruments (e.g. Qualtrics), and relational database experience (e.g. MS Access)

Bachelor's degree and eight years of relevant experience, or combination of education and relevant experience.
  • Demonstrated leadership skills and ability to influence and motivate constituencies which could span multiple organizational boundaries.
  • Demonstrated excellent planning, organizational and analytical skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to make sound business decisions using good business judgment and innovative and creative problem-solving.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage financial, organizational and staff resources.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communications skills with the ability to cultivate professional and business partnerships.
  • Relevant subject matter expertise.
  • Constantly perform desk-based computer tasks.
  • Frequently stand/walk, sitting, grasp lightly/fine manipulation.
  • Occasionally use a telephone.
  • Rarely lift/carry/push/pull objects that weigh 11-20 pounds.
  • Frequently use a telephone or participate in video conferences.
* - Consistent with its obligations under the law, the University will provide reasonable accommodation to any employee with a disability who requires accommodation to perform the essential functions of his or her job.
  • May work extended hours or weekends.
  • May require some local and national overnight travel
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