Clinical Lead, Projects & Partnerships

  • Full Time
  • Remote
  • Institute for Functional Medicine
  • Annual Salary ($): $92,000-$105,000
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Clinical Lead, Projects & Partnerships

Department: Strategic Partnerships & Innovation

Supervisor: Director, Strategic Partnerships & Innovation

Status: Exempt, Full-Time

Location: Remote

Supervisory Responsibilities: None

Travel:  1-3x/year

Pay Range: $92,000-$105,000/year

EEO: Professionals

Position Summary

The Clinical Lead, Projects and Partnerships is expected to be a recognized functional medicine expert within IFM and to contribute to the execution of IFM’s strategic partnerships and projects. The Clinical Lead, Projects and Partnerships is a key stakeholder in many collaborations within academic medicine, health systems, the military/VA, professional associations, and industry. The Clinical Lead, Projects and Partnerships is the external facing clinical expert who will collaborate in the creation/development, deployment, delivery, and facilitation of the programs and material vetted, developed, and compiled by other internal IFM teams.

Essential Functions

Educational Content Deployment, Delivery, and Partner Facilitation

  • Contributes to or leads medical education initiatives content development, delivery, management, and facilitation through clinical skills training and small groups.
  • Contributes to content distribution strategies within the Strategic Partnerships and Innovation (SPI) Department.
  • Contributes to the review of curriculum to make recommendations for content based on familiarity with external partners.
  • Coordinates and facilitates identification, vetting, and delivery of educational content with internal staff and external stakeholders, program participants or established partners.
  • Curates and evaluates evidentiary sources and related content while ensuring alignment with IFM Standards, citations database, IP and copyright policies, ACCME Continuing Medical Education rules and standards, and other quality standards including accessibility conformance, branding, and instructional design guidelines.
  • Participates in ongoing content development quality trainings.
  • Plans, produces, reviews, and revises curriculum projects and other educational events and programs as assigned.
  • Oversees and reviews program content and collaborates cross-departmentally on the development and production of educational components.
  • Collaborates cross-departmentally, as well as with 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 achieving the learning objectives.
  • Incorporates IFM-specific aspects of presentations, such as GOTOIT clinical method, Timeline and Matrix.

External-facing Clinical Expert and Partner Resource

  • In collaboration with the Project Management office and respective Account Manager, contributes to, monitors and manages IFM’s medical initiatives and strategic partnership projects from conception through completion based on the needs of the project; assists with planning and budgeting as directed by supervisor.
  • Ensures project outputs meet IFM standards of quality and reliability.
  • Influences partnership engagement and decision making to advance the relationship.
  • Works with the Strategic Partnerships and Marketing & Communications and Medical Education, teams to ensure the educational event materials, program schedules, and promotional materials are available to fulfill deadlines.
  • Creates, maintains and updates program objectives, and session descriptions.
  • In collaboration with assigned colleagues, coordinates the execution and oversight of educators’ and consultants’ training and contractor agreements.
  • Participates in IFM online forums, webinars, and other interactive activities with partners and participants as needed.
  • Supports vetting and approval process for new partnerships and strategic initiatives.
  • Maintains relationships with IFM strategic partners and collaborators in order to coordinate the dissemination and inclusion of IFM assets and intellectual property.
  • Identifies and supports new opportunities for strategic collaborations particularly within institutional spaces.
  • Develops expert knowledge of Medical Education and Strategic Partnership processes to be a resource both inside and between the departments. Advises, mentors, and guides Med Ed staff as it relates to the non-core educational content personalized with collaborations (or for partner organizations).

Onsite and Online Program Support

  • Provides on-site and online event support.
  • Reviews and advises on the final content and format of materials and resources shared with partners.
  • Co-facilitates events as required (Q&A sessions, etc.).

Other Functions

  • When applicable, collaborates with the Manager, Accreditation to ensure adherence to the rules and standards for ACCME Continuing Medical Education (CME) credits.
  • Collaborates with colleagues on the development and evaluation of new promotional/educational Functional Medicine Education product ideas, as well as enhancements to existing products or strategic product extensions.
  • Collaborates with executive leadership to ensure alignment with presentation and utilization of partner-facing content and materials and in development and execution of other programs and projects as needed.
  • Refines processes and conducts quality check of standards.
  • Acts as a Functional Medicine ambassador for IFM during on-site and online events, providing expertise, offering support, and receiving feedback from partners, attendees, and other third parties – through both formal and informal arrangements.
  • This role may perform duties not listed in the essential functions, but which are essential to the Clinical Lead, Projects and Partnerships.

What We’re Looking For

  • Active healthcare license to practice in state of individual’s clinical practice.
  • Necessary Master’s Degree in a health-related field or Bachelor’s degree to practice clinically.
  • On the pathway to IFMCP functional medicine certification (IFMCP) preferred.
  • Demonstrated expertise in functional medicine.
  • Experience in educational content development and integration.
  • Experience with adult learning and instructional design principles.
  • Must have a specialized depth of expertise and knowledge in the area of Functional Medicine. Must be proficient in the curation, interpretation, and application of medical literature.
  • Demonstrated success in environments dedicated to collaborations and/or education.
  • Expertise in project management processes and software.
  • Adaptability: Demonstrates leadership during change and possesses an ability to inspire teamwork through innovation, utility, imagination, insight and reflection when priorities and organizational processes for project management change course.
  • 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.
  • Lead: Ability to lead individuals’ and teams by providing clear direction, coaching and feedback. Experience managing and mentoring teams, onsite and/or virtual teams.
  • 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.
  • Inspire: Demonstrates proficient emotional intelligence, listening skills, and the ability to connect across teams with impeccable judgment to solve problems.
  • Organizational Excellence: Demonstrated experience leading, taking initiative, ownership, and accountability for complex projects with multiple stakeholders to achieve stated milestones and objectives.
  • 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.

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 medical, dental and vision insurance (dependent coverage offered at a competitive monthly premium)!
  • Paid life insurance, short-term and long-term disability insurance!
  • Competitive vacation and sick leave!
  • 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!

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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