Chapter Relations, Education and Training, Project Management/Program Development
4 Year Degree
The Project Manager assists the Director of CME in the planning and coordinating of CME activities and coordinating content for Focus: The Journal of Lifelong Learning. Housed within the Division of Education, the project manager will work with the CME team to development and implementation CME accreditation of programs in both the direct sponsorship and joint sponsorship program. Primary responsibilities for this position includes working with the associated planning committees, adherence of production timelines, coordinating with the Office of Scientific Programs on CME related tasks, coordinating with Focus journal authors, and assisting with various departmental tasks as assigned. The Project Manager is also responsible for assisting the CME Director with developing, administering, and implementing administrative procedures and operational methods for the efficient review of CME applications and ensuring that ACCME guidelines are followed.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Responsible for assisting the CME Director with planning and executing the Joint Sponsorship and Direct Sponsorship programs:
Creates and tracks detailed work plans and timelines which identify and sequence the activities needed to successfully implement the review of direct and joint sponsorship applications.
Uses project management approaches to ensure that CME applications adhere to project deadlines, milestones, scope, and policies.
Consults with the CME Director and the Division of Education Business Manager on the processing of all CME fees, and ensures that faculty and committee members adhere to budget/travel related policies.
Provides organizational support to staff within the CME Office including drafting and reviewing documentation, summarizing data, organizing internal and external meetings, maintaining accurate records and schedules, and communicating with our CME related committees.
FOCUS Lifelong Learning:
Creates and tracks detailed work plans and timelines which identify and sequence the activities needed to successfully implement the acquisition of manuscripts and other deliverables from authors for Focus: The Journal of Lifelong Learning and other Focus related publications.
Uses project management approaches to ensure that manuscripts adhere to project deadlines, milestones, scope, and policies.
Manages the evaluation process for the APA Annual Meeting (AM) and the (IPS) Mental Health Services Conference and creates the evaluation report for both meetings:
Assembles information from all sources to create the evaluation report for AM and IPS.
Coordinates with Office of Scientific Program staff the development of the online evaluation
Coordinates the computerized evaluation center on-site.
Maintains all files on the activities.
Travel to Annual Meeting and IPS: Mental Health Services Conference:
Onsite support to member attendees, faculty, and program committee members
Other duties as assigned
Bachelor’s Degree in relevant discipline and a minimum of four years related work experience in associations; or, Bachelor’s Degree in relevant discipline, Project Management certification and a minimum of two years related work experience. Work experience to include planning and executing projects, assisting with multiple complex projects, strong project management skills with attention to detail. Experience with CME and/or mental health programs is preferred. Experience with project management, event management, and/or abstract management software is preferred. Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively as a team member and excellent organizational communication skills. Proficiency using the Microsoft Office Suite.
Additional Salary Information: Commensurate With Experience
The American Psychiatric Association is an organization of psychiatrists working together to ensure humane care and effective treatment for all persons with mental illness, including substance use disorders. It is the voice and conscience of modern psychiatry. Its vision is a society that has available, accessible quality psychiatric diagnosis and treatment. APA has more than 37,000 members involv...ed in psychiatric practice, research, and academia representing the diversity of the patients for whom they care.As the leading psychiatric organization in the world, APA now encompasses members practicing in more than 100 countries.