The Instructional Design Manager is responsible for the design and development of a wide range of education activities. Provides service to departments throughout the organization in supporting the development of live and on demand education program/products. Identifies critical gaps in education offerings and develops appropriate and effective learning interventions for reducing gaps.
Duties and responsibilities
Project manage the development and implementation of new online and blended learning educational resources according to adult learning principles and best practices.
Collaborate with volunteer subject matter experts, external vendors, and staff to design, develop and produce education content.
Responsible for project management of content development including management of detailed work plans and status reports to ensure education programs/products are executed on time, delivered to high professional standards, and within budget/allocated resources.
Research and make recommendations for innovative design and content delivery methods.
Re-evaluate existing educational offerings and recommend improvements and expanded revenue streams that apply instructional design models to deliver impactful learning and practice-based outcomes.
In coordination with the LMS Manager, apply a systematic product development process, work plan, production schedule, and QA plan to ensure consistency for all current and future online courses.
Qualifications (Education and Experience)
A minimum of a B.A. in Instructional Design, Education, Instructional Systems Design, Communications, or related field and a minimum of two years of related work experience required.
Strong analytical and organizational skills and the flexibility to handle multiple tasks and deadline pressures necessary.
Experience developing customized on-line training solutions and utilizing authoring tool software required.
Prior experience working with volunteer authors/subject matter experts desirable.
Proficient in Microsoft Office, databases required. Experience with learning management systems a plus.
Ability to project a favorable and professional image of APA to members, vendors, staff, and the public required.
Internal Number: AF-6301-IDM
About American Planning Association
The American Planning Association is an independent, not-for-profit educational organization. APA and its professional institute, the American Institute of Certified Planners, are dedicated to advancing the profession of planning — physical, economic and social — to foster quality of life for all residents. APA’s members work in concert with community members, civic leaders and business interests to create communities that enrich people's lives. Through its philanthropic work, the APA Foundation helps to reduce economic and social barriers to planning. APA has offices in Washington, D.C., and Chicago. Learn more at www.planning.org.