Associate Director, Curriculum

  • Full Time
  • Remote
  • Institute for Functional Medicine
  • Annual Salary ($): $103,000 - $120,000
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Associate Director, Curriculum

Department:  Medical Education

Supervisor: Director, Medical Education Curriculum

Status: Exempt, Full-Time

Location: Remote

Supervisory Responsibilities: Yes

Travel: Up to 6x/year domestic only. International travel in future a possibility.

Rate of Pay/Pay Range: $103,000 – $120,000

EEO: First/ Mid-Level Officials and Managers

Position Summary

The Associate Director, Curriculum, utilizing clinical expertise, will partner with the Medical Education directors and IFM leadership to develop the overall curriculum strategy, planning and execution of IFM core programs and other programs as needed. The Associate Director, Curriculum will be responsible for proactively identifying, defining, and solving problems that impact the management and delivery of department initiatives and cross-departmental projects. In this role, the Associate Director, Curriculum will be responsible for adapting plans and priorities to respond to department and operational needs as it relates to developing and deploying Curriculum initiatives and projects. This position is a pivotal role within IFM’s curriculum team and will be called upon to guide and develop new processes to ensure the overall effectiveness and relevancy of IFM programs. This role will help guide, resource and support the development and transformation of our core curriculum including the development of advanced trainings.

Essential Functions

Curriculum Development Management

  • Leads, coordinates and supervises all facets of Medical Education Curriculum (MEC) educational assets development, functional medicine projects, domestic and international; Guides planning, resourcing, budgeting, progress reporting, troubleshooting, etc. from initiation through completion within and outside the MEC team.
  • Collaborates within and outside the Medical Education Department to research, develop, revise, and maintain IFM’s library of intellectual property in alignment with organizational content strategy.
  • Oversees and provides direction on the production/refinement of program content, educational assets, functional medicine projects, educational materials, and other Continuing Medical Education (CME) and non-CME initiatives, new and on-going in compliance with established standards.
  • Oversees and provides guidance in Curriculum project planning, resourcing, progress reporting, timely execution of deliverables, troubleshooting, quality, and collaboration within and outside the Medical Education Department.
  • Monitors, manages and deploys resources and the Curriculum Development team for IFM’s Medical Education and associated partnership projects as organizational needs require; Responsible for partnering with peer leadership on the execution of projects, ensuring materials are produced and delivered on time.
  • Creates maintains and updates program objectives and content; project performance, and session descriptions. Makes recommendations for changes, process adjustments, or resource additions as needed in collaboration with peer leadership.
  • Oversees the curation and evaluation of evidentiary sources and related content while ensuring quality and alignment with IFM standards, citations database, copyright policies, ACCME Continuing Medical Education rules and standards in program materials, and other parameters in collaboration with the Standards team.
  • Manages the implementation of and adherence to established standards and best practices for project management, intellectual property, branding and accessibility in MEC products and processes, in collaboration with related teams and as directed by the supervisor.
  • Collaborates with Medical Education team, consultants, and reviewers to ensure that educational content is of high professional quality and incorporates elements of adult learning and instructional design, with an emphasis on outcome measures regarding identified learning objectives.
  • Supports the delivery of and provides direction and guidance on curriculum events (Q&A sessions, educator meetings, CME groups, etc.).
  • Delivers and facilitates presentations at IFM core programs as assigned by supervisor.
  • Participates in ongoing content development quality trainings and refinement of standard operating procedures.

IFM Certified Practitioners Education Management and Functional Medicine Credentialling Programs

  • Supports IFMCP education project planning as assigned by supervisor.
  • As directed by the supervisor, manages the education content of IFM’s core programs, the current IFMCP Online Review course and other associated educational offerings so that it is in alignment with the developing functional medicine competencies
  • Responsible for ensuring alignment of IFM curriculum with functional medicine competencies for functional medicine credentialing programs.

