JOB DESCRIPTION: Serves as project manager and oversees the development of instructional materials. May supervise project staff. Serves as liaison with outside agencies in the development of instructional materials. Works with faculty to develop instructional materials (both continuing education and for graduate credit) for delivery in traditional face-to-face, web-based, and CD-ROM/DVD environments. Researches and develops case studies based on relevant subject matter or events for delivery using computer and distance learning technologies. Works in collaboration with multimedia developers to develop instructional materials. Assists faculty in integrating instructional technologies in their classrooms. Performs related responsibilities as required.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor's degree in instructional design, education, or related field and five years of adult education experience OR an equivalent combination of experience, education and training. The ability to manage multiple projects; strong oral and written communication skills; and the ability to interact with both faculty and staff as part of an interdisciplinary team. Current knowledge on pedagogical issues related to education and technology.
This position will serve as an instruction content developer (also known as “instructional designer”) for the Region IV Public Health Training Center (R-IV PHTC) and manage the e-learning portfolio of the R-IV PHTC including webinars, interactive online workshops, and online training modules.
Region IV Public Health Training Center (R-IV PHTC): Originally, funded in 2014 by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), the mission of the R-IV PHTC is to improve the ability of the public health workforce to meet national, state, and local needs. One of the primary activities of the R-IV PHTC is to develop training for the governmental public health workforce in the eight states that comprise the southeastern U.S. (Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee). The R-IV PHTC is headquartered at the Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University and partners with academic or community-based organizations in the other seven states to accomplish its mission.
ADDITIONAL POSITION INFORMATION: This position is unique and has responsibility for two very different types of activities, including both technical and design-focused.
First, this position will be responsible for webinars offered by the R-IV PHTC. This will include working with subject matter experts to ensure the content is both competency-based and follows best practices for design. Management of webinars also includes setting up the Adobe Connect room (or similar software); registration and promotion set-up; presenter technology and pedagogical support; participant technical assistance; and implementation of practice runs and webinars.
Secondly, the position will be responsible for designing self-paced stand-alone training modules and applicants should therefore be proficient in the use of authoring tools (e.g., Adobe Captivate, Camtasia, Articulate 360). Development of these training modules will include working with subject matter experts and overseeing all aspects of the modules, from start to finish. This position will help the Center create systems to house and deliver training modules and thus, applicants should have some experience using learning management systems.
All R-IV PHTC trainings should address 508 compliance and best practices for distance-based. The position will have responsibility for ensuring these activities. Additionally, this position will provide technical assistance for the regional network regarding distance-based training. Lastly, this position will inform the training center about emerging software, tools, techniques and trends in the field of distance-based education.
Preference will be given to applicants who have:
Knowledge of learning management systems
Experience with Adobe Captivate, Camtasia, Articulate 360, or similar authoring software
Proficiency with the use of Adobe Connect, Zoom or other similar web conferencing software for webinars and/or instructional sessions
Proficiency with Microsoft Office suite (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook)
Basic knowledge of HTML editing and coding
Experience designing 508 compliant instructional materials
Familiarity with Plain Language Guidelines, National CLAS Standards, and licensing options for images (e.g., creative commons, public domain, paid)
Knowledge of current technology applications for instruction including use of social media
Knowledge of instructional design principles for adult learners in continuing professional education environments
Ability to work independently as well as collaboratively on a team
Excellent written/oral communication skills
Detail oriented perspective