Education and Training, Health, Meetings/Expositions/Events
4 Year Degree
The International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP) is seeking a highly motivated individual, committed to life-long professional development. This is a new position and we are looking for a candidate that has experience in managing a varied portfolio of global programs and initiatives. This position, working with volunteer members, is responsible for ensuring the quality of IASP educational programs, curriculum design, and meeting content delivery through leading-edge design, execution, and successful interaction with IASP staff and members. Reporting to the COO, s/he will also be responsible for financial oversight and budget development, working with other staff in developing and designing grant requests and talent acquisition, development, management and retention of a team.
Essential responsibilities include:
Researches and identifies new educational products and services for IASP’s global educational program offerings; investigates partnerships for program and product development; evaluates the potential and feasibility of products;
Oversees meeting planning for IASP’s World Congress working closely with staff, in order to ensure a profitable and successful education and networking events that provide a high-value experience for attendees, exhibitors, and the volunteer leadership;
Serves as primary liaison with the Educational Initiatives Working Group (EIWG), Scientific Program Committee, Local Arrangements Committee, Developing Countries Working Group (DCWG), Fellowships, Grants and Awards Working Group (FGAWG) and any relevant Presidential Task Forces;
Serves as project management lead by directing planning and execution of global initiatives utilizing formal project management techniques to ensure that goals for budget, schedule, and quality are achieved. Incumbent must pay attention to key resource requirements, timelines, conducting competitive environmental analysis when required, pricing, and marketing/distribution plans;
Provides expertise on educational media (e.g. video, e-learning, multi-media) and encourages their innovation for educational products. Assist the EIWG and Scientific Program Committee on the effective and appropriate use of educational technologies for adult learners, and ensures continuity of educational standards, themes and delivery for IASP;
Collaborates with individual instructors to update materials and program content to improve interactivity and participants’ experiences;
Reviews assessment and evaluation data and uses that feedback to improve learning initiatives;
Works closely with CME and CE providers to ensure compliant programs and procedures;
Develops communications plans for programs and projects. Works with marketing team to create appropriate deliverables as part of the communications planning efforts;
Works closely with funders to ensure timely reporting of key milestones;
Works collaborative with members globally on program development and execution.
The ideal candidate will possess a:
College graduate, preferably with an educational or health care focus;
Graduate degree in education a plus;
Minimum of five years of experience designing and promoting educational programs in an association setting, preferably in a healthcare association;
Strong knowledge of adult learning theory and educational curriculum development. The ability to research and apply new learning and delivery methods to the association’s educational programs;
Experience in creating educational content for a variety of mediums including conferences and the web; experience in developing education with consideration for global location, area of expertise, and experience level;
Experience in working with a scientific and/or healthcare related organization;
Ability to manage multiple programs and services globally that deliver measurable results within budget and on deadline. Understanding of costs and methods for ensuring profitability a must;
Knowledge of CE and ACCME accreditation process;
An understanding of diverse cultures and learning styles;
High degree of cultural competency and working with members and stakeholders globally;
Proficiency with MS Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint, and Word. Good understanding of database systems including program evaluation tools;
Direct experience with the analysis, development, modification, and/or implementation of digital training or other technologically based course program authoring or educational software applications. (desired);
Demonstrated experience in developing, writing and submitting grant applications to industry and private foundations;
Strong listening and diplomatic skills, as well as the ability to develop positive and productive relationships;
Ability to be able to engage/direct others in developing innovative solutions, apply sound decision making skills to highly complex strategic and operating problems;
Proactive perspective, offering ideas on how to make improvement.
What do we offer?
A congenial atmosphere where teamwork abounds and your efforts are truly appreciated. We work hard, but also strive for work/life balance. We are a global organization so there are opportunities to travel internationally. We’ve got great benefits including medical, dental, flexible spending accounts, transportation supplement, paid vacation, holidays, and a 403(b) retirement plan.
This is a great opportunity for the right candidate, seeking to make his or her mark in this well-established, international association.
About International Association for the Study of Pain
IASP is the leading global professional forum for science, practice, and education in the field of pain. Membership is open to all professionals involved in research, diagnosis, or treatment of pain. IASP has more than 7,000 members in 133 countries, 90 national chapters, and 20 Special Interest Groups (SIGs). IASP plans a World Congress every other year with over 7,000 attendees. The World Congre...ss on Pain is the world’s premier gathering on the topic and is international and multidisciplinary. The program comprises plenary sessions, workshops, poster sessions, and refresher courses, and attendees may receive continuing medical education credits. For more information about IASP and its activities, please visit www.iasp-pain.org.