About the American College of Surgeons
The American College of Surgeons is a professional and educational organization of surgeons that was founded in 1913 to raise the standards of surgical practice and improve the quality of care for surgical patients. The College is dedicated to the ethical and competent practice of surgery. Its achievements have significantly influenced the course of scientific surgery in America and have established it as an important advocate for all surgical patients. The College has more than 80,000 members and is the largest organization of surgeons in the world. For more information, visit www.facs.org.
Summary: This individual administers the processes used by surgeon authors to submit, share, revise, and review all items, critiques, images, and references used in each edition of the Surgical Education and Self-Assessment Program (SESAP), a premier educational resource published every three years for surgeons and residents. The Administrator works with SESAP authors to obtain needed materials on a timely basis; and provides guidance to help ensure content integrity. All materials are organized and catalogued in SharePoint to allow reliable retrieval. Initial formatting and minor edits are performed; illustrations are labeled to ensure proper placement and orientation; and materials from third-party sources are identified and necessary copyright permissions obtained. This individual also works with outside vendors, administering the flow of content; and coordinating activities of multiple vendors.
Responsibilities also include providing exemplary customer support for SESAP subscribers, including technical support inquires (for all products – Web-based, apps, and print); supporting nine authoring committees and the SESAP Advisory Committee; and assisting with requirements to provide continuing medical education credit. The incumbent must be conversant in e-learning principles and Web design, in order to work effectively with various vendors and staff. Finally, the Administrator is responsible for supporting the production and administration of SESAP Sampler, a monthly online publication.
This exempt position will report to the Senior Manager, SESAP in the Division of Education.
• Supports the SESAP authoring functions. Monitors and coordinates the intake, exchange, and version tracking of items, critiques, images and references from approximately 54 SESAP authors. Performs initial formatting edits. Structures and maintains the organization of content on electronic content management system (SharePoint) for each committee and author during the three-year SESAP development cycle.
• Works with SESAP leadership to administer the content and production of SESAP Sampler, ensuring that all materials on the site are accurate, timely, and fully functional. Resolves any problems by working with appropriate staff.
• Serves as internal staff expert on technical problems related to the SESAP print, Web-based version, and mobile apps, as well for SESAP Sampler. Provides front-line customer support to SESAP and SESAP Sampler subscribers. Trouble-shoots fulfillment problems in order to ensure smooth relations with SESAP and SESAP Sampler users. Compiles, reports, and maintains evaluation and usage statistics.
• Researches the accuracy of literature citations and obtains copyright clearance of third-party materials, including images and multimedia, for inclusion in SESAP and the SESAP Sampler. Maintains related legal files.
• Makes all meeting arrangements and provides technical support during authoring committee and advisory committee meetings; prepares and staffs the SESAP exhibit at Clinical Congress.
• Assists SESAP leadership to ensure SESAP and SESAP Sampler are ACCME and AMA compliant; prepares and maintains related documentation and files; and assists with other projects as needed.
• Other duties as assigned.