Development and Foundation, Education and Training, Project Management/Program Development
4 Year Degree
The Director, Education and Professional Development assures that RAPS delivers the most targeted, relevant, and rigorous educational offerings across all domains of the healthcare regulatory profession. Their knowledge of adult learning theory will be applied to help subject matter experts from the community deliver high quality education offerings across modalities.
The overarching role and duties for the Director, Education and Professional Development, are:
Manages and contributes to the development and production of professional content to meet RAPS’s needs globally and to capitalize on potential new products and services.
Direct the lifecycle of curriculum development in support of the RAPS’s product roadmap including new courses, programs, quality improvements, and identification of new professional development opportunities.
Work with internal teams, external vendors, and contractors to maintain and expand RAPS’s Regulatory Competency Framework.
Provide direction for all work connected with test preparation for the Regulatory Affairs Certification (RAC) exam
Oversee the collection, analysis, and interpretation of evaluation data across RAPS’s educational product lines
This position reports to the VP, Education and Professional Development.
Guide the development of the annual workshop education calendar by working with the education committee and other stakeholder groups to identify key topics of educational need across product sectors.
Work with outside partners at other organizations to develop areas for collaboration on education programs and offerings
Manage a team of 5 who facilitate creation of project plans for approved education programs and provide oversight to ensure execution of all programs on time and within budget
Provide regular progress reports to Vice President, Education and Professional Development, and other members of Executive Management Team as necessary
Work closely with RAPS staff and member volunteers (e.g., subject matter experts, committees) to design, develop, and deliver education
Coordinate cross-departmental efforts related to RAC preparation, including (1) maintenance of RAC prep materials, (2) strategic planning of updates to RAC prep-related online materials, and (3) creation and dissemination of RAC prep-related train-the-trainer materials
Participate in annual planning and budgeting and routine monitoring of RAPS’ Education’s financial performance
Participates on leadership team for RAPS educational events in Europe, coordinating and guiding content identification and development when needed
Minimum of 7 years’ experience working in education, training, and/ or professional development planning and execution, preferably at a non-profit, volunteer membership association
Knowledge of learning theory and curriculum development; current educational trends, methods, research, and technology
Excellent organization skills with emphasis on execution and problem-solving
Experience developing training programs for a variety of delivery methods (e.g., live, virtual, self-paced, instructor-led)
Experience with volunteer management, budgeting, project management, program planning, and supervision
Ability to analyze data and develop recommendations for improvement
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Additional Salary Information: Please include salary requirement.
About Regulatory Affairs Professionals Society (RAPS)
Regulatory Affairs Professionals Society (RAPS) is the largest global organization of and for those involved with the regulation of healthcare and related products, including medical devices, pharmaceuticals, biologics, and nutritional products. RAPS is headquartered in Rockville, Maryland, with offices in Europe and Asia, and chapters and affiliates worldwide. Founded in 1976, RAPS helped establish the regulatory profession. Today, it continues to actively support the more than 25,000 professionals who are members and customers, and lead the profession as a neutral, non-lobbying nonprofit organization.
RAPS offers education and training, professional standards, publications, research, knowledge sharing, networking, career development opportunities, and other valuable resources, including Regulatory Affairs Certification (RAC). The RAC is the only post-academic professional credential recognizing regulatory knowledge and competence. RAPS has created a professional development framework that defines competencies at various stages of the profession, from new to executive levels.
RAPS has 14 chapters across the United States and Canada; chapters in Switzerland, Israel, and Taiwan...; nine networks internationally (Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Germany, India, Mexico, the Netherlands, Poland, and the United Kingdom), an affiliate in Korea, and administrative offices in Europe, Singapore, and China.