Director of Learning Design

Asheville, North Carolina
Jul 29, 2019
Administrative Jobs
Academic Affairs, Instructional Design
Executive Administration Jobs
C-Level & Executive Directors
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Other Organizations

Are you a leader in learning design? Are you passionate about improving student outcomes and uncovering learning-design best practices? Does the opportunity to empower others to create remarkable, effective courses energize you?

Lead the design and development of learning products at Soomo Learning.

About Soomo Learning

Since 2004, Soomo has been creating high-quality, custom, interactive digital textbooks for higher education. We launched with the objective to “create something that works better and costs less than a traditional textbook.” As we put our work to the test, we learned it takes much more than changing a textbook to improve student outcomes. Outcome improvement comes from careful attention to the problems at hand, collaboration, and iteration. Soomo Learning is an organization built to uncover the strategies and tools to best enable student success in any given course. Today, Soomo Learning provides a broad range of services, technology, and content development for the design, delivery, and improvement of online and blended learning courses.

At Soomo, people are the most important resource. We're not just a team of great people, but a team of people who have chosen to invest our lives in creating online learning.

Role Overview

The Director of Learning Design will oversee all learning products to ensure they meet the highest standards and continue to advance practices in learning design and client customer service. In this role you will be responsible for overseeing, teaching, and coaching a growing team of subject-matter-expert editors. This includes supporting the team in critically and creatively applying best practices as they develop, build, evaluate, and improve their courses. In addition, you will implement processes and coach team members to provide exemplary client customer service. The Director will successfully partner and guide client schools toward embracing well-founded design practices. There is also the opportunity to lead ongoing efforts to conduct, apply, and share original research. The Director of Learning Design is an integral position within the organization and is ultimately responsible for the management of effective people, processes, and practices.

Desired Experience and Qualifications

10+ years of relevant experience required

Leadership and client management experience highly preferred

Track record of successful application of learning methodologies, instructional practices, and design thinking in developing online learning

Strong core skills in outcome creation, alignment, and formative assessment

Ability to effectively lead, teach, and coach others

Ability to successfully manage and optimize projects and processes

Willingness to continually test assumptions and apply research in innovative ways

Excellent written and verbal communication skills

Master’s degree required in relevant field such as learning design, learning science, or cognitive psychology;- PhD preferred