Education Director

Employer:
American Medical Technologists
Location:
Rosemont, IL
Status:
Open

Education Director

AMERICAN MEDICAL TECHNOLOGISTS (AMT)

10700 West Higgins Rd., Ste. 150, Rosemont, IL 60018 | https://www.americanmedtech.org/

 

About the AMT

Founded in 1939, the American Medical Technologists (AMT), is a global, member-led, allied health certification organization that promotes and supports its member certificants. AMT is a nationally and internationally recognized certification agency and membership society for nine allied health profession disciplines, including medical technologists, medical assistants, dental assistants and phlebotomy technicians. A 501 (c) (6) organization, AMT has annual revenues of $8M and a staff of 42.

AMT certification examinations are developed, administered, and analyzed using industry standards and state-of-the-art methodologies. Each examination is developed by a committee of subject-matter experts. AMT is accredited by the National Commission of Certifying Agencies (NCCA) for all of its competency-based examinations.

THE POSITION

Overview

The Education Director is responsible for developing, managing and implementing programs and services to meet the continuing education needs of the AMT membership as well as non-members, as defined by the overall AMT strategic plan. This position focuses on the design, growth and delivery of innovative technology-based education.  The position also functions as the staff liaison to the AMT Institute of Excellence (AMTIE), providing strategic leadership and support services to fulfill its mission.

Duties and Responsibilities

Continuing Education (CE)

  • Direct, design and develop e-learning activities for members (i.e. webinars, on-demand courses, self-pace learning, review modules, practice exams);
  • Identify and source subject matter experts (SMEs) for e-learning opportunities;
  • Direct the development and evaluation of the CE that incorporates the different educational styles of the adult learner;
  • Develop and implement the qualitative and quantitative tools necessary to validate and measure the competency of current and future education programs;
  • Analyze courses to ensure they meet or exceed institutional standards, and provide reports for accreditation reviews;
  • Assess current health trends and revise CE courses as needed for each membership discipline;
  • Develop and initiate instructional research and analysis on learners’ needs;
  • Identify potential topics and presenters for annual meeting educational seminars, working with the Scientific Committee to design and bring to fruition;
  • Seek and identify strategies or educational sources of revenue enhancement;
  • Manage and troubleshoot courses/issues/concerns with the Learning Management System (LMS);
  • Review LMS procedures and activity reports;
  • Review CE articles for relevance, content and quality of quizzes;
  • Approve state/regional sessions for continuing education;
  • Collaborate on content of education promotional materials and activities;
  • Direct the Certification Continuation Program (CCP) compliance annual audit;
  • Maintain compliance with California and Florida’s continuing education accrediting requirements.

 

AMT Institute of Excellence (AMTIE)

  • Serve as staff liaison;
  • Develop Trustee meeting agendas and materials;
  • Provide proactive support, recommendations and research to advance the actions and decision-making of the organization;
  • Assist with short-and long-range strategic planning activities to create and implement fundraising goals and objectives;
  • Advance the Scholarship selection criteria, guidelines and procedures;
  • Interface in the timely promotion of scholarship applications;
  • Provide necessary staff interaction for fundraising activities and follow-up acknowledgements;

 

Other

  • Responsible for budget development and fiscal management for areas of defined responsibility;
  • Demonstrate effective supervision of staff;
  • Establish and maintain updated policies and procedures;
  • Communicate and advance overall AMT strategic objectives;
  • Perform special assignments as determined by the Executive Director.

 

Job Relationships: The Education Director reports to the Executive Director, manages a staff of 7, and works cross departmentally with Marketing, Membership, Testing and Competency Assurance, Business Information Systems, and Meeting and Publications Departments.

Candidate Qualifications

Education

The ideal candidate will have a minimum of a Master’s degree in education, allied health education or related field; CAE desirable. Certified Allied Health professional a plus.

Experience

The ideal candidate has a minimum of five years’ of progressive management experience, preferably in a professional health care, organized medical association, or other professional member-based association. New program development and related business plan development skills required.  Ability to understand and navigate a learning management system is required, as well as project management skills, ability to develop timelines, and manage to deadlines.  Also required:  staff development and management skills; committee staff management/leadership skills; excellent written and verbal communication skills; ability to organize, prioritize, and coordinate a high volume of detail and a variety of projects and; advanced experience with Microsoft Office tools (Word, Power Point and Excel).

Work Environment and Physical Requirements

  • The tasks of this position are normally accomplished while seated at a desk and computer terminal;
  • Regular phone communication;
  • Moderate travel: 8-10 days out-of-town travel plus 2-4 days at local meetings.

AMT provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. 

The Search Process

Those interested in applying should send a resume and cover letter indicating qualifications and scope of experience to:

Jill Christie, President

Tuft & Associates

cbabjak@tuftassoc.com

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