Senior Needs Assessment Associate

American College of Cardiology (ACC) - Washington, DC4.5

Full-timeEstimated: $72,000 - $89,000 a year
The Associate will work independently and in collaboration with others across the College and our membership to identify knowledge, competence, attitudinal, and performance gaps and maintain documentation. The Associate’s primary role is to identify gaps that, through the use of multiple sources (e.g., peer-reviewed literature; registry data; activity- and portfolio-level evaluation and outcomes data; and member feedback, interviews, and focus groups), may be addressed through the College’s education portfolio. The Associate must take information from multiple sources and synthesize the information into formats that may be communicated both in writing and verbally to internal and external stakeholders. ACC’s educational offerings, whether certified or not, are based on documented educational needs, and designed to improve physician knowledge, attitudes, performance, and/or patient health outcomes.

Major Duties and Responsibilities:
Provide project management leadership and oversight for the development of tables of education gaps and needs, gathering and developing content by

Partnering with topic/disease state experts to gather perspective on education gaps and needs, and references, in their clinical and non-clinical areas of expertise

Performing literature reviews, drawing from clinical practice guidelines, peer-reviewed articles, and other medical, scientific, and public health data sources

Assimilating and synthesizing scientific data and conclusions from registries, educational assessments, environmental scans, the literature, etc. to share educational needs both verbally and in writing

Identify practice/systems barriers to the delivery of evidence-based cardiovascular care

Coordinate with members to link educational needs and gaps to lifelong learning competency domains and, as needed, individual statements

Support curation of education gaps and needs from tables for completion of the needs assessment section in support of educational planning and accreditation criteria requirements

Develop learning objectives and intended learning outcomes for educational activities and link them to identified evidence-based gaps in knowledge, competence and/or performance.

Coordinate with education leaders (e.g., planning committee members, chairs, editors, faculty) and staff colleagues as part of activity development to support adherence to accreditation criteria and standards relevant to the credit types offered for an activity

Perform other duties as assigned

Required Qualifications:
Master’s Degree in a health-related field, or equivalent work experience

Experience in medical or scientific writing

4 plus years of experience working in a team environment with internal and external constituencies

Strong interpersonal skills that support teaming with a broad array of stakeholders, including medical professionals, executive leaders, consultants, external partners and internal colleagues

Skill in conducting scientific 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 around both clinical and non-clinical topics

Expertise in project management, with particular skill in defining and managing to a project plan

Ability to manage multiple projects and the associated tasks simultaneously, set priorities, and maintain timelines

Excellent critical thinking and problem-solving skills

Excellent oral and written communication skills

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

Ability to travel occasionally in support of job responsibilities and for professional development

Desired Qualifications:
Clinical degree or experience working in a healthcare delivery environment

Knowledge of industry standards and guidelines related to medical education

Knowledge of instructional design principles and ability to assess and share feedback on opportunities for improvement around the linkage of educational needs, objectives, and learning outcomes

Experience writing learning objectives and outcomes

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 52,000 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:

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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, Director, Talent Management at or (202)375-6423.

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