The Education Manager is responsible for translating subject matter expertise (SME) into instructional and educational content, by writing textual descriptions, creating and planning the creation of appropriate illustrations, and developing innovative ways to impart complex concepts to SDPA’s target audiences, including dermatology physician assistants and other healthcare providers. Collaborates with SMEs, and other core team members during all phases of the project – from needs assessment, to proposal, design, development, implementation and evaluation. Leverages SDPA’s Learning Management System (LMS) and other E-learning authoring tools to create, design, build out and deliver education programs and products based on SDPA’s educational and business needs.
Develop and analyze the educational needs and practice gaps of dermatology physician assistants and their care teams related to the delivery of care within their specialty and subspecialties and assist in creating instructional design plans with corresponding e-learning software modules.
Plan, develop, design, implement and evaluate continuing medical education activities to meet the educational needs of practicing dermatology physician assistants and their care teams to close practice gaps in compliance with all accreditation and maintenance of certification standards and guidelines.
Collaborate with subject matter experts (SMEs) within SDPA leadership, staff, volunteer members and other experts to create and deliver a diverse mix of educational programs in live and enduring formats, using a variety of delivery methods including interactive web based and multimedia formats.
Collaborate across all SDPA departments with all program stakeholders (meetings, marketing, member services, finance and IT) to facilitate adherence to production timelines from inception through program launch.
Assist in the creation of Education outcomes reports to measure and assess the effectiveness of educational activities; assist with identifying program improvements based on data collected from education outcomes reports.
Provide training and information to SDPA staff about new programs and products to assist in their understanding and representation to members/customers.
Knowledge of ACCME accreditation is desired.
Other duties may be assigned.
This position requires a bachelor’s degree and 3-5 years experience with education program design and online delivery, plus experience working with SMEs and coordinating projects, events and activities is required.
The ideal candidate will have the ability to creatively problem-solve and implement design solutions, possess strong interpersonal and customer service skills to interface with SDPA members, partners, vendors and staff, strong organizational skills, and the ability to prioritize competing projects. Must have excellent customer service skills. Advanced written and verbal skills. Additional experience and qualifications include:
Advanced skill in using multiple software applications including knowledge of LMS platforms. Advanced computer skills in Word, Excel, PowerPoint, databases and online meeting software.
Specific experience using Zoom, Your Members (LMS/AMS), multimedia/video and tools to design and package education offerings.
About Society of Dermatology Physician Assistants
The Society of Dermatology Physician Assistants (SDPA), founded in 1994, is a 501c6 non-profit professional organization composed of members who provide medical services with the collaboration of a board-certified dermatologist. With 3,500 members, the SDPA is committed to advancing the care of patients through the education and empowerment of dermatology PAs. For more information, visit dermpa.org or follow the SDPA on Facebook, Twitter (@dermPA), Instagram (@derm_pa) and LinkedIn.