AGA Job Openings

The following jobs are open at the AGA national office:

Education CME Program Manager

The American Gastroenterological Association seeks a candidate responsible for the day-to-day planning, development, implementation, and evaluation of continuous professional development (CME, CE) programs and products for gastroenterologists and non-physician providers.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Manages and coordinates all aspects of educational activities certified for CME credit, primarily live annual meetings and industry supported activities. Live meetings range in size from 15–60 faculty speakers and 100–3000 attendees.
  2. Works closely with physician course directors and AGA Institute staff regarding content development, marketing, faculty correspondence, educational grants, syllabus and/or web-based production, evaluation, enduring products and any other course logistics.
  3. Manages or supervises administrative activities related to educational programs, including creating budgets, conference calls, preparation of minutes, and invoice processing.
  4. Manages subcontractors related to educational programs.
  5. Advises and writes procedures for staff and faculty regarding planning steps, timelines and expectations.
  6. Coordinate assessment, planning, development and evaluation of activities within purview. Provide quality assurance of CME and CE marketing text for general publication and within enduring materials products.
  7. Ensures CME and CE compliance through regular file audits, monitoring and maintaining documentation for ACCME.
  8. Monitors changes within the CME landscape to inform internal policies and standard operating procedures for compliance. Participate in professional education for CME providers.
  9. Provide oversight and management to the general CME and CE credit structure for education activities, industry-sponsored activities, Journal CME and other inter-departmental activities.
  10. Serves as Project Manager for industry-supported projects produced by the AGA.
  11. Collaborates with other AGA staff to ensure appropriate compliance and documentation occur within the confines of ACCME requirements, and to constructively interface with web-based platforms and initiatives.
  12. Serve as a liaison to an Education & Training Subcommittee.

Qualifications:

  1. Bachelor's degree required.
  2. Experience in CME.
  3. Experience in corporate training, professional medical environments and/or non-profit association experience.
  4. Excellent writing skills. Experience in scientific writing and copyediting a plus.
  5. Some travel required, approximately 2–3 times per year.

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Web Developer

The American Gastroenterological Association seeks a Web Developer responsible for developing innovative, reusable Web-based tools for our member and their patients. The Web developer works closely with our project managers and design team members to develop specifications and make recommendations on the use of new and emerging technologies. Programming, graphic design and database administration are all elements of this position.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Work closely with project managers and other members of the Web team to both develop detailed specification documents with clear project deliverables and timelines, and to ensure timely completion of deliverables.
  • Produce project estimates, including expertise required, total number of people required, total number of development hours required, etc.
  • Work with the design team and project managers to build and refine graphic designs for websites.
  • Convert raw images and layouts from a graphic designer into CSS/XHTML themes.
  • Determine appropriate architecture, and other technical solutions, and make relevant recommendations.
  • Communicate to the project manager with efficiency and accuracy any progress and/or delays. Engage in outside-the-box thinking to provide high value of service.
  • Alert colleagues to emerging technologies or applications and the opportunities to integrate them into operations and activities.
  • Be actively involved in and contribute regularly to the development community for BrowserCMS.
  • Develop innovative, reusable Web-based tools for our members and their patients.

Qualifications:

  • BS in computer science or a related field, or significant equivalent experience.
  • At least 4 years of Web development experience.
  • At least 3 years’ experience at an agency, consultancy or within Internet division of an organization.
  • At least 1 year of experience with Ruby on Rails.
  • Demonstrated ability to hand-code CSS/HTML User Experiences.
  • Experience with CSS3.
  • Experience with HTML 5.
  • Experience with JQuery.
  • Experience with XML and XHTML.
  • Experience with the BrowserCMS open source Ruby on Rails project a plus.
  • Familiarity with source control and other software engineering best practices.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Self-starter with strong self-management skills.
  • Ability to organize and manage multiple priorities.
  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to present ideas in a clear concise manner.
  • Ability to collaborate easily with others.
  • Experience with Section 508 Compliance a plus.

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Director of Regulatory Affairs

