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SightLife believes that each employee makes a significant contribution to our success. Therefore, this position description is designed to outline primary duties, qualifications, and job scope, but not limit the incumbent or the organization to just the work identified. It is our expectation that each person will offer his/her services whenever and wherever necessary to ensure the success of the Mission, Vision, and Values of SightLife.
The focus of this role is to support the development of clinical curricula, which will be used to ophthalmic professionals on different aspects of corneal blindness prevention and treatment in developing countries.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
- Provide support on curriculum development, include research, creation of content and resources, and lesson plan development
- Assist the Clinical Programs team in the planning of training programs and facilitation of meetings
- Attend meetings with partners and/or be connected with them via email
- Report to Program Manager, Clinical Training with progress updates and exhibit excellent project management
- Provide operational support for Global Programs and perform other duties as assigned
- Supports the Mission and Values of SightLife in all activities.
- Other duties as assigned.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the education, experience, knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Education and Experience:
- Bachelor’s degree in a related field preferred
- Medical terminology familiarity; studies or experience in the medicine field preferred
- Experience in education, community health or community outreach preferred
- Experience developing lesson plans or training plans a plus
- Competency with Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook
- Excellent organization and time management skills, ability to meet project deadlines
- Outstanding oral and written communication skills, technical writing experience preferred
- Comfortable with ambiguity and finding creative solutions
- Ability to coordinate projects simultaneously while documenting progress to clearly show current project status
- Experience facilitating trainings or developing lesson plans preferred
- Demonstrates passion for the Mission and Values of SightLife, including personal support of organ and tissue donation.
SightLife is an equal opportunity employer:
As an equal opportunity employer, every qualified applicant will be considered for employment. SightLife does not discriminate based on race, color, sex/gender, political ideology, religion/creed, pregnancy, age, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, national origin, color, military or veteran’s status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other status or characteristic protected by local, state, or federal laws. SightLife is committed to a diverse workforce and is also committed to a barrier-free employment process. In order to ensure reasonable accommodations with Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, individuals that require accommodations in the job application process for a posted position may contact us at (206) 682-8500 for assistance.
The work is performed remotely due to Covid-19. The duties listed above are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related to a logical assignment to the position. The job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change.
Physical Requirements (for essential functions):
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is often required to perform the following activities:
- Reaching. Extending hands and arms in any direction.
- Standing. Particularly for sustained periods of time.
- Fingering. Picking, pinching, typing or otherwise working primarily with fingers rather than with the whole hand.
- Grasping. Applying pressure to an object with the fingers and palm.
- Feeling. Perceiving attributes of objects, such as size, shape, temperature or texture by touching with skin, particularly that of fingertips.
- Talking. Expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word. Those activities in which they must convey detailed or important spoken instructions to other workers accurately, loudly, or quickly.
- Seeing. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and the ability to adjust focus. Far Acuity: ability to see clearly at 20 feet or more. Near Acuity: ability to see clearly at 20 inches or less. Depth Perception: ability to judge distance and space relationships. Field of Vision: ability to see peripherally. Accommodation: ability to adjust vision to bring objects into focus.
- Hearing. Perceiving the nature of sounds at normal speaking levels with or without correction. Ability to receive detailed information through oral communication, and to make the discriminations in sound.
- Repetitive motion. Substantial movements (motions) of the wrists, hands, and/or fingers.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is rarely required to perform the following activities:
- Stooping. Bending body downward and forward by bending spine at the waist.
- Climbing. Ascending or descending stairs.
- Lifting. Raising objects from a lower to a higher position or moving objects horizontally from position-to-position. Occasionally the employee must lift and/or move up to 30 pounds.
- Balancing. Maintaining body equilibrium to prevent falling.
- Kneeling. Bending legs at knee to come to a rest on knee or knees.
- Crouching. Bending the body downward and forward by bending leg and spine.
- Walking. Moving about on foot to accomplish tasks, particularly for long distances or moving from one work site to another.
- Pushing. Using upper extremities to press against something with steady force in order to thrust forward, downward or outward.
- Pulling. Using upper extremities to exert force in order to draw, haul or tug objects in a sustained motion.
- Crawling. Moving about on hands and knees or hands and feet.
This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee(s) incumbent in this position. Employee(s) will be required to follow other job-related instructions and to perform any other job-related duties requested by any person authorized to give instructions or assignments. To perform this job successfully, the incumbent(s) will possess the skills, aptitudes, and abilities to perform each duty proficiently. Some requirements may exclude individuals who pose a direct threat or risk to the health and safety of themselves or others. The requirements in the document are the minimum levels of knowledge, skills, and abilities. This document does not create an employment contract, implied or otherwise, other than an “at-will” relationship.