Harvard Catalyst | The Harvard Clinical and Translational Science Center, facilitates clinical and translational research at 26 Harvard schools and Academic Healthcare Centers by educating and training investigators, providing tools and technologies that enable their research, and bringing diverse communities of investigators together to accelerate the pace of human investigation. Reporting to the Director of Education Programming, the Curriculum Specialist fosters integration between and among all postgraduate education (PGE) courses and programs to establish and maintain program integrity. With a holistic and comprehensive view of all PGE face-to-face and online program offerings, the Curriculum Specialist ensures the implementation of a consistent curriculum development process and serves a unique and critical role in ensuring the highest quality of PGE educational courses and programs. The Curriculum Specialist routinely reviews all current PGE courses and programs and works with course developers to address any curriculum model inconsistencies found during the review process. S/he reviews the existing curriculum development training program and makes recommendations for updating initial training of new staff, as well as refresher training for current staff, as needed. The Curriculum Specialist creates new training materials/programs, and professional development opportunities to ensure that curriculum leads advance their skills in course delivery formats, methodologies, and pedagogical strategies relevant to adult education. S/he guides ancillary material construction (i.e., testing, assignments) that supports participant attainment of stated course/program goals and outcomes. The Curriculum Specialist works closely with the two Senior Managers overseeing course/program developers and offers training, coaching, feedback, and advice regarding best practice in curriculum development and pedagogy. S/he advocates for curriculum development team resources to maintain/improve the quality of output and/or expansion of activities. In addition to implementing PGE's curriculum development process, the Curriculum Specialist is responsible for establishing and supporting the interconnectedness of education offerings across PGE. S/he participates in course committee meetings for newly developed courses, those undergoing review, and as needed. The Curriculum Specialist also attends live and online courses/programs for a comprehensive understanding of how to improve them and integrate them better. S/he identifies gaps in the course/program portfolio and recommends strategies for addressing those needs. The Curriculum Specialist develops tools and resources to articulate the interconnectedness of PGE's portfolio of offerings, as well as creates frameworks and summary documentation explaining PGE's educational approach (including evaluation data). The Curriculum Specialist consults and collaborates with other Harvard Catalyst programs, as well as educational programs at affiliated institutions, as opportunities arise. The Curriculum Specialist strategizes with curriculum leads to identify needs for faculty development and, as needed, creates shareable resources. S/he also participates in the faculty development project, including curating existing resources and translating them for a wider audience. The Curriculum Specialist works with PGE leadership to continually refine the definition of success as it pertains to the quality of educational activities.
This is a term position that ends on April 30, 2021, with strong potential for renewal.
Harvard offers an outstanding benefits package including:
Time Off: 3 - 4 weeks paid vacation, paid holiday break, 12 paid sick days, 11.5 paid holidays, and 3 paid personal days per year.
Medical/Dental/Vision: We offer a variety of excellent medical plans, dental & vision plans, all coverage begins as of your start date.
Retirement: University-funded retirement plan with full vesting after 3 years of service.
Tuition Assistance Program: Competitive tuition assistance program, $40 per class at the Harvard Extension School and discounted options through participating Harvard grad schools.
Transportation: Harvard offers a 50% discounted MBTA pass as well as additional options to assist employees in their daily commute.
Wellness options: Harvard offers programs and classes at little or no cost, including stress management, massages, nutrition, meditation, and complementary health services.
Harvard access to athletic facilities, libraries, campus events and many discounts throughout metro Boston.
The Harvard Medical School is not able to provide visa sponsorship for this position.
Salary Grade: 057
Union: 00 - Non Union, Exempt or Temporary
Bachelor's degree (or equivalent), plus 3-5 years of experience in instructional/curriculum design.
Masters degree preferred. Expertise in applying curriculum development models. Working knowledge of best practices in adult learning pedagogy. Broad knowledge of the field of clinical and translational research. Experience working with university faculty to create and update the curriculum. Experience in needs assessment, program evaluation, training development, and coaching. Strong written and verbal communication skills, presentation skills, and project management skills. Demonstrated ability to work across teams and with multiple stakeholders, producing high-quality deliverables. Proven attention-to-detail, organization, and project management. Competency with Microsoft Office and related software applications is a plus. Familiarity with Harvard processes and procedures a plus.
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER: We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
Internal Number: 49818BR
About Harvard University Medical School
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