The CLO is responsible for the identification, development, and evaluation of education customized to individual learner needs, designed to improve knowledge, competence, performance and, where applicable, patient outcomes, using innovative instructional strategies and leveraging learning technologies as appropriate. Provide leadership as a member of the Executive Leadership Team on establishing priorities, policies, and programs for CHEST clinical education including but not limited to face?to?face courses and synchronous/asynchronous e-learning activities, etc. Grow CHEST’s position as a thought leader and innovator across the industry, increasing the global impact of CHEST’s education. Provide guidance, vision, leadership and management expertise to develop resources and staff to fulfill these plans and priorities.
Demonstrate a passion for crushing lung disease and embody CHEST values: honor the team, lead with integrity, leverage passion, cultivate innovation, and have serious fun.
Develop and execute an educational strategy that provides professional development opportunities for the entire healthcare team as well as patients.
Provide leadership and direction to Division staff by communicating a strategic vision for the area; establishing effective planning, budgeting, and control systems; maintaining an efficient organization structure; and applying sound management policies and practices.
Ensure programs reflect current trends and meet member needs, utilizing various assessment techniques to determine member needs a priori and satisfaction with educational program offerings post hoc. Establish performance metrics to measure effectiveness.
Interact effectively with key CHEST employees, as well as the members of Councils and Committees key to the work of the Division; provide leadership, direction, and oversight to these activities; interact with members of the Board of Regents on matters pertaining to their programs. Extend CHEST’s "reach" by leveraging in-house resources and by developing and using panels of experts from the scientific, academic, and physician communities and other key opinion makers in medicine to provide input to CHEST activities.
Responsible for achieving and maintaining accreditation with the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) and the Society for Simulation in Healthcare (SSH). Ensure that systems, processes, and policies are aligned with CHEST educational philosophies and commendation standards in the most effective and efficient means possible while balancing the need for corporate support.
Ensure that CHEST continues to maintain effective relationships with organizations and leaders in the medical, scientific, public health, patient safety, pharmaceutical, allied health, and education communities, as well as federal regulatory agencies, so that common objectives are pursued, problems are identified and resolved, and CHEST policies are advanced.
Ensure that across the CHEST education portfolio all learning and programmatic objectives specific to courses and e-learning offerings are satisfied including planning, content development, successful launch/ execution, and evaluation.
Interact collegially with peers in leadership positions across the spectrum of health systems (academia, government, non-profit, industry) to promote CHEST services, products, and policies, while acquiring knowledge and attitudes to influence future CHEST services, products, and policies.
Provide direction on initiatives for new educational services and other programs. Identify and meets common needs in medical domains of pulmonary, critical care and sleep medicine.
Oversee the development of annual operating budgets for the division and all of its programs, products, and projects. Manage revenue and expenses to approved budgets.
Complete other tasks, projects, and assignments as directed.
Required Qualifications and Competencies:
PhD or advanced clinical degree; pulmonary or critical care-related knowledge preferred.
At least 10 years of relevant work experience, with 5 years in a senior staff position.
Demonstrated knowledge of and ability to apply adult learning theory.
Knowledge and experience in programmatic assessment (both process and outcomes).
Extensive experience with medical education, public health, and quality of care policy issues; knowledge of ACCME requirements.
In-depth knowledge of current issues and demonstrated ability to participate on a senior level in appropriate forums.
Possess a well-established professional network with demonstrated experience in effectively utilizing that network to help achieve the goals of the organization.
Excellent leadership skills, particularly the ability to motivate and inspire an experienced professional staff to perform at a continually high level and to provide guidance to help elected and appointed CHEST bodies to reach effective/useful conclusions resulting in appropriate policy positions.
Demonstrated ability to foster teamwork, organizing teams, and delegating programs and authority to accomplish missions and objectives.
Polished interpersonal skills and the ability to build relationships and interact comfortably and effectively with elected leadership, senior officials, government officials, colleagues, and subordinate staff.
Polished analytical skills to identify emerging policy issues, evaluate CHEST policies relevant to those issues, and develop alternative policy positions that the College might adopt.
Proven ability to manage large budgets and extensive staff.
Demonstrated excellent written and verbal presentation skills to deliver CHEST messages to a wide variety of audiences, occasionally with limited time for preparation.
Ability to accommodate approximately 25% travel.
This description was designed as a convenience to acquaint employees and managers with the basic elements of the position. The duties of this position are not limited to what is contained in this description and employees in this position may be asked to perform various functions not listed. This description is solely for the purpose of summarizing basic responsibilities and is not intended to be a contract or guarantee of employment or of any specific terms or conditions of employment. This description may be amended or eliminated from time to time as necessary for operational or business reasons.
About American College of Chest Physicians
The American College of Chest Physicians (CHEST) is the global leader in advancing best patient outcomes through innovative chest medicine education, clinical research, and team-based care. With more than 18,700 members representing 100+ countries around the world, our mission is to champion the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of chest diseases through education, communication, and research. This includes connecting health-care professionals to the latest clinical research and a wide array of evidence-based guidelines through the CHEST Journal, while also serving as a total education resource for clinicians through year-round meetings, books, mobile apps, and live courses in pulmonary, critical care, and sleep medicine. The first medical association with a clinical simulation program accredited by the Society for Simulation in Healthcare, CHEST also provides hands-on training through innovative simulation education. The CHEST Foundation, our philanthropic arm, provides members with grants, patient education tools, and other resources to help their patients live and breathe easier. CHEST staff are presented with a competitive salary and excellent benefits in a team-based atmosphere of highly qualified colleagues.