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Curriculum Developer Midwifery Education

  • Consultant
  • Ontario (Remote)
  • Application Deadline: 2023-01-27

Website https://twitter.com/torontomet Toronto Metropolitan University

The G. Raymond Chang School of Continuing Education

About Toronto Metropolitan University (formerly Ryerson University)
At the intersection of mind and action, Toronto Metropolitan University is on a transformative path to become Canada’s leading comprehensive innovation university. Integral to this path is the placement of equity, diversity and inclusion as fundamental to our institutional culture. Our current academic plan outlines each as core values and we work to embed them in all that we do.

Toronto Metropolitan University welcomes those who have demonstrated a commitment to upholding the values of equity, diversity, and inclusion and will assist us to expand our capacity for diversity in the broadest sense. In addition, to correct the conditions of disadvantage in employment in Canada, we encourage applications from members of groups that have been historically disadvantaged and marginalized, including First Nations, Metis and Inuit peoples, Indigenous peoples of North America, racialized persons, persons with disabilities, and those who identify as women and/or 2SLGBTQ+. Please note that all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, applications from Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

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About the program/department/team
The Chang School 
The G. Raymond Chang School of Continuing Education, Toronto Metropolitan University is Canada’s foremost provider of university-based adult education, facilitating access to the University’s renowned, professionally relevant courses and programs. Since 1975, we have been delivering leading-edge workplace knowledge that empowers learners to reach their personal and professional goals. We have approximately 70,000 annual enrolments (in 1,500 courses) in Arts; Business; Communication and Design; Community Services; Engineering, Architecture, and Science; Gateway for International Professionals; Programs for 50+; and Spanning the Gaps – Access to Post-Secondary Education.

We especially welcome applications from individuals who self-identify as women, Black, Indigenous or a racialized person, who will be integral towards serving our highly diverse student population. If you identify in one of the former groups, we encourage you to self-identify in your cover letter. This is truly an exciting time to join The Chang School as we embark on our strategic planning guided by the values of equity, diversity and inclusion and with a firm belief that diversity is our strength. We are building a culture of recognizing and celebrating diversity and welcome you to join us.

The Opportunity
The International Midwifery Pre-Registration Program (IMPP) is currently on pause. The program, which began in 2002, has been highly successful. The nine-month bridging program offered the only pathway for skill enhancement, gap assessment, accelerated training, clerkship (employment placement/ internship) and preparation to write the national registration exam for Internationally Educated Midwives residing in Ontario. Most graduates from the IMPP successfully completed the program and have become registered midwives. We want to rebrand the midwifery program for internationally educated midwives into a model that is cost-efficient and successful. This may require an expansion to the program/ offering of a broader range of skills development and training for both licensed midwives and non-licensed pathways/ other birth-workers. The Chang School of Continuing Education is currently recruiting an instructional designer, midwifery education. To accomplish this goal, we need two curriculum developers & instructional designers to build the curriculum using the recommendations and framework that emerged from the findings of our research and review committee consultations, whose work concluded in early 2022.

The curriculum developer & instructional designer will also be working in collaboration with provincial regulatory bodies, the Midwifery Education Program at Toronto Metropolitan University and the Chang School of Continuing Education. They will report to the Program Director Community Engagement at the Chang School.

Responsibilities

  • Develops curricula for the midwifery education program for internationally educated midwives.
  • Identifies and develops instructional strategies, learning objectives and resources to support the development of courses.
  • Prepares course outlines, and lesson plans/ weekly topicals.
  • Provides complete citation and sources, for any quotes, excerpts or visual elements used in the courses.
  • Identified textbooks, articles and other learning materials for the courses.
  • Ensures that all session materials meet the academic and pedagogical standards of the university, including adherence to copyright, academic and pedagogical policies.
  • Maintains confidentiality about all aspects of the program activities.
  • Liaises with the Digital Education Strategies team of instructional designers and content  to support document review and other project activities.
  • Uploads the materials to the Learning Management System (LMS). 
  • Revises materials, as recommended by the Digital Engagement Strategies (DES) unit.
  • Ensures copyright and the right to reproduce or distribute any third-party copyright materials used in the courses are maintained.
  • Alters / provides alternative materials, as needed, whenever rights-of-use are prohibitively expensive or cannot be obtained.
  • Completes assigned work within the agreed upon timelines.

The Chang School, Toronto Metropolitan University will provide support in the form of:

  • Professional development training and coaching on student engagement, purposeful selection and use of technology, engaging learning activities, assessments and online teaching.
  • Guidance and advice on learning materials and D2L tools for optimal student learning experience and academic integrity of content and assessments. 
  • Training and consultation on compliance with the web accessibility principles set by Toronto Metropolitan University. Assisting with Course Readings and the acquisition of copyright permissions for third-party materials. 
  • Support with revised materials uploaded to D2L. 

Qualifications:
The ideal candidate should be a registered midwife in Ontario. They must have:

  • A minimum of five years’ experience in the Midwifery/ healthcare sector and have taught at the postsecondary level. 
  • A minimum of three years of relevant work experience in instructional design and digital media production is also required. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.
  • Knowledge of Midwifery education, the licensing process in Ontario/ across Canada and the preparation requirements for the midwifery exams, including but not limited to the Canadian Midwifery Registration Exam.
  • A Master’s Degree in Health/ Education/ Educational Technology or a relevant Master’s Degree with specialization in Instructional Design, Educational Technology and eLearning.
  • Advanced proficiency using MS Office and Google Workspace.
  • Familiarity with Learning Management System (LMS) such as D2L and Content Management System (CMS) technologies, including use and evaluation of online multimedia applications for learning and teaching.
  • Demonstrated lived experience and knowledge of racialized or indigenous communities.
  • Excellent knowledge and familiarity with the principles of active learning and effective and purposeful uses of technology in teaching and learning.
  • Experience with current learning and teaching technologies and effective pedagogical approaches particularly as these relate to online learning.
  • An ability to work independently and also as an effective team member.
  • Demonstrated sensitivity and a high level of confidentiality and diplomacy when dealing with challenging situations.
  • Excellent time management and prioritization skills and flexibility for efficient management of multiple project schedules.

How to apply

Please submit your cover letter and resume to impp@torontomu.ca by Friday, January 27, 2023, 5:00 p.m.

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