Course Facilitator

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Position Type:

Permanent Staff (SHRA)

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Position Title:

Educational Consultant - Contributing

Working Title:

Course Facilitator

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Budgeted Hiring Range:

$40,000 - $46,000

Pay Band Information:

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

Full-Time Permanent

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Work Schedule:

Monday-Friday; 8am-5pm
Occasional weekend and evening work

Department Name and Number:

Med Ed-Academic Affairs-420202

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Position Location:

Chapel Hill, NC

Position Posting Category:

Academic Administration

Department Description:

The Office of Academic Affairs is a division of the Department of Medical Education. The primary purpose of the unit is to provide the highest quality of educational experiences for our students, both through the support of on-going curricular programs and through the exploration and implementation of initiatives designed to face future challenges of our health care environment.

This unit supports the members of the student body throughout their medical careers by understanding the health of the public at local, national, and statewide levels; searching for new educational initiatives that respond to the changing health care needs of the public; developing, implementing, managing, and evaluating educational programs that support these initiatives. Another purpose is developing faculty and educational resources that encourage and stimulate active enthusiasm in the role of teaching. The organization also evaluates existing curricular programs to ensure quality and to stimulate growth and exploration of medical education programs. This unit has the responsibility of overseeing students’ progress through the curriculum to ensure that students graduate with the skills, knowledge, attitudes, beliefs, and professional commitment necessary for them to practice medicine in future years.

The unit is responsible for every aspect of the education of medical students: curriculum, evaluation, assessment, advising, student health and wellness, placement in clerkships, residency match. The unit also is responsible for continuing medical education of practicing physicians who work at UNC Hospitals.

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:

This position will provide services of direct benefit to students and their education. This position will be responsible for the educational delivery of three courses. The first and primary course responsibility is the Patient Centered Care courses within the medical school curriculum for first and second year medical students. The responsibilities for this course involve designing the order and structure of classes and formal assessments, directly communicating with 390 medical students to outline class expectations, and collaborating with 52 physicians who teach in the course to ensure that content is delivered consistently. The responsibilities for all these courses involve managing curricular logistics and content order; communicating with faculty and students directly; monitoring the grade data and assessments; developing and publishing course materials; and using software, such as Sakai, one45, and ConnectCarolina. This position will assist in proctoring major exams for the first and second year medical students. This position will also orchestrate ultrasound activities that are incorporated into the PCC and Medical Science courses. This includes working with co-directors of the ultrasound program, scheduling events, communicating information to students and coordinating sonographers.

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:

Ability to assist clients in the development of instructional strategies including determining long range and immediate curriculum needs and objectives. Ability to determine instructional goals and objectives relating to specific presentations, lectures, lecture series, or entire courses and suggest the appropriate media components, material organization and design, effective communication direction, work methods and standards, and personnel resource management. Ability to review content of materials, courses, class sequences, learner objectives, and determine the most effective teaching methods to communicate concepts and the design of instructional materials for a wide variety of subject areas. Ability to develop evaluation programs to meet the needs of students on either a group or individual basis.
Basic knowledge of educational/learning theories and principles. Basic knowledge of teaching methodology and techniques. Basic knowledge of instructional design systems, communications theory, and education materials production techniques. Basic knowledge of educational measurements for students with special learning needs. Basic knowledge of classroom techniques and academic activities at each educational level. Basic understanding of a wide variety of subject areas for which materials are produced

Demonstration of strong writing and oral skills. Ability to maintain positive and professional relationships with individuals at various levels at the School of Medicine, including faculty, department chairs, staff, and students. Ability to prepare written proposals, interim reports, and final reports, including results, conclusions, and recommendations. Ability to convey ideas, in oral or written form, on research and evaluation techniques and methodology to state and local education agency personnel. Ability to assist in writing reports and disseminating research findings at meetings and conferences and answer general questions about the reports/findings.

Ability to assist in conducting research concerning best practices in media content development and production, types of instructional materials, most effective content and methods and best learning environments in the assigned education program/project area. Ability to interpret standardized educational tests, correlate results with class observations, and recommend specific academic placement and classroom activities. Ability to interpret findings to staff planning conferences. Ability to develop evaluation instruments to measure the effectiveness of instruction. Ability to analyze course/lecture objectives and identify key concepts.

Preferred Qualifications:

Prefer candidate with a Bachelor’s degree and two years of experience in education, special education, instructional design, educational technology, educational media, or related discipline with coursework in curriculum development, learning theory, or related field is preferred, but not required. Other relevant degrees include: business administration, public administration, Sociology, or public health.

Position/Schedule Requirements:

Evening work occasionally, Weekend work occasionally

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Posted: 3/4/2021
Application Due: 3/13/2021
Work Type: Full Time