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Instructional Designer - Executive Leadership Program GovEx

Employer
Johns Hopkins University
Location
Maryland, United States
Salary
Salary Not Specified
Posted date
Oct 25, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Education, Instructional Technology & Design, Administrative, Academic Affairs, Curriculum & Instructional Development, Distance Education Programs, Instructional Technology & Design (Campus)
Employment Level
Executive
Employment Type
Full Time
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The Center for Government Excellence (GovEx) is seeking anInstructional 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:
    • Course outlines
    • Course syllabi
    • Lesson plans
    • In person and online activities
    • Slide decks
    • Assessments
    • 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

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 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 implementing user-centered design techniques
  • 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

The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check.

If you are interested in applying for employment with The Johns Hopkins University and require special assistance or accommodation during any part of the pre-employment process, please contact the HR Business Services Office atjhurecruitment@jhu.edu. For TTY users, call via Maryland Relay or dial 711.

Johns Hopkins has mandated COVID-19 and influenza vaccines, as applicable. Exceptions to the COVID and flu vaccine requirements may be provided to individuals for religious beliefs or medical reasons or because the individual is pregnant or attempting to become pregnant. Requests for an exception must be submitted to the JHU vaccination registry. For additional information, applicants for SOM positions should visit https://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/coronavirus/covid-19-vaccine/and all other JHU applicants should visit https://covidinfo.jhu.edu/health-safety/covid-vaccination-information/.

The following additional provisions may apply depending on which campus you will work. Your recruiter will advise accordingly.

The pre-employment physical for positions in clinical areas, laboratories, working with research subjects, or involving community contact requires documentation of immune status against Rubella (German measles), Rubeola (Measles), Mumps, Varicella (chickenpox), Hepatitis B and documentation of having received the Tdap (Tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis) vaccination. This may include documentation of having two (2) MMR vaccines; two (2) Varicella vaccines; or antibody status to these diseases from laboratory testing. Blood tests for immunities to these diseases are ordinarily included in the pre-employment physical exam except for those employees who provide results of blood tests or immunization documentation from their own health care providers. Any vaccinations required for these diseases will be given at no cost in our Occupational Health office.

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The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check.

If you are interested in applying for employment with The Johns Hopkins University and require special assistance or accommodation during any part of the pre-employment process, please contact the HR Business Services Office at jhurecruitment@jhu.edu. For TTY users, call via Maryland Relay or dial 711.

The following additional provisions may apply depending on which campus you will work. Your recruiter will advise accordingly.

During the Influenza ("the flu") season, as a condition of employment, The Johns Hopkins Institutions require all employees who provide ongoing services to patients or work in patient care or clinical care areas to have an annual influenza vaccination or possess an approved medical or religious exception. Failure to meet this requirement may result in termination of employment.

The pre-employment physical for positions in clinical areas, laboratories, working with research subjects, or involving community contact requires documentation of immune status against Rubella (German measles), Rubeola (Measles), Mumps, Varicella (chickenpox), Hepatitis B and documentation of having received the Tdap (Tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis) vaccination. This may include documentation of having two (2) MMR vaccines; two (2) Varicella vaccines; or antibody status to these diseases from laboratory testing. Blood tests for immunities to these diseases are ordinarily included in the pre-employment physical exam except for those employees who provide results of blood tests or immunization documentation from their own health care providers. Any vaccinations required for these diseases will be given at no cost in our Occupational Health office.

Equal Opportunity Employer
Note: Job Postings are updated daily and remain online until filled.

EEO is the Law
Learn more:
https://www1.eeoc.gov/employers/upload/eeoc_self_print_poster.pdf
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