Education and Training, Project Management/Program Development
4 Year Degree
The Senior Program and Product Development Manager will act as the chief visionary for the development of the Association of Rehabilitation Nurses’ educational programs and products.
Provides recommendations and strategic direction on current and future educational initiatives; identifies trends and future needs for activities to support continuing nursing education that meets the needs of target healthcare professionals; determines how to develop and measure program formats and content which focus on outcomes.
Identifies and assesses new programs and products that diversify the associations’ revenue sources and help translate strategic priorities into marketable products and services. Oversees the program and product development pipeline from idea generation to end of the life cycle.
Provides direction and oversight for implementation and evaluation of programs and activities; prepares annual budgets; monitors and tracks expenses for each activity; reviews evaluation data to improve existing programs; sets project timelines and goals for activities and monitors progress toward revenue and participation goals.
Develops business plans and budgets that integrate functional elements -- marketing, sales, operations, and finance – and identifies the steps for implementation.
Conducts member needs assessments to identify gaps and identify potential new initiatives; identifies gaps in offerings mapped to the rehabilitation nursing competency model; analyzes data to identify unmet needs and new audiences, performance of current educational activities against audience satisfaction and financial targets, and conducts competitive analyses.
Assesses formats for effective learning for all learning styles and audience segments; identifies and develops new online, virtual, live, blended learning and print education.
Works closely with the Program and Products Committee, the Conference Planning Committee, other related committees, task forces, and volunteers (SMEs).
Ensures that activities are in compliance with ANCC requirements for continuing nursing education.
Reviews and amends internal processes to comply with policy, recordkeeping and regulatory requirements. Prepares ANCC annual reports and reaccreditation applications. Secures interprofessional accreditation where appropriate for educational activities.
Supervises staff responsible for live and distance educational programs, products, publications, and other professional resources and services.
Works in conjunction with marketing staff to support the creation of marketing plans for products and services. Elements include market segmentation, value proposition development, product positioning, pricing strategy, and communications strategy.
Works with staff from various internal departments and cross-functional teams to explore and define business plan elements, including metrics to measure success, timelines, and resource requirements.
Works closely with Executive Director and key ARN volunteer leadership.Keeps abreast of current external developments and best practices in program and product development, translating these ideas to internal program and product activities.
Supports and manages other duties as assigned.
The ideal candidate will have the following requirements and demonstrated experience:
Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in a related field (Master’s degree preferred), along with five (5) + years of experience with adult educational program and product development.
Knowledgeable about ANCC accreditation requirements and compliance
Professionalism: good judgment; ability to interact with all levels of staff, volunteers, and vendors; appropriate demeanor and appearance; confidence.
Strong analytical, problem solving and critical thinking skills.
Knowledge of implementation and management of contemporary professional development, continuing education, e-learning, publishing and other content delivery methods is necessary.
Attention to detail balanced with big-picture perspective; ability to prioritize and deliver on multiple objectives simultaneously
Excellent verbal and written communication skills and good judgment about when to use both.
Ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously. Project management abilities a must.
Ideal candidate is extremely organized, a self-starter, agile facilitator and resourceful team player.
Demonstrates and models drive and a high-level of engagement in helping the organizations achieve their goals.
Is inquisitive, interested, positive, and proactive in everything he/she does.
Views change as an opportunity to produce better results.
Pays attention to how new approaches, policies, and guidelines integrate and align with current ones
Develops and produces quality work that is attractive, practical but thorough and accurate.
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