Manager of Accreditation and Educational Programming
North American Spine Society
Location: Burr Ridge, IL
Type: Full Time
Preferred Education: 4 Year Degree
Salary: $55,000-$65,000 per year
Purpose of Position/Essential Functions:
Facilitates and coordinates activities of the Education Division and Education Council in order to meet the ACCME accreditation and regulatory requirements for NASS. Provides training for staff and the CME committee in the appropriate planning and delivery of effective educational programming in accordance with ACCME’s Standards for Integrity and Independence in Accredited Continuing Education and AMA guidelines. Manages accreditation logistics and activities, compiling the materials and records needed to review and track accreditation, follow-up on decisions and serving as the first-line resource to staff, volunteer members and residents/fellows. Obtains and maintains accreditations for allied health professionals for educational program offerings. Provides oversight and management of new and existing domestic and international fellowship programs.
Stimulates variety of courses, webinars and online education for membership segments working through NASS sections. Collaborates with faculty and committees to develop program education curriculum and learning objectives. Implements new educational activities as directed by the Board.
Functions and Responsibilities:
ACCME/Alternative Accreditation Management
ACCME oversight, including file management for accreditation status by keeping
accurate, up-to-date records of activities in accordance with ACCME guidelines; manages end-of-year mini-accreditation and attendance records in ACCME’s PARS system.
Manages preparation of program review agendas, inventories and evaluates program documents, identifies review purpose, and determines the documentation required for the specific review.
Manages internal and external Joint Providerships through regular communication with eligible organizations, members and NASS staff. Ensures compliance with NASS processes and adherence to ACCME, including guidance with initial application, invoicing, processing payments and keeping documentation records.
Maintains existing relationships with outside organizations for Joint Providership and pursues additional opportunities as needed.
Educates staff on updates to ACCME, including researching new opportunities to elevate the CME program.
Oversees accreditation for additional specialties: DC, RN, PT, etc.
Administers the Spine Surgery Fellowship Accreditation Program (SSFAP), including managing the SSFAP Committee, application/reaccreditation process, review/approval procedure and quarterly/annual reporting. Facilitates the appeal and complaint process. Review program guidelines regularly and implement improvements as needed or as directed by the SSFAP Committee and/or NASS BOD.
Develops and implements new NASSi (NASS International) Fellowship program
Oversees NASS Match (Surgery and ISMM) program
Educational Programming Management
Manages select hands-on courses and Annual Meeting symposia sessions as assigned.
Manages assigned Sections’ associated activities, including: working with the Chair and volunteers to create an annual work plan and facilitate completion, attends Section Development meetings. Promotes section educational activities, including creation of courses, online educational content and articles for SpineLine and/or TSJ.
Prepares project work plans to manage the production of assigned projects. Utilizes financial and quality assessment evaluation mechanisms to measure outcomes.
Produces detailed summary reports upon completion of projects.
Develops and manages assigned CME activity budgets, supporting financial goals and objectives.
Meets with internal resources regularly to coordinate CME educational resource efforts and to integrate marketing strategy into overall NASS promotional plan
Minimum Education/Experience Requirements:
A bachelor’s degree or 5 years related experience
Experience with ACCME Self Study requirements and Commendation Criteria.
Extensive knowledge and proficiency in ACCME Standards
Experience with other accredited providers
Two to four years of experience in program/faculty/project management experience
Minimum of three years of experience in educational program planning
Requires 2 days (Tuesday & Thursday) in our Burr Ridge, IL office.
Highly developed oral, written, and interpersonal communications skills required.
Strong sense of commitment and the ability to handle multiple projects with overlapping and simultaneous deadlines efficiently and effectively.
Creativity, resourcefulness, and problem-solving skills are essential.
Entrepreneurial mindset and “can do” attitude required.
Analytical and organizational skills required.
Computer literacy is essential (proficiency with Microsoft Office Suites); average to heavy computer usage.
Travel 3-6 times per year required, weekend work as needed.
The North American Spine Society is a multidisciplinary, professional medical organization dedicated to fostering the highest quality, evidenced-based and ethical spine care by promoting education, research and advocacy. NASS is comprised of more than 8,000 members from a variety of spine-related specialties. NASS currently has more than 50 staff headquartered in our beautiful state-of- the-art headquarters, the Specialty Education and Research Center (SERC) in Burr Ridge, IL. We offer competitive salaries, exceptional benefits and a positive work environment.
For more information about NASS, visit www.spine.org