COMPANY: ASSOCIATION OF WOMEN’S HEALTH, OBSTETRIC, AND NEONATAL NURSES POSITION TITLE: SENIOR DIRECTOR, LEARNING DEVELOPMENT REPORTS TO: VICE PRESIDENT, EDUCATION AND CLINICAL SOLUTIONS DEPARTMENT: EDUCATION AND CLINICAL SOLUTIONS EXEMPTION: EXEMPT
OUR PURPOSE The Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses (AWHONN) is a not-for-profit membership organization that promotes the health of women and newborns. Our mission is to empower and support nurses caring for women, newborns, and their families through research, education, and advocacy.
POSITION SUMMARY The Senior Director, Learning Development leads member and institutional education development, builds and leads cohesive and innovative teams, and develops innovative content and content delivery. This position is empowered to be a visionary and will be comfortable in driving educational content into the future. The Senior Director will use data in developing and retiring education programs. Continuous assessment will be critical in creating an environment of continuous improvement and enhancement.
DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
Strategic visioning of the future of AWHONN online education, development of innovative programs to support the organization's programmatic efforts and to attract funding in support of the organization's goals, with emphasis on catalyzing and nurturing new programs
In developing new programs, focus on generating innovative programming to provide value to members and key stakeholders and meet the needs of members in multiple avenues, such as career level and discipline
Ensure programs and experiences lead to increased growth and desired leadership outcomes for current and future AWHONN members while ensuring revenue and program return on investment
Ensure program excellence, including working with leadership to formulate performance criteria, to develop additional metrics appropriate to the nature of the programs, to refine the program review process, and to carry out periodic reviews of all offerings
Synthesize current and future content libraries and ability to drive outcomes based on data. Review all needs assessments as well as any membership surveys related to education.
Attract the best corporate and industry partners to support educational programs and products for members
Monitor and evaluate all services provided and report progress to the organization and committees; make recommendations for change as needed.
LEADERSHIP EXPECTATIONS Lead team and provide ongoing professional mentoring, assist in their expansion of learning, provide tools to help build knowledge, skills, and growth capacity. Serve as a knowledgeable resource for new and current staff. Promote positive work environment for all staff and effectively collaborate with leadership team.
This position leads a Learning Solutions Development team, which includes direct reports, including an Associate Director of Learning Operations, an Instructional Designer, Nurse Planners, Manager of CNE, and Project Managers.
QUALIFICATIONS & REQUIREMENTS
Master’s Degree in Adult Education, or related field
Experience working within a healthcare of scientific association
Minimum of 8 years of progressive leadership experience (10 years preferred) in an adult education or 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
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 strongly preferred.
Knowledge of topics within the medical/healthcare/pharma/biotech industry is a plus. Experience with AMS, LMS, event registration software programs, and website content management systems is a plus.
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