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Director/Secretary Council on Medical Education

15 Apr 2019 3:39 PM | Anonymous

American Medical Association

The AMA is a unifying voice and powerful ally for America’s physicians, the patients they care for, and the promise of a healthier nation.

To be part of the AMA is to be part of our Mission to promote the art and science of medicine and the betterment of public health. Join the AMA team as the Director/Secretary Council on Medical Education in Strategy. As Secretary of the Council on Medical Education (CME), provide leadership in all aspects of the work of the Council, including coordinating the work with other AMA governance groups and with external national organizations.

Other Responsibilities will include:

  • Provide primary staff leadership to the CME, including managing the policy development process and coordinating general Council business, the Council’s strategic planning, and annual work plan development and the orientation of the new chair and new Council members and facilitating interaction with other Councils. Align the work of the Council to enhance synergies, reduce overlaps and improve outcomes in the context of how other Councils and Sections operate. Actively seek ways to engage the work of the Council and its staff in support of the AMA’s strategic initiatives.
  • Oversee the development of agendas of the Council (4 meetings/year), the Council Executive Committee (12 meetings/year), as well as help coordinate the work of 5 Council Committees and other Task Forces or Ad Hoc Committees as required. Manage the communication with speakers and guests for the general sessions or other open sessions of the Council including at the annual and interim meeting. Manage the development of all Council reports (approximately 15-20 annually) submitted to the AMA House of Delegates including primary authoring responsibility for 1-3 reports yearly. Ensure that Council reports are appropriately disseminated.
  • Set parameters and regularly review budget and expenditures of the Council. Supervise CME’s Program Administrator to ensure that Council activities are proceeding according to plan and objectives are being met.
  • Oversee the Council nomination process in support of the Board of Trustees Awards and Nominations process. Collaborate with ECM and Physician Engagement to disseminate the work of the Council and provide AMA with information on opportunities to apply for leadership positions in national organizations that seek nominations from the AMA.
  • Collaborate with other AMA and Medical Education staff on projects and activities important to the AMA mission, including the Accelerating Change in Medical Education project and activities related to the work of the LCME, Data Acquisition Services, the Academic Physician Section and the Learning Center.
  • Collaborate with external organizations and associations on projects and activities in medical education and regulation. Serve as a liaison to such organizations and associations as appropriate.
  • Provide management, oversight, and direction for assigned staff. Set objectives and evaluate staff performance; make recommendations for staff development.


  • Minimum of master’s degree required.
  • At least seven years of increasingly substantive experience in medical education management and related activities. Political and organizational sensitivity required.
  • Experience and education qualifications must be sufficient to permit the establishment and maintenance of peer relationships with leaders in academic medicine, medical school administrators, and physician members.
  • Significant direct experience with medical education and with the accreditation process, including extensive knowledge of current issues in medical education and accreditation.
  • Demonstrated strong writing skills with editing experience desirable including the ability to produce a variety of Council reports and supervise the writing of other reports.
  • Involvement in medical education at the national level, such as national consultations, and experience as liaison with national organizations.
  • Experience in recruiting, training and leading staff and basic management skills in the administration of a budget.
  • Committee work experience and demonstrated ability to provide leadership to team efforts, including supervision of staff, and to work collaboratively with professionals within and outside of the AMA.
  • Excellent planning, time-management and prioritization skills; ability to simultaneously manage multiple projects.
  • Polished interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
  • Some travel required.

The AMA offers competitive salaries, including an incentive plan; excellent benefits and progressive technology. Our office is a business casual environment and we respect work-life balance. The American Medical Association is located at 330 N. Wabash Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611 and is convenient to all public transportation in Chicago.

We are an equal opportunity employer, committed to diversity in our workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment. As an EOE/AA employer, the American Medical Association will not discriminate in its employment practices due to an applicant’s race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity and veteran or disability status.


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