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SOS Associate Trainer

Posting Number: #107-21

Position Title: SOS Associate Trainer

Closing Date: Until Filled

Location: Remote (California)

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The Public Health Institute (PHI) is an independent, nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting health, well-being, and quality of life for people throughout California, across the nation and around the world. As one of the largest and most comprehensive public health organizations in the nation, we are at the forefront of research and innovations to improve the efficacy of public health statewide, nationally, and internationally.

Position Summary

Safely Opening Schools (SOS) is a project of the Public Health Institute to support high-needs CA schools’ safer reopening by applying a routine rapid antigen testing model both in 10 pilot school districts across California and in priority schools identified by the California Department of Education and by SOS in partnership with the California Department of Public Health (CDPH). See www.safelyopeningschools.org.

We are looking for someone with healthcare experience and/or experience working in schools to join the SOS Program as an Associate Trainer.

This position is based in California and is remote, reporting to the SOS Senior Trainer.  It requires some travel and availability/willingness to provide onsite training to program participating School Districts. Ideally, the candidate has received a COVID19 vaccination.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Provide virtual and on-site training and support to SOS priority school districts in coordination with CDPH.
  • Support the SOS training program, working with the SOS Senior Trainer and SOS Team.
  • Work with SOS Senior Trainer to develop and manage the SOS training curriculum, materials, and online training platform.
  • Develop strong relationships and training flow with SOS partners including the California Department of Public Health, California Department of Education (CDPH), school districts, and other key stakeholders.
  • Implement a “Train the Trainer” model that School Districts and other Trainers can use to replicate and scale.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

  • At least five years’ experience working as a school nurse, working in education. Five years of experience in testing programs or other relevant health professions can also be considered.
  • Experience with training in a group setting and training/teaching virtually.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Excellent relationship building and people skills.
  • Solutions-oriented mindset.
  • Comfort working with technology systems such as Microsoft Office, Zoom, and other current technology. Ability to learn systems like Slack, the SOS Rise online training platform.
  • Must be willing and able to work across California including travel within the state to provide onsite training in schools.
  • Bachelor’s degree is required, or you can substitute it with four years of additional experience.

Desired Qualifications

  • Working as a public health nurse is preferred.
  • Experience putting together lesson plans and training materials is preferred.
  • Ideal candidates have lived experience in historically marginalized communities.
  • Candidates with immediate availability are preferred.
  • Fluency in Spanish is preferred.
  • Master’s degree preferred.

Important Information

  • This is a remote position based in California.
  • This position requires travel within the state of California.
  • This is a time-limited position expected to last 6-18 months.

Commitment to Racial and Health Equity

SOS is committed to advancing racial equity in health and education across California, and will prioritize pilots where reopening is most urgent, i.e. schools serving: large numbers of children of essential workers; predominantly Black and Latinx communities hardest hit by COVID-19; students requiring special education and other special needs; and those not doing well with remote learning.


The Public Health Institute is committed to a policy that provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, marital status, pregnancy, medical condition including genetic characteristics, physical or mental disability, veteran status, gender identification and expression, sexual orientation, and to make all employment decisions so as to further this principle of equal employment opportunity. To this end, the PHI will not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, marital status, pregnancy, medical condition including genetic characteristics, physical or mental disability, veteran status, gender identification and expression, sexual orientation, and will take affirmative action to ensure that applicants are offered employment and employees are treated during employment without regard to these characteristics.

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