Vice President, Medical Education and Training (OS)

Operation Smile
Virginia Beach, VA
Vice President

Vice President to lead the strategic expansion of a Medical Education and Training program for an award-winning international organization (Virginia Beach, VA)

 For over 35 years, Operation Smile has been a global leader in the delivery of high-quality surgical services in more than 60 low- and middle-income countries.

Operation Smile has delivered more than 270,000 free cleft lip and palate surgeries and made its medical missions the backbone for an end-to-end set of interventions that build a global network of medical volunteers, provide training for local practitioners, and advocate for global public health policies.

Operation Smile’s mission depends on a virtuous cycle of learning, with global medical teams designing and delivering hands-on education programs to train thousands of local medical professionals so they can provide treatment within their own communities and share their expertise with others.

Taking its education and training program to the next level is a priority for Operation Smile. It plans to develop an integrated training model and comprehensive curricula for surgeons, anesthesiologists, and nurses. These curricula will help foster adherence to the highest professional standards and meet the greatest medical needs across intricate regional diversity.

Operation Smile is seeking a Vice President of Medical Education and Training to lead all aspects of this strategic expansion. Reporting to the Chief Program Officer, the Vice President will amplify Operation Smile’s educational initiatives and enhance education as a central feature of the organization’s global brand.

The ideal candidate will bring to Operation Smile a blend of experience in public health, medical curriculum development, and international programs. Minimum qualifications include:

  • Medical credential (e.g., M.D., Ph.D., M.P.H., R.N., P.A.); experience in an academic medical institution is desirable.
  • At least 10 years of experience in the international sector, with potential experience in global health, medical programs, and/or project development; management of international or foreign-based programs is desirable.
  • Experience developing or supervising the development of curricula and ensuring multiple viewpoints are incorporated within final products.
  • Prior experience working or living in resource-poor countries, particularly locations in Africa, Asia, and Latin America.

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