Curriculum Development Writing Specialist (Part-time)

CAI is seeking a skilled and highly motivated individual for the PART-TIME position (50% FTE) of Curriculum Development Writing Specialist. The focus of this role will be on writing and revising curriculum packages for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) HIV-prevention division. The Curriculum Development Specialist has responsibility for the development, revision, and writing of training curricula, handbooks, manuals, toolkits, and text for classroom learning of HIV evidence-based interventions or HIV public health strategies that aim to reduce HIV infection and improve health outcomes of people with HIV.  These classroom trainings will be delivered to the national HIV workforce to strengthen capacity of health departments, community-based organizations and healthcare organizations. This person will have the responsibility for creating and revising face-to-face curricula (Training of Facilitators, Training of Trainers, Facilitators Guides, PowerPoint slides, Implementation Manuals, Participant Handbooks, etc.) that meet CAI standards of excellence for training design that are in line with adult learning theory, cognitive learning principles, and industry best practices. It is essential that the candidate possesses excellent writing and editing skills, has the ability to establish cooperative working relationships with persons assigned to various projects, and be able to analyze and research content materials. Attention to detail is a major requirement of this position. A knowledge of public health issues, particularly HIV prevention, would be an asset. This position is located in CAI’s NYC office.

 MAJOR TASKS AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Work cooperatively with project staff and training teams in satellite locations to develop training curricula, handbooks, manuals, toolkits, and text for classroom training programs
  • Work cooperatively with project staff and training teams to update existing curricula, handbooks, manuals, toolkits, and text for classroom training programs
  • Ensure that curricula use adult learning principles, instructional design principles, cognitive learning theories, and CAI best practices
  • Research content areas to ensure the most up-to-date information and relevant theoretical models
    • Assist with production of instructional videos
  • Uphold and demonstrate core CAI corporate values
    • Work cooperatively with other CAI staff on other projects as needed
  • Other duties as necessary/assigned

EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS, QUALIFICATIONS, CREDENTIALS and OTHER SKILLS:

  • Strong writing skills and attention to detail
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment
  • Master’s degree in education, instructional design, or technical writing and/or 4 years of experience in curriculum development, educational communication, adult learning, instructional design, or similar program focusing on writing and/or adult learning
  • Experience writing training packages/curricula for health-related field (Training of Facilitators, Training of Trainers, Facilitators Guides, Implementation Manuals, Participant Handbooks, etc.)
  • Knowledge of adult and cognitive learning theories
  • Strong editing and research skills
  • Strong Microsoft Word and PowerPoint skills
  • Familiarity with public health issues, particularly HIV prevention 

 OTHER PREFERRED SKILLS:

  • Experience working on Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) training packages
  • Knowledge of training and professional development methodologies
    • Demonstrated ability to manage complexities and prioritize multiple tasks
    • Ability to work productively in highly collaborative settings while also able to function independently
    • Demonstrated ability to interact professionally with culturally diverse staff, clients, and consultants

HOW TO APPLY:

CAI offers a competitive salary (mid to upper 40’s @ 50% FTE) with excellent benefits and working conditions. Apply for this job.