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SOS Senior Trainer

Posting Number: #106-21

Position Title: SOS Senior 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 implementing a routine rapid antigen testing model both in 10 pilot school districts across California and in priority high needs schools identified across the state. See www.safelyopeningschools.org.

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

This position is based in California and is remote, reporting to the SOS Managing Director. It requires travel and availability/willingness to provide onsite training to program participating School Districts. Ideally, the candidate has received a COVID19 vaccination. Candidates with immediate availability are preferred.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Oversee the SOS training program with the SOS Managing Director and Principal Investigator.
  • Train and supervise the SOS training team including other trainers and some contractors.
  • Develop and manage the SOS training curriculum, materials, and online training platform.
  • Manage the SOS training calendar and trainer schedules.
  • Ensure that districts complete the required SOS training modules.
  • 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.
  • Work in coordination with CDPH to provide support to high-needs districts across CA.
  • 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

  • Extensive experience working as a school nurse, working in education, or working as a public health nurse.
  • Experience with training in a group setting and training/teaching virtually.
  • Experience putting together lesson plans and training materials.
  • Ideal candidates have lived experience in historically marginalized communities.
  • 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 and the SOS Rise online training platform.
  • Must be willing and able to work across CA including travel within the state to provide onsite training in schools.
  • Bachelor’s degree and Registered Nurse (RN) are required.

Desired Qualifications

  • Experience supervising other employees is preferred.

Important Information

  • This is a remote position based in California.
  • This position requires travel time across California.
  • This is a time-limited position expected to last 6-18 months through the end of 2021.

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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We’re so pleased the Public Health Institute is an organization you would like to work with. Do you have questions about this opportunity? If so, email our recruitment team at Recruitment@phi.org.

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