Instructional Design Coordinator

Washington D.C.
Apr 05, 2017
May 11, 2017
Full Time

About the Agency

The Congressional Research Service (CRS) is seeking an Instructional Design Coordinator to join a team of professionals in the Program Office within the CRS Office of the Director. The selectee will provide the Program Office with support necessary to deliver educational programming and content to Members, committees, and staff of the United States Congress. The selectee will also assist with major CRS programs and services related to congressional client education and outreach activities.

CRS's Program Office is responsible for activities including, but not limited to:

  1. Coordinating regularly-scheduled training programs in legislative processes and procedures;
  2. Supporting programs and seminars on the federal budget, federal law, and public policy issues;
  3. Coordinating policy programs for new Members of Congress and orientation to CRS services for permanent congressional staff and for congressional interns;
  4. Coordinating other events for the U.S. Congress and for CRS managers and staff;
  5. Providing and presenting information to congressional clients about CRS programs, products, and services;
  6. Entering requests from congressional clients for research and analysis into an electronic client relationship management system for assignment to analysts, attorneys, and information professionals.
Ideal candidates will have a graduate degree in instructional design, educational psychology, learning development; demonstrated expertise with Adobe Captivate, and experience using learning content management systems (LCMS) to host content.

CRS works exclusively for the United States Congress, providing policy and legal analysis to committees and Members of both the House and Senate, regardless of party affiliation. As a legislative branch agency within the Library of Congress, CRS has been a valued and respected resource on Capitol Hill for more than a century.

CRS is well known for analysis that is authoritative, confidential, objective, and nonpartisan. Its highest priority is to ensure that Congress has immediate access to the nation's best thinking on public policy issues of interest to its Members and Committees.

The position description number for this position is 325269.

The incumbent of this position is eligible to work a flexitime or compflex work schedule.

This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position.

Relocation expenses will not be authorized for the person(s) selected under this vacancy announcement.

  • Not Required

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Applicants must have had progressively responsible experience and training sufficient in scope and quality to furnish them with an acceptable level of the following knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the duties of the position without more than normal supervision.

Ability to apply knowledge of instructional design theory to course development**

Ability to use technology for instructional design and e-learning content creation**

Ability to conduct program evaluation and data collection

Ability to present information orally

Ability to plan and organize

Ability to communicate and collaborate

Ability to communicate effectively other than in writing.

No additional requirements to those listed above.

Not Applicable

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