| The Learning Designer will be part of a team designing, developing, and delivering technology-enhanced instructional materials and blended and online courses for Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health programs. The Learning Designer will work across both credit-bearing and continuing education courses and programs to spearhead the development of video-intensive courses. S/he will be responsible for managing large projects with multiple stakeholders, as well as attending to the pedagogical and design details that ensure high quality courses.|
Duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:
Collaborate with faculty members, instructors, and teaching assistants to design and develop pedagogically sound online and blended courses, and other technology-enhanced instructional materials.
Provide project management for the overall development and delivery of online and blended multimedia courses and other instructional design projects, coordinating all project team members for each project and defining and managing scope, timeline and deliverables.
Work with stakeholders across departments to understand audience, business, and technology needs for courses and programs.
Ensure quality of instructional video by collaborating with faculty to prepare visuals and scripts, coaching faculty during video recordings, and working closely with video editors on final production. Develop effective and attractive visuals for video-based instruction.
Collaborate, consult, and assist with the training of faculty on the effective use of instructional design strategies, web-based resources, multimedia technologies, and instructional software and systems to improve education.
Develop and teach faculty and staff professional development activities in areas of instructional design and instructional technology.
Research and evaluate new and emerging technologies, instructional design theories, and approaches and policies for potential application to instructional opportunities.
Provide recommendations on the strategic, tactical, and operational issues associated with the development of new instructional technology to support the online and blended courses.
Provide mentorship to interns, student workers, and other team members on instructional design and teaching practices.
Present at Harvard-based and professional conferences and contribute to the larger instructional design community at Harvard and beyond.
PLEASE NOTE: Short-listed candidates will be asked to provide work samples, and to complete a design assignment using PowerPoint.
Harvard offers an outstanding benefits package including:
Time Off: 3- 4 weeks paid vacation, paid holiday break, 12 paid sick days, 11.5 paid holidays, and 3 paid personal days per year.
Medical/Dental/Vision: We offer a variety of excellent medical plans, dental & vision plans, all coverage begins as of your start date.
Retirement: University-funded retirement plan with full vesting after 3 years of service.
Tuition Assistance Program: Competitive tuition assistance program, $40 per class at the Harvard Extension School and discounted options through participating Harvard grad schools.
Transportation: Harvard offers a 50% discounted MBTA pass as well as additional options to assist employees in their daily commute.
Wellness options: Harvard offers programs and classes at little or no cost, including stress management, massages, nutrition, meditation and complimentary health services.
Harvard access to athletic facilities, libraries, campus events and many discounts throughout metro Boston.
Join Harvard Chan School to support our mission of health research & education and be a part of the oldest institution of higher learning in the country!
Salary Grade: 056
Union: 00 - Non Union, Exempt or Temporary