As a UW employee, you have a unique opportunity to change lives on our campuses, in our state and around the world. UW employees offer their boundless energy, creative problem solving skills and dedication to build stronger minds and a healthier world. UW faculty and staff also enjoy outstanding benefits, professional growth opportunities and unique resources in an environment noted for diversity, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits and natural beauty. All of which has allowed the UW to be nationally recognized as a "Great College to Work For" for five consecutive years.The School of Medicine has an outstanding opportunity for a Research Education Specialist (Continuing Education Coordinator).The Institute of Translational Health Sciences (ITHS) is a $70M health research institute based at the University of Washington, with integrated partnerships with Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and Seattle Children's Hospital, and more than 20 other organizations engaged in health research in five states in the Pacific Northwest region. The mission of ITHS is to accelerate the translation of scientific discoveries to the clinic and beyond to improve the health of people in our region today. We develop critical resources to help innovators move their discoveries forward. ITHS fosters innovative health research, sustains research resources, and provides education and career development programs.The ITHS Education Program is comprised of a Structured Training Program and a Translational Workforce Development (TWD) Program. We are seeking a Research Education Specialist to manage our Translational Workforce Development programs in the clinical research area. These programs-- Career Development Series, Clinical Research Education Series, Networking to Enhance Development, and Introduction to Clinical Research Bootcamp -- train research teams in the full spectrum of clinical investigation and involve multiple Schools and Departments across the University of Washington, Seattle Children's and Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and within local and regional collaborating institutions. Under the direction of the ITHS Director of Education and faculty leadership, this position ensures that all activities are executed on time and within scope of ITHS educational priorities. This position entails frequent and substantive interactions both within and outside the University community. A can-do positive attitude is critical. This position will regularly exercise independent judgment and decision-making skills. The incumbent will take initiative and maintain ownership of responsibilities, using prioritization and critical thinking skills in ambiguous and unstructured situations.The Research Education Specialist works with the Director of Education, TWD faculty, ITHS colleagues, as well as administrators, faculty, instructors, and staff at the University of Washington, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, and Seattle Children's to advance excellence in our translational workforce development programs and to implement the ITHS strategic plan to achieve its goals. Implementation and Operation of ITHS Translational Workforce Development ProgramWith guidance from the Director of Education and TWD faculty, manage deployment of clinical research focused education program activities through events, collaborations, and outreach.Develop project deliverables (document creation, presentation preparation, logistical, analytical support, media creation and support) in support of adult learning and other educational priorities and objectives.Manage the schedule, presenters and reporting for the TWD programs as outlined in the grant award.Project management and/or responsibility for project deliverables for special projects assigned in support of the Education team's internal business processes.Facilitate the use of effective instructional approaches in the design and development of distance, hybrid and flipped classrooms.Work collaboratively with the ITHS Manager of Communications to maintain ITHS TWD Program web and marketing content.Assist in the preparation of NIH reporting documents for the TWD program.Provides Key Education Program SupportWith direction from the Director of Education, develop and support the creation of training materials, promotional materials, teaching aids, such as training handbooks, demonstration models, multimedia visual aids, computer tutorials and reference works to better facilitate faculty in adopting new learning technologies and pedagogical innovations for quality online course development and delivery.Ensure educational offerings adhere to ITHS standards for consistency and quality.Review and edit educational content as appropriate for distance and hybrid learning.Implement methods to continuously improve the various program processes; identify solutions and implement mitigation strategies that align with strategic goals.Provide program management support for other ITHS education programs on an as needed basis.Other duties as assigned.Program and Curriculum Assessment and EvaluationMaintain internal and external databases with critical evaluation metrics as needed for reporting.Work with the ITHS Evaluation program to assess impact of TWD education programs.Under the direction of the ITHS Director of Evaluation, assess quality of TWD curriculum and determine opportunities for improvement and growth.REQUIREMENTSBachelor's Degree in Education, Business, Health Sciences or equivalent plus four years' experience in higher education.-OR-Master's Degree in Education, Business, Health Sciences or equivalent, plus two years' experience in higher education.Demonstrated skill in developing lifelong learning programs and content, instructional systems and learning technologies.Excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills with a variety of constituencies.Must be highly organized, flexible, and resourceful.Familiar with the use of Learning Management Systems.Experience with the use of instructional technologies such as web conferencing, video development, anti-plagiarism software, lecture capture, web page editors, graphic software, mobile learning and copyright.Experience developing and maintaining clear, up to date, well-organized documentation.Skilled development of reports, graphs, charts, and other visuals as required.Ability to work independently and make decisions.Ability to manage and prioritize multiple projects in a complex organization.Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except where there are legal requirements such as license/certification/registration.DESIREDAt least four years' experience in higher education.Experience in clinical research studies.Experience in clinical research training.Experience in an academic research environment.Experience in a higher education institution.Experience working with faculty members.Experience in marketing, communication, or event management.
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