As an MBSR Teacher Trainer, this individual teaches in all areas of MBSR, MBIs (mindfulness-based interventions) and MBPs (mindfulness-based programs). Â May also assist in the development of new curricula and in the enhancement of existing curricula. Â Willing to travel to teach programs in a variety of locations, nationally and internationally. Â Able to teach in person and live-online programs. A major role for this teacher trainer will be to support the MCJ Amelior Foundation- and School of Public Health-funded grant entitled, âœMBSR Training and MBSR Teacher Training for Racial/Ethnic Minorities â” Locally, Nationally, and Globally.â This grant requires Latinx or people of color to provide the MBSR Teacher Training, of which we have none currently on staff at the Mindfulness Center or at Brown University.Â
As an MBSR Teacher Trainer, this individual teaches programs that lead to Certification as an MBSR Teacher and programs that are ancillary continuing professional education. Â The individual may also teach other mindfulness-based programs and interventions when in support of research (80%) Â Supporting Actions: â¢Â Â Â Maintains solid knowledge of MBSR teacher-training curricula â¢Â Â Â Able to teach in live-online format as well as in-person â¢Â Â Â Able to travel to teach off-site â¢Â Â Â Has developed mindfulness teaching practices and examples from a variety historically-underrepresented groups, including BIPOC and Latinx cultures.Â
Upholds MBSR Teacher Qualification Standards and MBSR Standards of Practice as developed by the Center (10%) Â Supporting Actions: â¢Â Â Â Articulates, refines, and upholds standards and competencies for teachers â¢Â Â Â Integrates competencies into all professional trainings
3.Â Â Â Major Responsibility:Â Â Â Assist in the enhancement of existing curricula and/or in the development of new curricula to expand the relevance of mindfulness and MBSR for teachers-in-training and in the field (10%) Â Supporting Actions: Regularly assesses professional training and educational needs in the field based on program feedback, new discoveries through research, and changes in societal health, welfare and policy to determine the need for new programs, content, and rigor. This candidate will contribute to develop an MBSR teacher training curriculum adapted for BIPOC and Latinx communities.Â
Decisions Position is Free to Make Â â¢Â Â Â The MBSR Teacher-Trainer has the authority to lead MBSR teacher training programs. Examples of decisions that the position is free to make include: oÂ Â Â Guiding major teacher-training practices.Â â¢Â Â Â The MBSR Teacher-Trainer will contribute to developing an MBSR teacher training curriculum adapted for BIPOC and Latinx communities. Examples of decisions that this position is free to make include: oÂ Â Â Advising on, and making, adaptions in the length and timing of the trainings that will be most likely to be of service to, and accessible to, these communities. Â oÂ Â Â Weaving in culturally appropriate teaching practices and examples into the MBSR teacher training curriculum that will resonate with members of the BIPOC and Latinx communities.
â¢Â Â Â Schedules and leads 1-12 trainings â¢Â Â Â Mentors and supervises others as needed â¢Â Â Â Contributes to the enhancement and/or development of curricula
Job QualificationsÂ Â
Education and Experience
â¢Â Â Â Masters or doctorate degree in education, public health, mental health or related fieldÂ â¢Â Â Â Certified MBSR teacher and teacher trainer â¢Â Â Â Several years teaching MBSR and other MBPs â¢Â Â Â 5+ yearsâ™ experience with specific training and practice in mindfulness meditation, including experience with at least three (3) extended, intensive meditation training retreats; 3 years of experience teaching Hatha yoga; 3 yearsâ™ experience teaching stress reduction in groups
â¢Â Â Â Demonstrated ability to develop and deliver an array of Mindfulness-Based program curricula; â¢Â Â Â Highly skilled in all competencies to teach and train others in MBSR and other mindfulness-based interventions and programs â¢Â Â Â Consistent personal practice of mindfulness meditation (7 years minimum) â¢Â Â Â Demonstrated integrity as this role will have access to highly confidential information â¢Â Â Â Excellent writing and oral communication skills;Â â¢Â Â Â Demonstrated commitment to pursue professional development in the field of mindfulness-based stress reduction â¢Â Â Â Demonstrated ability to communicate with patients, health professionals-in-training, health care providers and co-workers â¢Â Â Â Possess a willingness and ability to support a diverse and inclusive environment â¢Â Â Â Physical ability to demonstrate yoga postures and movements. Â â¢Â Â Â Capacity to sit and stand for long periods of time while teaching, supervising, conferring with others; many programs run for 5-9 consecutive days, 12-15 hours each day. â¢Â Â Â Strong understanding of BIPOC and/or Latinx cultures, and how to adapt MBSR and MBSR Teacher-Training programs to these cultures and communities.
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