Director of Education, Society of Cardiovascular Anesthesiologists (SCA)

Full-Time Position | Remote or In-Office (East Dundee, IL)
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The SCA is a global leader in the provision of comprehensive ACCME accredited, professional education that in turn promotes safe, high quality, cost-effective medical care for patients undergoing cardiovascular and thoracic surgical procedures.

Position Summary

The Director of Education is directly responsible for the management of the Society’s Professional Education portfolio. This includes, but is not limited to, facilitating adherence to current principles of adult learning methodology and development of innovative educational offerings, both at our in-person conferences and via our year-round online learning management platform (SCA University).

The Director of Education will report to the SCA Executive Director and will have two direct reports that manage both speakers and operational logistics for the in person activities. Additionally, the Director of Education will serve as the main staff contact for the online education sub-committee.

The Director of Education will be accountable for the SCA’s compliance as an ACCME accredited provider. SCA is responsible for reporting all its educational activities to the ACCME and completing annual reports and re-accreditation audit materials when required to ensure compliance with all ACCME regulations. Experience with the overarching objectives and compliance criteria for ACCME accreditation is required. As well as a strong track record in professional medical education administration, the successful candidate will have previous experience of taking an accredited organization through an ACCME approval cycle.

Additional Responsibilities

  • The Director of Education will assess the current offerings by SCA and other leading
    organizations in the sub-specialty to identify and report on gaps and any overlap in
    educational content
  • The Director of Education works with volunteer leaders of the society, other SCA
    assigned staff and appropriate Veritas employees to design and implement
    educational programs developed for members of the society. Assists in the
    development of curriculum or content for all courses, conferences, or other
    educational materials
  • Develops comprehensive project timelines for all activities and manages project
    plans to meet deadlines and ensure successful programs
  • Maintains management oversight of Program and Education Managers to support
    development and implementation of educational offerings
  • Contributes to both team and volunteer committee planning processes for
    educational activities by gathering, analyzing, and interpreting data to help identify
    educational needs of members of the profession
  • Develops, compiles, and analyzes evaluation reports for educational activities to
    determine effectiveness, outcomes measurements, and future needs
  • Works closely with CME Manager and stays up to date regarding current CME
    accreditation standards, policies, and procedures and how they apply to planning
    CME activities
  • Ensures that required components of education programs meet the accreditation
    standards and correspond to the continuing education mission of the organization
  • Oversees the development and submission of annual CME reports to accreditation
  • Provides leadership and support to program, CME, and other related committees
    and task forces regarding educational content development, faculty recruitment and
    other course logistics
  • Ensures all action items generated from education related program committees and
    task forces are fulfilled
  • Builds relationships with leaders within the society to develop a network of
    dependable content experts
  • Works in cooperation with Industry Relations vendor to ensure that workshops,
    sponsorships, and exhibits are successful
  • Maintains up-to-date project reports including project status, project planning
    timelines and final activity reports
  • Collaborates with the industry relations team to ensure compliance with accrediting
  • Oversees the development of program schedules, outlines, handout materials,
    presentation materials, online surveys, and evaluation materials for assigned
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Executive Director

Experience and Skills

  • Master’s degree, preferably in an educational discipline.
  • Minimum 5+ years progressive professional responsibility for management and
    administration of education programs, including curriculum development and
    demonstrated knowledge of continuing education essentials and standards
  • Strong experience and knowledge of ACCME and MOC policies, processes and
  • Knowledge of contemporary e-learning technologies
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills
  • Ability to effectively collaborate internally and externally
  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously and ensure timely and accurate
  • Organized, resourceful, takes initiative
  • Strong customer orientation
  • Strong collaborator
  • Proficient in Excel

Veritas Offers

  • Competitive salary
  • Competitive Medical, Dental & Vision benefits
  • 401k
  • Unlimited PTO
  • Remote work opportunity

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East Dundee, IL


About Veritas Association Management

Founded in 2013, Veritas Association Management is an industry leader in association management and professional meeting execution. The company specializes in helping professional medical organizations become more efficient, effective, and impactful within their respective specialties and communities.