Education Coordinator II

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Updated: December 5, 2019
Job ID: 215371
Status: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Location: Bethesda, MD, United States

Join the HJF Team!

HJF is seeking Education Coordinator II to support the Graduate School of Nursing (GSN) located at the Uniformed Services University. This position will be remote. HJF provides scientific, technical and programmatic support services to GSN. 

The primary purpose for the establishment of this position is to be the military mountaineering subject-matter expert (SME) for Operational Medicine Courses. The position is responsible for military mountaineering instruction taught during the mountain, cold weather and Dive Medicine courses. Instructional responsibility includes the complete development, evaluation, and revision of military mountaineering instructional materials (written and otherwise); implementation of new military mountaineering courses and subjects; review, evaluation, and analysis of the conduct of all military mountaineering instruction; and complete evaluation of student progress during all mountaineering instruction. Duties require a thorough knowledge of military mountaineering and extensive military mountaineering teaching experience.


  1. Serves as Military Mountaineering SME for Mountain, Cold Weather and Dive Medicine Courses. (35%)
    • Evaluates and updates all instructional materials including instructional materials and validation tests. Validates Programs of Instruction (POI's) for Mountain, Cold Weather and Dive Medicine Courses. Works closely with the Mountain, Cold Weather and Dive Medicine Course director for training evaluation and validation issues and results. Assists Mountain, Cold Weather and Dive Medicine Course director with planning, organization, and conduct of the Mountain, Cold Weather and Dive Medicine Courses. 
  2. Serves as the Mountain, Cold Weather and Dive Medicine Courses Military Mountaineering Primary Instructor. (55%)
    • Instructs, reviews, and updates the Mountaineering POI for Mountain, Cold Weather and Dive Medicine Courses. As the primary Mountaineering Instructor, accounts for and maintains mountaineering equipment and facilities located on Camp Ethan Allen Vermont. Coordinates with the Army Mountain Warfare School for training conducted at Camp Ethan Allen. Conducts and coordinates all risk management assessments for the Mountain and Cold weather Courses regardless of location.
  3. Participates in special projects as needed. (10%)

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Knowledge of Military mountaineering standards both basic and advanced. Knowledge of AMGA standards for climbing and mountaineering. Extensive experience in hands on mountaineering instruction. 

Minimum Education/Training Requirements: Army Basic Mountaineering course graduate. Bachelor's degree preferred

Minimum Experience: 3-5 years of military mountaineering instructor experience.  

Physical Capabilities: Long periods of sitting, standing, carrying packs up to 50 lbs. in weight, hiking over long distances for many hours. Long periods outdoors in all climates. Swimming capability sufficient to pass Dive course minimum swimming ability test. Travel to include over-night and multi-day is required.

Work Environment: Classroom, Mountain and Ocean outdoor environments.

Employment with HJF is contingent upon successful completion of a background check, which may include, but is not limited to, contacting your professional references, verification of previous employment, addresses, education, and credentials, a criminal background check, drug screening, and a department of motor vehicle (DMV) check.  

HJF is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.

Any qualifications to be considered as equivalents, in lieu of stated minimums, require the prior approval of the Chief Human Resources Officer.