Education and Training, Meetings/Expositions/Events, Project Management/Program Development
4 Year Degree
Education Program Development Specialist
ASTRO, the American Society for Radiation Oncology, is seeking an experienced individual who is passionate about continuous learning to join a team in the development of the Annual Meeting educational and scientific programs, Under the direction of the Assistant Director of Education, the Education Program Development Specialist will carry out an efficient and effective content planning process and assist with many parts of the Annual Meeting to include session submission, registration logic, and management and communication with over 400 faculty. The Specialist will also assist in gathering CME content and documentation to ensure adherence to ACCME requirements.
This position will involve extensive work in various databases, communications with faculty and volunteers, and membership inquiries regarding ASTRO’s Annual Meeting.
Assist in coordination of faculty and presenters in the Annual Meeting educational and scientific program.
Serve as the staff liaison to the Annual Meeting Education Committee and assist in the development, implementation and coordination of committee activities. This includes arranging conference calls and scheduling meetings; soliciting and organizing speakers and topics; maintaining faculty database; facilitating timely and regular communications among volunteers; and developing the budget for the education program for the Annual Meeting.
Organize course information materials and educational/scientific session speakers/faculty, including session details such as session titles, presentation titles, session descriptions, learning objectives, etc.
Develop, maintain and edit the Annual Meeting technology tools such as the online conference planner and meeting app.
Contribute to the planning process for live educational activities by designing, gathering, analyzing, and interpreting information to help assess educational needs and practice gaps.
Request, maintain, manage and document speaker disclosure statements and management process to include session audit process.
Ensure program documentation supports compliance with accrediting bodies and the essential areas of the ACCME.
Review and process faculty expense reports.
Maintain complete and accurate documentation relating to areas of responsibilities.
Utilize educational tools and workflow processes in the association management system.
Work with IT, Meetings, Communications (and other departments as necessary) to develop and maintain the technology components of various aspects of the Annual Meeting such as session submission, registration, speaker center, meeting technology tools, i.e. online conference planner, meeting app and website.
Implement Innovative and interactive programming and work with internal and external stakeholders in the development of live activities.
Maintain current knowledge of adult learning theory and practices and emerging technologies for education delivery to health care professionals.
Document current process and procedures with standard operating procedure documents.
Provide input on process and procedure improvements and manage implementation of any process improvements.
Other duties as assigned.
Successful candidates will have:
Bachelor’s degree in education or related field, or equivalent work experience, required. A minimum of 3 years’ experience in a role requiring faculty/speaker management, database management and coordination of technology tools (i.e. mobile app) is required. Experience in CME/ACCME (or equivalent) documentation is preferred. Experience working in medical education, ACCME accreditation, and non-profit associations is strongly preferred.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite with extensive experience working with Excel.
Experience and proficiency in association management systems, membership databases, abstract management systems, and/or speaker/faculty management systems.
Excellent interpersonal skills with ability to effectively communicate verbally and in writing with staff, management, leadership and members.
Experience with ACCME requirements, conflict of interest management and MOC requirements.
An interest in educational design and live meeting logistics.
A passion for education and/or continuous learning, adult learning theory, etc.
You enjoy making lists and checking off completed items.
Strong Critical thinking and problem-solving skills.
Interest in technology and event solutions.
Strong customer service orientation.
Strong attention to details and open to process improvement.
Ability to handle multiple competing deadlines.
You consider yourself an abstract, creative thinker.
Ability to work as part of a team, take initiative, think proactively and promote best practices for the team mission.
ASTRO offers a competitive salary and excellent benefits package which includes:
Flexible work arrangements
Medical, dental and vision insurance, majority company paid
401K with immediate company contribution
23 days of Paid Time Off annually
12 Paid Holidays
Employer subsidized commuter benefits
Employer paid life, short- and long-term disability insurance and more
Please see our website www.astro.org for more information about ASTRO.
All applications must be submitted through our website. Be sure to include a cover letter.
We are an equal/affirmative action employer.
About American Society for Radiation Oncology
The American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) is an organization of approximately 10,000 member physicians and scientists served by a staff of 80 in Crystal City, VA. The association is designed to disseminate the results of scientific research, promote excellence in patient care and provide members with opportunities for educational and professional development. ASTRO offers an attractive array of benefits, including medical and dental/vision coverage, short- and long-term disability and life insurance, as well as paid time off, a 401(k) program, flexible spending accounts, flexible work arrangements, commuter benefits subsidy and a business casual office environment.