Faculty Training Developer

American Public University System
Charles Town, WV
Jun 19, 2017
Jul 03, 2017
Full Time
Requisition Number 17-0064 Post Date 5/10/2017 Title Faculty Training Developer Location Charles Town, WV Company APUS Description Please scroll all the way down and click "Apply On-Line" to apply for this posting. * Reports To: Manager of Faculty Development, Center for Teaching and Learning* Department : Center for Teaching and Learning* Office Location : Charles Town, WV* FLSA Status: Exempt* Date Posted : May 10, 2017* Date Closing : Open Until Filled Synopsis of Role:The Faculty Training Developer (FTD) is a comprehensive position, requiring the successful candidate to engage in continued learning alongside consistent performance and demonstration of knowledge, skills, and abilities associated with the role. The faculty training developer utilizes sound instructional design theory and appropriate adult learning strategies to create training opportunities for American Public University System (APUS) online faculty members in a variety of modalities. The successful FTD rapidly produces e-learning solutions to deliver in on-demand, self-paced formats; through live, synchronous sessions; or in other formats as needed and appropriate. In all design, development, and delivery decisions, the successful FTD focuses on performance-based training with an outcomes assessment, including behavior and skills development, improvement of knowledge, skills, and abilities as determined by key institutional performance indicators, and with an eye toward positive return on investment. This role has a strong knowledge of best practices associated with online teaching and learning, adult learning theory, instructional design, and e-learning course development. The FTD has strong presentation skills and is comfortable interacting with staff, faculty, and APUS leadership as necessary to produce training opportunities. This role also provides coaching to faculty members as needed to assist in their learning and development. Likewise, this position facilitates the University's Faculty Candidate Training and evaluating faculty candidates' suitability for a role on the APUS faculty. Additionally, this role facilitates training as required based on the requirements of APUS and as directed. Essential Functions:* Performs e-Learning instructional design (eg, SME knowledge transfer, research, curriculum, scripts, scenario/branching, etc.).* Performs e-Learning content development that is 508 compliant using tools such as the Adobe Creative Cloud, Captivate, Articulate, iSpring Suite, Lectora, Camtasia, Kaltura, etc. to create interactive eLearning assets, video, audio, and graphics.* Facilitates instructor-led asynchronous, synchronous, and blended e-Learning workshops.* Researches, develops, builds, and conducts faculty development workshops that strengthen APUS faculty members' understanding and abilities to teach in online and mobile environments.* Prepares faculty to effectively use teaching and learning strategies that leverage the capabilities of the APUS learning management system (LMS) and various mobile devices.* Consistently models best practices in online higher learning instruction as a faculty candidate training course instructor to include: ensuring classes are prepared for instruction; monitoring candidates' progress; guiding forum discussions and grading course assignments; providing one-on-one, individualized training if needed; and, resolving course and candidate issues.* Assists in making revisions, improvements, and additions to the faculty candidate training course and to professional development workshops, to include developing and writing faculty development courses and/or lessons.* Conducts independent course reviews of both undergraduate and graduate courses.* Facilitates small faculty focus group sessions.* Conducts live webinars or briefings for faculty at the direction of the associate dean of the center for teaching and learning (CTL).* Contributes to planning and executing new CTL programs and developing new faculty training assets and resources, to include creating new professional development workshops that focus on teaching and learning in a mobile environment.* Assists with managing and editing the faculty section of the CTL website and makes regularly scheduled contributions to the CTL blog page.* Pulls data and creates reports, metrics, graphs, etc., to assist the associate dean of the CTL and others as needed.* Performs other duties as assigned. Work Environment and Physical Demands:* Standard office environment in Charles Town, WV.* Remote work may be performed, as directed by management.* Work requires high speed access to the Internet at all times, including when off-site.* Some travel may be required within the Unites States, primarily to the Washington DC and Charles Town, WV areas. Requirements Required Skills:* Demonstrated skills in e-Learning instructional design.* Demonstrated e-Learning content development.* Proven online training/facilitation skills (eg, instructor-led asynchronous, synchronous, and blended eLearning).* Demonstrated experience developing web-based, mobile-ready, multimedia content and learning assets.* Proficient in the use of computers and office software such as Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, with the ability to prepare accurate spreadsheets and graphs using numerical data.* Knowledge of 508 compliance requirements.* Demonstrated background of utilization of best practices in online higher education learning.* Understanding of effective adult learning principles and practices in an online environment.* Experience with best practices in developing faculty professional development modules/events/activities.* Ability to facilitate small and large group training and development sessions and live webinars or briefings.* Knowledge of APUS policies, procedures, organizational structure, and mission/vision.* Excellent customer service skills.* Strong organizational and administrative skills.* Strong problem-solving, critical-thinking, and independent decision-making skills.* Effective verbal and written communication skills, to include basic editing experience.* Ability to manage multiple projects under tight deadlines.* Ability to build rapport with faculty candidates, co-workers, faculty directors, program directors, and deans.* Ability to function as a team player and to work collaboratively and cooperatively in a shared-decision-making environment.* Ability to make ethical and sound decisions in difficult situations.* Ability to take initiative and be self-guided. Required Experience* Master's degree required; Doctorate degree preferred.* Minimum of two years of online teaching experience in higher education required.* Sakai (or another online learning platform) experience required.* Knowledge of 508 compliance requirements required.* Multimedia experience related to teaching and learning required; experience with Articulate Studio/Presenter, Articulate Storyline, Adobe Captivate, iSpring Suite, Lectora, Camtasia, Kaltura, and the Adobe Creative Cloud tools preferred.