Manager, Professional Development

Rockville, MD
Sep 27, 2019
Nov 05, 2019
Administrative, Other
Full Time
Job Summary/Company:
The Manager, Professional Development is a full-time position that will report to the Associate Director, Professional Development. The Manager will ensure successful creation, implementation, marketing, budgeting and operation of organization's educational courses including the Pain & Addiction: Common Threads Course and other products. The Manager will work closely with course planning committees, faculty and other members of the organization's staff team. The Manager will also be responsible for data tracking and evaluations and following Continuing Medical Education (CME) guidelines. Candidate must quickly develop a broad understanding of the organization's education programs and be able to set priorities in work assignments.


  • Serve as staff lead to manage the national educational activities for Pain & Addiction which includes working with program planning committees and developing content.
  • Manage faculty recruitment and training, course delivery formats, budgets, planning meetings, and course records for all Pain & Addiction educational activities.
  • Serve as staff lead to manage the development and implementation of a new, multi-day live Pain & Addiction Course.
  • Create e-Learning products for the Pain & Addiction curriculum and other education department initiatives using course development software.
  • Manage and assist with other programs and projects as necessary as determined by staff leadership and as needs arise or change
  • Assist with management of current grant and/or collaboration deliverables.
  • Prepare documentation and submit required CME activity report for all courses that offer continuing medical education certificates.
  • Handle special projects as assigned such as summarizing evaluations, follow-up with faculty, prepare tracking reports for the project grant, etc.
  • Assists with the accurate management of records (hard copy and electronic files) for all education activities.
  • Collaborate and work with other education team members as needed
  • Provide customer services to program participants, members, and other as needed.
  • Adherence to ACCME and CME guidelines
  • Small amount of travel (1 - 3 trips a year) if needed to education courses to provide on-site assistance and management required for successful operation of courses

Qualifications/Background Profile:

  • Bachelor's Degree required
  • Association experience, particularly in a medical society preferred
  • Experience in budget management a plus
  • Experience with learning management systems or online databases a plus
  • Two to four years of experience in continuing medical education (CME) and curriculum design a plus
Skills and Abilities:

  • Excellent writing skills with expertise in proof reading 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 LMS systems, articulate and other education online software
  • 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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