Sr. Learning Designer

Harvard Graduate School of Education - Cambridge, Massachusetts - Full time

Duties & Responsibilities :

The Teaching and Learning Lab (TLL), is a mission-driven organization that prioritizes a diverse, inclusive culture and work life balance. This position will support efforts at the Harvard Graduate School of Education (HGSE) to focus on continuous improvement and innovation in professional education. This effort requires leadership in the discovery and design of digital learning assets, and learning design related work, across modalities. In collaboration with other team members, the Sr. Learning Designer will be a key member in reimagining the learner experience. We are looking for someone who takes a human-centered design approach to solution-finding, enjoys the opportunity to dig deep into a complex, long-term digital learning project, and cares deeply about the learner experience.In collaboration with content, learning technology and media, the Sr. Learning Designer provides expertise in the areas of learning design and sciences in support of the design and development of digital learning experiences for projects across the TLL portfolio, focusing on user experience, accessibility, and creative approaches to designing course content in support of pedagogical goals. This work includes partnering with faculty in the development of learning outcomes, identification of metrics for success, and development of processes, milestones and timelines to create design plans that ensure high quality learning experiences that meet objectives and expectations. May include supervision of staff, student workers and interns DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: The responsibilities described here are representative of those that must be met by the employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Learning Design • Works with faculty, staff and partners in the Teaching and Learning Lab and Programs in Professional Education to develop digital, online and blended learning experiences. • Leads the development of established and innovative designs for digital learning experiences using a wide variety of tools, strategies, and platforms. • identifies key areas for improvement and recommends appropriate changes.• Development of learner personas, and journey maps as part of the discovery and design process• Create storyboards and oversee script development • Liaise with all stakeholders on an on‐going basis and report on project progression May supervise staff, temps and/or grad students Project Management • Works with the project lead to develop and maintain project plans. • Clearly defines project scope, goals, schedules, and deliverables.• Manage project resources, scope and capacity. • Develops materials for and participates in all collaborative project meetings, including kick off and design meetings, regular status updates, and strategy meetings. • Fosters strong working relationships with key project stakeholders. • Regularly communicates progress toward project milestones.

Basic Qualifications :

• Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of 5 years professional experience that includes a combination of project management, learning design and learning technologies.• Demonstrated experience working with productivity software, project management tools, and creating and maintaining project plans. • Demonstrated experience designing learning experiences in a Learning Management Systems, OpenedX and Canvas preferred. Candidates wishing to be considered are encouraged to submit a cover letter in addition to their resume and indicate meeting basic qualifications. May need to work extra hours during peak periods, including occasional evenings and weekends.

Additional Qualifications :

• Knowledge of HTML • Ability to balance competing demands and prioritize tasks in a fast-paced work environment.• Master’s degree in Education or a related field • Familiarity with quality assurance tracking and reporting processes• Demonstrated ability to manage competing tasks and prioritize work.• Demonstrated ability to work both in a team and independently.• Demonstrated understanding of accessibility regulations and how to apply in educational context.• Demonstrated understanding of OER and how to apply in educational context.• Demonstrated commitment to an inclusive work environment.• Demonstrated experience applying UDL principals in the design of digital learning assets.• Demonstrated ability to plan and meet deadlines• Demonstrated experience in applying learning sciences and pedagogical theories in the design of learner experiences• Experience using quality review rubrics such as QM and OSCQR.

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