Director of Education and Professional Development

Posted 2 months ago

The Director of Education and Professional Development is the strategic leader of the Education team, which is charged with providing relevant quality continuing medical education to the American College of Osteopathic Internists (ACOI) community. The Director ensures the successful design, delivery, management, and evaluation of ACOI’s educational products and ACCME and AOA accreditation. The Director reports to the Executive Director, and works closely with other ACOI staff, contractors, volunteers, vendors, and service providers.


  • Supports the Executive Director with strategic direction and hands-on planning, implementation, and management of ACOI’s professional development programs and products, including current and future conferences workshops, courses, and products delivered via multiple modalities (e.g., face-to-face, digital/virtual, blended, synchronous, asynchronous, through the learning management system, etc.).
  • Supports the ongoing design, delivery, maintenance, and evaluation of ACOI’s learning pathway that provides education and professional development opportunities to members and constituents at every stage of their career and across internal medicine specialties.
  • Oversees and optimizes ACOI’s Learning Management System for maximum member value, strategic alignment, and revenue generation for ACOI
  • Aligns educational offerings with grant and corporate funding, and oversees grants and development for ACOI
  • Drives synergies and integration with other current and future strategic professional development priorities in a strategic manner.
  • Leverages the knowledge, expertise, and contributions of ACOI staff, volunteers, subject matter experts, instructional designers, partners, contractors, vendors, and others as appropriate in developing and maintaining professional development programs and products and the learning pathway.
  • Stays abreast of current trends, best practices, and technologies related to adult learning, continuous medical education, and professional development. Ensures that knowledge and insights inform continuous improvement of ACOI education programs and products with the goal of creating and delivering innovative learning solutions, tools, and processes and to support member’s success.
  • Manages relevant ACOI volunteer committees and task forces.
  • In conjunction with the Executive Director, develops and manages budgets related to education programs and products and ensures financial accountability and stewardship.
  • Analyzes expenses and makes recommendations for changes to vendors and service providers, as appropriate.
  • Works with ACOI marketing/communications and membership teams and other committees and stakeholders to develop effective sales and marketing strategies, tactics, copy, creative, and other collateral to promote ACOI’s education programs and products as appropriate. Helps to ensure the education and professional development-related content on the ACOI website and learning management system is updated and presented in accordance with industry standards.
  • Supervises, guides, and mentors ACOI staff, contractors and vendors as assigned. Provides regular feedback and conducts performance appraisals, as appropriate.
  • Oversees and manages the ACCME, AOA, and other related accreditation processes and compliance.
  • Other duties and special projects as assigned.
  • May require occasional travel and weekend work.
  • DC metro area preferred; position will be fully remote/virtual.


  • Knowledge of ACCME and AOA accreditation and continuing medical education process.
  • Strong background in adult learning and medical education.
  • Knowledge of concepts and principles related to program management, adult learning, and instructional design.
  • Strong oral and written communications skills.
  • Strong collaboration and interpersonal skills. Ability to create and manage a team of contributors.
  • Strong project management skills. Detail and deadline-oriented.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Self-starter with ability to prioritize and multitask many priorities simultaneously.
  • Strong business acumen and entrepreneurial spirit.
  • Creative and innovative.
  • Working knowledge of MS Office, databases, registration systems, and ACCME system, etc.
  • Working knowledge of learning management systems and e-course platforms.
  • Comfort with complexity, change and ambiguity.
  • Fiscal responsibility for keeping programs on budget.
  • Works collaboratively as team player.
  • Possesses supervisory skills.


  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent professional experience.
  • Minimum 8-10 years of progressively responsible experience in professional development program management and adult learning.
  • Non-profit/association background preferred.
  • Experience working in the design of programmatic content for conferences.
  • This position plays a significant role in supporting ACOI’s strategic goal to provide relevant, quality education and strengthen ACOI’s capacity and connectivity.


This search is being conducted by Meg Laundry, Tuft & Associates.

Those interested in applying should send a resume and cover letter indicating qualifications and scope of experience, using one of these options:

  • Complete the resume submission form below, and include your resume and cover letter.
  • Email your resume and cover letter to Catherine Babjak, Manager, at

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Job CategoryOpen
LocationRockville, MD