Instructional Designer/Instructional Technologist

Location
Washington D.C.
Posted
Jun 01, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

SUMMARY Graduate School USA is an active learning community with a rich history that spans more than nine decades. Our range of programs and services includes continuing education, academic programs, career development, and certificate programs — all designed to serve the needs of organizations and individuals in both government and the private sector.
The Curriculum and Learning Solutions Division seeks an Instructional Designer/Instructional Technologist to serve Graduate School USA’s mission, learners, products, and partners. This individual will design and develop online, blended, and face-to-face courses primarily for government employees and contractors. The candidate will be experienced in developing training courses for a range of online delivery modes using current multimedia tools. Learning products will incorporate quality learning experiences that are highly interactive, engaging, and relevant to today’s workplace.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Instructional Design
• Design and develop engaging learning experiences and instructional products for professional adult audiences, primarily federal, on a variety of topics and using a range of delivery modes
• Evaluate existing and new instructional products across desired delivery platforms, make recommendations for improvement, and implement revisions
• Customize courses to meet client needs
• Convert face-to-face classes for online delivery
• Develop and manage contracts for subject matter experts
• Manage multiple projects simultaneously, while ensuring high quality design and on-time project deliverables
• Communicate effectively with all project stakeholders; provide critical updates to supervisor and internal and external clients
• Create project plans, timelines, storyboards, and other design documents
• Facilitate the participation of subject matter experts (SMEs) in the design and development process to ensure high quality products
• Develop appropriate learning objectives and ensure alignment with course content and assessments
• Design and/or revise Participant Guides, PowerPoint presentations, and other course materials in collaboration with SMEs
• Continuously apply innovations in instructional approaches, methods, and technologies
• Ensure that all curriculum materials are clear, accurate, professionally relevant, instructionally sound, and will deliver on the established learning objectives
• Develop course evaluations for Kirkpatrick’s Evaluation Levels I and II.
• Facilitate course evaluation during pilot sessions to determine the effectiveness of training design. Analyze learner and instructor feedback and recommend improvements
• Ensure all policies and standards are followed (copyright, intellectual property, etc.)
Instructional Technology
• Participate in Remote Classroom initiative including set-up, troubleshooting, and daily monitoring of the online component of the face-to-face classroom using Adobe Connect -as scheduled
• Coordinate with instructors to identify course activities that need advance set-up in the Remote Classroom
• Support video recording sessions in production studio. Work with clients to prepare and record presentations. Incorporate videos in online courses.
• Produce courses and webinars in Adobe Connect in collaboration with technical director
• Design and develop courses in a Learning Management System such as Blackboard
• Create multimedia learning objects using software such as Adobe Presenter and Captivate
• Perform other mission-critical duties as assigned
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
• Bachelor’s degree in instructional design, instructional technology, education or closely related field is required; Master’s preferred
• Minimum 3-5 years of experience in designing and developing courses for synchronous, asynchronous, blended, and face-to-face classes as well as in converting classroom courses for online delivery
Interested applicants must submit a resume and cover letter (please include cover letter in Resume Text section of the online application) for consideration by clicking on the following link to apply online:
gsusacareers.synchr-recruit.com/job/45023/instructional-designer-instructional-technologist
Graduate School USA is an Equal Opportunity Employer