Learning & Development Education Specialist
Houston, TX
Job Description
About Us

Harris Health is a nationally recognized health system comprising three teaching hospitals and an extensive network of ambulatory care centers serving the people of Harris County, Texas, since 1966. Staffed by the faculty, fellows and residents from two nationally ranked medical schools, Baylor College of Medicine and The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth), Harris Health is the first healthcare system in Houston to receive the prestigious National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) designation for its network of patient-centered medical homes.

Each year, Harris Health provides more than 1.8 million total outpatient visits through its more than 40 ambulatory care facilities. Additionally, Harris Health sees more than 177,000 emergency visits at its Level 1 and Level 3 trauma centers and 35,000 hospital admissions through its three hospitals: Ben Taub, LBJ and Quentin Mease.

Established by voter referendum to enhance the level of charity care available in the community, Harris Health System has often received national recognition for serving those in need and for its achievements in operational excellence, such as being named to the 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014 Most Wired Hospitals lists by the American Hospital Association's Hospitals & Health Networks magazine.

Additionally, Harris Health System is pleased that each of its three hospitals - Ben Taub, Lyndon B. Johnson and Quentin Mease - achieved Pathway to Excellence™ designation by the American Nurses Credentialing Center.

Job Profile

JOB SUMMARY: Designs training programs, including classroom lectures, online courses, and self-study sessions, directed at employees, and/or those who use the organization's products or services. Develops and updates course content and coordinates learning curriculum. Conducts assessment and analysis to identify new development needs and recommends training methods accordingly. Responsible for the creation of training programs utilizing functions of Instructional Design Model(s). Has experience with: Instructional; Design/Development Methodologies; Adult Learning Principles, and is able to contribute to a team in a goal directed manner


Education/Specialized Training/Licensure: Undergraduate Degree in Education, Computer Science, Occupational Technology, Marketing, Communication or related field. Graduate degree preferred.

Work Experience (Years and Area): Seven (7) years teaching technical systems training with strong curriculum development experience to include use of Instructional Systems Design (ISD).

Management Experience (Years and Area): Three (3) years designing/developing training programs preferred.

Equipment Operated: Dell Computers, Fax machine, Printer, Scanner


Communication Skills: Above Average Verbal (Heavy Public Contact); Exceptional Verbal (e.g., Public Speaking); Writing /Composing: Correspondence / Reports

Other Skills: Analytical; CRT; Design; P.C.; MS Word; MS Excel; MS Access; MS Project; Learning Management System (LMS) course authoring tools and proficiency with LMS preferred. Learning environments and experiences preferred. Familiarity with website design, video technology, editing and knowledge of assessment and evaluation methods preferred.

Work Schedule: Flexible; Travel

Other Requirements: Must be familiar with the ADDIE Model and training program concepts, practices, and procedures. Highly motivated with exceptional interpersonal, leadership, and instructional skills. Must be able to perform with minimal supervision.

Benefits and EEOC

Harris Health System benefits program is designed to provide you with more flexibility and choices in meeting your specific needs. Harris Health System benefits program allows you to protect your income in case of illness, death and disability, and to help you save for retirement.

It is the policy of Harris Health System to provide equal opportunity for all applicants for employment regardless political affiliation, race, color, national origin, age, sex, religious creed or disability. Applicants may request any reasonable accommodation(s) to participate in the application process.

Job Category


Job Type Full-time