Training Specialist

Employer
Westat
Location
Rockville , MD
Posted
Aug 30, 2021
Closes
Sep 24, 2021
Industry
Research
Hours
Full Time
Westat is an employee-owned corporation providing research services to agencies of the U.S. Government, as well as businesses, foundations, and state and local governments. Westat's research, technical, and administrative staff of more than 2,000 is located at our headquarters in Rockville, Maryland, near Washington, DC.

Job Summary: 
Westat is seeking a Training Specialist who will support technical assistance (TA) for several large- and small-scale education projects. The ideal candidate will have experience and knowledge with multimedia technology, virtual and live event facilitation, instructional design, and andragogy. This position is based at our Rockville office and will support a flexible hybrid telework schedule.

Job Responsibilities:
• Collaborate with subject matter experts to transform materials, such as outlines, text, and handouts, into interactive webinars.
• Apply a user-centered approach to create engaging virtual and in-person learning experiences. 
• Assist with the creation of educational content incorporating best practices in visual design.
• Facilitate virtual and in-person events.
• Collaborate in the following areas of online resource development:  instructional design, technology integration, and multimedia development.
• Lead the post-production and maintenance of video content to include accessibility components such as captions and transcripts. 
• Manage website content for Drupal website.

Basic Qualifications:
• A bachelor's degree in communications, media studies, public relations, training, education, or related fields. 
• At least 1 year of relevant experience is required. 

Excellent written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills are essential. Candidates must be organized, detail-oriented, ability to take initiative, be a multi-tasker and able to work independently and in a team environment.

Westat offers a well-rounded and comprehensive benefits program focused on wellness and work/life balance. Eligible employees may participate in:
  • Employee Stock Ownership Plan
  • 401(k) Retirement Plan
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • Vacation Leave
  • Sick Leave
  • Holiday Leave
  • Professional Development
  • Health Advocate
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Travel Accident Insurance
  • Medical Insurance
  • Dental Insurance
  • Vision Insurance
  • Short Term Disability Insurance
  • Long Term Disability Insurance
  • Life and AD&D Insurance
  • Critical Illness Insurance
  • Supplemental Life Insurance
  • Flexible Spending Account
  • Health Savings Account

Westat is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, citizenship status, genetic information, gender identity or expression, or any other protected status under applicable law.

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