The primary purpose of the Instructional Design Specialist position is to develop new and modify existing curricula for the Indiana Department of Child Services. This includes being familiar with the child welfare competencies, utilizing needs assessment data as well as conducting needs assessments when appropriate. Conducting research, developing learning outcomes, writing curricula on specialized topics, training staff to use the curricula, evaluating, and finalizing all curriculum projects. Must be familiar with adult learning theories and willing to adhere to federal, state, and university policies and protocols for developing curricula.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities:
Work with training partnership management to develop new and modify existing curricula for the IN Department of Child Services. This includes all aspects of instructional design as noted below:
Initial and on-going assessment – able to assess initial and on-going instructional needs of the training system, curricula content, and learner competencies. Utilize existing data to assess needs and conduct learner needs assessments when necessary.
Initial and on-going instructional design – able to design, develop, and/or modify curricula content across areas and audiences to reduce duplication of effort and to provide training content that is well integrated over the range of delivery methods (i.e. video-conference, classroom, and web-based training). Ensure that content is vertically aligned and adheres to the basic principles of Bloom's taxonomy and appropriate adult learning theories.
Conducts research identifying evidenced-based practice principles and best practice guidelines that support identified training needs for the IN Department of Child Services/Child Welfare Education and Training Partnership. The curricula will be consistent with State, Federal, and Indiana University policies and protocols.
Stays abreast of federal and state child welfare policy changes, assesses curricula impact, modifies content to reflect current policy, and communicates policy changes in curricula to the training staff.
Able to design and write traditional classroom and web-based curricula, including learning outcomes and supporting activities, utilizing Microsoft Office and FS Pro software technologies.
Evaluate curriculum implementation, modify as needed, and submits for finalization when curriculum projects are complete.
Plans, schedules, and facilitates various meetings related to the curriculum development process from the beginning of development through product finalization. Including but not limited to planning, facilitating, and managing curricula work group meetings with diverse stakeholders.
Plans, schedules, and facilitates training of content sessions with training staff to ensure there is effective curriculum delivery. Monitors delivery of content during pilot phase and provides feedback to training staff to ensure effective implementation.
Provides administrative support to the curriculum team by filing content in the curriculum catalog, processing curriculum package requests, creating and disseminating curriculum update memorandum, and monitoring the electronic versions of curricula used by the production team to print trainer and participant manuals.
Works independently and as a part of a team with the production, training, evaluation, data management, and executive teams within the Training Partnership.
Collaborates with the evaluation team to align curricula and assessment tools.
Analyzes trends in training ne eds and delivery by reviewing the organizational evaluation reports (level I – IV evaluation), feedback from training staff, individual training needs assessments, and any other data that helps inform the curriculum team.
All other duties as assigned.
Bachelor's Degree in Instructional Design, Education, or a related field and two years of instructional design or teaching experience.
Possess a valid driver's license with the ability to be insured by Indiana University.
Instructional design concepts and principles
Teaching and/or training techniques and strategies
On-line teaching and learning methods
Build, maintain, and encourage positive professional relationships
In depth knowledge of instructional systems and blended learning programs
Knowledge of general computer and training equipment and software including but not limited to: Microsoft Office Suites, Adobe Captivate, On-Course/Blackboard, FS Pro, etc.
Work independently and with a team
Effectively manages time of self
Project management: able to assess, plan, and manage multiple projects at the same time for self
Communication – strong communication skills. Able to understand and communicate concepts quickly and accurately.
Strong writing, editing, and proofreading skills
High attention to detail
Acts decisively – exercises sound judgment and makes effective, timely, and informed decisions. Seeks to identify, analyze, and resolve problems.
Promotes and values diversity and inclusiveness – works well with a diverse team and builds diversity into curricula content
Thinks systemically – understands organizational goals and vision, assesses strengths and challenges, identifies strategies for improvement and communicates them
Manages conflict – proactively anticipates, manages, and constructively resolves conflicts and disagreements
Web-based course development skills
Traditional classroom course development skills
Master’s degree in Instructional Design, Education or a related field. Familiarity with child welfare.
Working Conditions/Physical Demands:
Must be able to sit at a computer (or stand) for long periods of time.
Salary Plan: PAE
Salary Grade: 3AD
Campus: IUPUI - Indianapolis
Department: SCHOOL OF SOCIAL WORK (IN-SOCW-IUINA)
Internal Number: 78287
About Indiana University
Founded in 1820, Indiana University is the state’s public university system, comprised of two core campuses—IU-Bloomington and IUPUI—and six regional campuses located throughout the state. Combined, the total student population is more than 114,000 undergraduate, graduate and professional school students. IU is one of the largest employers in the state, with over 20,000 faculty and staff. Indiana University is an equal employment and affirmative action employer and a provider of ADA services. Diversity and inclusion remains a core commitment to IU’s mission to cultivate an educational environment that supports equal access, participation and representation on all of its campuses and that provides educational and career opportunities for all.