CPD Liaison, Faculty, Occupational Therapy (OTD, Part-time .50 FTE)

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About the Institute:

The Institute is an innovative, interprofessional graduate school in Boston, MA that prepares health professionals and scientists to advance care for a diverse society through leadership in education, clinical practice, research and community engagement. The Institute has 1,636 enrolled students and offers programs in Genetic Counseling, Communication Sciences and Disorders, Health Professions Education (MS and PhD), Nursing, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Physician Assistant Studies, and Rehabilitation Sciences (PhD). The Institute is about to open a new School of Healthcare Leadership, which will add significantly to the Institute's offerings, increase enrollments, amplify the value proposition with the Mass General Brigham (MGB) health system, and build new partnerships locally and nationally.  Founded by Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) in 1977, the Institute is an independent institution accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE).


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. 


Job Summary:

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 occupational therapy.


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 OT and CPD, there will be coordination with a network of liaisons from across the IHP. 


This position is currently funded through September 30, 2022 and continuing beyond this date is contingent upon additional funding.  Annual renewal will be determined 90 days prior to the end of the fiscal year ending 9/30/22.


Job Duties:


Expected Approach:

  • Facilitation of continuing education planning around profession-specific topics, with extensive input from OT faculty and 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); (3) 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 / chairs, 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. 


  • Occupational therapy licensure in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, NBCOT certification, and / or other professional qualifications as designated by the Chair of Occupational Therapy / SHRS
  • Three – five years teaching experience in the health professions (classroom or clinical) required, post professional doctorate preferred (OTD, PhD, EdD).
  • Experience with planning continuing education programs and post professional occupational therapy education.

Skills, Abilities, Competencies:

  • Administrative Skills- Organized, responsive, timely, accurate professional abilities; adaptable, flexible thinker
  • Technical Skills-  Familiarity and experience with technologies for communication and teaching, including D2L and other learning platforms
  • Leadership skills: 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.

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: Full-time
Shift: Day Job
Employee Status: Regular
Job Posting: Oct 4, 2021


MGH Institute of Health Professions in Boston is an innovative and interprofessional graduate school with post-baccalaureate, direct entry-level master’s and doctorate, and post-professional programs in Nursing, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Physician Assistant Studies, Speech-Language Pathology, Health Professions Education, and a PhD in Rehabilitation Sciences. The only degree-granting affiliate of the Partners HealthCare System, the MGH Institute offers its more than 1,500 students unparalleled opportunities to learn and work alongside expert practitioners in a variety of hospital, clinical, community, and educational settings. The school, which has graduated more than 5,400 students since its 1977 founding by Massachusetts General Hospital, is fully accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC). Several programs are highly ranked by U.S. News & World Report and the school has been named for the past six years as a Great College to Work for by The Chronicle of Higher Education.

The MGH Institute of Health Professions is located at the Catherine Filene Shouse Building in Boston's historic Charlestown Navy Yard. Originally built in 1866, a complete interior renovation of the Shouse Building was completed in 2001, providing a state-of-the-art working and learning environment. The building also houses The Children's Quarters, which offers kindergarten and preschool daycare to both staff and students of the Institute and the Charlestown community. We employ more than 200 faculty, administration, and staff, and offer competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits package. The MGH Institute of Health Professions is an equal opportunity employer

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