Two Opportunities with Cairn Guidance and the Dove Self Esteem Project!

Cairn Guidance is working with the Dove Self Esteem Project (DSEP) to spread implementation of a middle school curriculum program developed to help young people develop a positive relationship with the way they look (body confidence). The Dove Self Esteem Project has been implemented in over 112 countries and Cairn Guidance is charged with bringing the curriculum to young people in the United States. It is generally implemented in middle school health classes and there are two programs available- a 45-minute, single lesson or five 45-minute lessons. Go here for more information on the program.

The DSEP Cadre will be made up of at least 20 educators/health professionals from across the United States. The cadre trainers will be responsible for presenting the Confident Me! middle schools curriculum to schools and districts in their region, market the program via social media, newsletters and listservs and presenting and exhibiting at regional conferences (please see Cadres Trainer role description). 

DSEP Cadre Coordinator Position 

Overview
Cairn Guidance is working with the Dove Self Esteem Project (DSEP) to spread implementation of a middle school curriculum program- called Confident Me!- developed to help young people develop a positive relationship with the way they look (body confidence). The DSEP has been implemented in over 112 countries and Cairn Guidance is charged with bringing the curriculum to young people in the United States. It is generally implemented in middle school health classes and there are two programs available- a 45-minute, single lesson or five 45-minute lessons. See http://selfesteem.dove.us for more information on the program.

The DSEP Cadre will be made up of 20 educators/health professionals from across the United States. Currently, we have 15 cadre trainers representing 14 states. The DESP trainers are responsible for presenting the program to schools and districts in their region, marketing the program via social media, newsletters and listservs and presenting and exhibiting at regional conferences (See DSEP Cadre Application below).

Description
Cairn Guidance provides consulting on school and adolescent health issues nationally, with locations in Kentucky and Oregon. This position is being recruited nationally, and will work virtually with some national travel. Successful candidate must be able to successfully manage time and technology to operate in a virtual work environment.

The DSEP Cadre Coordinator role will be hired as a consultant to Cairn Guidance, Inc. (non-employee status). The duration of the role will be October 2017-December 31, 2018 with opportunities to continue, pending funding. Pay commensurate with experience but range will be $30-40/hour. This contract includes up to 2,000 hours for the time period listed averaging 30 hours per week. There may be potential to increase hours over time.

The Cadre Coordinator is responsible for overseeing successful implementation of the Dove Self Esteem Project. Duties include:
 

Support and Oversight of DSEP Cadre (75%)
The main role of this position is to provide support and oversight of the DSEP Cadre to: 1) ensure cadre members achieve their reach of 150 educators/year; 2) curate an exciting and enriching experience for Cadre members; 3) identify innovative and successful strategies to implement and spread the DSEP materials. Specific activities include but are not limited to:

Oversight of Cadre:

  • Collaborate with Cairn Guidance staff to recruit and retain cadre trainers throughout the year as needed;
  • On-board new cadre members;
  • Help identify reach opportunities;
  • Approve and ensure fiducially responsible use of funds;
  • Provide administrative support including: facilitating cadre applications to state conferences for exhibiting and presenting; holding cadre accountable for expectations and continually providing needed information for reporting requirements;
  • Provide technical assistance/support to cadre trainers and triage needs/questions to elevate to Cairn Guidance staff;
  • Track cadre outreach activities for reporting purposes. This includes collection of presentation sign-in sheets, tabling events, etc.;
  • Oversee maintenance of up-to-date cadre work plans and reach numbers; and
  • Provide a monthly Reach Report to Cairn Guidance Director.

Communications and Social Media (20%)
As a virtual position, the DSEP Cadre Coordinator must be an excellent written communicator and be comfortable using technology assisted presentation and social media. Communications and social media includes: communications with the Cadre, as well as communications to national organizations, districts and state departments of education to cultivate strategic partnerships. Specific activities include but are not limited to:

  • Write monthly blog post and newsletter post;
  • Write bi-monthly email communications to cadre trainers;
  • Leverage previous incentive winners to capitalize on attendance at conferences and outreach opportunities;
  • Provide support to ambassadors in social media engagement strategies (i.e. sample tweets, social media posts, photos, etc.) on a weekly basis;
  • Help lead and develop webinars for each national strategic partnership (ASHA, NASN, ASCA, SHAPE); Manage sponsorships and review national strategic partnership conference prospectus to determine best value;
  • Connect with large districts to help support district-wide implementation; and
  • Work with DOEs to get on adopted lists (if applicable).

