The Instructional Designer for GovEx Academy, a unity of the Centers for Civic Impact, is critical to the Academy’s efforts to increase the capacity of governments and NGOs to use data and evidence. The Instructional Designer plays a central role in planning, developing, and delivering educational materials for public sector staff; analyzing data on student progress/characteristics and the government education landscape; and coordinating with Civic Impact subject matter experts to ensure that GovEx Academy training content is meeting the needs of participants.
The Instructional Designer will work individually and collaboratively to design and deliver innovative learning experiences that improve the ability of the public sector to use data. A primary focus will be developing a core competencies delivery model, defining learning objectives, and creating new and refining existing training content to ensure a high-quality training experience for onsite and online trainings. The selected candidate will also analyze student and market data to ensure that GovEx Academy continues to meet demand and lead the field of government data education. Our ideal Instructional Designer has at least two years’ experience creating and managing educational content, a firm grounding in analytical techniques, and experience collaborating with diverse teams and clients to ensure high quality educational products.
The Instructional Designer must have s a high level of self-motivation, initiative, and demonstrated success working within a dynamic organization. While GovEx Academy offers workplace flexibility, this position involves working on the Homewood Campus of Johns Hopkins University. Occasional travel may be required. This position reports to the Director of GovEx Academy.
Specific responsibilities for the Instructional Designer include:
Develop a competencies model to ensure strategic development and delivery of Academy trainings
Build and implement curriculum development plans for in-person and online trainings
In collaboration with Civic Impact staff and outside experts, apply tested instructional design theories to conceptualize, design, and create interactive learning solutions that target learning objectives and improve performance
Establish learning objectives for all trainings and work with curriculum developers, instructors, and other internal experts to ensure trainings meet these goals
Create learning solutions that satisfy the needs of diverse audiences and skill sets s
Assist in tailoring existing learning materials and content to meet general market as well as specific client and funder needs
upport GovEx Academy’s efforts to incorporate new techniques and learning modalities Function as a staff resource and consultant for internal GovEx education
Assist with the facilitation of online and in-person trainings, as needed
Develop successful working relationships with internal and experts to develop cutting edge content
Support implementation, administration, and evaluation of day-to-day activities of online education programs
Collect and analyze data, create reports, review and explain trends to support marketing, admission, program delivery, and training program design for online education
Monitor project activities, outputs, and progress towards anticipated results
Continuously gather stakeholder feedback on education programs and make adjustments accordingly
Perform routine administrative functions as needed, including scheduling and document management
GovEx Academy’s Instructional Designer is an energetic, engaged professional with outstanding curriculum development and data analysis skills. Qualifications include:
Minimum Qualifications (mandatory):
Bachelor’s degree in instructional design, instructional technology, education, or related field
Three years of progressively responsible experience in course design and development, faculty training, or program/course assessment/evaluation required.
Advanced degree may substitute for experience to the extent permitted by the JHU equivalency formula.
Graduate degree, with a preference for education, instructional design, or public administration related fields
Experience developing educational programs using the Backwards Design model
Special Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
A thorough understanding of educational delivery models
Proficiency in using learning management systems
Familiarity with statistical software and programming languages such as R, Python, or Stata
Knowledgeable, energetic, and passionate about data and education
Familiarity with project management software and applications
Familiarity with TalentLMS or similar cloud-based learning management systems
Proficiency in using PowerPoint, Google Slides, or similar software
Demonstrated excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
Excellent ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing
Ability to review the work of others for accuracy, credibility, and value
Knowledge and ability to perform a range of standard and technical assignments to meet time-critical tasks and resolve recurring problems
Commitment to a collegial workplace
Capacity to work independently in a results-oriented environment; being both flexible and detail-oriented
Demonstrated experience working independently and as part of a team
Classified Title: Instructional Designer Working Title: Instructional Designer Ctr Civic Impact Role/Level/Range: ACRP/04/ME Starting Salary Range: $70,000-$83,865 annually Employee group: Full Time Schedule: 5/37.5 Exempt Status: Exempt Location: 01-MD:Homewood Campus Department name: 60006654-KSAS - Centers for Civic Impact Personnel area: School of Arts & Sciences
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