Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey is currently seeking a Health Educator II for the department of Medicine – Global Tuberculosis Institute. Under the direction of the Program Director for Education and Training, the Health Educator II develops, implements, and evaluates educational programs and materials related to tuberculosis (TB) to meet the needs of health care professionals and those affected by TB. These programs may take the form of in-person or web-based training courses, lectures, symposia, preceptorships and educational materials including, guides, self-study manuals, etc. and should be consistent with the goals and objectives of CDC funded Regional Training and Medical Consultation objectives, or with other national and international TB prevention and control projects. The Health Educator II undertakes various evaluation methods to determine their effectiveness and assists with the preparation of program applications to government and private funding sources.
Supervises and directs the overall administration of specific educational activities related to TB, including in-person and web-based trainings, conferences, and workshops.
Develops and coordinates off site training workshops in conjunction with TB Control Programs in the Northeastern United States.
Conduct needs assessments to identify program needs; this may include formal needs assessment or informal monitoring of the provider environment and assessing the needs for TB control and clinical educational experiences.
Develops new or revises existing educational materials for health care providers serving clients at high risk for TB and the patients they serve.
Prepares comprehensive reports containing technical findings, conclusions, and recommendations.
Prepares official correspondence, responds to inquiries as directed and distributes informational materials.
Maintains a high level of knowledge and expertise in the field; keeps abreast of current recommendations and guidelines, emerging issues as outlined in peer-reviewed literature and related studies, program policies, trends, and developments in the field relevant to TB program goals.
Maintains proficiency with technological advances as it relates to communication strategies (marketing methods, social media, etc.), learning management systems, webinar platforms, website development and maintenance, hybrid learning formats, and development of educational materials and resources.
Assists with the preparation of grant proposal applications for funding from private and public demonstration projects.
Liaisons with public and private institutions and agencies, including health departments to share information on training opportunities and determine the needs for special program requirements and modifications.
Represents the Institute at state and national meetings, on relevant committees, and with CDC and other TB training centers.
Minimum Education and Experience:
Master's Degree preferably in the fields of public health, community health, or health education.
Must have at least one (1) year experience in coordinating educational activities, performing needs assessments, and field testing educational interventions.
Equivalent experience, education and / or training may be substituted for the educational requirements.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Strong writing and verbal communication skills are required.
Data analysis skills are strongly desired.
Physical Demands and Work Environment:
PHYSICALDEMANDS: Job mostly requires sitting. Some light lifting of boxes for off-site trainings.
WORKENVIRONMENT: Standard office environment, including large room for trainings, occasional off-site travel to provide trainings.
Must be able to work nights, weekends, and a flexible schedule to be present for all educational activities.
Salary: Maximum hiring amount $76,000
Posting Number: 19ST3368
Location: Newark (RBHS)
Internal Number: 96679
About Rutgers University
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is a leading national public research university and the state's preeminent, comprehensive public institution of higher education. Rutgers is dedicated to teaching that meets the highest standards of excellence; to conducting research that breaks new ground; and to turning knowledge into solutions for local, national, and global communities. As it was at our founding in 1766, the heart of our mission is preparing students to become productive members of society and good citizens of the world. Rutgers teaches across the full educational spectrum: preschool to precollege; undergraduate to graduate and postdoctoral; and continuing education for professional and personal advancement. Rutgers is New Jersey's land-grant institution and one of the nation's foremost research universities, and as such, we educate, make discoveries, serve as an engine of economic growth, and generate ideas for improving people's lives.