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About Us: Prevention Insights at the Indiana University School of Public Health Bloomington is a renowned public health organization in the United States. Headquartered in Bloomington, Indiana and operating entirely on extramural funding (grants and contracts), Prevention Insights provides a range of public health services that include data collection and interpretation; evaluation; technical assistance and strategic planning; grant writing; federal regulatory compliance; organizational wellness; implementation best practices; and training and workforce development. Prevention Insights works with single state agencies, technology transfer centers, prevention networks, hospitals, companies, and organizations across the country. We are an organization that is driven by our values: integrity, innovation, dependability, courtesy, community, diversity, and inclusion. These values guide our actions every day and describe how we will achieve our vision: promoting and sustaining healthy environments and behaviors across the lifespan, in communities across America. For more information, click here.
The Workforce Development Team at Prevention Insights promotes and supports the diverse behavioral health workforce in Indiana by coordinating and facilitating training in the areas of substance abuse prevention, public health, mental health, community planning and implementation, and evidence-based best practices. Training and support for the growing and diverse workforce aims to meet professionals at each stage in their development, from new professionals to those who have worked in prevention for decades. Our workforce development team focuses on needs assessment of the workforce; establishing goals and objectives of training events; fostering partnerships and collaboration; developing curriculum development, designing in-person and online courses, trainings, workshops, retreats, and conferences; facilitation of trainings; utilization of best practices for adult learning; promotion of professional development opportunities; and planning and logistical coordination.
Prevention Insights at the Indiana University School of Public Health invites applications for a Research Associate – Community Training Specialist. This position will begin on or about October 1, 2021.
Qualifications:? Candidates should have a bachelor’s degree (master’s degree preferred) in public health, health education, community psychology, social work, or related fields and a minimum of 3 years of experience in community work including: processes, planning, implementation, prevention, and public health promotion. Qualified candidates must possess working knowledge of evidence-based public health strategies as well as best practices in substance abuse prevention, adult facilitation, and public speaking. CHES/MCHES/CPS encouraged. Excellent oral, written, presentation, and communication skills are essential, as is the ability to present information in academic and non-academic formats. Must be detail oriented, with strong organizational and planning skills, and ability to meet deliverable deadlines. Strong interpersonal skills and capability to work with a team and independently is required.
Training and Content Development
Develop content for trainings and presentations based on current research and data.
Contribute to the development of online training modules via research for content, content development, course creation, and editing.
Edit and update current training curriculum using research, current evidence-based findings, and verification of material.
Deliver trainings (with fidelity) based on an extensive portfolio of public. health/prevention/behavioral health-oriented curricula.
Develop and refine training materials through collaboration and incorporation of feedback from team members, partners, experts, and prior training sessions.
Develop resources (slide decks, toolkits, documents) for communities to assist in the strategic prevention framework process.
Communication and Promotion
Develop marketing materials and promote events via proper channels.
Professional writing including PSA, web articles, monthly newsletter, and blog posts.
Exhibit at conferences and events to promote training services.
General Training Team
Assist with training implementation plans including selection of curricula and sequencing of events.
Use best practices to evaluate trainings.
Foster relationships with community partners for sustainable public health collaborations.
Examine training processes to provide feedback for on-going efficiency and quality improvement.
Participate in strategic team meetings.
Maintain expertise through completion of professional development and seek additional credentials in areas needed to facilitate trainings.
Recordkeeping as well as reporting for deliverables.
design marketing materials and promote via various channels
acquire content experts and presenters
develop event schedules and synchronize timelines
communicate essential details with participants and staff
create participant learning materials, agendas, and evaluation documents
manage event budget
facilitate continuing education units
process registration and payment
coordinate food and room design
provide culturally adaptive services
organize hotel blocks
coordinate technology needs
provide onsite guidance
manage giveaway items
Interested candidates should submit a letter of application and CV as described at:
Review of all applications will begin on September 25, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled. Questions regarding the position or application process can be directed to: Heather Todd, Unit Director, Prevention Insights, 1033 E. 3rd Street, 4th Floor, Bloomington, IN 47405
This position is a two-year position that is subject to renewal. It also requires some on-site work, travel, and lifting of training materials.
Indiana University is an equal employment and affirmative action employer and a provider of ADA services. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ethnicity, color, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, national origin, disability status or protected veteran status.
Prevention Insights at the Indiana University School of Public Health Bloomington is a renowned public health organization in the United States. Headquartered in Bloomington, Indiana and operating entirely on extramural funding (grants and contracts), Prevention Insights provides a range of public health services that include training and technical assistance in Screening, Brief Intervention, Referral to Treatment (SBIRT), Motivational Interviewing (MI), Mental Health, Organizational Wellness, and Workforce Development, as well as technical assistance, coaching and consultation to non-profits and community-based partnerships implementing substance abuse prevention or related health and wellness initiatives at the community level. We also provide services in Evaluation, Survey, Software Engineering, Grant Writing, Communications, External Agency Management, and Regulatory Compliance of Alcohol, Gambling, Tobacco, and Other Drugs. As the national evaluator of SAMHSA’s Technology Transfer Centers, Prevention Insights works with single state agencies, technology transfer centers, prevention networks, hospitals, companies, and organizations across the country. Our SBIRT, MI, and Evaluat...ion services have received national recognition from state and federal agencies over the past 30 years.
We are an organization that is driven by our values: integrity, innovation, dependability, courtesy, community, diversity and inclusion. These values guide our actions every day and describe how we will achieve our vision: promoting and sustaining healthy environments and behaviors across the lifespan, in communities across America.