Online Training and Development Specialist Lead

Fairfax, VA
Commensurate with education and experience.
Jul 21, 2021
Jul 22, 2021
Full Time
Online Training and Development Specialist Lead

The George Mason University, College of Health & Human Services invites applications for an On-line Training & Development Specialist Lead. This position is 100% grant funded, therefore it is considered restricted. George Mason University has a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff, and strongly encourages candidates to apply who will enrich Mason's academic and culturally inclusive environment.

About the College:

The College of Health & Human Services (CHHS) is home to more than 1,900 undergraduate and 1,136 graduate students and approximately 140 faculty and staff. The College includes five academic units: Global and Community Health, Nursing, Health Administration, Policy and Informatics, Nutrition and Food Studies, and Social Work. CHHS is transitioning to become the first College of Public Health in the State of Virginia. Our faculty aspires to contribute to the health of all populations through innovative and impactful education, research, practice, and service.

Research opportunities abound in our nurse-led community-based clinics, high-fidelity simulation laboratory, telehealth facilities, and the CHHS Population Health Center. Active programs of research among School and CHHS faculty include investigating cultural and environmental influences on health behaviors, opioid addiction, obesity, maternal/child/adolescent health outcomes, community interventions, vulnerable populations, racial disparities in healthcare, HIV, and acute/chronic effects of violence. CHHS is also home to the "Mason: Health Starts Here" cohort study - a first-of-its-kind, transdisciplinary longitudinal research project to understand and improve the health of university students. Further information about the College may be found at:

About the Center:

The Northern Virginia Area Health Education Center (NVAHEC) is a sponsored program at George Mason University whose mission is to is to enhance access to quality health care, particularly primary and preventive care, by improving the supply and distribution of healthcare professionals via strategic partnerships with academic programs, communities, and professional organizations. NVAHEC is a part of the national AHEC Network which is committed to expanding the health care workforce while maximizing diversity and facilitating distribution, with a focus on rural and underserved communities. AHECs work to improve access to health care through recruiting, training, and retaining our health care workforce.


The College of Health and Human Services at George Mason University was awarded a grant from the Claude Moore Charitable Trust to enrich the health care workforce pipeline through the development of a Virtual Community of Practice and a catalogue of online trainings. The Online Training and Development Specialist Lead will identify, coordinate, and oversee the development of online training for health care professionals, students, and teaching faculty/staff.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree or an equivalent combination of education and experience required;
  • Minimum of three (3) years of instructional design/eLearning Development experience;
  • Proficient with asynchronous, online training development and surveys;
  • Comprehensive knowledge of current instructional theories and principles applicable to both online and instructor-led learning programs;
  • Demonstrated computer proficiency with MS Office products and online learning platforms;
  • Experience with the development of creative and engaging training materials for adult audiences in a variety of formats and media as well as storyboarding and user guides;
  • Strong written and oral communication;
  • Ability to multi-task in a high volume, fast-paced environment;
  • Excellent customer service skills;
  • Proven organizational, analytical and problem-solving skills;
  • Ability to make decisions, prioritize multi-level tasks, and work independently;
  • Ability to work and support a diverse and inclusive environment.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Proficiency with Articulate 360, Moodle, Word Press, preferred. Alternate software proficiency for Camtasia, Captivate, Blackboard or proprietary LMS will be considered;
  • Current Project Management Certification;
  • Experience with or understanding of health care workforce training needs;
  • Supervisory/Management experience;
  • Adult teaching experience a plus.

Applicants must apply at Applications must include: a cover letter describing the applicant's qualifications and interest in the position, a curriculum vitae; a list of three professional references with contact information, and a statement of diversity (as Other doc.) (see prompt).

Diversity Statement Prompt:

Have you worked with any individuals as a colleague or in a teaching, mentorship or advisory capacity who are from marginalized groups? If so, how did you help them identify and overcome barriers to success? Think about your experience with supporting technology, mentorship, teaching or tutoring, advising, and community mentorship. (No more than 2 paragraphs.)

Only complete electronic applications submitted using will be reviewed. An offer of employment is contingent upon background verification.

Great Careers Begin at Mason!

George Mason University is an innovative, entrepreneurial institution with national distinction in both academics and research. Mason holds a top U.S. News and World Report "Up and Coming" spot for national universities and is recognized for its global appeal and excellence in higher education.

Mason is currently the largest and most diverse university in Virginia with students and faculty from all 50 states and over 135 countries studying in over 200 degree programs at campuses in Arlington, Fairfax and Prince William, as well as at learning locations across the commonwealth. Rooted in Mason's diversity is a campus culture that is both rewarding and exciting, work that is meaningful, and opportunities to both collaborate and create.

If you are interested in joining the Mason family take a look at our current opportunities and catch some Mason spirit at!

George Mason University, Where Innovation is Tradition.

George Mason University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, committed to promoting inclusion and equity in its community. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability or veteran status, or any characteristic protected by law.

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