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American Academy of Family Physicians Instructional Design Specialist, Career in Leawood, Kansas

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The American Academy of Family Physicians and its chapters proudly represent more than 127,600 family physician, resident, and medical student members. Family physicians play a critical role in improving the health of patients, families, and communities across the United States.

The AAFP is committed to helping family physicians improve the health of Americans by advancing the specialty of family medicine, saving members time, and maximizing the value of membership . Our focus every day is to help family physicians spend more time doing what they do best: providing quality and cost-effective patient care. The AAFP delivers value to its members through each of its strategic priorities.

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Travel: Possible 10 days travel annually

Job Description

When you join the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), you become at the center of transforming health care. You are on the leading edge of ensuring family doctors have what they need to adapt and you’re part of a legacy that has been instrumental in improving and advocating for family medicine since 1947. Make an impact that matters. Be Team AAFP.


The CPD Instructional Design Specialist, Career is a functional/subject matter expert accountable for working with faculty, internal and external subject matter experts (SME’s), and vendors to design and develop synchronous, asynchronous and blended educational activities, incorporating educational technology as appropriate, that achieve learner and specialty educational outcomes. The CPD Instructional Design Specialist, Career, is a member of the CPD Career Pillar Team.

Other duties and work as assigned.


Bachelor’s degree or through equivalent work experience, plus at least 4-6 years of related professional experience. Experience with instructional design in a healthcare setting required. Previous experience with Learning Management Systems and demonstrated experience in the development of technology-facilitated education, particularly interactive video-based activities, for adult learners required. Experience in Continuing Medical Education, Adult Learning Theory, Curriculum Design Theory, Educational Research Methods, and Healthcare preferred. Ability to understand and apply ACCME Essentials and Standards for Commercial Support, and other applicable laws or regulations with which AAFP-provided CME must comply. Excellent oral/written communication skills; ability to work individually and in teams; and the ability to prioritize multiple deadlines and deliverables required.