Education and Training, Project Management/Program Development
The Education Development and Academic Support Manager is responsible for support of effective continuing education (CE) program delivery and support of pre- and post-doctoral pediatric dentistry academics, and other duties as assigned by the Chief Executive Officer. The Education Development and Academic Support Manager works closely with the AAPD meetings department in the planning, delivery and evaluation of CE courses. The Education Development and Academic Support Manager advises the CEO on academic issues and trends and recommends and carries out programs and activities to achieve AAPD goals in this area.
Maintains current knowledge of adult learning theory and practices and emerging technologies for education delivery to health care professionals.
Contributes to the CE planning process by designing, gathering, analyzing, and interpreting information to help assess pediatric dental educational needs and practice gaps.
Assists the meetings department in effective planning for and evaluation of CE learning experiences, including implementation of learner assessment and outcomes measurement for all courses and activities.
Collaborates with the meeting department in marketing of CE.
Contributes to the ongoing development of AAPD’s Education Passport online learning resource center.
Monitors and analyzes current issues affecting pediatric dentistry education at both the pre-doctoral (dental school) and post-doctoral (residency training) levels.
Oversees and manages AAPD initiatives concerning pediatric dentistry education and academics, including preparation of written comments and reports, articles for PDT magazine and the AAPD website, research projects, editorials, CEO reports to the Board of Trustees, etc.
Manages AAPD website content related to pre- and postdoctoral programs.
Promotes programs that strengthen pediatric dentistry academics, including the Master Clinician Program and the HRSA Dental Faculty Loan Repayment Program.
Acquires information on current dental CE requirements for licensure renewal in states, especially in areas critical to pediatric dentistry such as sedation.
Maintains working knowledge of the process for pediatric dentistry residency training application and acceptance via the National Dental Matching Program and ADEA Postdoctoral Application Service for Students. This also includes knowledge of the Advanced Dental Admission Test.
Manages the AAPD’s In Service Exam program for pediatric dentistry residency training, working with an outside testing organization.
Obtains detailed knowledge of accreditation standards for pediatric dentistry and the policies and procedures of the Commission on Dental Accreditation, working closely with the pediatric dentistry commissioner and the pediatric dentistry review committee.
Maintains detailed knowledge of policies and procedures of the ADA Council on Dental Education and Licensure.
Maintains detailed knowledge of policies and procedures of the National Commission on Recognition of Dental Specialties and Certifying Boards.
Manages and maintains the AAPD’s ongoing continuing education provider certification status with both the ADA (CERP) and AGD.
Administers the Graduate Student Research Award (GSRA) and Poster Research Competition processes, in coordination with the meetings department.
Manages RFP process for transition of Journal CE program to online platform.
Minimum of five years in an association, university, or comparable position related to professional education, preferably in the health professions field. Master’s Degree in education, science, or health fields preferred.
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About American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry
Founded in 1947, the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD) is the non-profit membership organization representing the specialty of pediatric dentistry. The AAPD’s 10,500 members are primary care providers who also provide comprehensive specialty treatments for infants, children, adolescents and patients with special health care needs. The AAPD's related foundation, Healthy Smiles, Healthy Children, promotes pediatric oral health through a variety of education, research, service, and consumer awareness initiatives.