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The Department of Environmental and Occupational Health has an outstanding opportunity for a Continuing Education Specialist. The University of Washington Department of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences (DEOHS) Continuing Education Programs reflects the DEOHS commitment to serve the on-going and evolving educational needs of workers, business leaders, and occupational health and safety practitioners. The DEOHS Continuing Education Programs are committed to delivering high quality professional development courses, building partnerships, and engaging regional communities to promote safe workplaces and sustainable environments throughout Washington, Oregon, Idaho and Alaska. The DEOHS CE programming reflects an in-person and on-line portfolio of unique and emerging course topics as part of an overall federal graduate training grant housed in DEOHS (ERC), state and federal OSHA training courses, and industry and governmental contract courses.
Under the general supervision of the Director of Continuing Education, the Continuing Education Specialist will manage the professional development programs for DEOHS Continuing Education by developing and implementing professional development offerings and partnering with faculty. The primary function of this position is to provide management and oversight of CE activities as well as subject matter expertise in the development and revision of new and existing curriculum. Under limited supervision, this position will perform work requiring knowledge and experience specific to CE planning, marketing, delivery, maintenance, and evaluation. The Specialist will also work closely with the CE Marketing Manager and DEOHS Communication to promote DEOHS CE products and foster business development efforts.
Professional Development Course Development and Delivery •Apply subject matter expertise to course content to ensure curriculum and supporting materials are accurate, effective, and competency-based. •Develop curriculum and programs for practitioners to cover emerging issues, such asCOVID-19, infectious agents, and zoonotic diseases •Review course evaluations, observations of instructors, and discussions with CE staff and key contacts to maintain high quality instruction of CE programs. •Develop new curriculum to address emerging issues in occupational health and safety. •Redesign existing programs to be consistent with the training grant requirements and are responsive to the needs of professionals. •the professional development needs of regional practitioners and businesses. •Oversee and implement the evaluation plan, metrics and impact surveys for CE programs. •Participate in the strategic planning, design, implementation, management, and evaluation of DEOHS professional development courses held in Region 10 (Washington, Oregon, Idaho, and Alaska). •Develop an annual professional development course calendar •Assist the director in implementing the criteria for the selection of new CE courses and conferences that encourages new relationships for DEOHS faculty and Centers and that focuses on new scientific discoveries and emerging technologies. •Interact with and engage faculty and professionals as course directors, instructors, and advisory committee members to plan, implement and evaluate professional development courses and to translate their research findings to the practice community. •Participate in the development of on-line courses. •Serve as a qualified instructor for Pacific Northwest OSHA Education Center and other continuing education courses.
Outreach •Assist the ERC with needs assessment strategies and activities. •Explore relationships with professional associations, practitioners and other stakeholders to promote our professional development offerings and community needs. •Foster and build upon existing contacts and relationships within businesses, labor groups, and professional organizations and explore new relationships.
Communication, Coordination, and Collaboration •Oversee the web, social media channels, and hard copy content for professional development course offerings. •Develop research to practice content for the CE and DEOHS blogs and communication. •Collaborate with CE Marketing Manager to develop and manage content of course marketing collateral materials, exhibit displays, announcements, media releases, and other activities to promote professional development courses. •Coordinate with CE Marketing Manager on new business leads and contracts. •Maintain collaborative relationships with DEOHS faculty, UW educators and researchers, practitioners, and other stakeholders to create and deliver course offerings and training programs.
Grants Management •Oversee monthly, quarterly and yearly ERC reporting requirements. •Coordinate with program operation specialist on budgets, writing narratives, forecasting activities, gathering and editing all required forms and documents.
As a UW employee, you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs. For detailed information on Benefits for this position, click here.
Masters in Science Degree in industrial hygiene, environmental health, public health, or related field.
Minimum two years of experience in an occupational health and safety field. Minimum two years of experience coordinating project logistics. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills (oral and written).
Ability to manage multiple assignments simultaneously; demonstrate initiative in taking on additional responsibilities when needed. Ability to work with diverse audiences and participate as a member of a professional team. Ability to perform outreach activities with stakeholders in the medical, science and industrial fields. Experience with writing and producing training materials for health and safety programs in areas of emergency preparedness, healthcare, hazard communication, personal protective equipment, construction safety, infectious disease prevention and infection control. Expertise in the practice and principles of industrial hygiene and safety. Proficient in Zoom, Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and Excel.
Excellent editing and writing skills essential. Good problem-solving skills.
Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except where there are legal requirements such as license/certification/registration.
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