Instructional Designer - Executive Leadership Program GovEx
Johns Hopkins University
Location: Baltimore, Maryland
Internal Number: 68861-en_US
The Center for Government Excellence (GovEx) is seeking an Instructional Designer - Executive Leadership Program GovEx to plan, develop, and deliver educational materials for the Executive Leadership Program, a new initiative integrating training and coaching to maximize the data management and use capacity of mayors and their c-suite leadership by building skills and evaluating impact at scale. The Instructional Designer plays a central role in analyzing data on student progress/characteristics and the government executive leadership education landscape; coordinating with GovEx subject matter experts to ensure that training content is meeting the needs of participants; and support the development of a new data curriculum for 100 cities across the US, Canada, and Latin America.
The Instructional Designer is responsible for designing a blended learning experience through specialized interactions (e-learning courses and workshops, coaching calls, peer-to-peer learning), based on new or improved applications in the fields of leadership education and distance learning, expertise from some of the field's most accomplished practitioners, and non-partisan research to support evidence-based practices in government leading to measurable impact in the city. The Instructional Designer will work individually and collaboratively to design and deliver innovative learning experiences that improve the ability of mayors and their csuite to use data. A primary focus will be developing a core competencies delivery model, defining learning objectives, and creating newg training content to ensure a high-quality executive leadership training experience for mayors and their csuite.
Our ideal Instructional Designer has at least two years' experience creating and managing educational content for adult learners, a firm grounding in analytical techniques, and experience collaborating with diverse teams and clients to ensure high quality educational products. The selected candidate must possess a proven track record of success in the public sector, have experience navigating an academic environment and designing and delivering curriculum for executive leaders.
The Instructional Designer must have a high level of self-motivation, initiative, and demonstrated success working within a dynamic organization. While GovEx offers workplace flexibility, this position involves working on the Homewood Campus of Johns Hopkins University. Occasional travel may be required.
All candidates must be systems oriented, and self-motivated, and dedicated to results oriented and data driven learning experiences. The selected candidate must possess a proven track record of success in the public sector, as well as have experience navigating an academic environment and designing and delivering curriculum for csuite leaders.
The position reports to the Academic Program Manager - Executive Leadership Program, working closely with the applied research, training, and technical assistance teams and collaborating with subject-matter experts and staff responsible for technology, monitoring and evaluation, and knowledge management.
Specific Duties & Responsibilities:
Develop content aligned with the competencies model to ensure strategic development and delivery of Academy trainings that include components like:
In person and online activities
Multimedia supplemental materials such as podcasts, webinars, etc.
Build and implement curriculum plans for in person and online trainings instructional methods, course materials, and training aids based on new or improved applications in the fields of leadership education and e-learning
In collaboration with the GovEx 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, work with curriculum developers, coach facilitators, and collaborate with other internal experts to ensure trainings meet these goals
Manage and design documents/templates that are highly engaging and interactive eLearning and in person learning products
Develop and/or prepare presentation materials; write, direct, and/or edit department videos, as assigned
Create learning solutions that satisfy the needs of diverse audiences and skill sets
Assist in tailoring existing learning materials and content to meet general market as well as specific client and funder needs
Support GovEx'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 for leaders
Support implementation, administration, and evaluation of day-to-day activities of online education programs
Leverage the Academy's learning management system (LMS) to gain insights on learner's needs, as well as manage classes and reporting
Use instructional design process and methodology to plan, design, and develop self-guided, instructor-led, and asynchronous training materials
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-sInstructional Designer- Executive Leadership Program is a detail-oriented, engaged professional with outstanding curriculum development and data analysis skills.
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 or facilitator training, or program/course assessment/evaluation required
Advanced degree may substitute for experience to the extent permitted by the JHU equivalency formula
Experience applying adult learning principles, agile methods, learning technology and program management skills together in the design, development and maintenance of learning solutions.
Experience working with government practitioners
Graduate Degree, with a preference for Education, Instructional Design, or Public Administration related fields
Experience developing educational programs using the Backwards Design model
SCORM/AICC/xAPI experience is preferred
Special Knowledge, Skills & 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 and SCORM and xAPI
Familiarity with video editing software, basic HTML and Flash programming knowledge
Ability to write clear instructional copy
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
JHU Equivalency Formula: 30 undergraduate degree credits (semester hours) or 18 graduate degree credits may substitute for one year of experience. Additional related experience may substitute for the required education on the same basis. For jobs where equivalency is permitted, up to two years of non-related college course work may be applied towards the total minimum education/experience required for the respective job.
Classified Title: Instructional Designer Working Title: Instructional Designer - Executive Leadership Program GovEx Role/Level/Range: ACRP/04/ME Starting Salary Range: Commensurate With Experience Employee group: Full Time Schedule: M-F 8:30am-5pm 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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