The American Hospital Association (AHA) is a national organization that represents and serves all types of hospitals, health care networks, and their patients and communities. We are currently seeking a Director of Education for the American Society for Healthcare Engineering (ASHE) in Chicago.
The Director of Education is responsible for leading staff and volunteers in the development and implementation of ASHE's educational strategies. Leads in development, execution and evaluation of educational programs and services, ensuring that educational goals of adult learners are met through various educational modalities and that financial goals are met. The Director provides oversight for the Annual Conference including budgetary responsibility and accountability. The Director of Education works with volunteers, staff, consultants, and vendors to set and implement the educational agenda in alignment with the strategic plan. Delivers educational programs, oversees the worker certification and front line programs.
Serves as a key member of the ASHE leadership team in providing strategic and operational management for the ASHE educational department. Manages and oversees all related business activities related to educational programming in support of the overall strategic and financial goals of ASHE, including the management of resources, contracts and personnel. Develop and manage budgets with accountability to insure revenues and expenses align with strategic plan. Provides accurate forecast as requested.
Analyzes the educational and practice needs of professionals working to improve the health care environment, in particular, facility managers, contractors, designers and infection preventionists. Manages and oversees the development, implementation and evaluation of current and future educational products, publications and services. Oversees internal and external subject matter experts in the creation and development of new curriculum, program content for face to face, online, webinars, and other educational assets. Works with publications department to identify needed resources for future education programs. Ensures quality, consistency, and relevance of educational assets. Builds relationships with thought leaders within the field including a network of reliable content experts..
Manages the delivery of educational programs, face-to-face and virtually. Develops and oversees processes and schedules for registration management, material development, onsite logistical management and support, hosting e-based learning programs, program evaluation and ongoing customer support. Produces distance learning courses and works collaboratively with the technology staff, as needed. Works collaboratively with the communications staff in the promotion and marketing of programs. Oversees internal or external team members for onsite logistics of face-to-face programs.
Provides oversight for the development and execution of the PDC and the Annual conference, in conjunction with the contracted meeting planners.
Manages the process of applying for and maintaining provider status for continuing education for nursing, architecture and engineering attendees. Oversees the ASHE continuing education program and preferred education provider program.
Serves as staff liaison to assigned committees and task forces. Responsibilities include drafting meeting agendas, coordinating meetings and conference calls, drafting programs/strategies to be discussed on the agenda, drafting and distributing minutes, tracking follow-ups, assisting with developing and monitoring the assigned budget cost centers, and ensuring reports are completed for each board meeting. The staff liaison will work with the chair to assure the business of the committee is accurately recorded and placed on the agenda(s) of the appropriate oversight committee. As the staff liaison, develops and maintains knowledge of the committee’s area of expertise and works effectively and cooperatively with volunteers.
Manages the faculty/facilitator/speaker teams in the development and delivery of educational programs. Recruits, trains and supports faculty and manages their role in the content development and delivery processes.
Manages and develops education staff team. Accountable for hiring, performance management and professional development of staff.
Develops and implements a strategy for educational collaboratives. Cultivates, directs and supervises partnerships with non-competing external organizations in the development and offering of joint educational programs. Works with legal to develop and manage agreements.
Required Education: Bachelor's Degree
Desired fields of study: Instructional design or education.
Years of experience may be substituted for education.
7-10 years experience with a minimum of 7 years of experience in developing education programs.
Supervisory experience is required.
Non-profit education is strongly preferred.
Master's degree is a plus.
Demonstrated ability to plan and implement educational programs in a variety of innovative settings and formats.
Knowledge of adult learning theory and instructional design concepts.
Excellent written and oral communication skills; project management.
Staff development and management experience.
5+ Microsoft Office Suite, including, Outlook, Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and Access.
Abstract management, camtasia and other education design suite software.
Internal Number: 1
About Director, ASHE Education, American Hospital Association
With more than 12,500 members, ASHE is the largest association devoted to professionals who design, build, maintain, and operate hospitals and other health care facilities. ASHE members include health care facility managers, engineers, architects, designers, constructors, infection control specialists, and others. While our membership is diverse, ASHE members share a dedication to optimizing health care facilities and creating and maintaining safe healing environments. ASHE, a professional membership group of the American Hospital Association, is a trusted industry resource that provides education, regulatory guidance, networking, advocacy representation, and professional development for our members. ASHE is committed to our members, the facilities they build and maintain, and the patients they serve.