Looking for a strategic, project management-oriented director to lead and manage the methodology, development, and publication of our clinical practice guidelines and strategic documents.
The American Academy of Audiology has an immediate opening for a full-time Director of Guidelines and Strategic Documents. This position will report directly to the Vice President of Communications and Membership and will work in collaboration with other members of the membership and communications team.
The position will be responsible for providing strategic direction, leadership, and oversight for the development, methodology, publication, and dissemination of all clinical practice guidelines and strategic documents and managing the day-to-day operations and activities maintaining the Academy’s clinical document portfolio.
In this position, you will manage the methodology, development, implementation, and communication of the Academy practice guidelines and strategic documents and provide staff support to related clinical document writing groups and task forces, as well as coordinate review and endorsement of external organization guidelines and clinical practice documents.
Working closely with a team of subject-matter experts, you will be responsible for providing methodological guidance and supporting the development of guidelines to publication, as well as staying on top of clinical practice guideline concepts and publication trends and review processes in these areas.
Guidelines and Strategic Documents
Oversees strategic direction for the selection, development, methodology, approval, publication, and promotion of the Academy document portfolio
Manages the assessment, methodology, development, and implementation of policies and procedures to increase efficiency and maintain quality of the Academy documents
Manages budget, timelines, development, peer review, editorial review, publication, and distribution and implementation of the Academy practice guidelines, consensus documents, position statements, white papers, etc.
Oversees timely review and endorsement of documents developed by peer professional organizations
Serves as the staff liaison to the Guidelines and Strategic Documents Committee and provides support to the committee in managing the development, review, and endorsement of clinical documents relevant to the needs of audiologists and communication to the Board of Directors
Manages operations of committee meetings, conference calls, agendas, minutes, action items, reports, and correspondence with members and external organizations
Works collaboratively with the leadership of the Guidelines and Strategic Documents Committee to continuously improve the process to develop clinical documents through advances in evidence-based medicine
Serves as project manager for several writing groups overseeing topic selection and approval, timeline and production schedule development, chair and writing group selection and approval, communication with partnering and endorsing organizations, review of committee disclosures, coordination of writing group teleconferences, full draft and evidence table development, assistance with construction of flowcharts and algorithms, peer review, document approval and production, publication and presentation, and derivative document development
Serves as liaison to other staff/committees and writing groups working on the development of Academy documents
Fosters a strong team spirit within and across the volunteer, staff, and vendor teams
Edits clinical documents per the journal style and works with the designer, web manager, and the journal manager to publish
Develops publication and communication plans working closely with journal staff/publisher on the best delivery platforms and timing of information
Collaborates with volunteers and staff across departments to develop derivatives to expand reach of clinical documents
Keeps abreast of changes and improvements of clinical documents through the Guidelines International Network; GRADE; Agency for Healthcare, Research and Quality, and other professional associations
Keeps clinical development process up-to-date and ensures that all Academy-led documents adhere to the process
Identifies and develops new opportunities for revenue-generating programs
What You’ll Bring
Bachelor’s degree in a related field required; Master’s degree preferred or equivalent work experience
Minimum of 5–7 years of relevant work experience, including project management, development of policies and procedures related to publication of scientific and clinical documents, as well as knowledge of clinical document methodology and publishing operations and familiarity with the Chicago Manual of Style, AMA Manual of Style, and CSE Scientific Style and Format
Strong editorial and communications background
Detail-oriented in approach to document development, editing, and production
Strong experience with publication management, permissions, content management systems, and reference management
Project management skills in organizing, planning, and prioritizing work and developing specific goals and plans to prioritize and coordinate periodic high volume of workflow across a variety of project areas
Skills in volunteer management and stakeholder engagement
Ability to multitask to balance multiple assignments and follow standard procedures to accomplish assigned tasks
Strong critical thinking and problem-solving skills with ability to analyze information and evaluate results to choose the best solution and solve problems
Ability to remain flexible and respond to changing needs of the documents and writing groups
Ability to work effectively in a small staff environment
Located in the metropolitan Washington DC area, the American Academy of Audiology is the world’s largest professional organization of, by and for audiologists. Representing the interests of audiologists and future audiologists nationwide, the Academy is dedicated to providing quality hearing care services through professional development, education, research, and increased public awareness of hearing and balance disorders. The Academy has an active Board of Directors, including an elected president and president-elect, a strong group of volunteer committee leaders, an active Foundation, and a highly-involved student member population.