Education Specialist

Case Western Reserve University
Washington D.C.
Commensurate with experience
Mar 30, 2021
May 04, 2021
Full Time

Job ID#: 8624

Title: Education Specialist

Department: Master of Science in Anesthesia Program

Location: Washington, D.C.


Working under limited supervision, provide overall administrative management and coordination for the Master of Science in Anesthesia Program in Washington, D.C. Duties include a limited variety of business-related functions: clinical onboarding, finance, marketing, budget, recruiting, event management, and human resources. Serve as backup office manager, and collaborate with the Manager of Administrative Operations to address clinical rotation responsibilities and other key administrative duties. Function as a technical resource and advisor exercising discretion and independent judgment. The department administrator has authority to waive or deviate from established policies and procedures without prior approval.



  1. Prepare and maintain program budget needs, specifically in terms of student educational supplies and equipment, faculty needs, office supplies, and program catering needs. Prepare requisitions, reimbursement requests, and make P-card purchases for the full-time staff of the MSA Program. Process guest speaker honorariums. Set up independent contractor agreements. Order and maintain office supplies. Make travel arrangements and prepare travel expense forms for reimbursement. Maintain up-to-date knowledge of university’s travel policy. Track expenses on an on-going basis. Consider past requirements and expenditures, and analyze program needs on both a short- and long-range basis in order to present a budget plan for each fiscal year. Perform needs assessment, make projections based on multiple items and variables, analyze budget variances and recommend courses of action. Prepare monthly analytical reports and analyses for the manager of administrative operations. (20%) Manage local clinical rotations in coordination with the Manager of Administrative Operations. Responsible for student onboarding paperwork, learning hospital onboarding systems, tracking compliance, communicating with clinical instructors, advising and instructing students on onboarding procedures. (20%) Support the leadership team in implementing long- and short-term program strategy planning goals, particularly in terms of clinical rotation management, financial management, accreditation reporting, marketing and recruitment, program expansion, and increasing the quality of program applicants. In coordination with Manager of Administrative Operations, develop work plans with key activities, deliverables, and milestones for self and program team. Provide the expected results or outputs from each key activity or strategic initiative. Report on milestones achieved during regular staff meetings. (10%) Plan and coordinate local recruiting activities for the program to increase enrollment. Arrange for presenters to attend high school and college classes and other recruiting events. Attend local college career fairs. Work with MSA marketing associate to pull together appropriate materials and giveaways that will attract the attention of prospective students. Host, advise & instruct prospective students and their parents during on-campus visits. Meet with marketing associate and manager of administrative operations on a regular basis to collaboratively develop a local recruitment strategy. (10%) Manage local program events (e.g. white coat ceremony, open houses, clinical instructor dinners). Identify target audience, select and reserve venues, manage the teams of people responsible for each function, manage the budget, and oversee the execution of the event. Supervise the services of outside vendors. (10%) Manage all aspects of the MSA Program’s job shadowing program, including setting requirements and expectations for observers, interpreting hospital policies regarding student visitors, and implementing program policies and procedures to ensure compliance and efficiency and identify improvements. Create application materials such as job shadow application, observer agreement, and confidentiality agreement. Take, prioritize and schedule student shadowing requests; oversee the shadowing day. Exercise discretion and independent judgment in evaluating observers and deciding whether they should be granted a shadowing experience. (9%) Coordinate human resources activities within the program. Interpret, advise and instruct faculty and staff on university, school, and program policies and procedures. Onboard new faculty and staff, and orient them to the program and campus. Provide an overview of the program’s mission and structure along with information on essential contacts, services and programs available to them as an employee. Onboarding responsibilities include, but are not limited to, setting up workspace/office, providing needed access to program and university systems, reviewing dress code, obtaining ID badge and office key, making introductions. Assist the manager of administrative operations with new hire paperwork and documentation needed for new faculty. Maintain liaisons with appropriate school and central human resources staff to proactively respond to human resources problems, issues and special requests. Work with manager of administrative operations to ensure all paperwork for employment, terminations, and leaves of absence are processed correctly and in a timely manner. (6%)




  1. Perform other duties as assigned. (5%) Assist in establishing a comprehensive marketing campaign in concert with the MSA marketing associate targeting the entire university. Draft blogs and social media posts. Maintain a clear, concise and effective online presence for the program. (5%) Develop and implement program policies and procedures. Interpret school and university policies and procedures and ensure compliance by all staff. Communicate any changes to policies and procedures to appropriate staff to ensure implementation. (5%)


Department: Daily contact with MSA manager of administrative operations, staff, leadership, and faculty to provide administrative guidance, interpret policy and maintain workflow. Frequent contact with marketing associate and staff at other MSA Program locations in order to collaborate and share information.

University: Contact on a regular basis with Accounts Payable, Procurement and Distribution Service, school of medicine and central HR offices to complete job functions. Regular contact with administrative staff and other administrative offices as needed. Additional contacts as necessary.

External: Continuous contact with prospective students, visitors, and guests to answer inquiries, manage job shadowing functions, and resolve issues for external customers of the program.

Students: Daily contact with prospective and MSA students to exchange information, advise and instruct.


Supervise temporary staff and student employees.


Experience: 3 or more years administrative work experience required; experience in a university or non-profit setting preferred.

Education/Licensing: Associate’s degree required; bachelor’s degree preferred.


  1. Flexibility and ability to adapt to changing priorities and office needs. Knowledge of financial spreadsheets and GAAP (generally accepted accounting principles) Strong organizational and interpersonal skills required, both oral and written required Strong writing skills are required for editing, policy development, and budget proposal submission required Proactive approach to potential problems, excellent problem-solving skills required Excellent computer skills experience, excellent mathematical skills; ability to use financial spreadsheets, accounting software, database packages, and PeopleSoft financial system applications. Ability to meet consistent attendance. Ability to interact with colleagues, supervisors, and customers face to face.


Typical office environment. The employee will perform repetitive motion using computer mouse and keyboard to type.


In employment, as in education, Case Western Reserve University is committed to Equal Opportunity and Diversity. Women, veterans, members of underrepresented minority groups, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.


Case Western Reserve University provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. Applicants requiring a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the Office of Inclusion, Diversity and Equal Opportunity at 216-368-8877 to request a reasonable accommodation. Determinations as to granting reasonable accommodations for any applicant will be made on a case-by-case basis.


CWRU offers a flexible benefits package including tuition waiver for employees and dependents; Respond in confidence, including salary history:, human resources job code #8624.

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