Educational Assets Content Development Coordinator

Position Summary

The Educational Assets Content Development Coordinator is expected to be a recognized Functional Nutrition and Functional Medicine expert within IFM, and to contribute to and influence the development of IFM’s Functional Nutrition and education strategy. In this role, the Educational Assets Content Development Coordinator will anticipate internal and external challenges and research and recommend process, product, and service improvements. This role requires a specialized depth of expertise and knowledge in the area of Functional Medicine and Functional Nutrition.    

Under the direction of the Educational Assets and Program Development Manager, this role is responsible for:

  • Project Management
  • Educational Assets Development
  • Relationship Management

Essential Functions

  • Project Management:
    • Monitors, manages, and develops Educational Assets, Functional Nutrition, and Functional Medicine projects from initiation through completion; assists with planning and budgeting as directed by supervisor.
    • Ensures project results meet requirements regarding quality, reliability, schedule, and cost; monitors performance and recommends schedule changes, cost adjustments, or resource additions.
    • Collaborates within and outside of the Educational Assets and Program Development department to research, develop, revise, and maintain IFM’s library of intellectual property.
    • Works within and outside of the Educational Assets and Program Development department to ensure that educational event materials, program schedules, and promotional materials are available to fulfill IFM deadlines.
    • Leads or coordinates project planning, resourcing, progress reporting, troubleshooting, and collaboration within and outside of the Educational Assets and Program Development department.
  • Educational Assets Development:
    • Plans, produces, reviews, and revises Educational Assets, Functional Nutrition, and Functional Medicine projects, educational materials, and other continuing medical education (CME) and non-CME initiatives, new and ongoing, as assigned by the Educational Assets and Program Development Manager.
    • Oversees and reviews program PowerPoint presentations and collaborates within and outside of the Educational Assets and Program Development department on the production of the program content.
    • Collaborates with staff members across departments, program speakers, and reviewers to ensure that educational content is of high professional quality and incorporates elements of adult learning and instructional design into presentations, with an emphasis on outcome measures regarding the learning objectives.
    • Collaborates across departments to incorporate Functional Nutrition elements into other IFM presentations, programs, and initiatives, as appropriate.
    • Evaluates evidentiary content and sources used in programs, and ensures quality of same and alignment with IFM Standards, copyright policy, citations database, and other parameters as directed by the director of the department.
  • Relationship Management:
    • Supports the management of relationships and licensing agreements with strategic partners, educational partners, and collaborating organizations.
    • Supports the Manager of Educational Assets and Program Development to ensure that team members, program speakers, contract workers, and reviewers are meeting production timelines, and manages ongoing production needs.
    • Participates in IFM online forums, webinars, and other interactive activities with partners and participants as needed.

Other Functions:

    • When applicable, collaborates with the Accreditation team to ensure adherence to the rules and standards for continuing medical education (CME) and other professional continuing education credits.
    • Collaborates within and outside of the Medical Education department on the development and evaluation of new promotional/educational Functional Nutrition product ideas, as well as enhancements to existing products or strategic product extensions, and translates research discoveries into usable and marketable products.
    • Acts as a Functional Nutrition ambassador for IFM by providing expertise, offering support to, and receiving feedback from partners, attendees, and other third parties – through both formal and informal arrangements.
    • Offers on-site event support at IFM events, including co-facilitation of events as required (Q&A sessions, etc.).

Job Specifications

Skills Required:

  • Experience leading complex projects and working with multiple stakeholders across multiple geographical locations to achieve stated milestones and objectives.
  • Detail oriented with strong organizational and planning skills.
  • Ability to work independently without direct supervision.
  • Enacts skillful dialogue, discussion, and inquiry, and is able to communicate large amounts of information into concise, actionable language over the phone, in person, and via electronic media.
  • Strong communication skills with ability to communicate concepts, directives, and requests to directors, peers, colleagues, and external parties.
  • Driven, self-organized team player with demonstrated project management skills and the ability to achieve objectives and manage competing deadlines.
  • Collaborates for direction on processes, goals, schedules, and outcomes, and works independently to contribute to achieving project goals.
  • Makes decisions guided by resource availability and functional objectives.

Education and/or Experience

  • RD, RDN, CNS, MS, or other advanced degree in a nutrition-related field.
  • 2+ years’ experience in research writing and/or medical writing.
  • Experience with adult learning and instructional design principles.
  • Experience in Functional Medicine or Functional Nutrition strongly preferred.

Licenses, Certificates, or Registrations:

  • Certification in medical writing preferred, but not required.

Digital Fluency/Adaptation:

  • Expertise with MS Office Suite (Excel, Outlook, Word, PowerPoint); willingness and ability to adapt to new technologies and software, including Adobe Creative Cloud suite.

Physical Requirements:

  • Light moving, transporting, and positioning of items weighing less than 10 pounds.
  • Sitting, standing, bending, reaching, pushing/pulling, kneeling, twisting, grasping, and walking for general office duties and travel as required.

Work Environment:

  • General indoor office environment.
  • Regularly exposed to computer monitors and shared workspaces. The noise level in the work environment is typically at a white-noise level.

Hours of Work:

  • May require work outside of standard business hours.

Travel:

  • 5-10% – three to six trips per year.

To Apply

  • In addition to requesting resume and cover letter, please include the following:
    Please submit 2-3 writing samples (e.g blog posts, articles, essays, writing assignments/papers, information handouts) related to nutrition, lifestyle/behavior change, or health related topic.

Please submit your resume and cover letter to hr@ifm.org.

 

IFM is an equal opportunity employer. We will not discriminate and will take measures to ensure against discrimination in employment, recruitment, advertisements for employment, compensation, termination, upgrading, promotions, and other conditions of employment against any employee or job applicant on the bases of race, color, gender, national origin, age, religion, creed, disability, veteran’s status, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression.