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Trainer/Instructional Designer

Date Posted: 12/19/2016
Organization: Healthy Teen Network
Location: Maryland

Description of Organization:
Trainer/Instructional Designer is a mid-level position that will primarily a) design and develop in-person and virtual skills-based trainings for professionals working in the field of adolescent health; and b) manage and coordinate Healthy Teen Network’s Fee-for-Service capacity-building assistance efforts across the organization. This position requires knowledge in the field of adolescent sexual and reproductive health, specifically in evidence-based approaches and programs to prevent teen pregnancy, HIV, and STI. This position also requires demonstrated training and technical assistance experience; demonstrated instructional design capabilities; and ability to travel nationally.

Position Responsibilities:
The ideal candidate is passionate about working with adult learners and professionals who implement and manage youth programs. The ideal candidate is creative and a self-starter with the ability to establish priorities, manage multiple assignments, collaborate with team members working remotely and across departments, and can travel nationally for multi-day training assignments. Individuals applying for this position will:

  • Develop instructional materials for in-person, hybrid, and online capacity building events (e.g., webinars, TA calls, workshops, multiday trainings, etc.) that are functional, informative, and consistent with sound instructional design principles.
  • Manage and ensure proper functioning of courses on our learning management system.
  • Develop print resources to support capacity building activities.
  • Collaborate on developing health campaigns, i.e., PSAs using Prezi or similar software.
  • Manage Healthy Teen Network’s Fee-for-Service activities, including coordination of pubic trainings, responding to incoming requests and coordinating with trainers, consultants, and hosting sites.
  • Research training techniques and research methodologies, as well as, conduct literature reviews on topics related to STI, HIV/AIDS prevention, youth development, adolescent health, teen pregnancy prevention, supporting youth who are pregnant and parenting, healthy relationships, sex trafficking and other relevant topics.

  • Marginal Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Represent Healthy Teen Network at meetings and events, as appropriate.
  • Support the growth and expansion of Capacity Building and Evaluation Department.
  • Implement special projects or training events, as assigned.

  • Education and Experience:
  • Master’s degree in public health, social science, social work, education, or related field with a minimum of five years’ experience.
  • A minimum of three years’ experience working as a trainer/instructional designer and/or in the field of adolescent sexual and reproductive health which could include:
  • Designing and delivering in-person and online trainings, presentations, and/or professional development workshops.
  • Implementing evidence-based or evidence-informed adolescent pregnancy, HIV, and STI prevention programs with youth or young adults, and familiarity with program planning, implementation, and evaluation.

  • Qualifications:
  • Demonstrates strong knowledge of adolescent reproductive and sexual health, such as adolescent development, adolescent sexuality, unique needs of youth who are pregnant or parenting, sex trafficking, evidence-based approaches and programs, and adolescent pregnancy, STI, and HIV/AIDS prevention programs.
  • Has experience developing and conducting training events and providing technical assistance with a variety of adult professionals.
  • Demonstrates the use of best practices in training design, including the general use of adult learning principles, development of SMART learning objectives, use of multiple training strategies, facilitation techniques, and online pedagogy.
  • Has knowledge and familiarity with elearning software such as Captivate, Articulate Storyline, Prezi, and learning management systems (preferred), but willing to train enthusiastic candidates.
  • Has demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft Office and basic computer applications.
  • Possesses excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Possesses excellent organizational skills with attention to detail.
  • Has the ability to work independently, and as a positive, proactive, and personable team player with a capacity building and evaluation team.
  • Has the ability to proactively establish and manage priorities, including timelines, deliverables and reports.
  • Is willing and able to travel throughout the country on average of five times per year, for multiple days at a time.
  • Possesses strong commitment and sense of responsibility to the mission, vision, and guiding principles of the organization.

    Apply To:
    Deadline to submit a cover letter, resume or CV, and training design, writing sample and/or example of an on-line module is 1/03/2017. Submit to:; please write “Trainer Healthy Teen Network” in the subject line.