Careers at CHA
CHA strives for a diverse, equitable, and inclusive workplace where employees can feel valued as their authentic selves. CHA does this by offering and prioritizing:
- Flexibility and work/life balance
- Personal and professional development opportunities
- Open and honest discussions about the company and its culture
- An environment where each and every person can make an impact
- Competitive salaries with outstanding employee benefits including 97 percent employer paid medical coverage, exceptional HSA and 401(k) contributions, paid time off, and much more
As an Equal Opportunity Employer, CHA makes employment decisions based on the merit and qualifications of those who apply. CHA is committed to providing equal opportunities for all applicants and employees without regard to their race, color, creed, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local laws.
CHA will make every effort to find a reasonable accommodation for any qualified applicant that chooses to disclose a physical or mental limitation/disability. If you believe you require accommodation for any stage of the hiring process, please contact CHA at 720-489-1630.
Title: Senior Manager, Education
FLSA Status: Full time, exempt
Reports to: Senior Vice President, Communications and Education
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Colorado Hospital Association (CHA) is a leading voice of Colorado’s hospital and health system community. Representing more than 100 hospitals and health systems through the state, CHA serves as a trusted, credible, and reliable resource on health issues, hospital data and trends for its members, media, policymakers and the general public. Through CHA, Colorado’s hospitals and health systems work together in their shared commitment to improve health and health care in Colorado.
The Senior Manager of Education is responsible for leading the Association’s educational programing that can be successful in both a COVID-19 and post-COVID-19 environment. A successful approach is one that showcases CHA expertise, demonstrates value to CHA members and fosters effective adult learning through a variety of modalities. The Senior Manager of Education leads the design, planning, development, and execution of a variety of strategically focused educational programs for CHA members. Educational programs should feature CHA expertise on topics of value to its membership; such programs can include data analytics, patient safety and quality improvement, emergency preparedness, regulatory requirements, and financial performance. In addition to creating a vision that ensures the Association’s educational programming anticipates and considers the future knowledge and skills required by CHA members and is financially sustainable, this individual will cultivate effective and successful professional working relationships with all CHA departments to provide counsel and guidance about the form, timing, content, and design of CHA education programs.
Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities:
- Responsible for leading the planning, developing, and executing educational programs designed for CHA members
- Oversees and leads the team in the production of annual education/member events and, in-person conferences
- Stays well-informed of current issues and developments affecting hospitals and health care, and proactively identifies educational opportunities and national-level speakers
- Develops innovative, strategic educational opportunities that maximize participation and effectiveness of education materials for CHA members
- Consults with CHA departments in the planning of education material utilizing evidence-based adult learning practices
- Works collaboratively with other CHA departments to develop programs with learning objectives that contribute to the Association’s strategic direction
- Works with education staff to evaluate proposed educational programs developed by others for inclusion in CHA educational offerings
- Determines the most effective and efficient means for delivering education programs to ensure maximum participation and financial success
- Leads the team to ensure educational programs are executed with the highest level of professionalism and efficiency
- May include securing faculty and venues for educational programs, including the negotiation of related contracts
- Actively collaborates, as appropriate, with the American Hospital Association, state hospital associations in the region and nationally and other health care, academic and business organizations for which there is a common interest and/or audience
- Manages the education team and process to create innovative package of benefits that successfully cultivates sponsorships to help support educational programs
- Work with SVP to develop an annual budget for, and ensuring the financial success and long-term financial viability of the Association’s educational programming
- Manages education team staff to ensure creation of association member benefits and sales meets the organization budget.
- Maintains relationship with American Hospital Association with regards membership coordination
- Leverages the latest technology to improve and enhance the overall experience of those attending CHA educational events
- Oversees the development of survey and research methods to query stakeholders and target audiences to accurately evaluate the value of educational programs and guide the development of future educational events
- Supervises Education Manager and Senior Education Coordinator
Knowledge, Skills and Experience required (unless otherwise noted):
- Bachelor’s Degree in health care, business administration or related education field (advanced degree is desirable)
- Minimum of five years’ experience in health care or related area
- Current knowledge of the unique issues facing hospitals and the broader spectrum of health care delivery and payment systems
- Experience in leading the development and execution of educational programming and project management
- Experience and knowledge in leading the creation of effective education/learning for adult learners
- Exceptional written and oral communication
- Previous experience leading a team preferred
- Experience in managing departmental budgets
- Professional and diplomatic demeanor
Qualifications and Competencies
- Self-starter with ability to think and lead strategically and build creatively
- Strong attention to detail and accuracy
- Demonstrated customer service and consultant-oriented approach
- Strong written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills
- Ability to work well under pressure and within short deadlines
- Analytical problem-solving ability
- Ability to work independently with limited supervision and to complete tasks on time
- Independent thinker with a strong desire to lead and build
Physical Demands / Work Environment:
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
- Working conditions are normal for a fast-paced office work environment.
- Presentation of technical material in group settings required occasionally.
- Individuals may need to sit or stand as needed.
- Occasional weekend or evening work may be needed.
- May include lifting up to 25 pounds for files on a regular basis. Proper lifting techniques required.
Material and Equipment Directly Used:
- Personal computer with Microsoft Office 365 software applications.
- Multi-line telephone with voice mail
- Copy machine
- Virtual Meeting Platforms
- Cell Phone
Hiring salary range: $80,000-$95,000/year; eligible for benefits
The hiring salary range represents a targeted starting salary based on candidate’s experience, education, and/or skill level. The actual starting salary may be more or less depending on individual qualifications and does not represent the position’s full salary range.
NOTE: This job description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, or qualifications associated with the job. The employee will be required to follow any other instructions and to perform any other duties requested by their supervisor. Nothing in this job description shall create or is intended to create, or shall be construed to constitute a contract of employment, express or implied. Employees are held accountable for all duties of this job.
CHA Diversity Statement
CHA is committed to achieving equitable health outcomes by eliminating bias and barriers. CHA values different backgrounds, experiences, and viewpoints. By promoting diversity among employees and member hospitals, the Association furthers its mission of advancing the health of Colorado communities.
Currently, CHA employees are able to chose between remote or in-person office work (with enhanced safety protocols). As COVID-19 conditions improve, CHA will gradually transition back to a hybrid environment with a mix of in-office and remote flexibility. The CHA office is conveniently located in the Denver Tech Center just off I-25 and Orchard, a five minute walk from the Orchard light rail station.