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 Northwest Center for Public Health Practice (NWCPHP), located in the University of Washington Department of Health Services, has an exciting opportunity for a full-time Continuing Education Coordinator.The Continuing Education Coordinator will lead training and learning activities that support NWCPHP's mission of promoting excellence in public health by linking academia and the practice community. This work will involve creating and managing a variety of training activities for local, state and tribal public health professionals, as well as their partners in community-based organizations and clinical care. A primary component of this role will be to manage the development and implementation of and recruitment for a leadership training institute, to launch in 2020, for emerging leaders in primary care and public health practice. 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 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. 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 value excellence, collaboration, integrity, creativity, and respect.Housed in the University of Washington School of Public Health, the Department of Health Services 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 and Responsibilities:Program ManagementCoordinate and participate in the development and implementation of the new Northwest Public Health-Primary Care Leadership Institute, managing the day-to-day duties and program needs. Support faculty and curriculum leads in the development of syllabi, educational webinars, and other learning materials, and work directly with curriculum development specialists and other content experts in shaping the overall program design. Convene meetings with internal staff and partner organizations, 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. Be responsible for working with senior leadership and other stakeholders on implementing their vision for the institute and ensure program activities comply with grant requirements and reporting timelines.Training DevelopmentAssist 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. In collaboration with content experts, instructional designers, and others on the training teams, use knowledge of current issues in public health practice-- including population health, primary prevention, health equity, and the social determinants of health--to develop training and learning activities that build skills and knowledge among the public health workforce. Use best practices in adult education, distance learning, and training development to build online and in-person training activities. Work directly with faculty and other subject matter experts to accomplish project goals on time.Outreach and CommunicationsAssist in outreach and recruitment strategies that engage future scholars to enroll in NWCPHP's flagship programs. Identify faculty and other content experts to design curricula, present as guest speakers, and join advisory committees to ensure materials reflect the real-world training needs of the public health workforce. Work with communications specialists and graphic designers to develop marketing materials and maintain key contacts for recruitment and enrollment.Perform other duties as assigned As a UW employee, you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs. For detailed information on Benefits for this position, click here.Required Qualifications:*Master's degree in Public Health, Education, or related field*Two years of professional experience in the development of workforce training activities*Knowledge of best practices in adult education and distance learning to build online and in-person training activities*Strong project and/or program management skills with a proven ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously and to shift priorities as required for deadlines*Excellent written and verbal communication skills for customer service, including competency in telephone, webinar, and email correspondence*Able to work independently and as a member of multiple teams*Proficiency with MS OfficeEquivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except where there are legal requirements such as license/certification/registration.Desired Qualifications:*Strong understanding of current public health workforce development issues, including population health, primary prevention, health equity, the social determinants of health, and leadership developmentApplication Process:The application process for UW positions may include completion of a variety of online assessments to obtain additional information that will be used in the evaluation process. These assessments may include Workforce Authorization, Cover Letter and/or others. Any assessments that you need to complete will appear on your screen as soon as you select "Apply to this position". Once you begin an assessment, it must be completed at that time; if you do not complete the assessment you will be prompted to do so the next time you access your "My Jobs" page. If you select to take it later, it will appear on your "My Jobs" page to take when you are ready. Please note that your application will not be reviewed, and you will not be considered for this position until all required assessments have been completed.
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