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Subject Matter Expert in Healthcare Leadership

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Buena Vista University is seeking a talented and experienced Subject Matter Expert (SME) to join our team on a remote contract basis. The SME will be responsible for creating three comprehensive online courses focused on healthcare leadership. This individual should have a deep understanding of healthcare management, leadership principles, and online course development methodologies. The successful candidate will play a pivotal role in crafting engaging and informative content that meets the needs of healthcare professionals aspiring to advance their leadership skills. Courses are taught on the Canvas learning management platform and are seven and a half weeks in length.

Primary Responsibilities
  • Develop detailed outlines and learning objectives for each of the three online courses in healthcare leadership.
  • Design engaging and interactive course materials, including lectures, presentations, case studies, quizzes, and assignments.
  • Ensure alignment of course content with industry best practices, emerging trends, and relevant regulations in healthcare leadership.
  • In conjunction with BVU’s library, research and gather relevant resources, articles, and multimedia content to support course materials, with an emphasis on open-source alternatives.
  • Collaborate with BVU’s instructional designers and multimedia specialists to produce high-quality course content, including written materials, videos, and audio recordings, to effectively convey key concepts and principles of healthcare leadership that enhance the learning experience.
  • Manage timelines, milestones, and deliverables to ensure timely completion of course development projects.
  • Communicate effectively with project stakeholders, including clients, instructional designers, and technical support teams, to coordinate efforts and address any issues or concerns.
  • PhD in healthcare administration, business administration, education, or a related field.
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in healthcare leadership, management, or administration.
  • Demonstrated expertise in online curriculum development and instructional design.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills, with the ability to articulate complex concepts clearly and concisely.
  • Proficiency in using educational technology platforms, learning management systems (LMS), and multimedia authoring tools.
  • Experience working in remote or virtual environments, with the ability to collaborate effectively with distributed teams.
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail, with the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously and meet deadlines.
  • Quality Matters training and/or willingness to complete QM modules, preferred.
  • Record of strong online teaching performance preferred.
If you are passionate about education, healthcare innovation, and contributing to the professional development of healthcare leaders worldwide, we encourage you to apply. The opportunity to teach one or more of the courses on an ongoing basis is available to candidates with a strong online teaching background.

This position is not eligible for an employer-sponsored visa and all applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States. Buena Vista University is an EOE/ADA/Smoke-Free Employer and especially welcomes applications from individuals who will contribute to any aspect of the university’s diversity. A background check will be completed on the final candidate.


 Buena Vista University

BVU, a private university, is a community of doers, cultivators, and creators who believe in transformative higher education. At BVU, we possess an innate instinct to build. It’s rooted in our identity as Beavers and in our belief that we can and should better the world around us. We are an institution forging new ways of learning and serving. We are committed to empowering our students and know that their work does not just stay in Storm Lake, Iowa. Beavers carry it with them as they build throughout the region and across the globe.  

In Storm Lake you will find impressive amenities perfect for families, students, young professionals, and retirees alike. Residents and visitors enjoy an energetic downtown that is home to a variety of locally-owned retail stores that complement several national chains. There is an array of shopping, dining, and professional services, as well as a vibrant arts and multicultural environment. We are a diverse community in both population and opportunity. Most important, Storm Lake residents enjoy a relatively low cost of living and a high quality of life. Learn more at

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