Programme Director, Continuing Education, Department of Surgery

North Carolina, United States
19 Nov 2018
End of advertisement period
14 Jan 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Description

Occupational Summary

This position is responsible for the development, successful execution and ongoing evaluation of continuing medical education surgical courses in the Department of Surgery.

Work Performed

  • Plan, develop, coordinate and implement a variety of professionally-oriented seminars, conferences, workshops and short courses on a local, regional, national or international basis to include development of program content and schedules, preparation of promotional materials to attract general and specialized audiences, managing contractual arrangements, evaluation of programs and preparation of related reports.
  • Maintain strict adherence to accreditation criteria as required by Duke CME and external governing agencies (ACCME, etc.).
  • Develops standardized processes for consistency across programs (honoraria, etc.).
  • Meet with Course Director to plan and identify course requirements i.e. agenda, faculty speakers, live surgery requirements. Review course timelines and key deliverable dates.
  • Makes lab arrangements for courses that provide hand on labs as part of programs. Work closely with and provides direction to technical staff required to implement live surgeries via video conferencing.
  • Research, evaluate and select venues for educational courses. Works closely with the course hotel for all logistics including meeting and exhibitor space requirements, AV electrical, room blocks etc.
  • Assists with collecting speaker disclosure forms, presentations badges, etc.
  • Determine fiscal requirements to include return of profit and monitor expenditure of revenues; prepare cost estimates for programs to include housing, food service, transportation, facilities and office supplies; estimate participant costs as necessary and prepare and submit bids in accordance with established policies and procedures.
  • Communicates regularly with course faculty, guest faculty, Duke CME, meeting management company, professional associations, sponsors/exhibitors, hotel management etc through the course process.
  • Maintain liaison with outside educational professional organizations and agencies to explore implementation of specialized programs at Duke and to encourage adults to participate in continuing education program.
  • Develop a comprehensive promotion/publicity program for approved educational activities to include development of marketing strategies, analysis of market trends, and design and preparation of brochures, posters and other publicity material for publication and circulation in specialized or mass media; prepare and revise mailing lists and direct the mailing of promotional materials.
  • Adheres to Duke branding and ACCME guidelines.
  • Purchases specialty/association mailing lists to reach target audiences.
  • Determines the most effective sources to promote courses while managing the budget.
  • Secure funding through educational grants as well as exhibitors while ensuring compliance with university, professional association and accrediting body guidelines.
  • Build and maintain professional relationships with industry sponsors.
  • Maintain course website to include course program, logistics, on-line registration etc. If necessary works with ecommerce registration sites to collect registration fees.
  • Prepare financial and operational reports and analyses reflecting progress, adverse trends and appropriate recommendations or conclusions.
  • Designs and implements course evaluations/follow up surveys for assessment of courses and provides final reports to course directors and sponsors.

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Minimum Qualifications

Duke University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual's age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status.

Duke aspires to create a community built on collaboration, innovation, creativity, and belonging. Our collective success depends on the robust exchange of ideas—an exchange that is best when the rich diversity of our perspectives, backgrounds, and experiences flourishes. To achieve this exchange, it is essential that all members of the community feel secure and welcome, that the contributions of all individuals are respected, and that all voices are heard. All members of our community have a responsibility to uphold these values.

Essential Physical Job Functions: Certain jobs at Duke University and Duke University Health System may include essential job functions that require specific physical and/or mental abilities. Additional information and provision for requests for reasonable accommodation will be provided by each hiring department.


Work requires communications, analytical and organizational skills generally acquired through completion of a bachelor's degree program.


Work requires four years experience in continuing education, curriculum design, marketing, administrative management or business to acquire skills necessary to plan, develop and coordinate a variety of seminars, conferences, workshops and short courses. OR AN EQUIVALENT COMBINATION OF RELEVANT EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE.