The mission of the Boston Public Health Commission’s Consortium for Professional Development is to educate, train and inspire Boston's public, private and non-profit health workforce to achieve BPHC’s mission: to protect, promote, and preserve the health and well-being of all Boston residents, particularly the most vulnerable. The Consortium prepares public health professionals to help create a thriving Boston where all residents live healthy, fulfilling lives free of racism, poverty, violence, and other systems of oppression, and where all residents have equitable opportunities and resources, leading to optimal health and well-being.
The Senior Trainer for Health Equity leads the development and implementation of health equity and racial justice/anti-racism learning programs to advance BPHC’s commitment to racial equity and improve health outcomes. Areas of focus in BPHC’s curricula include: social determinants of health, forms of racism, bias, privilege, health outcome data, and application of skills to support community engagement, program development, and policy advocacy.
- Participate in collaborative leadership to guide BPHC’s health equity and racial justice professional development efforts and overall work of the Consortium for Professional Development.
- Research and share current theories, approaches and strategies about health equity, racial justice and professional development, including remote learning strategies.
- Conduct ongoing assessment of learning needs to support BPHC’s racial equity and health equity goals and to apply principles and tools to reduce health inequities in Boston.
- Research, develop, document and implement online and in-person curricula, discussion guides, presentations, storyboards, participant materials and other professional development strategies to build staff competencies.
- Employ interactive adult learning theories and practices and emerging technologies.
- Collaborate with internal and external partners to ensure applicability and diversity of perspective.
- Prepare materials for CEU applications.
Delivery and Facilitation
- Ensure accurate, professional and high quality delivery of course curricula.
- Prepare and support a learning community of staff facilitators to lead online and in-person workshops and other professional development activities, employing strategies such as training-for-trainer sessions, ongoing refresher sessions, formal and informal coaching and feedback, modeling, collaboration, and community building, as appropriate to program goals.
- Lead collaborative preparation and debriefing sessions with co-facilitators before and after all learning activities.
- Co-facilitate workshops and other professional development activities with staff-facilitators.
- Maintain, promote and conduct an ongoing schedule of professional development opportunities.
- Consistently demonstrate and mentor others in developing a range of competencies related to facilitating individual, group and organizational learning about racial equity and community engagement.
- Participate in evaluation activities to measure the effectiveness of educational activities and utilize evaluation data to continuously improve design and delivery.
- Participate in ongoing quality improvement activities.
- Represent the Consortium for Professional Development on BPHC committees, Working Groups and other leadership activities, as assigned.
- Write reports and project updates.
- Manage and oversee projects as designated. Support and coordinate with and/or supervise staff and interns as needed.
- Work in a confidential capacity with the director. Meet regularly with director regarding all aspects of program operations, including but not limited to matters pertaining to program staff and other confidential matters.
- Operate independently. Use independent judgment and discretion to make decisions affecting the program and staff as it relates to program operations/services and BPHC policy.
- Local travel required.
- Perform other duties as required.
- Please attach a resume and job-specific cover letter to your online application.
- 8-10 years relevant work and/or life experience, or Bachelor’s plus 3 years relevant work and/or life experience or Master’s plus 1 year relevant work and/or life experience.
- Significant experience designing and implementing racial or social justice training programs and initiatives or related topics.
- Experience in curriculum development, including design of instructor-led and self-paced learning that responds to audience to achieve equitable learning outcomes.
- Knowledge and experience with adult learning techniques in education.
- Outstanding group workshop facilitation, active listening and training skills.
- Demonstrated experience working with people that vary according to race, ethnicity, national origin, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age, mental/physical ability, class, or other dimensions of diversity.
- Excellent oral and written communication skills.
- Excellent organizational and time management skills.
- Proven ability to quickly learn and apply new technologies.
- Proficient knowledge and experience with MS Office, Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
- Master’s Degree in Public Health, Education, Health Communications, Macro Social Work, Health Policy Administration or a related discipline.
- Experience designing and delivering online learning preferred, including working with a Learning Management System (e.g. Moodle), designing and producing synchronous learning events (e.g. Adobe Connect, Zoom, Teams), and designing other types of learning activities (e.g. Storyline, interactive video, or other technologies)
- Management/supervisory experience.
- Familiarity with Boston, its history, neighborhoods and customs, including the experiences of Black, Indigenous and People of Color in Boston.
- Bilingual capacity.
- Knowledge of online learning tools.
City of Boston Residency required.
A Criminal Offenders Records Information request must be completed for this position. However, a record is not an automatic bar to employment but is reviewed in relation to the job applied for.
Any position that requires an advanced degree will be subject to education verification.
The Boston Public Health Commission is an Equal Opportunity Employer and all applicants meeting the minimum qualifications are eligible to apply.
Boston residency required, or willingness to relocate. EEO G/L/B/T
Please attach a resume and job-specific cover letter to your online application.
For more information, go to www.bphc.org/careers and search for Requisition Number 1348.