Manager, Education

About Us



The American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (AAPM&R), the premier professional association for rehabilitation physicians, also known as physiatrists, is seeking an Education Manager to oversee the planning and implementation of AAPM&R's Annual Assembly and other standalone educational activities.

AAPM&R serves more than 9,000 board certified physicians who specialize in physical medicine and rehabilitation (PM&R). PM&R physicians are nerve, muscle, bone, and brain experts who treat injury or illness non-surgically to decrease pain and restore function. AAPM&R is a leader in helping PM&R physicians acquire the continuing education, practice, knowledge, leadership skills and research findings needed to provide quality patient care. 

General Summary

Working with the Director of Education, this position oversees the development of AAPM&R’s Annual Assembly and additional virtual and/or in-person educational activities as assigned. The ideal candidate will positively and collaboratively contribute to the overall functions and processes of the Academy’s education team, have experience effectively working with volunteers and committee management, and support the Academy’s overall strategic goals.

Duties and Responsibilities 

  • Manage the planning and implementation of the Academy’s Annual Meeting, overseeing content and faculty management for both in-person and virtual components. This includes overseeing the call for session proposals and research abstracts process, training volunteers and staff on how to use the submission technology, faculty and speaker recruitment and management, sending reminders about deadlines, managing the CME and evaluation processes, working with the Corporate Relations department to secure equipment for hands-on sessions, working with the Marketing and Communications department to develop promotional materials, and overseeing all other essential functions need to plan and implement AA.
  • Serve as primary staff liaison to the Program Planning Committee, the Evidence Committee, and other subject matter expert work groups as needed. Includes planning face-to-face meetings and several conference calls throughout the year; develops agendas and meeting materials with directional input from supervisor.

  • Work closely with other team members and volunteers to manage the development and implementation of other educational activities, which includes resident courses, medical student programs, virtual conferences, products that will bring value to the subscription, and other standalone offerings. Responsibilities include overseeing all essential functions needed to offer these activities.
  • Conduct post activity data reporting, which includes analyzing faculty demographics to ensure Diversity & Inclusion principles are being followed, understanding participants trends, and measuring any other metrics that can be used to improve future activities.

  • Partner with volunteers and staff across the Academy to transition educational concepts, as identified via member needs assessment, environmental scans, and market research analysis, into tangible educational activities. Actively explore and identify educational learning trends, learning technology and other resources available to improve instructional design and delivery of educational content.
  • Work with the Director of Education to ensure all educational activities are in compliance with ACCME accreditation requirements and Academy processes and policies.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by Director, Education or Associate Executive Director, Education.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Genuine interest and passion for educational content design and developing it in multiple and innovative formats.
  • Comfort with collaborative team approach within department and across organization.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in prioritizing, organization, time management, and project management with strong attention to detail.
  • Ability to manage several projects at once, while staying organized, and being able to respond in a timely manner to multiple incoming priorities and requests.
  • Comfortable with independent and group work. Works efficiently, collaboratively with a cooperative spirit.
  • Capable of understanding and synthesizing complex systems and situations and presenting those facts to others in a meaningful way.
  • Confident using good judgment to make solid recommendations. Identifies opportunities to streamline processes and makes recommendations for overall improvements.
  • Strong customer-service focus; understands member-based organizations and the unique and ever-changing balance that must be struck between rules and exceptions. 
  • Courteous and professional demeanor with strong written and oral communication and interpersonal skills. Comfortable interacting with physician volunteers.
  • High degree of computer literacy, excellent data entry skills, and strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook) required.
  • Knowledge of or ability to learn key organizational systems that include iMIS 20 (AMS) and Oasis (LMS).
  • Experience designing enduring and live education, which includes being knowledgeable of instructional design and technology to enhance and manage educational activities, a plus.
  • Working knowledge of ACCME Criteria and policies and AMA policies related to continuing medical education, a plus.
  • Maintains high professional standards of integrity, ethics, and commitment to the goals of AAPM&R

Education and Experience

  • Relevant Bachelor's degree, and 3-5 years of experience required.
  • 2+ years of experience in association management.
  • Work experience in project management a plus.

Estimated Travel:

Travel is less than 10%, including the Annual Assembly and other potential short trips throughout the year to be determined. Weekend committee meetings should be expected, primarily located at or near the office in Rosemont. There is also a potential to participate in evening conference calls/webinars throughout the year.

How to Apply For a Job with AAPM&R

Submit your cover letter, resume to:

No faxing or phone inquiries please.
  • AAPM&R offers an excellent work environment, competitive salary, and a very comprehensive benefits package. Additionally, we are an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE).
  • We are working a hybrid schedule with at least 2 days in office. Must have access to the Rosemont, IL office.