The American Gastroenterological Association is seeking a Director of Regulatory Affairs responsible for monitoring, analyzing and recommending strategies and tactics relating to the promulgation of regulations at relevant federal agencies. This position also will assist in the development of regulatory and legislative initiatives to enhance the practice of gastroenterology and digestive diseases research. The Director of Regulatory Affairs will work with the Public Affairs and Advocacy Committee to develop policy recommendations by keeping abreast of regulatory and policy trends in health care and gastroenterology.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Assists in supporting the Vice President and Chair of the Public Affairs and Advocacy Committee in managing the Committee and AGA's public policy program.
  2. Supports the development and oversight of policy recommendations by the Public Affairs and Advocacy Committee by monitoring, analyzing and assessing regulatory and policy trends in health care and in gastroenterology and presenting analyses and recommendations to the Vice President.
  3. Assists the Vice President in the development of strategic and tactical documents on key federal regulatory initiatives for consideration by staff and Strategic Plan team leaders, the Public Affairs and Advocacy Committee and the AGA Governing Board.
  4. Develops and prepares, as needed, Congressional testimony, regulatory comment letters and other official communications on public policy issues in consultation with Vice President, Chair and lobbyists.
  5. Interacts with other AGA committees, teams, staff and lobbyists to identify physician payment policies, research initiatives and regulations which lend themselves to public policy development and works with the Vice President and the Public Affairs and Advocacy Committee to develop a public policy dimension to their programs and policies;
  6. Represents AGA, when requested, at coalition meetings and other designated medical forums and events.
  7. Develops statistical analyses of legislative and regulatory proposals to assess their impact on gastroenterology and offers strategies for addressing these proposals in an effective manner.
  8. Assists Vice President in monitoring relevant aspects of the Strategic Plan in efforts to meet objectives in a timely manner.
  9. Keeps Vice President informed of activities and developments via staff meetings, timely reports and other updates as necessary.
  10. Writes and/or edits articles for AGA eDigest, AGA’s home page and other communications vehicles which further AGA’s public policy agenda and educate our membership and publics on public policy issues.
  11. Works with Vice President to develop and implement innovative new public policy products and services for AGA members.
  12. Monitors AGA public policy budget as it relates to position duties and keeps Vice President regularly informed of status.

Qualifications:

  1. At least 3–5 years of direct government affairs, federal agency and/or public policy
  2. Demonstrated knowledge of Medicare physician payment issues and other regulations related to the practice of medicine
  3. Tenure as administrative agency or medical society staff in health-related capacity highly desirable.
  4. Outstanding written, analytical, oral and interpersonal skills.

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Communications Intern

The Communications team at the American Gastroenterological Association seeks a summer intern. Join us and get diverse hands-on experience working on publications, media relations, online and design projects. The position is offered for credit and a stipend. Competitive applicants will have completed at least two semesters of communications course work. Please supply a letter of interest and resume. Please note your level of familiarity with Microsoft office programs and InDesign.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Publications (print and online):

  • Assist with email newsletter development in content management system. (AGA eDigest, Research Foundation campaign newsletter, quarterlies)
  • Proofread articles.
  • Develop promotion plan for content in AGA publications.
  • Pull open rate and click through stats. Work with communications manager to analyze findings.
  • Participate in design brainstorming sessions.
  • Manage inbound classified advertisements.
  • Format internal reports (Instant Update)

Media relations support:

  • Conduct coverage tracking and reporting.
  • Collect editorial calendars.
  • Build media lists
  • Draft press releases (specifically, any grant/endowment-related press releases).
  • Conduct media outreach.
  • Monitor social media and analyze audience response statistics.

Web/design:

  • Organize and file project folders
  • If familiar with design programs, create mock ups.
  • Maintain image archive.
  • Circulate ad list.
  • Post content on gastro.org, DDW.org and blogs.
  • Pull statistics from Google analytics.

Qualifications:

  • At least two completed semesters of communications course work preferred.
  • Familiarity with Microsoft office programs and InDesign preferred.
  • Interest in Communications desired.

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Director of Accountable Care & Value-Based Strategy

The American Gastroenterological Association seeks a candidate to oversee the development and implementation of all components of the AGA Roadmap to the Future of GI Practice. The position leverages existing AGA physician and staff expertise to develop new programs, services, and tools to enhance the practice of gastroenterology in adapting to future threats, challenges, and opportunities.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Work with AGA physicians and staff to develop, coordinate, and implement all programs, services, and tools under the Roadmap to the Future of GI (Roadmap), an initiative designed to help physicians understand and implement changes to thrive in a world of accountable care.
  2. Serve as liaison to the Roadmap Oversight Group.
  3. Serve as a liaison to other related task forces and working groups.
  4. Provide non-clinical support to the guideline development process.
  5. Recommend and develop products and programs designed to meet the strategies delineated in the Strategic Plan in the area of Practice.
  6. Serve as a liaison to all the Roadmap Working Groups, as well as the relevant AGA committees, to ensure consistency in messaging and content of Roadmap Initiative components.
  7. Coordinate assessment, planning, development and evaluation.
  8. Monitor changes within the practice landscape to inform internal policies and project and tool development.
  9. Establish, monitor, and achieve financial and programmatic goals in tandem with Vice President of Practice and Quality.
  10. Identify and develop educational programs (to include web-based offerings) to assist members in matters relating to practice management, quality improvement, clinical systems integration, managed care, and reimbursement.
  11. Collaborate on project management; perform general administrative duties (i.e. setting up teleconference calls and drafting meeting minutes); and respond to routine inquiries from AGA members and other professionals.
  12. Create annual budgets and monitor expenses monthly.
  13. Some limited travel will be required

Qualifications:

  1. Bachelor's degree required, master's degree in public health preferred.
  2. At least 3–5 years of professional health care experience; demonstrated knowledge in the areas of accountable care and value-based payment models.
  3. Outstanding written, analytical, oral, and interpersonal skills.
  4. Availability to travel.

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