Position Description: AAO-HNSF Coordinator for Education
Election and Term of Office
Serve a single four (4)-year term of office. The Coordinator may be re-elected to a second term only after the passage of at least four years from the end of their term.
As specified in the bylaws of the organization
Participate as a non-voting member of the Board of Directors as defined in the bylaws and in accordance with the indemnification of its directors and officers.
Participate, as assigned by the President, on standing, special, or ad hoc committees of the organization, including the Articles of Incorporation and Bylaws Committee and Audit Committee.
Specific Duties of the Position
Lead the development and execution of AAO-HNSF education strategy in support of AAO-HNS/F mission to empower otolaryngologist-head and neck surgeons to provide the best patient care.The ideal candidate will possess an innovative and thoughtful perspective on the education needs of members and be able to use that perspective to design dynamic, engaging, and valuable education experiences for all audiences.
Specific duties of the Coordinator include:
Review, prioritize, and provide oversight to all Foundation education activities and knowledge resources and collaborate with the Specialty Society Advisory Council, and Annual Meeting Program Committee, and Research and Quality Committees to ensure overall education efforts address gaps in care in otolaryngology-head and neck surgery.
Oversee identification, development, promotion, and evaluation of quality continuing professional development (CPD) activities for physicians and physician extenders using appropriate adult learning principles and learning technologies that promote effective and lifelong learning.
Lead the Foundation Education Steering Committee and the nine education committees and partner with the Professional Education & Digital Learning Business Unit staff to ensure Foundation education activities and knowledge resources meet quality standards.
Collaborate with the American Board of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery (ABOHNS) through performance improvement measures, such as Maintenance of Certification and patient quality and safety expectations.
Regularly review, assess, and update, or retire existing education products when appropriate based on participant evaluation and outcomes data.
Develop new education products based on identified gaps in care, member needs, and best practices in education.
Provide leadership in promoting education products that utilize the best digital learning methods centered on performance improvement efforts, such as skills training and simulation.
Maintain and enhance compliance with the ACCME accreditation standards to provide continuing medical education credit for physician members and activity participants.
Address otolaryngology-head and neck surgery education needs in primary care, allied health, residency, fellowship, and medical school, providing content directly and through partnering organizations.
Chair the Education Steering Committee (ESC). The ESC:
Is charged to design, develop, implement, and evaluate education activity and knowledge resources that fulfill the CPD mission of the Foundation to maintain the Foundation’s national accreditation to provide CME activities (directly or jointly sponsored) for physicians; and to coordinate the core curriculum of the Foundation.
Consists of the chairs of the nine (9) education committees and 2-4 consultants as appointed by the Coordinator. The nine education committees are:
Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery Education Committee
General Otolaryngology & Sleep Education Committee
Will also be responsible for the review, validation, and approval of requests to survey the AAO-HNS membership on topics related to CPD, as assigned.
Is supported by staff liaison(s) for the Education Steering Committee, which includes Executive Leadership Team staff support from the Senior Director, Professional Education & Digital Learning, with additional administrative support provided by the Coordinator, Professional Education (staff position). See Table of Organization.
Recruits futures candidates and members and makes nominations to the Education Committees.
Serve as board liaison to selected committees.
Serve on the Science and Educational Committee.
Serve as AAO-HNSF liaison with the American Board of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery (ABOHNS).
Responsibilities of All Members of the Board
Regularly prepare for and attend in-person/virtual meetings of the Boards of Directors per year, as follows:
Annual Meeting (Saturday prior to the meeting)
April, in conjunction with the Spring Leadership Forum (Sunday)
Board Development and Strategic Planning, typically in the Spring
Participate on conference calls or other meetings, as required.
Carefully review Board and financial reports and follow up on irregularities, request legal counsel or other expert advice.
Review, be familiar with, and adhere to the organization’s mission statement, strategic plan, bylaws, board policies and other important documents of the organization.
Protect confidentiality of discussions, particularly when documents are provided under client-attorney privilege or discussions occur during an Executive Session of the Board.
Adhere to the organization’s conflict of interest policy by disclosing and managing prior to and during each Board meeting any real or potential conflicts of interest, including relevant financial relationships with commercial interests and other relationships that could cause private interests to conflict with professional interests.
Be aware of and adhere to the organization’s policy of strict compliance with federal and state antitrust laws.
Be familiar with the organization’s Board Standards and complete an annual self-assessment.
Understand and accept the fiduciary responsibilities of a Board member.
Actively participate in deliberations and exercise care in decision-making.
Have an email address and web access to obtain necessary Board documents and participate in online community forums.
Promote the organization’s image by generally staying informed and representing the AAO-HNS/F to others.
Recruit and orient future members and leaders.
Maintain status as a member in good standing and adhere to the Academy’s Code of Ethics.
Treat other Board or committee members and staff with respect and courtesy.
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