Philanthropy University is looking for a self-driven instructional designer responsible for supporting and contributing to the the organization’s vision for online learning in the Global South. This individual will work closely with the Instructional Design Manager to design online capacity building courses for nonprofit leaders. As an instructional designer, you will work across all stages of course design & production to guide content experts, apply evidence based learning theories, create compelling course content, manage media production, and develop a visual design for the course. This role is focused on developing practical online courses for local changemakers on a global scale.
What does success look like?
This individual’s success hinges on their ability to guide content experts through a course design and production process that focuses on maximizing learning outcomes and organizational capacity of our target audience. This will involve an intimate understanding our target user and the conditions in which they learn, working closely with our content experts on their courses at every stage of the process, managing media production and course authoring.
Important questions for this person:
How do we translate what we know about global south learners into design features of our courses? How do we measure learning outcomes in coordination with the M&E team? Once we define learning outcomes, how do we improve them through our courses? How do we ensure our instructors are adopting our pedagogical best practices? How do we spur pedagogical innovation on our platform and within our community? How do we set the standard for content development for NGOs in the global south?
Manage Course Media Production & Post-Production:
Prepare Course Content for Launch:
Re-design Post Launch:
1 to 5 years
Local nonprofits around the world work tirelessly to combat poverty, inequality, violence, and environmental degradation. And yet, these organizations often lack access to the very training and resources that could dramatically enhance their ability to improve and save lives — in short, they lack the capacity needed to best serve their beneficiaries and effect change.
Philanthropy University has the audacious goal of measurably improving 5,000 nonprofit organizations in emerging economies by 2020 through access to the capital, courses, and community they need to thrive. In 2015, we launched a series of courses focused on capacity building for civil society, impacting over 250K users from 180 countries.
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