Learning Architect

Laureate Education, Inc.
Maryland, United States
Competitive Salary
Jan 12, 2021
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
The Learning Architect is responsible for the design, development, and implementation of learning products (e.g., academic programs and courses) through close collaboration with academic and business representatives of partner institutions/organizations. The Learning Architect is the subject matter expert in digital product design and development and learning theories. The Learning Architect keeps the Director of Learning Solutions informed of issues that impact the design and development of digital products. This position resides in the Product, Strategy, Innovation and Development group within Laureate Online and works with a number of teams across PSID and partner institutions to ensure the design and development of learning products support the vision of the institution and academic subject matter experts. The Learning Architect works with a range of internal and external academic experts, employers, product development staff, vendors, and institutional representatives to ensure adherence to product design decisions, business requirements, and academic expectations. The Learning Architect ensures that quality standards are consistently met and delivered. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Maintains knowledge of assigned product portfolio, leading efforts to identify, plan for, and execute continuous improvement to learning solutions being taught/delivered by partners.
  • Leads content creation for multiple possible delivery contexts, including course-based, competency-based, self-paced, micro-learning and other such contexts to align with partner institution strategies.
  • Conducts learning needs analyses and devises learning solutions to ensure those needs are met. In support of these outcomes, plans and facilitates program design and development meetings as needed to address marketing research and analysis, regulatory issues, industry trends, competitive landscape, unique differentiators, instructional framework options, and core themes and topics for product development
  • Develops learning solutions or leads development of learning content by other team members; ensures learning content adheres to program/product design decisions, business requirements, and academic expectations, and ensures that internal and partner reviews occur and that feedback/required changes are incorporated.
  • Selects learning resources in collaboration with the academic team, ensuring adherence to business and regulatory requirements, PSID and institution strategies, and works collaboratively with shared services staff to ensure availability of learning resources.
  • Designs learner experience for integration of text, graphics, animations, videos, and interactions for these offerings.
  • Ensures materials follow development objectives/outcomes and exhibit best practices for visual and interaction display to support learning.
  • Assures final deliverables meet or exceed established accuracy, consistency, and quality standards.
  • As needed supervises internal and external design resources, working collaboratively with subject matter experts, academic and business representatives, marketing professionals, educational media specialists, and shared services staff to design, develop, and implement learning solutions.
  • Works with project managers to establish project management plans that ensure product launch dates are met and ensure appropriate resourcing of all projects; ensures project team is familiar with program design and development design philosophy and project management plan.

  • A minimum of 3 years of experience in curriculum design and product development
  • Master's degree (or a combination of a bachelor's degree and at least 6 years of professional instructional design experience) required; doctoral degree preferred
  • Degree in Instructional Design or Instructional Technology is a plus
  • Successful experience in relationship management across a range of partners
  • Experience working with higher education professionals preferred
  • Experience working within learning and content management system(s) a plus
  • Experience developing with tools such as Adobe Captivate and Articulate Storyline/Studio a plus ‚Äč

  • Experience in finance and budgeting a plus
  • Experience in negotiating or managing contracts a plus
  • Successful experience in relationship management across a range of partners
  • Strong interpersonal skills and history of positive results achieved collaboratively
  • Strong organizational skills and excellent at follow-up and attention to detail
  • Models professionalism

    Work is performed primarily in a standard office environment, but may involve exposure to moderate noise levels. Work involves operation of personal computer equipment for six to eight hours daily and includes physical demands associated with a traditional office setting , e.g., walking, standing, communicating, and other physical functions as necessary.