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Specialist, Professional Development (CME and LMS)

Date: September 24, 2021

Position Title: Specialist, Professional Development (CME & LMS)

Reports To: Director, CME and Continuing Certification

Status: Exempt

About ASAM

The American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) is a medical professional society of 6,500+ members with 50+ staff and a $10M annual operating budget. It is an energetic, fast-paced organization with multi-faceted opportunities in the area of addiction medicine.

Position Summary:

This position will report to the Director, CME and Continuing Certification to ensure successful coordination of CME administrative and education compliance processes of ASAM’s educational courses and products. Candidate must demonstrate an interest in working on medical education for physicians and clinicians and quickly develop a broad understanding of the ASAM education programs, ACCME accreditation requirements and Learning Management System (LMS) processes.


  • Provide overall coordination for CME administrative and education compliance processes including assisting with surveys and reports
  • Coordinate CME applications, and provide tracking and support to project leads
  • Assist with the planning of meetings, prepare agendas, and be responsible for follow-up on minutes and action items for committee meetings
  • Assist with the accurate management of records (hard copy and electronic files) for all CME education activities
  • Coordinate materials and information to be posted to Learning Management System for education courses
  • Review content in the LMS for compliance with accreditation rules and LMS best practices and serve as the point of contact for LMS user questions
  • Interact with members and customers regarding CME/CE, addiction medicine certification and maintain of certification (MOC)
  • Assist with accurate and organized management of records for education activities and assist with ensuring courses adhere to ACCME standards and guidelines
  • Interact with members and customers regarding courses, programs, and products
  • Open to new ideas and other duties as they arise and are assigned and draft correspondence as needed

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • 2-3 years of administrative experience

Desired Qualifications

  • Nonprofit or association experience, particularly in a medical society preferred but not required
  • Accreditation and certification knowledge or experience preferred but not required
  • Knowledge of basic project management techniques and customer service skills are required
  • High comfort level utilizing online meetings platforms (eg. Zoom, Teams), virtual learning platforms, screensharing and shared document editing
  • Experience in coordinating online education and conducting webinars is a plus

Skills and Abilities:

  • Excellent organizational skills including setting priorities in work assignments, coordinating projects, and following up on assignments with minimal direction
  • Ability to efficiently handle multiple priorities in a fast-paced environment with strong attention to detail
  • Good interpersonal skills with ability to interact effectively, efficiently, and professionally with individuals at all levels of the organization
  • High proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint)
  • Excellent written and verbal communication
  • Resourcefulness, initiative, and creativity valued
  • Enthusiastic, energetic, with positive attitude
  • Team player with a positive attitude, intellectual curiosity, and ability to have fun with team members

Works closely with:

  • Director, Professional Development regarding the ASAM LMS
  • All members of the Education & Meetings Department and other staff as needed
  • ASAM committees, members, and other addiction-related medical organizations

Benefits of Working at ASAM:

  • ASAM’s work with physicians and clinicians helps millions of patients, families, and communities impacted by addiction
  • ASAM’s work helps address the vast national crisis of opioids and addiction
  • ASAM enjoys a strong organizational culture, living by values determined by staff of open collaboration, trust, courage, and connectedness
  • ASAM is proud to have earned the Sloan Award for Excellence in Workplace Effectiveness and Flexibility
  • ASAM offers competitive compensation (commensurate with experience) and benefits that include paid vacation and sick leave, transportation reimbursement, medical insurance, and 401k.


Recruiting Salary Range: Commensurate with experience (with a robust benefits package)

To Apply: Please submit a resume and cover letter to hr@ASAM.org explaining your interest in the position and how your skills match the position.


ASAM provides equal opportunity to all staff. No person shall be discriminated against because of race, color, religion, sex, national or ethnic origin, age, physical handicaps, marital status, sexual orientation, family responsibilities, political affiliation, or any other category that is protected by federal law or the laws of the state of Maryland.