Curriculum Specialist, Division of Education and Training
Boston, MA The Fenway Institute
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The Curriculum Specialist conceptualizes, develops, monitors, and tracks education and training materials and programs across the Division of Education and Training. Materials include but are not limited to: PowerPoint slides, online learning modules, videos, educational print publications, consumer brochures, toolkits, and reports. Programs may include, but are not limited to: webinar presentations, ECHO didactic curriculum, conference agendas, workshops, and train-the-trainer programs.

The Division of Education and Training provides educational programs, resources, and consultation to health care organizations and providers across the U.S. and globally, with the goal of optimizing quality, culturally responsive and cost-effective health care for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender, queer, intersex, asexual, and all sexual and gender minority (LGBTQIA+) people.  

We are looking for a person with academic medical or public health curriculum expertise, academic technical writing and editing experience, and strong project management skills.

The Curriculum Specialist will be responsible for designing health professional education curricula using research from the medical field including academic journals and scientific literature

This is a grant-funded position for a limited time with the possibility of extension.

Representative Duties:

  1. Manages curriculum development for all programs
  • Develops learning objectives, conceptualizes content, and designs programs and materials
  • Collaborates with program managers, faculty/subject matter experts, technical writers, graphic designers, and other partners to develop and deliver programs
  • Ensures that all curriculum-related goals and milestones are met
  • Incorporates principles of adult learning and instructional design into educational materials and programs
  • Complies with funders’ regulations 

2. Ensures high quality of curricular materials

  • Implements processes to ensure consistency in tone, terminology, citation style, and design across all materials and programs
  • Pays close attention to detail to ensure high quality of deliverables  
  • Organizes and maintains electronic storage of training materials

3. Supports evaluation of programs and materials

  • Collaborates with the Evaluation Manager and program managers to evaluate the process outcomes and effectiveness of curricular materials and programs

4. Meets Agency Participatory Expectations:

  • Adheres to all agency and departmental policies and procedures
  • Participates in quality assessment and improvement activities as requested
  • Adheres to established safety policies, procedures and precautions
  • Attends all required meetings, in-services and professional trainings
  • Maintains professional competence necessary to perform job responsibilities; maintains and provides agency with records of continuing education activities
  • Serves on agency committees and in professional organizations when requested

5. Performs other related duties as required

  • Bachelor’s degree and at least four years’ relevant experience in developing and managing curricula
  • Ability to work harmoniously and effectively with colleagues, patients, clients and vendors across the spectrum of diversity, including but not limited to race, ethnicity, color, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, socio-economic status, national origin and immigrant status, religious or spiritual identity, disability (physical, mental, emotional and developmental), veteran status, and/or limited English proficiency.
  • Willingness to contribute towards Fenway’s efforts in becoming an anti-racist organization and promoting a culture dedicated to ongoing development in service of humility, equity, diversity, inclusion, and belonging, where differences are acknowledged and valued.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Excellent writing and editing skills
  • Excellent organizational skillssss
  • Proficiency in using PowerPoint, EndNote
  • Proficiency in using AMA style
  • Proficiency in using review/editing tools for Microsoft Word and Adobe Acrobat reader
  • Knowledge of and sensitivity to diverse communities, particularly communities of color and LGBTQIA+ communities 
  • Ability to work harmoniously with diverse groups of individuals required

Physical Requirements:

Ability to meet the following physical requirements with or without reasonable accommodations:

  • Sit at a computer station for extended periods of time
  • Ability to type on a keyboard for extended periods of time

Supervisory Responsibility


We offer competitive salaries, and for those who qualify, an excellent benefits package; including comprehensive medical and dental insurance plans, and a retirement plan with employer match. We also provide 12 paid holidays, paid vacation, and more.LGBTQIA+ identified persons, Black, Indigenous, and other people of color (BIPOC), and individuals from other historically underrepresented communities are strongly encouraged to apply.