CDC ORISE Fellowship Opportunities in training and education

Submitted by: Dr. Marie Thomas

The Division of Scientific Education and Professional DevelopmentÂ’s (DSEPD) Education and Training Services Branch (ETSB) is looking to fill two ORISE fellow positions. One as a Quality Training Development Fellowship and the other as a Learning Design and Education Fellowship. Fellows will participate in training projects and activities, and the remainder of each fellowÂ’s work and training will depend on their interests, goals, experience, and skills.

Please read descriptions below for more information and share this information with potential candidates.

To apply to the Quality Training Development Fellowship position, please go to: https://www.zintellect.com/Opportunity/Details/CDC-CSELS-2021-0289

To apply to the Learning Design and Education Fellowship position, please go to: https://www.zintellect.com/Opportunity/Details/CDC-CSELS-2021-0300

Multiple fellowship opportunities in our division are open at: https://www.zintellect.com (Search for “DSEPD” as a Keyword to see opportunities.)

Title: Quality Training Development Fellowship

This fellow will work with the ETSB Branch Chief and focus on two initiatives to improve the quality of training developed for the public health workforce through the use of CDCÂ’s Quality Training Standards and the other is to improve relationships, outreach, and connection with national workforce training partners.

  • Quality Training Standards: In January 2018, education leaders from across the CDC finalized eight training development standards to serve as a quality benchmark for trainings developed or funded by CDC. The standards provide guidance for developing quality training that results in learning. A workgroup of training leaders from across CDC was formed to develop the standards and has continued to meet and advise on implementation of these standards across CDC and with external partners. The group officially became a CDC Council in March 2021, with the goal of advising and supporting the DSEPD Education and Training Services BranchÂ’s work to share, implement, and support the standards. This project involves a variety of learning opportunities that include, but are not limited to, communication strategy, program evaluation, learning design and development, web content development, group facilitation, and partner engagement/collaboration. A significant portion of this project will involve organizing the many tasks that are part of this initiative and connecting and communicating with the various partners involved.
  • National Training Partner Engagement: Education and Training Services Branch leadership meet regularly with a variety of training partners focused on public health workforce development. These partners include, but are not limited to, the Association for State and Territorial Health Officials, National Association for City and County Health Officials, National Network for Public Health Institutes, the Public Health Foundation, and the de Beaumont Foundation. Partnership efforts overlap with the policy and communication streams at CDC and there is a need for coordinating with these groups. In addition, successful partnership engagement involves follow-up and continuous care and feeding. With guidance from the mentor, this project involves participating in these meetings, facilitating follow-up, strategizing approach to improve engagement, coordinating sharing of partnership efforts with internal partners, and exploring opportunities for active collaboration with partners beyond meetings. The fellow will learn how to organize and facilitate collaboration and build successful partnerships for common goals.

Desired qualifications

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Experience managing programs or projects with multiple components
  • Experience with Microsoft suite of products
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Excellent facilitation skills
  • Interest in workforce development and training

Education/Training

  • MasterÂ’s Degree
  • Disciplines:
    • Public Health 
    • Health Education/Education/Instructional Design
    • Business Management
    • Communications

To apply to this fellowship position, please go to: https://www.zintellect.com/Opportunity/Details/CDC-CSELS-2021-0289

Title: CDC Learning Design and Education Fellowship

This fellow will train with the Learning Design and Fellowship Education Team Lead and fellowship educators to plan and implement quality trainings. The Learning Design and Fellowship Education Team within ETSB develops competency-based fellowship curricula and builds capacity to create and deliver quality trainings that enhance the skills of the public health workforce. Our team helps design curriculum to support experiential learning for several fellowship programs in the division.

The Fellow will participate in projects and activities that support training and learning strategy for division fellowships. They will have the opportunity to build the following public health core competency domains:

  • Leadership and Systems Thinking Skills
  • Communication Skills
  • Cultural Competency/Health Equity Skills
  • Analytical/Assessment Skills
  • Program Planning Skills
  • Public Health Sciences Skills
  • Management Skills

The fellow may work with the team to help:

  • draft and update training documents, activities, or standard operating procedures to streamline processes. For example, the fellow may assist fellowship educators in updating files, slides, or curriculum planning documents for training events.
  • identify and organize key resources to inform training and curriculum content. For example, the fellow may conduct literature reviews and curate quality educational tools and resources and organize them in an easy to access repository.
  • coordinate activities that support cross-cutting initiatives. For example, the fellow may compile data from several fellowship programs and update a crosswalk of leadership training needs, competencies, and content.
  • support team members in planning, implementation, and evaluation of learning design and fellowship education projects. For example, the fellow may review fellowship instructional materials and provide suggestions to ensure content is engaging and follows the CDC Quality Training Standards.
  • assist with cross-division collaborative efforts to improve the quality of training developed at CDC. For example, the fellow may help facilitate events that bring together partners across the division or agency to discuss quality training for fellowships including topics such as leadership, health equity, diversity and inclusion, and data science.

Desired qualifications

  • Interest and experience in training and workforce development
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Experience working on programs or projects with multiple components
  • Experience with Microsoft suite of products
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Excellent facilitation skills

Education/Training

  • MasterÂ’s Degree
  • Disciplines:
    • Public Health 
    • Health Education/Education/Instructional Design
    • Business Management
    • Communications

To apply to this fellowship position, please go to: https://www.zintellect.com/Opportunity/Details/CDC-CSELS-2021-0300

Gabrielle Benenson, MPH

Chief, Education and Training Services Branch

Division of Scientific Education and Professional Development (DSEPD)

Center for Surveillance, Epidemiology and Laboratory Services (CSELS)

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Michelle Carvalho, MPH, MCHES®

Lead, Learning Design & Fellowship Education Team

Education and Training Services Branch

Division of Scientific Education and Professional Development (DSEPD)

Center for Surveillance, Epidemiology and Laboratory Services (CSELS)

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention