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Instructional Systems Design
at Association of Public Health Laboratories
Silver Spring, MD

Instructional Systems Design
at Association of Public Health Laboratories
Silver Spring, MD

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Description

  • Instructional Systems Design (ISD)

    Job LocationsUS-MD-Silver Spring
     

    ID

     

    2018-1178

     

    # of Openings

     

    1

     

    Category

     

    Continuing Education

Salary

$75,000 per year

Position Summary

The Senior Specialist, Instructional Systems Designer (ISD) is responsible for the design, development, and support of high-quality learning activities and events in a variety of training modalities. The ISD serves as an internal resource to APHL staff and an external resource to members and collaborators. This key role will be responsible for assessing, designing, developing, implementing and evaluating the association’s training. The incumbent will work collaboratively to build and maintain relationships with APHL Training and Workforce Development (TWD) staff, APHL science program teams, APHL member subject matter experts and APHL training partner communities of practice. The ISD will assess the current training environment and anticipate changes in workforce development trends, regulations and laws that impact public health laboratories.

 

The ISD will also play a key role in the association’s training portfolio including scientific and annual meetings as well as relationship building and outreach with federal government training partners.

 

The Senior Specialist, Instructional Systems Designer (ISD) reports to the Director, Training and Workforce Development and works with all staff initiatives related to training and workforce development.

 

Physical Demands:

 

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by a colleague to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 

While performing the duties of this job, the colleague is required to sit for long periods at a time; type using a computer keyboard; visually read information off of a computer monitor; talk, hear, and orally communicate information over the telephone.   Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision and color vision and the ability to adjust focus.

 

Work Environment:

 

Work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 

While performing the duties of this job, the employee could be exposed to outdoor weather conditions prevalent at the time. The noise level in the work environment may vary from light to moderate depending on the location.

CRITERIA FOR PERFORMANCE EVALUATION:

 

Performance evaluation will be based on the abilities in meeting the criteria outlined herein.

 

POSITION REPORTS TO:

 

Director, Training and Workforce Development

 

POSITION DESCRIPTION STATUS:

 

The duties and responsibilities listed in this job description are illustrative ones anticipated for this position. Other duties and responsibilities may be assigned as required. Association of Public Health Labs (APHL) reserves the right to amend or change this job description to meet the needs of its programs. This job description and any attachments do no constitute or represent a contract.

Duties & Responsibilities

Responsibilities

 

  • Collaborative design and development of training materials (learning activities, presentations, quick reference tools, instructor and participant guides, etc.) on a variety of topics
  • Development of web-based training in recognized eLearning authoring tool (e.g.: Captivate , Storyline, Lectora)
  • Content review and editing of materials for TWD and APHL training projects
  • Prepare, execute and monitor project timelines
  • Allocate and monitor resources
  • Create, maintain, and update project reports for both internal and external stakeholders
  • Apply ADDIE model to design and develop effective training programs.
  • Conduct needs assessments
  • Develop training plans to include learning objectives, target audience, course outlines, case studies, measurement tools, and sample training materials
  • Develop various learning resources and materials
  • Collaborate with and develop alliances with subject matter experts to support identified learning objectives
  • Implement training using an content appropriate modality: face-to-face (faculty led, lecture or seminar); web-conferencing; or e-learning
  • Manage and coordinate the review process to ensure content accuracy
  • Review existing materials and determine if they require updates or can be re-purposed into other content
  • Support content conversion and development of support materials 

Employment Standards- Education and Experience

Employment Standards

 

Education/Experience: BA/BS required; Master's in instructional systems design or other relevant area preferred. Incumbents generally have three or more years of experience in their discipline. Graduate level degrees may be considered in lieu of experience. Experience working with scientists, public and private agencies strongly preferred; knowledge of public health laboratory systems is desired, but not required. Champion of lifelong learning.

 

 

Level: Senior Specialist in Education family

Knowledge


Knowledge: Instruction; instructional systems; adult learning concepts




 

Skills

Skills and Abilities: Self-motivated professional with excellent verbal and written communications, advanced writing, editing, highly developed interpersonal skills and diplomatic finesse. Skills in planning, organizing and time management. Ability to juggle multiple priority projects at varying stages of development concurrently while meeting deadlines and established standards. Ability to learn new subjects quickly. Experience with learning management systems. Equally effective working alone and in teams. 



Strong analytical skills; proficiency in Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Office and PowerPoint programs required. Proficiency with eLearning authoring tools (e.g. Captiva and/or Storyline) a plus.


 

Abilities

Skills and Abilities: Self-motivated professional with excellent verbal and written communications, advanced writing, editing, highly developed interpersonal skills and diplomatic finesse. Skills in planning, organizing and time management. Ability to juggle multiple priority projects at varying stages of development concurrently while meeting deadlines and established standards. Ability to learn new subjects quickly. Experience with learning management systems. Equally effective working alone and in teams. 



Strong analytical skills; proficiency in Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Office and PowerPoint programs required. Proficiency with eLearning authoring tools (e.g. Captiva and/or Storyline) a plus.


 

Special Requirements

Special Requirements: Incumbent must be flexible and able to accommodate 15% domestic travel.

Work Environment

Work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

While performing the duties of this job, the employee could be exposed to outdoor weather conditions prevalent at the time. The noise level in the work environment may vary from light to moderate depending on the location.

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by a colleague to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

While performing the duties of this job, the colleague is required to sit for long periods at a time; type using a computer keyboard; visually read information off of a computer monitor; talk, hear, and orally communicate information over the telephone. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision and color vision and the ability to adjust focus.

Criteria for Evaluation

Performance evaluation will be based on the abilities in meeting the criteria outlined herein.

Reports To

The Senior Specialist, Instructional Systems Designer (ISD) reports to the Director, Training and Workforce Development.

Direct Reports

None

Position Description Status

The duties and responsibilities listed in this job description are illustrative ones anticipated for this position. Other duties and responsibilities may be assigned as required. Association of Public Health Laboratories (APHL) reserves the right to amend or change this job description to meet the needs of its programs. This job description and any attachments do not constitute or represent a contract.

APHL is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, veteran status, disability, age, genetic information or any other characteristic protected by applicable law

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