GovEx Academy at Johns Hopkins University Centers for Civic Impact seeks a Lead Instructor to develop and deliver high-quality instruction in online, blended, and in-person formats as designed to meet the needs of adult learners in the public sector.
GovEx Academy is dedicated to teaching data and other leading edge skills to public sector employees. Our goal is to empower employees to make data-informed decisions by creating sustainable, current data practices for governments and public non-governmental organizations. GovEx Academy is continuing to develop a full suite of online, blended, and in-person courses and training programs to grow and deepen capacity among all levels of public sector employees.
The Lead Instructor works collaboratively with internal and external subject matter experts, curriculum developers, and instructional designers to develop and deliver facilitated courses and training programs in practice areas related to data management, analytics, communicating with data, and community engagement. The ideal candidate has at least five years experience delivering teaching or training and engaging with adult learners and is comfortable with a variety of delivery models and formats.
The Lead Instructor position requires a high level of self-motivation, initiative, and demonstrated success working within a results-oriented and entrepreneurial organization. This position is based on the Homewood Campus with a flexible workplace policy. Occasional travel will be required (10-20%) to on-site course and training delivery as necessary. This position reports to the GovEx Academy Director.
Specific Duties & Responsibilities:
Develop high quality online, blended, and in-person courses, training programs, and resources to support the GovEx Academy curriculum
Collaborate with team members to effectively use instructional design strategies, web-based resources, and multimedia technologies to improve teaching and learning
Contribute to the development of educational media products such as webinars, video, and graphics
Develop successful working relationships and consult with subject matter experts to develop cutting edge content and ensure integrity of the curriculum
Serve as a subject matter expert for learners as relevant and appropriate
Support the implementation, administration, and evaluation of day-to-day activities of all relevant trainings and courses
Tailor existing content and learning materials to meet the needs of learners, funders, and the general market
Support development of a repository for best practices, new trends, and learning objectives related to data usage by government
The instructor is an energetic, engaged professional with outstanding educational technology and interpersonal skills. Qualifications include:
Bachelor’s degree in education, teaching and learning, instructional design and/or technology, or related field
Five years related experience
Additional education may substitute for experience, and additional experience may substitute required education to the extent permitted by the JHU Equivalency Formula
Graduate degree, with preference for fields related to education, teaching and learning, instructional design, or related field
Experience delivering education or training programs to adult learners or other non-traditional student populations
Familiarity with project management software and applications
Familiarity with TalentLMS
Knowledge or interest in the fields of government and data usage
Excellent written and verbal communication skills, organization, and attention to detail
Ability to review the work of others for accuracy, credibility, and value
Ability to work both independently and collaboratively in a results-oriented workplace
Commitment to a collegial workplace
Special Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Experience developing educational programs using the Backwards Design model
Proficiency in using learning management systems, particularly TalentLMS
Proficiency creating presentations using PowerPoint, Google Slides, or similar software
Experience conducting data analysis using Excel, R, Tableau, or other relevant visualization software
Advanced knowledge of survey methodologies and tools, such as Qualtrics and SurveyMonkey
An understanding of quantitative research methods
Classified Title: Sr. Instructional Technologist Working Title: Lead Instructor Role/Level/Range: ACRP/04/MD Starting Salary Range: Commensurate with experience Employee group: Full Time Schedule: 5/37.5 Exempt Status: Exempt Location: 01-MD:Homewood Campus Department name: 60006654-KSAS - Centers for Civic Impact Personnel area: School of Arts & Sciences
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