“Hell, there are no rules here – we’re trying to accomplish something.” – Thomas Edison
The AANA is an organization that is in active transformation, so this is the kind of opportunity that doesn’t come around often. We’re looking to add a talented individual to join a dynamic group of professionals that are deeply dedicated to advancing the nurse anesthesia profession. While work experience and educational preparation are certainly important, we don’t hire resumes here at the AANA, we hire talented individuals based on our culture and values first.
The AANA is recruiting for a gifted Chief Learning Officer. To be successful in this role, you must be chameleon-like with the ability to lead our Learning, Workforce and Practice Management programs and staff. This person must have an entrepreneurial spirit, and he/she will be empowered to be disruptive and visionary. The new mantra for the AANA is “experiment, fail, learn, and repeat,” and we’ll need someone comfortable working in that kind of environment.
Focus on providing State of the Art Education for Members by:
Delivering dynamic, engaging and desirable content
Optimizing AANA Meetings to meet the learner’s unique needs
Identifying thought leaders
Understanding how members learn
Diversifying, including, and building equity
Collaborate closely with the Chief Clinical Officer to execute the AANA’s Workforce Optimization Program Plan
Partner strategically with the AANA and external experts to position the CRNA workforce to meet the needs of healthcare now and in the future
MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Leads strategic planning, visions, and goals for Learning Programs; develops innovative programs, and successful implementation
Works with Chief Marketing Officer to create strategy related to grants, foundations, sponsorships, etc. to ensure adequate funding for Education programs
Maintains oversight of AANA’s educational curriculum
Collaborates with external partners to ensure that AANA’s educational offerings are developed and launched successfully, with a goal of best-in-class education and leadership offerings
Proactively identifies changes in the the learning and professional development environments and evaluate and adjust plans and processes accordingly
Creates win-win educational partnerships with related organizations
Participates in CE Committee meetings and calls; and communicates and collaborates with CRNA certification body.
Support and guide the Education, Continuing Education and Professional Development committees in executing charges assigned by the Board of Directors.
Collaborates with the Chief Clinical Officer to execute the AANA’s Workforce Optimization Program Plan
Sponsors and champions AANA’s Workforce Optimization Program
Advocates for excellence and diversity in RN candidates for nurse anesthesia education programs (NAEP).
Collaborates with the NAEP Deans and faculty, COA, and employers to provide didactic and clinical education to prepare the entry into practice CRNA for independent practice following establishment of graduate skills.
Conveys the business and practice value of CRNA centric practice models to improve outcomes and margins.
Collaborates with the CQRAO to identify, collect and analyze anesthesia workforce metrics to assess market current state, program progress and indentify evolving strategies
Practice Management: In close collaboration with the Chief Clinical Officer:
Provides best-in-class clinical and practice related advice in the areas of practice management, accreditation, patient education, wellness, and peer assistance activities
Develops and reassesses evidence based practice documents
Partners with Shared Interest Groups, Practice Management Committee, Health and Wellness Committee and other external constituents to deliver best-in-class documentation and guidelines to our members.
Directly supervises and develops staff, including feedback, goal-setting and performance management.
Other duties as assigned.
KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS
Minimum of 5 years of experience (10 years preferred) years’ experience in an adult educationor association setting with management experience to include curriculum development and instructional design, working with content experts and external vendors, concept/program development and market research. Program administrator and/or faculty experience in an entry-level nurse anesthesia program is highly desirable.
Administrative and leadership background (e.g,. Chief CRNA) would be strongly advantageous
Experience with aligning corporate sponsorship needs through educational grants is highly desired
Strong project management and organizational skills with the ability to manage multiple projects at one time and ensure deadlines are met.
Self-motivated with the ability to work independently and in a team environment as well as with individuals from a geographically dispersed membership.
Excellent written and oral communications skills.
Strong interpersonal and relationship building skills to initiate and develop productive working partnerships with key stakeholders organization-wide.
Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office applications and proficient in Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook.
Experience working with learning management systems and online course development software preferred.
Knowledge of topics within the medical/healthcare/pharma/biotech industry is a plus.
Experience with AMS, event registration software programs, and website content management, systems is a plus.
Doctorate (e.g., DNP, DNAP, PhD, EdD)
Qualifications & Other Skills:
Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, to clearly and concisely communicate to all levels of the assosication
Strong attention to detail
Strong analytical skills
Intermediate experience with MS Office
Demonstrated project management skills
Ability to work well and communicate with staff at all levels of the association
Founded in 1931, the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA) is the professional association representing more than 44,000 Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNAs) and student nurse anesthetists nationwide. CRNAs are advanced practice nurses who are the hands-on providers of approximately 32 million anesthetics given in the United States each year. They administer every type of anesthetic, work in every type of practice setting, and provide care for every type of surgery or procedure, from open heart to cataract to pain management.
The AANA promulgates education and practice standards/guidelines and affords consultation to both private and governmental entities regarding nurse anesthetists and their practice.