Associate Director, Professional Development

Rockville, MD
May 22, 2019
Jun 19, 2019
Human Resources
Full Time
Job Summary/Company:
Are you a mission-driven professional with experience in the non-profit/association field? Do you have years of experience with training and development in the education field? Sparks Group has partnered with a growing non-profit organization seeking an Associate Director of Professional Development. If you have experience with online learning platforms, please apply or call 301-926-7800 for more information!

  • Create and implement a strategy, plan, and process for training faculty.
  • Lead development of a system for faculty training within organization's online learning platform and/or utilizing another open source software available.
  • Serve as key staff to identify and motivate members to serve as faculty.
  • Manage aspects of the budget related to faculty training.
  • Create data and tracking process needed to maintain and manage a database of faculty trained and signing up for training, etc.
  • Manage and/or assist with vendor relationships as needed.
  • Handle special projects as assigned such as summarizing evaluations, following-up with faculty, preparing tracking reports for the project grant, etc.
  • Provide reliable and consistent customer service for the training system.
  • Understand and adhere to ACCME and CME guidelines as needed.
  • Manage and assist with other programs and projects as determined by the Chief Learning Officer and Director, e-Learning, Professional Development to work with other department staff as needed on other education programs.
  • Small to moderate amount of travel (1 - 3 trips a year) as needed for live faculty development and training and/or to provide assistance and management required for successful operation of courses.
  • Open to new ideas and other duties as they arise and are assigned.

Qualifications/Background Profile:
  • Bachelor's Degree required
  • Two to five years of experience with faculty development and training in another organization.
  • Two to five years of experience with learning management systems (LMS), other education online software to create courses and online databases required
  • Experience working closely with faculty and developing courses required
  • Master's Degree in Adult Education and Training field preferred
  • Association experience, particularly in a medical society preferred
  • Experience in budget planning and management
Skills and Abilities:
  • Proficient with LMS systems, articulate and other education online software
  • Ability to create online education products utilizing the above and other software
  • Excellent writing skills with expertise in proofreading and attention to detail
  • Excellent organizational skills including setting priorities in work assignments, managing projects, and following up on assignments with minimal direction
  • Ability to efficiently handle multiple priorities in a fast-paced environment with attention to detail
  • Proven record of successful project and budget management
  • Good interpersonal skills with ability to interact effectively, efficiently, and professionally with individuals at all levels of the organization
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint)
  • Resourcefulness, initiative, and creativity valued
  • Team player with positive attitude, enthusiastic energy and ability to have fun with team members

Qualified candidates should send their resume AND call Sparks Group for additional details. Please note, resume must include a valid email address in order to be considered. We look forward to discussing your background, your current job search, and your potential career path with Sparks Group!

Sparks Group is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, pregnancy, citizenship, family status, genetic information, disability, or protect veteran status.

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