- Excellent platform presentation skills and strong classroom management skills.
- Excellent written and oral communication skills.
- Understanding of adult learning theory.
- Instructional design skills to support tailored program and course modifications.
- Knowledge of infant development.
- Expertise in human lactation.
- Uses excellent communication skills when training peers.
MAJOR TASKS AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Translate personal knowledge and expertise into practical, skills-based WIC training programs.
- Deliver approved WIC training courses to a defined level of quality.
- Prepare coursework to utilization guidelines.
- Proactively manage training time to individual utilization targets, including seeking opportunities to increase training time.
- Maintain a repertoire of no less than 3 “standard” CAI/WIC training programs.
- Identify and pursue cross-training opportunities to expand course repertoire.
- Assist with the designing of WIC training programs and training materials.
- Co-train with other staff trainers and/or consultants as needed.
- Assist with the development of WIC training curricula.
- Stay up-to-date on current lactation research and breastfeeding in the news.
- Stay up-to-date on WIC/FNS breastfeeding curriculum and related curricula.
- Assist in the development of on-line training modules.
- Design and deliver custom courses for “tailored’ CAI/WIC training programs and adjust for specific audiences.
- Maintain website – updates to content, links, breastfeeding in the news and spotlight on WIC agencies.
- Promotes breastfeeding and serves as the breastfeeding expert to funder and CAI.
- Write and contribute breastfeeding articles for WIC quarterly reports and other CAI projects.
- Participate in advisory groups, focus groups, needs assessment activities, etc. as needed.
- Maintain accurate and current records of all training activities.
- Oversee and maintain breastfeeding training materials, including WIC-approved breastpumps.
- Participate in all continuous quality improvement activities, including debriefing of every training event.
- Represent the CAI organization at professional meetings; attend lactation conferences.
- Provide technical assistance as needed.
- Maintain LCERP credits and applications through the IBLCE
- Other duties as necessary/assigned.
MINIMUM EDUCATION, CREDENTIALS, QUALIFICATIONS & SKILLS:
- Bachelor’s degree (or advanced degree) and/or 2 years combined (training and field) experience in a related field.
- Experience with counseling pregnant women and breastfeeding mothers.
- Current Certified Lactation Counselor (CLC) certification.
- Current Internationally Board-Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC).
- Knowledge of infant development and behavior.
- Knowledge of breastfeeding aids, including breastpumps.
- Expertise in course content & topics.
- Excellent training and public presentation skills.
- Excellent interpersonal, as well as oral & written communications skills.
- Ability to work both independently and as part of an interdisciplinary team.
- Ability to travel statewide; flexibility of schedule.
- Adaptability and flexibility in approach to training techniques.
- Excellent planning skills, extremely organized, and ability to multi-task.
HOW TO APPLY:
CAI offers a competitive salary with excellent benefits and working conditions. Apply for this job.