Instructional Systems Design
Instructional Systems Design
Job LocationsUS-MD-Silver Spring
# of Openings 1
Category Professional Development Salary
The Senior Specialist, Instructional Systems Designer (ISD) is responsible for the design, development, and support of high-quality learning activities and events in a variety of training modalities. This position requires a responsive, committed individual who recognizes the impact of the work on the organization as a whole.
Duties & Responsibilities
- Collaborative design and development of training materials (learning activities, presentations, quick reference tools, instructor and participant guides, etc.) on a variety of topics
- Development of web-based training in recognized eLearning authoring tool (e.g.: Captivate, Storyline, Lectora)
- Content review and editing of materials for TWD and APHL training projects
- Prepare, execute and monitor project timelines
- Allocate and monitor resources
- Create, maintain, and update project reports for both internal and external stakeholders
- Apply ADDIE model to design and develop effective training programs.
- Conduct needs assessments
- Develop training plans to include learning objectives, target audience, course outlines, case studies, measurement tools, and sample training materials
- Develop various learning resources and materials
- Collaborate with and develop alliances with subject matter experts to support identified learning objectives
- Implement training using an content appropriate modality: face-to-face (faculty led, lecture or seminar); web-conferencing; or e-learning
- Manage and coordinate the review process to ensure content accuracy
- Review existing materials and determine if they require updates or can be re-purposed into other content
- Support content conversion and development of support materials
- Employment Standards- Education and Experience
BA/BS required; Master's in instructional systems design or other relevant area preferred. Incumbents generally have three or more years of experience in their discipline. Graduate level degrees may be considered in lieu of experience. Experience working with scientists, public and private agencies strongly preferred; knowledge of public health laboratory systems is desired, but not required. Champion of lifelong learning.Knowledge
Instruction; instructional systems; adult learning concepts. Experience with learning management systems. Strong analytical skills; proficiency in Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Office and PowerPoint programs required. Proficiency with eLearning authoring tools (e.g. Lectora, Captiva and/or Storyline) a plus.Skills
Self-motivated professional with excellent verbal and written communications, advanced writing, editing, highly developed interpersonal skills and diplomatic finesse. Skills in planning, organizing and time management. Experience with learning management systems. Strong analytical skills; proficiency in Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Office and PowerPoint programs required. Proficiency with eLearning authoring tools (e.g. Lectora, Captiva and/or Storyline) a plus.Abilities
Ability to juggle multiple priority projects at varying stages of development concurrently while meeting deadlines and established standards. Ability to learn new subjects quickly. Equally effective working alone and in teams.Special Requirements
Work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.Physical Demands
While performing the duties of this job, the employee could be exposed to outdoor weather conditions prevalent at the time. The noise level in the work environment may vary from light to moderate depending on the location.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by a colleague to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.Criteria for Evaluation
While performing the duties of this job, the colleague is required to sit for long periods at a time; type using a computer keyboard; visually read information off of a computer monitor; talk, hear, and orally communicate information over the telephone. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision and color vision and the ability to adjust focus.
Performance evaluation will be based on the abilities in meeting the criteria outlined herein.Reports To
Director, Training and Workforce DevelopmentDirect Reports
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The duties and responsibilities listed in this job description are illustrative ones anticipated for this position. Other duties and responsibilities may be assigned as required. Association of Public Health Laboratories (APHL) reserves the right to amend or change this job description to meet the needs of its programs. This job description and any attachments do not constitute or represent a contract.
Association of Public Health Laboratories is an Equal Opportunity Employer.