This position is responsible for the development and delivery of all education programs and initiatives for the organization and for the curriculum design of continuing education opportunities through AMTA. This position has broad responsibility for delivering results that benefit the organization, its members and the profession in the area of continuing education using all vehicles at the organization’s disposal.
Oversees the content development for all AMTA professional development programs, products and services (PPSs) to ensure effectiveness and profitability. Works with the Market Research and Business Development team to develop new education programs that support AMTA’s strategic plan and support revenue goals;
Oversees education programming for the AMTA annual convention, working closely with the Knowledge Transfer Senior Director, in order to ensure a profitable and successful education and networking event that provides a high-value experience for attendees, exhibitors, and the volunteer leadership.
Oversees meeting planning for AMTA meetings working closely with the Knowledge Transfer Senior Director, 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.
Collaborates with the Director, Government and Industry Relations on professional development initiatives that bolster AMTA’s advocacy position, and that support the current and future licensing needs of AMTA members. Serves as the content expert on the development of accreditation and certification cornerstones.
Works closely with the Knowledge Transfer, Government and Industry Relations, Marketing and Member Experience departments to develop the education-related content needed to support the relationships and market needs identified.
Oversees outside consultants and instructional designer’s work for AMTA online courses and designation program where needed, and serves as the instructional designer for AMTA products where possible. Maintains records of author contracts, course materials and course quizzes.
Participates in annual planning activities for this department and for the content needs of the organization. This includes the development of strategies, action plans, budgets, measures, and policies/procedures.
Advises and counsels staff responsible for carrying out various aspects of the AMTA professional development PPSs. Stays current with our member and stakeholder needs.
Develops and manages budgets of specific programs to ensure profitability. Monitors and reports on actual performance compared to plans for PPS’s in area of responsibility. Analyzes program effectiveness and makes recommendations to revise or enhance programs.
May serve as a staff team leader or liaison. In this capacity, ensures assigned operational committee fulfills its charges and/or stated purposes and meets identified measurable objectives within budget an on deadline; Serves as content expert to volunteer groups that are pursuing projects in the professional development arena.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Understanding of the processes used to develop and maintain education competencies, standards and credentialing; knowledge of the cornerstones of a profession and how to work within a profession’s framework; experience with emerging professions a plus;
Experience in creating educational content for a variety of mediums including conferences and the web; experience in developing education for all levels of a profession including students, teachers, administrators and practitioners a plus;
Ability to manage multiple programs and services that deliver measurable results within budget and on deadline. Understanding of costs and methods for ensuring profitability a must;
Ability to analyze research, set priorities, develop plans and budgets, take initiative, work collaboratively and deliver measurable outcomes; experience with the development of strategic plans a plus;
Experience working with volunteers, subject matter experts and other key stakeholders important;
Supervisory experience and ability to build and maintain successful teams that deliver results a must;
Excellent written, oral presentation skills.
In addition, successful candidates at this level in the organization must exhibit the following skills and behaviors (primary factors of achievement):
Ability to analyze situations, exhibit good judgment and make sound, ethical decisions;
Acceptance of responsibility;
Ability to collaborate, cooperate and be flexible;
Ability to direct/develop employees;
Ability to plan and manage both operations and costs;
Ability to effectively communicate in both oral and written form;
Service/management of AMTA customers including volunteers, members, and vendor.
Education and Experience:
Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in education or instructional design preferred;
Minimum of five to seven years of progressive experience culminating in responsibility for a wide variety of products, programs and services that focus on professional development on behalf of an association;
Minimum 5 years of experience in education, online learning or instructional design environment;
Experience in a membership organizations and with volunteers a plus;
Computer literacy of MS Office products required and experience with CRM databases preferred.
This position may require some evening and weekend work. Must have the ability to travel.
About American Massage Therapy Association
The American Massage Therapy Association is devoted to serving its members while advancing the art, science and practice of massage therapy. Utlizing the talents of its professional staff these goals are achieved while offering a diverse, challenging and friendy work environment.