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The Northwest Center for Public Health Practice (NWCPHP), located in the UW Department of Health Systems and Population Health, has an exciting opportunity on the Training and Outreach Team for a full-time Continuing Education Coordinator.
The Continuing Education Coordinator will support training and learning activities aligned with NWCPHP’s mission of promoting excellence in public health by linking academia and the practice community. This work will involve co-creating and managing a variety of training activities for local, state, and tribal public health professionals throughout the Pacific Northwest and beyond.
A primary component of this role will be to help re-envision the development and implementation of and recruitment for one of NWCPHP’s flagship programs, the Public Health Management Certificate, to launch in 2022. The position will also work collaboratively with other members of the Center’s e-learning, outreach, and evaluation teams in responding to requests for training and technical assistance both from within the University and from partner organizations around the region. This work includes assessing training needs; working with subject matter experts, instructional designers, and graphic designers to develop learning materials that address skill gaps; and supporting evaluation activities to improve learner satisfaction and agency programs. This position requires a high level of initiative, independent thinking, and the ability to manage program and project activities from beginning to end. The Continuing Education Coordinator reports to the Training and Outreach Manager.
As part of the University of Washington School of Public Health, NWCPHP fosters training, research, and evaluation in collaboration with state, local, and tribal public health and prevention system partners in the Pacific Northwest and beyond. We are engaging in a range of activities to rethink our organizational culture and become a more diverse, inclusive, and anti-racist center. We recognize that we have a lot of room to grow in this area and are approaching this work with humility and a commitment to being a ‘learning organization’. All staff are encouraged and supported to participate in this work. Key to this position is being able to articulate an understanding of racial equity and structural racism and how they apply to public health training and workforce development. In addition, the ideal candidate should demonstrate empathy for multiple groups and identities, and employ self-awareness and compassion in interpersonal interactions with faculty, staff, scholars, and other external partners.
Housed in the School of Public Health, the UW Department of Health Systems and Population Health is a dynamic academic and research department with the mission of working with partners in public health and health care to prepare leaders, design solutions, and conduct innovative research that is translated into practice and policy. The Department is steadfast in its efforts to improve and promote the health of all populations, and staff contribute daily and directly to the work of faculty, students, researchers and other staff, providing support and expertise to the Department's common cause.
Duties & Responsibilities:
In collaboration with the Program Director, re-envision and implement a new Public Health Management Certificate program that better integrates principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) and anti-racism into the program operations and curriculum.
Implement changes to program competencies and curriculum as recommended by the lead curriculum designer and content experts for 2022. Contribute to strategic program planning and ongoing curriculum improvements, particularly in the area of diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI).
Coordinate the development of syllabi, educational webinars, and other learning materials, and work directly with curriculum specialists and other content experts in shaping the overall program design.
Convene program planning meetings with faculty and staff, set goals and oversee planning and implementation timelines to meet those goals, and identify barriers and propose solutions to keep the entire program on track.
Work with senior leadership and other stakeholders to implement their vision for the program and ensure its activities align with grant requirements and reporting timelines.
Identify and recruit faculty and other content experts to teach, present as guest speakers, and provide feedback to ensure all materials reflect the real-world training needs of public health managers to lead more inclusive, resilient teams.
Lead outreach, recruitment, and selection strategies that engage future scholars to enroll in this flagship program. Work with communications specialists and graphic designers to develop marketing materials and maintain key contacts for recruitment.
Day-to-day administration, including tracking scholar completion of training components, awarding certificates to scholars, responding to inquiries, and coordinating program events.
Project Management for Training Development
Assist the e-learning and outreach teams in responding to requests for training and technical assistance both from within the University and from partner organizations around the region. Manage collaborative projects between content experts, instructional and graphic designers, and others to develop training and learning activities that build new skills and knowledge among the public health workforce.
Contribute to ongoing efforts to better incorporate diversity, equity, inclusion, and anti-racism into the center’s new and existing training activities. When relevant, contribute knowledge of current issues in public health practice—including population health, primary prevention, health equity, social justice, and the social determinants of health and equity—to build online and in-person learning materials.
Outreach and Event Management
Manage components of NWCPHP’s federally-funded Public Health Training Center activities to ensure the successful completion of grant requirements, including recruitment and selection activities related to the grant’s student stipend program; administrative logistics for NWCPHP’s bi-annual Regional Network Steering Committee meetings, including evaluations and feedback to consider areas of improvement; and logistical planning for occasional in-person meetings and training events, to include working with the fiscal team to negotiate contracts with vendors and personnel at off-site locations.
Coordinate and track the center’s continuing education credit activities, as needed.
Represent NWCPHP on various internal and external committees and at conferences and other networking events, as appropriate.
Administratively support evaluation efforts that help improve the Center's workforce development and training activities, which include review of evaluation instruments, data collection, survey set up and related monitoring in online systems, dissemination of evaluation findings, sponsor reporting, and communication with partners to track regional workforce training needs assessment activities as needed.
Other duties as assigned
As a UW employee, you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs. For a complete description of our benefits for this position, please visit our website, click here.
Master's degree in Public Health, Education, Social Work, or related field
Two years of professional experience in the development of workforce training activities that address Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) and anti-racism.
Knowledge of best practices in adult education and distance learning to build online and in-person learning activities.
Significant project management experience in the areas of program logistics, event logistics, registration, and sponsor reporting.
Proven flexibility, initiative, and a commitment to function as a team player.
Proven ability to organize and prioritize multiple tasks and activities originating from various stakeholders to keep projects on track.
Outstanding oral and written communication skills, as well as compassionate interpersonal skills.
Proficient in Microsoft Office software applications.
Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.
Experience with public health or health care related continuing education, training, and/or workforce development programs
Strong understanding of current public health issues and approaches, including population health, primary prevention, social justice, anti-racism, and the social determinants of health and equity
Experience in program planning and evaluation
Working Environmental Conditions:
This position must be able to interact and communicate effectively in both in-person and virtual environments. Most employees at the University are currently working remotely due to COVID-19. Once the University allows employees to return to the workplace, this position is expected to be performed on site at the UW Seattle Campus. Continued remote work may be negotiable. In the normal course of events, in-person attendance at weekly team meetings is required, and supporting evening and weekend events is occasionally required.
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