Educational Consultant

Job description

Position Type:

Permanent Staff (SHRA)

Is this an internal only recruitment?:

No

Position Title:

Educational Consultant - Contributing

Working Title:

Educational Consultant

Position Number:

00056905

Vacancy ID:

P012388

Budgeted Hiring Range:

$38,000 - $50,000

Pay Band Information:

To learn more about the pay band for this branch and role, please see the Career Banding rates spreadsheet.

Salary Grade Equivalent:

GN08

Full-time/Part-time Permanent/Time-Limited:

Full-Time Permanent

Hours per week:

40

Work Schedule:

Monday – Friday, 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Department Name and Number:

Ctr Health Prom and Dis Prev-633200

Date First Posted:

02/19/2021

Closing Date:

03/08/2021

Position Location:

Chapel Hill, NC

Position Posting Category:

Research Professionals

Department Description:

The UNC Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention addresses pressing health problems by collaborating with communities to conduct research, provide training, and translate research findings into policy and practice. The Center seeks to reduce health disparities through an emphasis on community-based participatory research to ensure that the community is involved in every stage of research. The Center’s vision is to work in partnership to bring public health research findings to the daily lives of individuals and their communities with a special focus on North Carolina and populations vulnerable to disease.

The vision of the Children’s Healthy Weight Research Group (CHWRG) is to be leaders in child obesity prevention by creating evidence-based initiatives that improve the health and well-being of children, their families, and other caregivers through innovative research on obesity, nutrition, and physical activity. Their mission is to improve the quality of life for children and families through: evaluation of novel programs and policies designed to positively influence the health behaviors and health outcomes of children and the adults who provide their care; innovative obesity prevention research to understand determinants of child diet and physical activity behaviors as well as weight outcomes; engagement with local, national, and global communities; and dissemination of findings through publications and presentations targeting both professional and lay publics.

Equal Opportunity Employer:

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, race, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.

Position Description:

The Educational Consultant will join the Implementation Advisor team for the Go NAPSACC project (https://gonapsacc.org/). This position serves as the main point-of-contact and implementation coach for state partners implementing Go NAPSACC in their states. Duties include orienting state partners to Go NAPSACC and supporting their implementation planning; training state partners and local/regional support staff on the use of the Go NAPSACC tools; providing ongoing support for state partners as they scale up their implementations to increase usage and address any equity concerns; assist in resolving any website issues; and supporting state partners’ data and evaluation needs. The Implementation Advisor also develops trainings and educational materials on early childhood health topics to be used in Go NAPSACC’s work.

This position requires skills in training and coaching with a focus on early childhood education settings; early childhood health (specifically nutrition, physical activity and/or social and emotional development); and/or statewide public health implementation. The person in this position will need to be able to work as part of a team in a fast-paced environment, with a modest-level of supervision. Tasks require strong written and oral communication skills and professionalism, attention to detail, and a high level of organization.

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements:

Master’s degree in education, special education, instructional design, educational technology, educational media, or related discipline with coursework in curriculum development or learning theory; or a Bachelor’s degree in the assigned discipline and two years of experience in teaching, educational testing, or instructional design and curriculum development; or equivalent combination of training and experience. All degrees must be received from appropriately accredited institutions.

Essential Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:

• Experience in public health education or program planning, early childhood education, child development, or childcare consultation/technical assistance
• Skills in training and coaching with a focus on early childhood education settings, early childhood health (specifically nutrition, physical activity and/or social and emotional development), and/or statewide public health program implementation
• Demonstrated ability to develop and deliver effective, high-quality trainings for diverse adult learners
• Strong communication skills to maintain positive, professional relationships with state-level partners
• Demonstrated ability to provide effective state-level consultation and assist states in coalition building
• Demonstrated ability to work as part of a team in a fast-paced environment with a modest level of supervision
• Excellent demonstrated attention to detail and organization skills
• Proficiency with Zoom, Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
• Ability to demonstrate culturally competent practices

Preferred Qualifications:

• At least one year of experience in public health education or program planning, early childhood education, child development, or childcare consultation/technical assistance
• Master’s level training in health behavior, early education/child development, social work, or related field
• Experience and knowledge of the childcare (early care and education) setting
• Experience working at a state level with coalitions or interest groups
• Experience developing audience-appropriate content for use with social media and/or using Mailchimp, Wordpress, or other content management or web content
• Bilingual in English/Spanish
• Ability to work remotely as needed

Stimulus/ARRA Funded:

No

 

 

 

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Posted: 2/20/2021
Application Due: 5/21/2021
Work Type: Full Time
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