Education Director

Harvard Medical School

Boston, MA

ID: 7177939 (Ref.No. hh-63769BR)
Posted: September 12, 2023
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Position Description
HMS OEE is working with the Mass. Dept of Public Health (MADPH) and the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to prepare the national public health workforce to respond to future pandemics. Under the direction of the HMS Senior Associate Dean for Postgraduate Medical Education and co-PI for the Lead PGCoE for Education, the PGCoE Education Director is responsible for managing the deliverables of this grant-funded, multi-year project.

  • Direct the day-to-day operations and delivery of all education projects for the Lead PGCoE for Education leveraging exceptional project and program management skills
  • Lead the development of a comprehensive landscape analysis, as detailed in the grant agreement, and update as needed, working collaboratively with the Education Director for Content Development (The Broad)
  • Direct the creation and delivery of 15 asynchronous courses on various aspects of pathogen genomics
  • Establish and lead the accreditation processes for all courses, certificate(s), and/or degree program(s), as warranted
  • Manage and produce all grant-required and programmatic reporting is on time and in the specified format, as required by the grant agreement

  • Ensure and maintain active, executive level relationships with leaders of five PGCoE centers, MADPH, CDC, MACPR, and several principal stakeholders (e.g. APHL, CSTE) on strategic approach(es) to course delivery
  • Establish and maintain active and transparent collaboration with the Broad Institute team and key national public health stakeholders
  • Lead the recruitment of and manage faculty/instructor(s) for all course components (webinars, recorded online content, assignment reviewers, workshop instruction, etc.)
  • Work collaboratively with key national and state public health stakeholders (e.g. APHL, CSTE) and national thought leaders on course and portal development, delivery, and progress
  • Lead community outreach and education events for the US public health workforce such as workshops, webinars, and seminars

  • Direct the development, launch, and maintenance of an online education portal including educational software testing, cross-program process management, and in-unit communications as well as attainment of all production and reporting deadlines and deliverables
  • Create and develop an HMS ‘Train the Trainer’ certificate program, including a comprehensive course syllabus with academic requirements, course objectives, themes, course module progression, and appropriate accreditations
  • Manage the development and implementation of a new HMS master’s degree program and/or program track
  • Develop and administer course/program evaluations, reporting appropriate data to key stakeholders and faculty as well as ensuring any necessary action is taken on identified problem areas
  • Ensure that educational components of any in-person and online workshops are appropriately structured to meet session needs and standards and faculty are well prepared for these sessions
  • Manage the Lead PGCoE for Education budget in collaboration with OEE finance and other key stakeholders ensuring all program budgets are accurate and expenses align with budgets
  • Ensure all rules, regulations, and guidelines of the federally funded grant program are adhered to

The Education Director will promote a strong collaborative atmosphere by working closely with a number of key stakeholders, including the Lead PGCoE for Education co-PIs, the HMS OEE Senior Director for Product Development, the HMS OEE Technology Team, the HMS OEE Finance Team, the Broad
Institute’s Education Lead, the HMS Office of Research Operations and Global Programs, the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, various Lead PGCoE for Education committee members, and other groups as appropriate.
Basic Qualifications
  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent work experience required
  • At least 8 years of relevant experience, preferably in medical education or public health education
Additional Qualifications and Skills
  • Master’s degree in genomics, public health, bioinformatics, and medical education. Ph.D. degree preferred
  • Medical and/or public health academic teaching and/or professional training experience strongly preferred
  • Outstanding interpersonal skills with the capability to navigate complex situations
  • Ability to work collaboratively with multiple stakeholders and foster a collegial team environment
  • Excellent project management skills
  • Exceptional organizational skills with strong attention to detail
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently
  • Excellent verbal and written communication
  • Strong customer service skills, cultural sensitivity
  • Experience with online education software helpful
Additional Information
Cover letters are strongly encouraged as part of the application process.

This is a two-year term position from the date of hire, with the possibility of extension, contingent upon work performance and continued funding to support the position. 

This position is based in Boston, but the work may be done primarily remote. Any remote work must be performed in a state in which Harvard is registered to do business (CA*, CT, GA, IL, MA, MD, ME, NH, NJ, NY, RI, VA, VT, and WA). Individual flexible and remote work options for this role will be discussed during the interview process. *Note: Harvard employees working in California must be exempt.

The health of our workforce is a priority for Harvard University. With that in mind, we strongly encourage all employees to be up-to-date on CDC-recommended vaccines.

Please note that we are currently conducting a majority of interviews and onboarding remotely and virtually. We appreciate your understanding.

The Harvard Medical School is not able to provide visa sponsorship for this position.

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