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Instructional Designer/Evaluation Specialist – Office of the
Vice President for Information and Education Technology/CIO HJF is
seeking an Instructional Designer/Evaluation Specialist to support
the Office of the Vice President for Information and Education
Technology/CIO located at the Uniformed Services University (USU)
in Bethesda, MD.HJF provides scientific, technical and programmatic
support services to the Office of the Vice President for
Information and Education Technology/CIO.
The candidate will serve as an Instructional Designer/Evaluation
Specialist supporting projects including the design, development,
pilot testing, delivery, implementation and evaluation of courses,
training, instructional packages and programs. They are responsible
for design development and reports for both instructional design
work and evaluations as directed by the Director of the ETI.They
will create and upload course content and provide revisions. The
candidate will be part of a matrixed team supporting various
departments but reporting to the Director of the ETI.
Design and develop face-to-face as well as Web-based/distributed
educational products and materials throughout all phases of the
instructional design process. Products and materials should be
interactive, innovative, functional, and instructionally sound.
Support the development of multimedia products (using graphics,
LMS, and development tools) for a wide variety of stakeholders as
Design and develop high-quality, scalable online learning
experiences in collaboration with academic stakeholders and subject
matter experts, developing schedules and associated
Support detailed needs assessments and requirements gathering
with faculty to determine learning needs and partner to develop
outlines, scripts, scenarios, and storyboards for online or face to
Participate in, present or plan workshops along with other
specialized training on various instructional design, evaluation or
Use information provided by data to inform decisions.
Design and collect data through various means such as classroom
observations, survey instruments, student assessments and/or the
Design, analyze data and develop reports, research, etc
Design, develop and implement formative and summative
assessments tied to rigorous objectives with differentiated
options; ensuring creative prompts, directions, and rubrics lead to
meaningful student products and performance.
Gather requirements for face-to-face and DL educational
animations, graphics, medical illustrations and other multimedia
content, and then develop those requirements into final products or
recommendations as directed by leadership.
Create documentation (e.g., user guides, process guides,
storyboards etc.) based on design principles.
Review educational technology products (e.g., LMS, content
creation software, etc.) with an emphasis on needs analysis,
feature analysis/comparison, and support decision-making about
Design and develop test plans, reference guides and training for
use when implementing new products or upgrades to existing
Use excellent organizational, planning, and project management
Work concurrently on multiple projects with different
Work within an integrated matrixed team environment,
collaborating with people with different technical and cultural
backgrounds to develop effective course content and learning
May perform other duties and responsibilities as assigned or
directed by the supervisor. This may include attendance of and
participation in required training for role.
Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Developing and employing experiments and educational data mining
to reliably identify best practices and opportunities for change
and improvement of educational offerings.Also use this information
in evaluating and improving educational solutions.
Knowledge of best practices in educational and
non-profit/government program evaluation.
Ability to engage with, listen to, and learn form a broad range
of stakeholders, encouraging meaningful participation.
Provide leadership guidance regarding effective evaluation
models, methods, and systems.
Ability to identify limitations of one’s expertise and devise
methods for acquiring additional when necessary.
Ability to educate others about educational concepts and
Using a wide range of concepts, principles, and practices of
face to face and distributed learning. The work requires knowledge
of learning theory/cognitive science and their principles, methods
& practices; use of data analytics; and techniques of the
instructional systems field. This knowledge should have been
acquired through extended study as well as experience and the
candidate should be skilled in applying this knowledge to difficult
and complex work assignments.
Working with university faculty to enhance both face to face
instruction and distributed learning (DL). It is preferred that the
candidate has proven expertise in health sciences (medical) related
Implementing compliance with Section 508 using appropriate
multimedia development techniques and sound design practices for
Developing curricula and curricular strategy for face to face
and distributed learning environments.
Planning and implementing evaluation and assessment of
courseware and other educational products, with an emphasis on
needs analysis and feature analysis/comparison and supporting
Using learning management systems (LMSes) (SAKAI is preferred)
to develop courses and projects.LMS experience must include
graduate degree level (PhD) accredited universities to include
structured design and development of courses, capstones, and
Using a variety of development tools and processes. Required
experience includes; Adobe Captivate and/or Articulate
Using the full suite of Panopto tools or similar video creation
and streaming services and then integrating them into educational
Using Microsoft Office and the Google suite of products.
The candidate must possess very strong English communication and
writing skills.The candidate will work extensively with others and
must have the ability to articulate thoughts verbally and in
written communications in an advanced manner as well as be able to
provide graduate level editing and writing skills.
The candidate must use appropriate style when writing a variety
of types of business and academic documents including project
descriptions, case studies, project reports, journal articles,
conference papers, etc. The candidate should be able to edit and
write concisely, quickly and compellingly.
The candidate should be prepared to show examples of his/her
work and highlight within their resume the educational projects
using the tools and methods described in this job description.
Minimum Experience/ Training Requirements: 6-8 years of relevant
work experience required.
Work Environment: Set in an office environment.
Background/Security: Eligibility to obtain and maintain a Tier I
investigation/Public Trust and a Common Access Card (CAC).
Employment with HJF is contingent upon successful completion of
a background check, which may include, but is not limited to,
contacting your professional references, verification of previous
employment, addresses, education, and credentials, a criminal
background check, drug screening, and a department of motor vehicle
Any qualifications to be considered as equivalents, in lieu of stated
minimums, require the prior approval
of the Chief Human Resources Officer.
Qualifications Education Required
Masters or better.
6-8 years: 6-8 years of relevant work experience required.
Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with
The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner
discriminate against employees or applicants because they have
inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of
another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access
to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as
a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of
other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise
have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is
(a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance
of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an
investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the
contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR
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