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(Education) Curriculum Development Consultant

The Oregon Community Health Worker Association (ORCHWA) is seeking a dynamic, experienced and highly organized (Education) Curriculum Development Consultant. This person will play a critical role in leading the overhaul and update of ORCHWA’s Community Health Worker foundational certification curriculum.

Organization Overview

The Oregon Community Health Workers Association (ORCHWA) is a non-profit association dedicated to serving as a unified voice to amplify and advocate for and with community health workers across the state of Oregon. Our work and values are centered on social justice, promotion of community health and are rooted in anti-oppressive practices.


The Curriculum Development Consultant will play a critical role in leading the overhaul and update of ORCHWA’s Community Health Worker foundational certification curriculum. This will entail independent research and identifying effective materials and approaches to adult learning and retention, and performing any administrative work required to transition the new curriculum into set infrastructure.


The essential functions include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Assess existing training material and building new curriculum to ensure materials align and reflect industry best/promising practices.
  • Review and develop curriculum on identified educational modules for community health worker core foundational training (in accordance with state requirements and organization focus areas).
  • Partner with Workforce Team to incorporate data from focus groups, existing data from training, and ensure inclusion of popular education methodologies.
  • Conduct needs assessments to identify educational priorities and needs among Community Health Workers.
  • Applying current industry research, learning tools, and trends, helping to drive standard methodologies within instructional design and delivery. 
  • Developing learner-centered educational materials and curriculum founded on value of advancing social justice, health equity, and culturally responsive service provision.
  • Ensure content applicability and accuracy.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


  • MHP, MSW, MPH/MS in epidemiology, or other related field
  • 5+ years of experience in research
  • 5+ years curriculum development
  • Practicable knowledge and experience with adult learning theories and principles
  • Strong understanding and ability to create curriculum through the lens of advancing social justice, health equity, and cultural relevance.
  • Ability to effectively manage, pivot and adapt to meet deadlines.
  • Strong written communication.
  • Intermediate to advanced proficiency in Google Suit and Microsoft Office.
  • Success and comfort telecommuting.
  • Success and comfort working independently.


  • Current or previous experience in professorship
  • Working knowledge of Critical Race Theory, cross cultural education, Social Movement Theory
  • Knowledge of and/or experience with non-profit sector.
  • Understanding of popular education techniques.
  • Analytical and creative problem-solving.


Salary: $40,000 (in accordance with contract/project completion and with disbursement in alignment with fee schedule)

Benefits: none

Status: Contractor, limited duration/project completion April 1, 2022

Exemption Status: Exempt

Title of Manager: Workforce Development Director

Job Location: 100% Remote

Schedule: 100% flexible, so long as development is following timeline set forth in the consulting agreement and fee schedule.


ORCHWA is equity and social justice focused, with an emphasis on teamwork, self-direction, flexibility, being open to new learning experiences, and accepting and respecting diversity without judgement. Bilingual/Bicultural candidates are encouraged to apply. The equal employment opportunity policy of ORCHWA provides fair and equal opportunities for all applicants in compliance with federal, state, and local law. ORCHWA hires and promotes individuals solely on their qualifications for the job to be filled.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by a contractor to successfully perform the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the functions. While performing the duties of this position, contractors will be regularly is required to use hands or fingers, handle or feel objects, tools, or controls. Specific vision abilities required by this position include close vision, distance vision, and the ability to adjust focus.


Please submit your resume and a cover letter to hr@orchwa.org.  Please include the position title “Curriculum Development Consultant Position” in the subject line. Position is open until filled.

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