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The National Center for School Safety (NCSS) at the University of Michigan School of Public Health, Department of Health Behavior and Health Education, seeks an Instructional Designer to advance workforce development activities. Funded by the Bureau of Justice Assistance, the NCSS brings together a multidisciplinary team of academics and practitioners to develop comprehensive and accessible training and technical assistance for the school safety community nationwide. The Instructional Designer will work closely with two other training staff and the rest of the NCSS team in the development of creative digital and in-person programming. This position is term-limited for 3 years of grant funding with the possibility of renewal.
About the Department: Driven by a shared passion for affecting lasting change, the faculty, students and staff of HBHE work in the pursuit of an equitable, healthy future for all. Turning theory and research into actionable practice, we develop interventions and innovations that promote health, prevent disease, and empower people to manage chronic illness and disabilities. Together, our academic community transforms the theoretical into actionable, the science into the social, applying out knowledge to eliminate health disparities and impact lives for the better.
Online Training Development and Implementation (60%) – Work collaboratively with the training staff team and various partners in training creation and maintenance.
Develop self-paced online courses as well as contribute to other training deliverables such as a MOOC, both involving collaboration with and coaching of subject matter experts and presenters. Training sessions must be accessible, interactive, designed around specific learning objectives and competencies, compliant with copyright rules, and aligned with best practices for adult learners and the online environment.
Conceptualize and create various training media such as lectures/presentations, scripts, tutorials, visuals and graphics, job aids, and live webcasts. May include video and other editing in order to create a high-quality product. Engage external vendors for media production as appropriate.
Create and communicate project plans and timelines for course production.
Support the NCSS team in data collection, interpretation, and revision of training development processes for rapid cycle quality improvement. Includes involvement in training subcommittee.
In-Person Training Development (40%) – Collaborate with training team and subject matter experts in the development of in-person training responsive to regional training needs. May involve local, regional, and national travel.
Other duties as assigned.
Master’s degree in education, instructional design, public health, or related field
Demonstrates experience with the principles, practices, techniques, technology, and standards of adult learning
Effective communication to varied audiences
Proficient in use of various e-learning technology/software (e.g. Microsoft Office Suite, Articulate 360, videoconferencing, etc.). Proficiency in videography filming and editing skills preferred.
Working knowledge of graphic design principles with ability to conceptualize compelling visuals to support multimedia projects
Ability to prioritize and complete assignments independently with excellent attention to detail and under general supervision. Also able to work collaboratively as part of a team.
Strong organizational, problem solving, and decision-making abilities
4-5 years of experience in relevant field
Experience working with workforce training programs, especially in public health or K-12 education
Experience with proposing innovative modalities and technology
This position is term-limited through 08/31/2022
*We are seeking an experienced and dynamic staff member with a commitment to contributing to a diverse, equitable and inclusive environment for all members of our community.
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The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.
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