The mission of the Armstrong Institute for Patient Safety and Quality is to continuously reduce preventable harm, improve patient outcomes, and enhance the value and equity of care around the world by advancing the science of patient safety and quality through discovery, implementation, education, evaluation, and collaborative learning. The Sr. Instructional Designer leads work groups in developing learning experiences. S/he will work collaboratively with the JHU faculty, subject matter experts, external partners and instructional design staff to design, develops, and deliver traditional, fully online and blended courses, as well as technology-enhanced instructional materials in support of this mission.
Specific duties & responsibilities:
Collaborates with the Learning and Development team to further the strategic goals of the Learning and Development Department and the Armstrong Institute
Designs, develops, and may help deliver grant and contract-funded instructional projects
Advises AI faculty and staff on effective use of instructional resources for specific projects Conducts needs analysis and performance analysis to develop learner-centered experiences
Collaborates with faculty in writing instructional design criteria for grant and contract proposals
Working in partnership with subject matter experts (e.g., Armstrong Institute faculty and staff), develops design documents and/or storyboards outlining instructional objectives, methods and assessment plans
Develops project management plans or works with project management leads to ensure that quality deliverables are produced to meet project timelines
Executes on instructional design plans, using visual design skills and multimedia development skills, to develop engaging and effective learning experiences (online, face-to-face, or print)
Learns to be a proficient user of the LearnShare LMS
Conducts usability and learnability analysis of learning prototypes and environments
Working with the Learning and Development team, conducts formative and summative evaluation of instructional content and outcomes
Working with the Instructional Design Program Manager, develops program and curriculum summaries for Armstrong Institute leadership
May mentor or direct other instructional designers, content specialists, web developers, graphic designers, AI faculty and staff, and/or external partners as needed in complex projects
Minimum qualifications (mandatory):
Requires a graduate degree in instructional design, instructional technology, education, or related field.
Requires a minimum of three years of professional level experience in course design and development, faculty training, or program course/course assessment/evaluation required. A minimum of five years of experience strongly preferred.
Special knowledge, skills, and abilities:
Excellent project management skills, ability to set and fulfill priorities, independence, and time-management capabilities. This job requires a person who is a self-starter, who sets goals for herself/himself and members of the teams s/he may lead, develops strategies for meeting them, and achieves them with minimal oversight.
Demonstrated ability to manage and coordinate teams of high level professionals (including faculty, staff and other technical specialists) from multiple departments in design, development, and execution of funded projects.
Ability to deal with multiple constituencies in a fast-paced, dynamic work environment.
Excellent presentation skills.
Excellent written and oral communication skills.
Ability to work in a team environment and willing to contribute wherever needed to ensure team success.
Technical qualifications or specialized certifications:
Thorough knowledge adult learning theory and practice and emerging instructional technologies.
Ability to apply visual design skills to create engaging, interactive online, instructor-led, or print-based learning experiences.
Knowledge of streaming audio and video, compression methods, file types, and formats.
Experience with web-based learning management systems, e-Learning authoring tools (e.g., Articulate Storyline or Captivate), graphic design software (Photoshop, Illustrator, Indesign), web development (basic HTML coding, experience with Dreamweaver a plus) Knowledge of SCORM and other standards for online course delivery.
Advanced in using Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint, and online conferencing software (e.g., Adobe Connect).
A link to a Portfolio of work or samples will be required. All applicants selected for further consideration will be required to complete a skills challenge prior to interviewing.
Classified Title: Sr. Instructional Designer Role/Level/Range: ACRP/04/ME Starting Salary Range: $39.92 - $50.82/hr. (commensurate with experience) Employee group: Casual / On Call Schedule: M - F, 8:30 A.M - 5:00 P.M Exempt Status: Exempt Location: 23-MD:JH Downtown Center Department name: 60003427-SOM Admin Armstrong Institute Personnel area: School of Medicine
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