Director, Research, Training and Workforce

Employer
AMERICAN COLLEGE OF RHEUMATOLOGY
Location
Atlanta, Georgia
Posted
Jun 21, 2019
Closes
Jul 20, 2019
Ref
DEDT-W
Position Type
Full Time
Degree Level
Bachelors
Willingness to Travel
up to 25%
Experience Level
Management

AMERICAN COLLEGE OF RHEUMATOLOGY POSITION DESCRIPTION

TITLE:  Director, Research, Training and Workforce

DATE:  June 2019

POSITION #:     6

STATUS: Exempt

DIRECT SUPERVISOR:  Vice President, Education

DIRECT SUPERVISION:  Snr. Specialist, Research and Specialist, Training and Workforce

POSITION DESCRIPTION SUMMARY: The Director, Research, Training and Workforce is charged with supporting the academic rheumatology centers to ensure they will be able to meet the increasing demands for patient care among an aging population and aging workforce. The Director is responsible for fostering collaboration and leveraging inter-professional expertise to deliver innovative solutions to address the College’s strategic goals including closing the clinical rheumatology workforce gap, increasing fellowship slots in training programs and advancing rheumatology research.

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

Oversee the Committee on Research and serve as the primary staff liaison for the Committee on Training and Workforce Issues and the Division Directors Special Committee. Duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Work with volunteer leaders to accomplish the College’s strategic goals   
  • Provide expertise and support on issues related to academic rheumatology, including
    • Promoting clinical and basic research in rheumatic diseases
    • Medical school curriculum and exposure, educational modules;
    • Residency and fellowship programs, National Resident Matching Program ;
    • GME funding, ACGME curriculum requirements and assessment; and
    • Academic career development, including mentoring, funding for research and training
  • Implement and oversee process to routinely collect and analyze data related to the academic rheumatology workforce and prepare annual reports on the state of the workforce to be shared with key stakeholders
    • Manage database of program participants and key metrics to be used for evaluating program efficacy and ensure data is imported routinely into the ACR membership system
  • Manage the ACR’s relationship with external entities as they relate to academic rheumatology e.g., AAIM, ASP and ACGME and other subspecialty organizations
  • Develop and manage budgets including preparing variance and projection reports
    • In coordination with corporate relations staff ensures adequate funding for supported activities
  • In collaboration with Rheumatology Research Foundation and other ACR internal teams develop and cross- promote complementary activities to deliver a cohesive College program and message
  • Develop and compile annual reports on all academic rheumatology activities with analysis of accomplishments and outreach
    • Evaluating  effectiveness of the activity
    • Initiating recommendations regarding future activity development and implementation
    • Developing project proposals based on identified needs and committee recommendations
    • Preparing written and oral reports and presentations
    • Provide vice president, education with annual report of the success, challenges or failures of initiatives under the incumbent’s purview along with recommended corrective action to be taken on a going forward basis
  • Establish process to routinely collect and analyze data related to the rheumatology workforce and prepare annual reports on the state of the workforce to be shared with key stakeholders including funders
    • Manage database of program participants and key metrics to be used for evaluating program efficacy and ensure data is imported routinely into the ACR membership system
    • Oversee creation and maintenance of an annual communications plan
      • Oversee  the ACRs’ activities related to academic rheumatology including, but not limited to:
      • Division Directors’ Forum & Conference
      • Program Directors’ Forum & Conference
      • Rheumatology Research Workshop
      • Creating Adult Rheumatology Mentorship in Academia Program
      • International Exchange Programs
      • Fellow-in-Training Educational Activities
      • In-Training Examination
      • Career Connection and Career Fair
      • Basic Research and Clinical Research Conferences
      • Rheumatology Core Curriculum
      • Scholarship Programs
  • Serve as the business owner for TSC technology initiatives as they relate to academic rheumatology initiatives
  • Manages two direct reports. Includes, but not limited to, prioritization assistance, project guidance, and providing performance feedback
  • Some overnight travel as necessary to fulfill job responsibilities
  • Any additional responsibilities as the Vice President, Education or the ACR Executive Vice President may assign

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Graduate degree in related field or Bachelor’s and equivalent experience

  • Minimum of eight years’ experience in association management required, preferably in a medical specialty society

  • Demonstrated expertise and success in:
    •  Budgeting and financial oversight
    • Clear oral and written communication
    • Ability to design and utilize diverse communications methods and tools to effectively target messages to stakeholders and clearly convey concepts
    • Problem-solving and decision-making
    • Contract negotiation
    • Technical problem identification, analysis and resolution skills
    • Project management with ability to balance multiple priorities
    • Ability to work within a team structure
    • Consensus-building with both internal and external constituencies
    • Ability to direct and supervise staff and contracted vendors
  • Advanced knowledge of Windows Operating Systems, Microsoft applications, databases, and Internet communications

The ACR provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws. The ACR complies with applicable state and local laws governing non-discrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities or conducts business.

This is not a contract.  The description and duties as they relate to this position are subject to change as reasonable business necessity dictates.  In the event of such changes, a new job description may be created.

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