Coordinate activities related to the creation, development, and implementation of e-learning education in the field of cardiothoracic surgery. Work with subject matter experts, editorial boards, surgeon volunteers and STS staff to help develop and implement innovative e-learning content.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities
Collaborate in the development and production of e-learning educational products (e.g., e-books, webinars, e-learning stand-alone activities) for cardiothoracic surgeons and their teams.
Evaluate and recommend new technologies, including software to improve the quality of e-content, as appropriate.
Utilize software products and front-end coding skills to create high quality, interactive online educational products, and content.
Assist with administration of STS Learning Management System(s).
Develop and implement online assessment tools and surveys in support of STS educational activities.
Collaborate on the development of online educational activities that enhance and supplement live education and support a blended or flipped-classroom modality and approach.
Work with STS staff and volunteers to develop educational activities that demonstrate the appropriate use of the Thoracic Surgery Curriculum.
Serve as staff liaison to Workforces and task forces as assigned.
Perform other duties as assigned.
Bachelor’s degree in Education, web-based instruction, Training & Development or related degree is required.
Minimum of two years’ experience in development of e-learning products. Strong working knowledge of a wide variety of web-based tools and applications is preferred. Familiarity with Content Management Systems (CMS) and Learning Management Systems (LMS) required. Experience with video production, curation, and editing desirable.
Essential Skills and Abilities
Demonstrated experience in Adobe Captivate, Articulate, Adobe Creative Cloud, and HTML 5
Ability to take a story board and translate into an interactive e-product
Proficiency with Microsoft Office products
Experience with e-learning content and learning management platforms and systems
Demonstrated excellence in organization, planning, and follow-through capabilities; attention to detail.
Ability to multi-task and manage several projects simultaneously
Proven ability to develop and maintain positive working relationships with co-workers, volunteer leaders, other organizations, and industry contacts; tact, diplomacy, and good judgment.
Positive attitude in the workplace
Flexibility and adaptability to changing daily activities and schedules
Ability to travel, as necessary
Energy, creativity, initiative, eagerness to learn, and professionalism required. Candidate must exemplify the STS Core Values of Quality, Innovation, Professionalism, Inclusiveness, and Teamwork.
Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities
About The Society of Thoracic Surgeons
The Society of Thoracic Surgeons is a rapidly growing not-for-profit organization representing more than 7,500 surgeons, researchers, and allied health care professionals worldwide who are dedicated to ensuring the best possible heart, lung, esophageal, and other surgical procedures for the chest. Founded in 1964, the mission of STS is to enhance the ability of cardiothoracic surgeons to provide the highest quality patient care through education, research, and advocacy.
With a staff of 65+ dedicated employees, STS is headquartered in Chicago’s Streeterville area with another office in downtown Washington, DC. The STS staff strives for excellence, while upholding the staff core values of respect, teamwork, innovation, quality service, and ownership.
Through the STS National Database, the Society has demonstrated its leadership in collecting and analyzing surgical outcomes data in order to improve patient treatments, quality of life, and long-term health.