The Manager of Education is responsible for the creation, management, and successful delivery of all education programs for the Academy. The Academy offers both in-person and virtual learning opportunities through a variety of platforms.
The Academy currently offers three vehicles for in-person learning: Annual Meeting, Exam Preparation Seminars, and Certificate Programs. Below is a breakdown of the responsibilities for each.
Directs and manages the Annual Meeting content to ensure the successful delivery of the Academy Annual Meeting.
Serves as the staff liaison to the Annual Meeting Clinical Content Committee (CCC) that is responsible for the development of clinical education for the Annual Meeting
Responsible for ensuring the development of the Annual Meeting’s clinical content structure with approval from the chair of the CCC.
Develops the professional development, technician, pedorthist, and mastectomy fitter education content for the Annual Meeting
Manages the distribution of the Call for Abstracts for Annual Meeting sessions and posters
Manages delivery of a successful program, including committee work, virtual meetings, abstract submissions, and presenter contact
Responsible for coordinating all speaker registrations, applicable honoraria, and comps
Works with the Director of Meetings to ensure the successful combination of the education content, delivery of content (AV needs), hotel/space availability, and content timing
Responsible for identifying and updating the Academy’s virtual platforms with the relevant content for those that were not able to participate. Develop a timeline for implementation on vertical platforms with the Digital Program Manager
The Academy currently offers preparation seminars for the orthotic and the prosthetic exams.
Responsible for securing mock examiners and patient models as needed
Work with Subject Matter Experts (SME) to ensure materials are up to date and readily available.
Liaise with Membership & Meeting Coordinator to ensure event logistics are
The Academy currently offers an in-person certificate program. Virtual certificate programs are in the planning stages.
Responsible for working with the Online Education Committee (OEC) to establish a topic for all certificate programs, in-person and virtual each year
Work with the OEC on module creation and packaging.
Coordinate the virtual delivery of the in-person program with the Digital Program Manager.
Consistently fosters the creation of clinical, professional development, and technical content for the Academy’s virtual platforms.
Integrates new presentation opportunities and platforms
Responsible for ensuring that revenue targets are met using marketing and cross-promotional strategies
Develops a comprehensive pricing plan to benefit the Academy and its membership
Establish a network of reputable speakers to ensure that all courses and deliverables are produced at the highest level of quality and in a timely manner.
Works with the Digital Program Manager to ensure that new content is quickly and accurately converted to online courses
Serves as staff liaison to the OEC to develop and review content and programmatic policies
Works with CAAHEP-accredited O&P schools, Academy chapters, and societies, as well as outside resources to create education content. This is a function of collaborating with the Associate Director of Membership and the Digital Program Manager.
Ensures the professional appearance of all education content
Secures continuing education credits with credentialing bodies
About American Academy of Orthotists & Prosthetists
The American Academy of Orthotists and Prosthetists is dedicated to promoting professionalism and advancing the standards of patient care through education, literature, research, advocacy, and collaboration.