The Center for Advanced Studies in Child Welfare (CASCW), within the School of Social work in the College of Education and Human Development, has an opening for a full time (100% FTE) Education Program Manager 2 position. The working title for this position is Curriculum Supervisor. The Curriculum Supervisor’s primary role is to lead and oversee development of a comprehensive and evolving Minnesota Child Welfare Training Academy (MNCWTA) curriculum, to liaise with and communicate with stakeholders, and to serve as a content area expert in Child Welfare. This position will also supervise a team of curriculum developers and will report to Elizabeth Snyder.
Design and Development of Child Welfare Curriculum (30%)
Lead the creation and development of tools and methods that support statewide child welfare training and development.
Incorporate the use of innovative learning and development strategies including simulation, online modules, virtual reality, coaching, flipped classrooms, problem-based learning pedagogies, etc.
Guide the design/redesign of the learning experience for multiple course delivery formats
Ensure that all curriculum is competency based and that evaluation of competency attainment is articulated for each curriculum in collaboration with evaluation staff.
Develop, initiate and maintain standard procedures for the development of all training curriculum.
Facilitate communication and collaboration among all training academy staff and supervisors to ensure quality of curriculum and adjust as necessary.
Work in collaboration with e-learning instructional designers, educational technology specialists and Learning Management System (LMS) staff to ensure curriculum is delivered in ways that best utilize technology and web-based applications.
Build and maintain significant knowledge of curricula offered by the MNCWTA.
Review and direct instructional design plan for each curriculum and guide the selection of training methodology that support the learning needs of adult learners.
Collaborate with leaders from multi-disciplinary partner agencies to address the training needs of multi-disciplinary teams (MDTs) in child welfare.
Collaborate with staff and community trainers delivering content to receive and incorporate training feedback, to support in delivery of curriculum, etc.
Lead team and curriculum development with a lens of equity and understanding of diverse learner needs, ensuring course accessibility.
Curriculum Management and Strategic Planning (25%)
Lead the direction and development of statewide training and professional development curriculum design for Minnesota's Child Welfare workforce.
Manage the development and operations of Simulation Learning Labs, including the recruitment and retention of a qualified pool of “standardized clients” representing family members in simulation scenarios.
Collaborate on matters related to credentialing/certification of the public/tribal child welfare workforce and work in close collaboration with team members from units developing and maintaining evaluation and credentialing processes.
Maintain effective and efficient processes, systems and communication methods with other Child Welfare Training Academy teams, including the training team, the evaluation and credentialing team and the Innovative Technology team.
Provide vision and creative input for Training Academy goals and activities.
Assess training needs based on the analysis of data from federal and state CFSR reviews, child mortality review recommendations, and other practice proficiency and outcome data as available.
Complete regular observation of training and provide direction to other curriculum staff and other appropriate teams in order to assess curriculum content and structure.
Lead project management efforts to ensure delivery of multiple course materials with overlapping and often competing timelines.
Identify and implement adjustments needed to the established strategic training plan.
Curriculum, Community and Child Welfare Knowledge Development (25%)
Develop and maintain proficiency in current child welfare practice, policy, research, and application.
Collaborate with key stakeholders and trainers to develop curriculum priorities.
Responsivity in curriculum to communities overrepresented in child welfare across Minnesota in particular African American and American Indian communities.
Maintain skill in changing innovative educational technologies and delivery methodologies aligned with best practices.
Supervise and develop 3 curriculum development staff, including 50 temporary casual “Community Trainers.”
Provide regular supervision to staff.
Assess qualifications of candidates and hire staff to perform job duties to achieve Minnesota Child Welfare Training Academy goals.
Lead efforts to develop a diverse, inclusive and equity-focused work team.
Maintain a safe, positive, productive and collegial work environment respectful of cultural and difference
Advanced degree in curriculum instruction and design, organizational leadership and policy, education, or related field, and four (4) years experience, including supervisory experience, or
BA/BS degree in curriculum instruction and design, organizational leadership and policy, education, or related field and six (6) years of relevant post degree experience.
Demonstrated experience with developing curriculum and instructional design for adult learners
Demonstrated experience in designing curriculum for a diverse audience of learners with an equity lens
Child welfare expertise
Understanding of state/tribal social services
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