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Manager, Distance Learning

Location: Arlington, VA

Summary:  Under the supervision of the Director of Education and Learning Services, the Distance Learning Manager oversees the logistics and delivery of purposeful learning programs and instructional strategies under a hybrid lens (mix of live and virtual) for external organizational members.


Principal Functions:

  • Manage logistics and delivery of real-time and on-demand learning events (including webcasts, webinars, virtual conferences, hybrid learning events, and other pre-recorded presentations).
  • Keep all project stakeholders informed throughout project life cycle: pre-event, live-event, and post-event.
  • Review and manage vendor contracts and independent contractor agreements.
  • Quickly solve problems and make quick decisions during the production of live events.
  • Develop and maintain organizational training material and communication to ensure ASTHO staff have knowledge of training and development events and resources.
  • Schedule and manage the dress rehearsal / run-through for events, making recommendations on flow and format best practices.
  • Collaborate with the Director of Education and Learning Services to develop new and innovative ways to implement and support ASTHO members.
  • Develop timelines, organizational plans, and internal communications for all online learning events, especially multi-session, and hybrid structured events.
  • Consult with project teams and/or external clients to conceptualize and design learning event strategy and flow based on their needs.
  • Measure, track, and report results from online learning events with recommended actions and post-event reporting.
  • Provide extraordinary support services focused on educational excellence and optimal event experience.
  • Lead the ASTHO webinar series by refining presenter content, hosting/scheduling webinars, and posting/maintaining webinar content on ASTHO platforms, and providing guidance for presenters.
  • Supervise the Training Specialist. Supervisory responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, training, providing ongoing feedback, assessing work products, and implementing HR policies and procedures.
  • Liaise with IT, Communications, Design, Meetings, Engagement, and any other relevant internal staff team to assist in the successful promotion of distance learning and hybrid events.
  • Serve as point of contact and subject matter expert to clients, and internal team members.
  • Keep current on trends and changes within the virtual event industry to improve the quality of ASTHO produced events.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.




  • Bachelorís degree in a related field.
  • 4+ years in a management/leadership role with live training delivery/planning experience.
  • Experience planning and executing virtual learning events.

Specific skills needed:

  •    Excellent written/oral communication skills with a positive mindset.
  • Demonstratable planning competency, ability to prioritize work and strong time management skills.
  • Ability to explain complex technical features and present to external and internal clients.
  • Ability to multi-task and remain calm under pressure while having a professional phone/web presence.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team is required.
  • Active Listening ó Give full attention to what other people are saying, take time to understand the points being made and ask questions as appropriate.
  • Experience working for membership association and/or government officials is preferred.
  • Ability to manage large multi-layered projects including measures of success, forecasting, and evaluation. 


ASTHO is the only national, nonprofit organization representing the nationís state and territorial public health officials and the agencies they serve. ASTHOís members, the chief health officials of all 50 states in the United States, the District of Columbia, the five U.S. territories, and the three freely-associated states, are dedicated to formulating and influencing sound public health policy, assuring excellence in public health practice, and advancing health equity and optimal health for all. ASTHO is headquartered in Arlington, Virginia and opened a second office location in Atlanta, Georgia in 2017. ASTHO was incorporated on March 23, 1942 with the goal of helping health officials navigate a rapidly changing public health landscape and remains a strong voice in governmental public health to this day. ASTHOís mission is to support, equip, and advocate for state and territorial health officials in their work of advancing the publicís health and well-being.



State and territorial health agencies advancing health equity and optimal health for all.



ASTHOís mission is to support, equip, and advocate for state and territorial health officials in their work of





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