Facing History and Ourselves is expanding its portfolio of online professional learning for middle and high school educators and is seeking an experienced eLearning Instructional Designer (ID) with a background in K–12 professional learning to join the Online Learning team.
The eLearning Instructional Designer will be responsible for developing innovative online learning offerings for educators including: facilitated, non-facilitated, and hybrid courses and workshops (delivered via LMS); scripted, animated video tutorials (à la Lynda.com); model lesson videos (à la TeachingChannel.org); as well as quick-start guides and other downloadable companion instructional materials. The ID will work with others and/or independently to conceptualize learning and to produce learning objects and materials.
The submission of work samples is required.
The ID will collaborate with Facing History’s Program subject-matter experts (SMEs), online learning team members, content writers, and visual media developers to craft user-centered instruction based on best practices of adult learning, eLearning, and in accordance with the Learning Forward Standards for professional learning for educators. The ID will occasionally supervise external eLearning contributors and course facilitators.
The successful candidate will have experience developing outcomes-based professional learning for teachers, will be familiar with the secondary education environment and teaching strategies for middle and high school classrooms, and will understand the professional learning needs of the educator audience. The successful candidate will have exceptional writing skills, experience developing multimedia assets and learning objects, a deep understanding of adult learning theory, and a rich sense of instructional design.
The ID will lead the conceptualization of learning but will also be a writer and producer of content. The role will collaborate with other instructional designers/producers and visual designers to produce multimedia learning objects (videos, tutorials, online assessment, etc. using eLearning development software such as Articulate, Camtasia Studio, etc.) that can be used on their own or that can be embedded within the scope and sequence of larger course structures. The ID will design role-differentiated learning pathways and instructional frameworks for courses that can be mapped inside Facing History’s LMS. The ID will work directly inside the LMS to construct courses and/or will work with a course producer as needed.
Bring pedagogy into practice by exploring new ways of modeling Facing History online.
Develop and manage the implementation of project plans, taking responsibility for project scheduling, budgeting, resource allocation, and communication to ensure the delivery of a solution within scope, timeline, and budget.
Work with SMEs or independently to assess learner needs and write outcomes-based courses and workshops that align with the Learning Forward Standards for professional learning.
Define role-differentiated pathways for learning and map them out within and between courses.
Re-conceptualize in-person professional development elements for online delivery as learning objects or experiences.
Write storyboards and scripts; produce tutorials using elearning software (Articulate, Camtasia studio, etc.).
Work with graphic/media designers to bring story elements and concepts to life visually.
Work with video producer to plan production and post-production of authentic classroom videos.
Write project proposals outlining course descriptions and goals as well as project timelines for course development. Communicate status of projects.
Stay current on latest issues, technology and methods of online learning through research, networking, and attending/or presenting at conferences.
As a member of the Online Learning team, integrate the vision and strategy of online learning into larger organization goals.
5–7 years of experience conceptualizing and developing online learning for educators.
BA/BS degree required. Advanced degree in instructional design preferred.
Experience delivering courses through an LMS.
Experience designing multimedia eLearning content including presentations, videos, screencasts, etc.
Experience in storyboarding and script writing.
Excellent writing and interpersonal skills.
Current on latest research and trends in online learning.
Exceptional organization skills and the ability to independently manage all stages of a project.
Flexible nature and experience in a fast-paced environment.
Ability to meet deadlines and communicate challenges.
Experience with Articulate 360, Camtasia Studio or equivalent elearning content creation software.
Experience with Canvas.
Experience with developing competency-based professional learning opportunities and badging/micro-credentialing
Experience with video production and editing.
Experience designing learning products optimized for mobile.
Experience with web site development including knowledge of HTML and CSS.
Experience using formative and summative assessment for professional learning.
Experience with Photoshop.
A practical knowledge of information architecture, content strategy, and user interface design a plus.
A team player! Sense of humor and glass-half-full attitude. Willing and eager to learn new things.
Interest in, and ability to articulate the mission of Facing History and Ourselves.
Additional Salary Information: Compensation and Benefits:
In addition to meaningful and rewarding work, Facing History provides an excellent and competitive compensation and benefits package including medical, dental, vision, life & long-term disability insurance, a 403(b) program with a discretionary organizational contribution, generous paid time off, an employee assistance plan & a travel assistance plan, pre-tax Transit-pass program, flexible spending health care and dependent care accounts, 4 voluntary Aflac plans, limited free parking and a friendly work environment.
About Facing History and Ourselves
Facing History and Ourselves is an international non-profit education organization headquartered in Massachusetts. We empower teachers to help their students to think critically about history and to understand the impact of their choices. We provide professional development, coaching, and resources, through seminars and online courses that support the needs of educators worldwide who share the goal of creating a more informed, active and thoughtful society. With 9 offices around the globe, we reach millions of students each year through our worldwide network of more than 71,000 trained educators. More than 30 years of research has documented our positive impact on teachers and students.
The lifeblood of democracy is the ability of every rising generation to be participatory, responsible decision-makers. From the disturbing lessons of the Holocaust and other genocides to struggles for civil rights from Birmingham to South Africa, we trust students to wrestle with complex moments in world history. Our lessons help them understand the range of human behavior and allow them to make essential connections between history, their own moral choices and how historical events impact contemporary times.
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