Training Development Coordinator
Part Time (20 hours per week), January 2019 - September 2019
Meals on Wheels America hosts the National Resource Center on Nutrition and Aging (“NRCNA”) as part of a cooperative agreement with the Administration for Community Living. The goal of the NRCNA is to provide the Aging Network with timely, relevant, high quality opportunities that build knowledge and skills among nutrition and aging professionals in a variety of roles at all levels of professional development. To learn more about the National Resource Center on Nutrition and Aging, please visit: https://nutritionandaging.org/about-us/. To fulfill the goals and outcomes of this agreement, the NRCNA seeks to retain one Training Development Coordinator to support work in the three areas described below:
Prepare a senior nutrition program training needs assessment report. Senior nutrition programs include those that provide nutrition services to older adults, i.e., Meals on Wheels programs, Area Agencies on Aging, Councils on Aging, and State Units on Aging. Specifically, the Coordinator will need to develop and deploy an assessment tool/data collection strategy that engages a diverse sample of senior nutrition program staff across the nation. The Coordinator can also leverage NRCNA email marketing and web-based communications channels, and can expand on the NRCNA’s repository of online and in-person training evaluation data. A review of publicly available research, reports, and presentations, as well as qualitative and quantitative data collection via online surveys and key informant interviews can inform the development of this report.
2. Training Resource Development
Support the development of multiple training tools and resources (i.e., e-learning modules, and multimedia toolkits) targeted at senior nutrition programs. The Coordinator will be required to manage several already commissioned projects leading to the design and development of three distinct e-learning modules. Specific training topics will cover senior nutrition program administration, innovative program practices, and geriatric nutrition basics. The Coordinator will collaborate with subject matter experts contracted by NRCNA staff to develop training content. The Coordinator will provide needed technical assistance and administrative support to NRCNA contractors to ensure the delivery of work products in line with project objectives and timelines.
3. Training Resource Evaluation
Design and implement an evaluation plan to assess the effectiveness of the newly developed NRCNA training tools, and alignment with NRCNA goals. User satisfaction, knowledge acquisition, professional alignment, empowerment, and perceived value of the training are critical quality indicators of effective NRCNA training resources. Specifically, the Coordinator will prepare a report summarizing the evaluation process implemented, and the impact of new resources on NRCNA users in relation to the quality indicators noted above.
Qualifications and Skills:
A minimum, applicants must have:
· 2- 5 years’ experience in Learning, Training and Development.
· Strong background in adult learning theory, as well as instructional design, development and delivery.
· Knowledge of technology and instructional design for learning tools.
· Proven experience in project management and program evaluation.
Preferred candidates will have:
Ucheoma Akobundu, PhD, RD
Director, National Resource Center on Nutrition and Aging
Senior Director, Nutrition Impact
Meals on Wheels America