Instructional Designer for sustainability, environmental, and Earth sciences
Location: Stanford, California
Internal Number: 100520
The Stanford University Graduate School of Education (GSE) is a top-ranked school of education, known for its prestigious faculty, rigorous graduate degree programs, and its impact on the quality of education across the world. The GSE is committed to developing leaders in education research, practice and policy. Our community includes over 60 faculty, 400 students, 200 staff, 14,000 alumni and countless people from the local and global communities we work with and impact. The work environment is dynamic, deadline-driven, fast-paced, and energetic.
The Stanford Accelerator for Learning, housed in the Graduate School of Education, supports researchers from across Stanford to collaborate with each other and external partners on co-creating scalable and equitable learning solutions that help all learners thrive.
The Stanford Doerr School of Sustainability has a unifying goal of creating a future in which humans and nature thrive together in concert and in perpetuity. The school's unique three-part structure consisting of departments to drive scholarship and educate students, institutes to innovate across disciplines, and an accelerator to drive policy and technology solutions reimagines how universities can contribute to the planet's sustainability. We focus on creating knowledge and scaling solutions that benefit our local community and people globally, while also creating a school community that is inclusive of all people.
This position is a joint role between the Stanford Accelerator for Learning and the Stanford Doerr School of Sustainability. We are seeking an instructional designer who will design, develop, support, and run K-12 instructional programs that focus on environmental science, Earth science, and sustainability. Other job activities include contributing to research efforts on these instructional programs, and creating and delivering professional development workshops for teachers. This is a one-year, fixed term position, with potential for continuation.
The Stanford Accelerator for Learning and the Stanford Doerr School of Sustainability offer several K-12 sustainability education programs. Some are just now being developed, while others have been running for several years. This instructional designer will be expected to support the following programs:
*New High School Sustainability Course Curriculum.
*New afterschool enrichment program for high schoolers.
This role will report directly to a supervisor at the Stanford Accelerator for Learning with secondary reporting to the Stanford Doerr School of Sustainability Assistant Dean for Professional Development and Community Building.
Primary responsibilities will include:
In this role, you will work with collaborators to design and develop (1) a new, research-informed, 10-15 week curriculum for a high school sustainability class and (2) a new afterschool enrichment program on sustainability. You will also develop and deliver teacher training programs, to support teachers who will implement your designed curricular programs. In addition, you will be expected to oversee and run the ongoing high school internship and second grade field trip programs, which includes managing the application process, recruiting instructors, and developing co-curricular programming for interns. The job also requires some minimal teaching duties, such as teaching the field trip program and delivering 1-2 week units of the high school class during pilot studies. This position is highly collaborative, and involves working with researchers, project managers, faculty, and other key project stakeholders within the Stanford Accelerator for Learning, the Stanford Doerr School of Sustainability, and other partner organizations.
Core duties will include:
*Perform analysis oflearner and school needs.
*Proactively consult with subject matter experts to identify and formulate learning objectives and content.
*Design learning and performance support solutions.
*Draft storyboards and prototypes.
*Design and develop course content, instructor and participant materials, including performance support materials.
*Implement, evaluate and maintain learning solutions.
*Develop and deliver Train-the-Trainer programs or faculty development programs.
*May participate in extensive user acceptance testing and quality measurement for newly created courses and web materials.
*Interact with partner organizations during design, development, and implementation process as needed.
*Share best practices through cross campus collaboration and instructional design community.
*Design and deliver instruction for brief research studies and short educational programs
*Manage, run, and recruit participants and interns for two educational programs
To be successful in this role, you will bring:
*Bachelor's degree and three years of relevant experience or combination of education and relevant experience, at minimum (Master's degree and 2+ years high school teaching experience preferred)
*Demonstrated effectiveness in consulting with business partners and subject matter experts to assess learning needs and recommend sound solutions.
*Demonstrated proficiency in applying instructional design theory, models, and best practices.
*Demonstrated proficiency using instructional design tools such as learning project plans, design documents, learning hierarchies, storyboards, prototypes, etc.
*Ability to clearly and succinctly convey learning content in a manner that engages learners and improves retention rates.
*Demonstrated application of adult learning principles and methods.
*Demonstrated proficiency and experience in industry standard tools such as authoring tools, digital, graphics media, audio, animation and video production tools to create impactful courses.
*Demonstrated ability to evaluate the effectiveness of learning materials.
*Excellent oral and written communication skills.
*Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a team environment.
*Ability to work on multiple projects concurrently
*2+ years of experience teaching high school environmental science or Earth science
*Master's degree in Education or Environmental/Earth Science
*Extensive knowledge of environmental science, earth science, and sustainability content
*2+ years' experience coaching/training teachers
*Experience teaching with learning technologies
*Strong communication and collaboration skills
Location: The position is available for in-person or hybrid. 2 days of in-person work are required each week. For up to 6 weeks out of the year, you will be expected to work in-person at local school sites.
The expected pay range for this position is $79-100k per annum. Stanford University provides pay ranges representing its good faith estimate of what the university reasonably expects to pay for a position. The pay offered to a selected candidate will be determined based on factors such as (but not limited to) the scope and responsibilities of the position, the qualifications of the selected candidate, departmental budget availability, internal equity, geographic location and external market pay for comparable jobs.
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