Educational Program Designer

Dalhousie University

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Position Title Educational Program Designer
Department/Unit Family Medicine
Location Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
Posting Number S96-23
Employee Group DPMG
Position Type Term
Duration of Contract (if applicable) 5 years
Employment Type Full Time
Full-time Equivalency (FTE) 1
Salary $64,824 – $86,841 per annum
Classification ADM-06
Provisional Statement This is a provisional classification. Formal classification procedures will be initiated by the Job Design Unit in approximately six months.
About Dalhousie University Dalhousie University is Atlantic Canada’s leading research-intensive university and a driver of the region’s intellectual, social and economic development. Located in the heart of Halifax, Nova Scotia, with an Agricultural Campus in Truro/Bible Hill, Dalhousie is a truly national and international university, with more than half of our almost 21,000 students coming from outside of the province. Our 6,000 faculty and staff foster a vibrant, purpose-driven community, that celebrated 200 years of academic excellence in 2018.
Job Summary The Medical Education Program within the Department of Family Medicine (DFM) oversees the Family Medicine training for all undergraduate (UG) learners and postgraduate (PG) learners for Dalhousie University. Jointly reporting to the Chief Operating Officer, Complex System Navigator and Postgraduate Program Director, the Educational Designer and Implementation Project Manager will be responsible for the educational and curricular redesign that will be required to transition Dalhousie Family Medicine from a two-year to a three-year residency training program. The role is responsible for creating strategies to improve education and practice on topics of emerging importance and address persistent educational challenges.
Key Responsibilities
  • Complete an environmental scan of the Program and each of the distributed teaching sites to identify existing resources and RTP Core Professional Activities (CPAs) that are being met.
  • Participate in and contribute to a series of advocacy meetings incorporating perspectives, ownership, and readiness of relevant partners and sectors (e.g., university, government/funders, CFPC Chapters).
  • Be a key leader and project manager of the development of new clinical and academic curriculum that spans a three-year program and lead the implementation of the three-year residency training curriculum at each of the distributed teaching sites.
  • Create an evaluation strategy designed to measure outcomes subsequent to program changes and report results of analysis on behalf of DFM to CFPC National as per the terms of the Memorandum Of Understanding (MOU).
  • Identify and create a budget that reflects the costs of transitioning to program expansion, including the required resources and ongoing operational costs in conjunction with the Medical Education Manager and Financial Manager.
  • Participate in National discussions around the Outcomes of Training Recommendations when the opportunities become available.

Note The successful applicant will be eligible for hybrid work (combination of in-person work on campus and remote work) as agreed by all parties based on operational requirements and university guidelines.
Dalhousie’s vaccine mandate has been suspended at this time, and employees no longer need to provide proof of full vaccination. However, health and safety risks to our community will continue to be monitored and a vaccine mandate may be reinstated if necessary.
Required Qualifications
  • Master’s degree in a relevant field, plus five years’ related experience in curriculum development, education development theory and practice (or equivalent combination of training and experience).
  • Solid understanding of principles of adult education and learning styles, conceptual skills and systems thinking, program management and administration.
  • Effective and demonstrable leadership and communication skills.
  • Energetic approach to problem solving as well as the ability to multitask, and make decisions.
  • Strong interpersonal, organizational, research and planning skills are required. Tact, diplomacy, and attention to detail.
  • Experience in project management.
  • Demonstrated experience with stakeholder and clinician engagement.
  • Ability to work independently, as well as part of a team, with minimal supervision.

  • Knowledge of CFPC professional standards and regulations.
  • Experience in a university setting and/or health care environment.
  • Experience in leading, developing and implementing change initiative.

Job Competencies The successful candidate is expected to demonstrate proficiency in Dalhousie’s core and leadership competencies (, in particular:
– Self-Awareness & Professionalism
– Respect & Inclusion
– Knowledge & Thinking Skills
– Thinking and Acting Strategically
– Relationship Building
Additional Information Dalhousie University supports a healthy and balanced lifestyle. Our total compensation package includes a defined benefit pension plan, health and dental plans, a health spending account, an employee and family assistance program and a tuition assistance program.
Application Consideration Applications from current university employees and external candidates are assessed concurrently. Current university employees will be given special consideration.
We sincerely appreciate all applications and note that only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted directly by the hiring department or Human Resources.
Diversity Statement Dalhousie University commits to achieving inclusive excellence through continually championing equity, diversity, inclusion, and accessibility. The university encourages applications from Indigenous persons (especially Mi’kmaq), persons of Black/African descent (especially African Nova Scotians), and members of other racialized groups, persons with disabilities, women, persons identifying as members of 2SLGBTQ+ communities, and all candidates who would contribute to the diversity of our community. For more information, please visit .

Posting Detail Information

Number of Vacancies 1
Open Date 03/15/2023
Close Date 03/29/2023
Open Until Filled No
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