Educational Developer

Washington D.C., United States
Jul 31, 2014

Job Description Summary:

Job Location 2035 F Street - 2035 F St NW - FB0073
Campus Location: Foggy Bottom
Division/Vice President: Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs (AA)
College/School/Department: Not Applicable

Internal Applicants Only? No
Position Type: Administrative/Professional
Posting Number: Staff - 003622
Working Title: Educational Developer
Full-Time/Part-Time: Full-Time
Work Schedule: M-F 8:30-5:30 w/ some nights & weekends
Total Hours Per Week: 40+
Pay Grade: 20
Recruitment Salary Range: Commensurate with experience
Required Licenses/Certifications and other Specific Requirements: Criminal History Screening, Education/Degree/Certifications Verification, Social Security Number Trace, Sex Offender Registry Search, and Prior Employment Verification, Credit
If other was selected above, or there are special requirements, please explain.
If temporary, grant funded or limited term appointment, position funded until:
Telework: Yes
Job Open Date: 07/30/2014
Job Close Date:
Open Until Filled: Yes
Applicant Review Will Commence On:

Ad Statement:

Founded in 1821, GW is the largest institution of higher education in the District of Columbia, to include ten academic units, with a full-time equivalent enrollment of a little over 20,000 students and approximately 11,000 full-time and part-time employees (faculty and staff). The George Washington University is a community dedicated to learning, communication,respect, service and teamwork. As one of the largest private employers in the District of Columbia, the university seeks employees who support the teaching, research, and public service mission of the university.

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree, or higher, in an appropriate area of specialization plus 3-5 years of relevant professional experienc. Degree requirements may be substituted with an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

Desired Qualifications:

Three years of faculty development, instructional design, or educational design experience.
Knowledge of research in university teaching, faculty development, and of adult learning.
Excellent interpersonal, organizational, and communication skills.
Excellent writing skills.
Demonstrated experience in teaching or training.
Instructional design knowledge.
Experience in planning and coordinating symposiums, conferences, seminars, or other events.
Understanding of learning outcomes practices preferred.
Familiarity with Blackboard, interactive media, and design software preferred.
Aptitude for team work and co-operation.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Job Duties
  • Assists and supports the University academic community in the design and delivery of programs to support faculty in learning about design approaches for online, hybrid and in-person course design, teaching strategies, and creative ways to measure and improve teaching for continuous improvement.
    Delivers professional development workshops, webinars and other programs for faculty utilizing the latest learning theories and instructional approaches. Develops and maintains supporting program materials and resources as appropriate.

  • Function:
  • Designs trainings targeted and adapted to specific client groups: regular faculty, part-time faculty, new faculty, graduate assistants, departments, and staff as appropriate. This includes all the elements of effective teaching, as well as the integration of instructional technology and online learning approaches apt to facilitate pedagogical goals.

  • Function:
  • Develops programs to support learning assessment for the purposes of instructional improvement, rather than compliance. Helps expand TLC's research and evaluation efforts by working with faculty and instructional design staff to attain shared instructional objectives. Develops assessment measures to evaluate the instructional effectiveness of various course design and teaching elements.

  • Function:
  • Writes articles, documentation and other materials supporting instructional design principles and practices for TLC's website and for other online resources.

  • Function:
  • Maintains a high degree of knowledge in existing and emerging teaching methods utilizing instructional design and technology-based teaching innovations. Assesses and envisions how these methods can be applied to course design and teaching.

  • Function:
  • Consults with individual faculty on course design and in-classroom teaching as needed.

  • Function:
  • Performs other work related duties as assigned. The omission of specific duties does not preclude the supervisor from assigning duties that are logically related to the position.

  • Posting Specific Questions

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    Applicant Documents
    Required Documents
    1. Resume
    2. Cover Letter
    Optional Documents

    The George Washington University is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access/Affirmative Action institution.