JOB TITLE: Instructional Designer
DEPARTMENT: Program Development – Fly Five
SUPERVISED BY: Director of Content and Curriculum Development
POSITION SUMMARY: The Instructional Designer is responsible for developing and designing scalable, high-quality content, scalable instructional products, and tools including multimedia and digital content for the Fly Five curriculum.
This position is also responsible for collaborating with members of their matrixed team of developers, designers, editors, reviewers, researchers, and others to develop, write, and design learning content and products.
This position is eligible for telecommuting and requires travel, sometimes extensively.
PRIMARY DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE:
Fly Five SEL Curriculum Design and Materials Development
- Develops the content and designs lessons in alignment with the overall goals and intentions of the C.A.R.E.S. standards.
- Designs active and experiential Fly Five curriculum lessons and other content that reflect the best teaching and learning practices, are goal-driven, and are responsive to the needs of the K–8 students.
- Designs instruction that reflects an understanding of the diversity of learners and groups of learners.
- Works collaboratively across tiers with program developers to assure program coherence and participates in launches of the Fly Five curriculum and products.
- Writes or serves as a contributor for blogs, newsletter articles, or other similar instructional information for the learning community.
Quality Assurance Process
- Utilizes evaluation and observation tools for each phase of lesson development.
- Utilizes the process set to review and include feedback from directors, program developers, and peer review teams to be used as a part of the quality assurance and course maintenance processes.
- Works on peer review teams for any CRS work.
- Works collaboratively on peer review teams to review lessons, books, book chapters, blogs, newsletter articles, or other materials pertaining to the Fly Five curriculum and products
- Participates in the annual needs assessment and planning process for program, workshop, and course management and takes responsibility for contributing to product improvement as assigned.
- Participates in annual audit of CRS programming to assure program coherence, consistency, and current articulation of each program.
Professional Development for the Fly Five Learning Community
- Is responsible for designing and delivering training that supports the Fly Five curriculum.
- Collaborates to ensure that all Fly Five professional development is high-quality and designed to scale.
- Develops content and designs PD that maintains the integrity of the Fly Five curriculum
- Supports a culture of positive and professional collegiality.
- Ensures that all tools and materials are designed in a way that can successfully be used by the participants.
- Develops literary resources, products, materials, and programming that emphasizes components of effective reading instruction, including but not limited to, phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension.
- Creates developmentally appropriate curriculum and content that requires students to intercept complex ideas, critically analyze arguments, synthesize information from multiple sources, and use reading to build their knowledge.
- Develops literary resources that reflect representation, equity, and inclusion.
- Is responsible for implementing authentic meaning-making literacy experiences and the use of high-quality literature throughout curriculum content.
- Develops content to expand the literary components of Fly Five, including but not limited to read-aloud stories, chapter books, comic books, books in a series, short stories, and digital literary gaming opportunities for students.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES REQUIRED:
- Requires at least a four-year degree in the field of education, instructional design, or a related discipline from a regionally accredited institution and 5+ years of teaching experience.
- Experience using a standards-based approach to course quality assurance.
- Experience with collaborative team projects involving internal and external constituents.
- Excellent time management, organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills.
- Demonstrated ability to convey complex information in a clear and concise manner.
- Ability and interest in working with high degrees of autonomy and professionalism.
- Proficiency with Microsoft Office and experience with the Google suite of tools.
- Ability to use a computer for up to 8 hours/day with breaks and lunch.
- Ability to talk on the phone for up to 4 hours/day.
- Ability to lift up to 30 lbs. on occasion.
- Ability to travel by airplane or automobile, at times extensively.
- Regular and reliable attendance.
- Professional disposition.
- Attendance at meetings with colleagues and customers in Turners Falls and elsewhere.
- Overnight travel is expected, sometimes extensively.
- Must pass periodic background (including fingerprint) checks.
These requirements are representative, but not all required to perform this job, but not all-inclusive, of the knowledge, skill, and ability required to perform this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
This job description is only a summary of the typical functions of this position, not an exhaustive or comprehensive list of all possible job responsibilities, tasks, and duties. Responsibilities, tasks, and duties of individual jobholders may vary from the above description. assigned by the jobholder’s supervisor, may also be required.