Job Description: Director of Education

Reports to: BCPH CEOs

The Director of Education leads the creation, implementation, and dissemination of BCPH’s education activities, including training and technical assistance, leveraging multiple learning modalities, channels, and platforms to ensure organizational stakeholders and constituents have equitable access to training content. The department is charged with facilitating the creation of all educational content, including webinars, conference sessions, asynchronous training materials, certificate programs, seal of approval initiatives, downloadable materials, continuing education (CE) and continuing medical education (CME) programs (in partnership with accredited organizations), etc. The Director will ensure they align with the organization’s mission, vision, and values, and speak to key business and user insights gathered through needs assessments, evaluations and other data, and the organization’s strategic planning and workplans.

The Director works with their staff, as well as the CEOs, Policy and Knowledge Translation leads, and Operations to review needs assessments, establish medical education needs and concepts, set development objectives and timelines, recruit faculty, define measurable learning outcomes and metrics, and sustain strong relationships with education partners and contributing faculty. The ideal candidate will have strong management, and experience building educational content in multiple modalities and digital/analog mediums.

This Director will work with across divisions to optimize, monetize, disseminate, and promote all knowledge and translation content. As a member of the core leadership team, the Director will support the CEOs in developing and streamlining operations and infrastructure, and work with BCPH’s Communications and Education levers and Operations division to ensure synergy of content and activities.

Bachelor’s degree, with a minimum of five years of relevant experience is required. Master’s degree is preferred (MSN, MS, MPH, MPA, MEd, or relevant field), but can be substituted for relevant professional experience. Applicant should have at least five years of experience in the design and development of educational activities for health care and/or public health professionals, preferably in online learning. Specialization in advancing social justice and health equity, minority health, cultural competency and humility, telehealth, and health technology/IT is strongly desired. Experience developing competency-based curricula and technical assistant and training programs using adult learning theory is desired.

This position is virtual.

Key Functions

  • Define and manage CE/CME development strategies and processes for the organization.
  • Lead the build out of the organization’s LMS and other educational platforms.
  • Determine strategies, approaches, and formats for medical education content, ensuring that all content is developed on time and in line with program goals, medical guidelines and trends, and accreditation standards.
  • Lead new business efforts to identify and secure public and private sector support for medical education activities.
  • Assist in designing needs analyses/assessments, learning curriculums, and strategic training initiatives based on principles of adult learning.
  • Develop measurable, competency-based (skills and knowledge attainment) online training and education activities that are engaging and compelling.
  • Review editorial and clinical content for medical education programs for accuracy and relevance.
  • Proactively stay informed of regulatory requirements, guidelines and current trends through familiarity with relevant recent literature and federal updates.
  • Cultivate strong relationships with thought leaders, subject matter experts, key opinion leaders, and educational partners for the development and promotion of medical education activities.
  • Contract and supervise subject matter experts/consultants to develop content, design online learning activities, and deliver trainings, as needed.
  • Manage internally and externally written content to ensure that it meets quality standards and is in alignment with program expectations and medical, legal and regulatory requirements.
  • Provide written or oral reports on medical education activities, including preparation of semi-annual or quarterly programmatic reports, monthly updates, and site visits.
  • Participate in organizational, project, and client meetings as required.

Skills and Abilities Needed

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills with attention to detail.
  • Possesses excellent project management and organizational skills and a strong attention to detail.
  • Ability to lead new business efforts in education, including a track record of identifying and securing public and private sector support for activities.
  • Creative in developing user-centric and interactive medical education content.
  • Robust ability to design and implement online education and training activities, competency-based (skills and knowledge attainment) curricula, and assess outcomes and impact of educational activities.
  • Ability to assimilate information quickly to develop instructionally effective educational activities and other medical and technical content.
  • Capacity to work in a fast-paced, dynamic environment; ensure deadlines are met; organize and track activities for multiple projects; work independently and as a team member; show initiative; and demonstrate critical thinking.
  • Proactive in identifying solutions, act decisively, results-oriented, and take pride in the ownership of projects.
  • Successful track record of managing multiple priorities efficiently and effectively with minimal supervision.
  • Possess strong project and team management skills, and work effectively as part of a team with diverse staff.
  • Accepts criticism constructively from multiple sources (internally and externally from clients and partners), maintaining an objective and professional attitude at all times.
  • Be highly skilled in computer use (Microsoft Office Suite and Google Suite).


  • Comprehensive health benefits (Domestic Partners are eligible for coverage).
  • Retirement benefits (eligible to join the 403b plan after the three-month introductory period).
  • Federal holidays observed.


How to Apply:

The Boston Congress of Public Health offers a competitive salary commensurate with experience and based on salary history, as well as an outstanding benefits package. BCPH is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Resumes must include a cover letter (with salary requirements) and should be submitted too [email protected] with “Director of Education” in the subject line. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls please.

Employer’s Rights

This job description is not inclusive of all responsibilities or duties related to the position and may be revised at any time. Other duties and responsibilities may be assigned as required by the project or the organization. Employment with BPCH is at-will and as such the employment relationship may be terminated at any time with or without cause. 

BCPH workplace values diversity and promotes equal opportunities for employees regardless of age, creed, race, ethnicity, gender, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, or culture. BCPH adheres to the principles to promote a diverse, safe, secure, and healthy workplace for all its employees. As an organization, BCPH recognizes each person as a unique individual who contributes different skills, knowledge, qualifications, experiences, and attitudes and believes to our workplace, valuing and embracing each person’s differences as a means to our success.