CPD Liaison

Boston, MA
Apr 06, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

MGH Institute of Health Professions is a graduate school in Boston that provides entry-level and post-professional programs in Nursing, Communication Sciences and Disorders, Genetic Counseling, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, and Physician Assistant Studies. The PhD in Rehabilitation Sciences and a PhD and Master of Science in Health Professions Education have been added in recent years to meet rising demand for highly educated health care professionals, educators, and researchers. Integrating classroom learning with research and clinical experience, the Institute grants doctoral degrees, master's degrees, awards certificates of advanced study, and offers continuing education to practicing professionals.

The IHP is the only degree-granting affiliate in Mass General Brigham (MGB), the largest private employer in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. The Institute has been recognized multiple times by The Chronicle of Higher Education as a “Great College to Work For.” A leading health sciences educational institution, MGH Institute provides students with outstanding academic programs, many of which are ranked among the best in the nation.

MGH Institute of Health Professions has announced an organization-wide anti-racism initiative to think boldly about race and bring together all members of the IHP community to address systemic racial injustice as well as oppression more broadly. The plan seeks to create a supportive and inclusive campus environment and better support the diverse communities the school serves. We are excited about this new initiative and are hiring employees who are committed to justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion and will contribute to our anti-racism and anti-oppression approach. 


Part time positions focused on building a strong bridge between the IHP and the professional community through the development and implementation of continuing education programs that are of value. The individuals holding these roles will be appointed by and will hold faculty appointments in their respective departments (SON, PA, OT, CSD, PT), with a specific task-based connection to the IHP CPD Office. The opportunity is to connect the academic departments and the Office of CPD with professional counterparts in the profession of focus.  In addition to coordination between the program and CPD, there will be coordination with a network of liaisons from across the IHP. 

One significant component of the Institute’s strategic plan is to increase enrollment in new academic programs and expand continuing professional development opportunities for practicing clinical and non-clinical professional within health care. This position will support the identification and development of continuing professional development opportunities within their respective professional discipline.


Expected Approach:

  • Facilitation of continuing education planning around profession-specific topics, with extensive input from practicing clinicians
  • Planning and execution of CPD events and activities with the assistance and guidance of CPD staff and planning templates (identify topics, internal/external subject matter experts, and accreditation guidelines and requirements)
  • Being the point-of-contact for hearing and conveying important stakeholder voices:  Department, Discipline, CPD, Clinical Education Leaders
  • Participating in educating about and helping to identify opportunities for clinical placements  
  • Along with the program directors, serving as a key liaison between CPD and their academic department and with the professional community
  • Partner with other Liaisons to support interprofessional planning and programs
Desired Deliverables/Outcomes: 

  • Sustained cooperation among CPD, the Department, and IHP affiliates
  • Delivery of several CPD activities each semester as agreed upon by the CPD office and the liaison 
  • Production of ongoing detailed work plans that contribute new ideas for relationship-building and for CPD topics
  • Meet target enrollments in all CPD activities
  • Identification of opportunities for new clinical placement opportunities in MGB affiliated institutions
  • Contribution to an annual report of program initiatives, participation, challenges, and opportunities 


  • Physical therapist, Licensed or license-eligible in MA, ABPTS specialist certification or similar preferred
  • DPT degree required
  • Experience with academic and/or clinical teaching (at least 3 years)
  • Demonstrated ability to collaborate effectively with internal and external teams
  • Experience generating and using data (e.g. needs assessment)
  • Experience with planning continuing education programs
  • Organized, responsive, timely, accurate professional abilities
  • Adaptable, flexible thinker
  • Familiarity and experience with technologies for communication and teaching, including D2L and other learning platforms
  • Excellent communication, leadership, negotiation, and relationship building skills
  • Willingness to learn new skills for marketing and business-related functions
  • Commitment to team-based cooperation, planning and execution of projects
  • Committed to core IHP values of interprofessionalism, JEDI, and quality

All interested candidates should click on the following link to apply www.mghihp.edu/job-search.  The job vacancy number is 3152014. Please provide a CV, cover letter, and references. This position will be opened until filled.  The successful candidate will be recommended for a faculty appointment with rank commensurate with qualifications.

Primary Location: MA-Charlestown-MGH IHP
Work Locations:
MGH IHP (MGHCharlestownIHP)
36 First Avenue
Charlestown, 02129

Job: Teaching/Faculty
Organization: Massachusetts General Hospital(MGH)
Schedule: Part-time
Shift: Day Job
Employee Status: Regular
Job Posting: Apr 5, 2021

Similar jobs

Similar jobs