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Collections Editor – PD HUB
Job Number: 2020-35826
Category: Administrative Professional
Location: Worcester, MA
Shift: Day
Exempt/Non-Exempt: Exempt
Business Unit: UMass Med School
Department: School - Grad School Biomedical Science - W419000
Job Type: Full-Time
Salary Grade: 45
Union Code: Non Union Position -W60- Non Unit Professional
Num. Openings: 1
Post Date: March 15, 2021

POSITION SUMMARY: 

Under the direction of the Principal Investigator or designee, the Collections Editor for the Professional Development Hub (pd/hub) will develop, manage, and disseminate community-sourced collections of educational resources and organize related for pd/hub.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Oversee and manage the development of pd/hub Collections, including the submissions process, peer review process, model annotations, train-the-trainer workshops, and mentoring groups
  • Collaborate with the principal investigator, consultants, working groups, and others on development and evolution of mechanisms for the Collections process.
  • Support & manage activities of Fellows whose models are selected for the Collections, including Fellows’ annotation of models, workshop development, mentoring group facilitation, and dissemination of Collection models.
  • With guidance from consultants, ensure that Collection materials explicitly highlight key teaching/implementation strategies, such as strategies to advance equity and inclusion.
  • Manage clients’ experiences with Collections and associated trainings.
  • Draft material bringing elements of the Collections together such as a preface or literature reviews, blog posts, and journal articles to support dissemination.
  • Oversee development and maintenance of an online framework for Collection materials and other technical needs.
  • Support the implementation of assessment and evaluation tools for the Collections, in collaboration with consultants.
  • Ensure that project development and completion is timely, successful, and meets expectations.
  • Contribute to strategic planning for sustaining, growing, and evolving Collections in the broader context of pd|hub.
  • Represent pd|hub on committees and at external meetings and conferences as needed.
  • Perform other duties and projects as needed

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a scientific discipline, education, communication, or a related degree or equivalent experience
  • 5-7 years of related experience.
  • Experience with teaching and training
  • Demonstrated skills working with and/or guiding diverse individuals, teams, and volunteers.
  • Excellent written, verbal, and visual communication skills
  • Demonstrated strategic planning skills and initiative in developing/implementing strategies to reach goals
  • Demonstrated ability to develop, manage, and implement complex projects or programs
  • Experience with the development of educational resources or curricula
  • Demonstrated analytical skills and independent judgment
  • Demonstrated ability to meet project deadlines, assess priorities, and operate in a flexible manner in order to meet the dynamic needs of the department
  • Excellent computer/technical skills

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • PhD in a STEM, education, or related discipline along with one or more years of experience teaching in higher education (preferably in graduate/postdoctoral education, career & professional development).
  • Experience working in an early-stage organization, office, or initiative.
  • Skilled in using web development tools, social media, and visualization tools.
  • Ability to travel for periodic meetings, conferences, etc. (when travel restrictions are lifted)

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