Salary is commensurate with experience and education
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The Northwest Center for Public Health Practice (NWCPHP) in the Department of Health Services, School of Public Health is seeking a full-time Online Learning Specialist. Reporting to the E-Learning Manager, the Online Learning Specialist is responsible for developing online courses, providing graphic design elements for training and other NWCPHP materials, maintaining web-based learning resources, and coordinating webinars to meet the diverse public health training needs in the Northwest region. This position requires strong writing skills, the ability to manage projects and timelines, instructional design experience, graphic design skills, and a background in distance education.
This position requires someone with a broad technical background to utilize appropriate technologies for public health practice distance education programs. Distance education content may take the form of online courses and learning modules (both text/html-based and narrated slide lectures), multimedia toolkits or guides, and webinars.
The Online Learning Specialist will work with content experts and team members at NWCPHP to develop online trainings. Additionally, this position is responsible for monitoring and expediting the production process, while assuring the readability, coherence, accuracy, and conformity to standards of style and quality in the course materials.
This position requires graphic design skills to help design the layouts of the online training elements and other materials to market the products. This skill set will also be applied to other communication and marketing activities in the Center.
Work directly with content experts to design new distance learning materials and to convert existing curricula to appropriate online formats. This includes assessing learning objectives; writing or editing content as needed; ensuring consistency of style, design, and learner-centered focus; deciding on/creating design elements that complement the training; and building the training using appropriate instructional technology. This may also include the conversion of existing content into a newer format (updated look and responsive template).
Use graphic design skills to develop the "look" of online trainings. Also provide graphic design support for marketing materials for training content and other NWCPHP materials as needed.
Coordinate and facilitate live training webinars, which includes working with the presenter, moderator, and production team to set a timeline and communicate the guidelines and logistics of the webinar. Provide training for the presenter in use of the webinar technology and assist as needed with an instructional review of slides.
Coordinate and serve as project manager on distance learning projects in collaboration with NWCPHP faculty, staff, and evaluation specialists, including facilitation of project team meetings.
Work as a team member with NWCPHP faculty, staff, and partners to define educational needs and analyze distance learning options and other duties as required to meet the education and training goals of the Northwest Center for Public Health Practice.
Other duties as required to meet the education and training goals of the Northwest Center for Public Health Practice.
As a UW employee, you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs. For detailed information on Benefits for this position, click here.
Bachelor's degree in instructional design, information science, or related field plus three years of experience including developing/producing online trainings, instructional design, and graphic design
Experience with multimedia and instructional design software such as Adobe Creative Suite, webinar software, digital audio editing software, Articulate Storyline
Excellent writing, editing, and documentation skills
Ability to effectively manage multiple projects
Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work with a variety of personalities effectively
Excellent time management skills
Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.
Experience developing and publishing audio and video files for the web
Understanding of responsive design when creating web content
Experience editing websites
Experience working with Learning Management Systems
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT
Appointment to this position is contingent upon obtaining satisfactory results from a criminal background check.
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