Associate Director, Education

Washington D.C.
Jul 05, 2017
Aug 03, 2017
Full Time

Under the general supervision of the Director of Education, the Associate Director of Education drives innovation in live and enduring scientific programs, including the Annual Meeting, Clinical Endocrinology Update (CEU), Endocrine Board review (live) and its derivative products. Incumbent continuously evaluates performance, identifies new opportunities, and pilots new formats to ensure vibrant learning opportunities for scientists and clinicians. The Associate Director of Education serves as a staff liaison to the Annual Meeting Steering Committee (AMSC) and the Clinical Endocrinology Update Steering Committee to manage committee functions and guide the development of the ENDO Scientific Program, editorial products and the live and enduring preconference programs. This role integrates cross functionally with meetings to ensure smooth planning and logistics, and collaborates with Marketing and Communications to drive attendance to programs and products. Partners with Strategic Partnerships in developing needs assessments seeking grant support of the Society’s Annual Meeting and Scientific programs.  This is a collaborative position that requires the ability to use instructional design for adult learning in the creation of programs or activities.


What you'll bring to the job:

  • College degree required.  7-10 years previous work with supervisory experience, preferably in an association in meetings or education department;
  • Strong oral communication skills necessary to run large and complex committee proceedings;
  • Exceptional written skills and proficiency in literature searches and grant development;
  • Excellent interpersonal and consensus building skills required to work collaboratively and to lead a diverse group of stakeholders (staff, committee members, collaborators, etc.) through decision making;
  • Ability to recognize the contributions of all team members, both internal and external, in dealings with members and collaborators;
  • Be highly motivated, results-oriented, and able to prioritize team efforts to use limited resources efficiently;
  • Familiarity with adult education principles and knowledge of ACCME and AMA requirements necessary for providing CME;
  • Excellent organizational skills and ability to work independently;
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office, specifically in Outlook, Word, PowerPoint and Excel required. Database experience helpful.  Ability to learn new technology as required;
  • Interpersonal awareness skills, including appropriate choice of words, tone of voice, expressions, and other nonverbal behavior;
  • Consensus-building and collaboration skills, including ability to seek out the facts and pertinent information before drawing conclusions and listening and responding to people with sensitivity and directness;
  • Appropriate technical skills required for proficiency in the use of computers (MS Office suite, membership database, etc.);
  • Occasional travel and ability to attend some weekend meetings is required.


Our Values:

We believe in and empower our staff. We know that with our investment in their growth, they have an even greater potential to contribute to our organization. Our core values embody the character and culture of our staff – they guide our decision making, interactions and how we serve our members. As an organization, we are committed to: demonstrating responsible stewardship, treating one another with trust and mutual respect, supporting work life balance, sustaining an inclusive environment, and fostering an environment that encompasses communication, service, collaboration, results & innovation.   


What you'll own:

  1. Serve as a staff liaison to the Annual Meeting Steering Committee and Clinical Endocrinology Update Steering Committee, directing the teams responsible for all committee functions and ensuring efficient and timely development of Scientific Programs:
    • Provide strategic leadership for staff and member volunteers who plan the Society’s premier educational activities: ENDO, CEU, and Endocrine Board Review (EBR).
    • Provide orientation to new Chairs to facilitate the identification of new appointees and coordinate confirmation of appointments with the Executive Office.
    • Prepare all appropriate committee agenda materials and background information to support planning including: orientation materials, background planning materials to include previous meeting program and evaluation data, historical information, committee and general membership program suggestions, surveys, focus groups, reports, etc.
    • Conduct editorial review of ENDO/CEU/EBR-related publications: ENDO Daily, CEU Planner, etc. in conjunction with or on behalf of the committee members and in collaboration with the marketing; publications; and various vendors.
  2. Identify, develop and implement educational opportunities to expand breadth and reach of educational activities with a focus towards revenue generation:
    • Applies adult learning principles and appropriate instructional design techniques to achieve desired outcomes for educational programs.
    • Develop and manage scientific programs that meet the needs of target audience as well as aid the society to achieve ACCME Accreditation with Commendation
    • Oversee and monitor educational activities, evaluates and assesses results to identify trends and implement enhancements. 
    • Develop learning objectives for educational activities and links them to identified evidence-based gaps in knowledge, competence and/or performance.
    • Development of budget, monitoring revenue, expenses, and marketing plans of all assigned programs, products and services.
    • Design, development, implementation, oversight and evaluation of all assigned programs, products and services.
    • Develops CME Activity files for compliance and ACCME annual report data per internal submission deadlines.
  3. Oversee Specialist, Annual Meeting to implement input and output of cOASIS that specifically supports the ENDO program, including:
    • program suggestion site;
    • faculty corner for invitation, disclosure and confirmation,
    • abstract submission site;
    • abstract grading and scheduling sites;
    • preliminary program site;
    • itinerary planner.
  4. Direct communication of ENDO/CEU/EBR scientific content to collaborators both internal and external to ensure accurate and effective promotion of live meetings and dissemination of its content to all relevant audiences, including:
    1. Marketing for complete and accurate promotion of the program to prospective attendees;
    2. Strategic Partnerships Department for relevant programming information that will assist them with securing grant development as well as providing applicable outcomes data for grant reconciliation;
    3. Media Relations to conduct editorial review of newsworthy abstracts for promotion to the lay and industry media;
    4. Other partners including Tri-star (ENDO Daily Meeting Planner) for dissemination of ENDO content to additional audiences.
  5. Direct the application process, review and selection of the Delbert A. Fisher Scholar and presentation of the Clark T. Sawin Lecture.


What you'll do well:

  • Ability to make decisions and solve problems involving varied levels of complexity, ambiguity and risk. Takes charge of a group when it is necessary to facilitate change, overcome an impasse, face issues, or ensure that decisions are made.
  • Can develop and maintain effective relationships with others to encourage and support communication and teamwork. Demonstrates the ability to build and maintain ongoing, collaborative, working relationships with coworkers and members to achieve the goals of the organization.
  • Consider the ability to plan and organize the work of a group, department or project and to establish effective priorities. Consider effective use of time. Demonstrates ability to “think outside the box” for solutions or ways to accomplish the job in a more effective way. Handles projects responsibly (including expense management). Prioritizes as needed and meets deadlines. Communicates challenges/barriers to supervisor. Collaborates and shares progress with others to get the project completed. Demonstrates effective delivery of completed project.


What you'll get out of it:

  • Working with a staff that has passion for our mission, believes in one another and has fun.
  • The chance to work in an environment that empowers staff to take informed risks and create new programs and services.
  • A chance to contribute in a fun job with room to make it your own.
  • A strong and competitive salary and benefits package that focuses on your well-being and financial health.


Endocrine Society offers a convenient downtown DC location within walking distance of Farragut North/Farragut West and Foggy Bottom metro stations. Qualified candidates interested in a purposeful- work environment, competitive salary and excellent benefits, including a generous TIAA-CREF retirement plan with a 10% employer contribution, should submit resume and cover letter with your application.



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