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Director of Strategic Priorities & Programs

The Society of Teachers of Family Medicine (STFM), a 501(c)(6) professional association, is dedicated to advancing family medicine to improve health through a community of teachers and scholars. We provide resources, training, and advocacy to help health professionals at medical schools and residency programs educate future family physicians. We are an equal opportunity employer; diversity is a core value of our organization.

The Director of Strategic Priorities and Programs will develop and manage strategic priorities and special programs with an emphasis on education, innovation, and collaboration. The position will focus on meeting the needs of our members and strategic priorities identified by the STFM Board of Directors. This position will require a commitment and focus on adaptability, innovation, and teamwork across multiple departments within the organization. The Director will serve as staff lead to the STFM Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, & Accessibility Committee. Candidates with strong DEIA organizational experience are encouraged to apply.

The position reports to the Chief Operating Officer and has one direct report. The Society's headquarters is located in Leawood, Kansas and offers an outstanding work environment, competitive nonprofit salary, and a great benefit package. The office operates at a 60% remote work schedule (Mondays and Tuesdays in office) and will consider 100% remote work for a new hire residing outside the Kansas City area.

The main responsibilities of the position include, but are not limited to:

Program and Project Management

  • Develops and implements long- and short-term plans for STFM resources, programs, and curricula related to education and key organizational priorities.
  • Develops, coordinates, and executes initiatives that address key strategic priorities, including the Preceptor Expansion Initiative and Student Onboarding Materials.
  • Manages the Leadership Through Scholarship fellowship for underrepresented in medicine faculty.
  • Manages the URM Mentorship Program for underrepresented in medicine faculty.
  • Oversees administrative elements of webinars and podcasts.

Committee Oversight

  • Serves as staff lead for the Graduate Medical Education Committee, identifying areas of focus, preparing agendas, and conveying policy recommendations to the Board.
  • Manages the Faculty for Tomorrow Program, in collaboration with the GME Committee, including an annual workshop and scholarships.
  • Serves as staff lead to the Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility (DEIA) Committee to coordinate resources and activities across STFM.

Senior Strategist and Orchestrator of New Initiatives

  • Works with the director of online education to identify areas of focus and content related to new online courses and modules. Provides content and writing expertise in support of online education.
  • Attends board meetings and provides updates and regular communication to senior leadership.
  • Assists in identification of funding opportunities and financial strategies for the organization related to projects and initiatives.
  • Represents STFM at conferences and events by giving presentations and identifying opportunities for engagement.
  • Represents STFM as a liaison on external Council on Academic Family Medicine (CAFM) work groups or task forces for strategic priorities like rural health or antiracism work.
  • Other project management duties as assigned.

Please Include:

  • Resume (include references)
  • Cover Letter addressing your interest and abilities as they relate to the position and skills required.
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