Manager, Professional Development eLearning

Discovery Education - Charlotte, North Carolina - Full time

Who We Are:

As the global leader in standards-based digital curriculum resources, digital content, and professional development for K-12 classrooms worldwide, Discovery Education is transforming teaching and learning with award-winning digital textbooks, multimedia content and the largest professional learning community of its kind. Serving more than 5 million educators and 51 million students, Discovery Education’s services are available in approximately half of U.S. classrooms and primary schools in the UK, and more than 90 countries around the globe. Inspired by the global media company Discovery, Inc., Discovery Education partners with districts, states, and like-minded organizations to captivate students, empower teachers, and transform classrooms with customized solutions that increase academic achievement.

What You’ll Do:

Discovery Education is seeking an eLearning designer to develop and implement virtual training courses for educators. The Manager of Professional Development, eLearning will be responsible for all aspects of course creation including analysis, development, design, and testing. The ideal candidate will have experience designing and implementing blended learning solutions and a thorough understanding of the technical aspects of eLearning. In addition, s/he will have expertise in adult learning principles and eLearning principles in order to drive the creation of robust and instructionally sound learning solutions for educators.

Key Responsibilities:

eLearning Content Design and Development

  • Create high level course outlines with effective learning outcomes that meet the needs of the intended audiences
  • Build engaging, compelling course content that meets Discovery Education’s brand and standard of excellence
  • Create varied types assessment to measure the end user’s understanding throughout the virtual learning process
  • Create interactive exercises and activities within eLearning modules in order to enhance the end user’s experience and learning
  • Seek out and respond to feedback from key stakeholders to iterate and continuously improve course content
  • Partner with SMEs to ensure course content is accurate and free of errors
  • Organize and manage eLearning content within Discovery Education’s portal

eLearning Project Management

  • Develop and lead a team of independent contractors who design and/or project manage eLearning projects
  • Ensure all content requests are entered and progress notes are maintained in Discovery Education’s tracking tool
  • Effectively match qualified independent contractors to content development needs and projects
  • Ensure all course materials are organized and accessible to all key stakeholders
  • Collaborate and communicate across multiple Discovery Education teams to identify and deliver eLearning courses that align to the company’s mission and goals

Fiscal and Travel

  • Adhere to content design budget
  • Travel as required – 20%


  • Demonstrate exceptional interpersonal, organizational, and presentation skills
  • Demonstrate a “problem solving - solution oriented” approach
  • Demonstrate a desire for continuous learning and improvement
  • Demonstrate a clear understanding of adult learning principles
  • Demonstrate the ability to work in a fast-paced virtual environment with multiple competing deadlines
  • Maintain thorough understanding of eLearning industry trends, current events, and emerging technologies; maintain high level of relevant expertise
  • Identify and apply eLearning industry best practices
  • Analyze, design, and develop highly interactive learning solutions for educators
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Who You Are

  • Degree in instructional design, educational technology, or similar relevant field
  • 3+ years of experience in eLearning design and development
  • Proficiency with multiple authoring tools (Articulate, Lectora, etc.) used to develop eLearning courses
  • Proficiency with LMS, CMS, and eLearning standards (AICC, SCORM, xAPI, etc.)
  • Ability to develop and design instructionally sounds learning solutions for adults
  • Experience delivering educational content through learning management systems
  • Strong project management skills
  • Strong communication and presentation skills
  • Strong attention to detail and organizational skills
  • Experience producing digital media preferred

Discovery Education is an equal opportunity employer. Discovery Education is committed to being an employer of choice, not just a good place to work, but a great and inclusive place to work. To that end, we strive to recruit and maintain a workforce that meaningfully represents the diverse and culturally rich communities that we serve. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status or disabled status or, genetic information.

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Discovery Education

Discovery Education is the global leader in standards-aligned digital curriculum resources, engaging content, and professional learning for K-12 classrooms. Our services are in half of the classrooms in the U.S. and UK, and reach over 5 million educators and 51 million students in over 90 countries.

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