The American College of Surgeons (ACS) is a professional and educational organization of surgeons that was founded in 1913 to raise the standards of surgical practice and improve the quality of care for surgical patients. The College is dedicated to the ethical and competent practice of surgery. Its achievements have significantly influenced the course of scientific surgery in America and have established it as an important advocate for all surgical patients. The College has more than 80,000 members and is the largest organization of surgeons in the world. For more information, visit www.facs.org.
Summary: The purpose of this position is to provide high-level administrative support for the development, implementation, and evaluation of a variety of critical courses and programs within the ACS Division of Education. Projects include complex in-person and on-line courses for practicing surgeons and surgery residents, such as the Comprehensive General Surgery Review Course, Core General Surgery Review for Residents, ACS Surgeons as Leaders, and other activities. Responsibilities include support of faculty meetings and promotional efforts; coordination of registration, and pre- and post-tests; preparation of large Web-based and print syllabi and resources for participants; and coordination of on-site logistics, attendee evaluations, and continuing medical education credits. The projects require a range of project management skills and expert computer skills to administer live courses and courses using the learning management system. Responsibilities may also include supporting various surgeon committees and their associated programs.
This exempt position will report to the Senior Manager, Continuing Education Programs and Lifelong Learning in the Division of Education.
Perform administrative activities to support the development of courses for practicing surgeons and residents, such as supporting numerous faculty planning meetings, assisting with course promotional activities, developing registration and pretest processes, and following continuing medical education credit guidelines.
Support the preparation of Web-based and paper-based course materials, such as course syllabi, pretests, posttests, and on-line modules. Secure copyright permissions, and support the use of electronic platforms such as the learning management system (LMS) for the courses
Perform administrative activities to support the implementation of live and on-line courses for practicing surgeons and residents such as administering registration processes and pretests, distributing materials to participants, and supporting faculty and participants throughout courses.
Perform administrative activities to support the evaluation of live and on-line courses for practicing surgeons and residents, such as preparing print and electronic evaluation forms, collating numerical data and comments, and preparing participant evaluation summary reports for faculty discussion.
Achieve advanced proficiency in the use of updated technologies, such as Zoom meetings and recordings, GoToMeeting/GoToWebinar, MS Teams, Skype for Business, as well as other technology platforms necessary for virtual activities and related communication. Also, assist with other projects, such as support of surgical committees, as assigned.
Required Education and/or Experience:
Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university is required; additional education or certification is a plus.
Minimum of four years’ work experience in medical education, instructional design, technology (online/LMS), pharmaceutical, healthcare, or related field required.
Experience with learning management systems, such as Ethos CE, and implementation of adult on-line educational courses, knowledge of Continuing Medical Education requirements, and skills in project planning and implementation are highly preferred.
Advanced skills are required in the use of large files in Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Adobe Acrobat Pro DC, and Excel to prepare on-line and print course syllabi.
Proficiency with Zoom, Box.com, GoToMeeting/GoToWebinar, and other platforms to administer and record video and audio conference calls. Ability to master other electronic platforms and use related software as needed is highly preferred.
Working knowledge of medical terminology, copyright permissions, and on-line authoring tools is preferred.
Excellent communication skills (verbal and written) necessary to effectively interact with various levels of organization and surgeon members.
Attention to detail and organizational skills.
Display high level of energy and thrive in a fast-paced environment.
Self-motivated and able to work independently and as a member of a team.
Ability to maintain an emphasis on accuracy in all work with an awareness of the need to meet deadlines.
Ability to establish and maintain working relationships with ACS Division of Education colleagues and others, as appropriate.
Physical/Work Environment: Fast paced with significant people interaction. No lifting over 20 pounds, minimal reaching bending and stooping. Performs work in a normal office environment with long hours in front of the computer.
Other Necessary Requirements: Evening or weekend duties may be required. Moderate travel for activities such as out of town meetings is required.
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The American College of Surgeons (ACS) is a professional and educational organization of surgeons that was founded in 1913 to raise the standards of surgical practice and improve the quality of care for surgical patients. The College is dedicated to the ethical and competent practice of surgery. Its achievements have significantly influenced the course of scientific surgery in America and have established it as an important advocate for all surgical patients. The College has more than 80,000 me