The Planetary Health Alliance (PHA) is the leading organization at the forefront of Planetary Health, a rapidly growing global field and social movement focused on understanding the human health impacts of our disruption and transformation of Earth's natural systems and the solutions necessary to address these challenges. Never before has humanity's footprint on the natural world been so large or so threatening to human health and well-being. The PHA is a growing global consortium of over 370 institutions in more than 65 countries, plus 20,000+ members, advancing Planetary Health understanding by convening experts; creating, gathering, and distributing educational materials; and curating, synthesizing, and mainstreaming Planetary Health narratives and solutions to inform and activate the Planetary Health community and the broader society. The PHA is housed within a cross-university Planetary Health initiative at Johns Hopkins University.
The Planetary Health Alliance (PHA) seeks an experienced and motivated Education Director to lead its efforts to build a global community dedicated to advancing Planetary Health education. The Education Director will be responsible for leading PHA's strategic education initiatives initially focused on medical school, nursing, and public health curriculum, developing innovative partnerships with large global education consortia. This position will mobilize Planetary Health working groups, and identify resources and tools needed to develop a Planetary Health education platform to activate Planetary Health education initiatives globally. The Education Director will report to PHA's Program Director.
To learn more about the Planetary Health Alliance, please visit: https://www.planetaryhealthalliance.org/
Specific Duties & Responsibilities
Lead the development and implementation of PHA's Education strategy with input from the PHA team and selected advisors.
Develop and lead an Education Advisory Committee.
Develop and maintain high-level partnerships with national and global organizations, associations and education consortia to leverage resources for large-scale curricular change, e.g., incorporating Planetary Health learning opportunities into medical education.
Map current efforts in Planetary Health education and establish successful pathways for curricular change.
Develop a project plan for curricular reform in Planetary Health as it relates to global/public health, nursing and medical education.
Collaborate with project leaders, subject matter experts, faculty, and staff to create guidelines to design, develop, and/or manage course/curriculum development projects.
Provide expertise on teaching resources and instructional strategies related to course and program design.
Develop instructional materials for diverse audiences that take part in the environment and health disciplines.
Develop guidelines for development of modules, workshops and programs to support synchronous and asynchronous professional development and learning activities for students in global/public health, Planetary Health.
Write education updates for PHA-related annual reports.
Serve as the PHA staff coordinator of volunteer education fellows, interns, and associated programs as needed.
Systematically review current efforts in Planetary Health education.
Travel to meetings or conferences (approximately 5%) in support of PHA's education work.
Other duties as assigned.
Climate Setting & Leadership
Conduct oneself in a manner to achieve results in a way consistent with organization values and to provide constructive examples for others to do likewise.
Establish timely and effective communications with all constituents to keep them aware of important information and to receive information and feedback from them.
Maintain an active role in the JH community as a representative for Planetary Health and to represent the organization to both internal and external constituent groups.
Develop positive employee and partner relations and communications.
Masters Degree in education or specific field related to program.
10+ years of related experience required.
5+ years experience in all aspects of academic program administration.
Additional experience may substitute for education, to the extent permitted by the JHU equivalency formula.
Ph.D. in education or specific field related to program
Supervisory experience preferred.
Special Knowledge Skills & Abilities
Innovative, strategic partnership development.
Curricular mapping across programs in global/public health and medical education.
Evaluating existing learning materials in global/public health and medical education.
Creating and monitoring educational tools and resources to facilitate curricular change for institutions and faculty.
Training of others on how to deliver learning materials developed for this project.
Researching new innovations in both learning design and education implementation, especially as they relate to Planetary Health.
Experience with Microsoft Office products (Word, PowerPoint, Excel) and Teams, preferred.
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills and ability to work collaboratively across disciplines and geographies.
Demonstrate experience in instructional design that transcends disciplines.
Demonstrate experience with project management including monitoring and evaluation.
Excellent problem-solving, organizational, interpersonal, and leadership skills.
Demonstrated experience in working independently and as a team member.
Knowledge and/or demonstrated experience in the area of global environmental change and/or public health as it relates to Planetary Health preferred.
Awareness of and aptitude to appropriately and effectively understand, respect, and adapt to cultural and identity-based difference within group environments.
Knowledge of and commitment to concepts and issues tied to social justice, diversity, equity, and inclusion.
Skills related to creating and supporting an environment that allows for inclusion, effective intercultural engagement, and personal humility and authenticity.
Classified Title: Academic Program Manager Job Posting Title (Working Title): Education Director Role/Level/Range: ACRP/04/ME Starting Salary Range: Min: $64,000 - Max: $112,200 Annually ($85,000 budgeted; Commensurate with experience) Employee group: Full Time Schedule: Monday to Friday: 8:30 am – 5 pm Exempt Status: Exempt Location: Hybrid/School of Public Health Department name: Environmental Health and Engineering Personnel area: School of Public Health
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