Supervision & Leadership

  • Oversees and sets the workflow of direct reports to ensure projects are completed in a timely and quality manner and Clinical Team members and resources are deployed efficiently to meet organization objectives.
  • Responsible for setting priorities and objectives with clear directions, communicating expectations, and ensuring comprehension for direct reports.
  • Responsible for providing personalized, formal and informal feedback and guidance to direct reports early and often. Empowers direct reports through active listening to find solutions when problems arise, drawing teammates in to recommend solutions and offering support as needed.
  • Conducts regular performance check ins and collaborates with direct reports to set short-, mid-, and long-term goals.
  • Demonstrates positivity and tirelessly works to ensure direct reports and their ideas are valued and supported.

Relationship Management

  • Participates in IFM forums, webinars, and other interactive activities with partners and participants as needed; acts as a Functional Medicine ambassador for IFM during virtual and On-Site Events, providing expertise, offering support, and receiving feedback from partners, attendees, and other third parties – through both formal and informal arrangements.
  • Maintains an ongoing dialogue and working relationship across departments to ensure content alignment, streamlined resource deployment, and virtual and on-site program needs and problems are quickly communicated, identified, and resolved.
  • Collaborates within and outside the Medical Education Department on the development and evaluation of new products, as well as enhancements to existing products or strategic product extensions, and translates research discoveries into usable and marketable products.
  • Supports and develops relationships with external parties (educators, strategic partners, etc.) to coordinate the delivery of special events to include training, additional programs, etc.

Other Functions

  • Collaborates with other departments in the execution of duties of curriculum development team members’, program speakers’, and reviewers’ contracts.
  • Collaborates with the Marketing department to manage the virtual learning community moderation strategy, coordinating with stakeholders across IFM to ensure its effectiveness, providing superior quality of learner experience, customer service, and general support to the community with the help of various communication and engagement tools.
  • This role may perform duties not listed in the essential functions, but which are essential to the Associate Director, Curriculum.

What We’re Looking For

  • MD, DO, ND, DC, PA-C, ARNP, or PhD in health/life sciences.
  • Active license to practice.
  • 6 years’ relevant experience in clinical education and/or instructional design.
  • Demonstrated clinical skills and expertise in functional medicine.
  • Proficient in the curation, interpretation, and application of medical literature.
  • Accountability & Execution: Ability to take responsibility and demonstrate initiative to plan, prioritize and deliver results on time.
  • Adaptability: Demonstrates leadership during change and possesses an ability to inspire teamwork through innovation, utility, imagination, insight and reflection when priorities change course.
  • Analytical/Critical Thinking: Ability to approach work with a strategic mindset and applies thorough evaluation in all aspects of responsibilities.
  • Communication: Ability to communicate information in concise, actionable language and have the recipient understand the message whether orally or in writing; Advanced conflict resolution skills.  (Experience in a wide variety of communication methods, selling skills, and promotional resources to appropriately affect and impact results.) Demonstrates proficient collaboration and relationship management skills and is able to work effectively with all levels within the organization and externally.  Work to resolve conflicts and differences through dialogue and open communication in a timely manner. Sees every difference as an opportunity for growth and change.
  • Decision Making: Ability to make decisions guided by resource availability and functional objectives. Demonstrate data driven decision making combined with intuitive understanding and an ability to translate key insights to stakeholders and partners.
  • Organizational Excellence: Demonstrated experience leading, taking initiative, ownership, and accountability for complex projects with multiple stakeholders to achieve stated milestones and objectives.
  • Lead: Ability to lead individuals’ and teams by providing clear direction, coaching and feedback. Experience managing and mentoring teams, onsite and/or virtual teams.
  • Teamwork: Ability to collaborate with teams on communication processes, goals, schedules, and outcomes. Demonstrated ability to build and maintain positive relationships and actively contributes as a member of working teams to achieve results. Embodies the employee values to build, motivate and maintain healthy and functional teams.
  • Proficient with MS Office Suite; Ability to adapt to and learn new technologies, hardware and software.
  • Willingness and ability to obtain a passport may be required.

