Department: MED-NU-CATS Institute Salary/Grade: EXS/6
The Content Coordinator assists CECD faculty and staff in organizing content updates for the design of online and blended courses, along with educational toolboxes, guides, and instructional documents that contribute to the center’s goal of providing learning resources to the clinical research workforce. The Content Coordinator, with direction from the instructional design team in the center, will interface with other groups throughout NUCATS and the Feinberg School of Medicine. Responsibilities include organizing and designing handouts, managing graphic elements, and assembling content in the Learning Management System (LMS) as well as tracking and troubleshooting CECD-sponsored course registration and completion in myHR Learn and other platforms. Assist in design and implementation of content management, including asset inventory and bundling. Contribute to ongoing improvements, updates, and maintenance of existing content with input from instructional design team, including annual audits of online and blended materials. Manage development of video content for CECD education and promotional materials. Collaborates with a team of learning designers, learning technologists, multimedia specialists, content editor, and interface designers to design and develop high quality learning experiences for research team members.
Curriculum Content Design and Development
Collaborate with staff throughout NUCATS and other stakeholders at the University to contribute to design, develop, and support high quality online and blended courses.
Communicate effectively with stakeholders to ensure a high degree of understanding and transparency of the online course design process.
Under direction of instructional design team, provide faculty with assistance in integrating learning technologies in their instruction.
Make requested updates in line with ADA compliance.
Leverage open educational resources and image repositories.
Review existing online courses to identify and suggest graphic, visual, or technical revisions.
With input from the instruction design team, develop content and graphics for learning modules, resource guides, and other templates as necessary, ensuring that content is free of spelling and grammatical errors and adheres to NUCATS and FSM standards and styles.
Contribute to content management, assisting with asset inventorying and bundling.
Identify ways to repurpose existing content for novel programs and resources.
Assist with ongoing maintenance and updates to existing content.
Contribute to management of Learning Management Systems, including tracking usage and developing attendance reports.
Work with NUCATS’ Communication Manager to design content and templates for various publications.
Assist with producing recorded content for CECD programs and publicity.
Maintain production equipment
Provide on-site assistance at various educational events
Attend ad hoc consultation meetings as needed
Remain current with research and trends in graphic, visual, and technical curriculum delivery.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Successful completion of a full 4-year course of study in an accredited college or university leading to a bachelor's or higher degree in communications, marketing, business, or other related field; OR appropriate combination of education and experience.
At least one year of formal or informal experience designing online and blended courses in a higher education context.
Past proven content deliverables, including from internships or class projects.
Minimum Competencies: (Skills, knowledge, and abilities.)
Excellent written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills.
Ability to be a team player.
Excellent attention to detail, especially in grammar, punctuation, and proofreading.
Experience with Adobe Suite and video editing software
Interest in education operations or management
Strong design/graphic editing skills
A master’s degree in instructional design, learning science, or related field or the equivalent combination of education and comparable skills.
Preferred Competencies: (Skills, knowledge, and abilities)
Project management experience
Northwestern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer of all protected classes, including veterans and individuals with disabilities. Women, racial and ethnic minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the United States.
Internal Number: 40607
About Northwestern University
Northwestern University is a major private research university with 12 academic divisions located on three campuses in Evanston, Chicago, and Education City in Doha, Qatar. We have approximately 2,500 full-time faculty members, 17,000 graduate and undergraduate students, and over 5,700 full and part-time staff. Northwestern University combines innovative teaching and pioneering research in a highly collaborative environment. It provides students and faculty exceptional opportunities for intellectual, personal and professional growth.