Associate Director, Education Needs Assessment

American College Of Cardiology Foundation Washington, DC
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November 18, 2022
American College Of Cardiology Foundation
Washington, DC

The American College of Cardiology (ACC) is committed to transforming cardiovascular care and improving heart health through the delivery of relevant education for cardiovascular caregivers. Given the Education Division’s role in developing offerings that address the broad needs of the cardiovascular healthcare specialist community the Education Needs Assessment Associate will work both independently and in collaboration with others across the College and our membership to coordinate the identification of knowledge, attitudinal, and performance gaps.  The Associate’s primary role is to support the integration of multiple sources (e.g., interviews, focus groups, peer-reviewed literature, registry data, and activity-level outcomes data) into educational needs assessment, and to coordinate communication with and through Member Sections, as relevant, to assist with curating and prioritizing educational gaps that may be addressed through the College’s education curriculum.  This role is intended to serve as a bridge to leverage the resources of various education needs within the College to ensure needs-based education is designed and developed for greater impact. 


Major Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Work across departments and divisions to curate relevant key outputs from other areas of the College (e.g., QI Tools, Market Intelligence, Clinical Pathways, NCDR, Advocacy) for the integration of needs into comprehensive “gap tables.”  

  • Create and maintain schedule to coordinate pathway or disease state-level needs assessment documentation and track progress of all document development to ensure timely completion of all components to meet target dates and make adjustments to meet internal and external deadlines.

  • Support and establish evolution of the methodologies and processes used to develop pathway or disease state-level needs assessment leveraging ACC member and data resources.

  • Develop and maintain a framework and process for linking identified educational gaps to lifelong learning competencies.

  • Lead effort to develop a solution to improve usability and efficient accessibility of educational gaps and needs data based on key parameters (e.g., disease state/pathway, competency, priority level)

  • Support the Curriculum Design Committee (CDC) as the primary staff liaison to work groups within the Committee associated with member oversight for educational need identification, prioritization, and dissemination

  • Coordinate with Member Section Leadership Councils to ensure their perspectives are represented and incorporate feedback into processes (e.g., interviews, focus groups, or surveys)

  • Participate in meetings with industry partners, as needed.

  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree or higher in a health-related field, or equivalent work experience.

  • At least two years of experience in medical or scientific writing.

  • Skill in conducting literature searches using PubMed and other publication databases.

  • Ability to comprehend and evaluate articles describing current best practices, findings from clinical trials, and advances in cardiovascular care.

  • Ability to analyze and discern meaning from descriptive data and statistical analysis.

  • Excellence in preparing precise, succinct, and grammatically correct written materials.

  • Strong oral communication skills necessary to lead discussions with both members and colleagues.

  • Creative, flexible, organized, and results-oriented with the ability to prioritize set deadlines with minimal supervision.

  • Excellent interpersonal and consensus-building skills required to work collaboratively with a diverse group of stakeholders (staff, committee members, collaborators, etc.).

  • Proficient with Windows-based office software products, especially MS Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.

  • Ability to travel to support College and committee meetings as needed.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Three to five years of work experience in related field that includes connectivity to cardiovascular medicine and/or a medical specialty society.

  • Ability to build novel systems and processes for gathering, analyzing and reporting information.


About Us:  

At the American College of Cardiology, we bring our hearts to work. 

We are a 500-person organization dedicated and committed to our mission to transform cardiovascular care and improve heart health for the past 70 years. When you join our team, you become part of a passionate culture that envisions a world where innovation and knowledge optimize cardiovascular care and outcomes. 

Every day, we are committed to supporting our more than 54,000 members and their patients around the globe and in doing so, ensure our staff have a positive environment of teamwork, collaboration, professionalism and excellence. To learn more about why ACC has been recognized as one of Modern Healthcare's Best Places to Work in Healthcare please visit our site at:

COVID Considerations: 

As an employer in the public health space, and an organization that serves members who are essential medical personnel, ACC requires all staff, temporary employees, and contractors to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 before working onsite at ACC or attending ACC events. Proof of vaccination will be required.  Individuals can request an exemption from this requirement due to a medical condition or sincerely held religious belief, and those requests for reasonable accommodations will be evaluated individually. 

ACC is proud to be an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all candidates and employees. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit and business need. Equal Opportunity Employer, including individuals with disabilities and veterans. 

ACC is committed to providing reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans in our job application procedures. If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, you may contact Crystal Nott, Sr. Director, People Resources & Engagement at [email protected] or (202)375-6423. 


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