The Southern California Clinical and Translational Science Institute (SC CTSI) supports clinical and translational research and is part of a broad national network of over 60 institutions with Clinical and Translational Science Awards (CTSAs) from the National Institutes of Health that work to translate research into better health.Â We are seeking an Associate Director of Clinical and Translational Research Education Programs to join SC CTSI Workforce Development Core and Mentored Career Development in Clinical Translational Science (MCD-CTS/KL2) Training Program to will lead the design, development, implementation, and evaluation of SC CTSI education programs and resources.
The Associate Director of Clinical and Translational Research Education Programs will collaborate with SC CTSI leaders, core groups and institutional partners to identify learning needs, select appropriate instructional approaches and best practices that foster effective learning, and evaluate and improve educational outcomes. This expert will develop and oversee the SC CTSI Educational Design Center,Â e-learning initiatives and digital scholarship series, and support overall education program administration and evaluation.
Percent of Time
30% Instructional Design
Partner with SC CTS core groups and institutional partners to design the structure of SC CTSI education programs including online, face-to-face, and/or blended courses, and helps to select, implement and applies different models for these types of course offerings.
Develop and implement the Educational Design Center, a centralized education resource to support educational iniatives from SC CTSI core groups that ensures quality, efficiency and impact of SC CTSI education and training offerings through prioritization, integration, standardization, evaluation and dissemination locally and nationally
Support the design of the individual modules in a course(s) or educational offering. Translates learning outcomes into appropriate learning activities and assessments.
Employ a variety of learning methods and emerging technologies to reach learning outcomes
Create and revise existing course design documents and/or related material to meet the requirements of faculty and/or staff.
Maintain current innovations, strategies and trends in educational research
Research and review courses and programs developed by other institutions and organizations. Make reccomendations for development of instructional design strategies based on findings
acilitate professional learning experiences for SC CTSI and clinical research faculty and staff
Develops and maintains electronic databases that contain information on learning outcomes, learning activities, reading and course structures
Promote resources to end users
20% eLearning Design and Digital Scholarship Series
Design, develop, and manage the online learning resources
Apply effective and interactive eLearning instructional design and learner motivation
Leverage eLearning tools and trends to engage the remote learner
Ensure that instructional experiences are learner-centered to foster higher-order thinking through real-world connections and substantive communications that result in an increase in the depth of knowledge
Apply the principles of effective eLearning design and navigation
Evaluate eLearning programs and making recommendations for improvements
35% Program Evaluation and Administration
Plan, collect and analyze data to assess progress and impact of SC CTSI educational offerings, in partnership with the Evaluation & Improvement team
Develop survey tools/instruments to effectively evaluate the impact of and specific outcomes from unique educational activities using surveys and data collection tools such as REDCap
Reporting on educational activity outcomes and using data and feedback to drive future improvements
Publishing high-quality resources to SC CTSIâs online educational repository or elsewhere.
Coordinatate with stakeholders to manage finances and resources required to facilitate education activities
Provides leadership to Workforce Development (WD) team members. Support the hiring, training and providing timely feedback to staff in accordance with SC CTSI and USC policies.
Oversee the quality of work from WD team members. Determine priorities and deadlines.
15% Publications and Editing
Oversee the publication of high-quality resources by serving as a peer editor for adult learning activities
Collaborating as a member of the writing team to disseminate research findings through scholarly publications or presentations.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Working knowledge of Instructional Design Processes, Instructional Theories, and Learning Principles
Knowledge of How to Organize Information for the Learner
Experience with education program evaluation and analysis
Communication â effective writing and oral skills
Conceptualization and design
Consult and advise subject matter experts on educational principles and design and curriculum development
Aplomb (level-headedness or poised in demanding situations)
Preferred Education, Training & Experience:
Masters Degree in Education
PhD in Education
5+ years experience directly related experience in instructional design, curriculum development, and educational evaluation for classroom courses and on-line teaching
3-5 years experience directly related experience in curriculum development, instructional design courses and on-line teaching with specific expertise in research.
Minimum Education: Bachelor's degree, Combined experience/education as substitute for minimum educationMinimum Experience: 3 yearsMinimum Field of Expertise: Directly related professional and supervisory experience in area of program specialization
Internal Number: REQ20083111
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