The Food and Drug Law Institute (FDLI) is a 501(c)(3) membership organization that offers education, training, publications, and professional engagement opportunities in the field of food and drug law. As a neutral convener, FDLI provides a venue for stakeholders to inform innovative public policy, law, and regulation. FDLI’s scope covers all industries regulated by the Food and Drug Administration, including drugs, medical devices, food, dietary supplements, cosmetics, veterinary, cannabis, and tobacco products. FDLI has a staff of 20 employees. www.fdli.org
This unique position requires someone with a proven ability to lead people and projects. As Manager, Program Innovation, you will be responsible for designing and piloting new and innovative programs to enhance educational and other member-related programs at FDLI. You will report to the Director of Innovative Programs and Publications and work closely with other teams at FDLI, including administration, membership, educational programs, and publications. The position includes pilot project assessment to determine if, and when, innovative programs should be incorporated into the standard FDLI program offerings.
This position does not require prior experience in educational programs or the field of food and drug law but does require highly effective communication and writing skills, and attention to detail. Applicants must have a four-year college degree and have three to five years in a prior professional position.
Oversee program Planning Committee to create agenda, design program, and obtain sponsorship for FDLI’s Introduction to Drug and Device Law and Regulation for Patient Organizations course
Negotiate and design customized courses in food and drug law for outside organizations
Monitor and maintain the catalog of courses available for government and in-house organizations
Coordinate FDLI’s annual law student writing competition, the H. Thomas Austern Writing Competition, including organizing submissions, judges, and awards
Manage FDLI’s Academic Programs Committee, including planning events at graduate and law schools to promote careers in food and drug law
Work with the Director, Membership and Stakeholder Engagement, to pilot high-level, membership-only workshops or seminars
SAMPLE POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES:
Negotiate and design a customized Introduction to Device Law course to be held at a federal U.S. agency
Negotiate and design a combined Introduction to Drug and Device Law course held at a major drug company
Work with marketing staff to create and design marketing materials for customized, in-house food and drug law training courses
Assess feasibility of and, if appropriate, design FDLI scholarship program for conferences and courses
Along with other FDLI Managers, review and edit FDLI’s bi-monthly Update magazine
Work with CEO and COO to design and implement training for FDLI staff
Perform other duties, as assigned
ESSENTIAL SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS:
Candidates must have completed a four-year degree
Candidate must have three to five years of professional experience
An intuitive interest in learning recent technologies to constantly improve work performance
Extreme attention to detail, even with a high-volume of activity
Ability to manage multiple projects at one time
Enjoyment of working independently
Microsoft Office experience
Sense of humor
Additional Salary Information: FDLI offers a competitive salary and generous benefits package. Benefit package includes the possibility to work remotely two days per week once six months of employment is completed.
About Food and Drug Law Institute
The Food and Drug Law Institute (FDLI) is a nonprofit membership organization that offers education, training, publications, and professional engagement opportunities in the field of food and drug law. FDLI’s scope covers all industries regulated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and related agencies, including drugs, medical devices, food, dietary supplements, cosmetics, veterinary, and tobacco products.