University of Rochester CLIC Instructional Specialist in Rochester, New York


Full Time 40 hours Grade 052 Ctr for Leading Innov & Collab


8 AM-5 PM


General Purpose:

The CLIC Instructional Specialist has responsibility and authority to plan, implement, manage, oversee, and evaluate education programs and projects for the University of Rochester Center for Leading Innovation and Collaboration (CLIC). The CLIC Instructional Specialist will be responsible for building an ecosystem of effective and efficient collaborative team science training across the CTSA consortium.

Specific Responsibilities:

Under general direction from the CTSI Director of Education, the CLIC Instructional Specialist works with a high level of independence and is expected to work collaboratively within and across teams to build content knowledge, design new courses, as well as to facilitate review of training opportunities and to incorporate learner feedback.

Develops and supports a competency-based training and assessment web portal based on the NCATS core competencies for clinical and translational research and hub data. Duties include selecting a vendor to administer the web portal, uploading training offerings and assessments from hubs, and building out the various portal interfaces. Implements a user dashboard or eportfolio system to track user engagement and course completion. Ongoing support activities will include providing annual updates of the course catalog, responding to requests from users, fixing erroneous entries, and adding new materials as they become available. Activities will also include extracting user analytics periodically and reporting on portal usage.

Maintains a database of education and training opportunities and assessments available through CTSA hubs and education-related resources developed through NCATS supplemental funding. This includes cataloging the opportunities and assessments, ensuring that the opportunities are accessible to hub members, and mapping the coursework and assessments against the NCATS core competencies for clinical and translational research.

Develops online spaces to foster learning communities among CTSA hubs to disseminate information and best practices related to clinical and translational research and the CTSA consortium. These learning environments will utilize the ECHO model, which emphasizes linking expert specialist teams with researchers in the field to share knowledge and expertise. Possible topics include hub research resources, clinical and translational research FAQs, utilization of the Recruitment Innovation Centers or Trial Innovation Network, and other consortium specific topics.

Supports translational synergy webinars for CTSA hubs on competency-based education and training topics. This includes the production of one TED talk style webinar focused on a CTSA hub educational resource.

Represents the CLIC on consortium wide teleconferences related to education and training and also attends national program meetings as requested.


  • Bachelor’s degree, some graduate level course work in a social or technical field and at least 1-2 years of experience in the analysis and dissemination of information; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.3 years of relevant experience, leading or designing professional learning sessions strongly preferred.
  • Excellent presentation skills, including oral and written communication skills.
  • Experience working in a fast-paced environment and delivering projects in a timely manner.
  • Ability to multi-task, flexibly prioritize projects, and respond to feedback.
  • Experience leading or designing professional learning web-based tools highly desired.
  • Capable of learning new processes and technologies quickly.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel.

The University of Rochester is committed to fostering, cultivating and preserving a culture of diversity and inclusion. The University believes that a diverse workforce and inclusive workplace culture enhances the performance of our organization and our ability to fulfill our important missions. The University is committed to fostering and supporting a workplace culture inclusive of people regardless of their race, ethnicity, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, marital status, age, physical abilities, political affiliation, religious beliefs or any other non-merit fact, so that all employees feel included, equal valued and supported.

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Job Title: CLIC Instructional Specialist

Location: School of Medicine & Dentistry

Job ID: 208977

Regular/Temporary: Regular

Full/Part Time: Full-Time