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Director of Physician Education and Continuing Medical Education

Chicago, 142 E Ontario St, Chicago, Illinois, United States of America Req #75
Tuesday, December 3, 2019
The mission of the American Osteopathic Association is to advance the distinctive philosophy and practice of Osteopathic Medicine.


American Osteopathic Association (AOA) seeks a motivated and detailed-oriented Director of Physician Education and Continuing Medical Education to support the organization’s growth of osteopathic medical education opportunities for physicians in training and practicing physicians. The director must be familiar with AOA CME policies, in general, and be an expert in Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) accreditation requirements, in particular.  Director must be able to provide guidance and technical assistance regarding CME programs, and assess short- and long-term effects of the AOA’s Joint Providership ACCME program.

ACCME Joint Providership Program

• Oversee compliance with ACCME criteria and standards and manage the process for maintaining AOA’s ACCME accreditation.

• Develop, implement, and update the guidelines and processes and build day-to-day standardization, operations and improvement in work flow processes.

• Ensure that the programs offered as AOA Joint Providership programs are educationally sound, and comply fully with and are adequately documented for the ACCME essentials and standards.

• Evaluate industry trends and assess historical data that’ll inform and influence future strategic and programmatic decisions.

• Spearhead the programmatic and fiscal strategic directions to help ensure the success of AOA’s Joint Providership program, products, and services.

• Recommend options for new approaches and cost-effective products and services.

• Collaborate with senior executive leadership on corporate and business development opportunities, establishing new business collaborations and partnerships, executing on educational grant opportunities, and collaborating on educational opportunities for AOA’s Joint Providership program.

• Represent the AOA Joint Providership program in various venues as required, including attending meetings of, and work effectively with AOA Bureaus, Councils and Committees (BCCs) and ACCME as required.


• Become the expert on AOA CME policy by the Fall of 2020 and facilitate webinars and other communication delivery systems to education AOA CME Sponsors on AOA accreditation policies.  Represent the AOA at US accreditor events.


Education:  Master’s Degree, preferred. Degree should be in business administration or health administration.

Experience:  Minimum of five to eight years of demonstrated experience in health care association or non-profit environment. Extensive experience in program including assessing needs, collecting and analyzing data, generating metrics, prioritizing and completing tasks, effectively managing time and developing new educational programs and products. Demonstrate sound judgement, credibility, creativity, innovation, tolerance for ambiguity, and flexibility. Reputation of being a strategic thinker and having a strong business acumen, budget management, project management, and ability to organize, manage and lead a large multi-faceted program. Effectively work with various internal and external constituents in a collaborative and customer-oriented fashion. Excellent communication skills including presentations, internal team training, public speaking, writing, active listening, and synthesizing information from diverse sources when working with colleagues, members, and volunteers. Knowledge of ACCME, AOA, and applicable federal policies, regulations and guidelines that govern continuing medical education.
Working in an association federation or chapter model is a plus.

• Strong computer skills including proficiency in Microsoft Outlook, Word and Excel.
• Experience building training manuals for internal and external use and creating dashboards to summarize outcomes.

AOA is an Equal Opportunity Employer who fully and actively supports equal access for all people regardless of Race, Color, Religion, Gender, Age, National Origin, Veteran Status, Disability, Genetic Information or Testing, Family and Medical Leave, Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity, expression or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local laws.  We prohibit retaliation against individuals who bring forth any complaint, orally or in writing, to the employer or the government, or against any individuals who assist or practice in the investigation of any complaint, or otherwise oppose discrimination. We strongly encourage women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans to apply to all of our job openings.

Other details

  • Pay Type Salary
  • Travel Required Yes
  • Required Education Master’s Degree
  • Chicago, 142 E Ontario St, Chicago, Illinois, United States of America