Associate Director, Educational Strategy

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  • Denver, CO
  • *National Jewish Health - Main Campus
  • Professional Education
  • Full Time - Day Shift: Monday - Friday
  • Supervisory/Management
  • Req #: 16754
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Some call it a career. For us it’s a calling.

National Jewish Health is currently seeking an Associate Director, Educational Strategy to join our award-winning team in the Office of Professional Education. The candidate selected for this role will bring strong program management, writing skills, experience in business development and cultivating effective working relationships with stakeholders.  

This position will impact the institution by identifying business opportunities and executing strategic proposals to secure funding for dynamic continuing medical education (CME) programming. The ideal candidate will display innovation and initiative to meet and exceed financial goals, business acumen, attention to detail as well as a collaborative, team approach to their work.

This position offers a hybrid schedule with the selected candidate working three (3) days per week in office and two (2) days per week remotely.

As the leading respiratory hospital in the nation, National Jewish Health is pioneering a new era of preventive and personalized medicine. By combining our efforts in comprehensive care, academic education and ground-breaking research, we're able to develop treatments that help our patients live more productive lives. If you believe in Breathing Science is Life, we invite you to join our team.


Position Summary    

Manages the educational strategy and business development activities within the Office of Professional Education.  Writes and develops educational grant proposals and programmatic concepts to generate revenues aligned with budgetary expectations. Supervises the Educational Strategy team in all aspects of grant management, including the development of proposals, budgets, grant applications, contracting, reconciliations, and monitoring of commercial supporter request for proposals (RFPs) and disease and program areas of interest.  

Essential Duties    

  1. Supervises and develops an effective staff providing effective communication, leadership, guidance and resources for a successful team.
  2. Manages system for documenting interactions and communication with partners and funders to include grant portal logins and passwords and funding/partnership history or potential grants and projects as well as the development, submission, contracting, monitoring and reconciliations of educational grants.
  3. Develops effective strategy in collaboration with the Director for business development and departmental growth. Develops and prioritizes projects and proposals to maximize the efforts of the department. 
  4. Secures funding for educational programs and initiatives to meet financial goals of the department by managing all aspects of program planning and design, grant proposal writing, and grant proposal submission.
  5. Networks and develops business relationships to foster new collaborations and funding opportunities. 
  6. Leads negotiations of complex contracts (e.g., Memoranda of Understanding, Business Associate Agreements, Joint Sponsorship Agreements) involving multiple partners and sponsors in consultation with the Director, Office of Professional Education.
  7. Works with the team to monitor and track funding opportunities from pharmaceutical, medical device, biotech, medical education companies, and foundations and communicates information for strategic planning.
  8. Initiates, develops and maintains relationships with key leadership and grant managers in of pharmaceutical, medical device, biotech, medical education companies and foundations. Communicates with key leadership of these enterprises on a regular basis to establish key contacts, build relationships, present educational concepts and discuss program opportunities. 
  9. Establishes and maintains excellent relationships with key NJH faculty by meeting with NJH faculty and external Key Opinion Leaders on an as-needed basis to develop needs assessments and grant proposals and to discuss future program opportunities.
  10. Develops and presents abstracts and educational presentations at local, regional and national conferences to maintain visibility and represent National Jewish Health in a professional manner.  


  1. Accountability: Accepts full responsibility for self and contribution as a team member; displays honesty and truthfulness; confronts problems quickly; displays a strong commitment to organizational success and inspires others to commit to goals; demonstrates a commitment to National Jewish Health.  
  2. Building Strategic Relationships: Identifying opportunities and taking action to build strategic relationships between one’s area and other areas, teams, departments, units, or organizations to help achieve business goals.
  3. Business Acumen: Using economic, financial, market, and industry data to understand and improve business results; using one’s understanding of major business functions, industry trends, and own organization’s position to contribute to effective business strategies and tactics.
  4. Coaching and Teaching Others: Providing timely guidance and feedback to help others strengthen specific knowledge/skill areas needed to accomplish a task or solve a problem.
  5. Creativity and Innovation: Applies creative problem-solving skills to develop solutions to problems; recognizes and demonstrates the value in taking “smart” risks and learning from mistakes; develops multiple alternatives and understands the feasibility of each; effectively shares and implements his/her ideas. Generates innovative solutions in work situations; tries different and novel ways to deal with work problems and opportunities.
  6. Decision Making: Identifying and understanding issues, problems, and opportunities; comparing data from different sources to draw conclusions; using effective approaches for choosing a course of action or developing appropriate solutions; taking action that is consistent with available facts, constraints, and probable consequences. 
  7. Drive for Results: Setting high goals for personal and group accomplishment; using measurement methods to monitor progress toward goals; tenaciously working to meet or exceed goals while deriving satisfaction from that achievement and continuous improvement. 
  8. Talent Management for Leaders: Clearly establishes and communicates expectations and accountabilities; monitors and evaluates performance; provides effective feedback and coaching; identifies development needs and helps employees address them to achieve optimal performance.  

Supervisory or Managerial Responsibility: Manages 1-3 employees.

Travel: Minimal

Core Values

  1. Be available to work as scheduled and report to work on time.
  2. Be willing to accept supervision and work well with others.
  3. Be well groomed, appropriately for your role and wear ID Badge visibly.
  4. Be in compliance with all departmental and institutional policies, the Employee Handbook, Code of Conduct and completes NetLearning by due date annually.
  5. Fosters an inclusive workplace where diversity and individual differences are valued and leveraged to achieve the vision and mission of the institution.
  6. Adheres to safe working practices and at all times follows all institutional and departmental safety policies and procedures. 
  7. Wears appropriate PPE as outlined by the infection control policies and procedures.
  8. Demonstrates compliance with all state, federal and all other regulatory agency requirements.

Minimum Qualifications

  1. Education: Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Marketing, or health-related field required. Master’s Degree in Healthcare Administration, Health Education, Health Promotion, Public Health or other related field preferred. 
  2. Work Experience: A minimum of seven (7) years of Continuing Medical Education, pharmaceutical sales, business development, marketing or health promotion experience required. Experience in writing grants or business development proposals required. 
  3. Special Training, Certification or Licensure: Certified Healthcare CPD Professional (CHCP) certification preferred. 

Salary Range: $100,000 - $130,000


At National Jewish Health, we recognize that our outstanding faculty and staff are the essence of our organization. For every aspect of health care, our employees are our greatest asset.
With that in mind, we have designed a valuable, comprehensive benefits package to meet the needs of our employees and their families.

  • Medical Plans, Dental Plans and Vision Insurance
  • Retirement Plan
  • FSA and HSA
  • Short and Long Term Disability
  • Life Insurance and AD&D
  • Voluntary Benefits, like Accident Insurance, Critical Care and Hospital Indemnity
  • Sick and Vacation Paid Time Off
  • Wellness Program
  • Legal Plan



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