Closing date: Jun 19, 2022
Description: The American Association of Veterinary Medical Colleges (AAVMC) is a non-profit organization that represents the global academic veterinary medical community. AAVMC members promote and protect the health and wellbeing of people, animals, and the environment by advancing the veterinary medical profession and preparing new generations of veterinarians to meet the evolving needs of a changing world.

The AAVMC is seeking an Assistant Director to work with the Executive Director of the Spectrum of Care Initiative (SOCI) to plan the detailed steps required to create an educational model and implementation guidelines for instruction related to spectrum of care. This involves helping the Executive Director conduct task force meetings as well as planning a number of large on-site events that will bring together representatives across veterinary colleges. These events will involve workshop-based sessions where a tremendous amount of data will be produced. The Assistant Director will help capture and organize this data with the spectrum of care educational researcher. This involves creating instruments and resources to accurately capture data including recording of workshop events. The Assistant Director will work closely with the events manager to ensure the logistics of housing, travel, and venue are secured. During the events, the Assistant Manager will help the Executive Director organize and conduct the workshops, meetings, and social events. Upon data analysis, the Assistant Director will help design the foundation for the spectrum of care educational model and implementation guidelines. The incumbent will help the Executive Director apply this content to plan pilot studies to evaluate the model and implementation procedures. The individual will also be involved in executing communication and information dissemination strategies. The Assistant Director will coordinate with members of the AAVMC staff as needed to accomplish the short- and long-term goals of the Spectrum of Care Initiative. The Assistant Director is expected to be able to act independently, take initiative, and carry broadly defined tasks to a satisfactory conclusion.

PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
• Acts as a proxy for the Executive Director as needed in his or her absence.
• Collaborates with the Executive Director to sustain, promote, and grow programs and services related to the Spectrum of Care Initiative.
• Assists in budgetary management for regular and special programs and expenses.
• Participates in strategic planning and presides over meetings as needed.
• Maintains files and records as requested. Recordkeeping responsibilities may include overseeing and maintaining files of relevant research, correspondences with member institutions and their representatives, documentation of relationships outside of member institutions (e.g., foundations, sponsors, corporate partners), transcripts and notes from meetings, and others.
• Creates and manages the annual calendar of activities such as special events, fundraising initiatives, and similar projects.
• Creates and maintains a database of curricular elements relevant to the Spectrum of Care Initiatives (e.g., competencies, assessments, instructional strategies and content, implementation guidelines).
• Organizes committee meetings including determining the time and place and drafting and delivering correspondence such as agendas, minutes, and transcripts.
• Performs other duties as assigned.

EDUCATION/QUALIFICATIONS
Required
• Master’s degree in the field of education.
• Demonstrated understanding of the main elements of curriculum design and effective instruction in science, medical, and/or higher education settings.
• Ability to construct educational models including a backwards design approach to developing curricular elements such as competencies and assessments.
• Experience in program evaluation techniques and methods.
• Able to conduct research literature reviews and synthesize study findings as evidence for decisions.
• Experience in leading or participating in educational research.
• Demonstrated commitment to cultivating equitable and inclusive learning and working environments for students, faculty and staff.
• Proficiency in MS Office Applications: Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, and Excel, as well as Teams. • Excellent verbal, oral, interpersonal, and written communication skills, including experience with developing and delivering presentations.
• Demonstrated ability to lead diverse teams and ability to work collaboratively.
• Able to work independently on multiple projects and tasks.
• Demonstrated ability to clearly convey ideas orally and in writing.

Preferred
• Ph.D. or ABD in the field of education.
• A deep understanding of the concept of spectrum of care and how it relates to and is affected by veterinarian, client, practice, and patient factors.
• Experience in educational research design, mixed methods data collection, statistical analysis, manuscript writing and conference presentations.
• Demonstrated ability in grant writing and management.
• Experience managing project budgets.
• Experience in curriculum design and education model development.
• Experience teaching in a classroom, lab, and/or clinical environment.

SALARY
Annual salary range $90,000 – $130,000 (commensurate with experience)

HOW TO APPLY
Submit a cover letter that addresses the minimum and preferred qualifications, a resumé or CV, and 3 references to [email protected] Application review begins April 30, 2022, and will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Position is open until filled.