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The International Training and Education Center for Health (I-TECH) is a federally funded project that supports the development of strong healthcare delivery systems in 25 developing countries . With an annual budget of approximately $55 million, I-TECH currently supports 9 international offices and over 600 international and domestic staff. An initiative of the University of Washington Schools of Medicine and Public Health, I-TECH is a currently the largest center in the Department of Global Health (DGH).
I-TECH has an outstanding opportunity for a full-time E-Learning Specialist . The purpose of the E-Learning Specialist position is to provide instructional design and e-learning development expertise as I-TECH designs, develops, implements, and evaluates e-learning interventions worldwide. The position will work on projects in support of in-country training programs across I-TECH’s global portfolio and in support UW faculty and programs in Seattle that are developing or integrating e-learning into courses of interest to I-TECH as an organization.
The position will apply expertise in e-learning, blended learning, distance learning, and skills in instructional design and training program development to ensure that I-TECH and UW DGH training and education activities using distance learning technology are grounded in an appropriate theoretical foundation, meet accepted professional standards, and are innovative, creative, and engaging. The position may share responsibility for authoring internal standards for e-learning and blended learning. The position will help build the capacity of specific I-TECH training and curriculum staff to design and develop e-learning training interventions and may also support skills development among UW faculty, international partners, and others, including developing the curricula and materials through which to transfer those skills.
The position is expected to work with a high degree of independence in decision making and relationship building and to have experience and skills in project management and the delivery of e-learning products on time and under budget.
It is the responsibility of all I-TECH staff to understand the organization’s “Operating Principles” and apply the principles in their daily work. All staff must also understand and apply I-TECH Training Program Standards to their work. This position works specifically with I-TECH country projects and staff implementing distance learning interventions and program and balances responsiveness to those specific program demands with a knowledge of and advocacy for wider organizational standards.
Lead e-learning course development projects:
Provide expert guidance, leadership, instructional design, and project management for projects that are implementing e-learning.
Guide discussions with other staff or faculty to design courses.
Develop workplans and budgets.
Assign roles and recruit outside consultants/vendors as needed.
Take course content provided by faculty or experts and shape it into e-learning offerings.
Manage e-learning development process through iterations of the product.
Coordinate review, approval, and completion of products.
Facilitate evaluation of e-learning courses after launch.
Train and mentor colleagues and faculty to develop online courses:
Provide structured internal technical assistance to staff across the I-TECH network to develop their skills in conceptualizing and creating e-learning courses.
Mentor individual staff members as they do instructional design, development, and implementation of e-learning courses.
Provide technical assistance to UW faculty who wish to develop new or convert existing courses of interest to I-TECH to an online or e-learning format.
Develop resource materials, online modules, online courses, and in-person training curricula for training and mentoring colleagues as they bridge into becoming e-learning instructional designers and developers.
Develop and document internal best practices in e-learning and distance learning:
Support I-TECH and the UW DGH to develop clear and appropriate guidelines for e-learning products and projects, including instructional design best practices, workflow, roles, and budgeting guidelines.
Review projects to ensure best practices are met.
Develop project budgets for I-TECH and DGH distance learning activities and deliverables.
Track expenditures and ensure projects meet budget targets.
Liaise with DGH peers and committees:
A significant amount of relationship building is required as UW DGH and I-TECH increase their commitment to e-learning.
Serve on committees, assist I-TECH Directors and others to prepare reports and plans.
As a UW employee, you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs. For detailed information on Benefits for this position, click here.
Master's Degree in Instructional Design, Education, Communication, Information Science, or related field. Equivalent Experience may substitute for degree requirement. Plus five years’ work experience designing, developing, and editing professional-level training materials for adults in international healthcare settings; with at least two years in a leadership role in a complex, multi-faceted project.
Strong knowledge of distance learning and e-learning technologies and methodologies used in limited-resource settings to train adult professionals, including technical skills in at least two e-learning technical platforms, for example Adobe Connect Pro Live, Elluminate, Articulate, Captivate, Moodle.
Strong instructional design skills for e-learning; ability to synthesize complex clinical content and design and implement online modules that deliver compelling educational experiences that measurably increase learner knowledge.
Excellent fluent English-language speaking, writing and editing skills.
Strong initiative, ability to develop and carry out work plans, and demonstrated skills for solving problems independently;
Experience working in team settings, preferably in an international capacity;
Strong organizational, electronic file management, and computer skills including MS Office, Power Point, Excel.
Experience teaching or public speaking.
Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.
Experience working in an academic setting and navigating complex administrative systems and relationships common to large public universities.
Advanced degree and/or experience in instructional design and/or project management.
Three years of experience with work related to resource-limited settings.
Experience delivering training in resource-limited settings.
Capacity building and/or health worker training experience in resource-limited settings.
Fluency in French, Portuguese, Swahili, Amharic, or Vietnamese.
Condition of Employment:
A satisfactory outcome from a criminal background verification may be required prior to hire.
This is a full-time position based at the I-TECH offices in Seattle. The position is typically Seattle-based, but may require up to 20% travel to countries with limited public health and safety infrastructure. Travelers must be prepared to follow the UW and US government recommended precautions and prophylaxis for disease. Up to several times per month, the TD Manager/DL position requires participation in telephone conference calls during the early morning and late evening to accommodate the time zones of countries where I-TECH works. Several times per year, complex deliverables on short timelines may require work in excess of 40 hours.
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University of Washington - 17 months ago