Senior Trainer for Staff Development - Consortium for Professional Development - Boston Public Health Commission

Job Type

Full Time




1010 Mass Ave 6th floor
United States


Job Description

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 Staff Development is responsible for comprehensive staff development programming for Boston Public Health Commission staff. Areas of focus include: competencies to advance BPHC's Strategic Plan, Community Health Improvement Plan and other guiding documents; integrating health equity, racial justice and quality improvement principles and practices into all Commission work; and furthering career pathways, staff promotions and staff retention.


  • Conduct ongoing assessment of staff learning needs.
  • Research, develop, document and implement online and classroom 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; ensure accurate, professional and high quality delivery of curricula. Training topics may include management and supervision, use of technology, public health informatics, quality improvement, communication skills and others identified.
  • Coordinate and conduct regularly scheduled New Hire Orientation training; continually update curriculum.
  • Develop and coordinate mentorship program to advance career pathways, promotion and retention for current staff.
  • Serve as a member of the BPHC Racial Justice and Health Equity Workshop Facilitation Team.
  • Coach and consult with other BPHC trainers to nurture and advance the practice of training at BPHC.
  • Design and oversee marketing and promotion of professional development opportunities using traditional and emerging technologies; monitor academic and community offerings available to staff.
  • Support, train, coach and mentor a learning community of staff facilitators to lead professional development activities, as appropriate, employing strategies such as training-for-trainer sessions, ongoing refresher sessions, formal and informal coaching and feedback, modeling, collaboration, and community building.
  • Participate in evaluation activities to measure the effectiveness of educational activities and utilize evaluation data to continuously improve design and delivery.
  • Participate in quality improvement strategies to identify and eliminate barriers to staff participation in learning opportunities and improve professional development processes.
  • Represent the Consortium for Professional Development on BPHC committees, Working Groups and other leadership activities, as assigned.
  • Research and share current theories, approaches, instructional design standards, emerging technologies and creative training methodologies regarding workforce development, competency-based training, racial justice, and public health strategies to eliminate health inequities.
  • Write reports and project updates. Contribute to the review and revision of the BPHC Workforce Development Plan and other requirements of Public Health Accreditation. Prepare materials for CEU applications.
  • Provide project management and oversight of 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.

Minimum Qualifications

  • BA/BS required. Master's Degree in Public Health, Education, Health Policy Administration or a related discipline, such as sociology, organizational psychology, public health, or health communications preferred.
  • Minimum 3 years' experience designing and implementing workforce development programing programs, racial or social justice training programs or other related initiatives.
  • Experience in curriculum development. Knowledge and experience with adult learning techniques in education. Outstanding group workshop facilitation and training skills. Experience public speaking using strong communication and active listening skills.
  • Proven ability to quickly learn and apply new technologies required. 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, Skype for Business), and designing other types of learning activities (e.g. Storyline, interactive video, or other technologies).
  • 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.
  • Management/supervisory experience preferred. Excellent oral and written communication skills. Excellent organizational and time management skills.

Additional Information

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 EEO Employer and all applicants meeting the minimum requirements are eligible to apply

Union Status


Job Grade


Pay Range

$60,000 - $70,000

Standard Hours


35hrs/wk Full Time Salaried position. Some evenings and weekends required.

Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

No requirement