Instructional Designer for Online Courses

Ross School - East Hampton, NY - Full time

Instructional Designer for Online Courses

Ross Institute/School seeks an Instructional Designer to lead content development of a suite of innovative online professional development courses for K–12 teachers. This individual will develop content and architect the user experience, applying their expertise in instructional design and adult learning theory. RESPONSIBILITIESReporting to the Chief Academic Officer and working closely with the RLS Project Director, Director of Academics, Academic Team, and Faculty, the Instructional Designer has the following essential duties and responsibilities: • Collaborate with Ross internal teams (academic content / writers, video production, graphic design and technology) to develop schedule and identify project milestones / deliverables• Collaborate with UX designer on defining detailed functionality• Work with subject matter experts to develop content including overseeing script writing process• Identify/incorporate or develop appropriate learning activities/exercises needed to enable learners to achieve learning objectives (e.g., delivery timeframes, durations, techniques)• Determines best presentation approach such as instructor-led, self-evaluations and assessments to ensure effectiveness of programs, and recommending / implementing modifications as necessary• Collaborate on design and development of online, web-based and video-conferencing supported materials• Analyze learning situations, assessing teaching style(s) and student audience and apply appropriate learning theory, instructional design theory, and/or technology to instructional design• Maintain and develop course templates, models, standards and procedures• Storyboard content for course creation and video production• Test concepts, perform task and user analysis, and assist with user acceptance testing• Generate user guides, online help, and technical documentation• Work closely with Ross Technology on backend delivery plan / budgeting• Work closely with Ross Communications to ensure aesthetic is consistent with organizational branding• Explore application and effectiveness of new training technologies/methodologies to enhance course instructionQUALIFICATIONS• Bachelor’s degree in a related discipline with at least 5 years of experience in nonprofit or educational sector.• Expert understanding of instructional design theory, online learning systems, best practices and current research / theory in adult online learning• Expert communication skills: written, verbal and presentation• Expert knowledge of technical programs and resources utilized in e-learning creation, such as video, animation, music, voice recording, etc.• Experience developing interactive, innovative online courses (portfolio required) • Experience with Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator or other storyboarding programs• Self-directed and capable of working in a fast-paced environment• Thoughtful and creative under pressure; able to represent institutional perspectives, mission, and objectives. • Collaborative work style, sense of humor, and belief in possibilities.• Bilingual English/Spanish or English/Mandarin an asset.ADDITIONALSalary is competitive and commensurate with experience. Generous benefits are offered. Ross School is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Candidate must sign a confidentiality agreement. Ross School is a nonsmoking environment. The position may be based in New York City or East Hampton, NY, with flexibility to travel between both locations on a weekly basis, as needed.

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Experience Level

3 or more years

Ross School

Thank you for your interest in Ross as a potential employer. We hope you will take a moment to explore the job opportunities listed here. We encourage you to review our professional development opportunities. In addition to providing excellent support for our faculty, the Ross Institute has a number of opportunities for teaching professionals from all over the world.

All faculty have responsibilities in our Student Life programs. Preference is given to candidates who act as boarding parents, living in boarding houses with students. Interested candidates should submit a PDF cover letter and resume to

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