JOB SUMMARY: Under direction from the Managing Director Education, takes responsibility for the design, development, implementation and maintenance of state of the art e-learning offerings for assigned components of the SOA’s pre and post qualification education programs. Align all programs and initiatives with the strategic direction of the organization as well as the curriculum decisions made by volunteer leadership. Ensures that programming is innovative and that the user experience is of the highest priority. Liaise with and cultivate relationships with volunteers, consultants and cross-functional teams including Education, Professional Development, Sections and Practice Advancement, Marketing and Communication and Information Technology Services department staff to produce high-quality learning, performance support and professional growth solutions.
Directs all aspects of the SOA’s e-Learning system. Conceptualizes, frames and manages multi-faceted complex e-Learning initiatives and projects as assigned
Oversees and manages the Instructional Design staff and provides high level instructional design expertise in the conception, design, development and deployment of e-Learning solutions and programs. Ensures that appropriate instructional technologies (exercises, knowledge checks, etc.) are employed to drive knowledge retention and increase the effectiveness of the e-Learning program
Oversees and manages the administration of the Learning Management System (LMS) and makes recommendations for infrastructure updates as needed to maintain pace with available technologies. Oversees quality assurance checks, deployment and proper system functionality. Works collaboratively with e-Learning Manager and IT to investigate and resolve issues as they arise
Ensures that proper documentation is maintained for both instructional design and LMS system maintenance
Reviews current vendor status, achievements and pricing to make recommendations for future relationships
Manages the selection and hiring of technical subject matter experts or other external expertise as needed for certain projects
Prepares and monitors budgets for all aspects of the SOA’s e-Learning programming
Establish effective dialogue/partnership with staff, volunteers, employers and other major stakeholders to ensure programs and initiatives make appropriate use of resources and meet needs of stakeholders.
Facilitate the development and repurposing of current and relevant technical and business content for delivery using various approaches, formats and technologies.
Stays current with all developments in the field of online learning, learning technology and instructional design including best practices, emerging trends and solutions.
Provides overall direction for all staff responsible for instructional design, LMS administration and all e-Learning functions. Ensures that appropriate professional development and career enhancement opportunities are available through effective training, mentoring and performance evaluations.
SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITES AND COORDINATION required to perform the functions of this job.
Supervises the following staff positions: Instructional Designer (2); Manager e-learning
Coordinates with several volunteer groups including but not limited to the Professional Development Committee; Education Executive, members and candidates.
This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee occupying this position. Employees may be required to follow other job related instructions and to perform other job related duties as requested, subject to all applicable state and federal laws. Certain job functions described herein may be subject to possible modification in accordance with applicable state and federal laws.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIRED (an equivalent amount of training, education and experience will be considered)
Master’s degree in related area is required
A minimum of five years experience in professional nonprofit association environment or academic setting
Experience with adult learning and instructional design is essential.
Experience in developing online educational products is essential.
Experience in managing a LMS platform and related technologies is essential.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES including competencies that may be representative but not all inclusive of those commonly associated with this position.
Proven ability in complex project management skills.
Ability to set direction and manage change.
Demonstrated skills in diplomacy and negotiation.
Ability to represent SOA in professional manner to both internal and external publics.
Ability to embrace diversity in problem solving and in the development of shared outcomes.
Plan, direct and deliver work to accomplish goals, adhere to budgets, assure quality, manage risks and provide value.
Excellent written and oral communication, facilitation and presentation skills.
Team leadership and development skills.
Process analysis and management skills.
Strong interpersonal and relationship-management skills.
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