The Education Program Specialist will oversee a portfolio of courses, and collaborate with the CGHSR team as needed to incorporate instructional design and education program delivery techniques into educational programs and trainings. General tasks include identification of appropriate curricular content; instructional design; needs analysis; use of communications technologies; education program delivery techniques; clientele motivation; program evaluation.
Lead Education Portfolio (70%)
- Course Development for CDC grant to establish the UMN National Resource Center for Refugees, Immigrants and Migrants (NRC-RIM)
The education program specialist will work with a team to support a new grant-funded project related to COVID-19 mitigation, prevention, and control measures among at-risk refugees, immigrants, and migrants (RIM). The project will support state and local health departments, community-based organizations, and other stakeholders engaged in COVID response among RIM communities. Overall project deliverables include the creation and dissemination of resources such as best practices, health communications and health education, training materials, and pilot projects.
- Work with a team of faculty to build online learning for public health professionals and other audiences. - Structures, organizes, builds, and edits high-quality and interactive content in the Canvas learning management system - Identifies appropriate teaching and learning technology solutions that align with the curriculum developed by project leadership - Contributes to the writing and editing of learning objectives - Assist faculty with designing and incorporating instructional materials and assessment tools. - Analyze needs of participants and respond with appropriate programs, educational services and resources. - Develop learning materials and instructional sessions based on sound instructional design principles that foster students and learning. - Participate in planning the direction of the educational programs and their related policies and procedures. - Negotiate and finalize course development contract terms with course authors. - Coordinate new course development requests for upcoming course production cycle with - academic departments. - Communicate course development scope: course updates, revisions, redesigns
Public Engagement and Educational Event Responsibilities (15%)
In collaboration with the team, create, implement, analyze, and evaluate educational outreach events and engagement opportunities, including webinars, in both domestic and international settings.
Center Administration and Communication Duties (15%)
- Contribute to Center-wide efforts such as planning, reporting, and budgeting. - Draft reports and support funding applications as required. - Participate in University-wide and ad-hoc workgroups as requested. - Keep current with developments in the field, and continued professional development. - Assist with other duties as assigned.
- Bachelor’s degree in Communications, Journalism, Marketing, Public Health, International Relations, or related field plus 3 years' professional experience. (A master's degree plus knowledge of the principles and methods with proven ability to perform job may be substituted for some of the years of experience.) - Ability to collaborate effectively with a variety of individuals/organizations, including faculty, community organizations, global partners, and funding agencies. - Excellent oral and written communication skills including proofreading, spelling, and grammar on telephone, email, and face-to face. - Highly developed interpersonal skills.
- Demonstrated interest in working with diverse, multicultural communities and/or in international settings. - Experience with Web authoring software such as Adobe Suite (Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator), Premier/Final Cut Pro, Drupal, Mail Chimp, Google Suite, Word, PowerPoint, and social media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube) and hosting Zoom webinars/meetings. - Experience working with international NGOs and/or government agencies, including CDC, NIH, USAID. - One-year experience working to support an academic unit in a college or university setting or in a related field. - Proven ability to work both independently and in a team environment. - Successful problem solving and decision making skills. - Excellent organizational skills, to include multi-tasking and time management. - Ability to lift and carry up to 30 pounds (on occasion). - Ability to work some evenings and weekends.
Internal Number: 338297
About University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
The University of Minnesota, founded in the belief that all people are enriched by understanding, is dedicated to the advancement of learning and the search for truth; to the sharing of this knowledge through education for a diverse community; and to the application of this knowledge to benefit the people of the state, the nation, and the world.