Technical Manager, Curriculum Development

Washington, DC
Apr 17, 2018
Apr 18, 2018
Full Time
The American Chemical Society is looking for a Technical Manager, Curriculum Development to join the Education Division. Division and Unit Overview The mission of the ACS Education Division is to serve learners and educators by building communities and providing effective chemistry education products, services and information. The Division provides programs and services for teachers and students from kindergarten through graduate school and professional development opportunities for chemistry professionals at all stages of their careers. Position Summary This position is responsible for the development and implementation of the curriculum and content for professional development programs for ACS members and chemistry-related professionals with the Society's Learning and Career Development group. Specifically, the incumbent designs, develops, and coordinates curriculum development and the portfolio for primarily the Professional Education course offerings but also the ACS Leadership Development System (TM) , the ACS Career Pathways (TM) Workshop series, and consults on offerings for new faculty and teachers. The incumbent reports to the Director, Learning and Career Development. Work Design: Manages a unit or function that is part of a larger function. Has in-depth knowledge of the function managed. Understands and applies managerial concepts and techniques related to people, projects or functions. Decisions involve translating the Division's goals and objectives into unit objectives, defined work assignments and projects; conducting and implementing actions; and short-term planning. Develops procedures; recommends policies. Follows established organizational policies. Position Accountabilities The position will be a key part of a worldwide organization by managing the development and implementation of curriculum and working on the next generation of training and education activities that will accomplish the Department and Society's mission. 1. Responsible for strategic direction and planning for the Society's programs, policies and procedures to support objectives related to curriculum development for professional advancement programs including Professional Education course offerings but also the ACS Leadership Development System (TM) , the ACS Career Pathways (TM) Workshop series, and consults on offerings for new faculty and teachers. Consults on the planning, development and implementation of curriculum for all professional development programs. Works with internal stakeholders to inform the design, governance, and launch of an ACS Learning Management System (LMS). Oversees individual professional development offerings as needed to ensure effective creation, revision, or sunsetting. Serves as a subject matter expert on best curriculum development and instructional design practices working with internal and external partners to ensure a quality product. Works with internal stakeholders to design, implement, and evaluate studies to determine customer satisfaction with current programs, products and services and responds as necessary to feedback obtained. Represents the Society at ACS national, regional, and local section meetings, and at non-society meetings. Potentially provides staff support to one or more governance committees. Required Experience Required Experience College degree or equivalent experience; Chemistry degree or degree in related discipline preferred; usually has an advanced degree or equivalent experience; 7+ years of experience. The position requires excellent communication skills including verbal and written. Requires a strong background in the principles and practices of adult continuing education. Experience in distance learning, eLearning, and with content delivery platforms a plus. Corporate training experience and a background working with industry is also helpful. Ability to work well with all levels of management, staff, governance, customers, subject matter experts and vendors required. Job Location Washington, District of Columbia, United States Position Type Full-Time/Regular

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