Instructional Designer

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POSITION TITLE:Instructional Designer

DEPARTMENT: Learning & Development

OBJECTIVE: School Group is looking for qualified volunteers to help design programs for our e-learning platform with a focus on peer-to-peer learning.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Design, develop, and author highly effective, results driven curriculum to support the learning and development needs of students.
  • Ability to develop compelling collateral materials
  • Engage/collaborate with appropriate stakeholders and SMEs to conduct needs analysis
  • Leverage highly developed technical skills in curriculum development to build powerful eLearning’s, podcasts, videos, and webinar training content, exhibiting strong graphical design acumen
  • Work independently to meet deadlines while coordinating with and soliciting input on materials from subject matter experts
  • Use assessment tools & solicited feedback to provide recommendations for updating & improving content and program effectiveness
  • Collaborate with IT department to design program using the SG e-learning platform
  • Develop train-the-teacher document and incorporate techniques for teachers to help all students learn in a low-income country
  • Weekly reporting and update of status of development of material on project management tools.

Position Functions

Every effort has been made to identify the essential functions of this position. However, this position description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties you may be required to perform. The omission of specific descriptions of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or can be considered essential to this position.

QUALIFICATIONS: To perform this role successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The successful candidate should have:

  • Previous working experience in instructional design for three years
  • In-depth knowledge of learning theories and instructional design models
  • Lesson and curriculum planning skills
  • Basic HTML and Flash programming knowledge
  • Visual design skills (Dreamweaver, Photoshop, Illustrator)
  • Ability to write effective copy, instructional text, audio and video scripts
  • MA degree in instructional design, educational technology or similar relevant field

Who is School Group?

School Group (SG) is a startup international non-profit developing a cutting-edge global e-learning platform that will allow students around the world to connect for peer-to-peer collaborative learning and skills development - improving the accessibility and quality of education, while transforming lives and impacting future success. We need talented people to help us make our vision a reality. So, if you believe in the power of education, international development and community service - and have the time, skills and know-how to match - we want you as a School Group volunteer.

Why Volunteer With Us?

We are a community of people from different parts of the world who share a common belief in improving education which will eventually reduce poverty and improve the quality of life and living conditions globally. Volunteering with us will enable you to build your resume and gain invaluable experience in a supportive environment.

  • In the USA, School Group is a Certifying Organization, offering the President’s Volunteer Service Award (PVSA) to eligible volunteers.
  • School Group will provide a letter of recommendation to all volunteers who are able to showcase outstanding performance for professional references.

Other information

This is a volunteer position. There will be no financial compensation. Our organization is 100% volunteer run. We welcome volunteers located anywhere in the world, as long as they can connect reliably to the internet.

To apply: Please email your resume to apply@schoolgroup.org. We would love to hear from you!

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About School Group

Location:

1700 Atlas RD, Cedar Park, TX 78613, US

Mission Statement

To establish a leading global educational research and development organization with a goal to improve learning, performance, evaluation, and measurement in the educational sector.

Description

School Group is a platform that aims to connect schools from various parts of the world. Our goal is to provide an e-learning community that focuses on a cross cultural peer learning experience. In doing so, we hope to promote collaboration, communication and to bridge the educational gap in a rapidly changing 21st century generation. For more information, please visit our website www.schoolgroup.org.

Children & Youth
Computers & Technology
Education & Literacy

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

This is a Virtual Opportunity, with no fixed address.

SKILLS

  • General Education
  • Teaching / Instruction
  • Reading / Writing
  • Research
  • Organization
  • Verbal / Written Communication

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • 6+ month commitment.
  • Minimum of 10 hours per week.

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