Director of Education Programs
Now seeking a visionary change agent to transform our Education Center to meet
the 21st century education & training needs of our membership base!
At the American Optometric Association (“AOA”), you’ll be part of an organization dedicated to driving the success and serving as a voice for over 44,000 optometric professionals, including the doctors (O.D.) and students of optometry and paraoptometric team members who deliver more than two-thirds of primary eye care in the United States. Since 1898, the American Optometric Association (“AOA”) has set standards for quality vision care, served as a positive and unifying force for the doctors of optometry and advocated for our nation’s health.
As a nationally-recognized leader in our field, the AOA is advancing the profession of optometry in the most constructive and far-reaching ways, including innovative educational opportunities, tools and practice resources, and related advocacy. Our growing team of employees, based in St. Louis, Missouri, provide oversight for all operations, educational opportunities and programs, technology, marketing, finance and member events. Together with a committed House of Delegates and an 11-member National Board of Trustees, along with dedicated community and corporate industry partners, the AOA is well-poised for even greater success ahead. To learn more about us, please visit us at www.aoa.org.
In alignment with strategic goals, the AOA is seeking a dynamic and innovative Director of Education Programs to lead the organization’s effort to provide clinically-driven, cutting-edge tools, resources, and educational opportunities. This leadership role will require a strong vision to transform our existing educational programs into an innovative Education Center ready to meet 21st Century educational and training needs for our members.
Reporting directly to our Associate Executive Director in Saint Louis, Missouri, AOA’s new Director of Education Programs will:
KEY QUALIFICATIONS INCLUDE:
This position must be based in AOA’s corporate headquarters in Saint Louis, Missouri. Relocation assistance may be available and relocation would be expected upon hire.
AOA offers a competitive compensation package with a base salary and a discretionary bonus opportunity. AOA’s employee benefits package includes health benefits (dental, medical and vision), life insurance, short-term disability, long-term disability, healthcare flex spending account, 401k, vacation and holidays, adoption assistance, educational assistance, and more.