NHE Curriculum Development Manager
In terms of skills and attributes, there are many requirements relating to curriculum development. To maintain relevant and applicable educational programs, each Curriculum Development Manager (CDM) must recognize un-adopted, successful academic trends and implement similar versions into our programs; introduce creative and new educational tools/platforms; and must posses an excellent ability to compose seamless curriculum in such a way that easily connects with our students. In addition, we seek educators who have a sense of history as it relates to health and fitness concepts, products and the evolution of American fitness and health education. In hiring a CDM, we're interested in a diverse, extensive career, which includes academic study relative to today's fitness and health industries and a personal view, and comprehension, of each industry's scholastic achievements, particularly within the past twenty years. Without these particular attributes, there would be no real basis for conceptualizing curriculum applicable to present day courses of study. A true understanding of a particular industry's evolution is essential in identifying what's never been done before and what that particular industry may require for continued growth. Again, what is currently trending in the fitness and health industries and which particular trends coincide with the premise of our academic views, analyzing those particular trends and initiating programs that will enable us to market them to our affiliates (FCA, WCA and PCA) are very important components to the CDM position. Having the ability to develop solutions that can be manifested into an educational product and that can be marketed on a large scale would be a crucial attribute.
This position is referred to as a satellite job because although most of the development, in terms of the curriculum, is produced on a personal hardware device (iPad, laptop, etc.), there is an element that requires a monthly commute to any number of affiliates within a predetermined region. This requirement pertains to the logistical component of the position, in terms of affiliate visitation, hence why it is referred to as a satellite position. However, with the exception of curriculum produced in collaboration with a sales and regional manager, most curriculum development would be done remotely, so an on-site dedicated office is not typically provided. Having personal access to basic business devices would be essential i.e. fax, printer, smartphone, etc.
Once hired, the job training program would be scheduled. All NHE job training programs are online. This eliminates traveling requirements and expenses that may otherwise incur. For this particular position, the web-based job training program is roughly two days. The training program's passwords, login IDs and navigation instructions are assigned during the FTI (Final Tier Interview). As posted on our career board, the FTI is a video conference that would be between each candidate, the NAPD (National Affiliate Program Director) and an associated RM (Regional Manager). For this position, the FTI would be two hours and would essentially be the first person-to-person meeting with NHE management personnel. During the FTI, all job particulars are addressed and finalized.
This position is a full time commitment and traveling would be minimal, typically once a week within a specific geographical region. Weekly schedules are not assigned, however CDMs are expected to be available during normal business hours. Production is monitored on a weekly/monthly curriculum execution rate (dependent on individual projects), not hours invested.
Compensation is handled one of two ways. Each new hire has the option of direct deposit or paper check, mailed via U.S.P.S. Pay periods are bi-weekly and pay days are the same for all NHE job titles, the fifth and twentieth of each month. Paper checks are mailed from Orange County, California which could delay delivery of up to three business days, dependent on the geographical location of the new hire.