The Arthroscopy Association of North America seeks an Education Specialist to be part of its team-oriented staff. The Education Specialist coordinates the AANA surgical skills and other courses with adherence to ACCME guidelines. The position will report to the Director of Education and Research, be part of the five-member Education and Research department and the overall AANA team.
Coordinates association’s surgical skills, and other courses such as Specialty Day, including working with content experts to develop course agendas, lab assignments as necessary, on-site execution, and maintaining CME activity files.
Assists in faculty development and recruitment of new qualified instructors.
Drafts and manages project timelines and procedure documents.
Works with Meetings staff to monitor F&B process, inventory and expenses and works to balance reduced expenses with necessary quality.
Supervises the on-site course assistant for assigned courses.
Oversees orders for the FAST/Knot Tying aspects of the lab courses.
Provides budget and forecast input, codes activity invoices, monitors the P&L for each activity and adjusts as necessary to meet financial goals.
Coordinates simulation activities and other technology as programs evolve and interacts with related vendors in these initiatives.
Works with the eLearning Specialist in collection of presentation materials for course-related online learning components.
Provides Marketing and IT staff with appropriate, quality content for use in promotions, and partners on specific promotional initiatives as needed.
Actively reviews, evaluates, maintains, and improves processes and documentation for ACCME compliance and re-accreditation.
Works closely with the Meetings Assistant to answer CME inquires and resolve claim issues.
Provides administrative support for other education related projects and initiatives as required within the AANA Educational Program e.g. the Annual Meeting.
Provides and on-site support during the AANA Annual Meeting.
Oversees the overall conflict calendar.
Provides support to the Director for materials preparation for Education related committees.
Performs other duties as assigned by Director of Education and Research and/or the Chief Executive Officer.
Nature of work requires ability to operate standard office equipment, communicate and exchange information, collect, compile, and prepare work documents, set-up and maintain work files. Work is performed in a professional office environment, in the Orthopaedic Learning Center and remote sites. Position requires availability for extended hours plus non-traditional hours (weekends) to perform job duties.
About the Arthroscopy Association of North America
AANA is a 6,500-member organization celebrating its 40th year. AANA offers a flexible working environment, competitive salary and benefits and a collegial culture with a staff of 22.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Surgical skills education experience preferred.
Strong working knowledge of ACCME accreditation standards.
Exceptional customer service, writing and communications skills.
Teamwork orientation and collaboration skills.
Ability to manage multiple projects, budgets, and resources simultaneously.
Detail oriented and organizational skills.
Ability to interact effectively and to work congenially in a small office environment.
Experience and Education
Bachelor’s degree in business, education, or related field.
Minimum 1-3 years proven experience coordinating/planning educational programs, preferably in a medical association.
Experience with Microsoft Office and association management systems (e.g. Microsoft CRM/iMIS).
Working knowledge of adult learning principles, a plus.
About Arthroscopy Assn of North America
The mission of the Arthroscopy Association of North America is to advance the art and science of arthroscopy and minimally invasive surgery through education, skills assessment and advocacy.