Our Advice

At IFM we believe some skills can be acquired. We are committed to creating an equitable, inclusive, and diverse organization and we consider all applicants with a wide range of experiences and backgrounds that are relevant and applicable. If you don’t see yourself fully reflected in all of the qualifications, we welcome you to inquire. With a willingness to collaborate, lead, inspire and innovate, you could belong at IFM!

What’s In It for You?

  • Paid base medical, dental and vision insurance (dependent coverage offered at a competitive monthly premium)!
  • Paid life insurance, short-term and long-term disability insurance!
  • Two weeks’ vacation and two weeks’ sick leave accrued annually for new employees!
  • Monthly work-from-home stipend!
  • 401(k) with generous contribution!
  • 11 paid holidays and 3 personal days annually!
  • Meeting-free Tuesday afternoons!
  • Department budgeted job skills training!
  • Complimentary registration to IFM’s educational programs!

* Benefits subject to change with or without notice at discretion of IFM.

As required by Washington state law, IFM must disclose in each job posting the pay rate or salary range, and a general description of all of the benefits and other compensation to be offered to the hired applicant. Actual compensation is influenced by a wide array of factors including but not limited to skill set, level of experience, and specific office location.

Get to Know Us

The team at IFM is changing the way medicine is practiced and transforming the health (and lives) of millions of people around the world. Every single day, our teammates impact the quality of patient care through their unique roles that support the mission of our organization!

IFM has made it our mission to educate our employees on the importance of diversity, equity, and inclusion in the workplace. It is our goal is to create a culture of belonging rooted in recognition, expression, and valuing our team members’ voices.

Although a remote workforce, we believe in the importance of personal connections to build positive and collaborative working relationships. These connections are fostered through virtual team events, intentional development opportunities, and thoughtful benefits geared to support employees in their home offices. You can find members of IFM’s team in 26 states across the US!

Interested? Our team is hungry and inspired and we want you to be too. Strive to grow with us!

Interview Process

1.      You see this job posting, it piques your interest, and you apply!

2.      A member of our HR team reaches out to you to schedule an introductory phone screen.

3.      The hiring manager selects candidates (and possibly you!) to move forward with a virtual video interview and meet with members of the team.

4.      Our team is highly collaborative, and we want to ensure that you have a chance to interact with and meet our amazing team. So, bear with us, our interview process is subject to our team’s availability but rest assured, we are actively working to schedule your interview(s).

5.      We look forward to meeting you!

If you have any questions about your candidacy, please direct all questions to a member of the Human Resources Department so we can best respond to your inquiry!

Interviewing Remotely
During the recruitment process, candidates must ensure that they are interviewing from a location that has the necessary connectivity to the internet to facilitate effective interview participation.

To ensure that you have a positive experience attending your interview, please verify that your internet connectivity provides a minimum of 5 Megabits per second (Mbps) in upload speed. Please be mindful that should you have multiple devices accessing your network, it is recommended that your wireless speed accommodates the usage needs of these devices.

Contact your Internet Service Provider (ISP) to request the connectivity information directly. If your ISP is not able to provide you with that information, visit to perform a speed test on your device.

Wireless Technology Minimums
Your wireless router must be able to broadcast at the same speed as your upload speed, if not higher.

Wireless routers can broadcast at over 1 Gigabit per second (Gbps), and many companies don’t upgrade your router when you upgrade service. This often means that your wireless speeds are significantly lower than the upload speed that is available to you.

Should you receive an offer of employment, internet connectivity minimums as described above remain the same for the duration of the employment relationship.

Equal Employment Opportunity

The Institute for Functional Medicine, IFM, is a federal government contractor and an Equal Opportunity Employer. IFM invites all applicants to apply regardless of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, and/or veteran status. As such, IFM invites you to voluntarily self-identify as a qualified individual, if applicable using the Voluntary EEO Form.

If you need accommodations during the interview process, please inform the Human Resources representative as soon as possible. IFM will make every effort to provide a reasonable accommodation(s) during the interview and hiring process.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin. Completion of this information is voluntary and as such, adverse action will not be taken should you decide to not self-identify. The information you submit will be kept confidential.

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