Summary: The Manager, Education will collaborate with external and internal stakeholders to identify opportunities for educational initiatives that align with the needs of the Society’s constituents and meet the strategic goals of the organization. The Manager, Education will be responsible for designing, managing, and implementing the SSO’s educational initiatives including live, online, and enduring accredited and non-accredited activities.
The Manager, Education is responsible for ensuring that SSO remains compliant with the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) Core Accreditation Criteria and Standards for Integrity and Independence in Accredited Continuing Education as well as SSO Continuing Medical Education (CME) Policies and Procedures. The Manager, Education will lead the development and completion of the SSO’s ACCME Reaccreditation Self-Study and Performance Practice files; the SSO is currently on a four (4) year reaccreditation cycle.
Disease Site Work Groups (DSWGs)
Continuing Medical Education (CME)/Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Committee
Other Committees/Task Forces/Panels as assigned.
Duties and Responsibilities
Coordinate the development of the SSO’s annual education plan.
Design and manage the Society’s yearly educational initiatives, including, live, online, and enduring activities, i.e., webinars, podcasts, blended learning activities, certificate courses, etc. Specific responsibilities include:
Collaborate with volunteers to design initiatives, determine appropriate delivery format, topics, faculty, and moderators.
Develop project budgets, timelines, and identification of key performance indicators, as well evaluation methodologies.
Manage project deliverables and deadlines.
Collect and review necessary documentation for ACCME accreditation.
Collaborate with SSO’s Marketing Department to ensure timely and successful promotion of initiatives.
Conduct annual evaluation and data analysis of educational initiatives.
Additional Responsibilities Include:
Oversee and manage the data entry for the ACCME annual Program and Activity Reporting System (PARS) submission.
Lead and manage the ACCME reaccreditation process and submission.
Make recommendations for new and innovative educational programming.
Bachelor’s degree or equivalent.
Strategic thinker with excellent organizational, analytical and project management skills. A minimum of 3-5 years of experience in management experience in medical or health care association management.
Knowledge of ACCME accreditation requirements.
Ability to connect short-term objectives to long-term strategies.
Excellent verbal and written communications skills.
Ability to work well under pressure/in high-stress situations and maintain professionalism in a dynamic high-profile environment. Flexibly responds to changing needs and priorities.
Able to maintain confidentiality and handle issues using tact and discretion.
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community.
Demonstrates a pro-active, self-directed approach to projects and solution finding. Must be able to handle multiple priorities and deadlines, functioning well autonomously and as a team member.
Highly organized with strong computer skills, including Microsoft Office programs.
Proficiency and understanding of social media.
10% travel required (US).
What we offer
Collaborative work environment that values hard work and creative thinking.
Support for professional development.
Competitive salary with great benefits including health insurance, dental benefits, vision insurance, 401K, and PTO. In addition, the SSO office is closed the week between Christmas and New Year’s Day.
A hybrid schedule three days per week virtual and two days mandatory in the office.
Free in-building workout facility.
Conveniently located near I-294, I-90 and I-190, and easily accessible from the Rosemont CTA Blue Line station. Complimentary shuttle from the station to the building during rush-hour
Since our founding in 1940, SSO has championed leading-edge education, research, and quality impacting the full spectrum of surgical oncology and cancer care. Our members in 70 countries embrace the values that have enabled cancer surgeons to continually expand their knowledge, refine their decision-making skills and drive better outcomes for patients. The mission of the Society of Surgical Oncology is to improve multidisciplinary patient care by advancing the science, education and practice of cancer surgery worldwide. Today, SSO is a dynamic global community of cancer surgeons shaping advancements in the profession to deliver the highest quality surgical care for cancer patients.