The Professional Education Coordinator supports the day-to-day operations for all the American Kidney Fund’s (AKF) professional education programs. These programs are designed to educate and engage health care professionals, including doctors, nurses, dietitians, social workers, dialysis technicians, pharmacists, and scientists. Responsibilities include operationalizing strategies related to online continuing education courses, conference exhibits, professional roundtables, the Clinical Scientist in Nephrology Fellowship, and the Carolyn Wilson Dialysis Patient Scholarship.
Online Continuing Education
• Supports the creation of online continuing education (CE) and continuing medical education (CME) courses by liaising with subject matter experts (SMEs), accrediting bodies, learning management system (LMS) administrators, and corporate sponsors.
• Helps to identify qualified SMEs for course development and peer review to add to internal database for current and future projects.
• Provides routine maintenance of the LMS through regularly scheduled reviews and updates to pages as needed.
• Assists with accreditation renewals and suggests new accreditations for all courses.
• Maintains a data dashboard to produce quarterly, yearly, and other ad hoc reports on course completions and course takers to present to internal team members and external stakeholders.
• Follows up on all inquiries or user issues from course takers within two business days.
• Aids in registration and invoicing for exhibits at a number of national and local professional conferences throughout the year.
• Supports all aspects of exhibit management, including coordinating logistics with AKF staff and outside vendors, preparing exhibit equipment for packing, coordinating freight shipments, constructing booth structures, securing certificates of insurance where applicable and maintaining inventory of various educational materials and giveaways.
• Represents AKF as a booth staff member throughout the duration of various local and national conferences.
Clinical Scientist in Nephrology (CSN) Fellowship
• Assists with fellowship administration by helping to update the application yearly, advertise to relevant clinical researchers, collect digital and paper applications, package applications for the Selection Committee, coordinate interviews with finalists, and generate awards for selected fellows.
• Organizes the database of past CSN fellows quarterly in order to produce ad hoc reports and sustain regular correspondences.
Carolyn Wilson Dialysis Patient Scholarship Program
• Coordinates the scholarship application process by aiding in updating the application yearly, advertising to the appropriate audiences, collecting digital and paper applications, distributing applicant packets to the Selection Committee, and generating awards for selected scholars.
• Organizes the database of past scholars quarterly in order to produce ad hoc reports and sustain regular correspondences.
• Provide logistical and administrative support for other educational activities as needed
• Assist with the maintenance of professional education page of the intranet
• Other duties as assigned
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
• Minimum of 1-2 years of work experience in non-profit sector or another professional environment.
• Bachelor’s degree in Health Administration, Public Health, Education, or related discipline is required.
• Demonstrated ability to be highly flexible, provide exemplary customer service, and work independently and in a team environment.
• Competency in effectively communicating with various levels of professionals internally and externally, through both verbal and written correspondence.
• Excellent attention to detail.
• Ability to prioritize and handle a number of projects simultaneously and complete work in a timely manner.
• Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite required.
• Experience with LMS software a plus
• Ability to work some weekends or evenings and take overnight trips, as needed.
• Must have a valid driver license
• Ability to lift materials and boxes up to 30 lbs.