Other duties as assigned (5%)
As needed, the Cadre Coordinator will attend regular Cairn Guidance team meetings and may be asked to support other projects depending on skills, interest, and time.

Qualifications include:

o   At least 1-year experience overseeing the implementation of a program related to health and/or education.

o   At least 1 year experience managing a group of adults (cohort of teachers or educators preferred).

o   Knowledge of best practices in health education and adult learning practices. Experience as a classroom teacher and/or administrator is preferred, but not required.

o   A Bachelor’s degree in the field of education, school health, public health, school counseling, school nursing, social work or related field. Masters degree is preferred.

o   Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, PowerPoint, Excel), social media (i.e. Facebook, Instagram, Twitter).

o   Proficiency with Google Drive, Dropbox, Zoom and Google Hangout

o   Excellent communication skills (oral and electronic)

o   Excellent social media skills

o   Detail-oriented

o   Able to manage own time and priorities. Comfortable working in a virtual environment and travel requirements.

o   Valid driver’s license. Able to carry and lift at least 50 pounds and transport/set up exhibit materials.

o   Passionate about supporting body confidence in young people in the United States.

Must be available for annual, in person meeting of all cadre trainers on December 3th-4th or 15th-16th, 2017 in Phoenix AZ (dates still to be determined)
To apply, please send resume and cover letter by September 26, 2017, addressing qualification experience to Samantha@cairnguidance.com

 

Cadre Trainer Positions

Overview
Cairn Guidance is working with the Dove Self Esteem Project (DSEP) to spread implementation of a middle school curriculum program (Confident Me!) created to help young people develop a positive relationship with the way they look (body confidence). The DSEP has been implemented in over 112 countries and Cairn Guidance is charged with bringing the curriculum to young people in the United States. It is generally implemented in middle school health classes and there are two programs available- a 45-minute, single lesson or five 45-minute lessons. Go here for more information on the program.

The DSEP Cadre began in 2017 and we are excited to continue and expand to 20 educators/health professionals from across the United States. The Cadre will be responsible for presenting the Confident Me Program to schools and districts in their region, market the program via social media, newsletters and listservs, offering regional training opportunities (virtual and in person) and presenting and exhibiting at regional conferences.

Cadre Trainer Qualifications

Cadre trainers will have had at least three years experience providing professional development and training to educators in some way. Cadre trainers will have extensive knowledge in the field of health education due to professional development events for their own growth and learning each year.

A Bachelor and preferably Masters or related degree in the field of education, school health, public health, school counseling, school nursing, social work or related field.

2018 Cadre Trainer Expectations

  • Reach at least 150 educators in your region. Can be in person or via webinar. Reach is counted when an educator completes a Reach Form (or other method) that indicates intention to implement and student reach.
  • Participate in three cadre calls/webinars throughout the year. Content may include: applying to present at conferences & travel/conference/presentation reimbursement processes, using social media; evaluation on being part of the cadre; opportunities/challenges, potential next steps.
  • Participate in three check ins with the Cadre Coordinator
  • Be responsive to requests via email and telephone (return within 72 hours a guideline).
  • Maintain an up-to-date work plan (monthly update)
  • Attend the Training of Trainers (ToT) workshop all expenses paid, including substitute costs. The ToT will be 1½ days. The location is currently being determined with planned dates of either December 3rd/4th or December 15th/16th of 2017 in Phoenix AZ.
  • Apply to exhibit and present at one or more regional or state conferences. Conferences should have a target audience of middle school educators (not after-school educators).
  • Actively engage in social media strategies related to sharing/marketing/outreach of the Dove Self Esteem Program. You will receive support from the Coordinator on this regularly.
  • Follow DSEP Cadre presentation/training guidelines and effective practices for training.

Payment Guidelines
Cadre trainers will receive a stipend of $2500 at the end of the year after successful completion of expectations.

Reimbursement Guidelines
Cadre trainers will be reimbursed for any travel costs incurred (mileage, flights, luggage, hotel, per diem meals, registrations, exhibit costs, sponsorship costs, substitute teachers, etc.) for training events that you deliver in person (up to $1,000). All travel will go through an approval process by the Coordinator to maximize reach and use of funds. Purchasing your own travel up front with reimbursement shall not be a barrier to being on the cadre. Cadre trainers can work with the Cairn Guidance team if there is a financial hardship to paying for own travel, with certain exceptions.

Application
To complete application, please download the application before completing it. DO NOT complete the application on this link directly. Complete downloaded document and send to Samantha@cairnguidance.com Applications are due October 6, 2017.