Position Title: Curriculum Specialist
Reports to: Director of Research and Innovation
Location: Gallup, New Mexico
COPE’s Curriculum Specialist serves as a key member of the Research, Evaluation, & Innovation Division and oversees the organizations development and design of the agencies toolkits, training materials, and implementation guides. This position will play a key role to develop materials to disseminate evidence-based programs developed by COPE, and to subsequently train partners in Native communities to implement similar programs in their communities. This position requires someone who is highly organized to ensure daily operational tasks are completed and compliance is maintained, is able to learn quickly from others and absorb new concepts, and is a strong and conceptual designer who can clearly incorporate insights into written and visual materials.
Curriculmn Developement (70%)
- Adapt & develop guides manual, toolkits, and training materials that are based off of Evidendence Based Program & Practices;
- Work collaboratively in development of currriculmn with Fruits & Vegetables Prescription Program, Community Health Representatives Training & Outreach, Healthy Stores Initiative, Food Sovereignty Program, and other program/initiatives through COPE and/or collaborative partners;
- Ensure product development is done in a culturally congruent and representative manner while ensuring high level of quality and design;
- Ensure materials created are reflective of the need to be able to implement, train, share with diverse communities that have varying degrees of knowledge on subject matter.
Training & Technical Assistance (30%)
- Assist the team to provide on-going support and technical assistance to tribal communities on the implementation of developed materials.
- Provide training to new/ongoing sites, key stakeholders, and collaborative partners.
- Ensure accurate curriculum and materials are available to team and partners.
- Conduct trainings as determined by need of the agency and collaborative partners.
- Develop training modules that can be administered through web-based, webinars, or other digital or electronic type of formats.
- Creating and editing presentations that are professional in nature and clearly relay the given message.
- Master’s Degree in Training & Development, Education – Curriculum & Instruction, Health Education, Health Promotion, Health Care, Community Health, or related field is required.
- At least three years’ experience in curriculum development and three years’ of experience in training and technical assistance.
- Demonstrated ability to develop training materials for paraprofessionals, educators, clinicians, community organizations, and other providers.
- Experience in curricula and/or training tailored for Native communities.
- Experience as lead trainer on health education and /or clinical instructor.
- Excellent written and verbal communications skills.
- Positive role model in demonstrating healthy behaviors.
- Demonstrated ability to manage multiple priorities and projects simultaneously in a fast-paced work environment.
- Excellent written and spoken communication skills, including the ability to support trainees at a distance (via web-based and telephonic consultation).
- Strong knowledge of instructional design principles and practices to include: multiple learning modalities, interactive training and learning design, on-line/e-learning design principles, distance learning, instructor-led training, self-paced instruction, and evaluation methods.
- Ability to communicate complex information to people with varying levels of education and training and different learning styles.
- Knowledge of Microsoft Office applications including Word, Outlook, PowerPoint, and Excel, and willingness to learn new computer-based systems for worksite management.
- Knowledge of manualized health education training programs and evidence-based interventions.
- Excellent organizational skills and strong attention to detail.
- Honesty, accountability and transparency with a commitment to social justice.
- Exemplary interpersonal skills: ability to collaborate with effectively with culturally diverse staff with demonstrated poise, tact, integrity, and professionalism.
- Ability to work well as part of a multidisciplinary team.
- Demonstrated intellectual independence and initiative and willingness to learn new skills.
- Excellent organizational skills: ability to manage complex projects from creation to completion, plan and prioritize multiple deliverables, and coordinate teams to meet deadlines.
- Willing to reside near or in Gallup, NM (location of COPE office)
- Extensive knowledge and experience working with Native American communities, culture, customs and cultural law.
Community Outreach and Patient Empowerment (COPE) is a Native-controlled, non-profit entity based in Gallup, NM. COPE’s vision is to eliminate health disparities and improve the well-being of American Indians and Alaska Natives. COPE works closely with several Boston-based partner organizations, a global non-profit organization called Partners in Health and academic teaching hospital Brigham and Women’s Hospital. COPE has an annual budget of $3.5M and a New Mexico-based staff of approximately 30 individuals. COPE is an American Indian Preference Organization.