Specialist, Education

Washington D.C.
Jan 24, 2019
Feb 28, 2019
Full Time

We are the oldest and largest global professional membership organization representing the field of endocrinology. Our members come from 122 countries, with 40 percent living outside the United States. We are unique in that our members are not only on the frontier of breakthrough research discoveries, but they also apply this knowledge in the treatment of patients with hundreds of debilitating hormone-related diseases and conditions.


We are passionate about our mission and are seeking a Specialist, Education who has a self-starting attitude and an eye for detail. This person is responsible for supporting the work of the Society’s Clinical Endocrine Education Committee and will also be engaged in supporting the identification of derivative products or content integration across the Society from new and existing programs. We are looking for someone who works well in a collaborative environment, is dependable with exceptional follow through skills, and has a warm customer service approach to help our society fulfill its mission of unraveling the mysteries of endocrine/hormonal conditions to eradicate diseases, such as diabetes, obesity, and thyroid disorders.


What you’ll bring to the job:

  • BA/BS degree required, or equivalent experience equal to 4+ years of prior experience. Previous association experience and/or experience with adult education a plus.
  • Strong written skills by demonstrating the ability to use correct grammar, punctuation, spelling and sentence structure. The ability to tailor written communication to effectively reach audience. 
  • Excellent verbal and interpersonal skills to work with a diverse group of stakeholders (staff, committee members, learners, collaborators, etc.).
  • Significant organizational skills by demonstrating prioritization of competing priorities to meet deadlines. 
  • Collaborates and shares progress with others to get the work completed.   
  • Significant interest in adult education and medical training.
  • Ability to identify what needs to be done and takes action before being asked or required. 
  • Ability to travel several times a year and work weekends or after-hours on occasion.
  • Appropriate technical skills required for proficiency in the use of computers (Outlook, Word, Excel, Adobe Acrobat, database management, etc.) and able to learn new technology as 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:

Supporting the work of the Clinical Endocrine Education Committee (CEEC), including:

  • Coordinating meetings and communications with committee and workgroup members.
  • Soliciting committee member appointment and meeting participation.
  • Developing and distributing meeting materials.
  • Participating in conference calls and handling correspondence with faculty; collecting and maintaining required faculty forms.
  • Processing honoraria and travel reimbursements.
  • Supporting committee initiatives and task forces (e.g. In-Training Exam (ITE) Steering Group and Fellows Training Series (FTS) Steering Group).

Supporting the development and delivery of educational products (ESAP, Pediatric ESAP, ESAP-ITE, FTS, Meet-the-Professor book, ENDO ARS questions) and new products, including:

  • Managing the peer-review of content among appropriate faculty.
  • Creating and tracking deadlines with the medical editor.
  • Assisting the medical editor with prompting faculty and forming process efficiencies.
  • Entering questions into online platforms for all self-assessment products (e.g. ESAP, Pediatric ESAP, ITE).
  • Developing necessary required outcome reports.
  • Coordinating book creation with medical editor and Publications department.
  • Assisting with promotional efforts.
  • Analyzing data collected from post activity and follow-up surveys to learners.
  • Assisting with grant proposals and reconciliations as requested.
  • Providing strong customer service and responding to queries from participants and potential participants.
  • Maintaining and updating assessment project information on Endocrine Society Center for Learning, endocrine.org.
  • Collecting and maintaining required documentation in CME Activity files, including committee member and Endocrine Society staff disclosures.

Supporting practice improvement module or like activities by:

  • Developing reports of data and information on usage to stakeholders.
  • Responding to queries from participants and potential participants.

Coordinating the Society’s compliance with Continuing Medical Certification (CME) and Maintenance of Certification (MOC) requirements by:

  • Conducting regular maintenance and evaluation of the overall CME program including individual activity file review.
  • Assisting with annual evaluation of the overall CME program including individual activity file review.
  • Assisting in the development and maintenance of Endocrine Society policies, procedures, planning documents, and processes in accordance with evolving regulatory requirements; providing training to Society staff, members (on faculty and in leadership), and collaborators as appropriate.
  • Collaborating with the education team to identify, implement, and document improvements to the CME and MOC program on a continuing basis.
  • Working closely with the education team to direct and guide the ACCME reaccreditation self-study process.

Other functions, including:

  • Supporting supervisor to work with other departments on creation of educational activities.
  • Performing other duties as assigned.


What you’ll do well:

  • Possess the ability to plan and organize the work of a project and establish effective priorities. Consider effective use of time. Demonstrate the ability to “think outside the box” for solutions or ways to accomplish the job in a more effective way. Handle projects responsibly (including expense management). Prioritize as needed and meet deadlines. Communicate challenges/barriers to supervisor. Collaborate and share progress with others to get the project completed. Demonstrate effective delivery of completed project. 
  • Anticipate the implications and consequences of situations and taking appropriate action to be prepared for possible contingencies. Anticipate possible problems and develop contingency plans in advance. Notice trends and develops plans to prepare for opportunities or problems. Anticipate the consequences of situations and plans accordingly. Anticipate how individuals and groups will react to situations and information and plans accordingly.
  • Work cooperatively with others to achieve common goals. Effectively work and complete assignments in group settings by listening and responding appropriately to other team members, offering support, conferring with team members about their concerns, expressing disagreement constructively and work toward solutions that all team members can support.
  • Develop and maintain strong relationships with members by listening, understanding and responding to identified needs. Respond to member/leadership/community needs; actively promote positive relationships with the membership and other groups (committees, leadership, stakeholders, etc.). Exhibit a high level of customer service and identify ways to improve service procedures/levels within own positions. Respond and follow-through on internal and external requests.


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 make a contribution 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 salaries and excellent benefits, including a generous TIAA- CREF retirement plan with 10% employer contribution, should submit resume and cover letter with salary requirements.


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