Community Education Lead
Posting Date: September 20,2022 Application Deadline: Open until filled.
Hours: 35 hours per week; flexible schedule. Occasional evening and weekend work required.
Wage: $38.20 - $43.75 an hour
Location: Hybrid - remote and in-person work required. In-person work will initially be primarily in the Fraser Health Region, with occasional travel across BC.
Reports to: Executive Director, BCHN
Start Date: October 31, 2022 (flexible)
Status: (New Position) Full-time (35 hours per week) to March 31, 2023; strong potential for continuation, dependent on funding.
BC Hepatitis Network
The BC Hepatitis Network (BCHN)’s vision is for people everywhere in BC have full access to equitable, stigma-free prevention, diagnosis, care, treatment, and support for viral hepatitis. BCHN provides hepatitis education, peer-to-peer support, peer mentorship and training, hepatitis C screening & linking to care events, connection to services, and advocacy. We work with people living with hepatitis and others affected, and partner with population-specific community-based organizations, and with researchers and government to address concerns about hepatitis prevention, care, treatment access and support.
The BCHN Community Education Lead oversees the design, development, implementation, and evaluation of a Hepatitis C Education and Training series for three learner groups: Health Care Providers
(HCP) in community settings, Community-Based Organization (CBO) staff, and People Who Use Drugs
(PWUD). This position draws on adult education and instructional design theory to create eLearning and instructor-led educational products, in service of BCHN’s BC Community Hepatitis Elimination Program
(BC-CHEP). The objectives this position is responsible for are:
1. Maximize BC-CHEP capacity through engaging learner groups and community partners in the development of educational products, with an initial focus in the Fraser Health region.
2. Increase learner groups’ knowledge and skill through the development and delivery of HCV testing and diagnosis, care, treatment, and support training modules.
3. Support the collective learning and collaboration (e.g., on micro-elimination projects) within and between Community of Practice (CoP) groups.
- Lead the design and development of eLearning and instructor-led education for three learner groups: Health Care Providers (HCP) in community settings, Community-Based Organization (CBO) staff, and People Who Use Drugs (PWUD)
- Consult with stakeholders, members of target learner groups, and subject matter experts to inform the education design plan (e.g. through conducting needs assessments, ongoing feedback sessions, etc.)
- Utilize instructional design and adult education theories in the development of educational resources (e.g. videos, pamphlets, posters, job aids), tailored to each learner group.
- Facilitate in-person education sessions for the three target learner groups
- Monitor and support learners as they move through online learning units.
- Design and implement evaluation strategies for educational products (with BCHN Evaluation Consultant)
- Modify and update educational materials based on ongoing learner and stakeholder feedback.
- Provide technical support and troubleshooting assistance to learners accessing online educational materials.
- Support CoP learning initiatives.
- Provide training and support for future facilitators in communities across BC.
- Complete educational materials within agreed-upon timelines.
- Work to meet the objectives set out in BCHN’s BC Community Hepatitis Elimination Program, outlined above.
- Participate in professional development opportunities.
- Comply with all BCHN policy and procedures.
- Attend all staff meetings as called by the Executive Director, when scheduled during regular working hours.
- Other identified duties and special projects that reflect both organizational need as well as employee interest.
Education and Experience
- Diploma or university degree in adult education or instructional design.
- Minimum 2 years instructional design experience, including eLearning and instructor-led modalities.
- Minimum 2 years of experience teaching/facilitating with adult learners.
- Direct experience working with or in community-based organizations that provide services such as harm reduction, education, support to one or more populations impacted by HCV.
- Knowledge of hepatitis C and factors impacting health, an asset.
- Knowledge of the healthcare field (and particularly community health, health equity, substance use and addiction medicine, and public health) an asset.
- Strong foundation in eLearning development using Articulate 360, Canvas, Adobe Captivate, or other eLearning authoring tools.
- Strong foundation in development of in-person, instructor-led education. (e.g., workshops and classes, multi-session programs, etc.)
- Ability to develop dynamic, interactive, supportive, and engaging learning experiences, based on sound instructional design principles.
- Experience setting up and maintaining eLearning on learning management systems.
- Educational resource design and development. (e.g., using Canva, Vengage, similar platforms)
- Excellent teaching and facilitation skills aligned with research on supporting adult learning.
- Ability to implement practices that support accessible learning, both in-person and online.
- Understanding of anti-racism and cultural safety, and commitment to ongoing learning.
- Understanding of issues impacting LGBTQ2S+ communities, people who use drugs, and people living with/at risk of hepatitis C.
- Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite.
- Ability to work with and support diverse adult learners.
- Ability to work collaboratively with stakeholders, and key learner groups.
- Ability to work independently; to self-direct, prioritize tasks, and manage time effectively to achieve project deliverables.
- Excellent interpersonal skills; ability to establish and maintain relationships with BCHN partners across BC.
- Excellent computer literacy.
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
- Extended health benefits will include medical, dental, vision and Employee and Family
Assistance (EAP) program after 3 months of employment
- Generous vacation time, personal days and other leave policies
- Inclusive workplace
- Flexible work schedule
BCHN values diverse lived experiences and supports employment equity. People with lived or living experience of hepatitis C or HIV, as well as Indigenous, Black, and racialized people, LGBTQ2SAIP+ people, women, and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
How to Apply
Please submit your resume and cover letter and include a sample of previous work that you developed, such as slide decks or workshop materials, educational materials, eLearning modules via:
BCHep Website: https://bchep.org/about-us/careers/
If you require support or accommodation in the application process, please reach out to Deb Schmitz via phone at 604 740-1092.
Job Types: Full-time, Fixed term contract
Contract length: 5 months
Salary: $38.20-$43.75 per hour
- Dental care
- Employee assistance program
- Extended health care
- Vision care
- Monday to Friday
- Weekend availability
Work Location: Remote