The Teaching and Learning Lab (TLL), is a mission-driven organization that prioritizes a diverse, inclusive culture and work life balance. This position will support efforts at the Harvard Graduate School of Education (HGSE) to focus on continuous improvement and innovation in professional education. This effort requires leadership in the discovery and design of digital learning assets, and learning design related work, across modalities. In collaboration with other team members, the Sr. Learning Designer will be a key member in reimagining the learner experience. We are looking for someone who takes a human-centered design approach to solution-finding, enjoys the opportunity to dig deep into a complex, long-term digital learning project, and cares deeply about the learner experience. In collaboration with content, learning technology and media, the Sr. Learning Designer provides expertise in the areas of learning design and sciences in support of the design and development of digital learning experiences for projects across the TLL portfolio, focusing on user experience, accessibility, and creative approaches to designing course content in support of pedagogical goals. This work includes partnering with faculty in the development of learning outcomes, identification of metrics for success, and development of processes, milestones and timelines to create design plans that ensure high quality learning experiences that meet objectives and expectations.
May include supervision of staff, student workers and interns
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: The responsibilities described here are representative of those that must be met by the employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Learning Design
Works with faculty, staff and partners in the Teaching and Learning Lab and Programs in Professional Education to develop digital, online and blended learning experiences.
Leads the development of established and innovative designs for digital learning experiences using a wide variety of tools, strategies, and platforms.
identifies key areas for improvement and recommends appropriate changes.
Development of learner personas, and journey maps as part of the discovery and design process
Create storyboards and oversee script development
Liaise with all stakeholders on an on‐going basis and report on project progression May supervise staff, temps and/or grad students
Works with the project lead to develop and maintain project plans.
Clearly defines project scope, goals, schedules, and deliverables.
Manage project resources, scope and capacity.
Develops materials for and participates in all collaborative project meetings, including kick off and design meetings, regular status updates, and strategy meetings.
Fosters strong working relationships with key project stakeholders.
HGSE is a diverse community of learners, teachers, and employees who are passionate about changing the world through education and striving for maximum impact in the field of education.
HGSE Human Resources values diversity in all forms, and believes that each employee brings a set of diverse experiences and identities to the workplace that makes us stronger, encourages innovation, and enhances our collective contributions. We continue to develop and support a workforce that reflects the diversity of those we serve; fosters an environment that allows each individual to belong and to bring their best self to work; and creates the conditions that empower employees to contribute their full potential to advancing the work of the school. We do this by:
Hiring and retaining staff reflecting the diversity of those we serve;
Providing employees opportunities to learn, grow, and be challenged;
Reviewing and ensuring fairness and equity in HR practices and policies including but not limited to hiring, promotion, and compensation;
Developing strong relationships and partnerships internal and external to our community to advance diversity and inclusion;
Communicating transparently and respectfully; and
Fostering an inclusive, respectful, and professional work environment
We regret that the Harvard Graduate School of Education does not provide Visa sponsorship.
About the Harvard Graduate School of Education
Many choose to work at the Harvard Graduate School of Education because they believe in our mission and are excited by our vision for the future. We have a reputation as a great place to work, for our excellent leadership, and we are a strong community that values diversity. For more information about HGSE, its programs, research, and faculty, please visit: www.gse.harvard.edu
Salary Grade: 057
Union: 00 - Non Union, Exempt or Temporary
Bachelor's degree and a minimum of 5 years professional experience that includes a combination of project management, learning design and learning technologies.
Demonstrated experience working with productivity software, project management tools, and creating and maintaining project plans.
Demonstrated experience designing learning experiences in a Learning Management Systems, OpenedX and Canvas preferred.
Candidates wishing to be considered are encouraged to submit a cover letter in addition to their resume and indicate meeting basic qualifications.
May need to work extra hours during peak periods, including occasional evenings and weekends.
Knowledge of HTML
Ability to balance competing demands and prioritize tasks in a fast-paced work environment.
Master's degree in Education or a related field
Familiarity with quality assurance tracking and reporting processes
Demonstrated ability to manage competing tasks and prioritize work.
Demonstrated ability to work both in a team and independently.
Demonstrated understanding of accessibility regulations and how to apply in educational context.
Demonstrated understanding of OER and how to apply in educational context.
Demonstrated commitment to an inclusive work environment.
Demonstrated experience applying UDL principals in the design of digital learning assets.
Demonstrated ability to plan and meet deadlines
Demonstrated experience in applying learning sciences and pedagogical theories in the design of learner experiences
Experience using quality review rubrics such as QM and OSCQR.
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER: We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
Internal Number: 50600BR
About Harvard University Graduate School of Education
Harvard University is devoted to excellence in teaching, learning, and research, and to developing leaders in many disciplines who make a difference globally. The University, which is based in Cambridge and Boston, Massachusetts, has an enrollment of over 20,000 degree candidates, including undergraduate, graduate, and professional students. Harvard has more than 360,000 alumni around the world. The University has twelve degree-granting Schools in addition to the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, offering a truly global education. Established in 1636, Harvard is the oldest institution of higher education in the United States.