Requisition Number: 20221118
Job Title: Director, Scientific Projects
City: Bethesda
State: MD

Director, Scientific Projects

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Description/Job Summary

The Director, Scientific Projects is accountable for the successful operation of an ASHP member program(s) and service(s) and has responsibility for developing/maintaining work tools, processes, systems and program protocols to deliver member services and programs. Responsible for the development and execution of the Office of Professional Development (OPD) educational projects for pharmacists and other healthcare professionals.  This position may be based in our Bethesda, MD office or it may be fully remote, depending on a variety of factors including but not limited to business needs requirements of the role and department. Note for current ASHP employees:  If your current job title is "Director, Scientific Projects" you are not eligible to apply for this opening.

ASHP's dedication to our employees and fostering a collaborative work environment has been recognized  across multiple years with national awards such as Top Workplaces USA and Best Place to Work by Modern Health Care. We have also been recognized regionally as a Top Workplace by the Washington Post. ASHP is committed to an inclusive culture where all employees feel welcome to express their ideas and contribute in a meaningful way to our mission.  To view our benefits visit

What You'll Be Doing at ASHP:

  • Develops high-quality, evidence-based educational content for live and enduring educational activities. Responsibilities include research of subject matter; review of educational needs assessment; development of educational background, activity description, learning goals and agenda; selection of teaching methodologies; recruitment and coordination of faculty; communication and regular updates to faculty and commercial supporters.
  • Responsible for management of all aspects of Continuing Education (CE) accreditation for activities; development of activity assessments (pre and post-tests); development of educational materials; review and approve final content; measuring and analyzing educational outcomes; and development of post-meeting reports or executive summaries.
  • Ensure faculty and participant satisfaction by monitoring project results and developing solutions for prompt resolution of issues.
  • Develops, implements and manages other non-CE OPD projects, including educational steering committee meetings, identification and recruitment of faculty, facilitators and participants; prompt communication with commercial supporters and participants; and development of post-meeting reports or executive summaries.
  • Serves as liaison and primary contact for selected aspects of commercial supporters and account management. Ensures commercial supporters, faculty and participant satisfaction by monitoring project results and developing solutions for prompt resolution of issues.
  • Collaborates with staff of the Sections, Forums, and other divisions to develop quality educational programs. 
  • Collaborates with marketing on promotional activities and development of printed materials (e.g., brochures, handouts) on select products including review and approval of final content.
  • Assists program development staff by recommending new project ideas and developing scientific background information for educational grant proposals and other project proposals.
  • Identifies and analyzes educational needs assessment data for targeted audiences and in monitoring trends related to outcomes of educational activities.
  • Assists in the maintenance of project files to ensure all required documentation is readily accessible in compliance with Office of Professional Development procedures and requirements of Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), Board of Pharmacy Specialties (BPS) and other applicable accrediting bodies including timely submission of all materials/applications.
  • Collaborates with staff leadership to determine, execute and create a new program(s) and service(s). Works with various stakeholders and business partners to reach consensus or agreement on program delivery, operational policies and resource/tool needs.
  • Develops policies and procedures to achieve desired outcomes/results for their assigned work area(s).
  • Provides on-site meeting coordination and management at selected meetings as required.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

What You Bring To ASHP:

  • Graduation from ACPE-accredited College of Pharmacy required.
  • A minimum of three years of experience in related project management or association management is required.
  • A minimum of three years prior experience in adult education and accreditation standards for healthcare professionals.
  • Three years of relevant pharmacy practice experience preferred.
  • Experience in authorship, peer review and publication process preferred.
  • Excellent organizational skills, including the ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously and manage competing deadlines.
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills and presentation skills.
  • Excellent organizational skills.
  • Attention to detail, high level of motivation, “can do” attitude.
  • Highly customer-service oriented.
  • Ability to work independently and as a member of a team.
  • Ability to travel an estimated 20% or more of the work year.
  • Mastery of Microsoft Office Suite and Adobe Acrobat.
  • Working knowledge of project management tools – Asana preferred.

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ASHP is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, ancestry, religion, national origin, age, gender, sexual preference, sexual orientation, gender identity, transgender status, marital status, family status, genetic information, pregnancy, parenthood, political affiliation, veteran’s status, disability, or any other protected status.

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