The American College of Surgeons (ACS) is a professional and educational organization of surgeons that was founded in 1913 to raise the standards of surgical practice and improve the quality of care for surgical patients. The College is dedicated to the ethical and competent practice of surgery. Its achievements have significantly influenced the course of scientific surgery in America and have established it as an important advocate for all surgical patients. The College has more than 80,000 members and is the largest organization of surgeons in the world. For more information, visit www.facs.org.
Summary: The Instructional Designer, Trauma Quality Education, will play a key role in design, technical development, and deployment of training and education for participants in Trauma Quality Programs, including but not limited to TQIP, Verification, Trauma Systems, and Injury Prevention. This position will work collaboratively with program managers, subject matter experts, internal team, and external partners to create and revise content for live, hybrid, and web-based courses and tools. Working with leadership, this person will participate in strategic planning, assessment of training effectiveness, and standardization of education programming across the Trauma division.
This exempt position will report to the Manager, Trauma Center Programs in the Division of Research and Optimal Patient Care. It is based in our Chicago office and is a hybrid role: 3 days per week in the office/2 days per week remote.
Planning: Under the supervision of the Manager, Trauma Center Programs (TCP), oversee planning phases of instructional design projects, including needs assessments, planning calls, subject matter expert (SME) management, and intervention/assessment design. Partner with staff and leadership to ensure the production of high-quality work is completed on time and within budget. Work with the TQP staff education steering committee to prioritize, plan and execute education and training to support the goals and objectives of the programs.
Content Development and Execution: Under the supervision of the Manager of TCP, facilitate the content development process, design educational interventions, and fully develop courses and/or resources with Articulate 360 programs and related software. Manage the QA and user testing and oversee implementation of online courses into the ACS Learning Management System. Partner with staff to ensure completion of high-quality work, on time, and within budget, to meet stakeholder expectations.
Strategic Responsibility: Participate in business development activities to standardize education design processes in the division, to measure the effectiveness of training programs, and help identify areas for improvement and growth. Partner with Surgeon leaders, senior staff, and teammates to assess needs and execute on committee goals. Investigate innovative uses of technology for creating, maintaining, and deploying learning experiences. Seek opportunities for professional development that will enhance job performance. Pursue and welcome evolution of responsibilities and growth in position.
Committee/Customer Support: Provide prompt, professional and informed support to subject matter experts, committee and work group members, COT and ACS leadership. Serve as subject matter expert for the instructional design process, and assist in the development and implementation of technical training for internal and external teams/stakeholders.
Other expectations: Contribute enthusiastically to an environment of continual performance improvement, team collaboration, and service to improve care of the injured patient, executed in accordance with ACS Values. Create and maintain written organized processes and procedures in support of all projects and activities handled in the education design and development area.
Other duties as assigned.
Required Education and/or Experience:
Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university is required. Degree in Instructional Design, Education Technology, Education, or similar is preferred
4-7 years of instructional design experience using Articulate 360 (or similar software) and Adobe Creative Cloud is preferred. Must be able to provide samples of work.
4-7 years of experience implementing project management principles, processes, and tools. Familiarity with project management software (e.g., Monday.com)
Familiarity with Learning Management System (LMS) administration.
Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office Products (Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint), and Adobe Acrobat; eager to learn new software, as needed
Excellent communication skills (verbal and written) necessary to effectively interact with all levels of the organization
Attention to detail
Must be able to manage multiple complex and dynamic projects on an ongoing basis
Display high level of energy and thrive in a fast-paced environment
Self-motivated and able to work independently and as a member of a team.
Ability to plan and prioritize workload and meet deadlines.
Ability to establish strong working relationships with all division teams and management.
Experience in Associations, healthcare, and/or education preferred.
Physical/Work Environment: Fast paced with significant people interaction. No lifting over 20 pounds, minimal reaching bending and stooping. Performs work in a normal office environment with long hours in front of the computer.
The American College of Surgeons is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities. If, because of a medical condition or disability, you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or call (312) 202-5000 and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information.
The American College of Surgeons is a professional and educational organization of surgeons that was founded in 1913 to raise the standards of surgical practice and improve the quality of care for surgical patients. The College is dedicated to the ethical and competent practice of surgery. Its achievements have significantly influenced the course of scientific surgery in America and have established it as an important advocate for all surgical patients. The College has more than 80,000 members and is the largest organization of surgeons in the world. For more information, visit www.facs.org.