About ASHP - Do you thrive on innovation and change? Join our collective voice on issues related to medication use and public health. Engage with colleagues in an environment where we value different backgrounds and perspectives of all employees and strongly believe in the principles of inclusion. We are seeking a talented, detail-oriented Scientific Projects Director to join our dynamic professional development team. In this important role, you will be a part of an award winning, collaborative and mission-driven organization. Our generous benefits, competitive wages and meaningful work is what makes ASHP an exciting and rewarding place to be!
Job Title: Director, Scientific Projects, Special Projects
Reports to: Senior Director, Special Projects
Job Summary: Is accountable for the successful operation of an ASHP member program(s) and service(s). Has responsibility for developing/maintaining work tools, processes, systems and program protocols to deliver member services and programs. Responsible for the development and execution of innovative educational programs, including professional certificates, for pharmacists and other healthcare professionals.
Major Job Duties and Responsibilities:
Sets policies and procedures to achieve desired outcomes/results for their assigned work area(s).
Collaborates with staff leadership to determine, execute, and create a new program(s) and service(s). Works with various stakeholders to reach consensus or agreement on program delivery, operational policies, and resource/tool needs.
Identifies the top practice gaps/educational needs from surveys of members and educational activity evaluations. Works collaboratively with ASHP staff and other stakeholders to identify topics to address cutting edge science and technology and emerging and anticipated public health and socio-political developments affecting healthcare.
Develops high-quality, scientifically based educational content for live and enduring educational activities. Responsibilities include research of subject matter; review of educational needs assessment; development of educational background, activity description, learning objectives and agenda; selection of teaching methodologies; identification and recruitment of faculty; communication and regular updates to faculty and stakeholders.
Manages all aspects of Continuing Education (CE) accreditation for the program; development of activity assessments (post-tests); coordination and oversight of activity promotion and development of materials (e.g., websites, brochures, handouts); review and approval of final content; measuring educational outcomes; and implement continual quality improvement to programs based on changes to practice and learner evaluations/feedback.
Develops, implements and maintains other non-CE Office of Professional Development projects, including educational steering committee meetings, podcasts, online resource centers, mentored activities, newsletters and other selected projects. Responsibilities include identification and recruitment of faculty, facilitators and participants; prompt communication with all stakeholders; and implementing continual quality improvement endeavors.
Provides on-site meeting coordination and management at selected meetings as required.
Creates project timelines and ensures timely and successful completion of projects.
Assists Senior Director, Special Projects by recommending new project ideas based on practice trends, needs assessment data, and learner feedback. Identifies and analyzes educational needs assessment data for targeted audiences and in monitoring trends related to outcomes of educational activities.
Oversees maintenance of project files to ensure all required documentation is readily accessible in compliance with the Office of Professional Development procedures and requirements of Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and other applicable accrediting bodies.
Monitors project results and develops solutions for prompt resolution of issues to ensure faculty and participant satisfaction.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Requires a minimum of a degree healthcare-related field, pharmacy degree preferred.
Extensive knowledge of the theories and practices of a specific discipline normally obtained in a formal Master’s degree and advanced training in fields such as pharmacy, medicine, healthcare, and journalism and association management.
A minimum of three years or more of prior work experience and is recognized as a subject matter professional in their field/discipline (project management, association management, medical education, healthcare education or pharmacy practice experience) is required.
Prior experience in adult education and accreditation standards for healthcare professionals highly desirable.
Excellent verbal and written communications skills and presentation skills.
Excellent organizational skills.
Attention to detail, high level of motivation, “can do” attitude.
Highly customer-service oriented.
Ability to work independently and as a member of a team.
Mastery of Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
Telecommuting is allowed.
ASHP is the collective voice of pharmacists who serve as patient care providers in hospitals, health systems, ambulatory clinics, and other healthcare settings spanning the full spectrum of medication use. The organization’s nearly 58,000 members include pharmacists, student pharmacists, and pharmacy technicians. For 79 years, ASHP has been at the forefront of efforts to improve medication use and enhance patient safety.