Senior Specialist, Training & Curriculum Development

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Full Time
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San Diego
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Global Communities

Global Communities works at the intersection of humanitarian assistance, sustainable development and financial inclusion to save lives, advance equity and secure strong futures. We support communities at the forefront of their own development in more than 35 countries, partnering with local leaders, governments, civil society and the private sector to achieve a shared vision of a more just, prosperous and equitable global community.

Global Communities (formerly Project Concern International, PCI based in San Diego) is seeking Senior Specialists, Training & Curriculum Development to join the Domestic Programs team in San Diego, California.

The Senior Specialists, Training & Curriculum Development are responsible for the development and delivery of a competency-based training program and curriculum for adult learners that focus on knowledge related to disease prevention and management, cultural competence and health equity; and critical workforce skills including data collection and evaluation, community level outreach and partnerships practices.

The Senior Specialists work as a team from our U.S. offices in San Diego, California, with an initial assignment of 10 months with the possibility of extension.

Curriculum Development

Conduct desktop research and review of existing training curricula and best practices for training of community health workers (CHW), including but not limited to the following topics: public health core competencies; theories of behavior change, life course and health equity; cultural competence; communication and interpersonal skills; disease prevention and management; data collection and evaluation; and accessing/ evaluating information and community resources.
Develop curriculum (both structure and content) for new training program for the San Diego context, meeting defined competency and skills requirements, drawing on research and review of existing curricula.
Incorporate learnings and input from key community stakeholders (end users) into the design of curriculum content.
Work within a curriculum development team to design and develop all content for a multi-module participant manual, facilitator manual, and integrated suite of supporting learning and instructional materials, curating/synthesizing existing evidence-based materials and developing new content as needed to fulfill all required competency areas/standards.
Integrate COVID-19 and other health information and data from relevant public health sources, such as CDC, CDPH, and the County of San Diego into curriculum. Stay attuned to changing information and guidance for inclusion in curriculum.
Develop assessment criteria, including validated scoring (pre/post-tests) and observation checklists for skills assessments.
Participate in revisions of curriculum based on learnings from pilot training cohort and evaluation results.
Training and Facilitation

Advise on and participate in recruitment, screening, and selection of pilot training cohort (20 individuals) to ensure qualified cohort representing diverse San Diego communities and HHSA regions.
Alongside team of co-facilitators, responsible for organization, logistical planning, and delivery of each pilot training session, including both virtual and in-person activities, with support from broader project team.
Ensure each individual participant in the cohort is supported through the entire training cycle and receives appropriate accommodations, as needed.
Participate in implementation of all aspects of participant assessments, including written, oral and skills assessments, and final certification processes.
Document and report on participant attendance, pre/post test scores, documenting feedback throughout the pilot training process.
Collaborate with project leadership and Evaluation Specialist to conduct all required evaluation activities.

Limited local travel to onsite trainings may be required.
Promote a culture of excellence, inclusion, learning, support, diversity and innovation.
(Other responsibilities).
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Knowledge of various approaches to education and training including adult learning, blended learning, and non-traditional education.
Training and curricula development in a workforce development context.
Designing curricula to include outcomes and competency assessments.
Development of assessment frameworks, skills standards or metrics.
Knowledge of COVID-19 epidemiology and guidance. Knowledge of Tuberculosis and other health topics preferred.
Training of instructional personnel and conducting training-of-trainers, including in person and virtual formats

Undergraduate degree and a minimum of four years of related work experience or eight years of related work experience. At least 3 years conducting community outreach work in a health-related field. Experience as a Training Facilitator, Training Coordinator or similar role, including in virtual / web-based training. Experience in developing training(s) for vulnerable populations and low-literacy populations. Experience designing training curricula for health-related topics strongly preferred. Excellent communication skills, both written and oral, and the ability to work under pressure with limited guidance. Knowledge of San Diego region and area health and social services. Foreign language skills and experience translating materials preferred. A passion for the mission and values of Global Communities. Must have U.S. work authorization.