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Curriculum Specialist/Instructional Designer II

Company: Alex Alternative Experts, Inc.
Location: Arlington
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

Proven processes. Proven people. Proven performance by a trusted, award-winning solutions provider and partner.

Title: Curriculum Specialist/Instructional Designer II

Location: Arlington, VA

Clearance Level: None (Must be able to obtain & maintain eligibility requirements for either a secret clearance or a public trust).


The Curriculum Specialist/Instructional Designer II requires proven expertise serving as curriculum/instructional designer of classroom courses and informal training products in a corporate training environment, demonstrate sound instructional principles, strategies and techniques for adult learners. The successful candidate will have:

  • Proven expertise serving as curriculum/instructional designer of classroom courses and informal training products in a corporate training environment that demonstrate sound instructional principles, strategies and techniques for adult learners. Experience conducting needs assessment and analysis, designing appropriate instructional approach, and working on a team to design, develop, pilot, implement, and evaluate training for an adult, professional audience.
  • Knowledge of learning theories and their application to instructional design.
  • Experience with Curriculum Development / Maintenance, i.e., developing and revising/updating courses and informal training products that use a range of methods, from lecture-based to experiential, as appropriate to the content, learning objectives, and associated KSAs (Knowledge, Skills and Attitudes), with the goal of structuring the learning experience so that it results in transformation - deep, nuanced understanding and dramatically improved performance.
  • Experience with appropriate integration of educational technologies and continuous learning techniques to enhance the learning experience, maximize achievement of learning objectives, and facilitate transfer of learning to the workplace or personal setting, as appropriate to the course goals.
  • Ability to collaborate effectively with Subject Matter Expert/s (SME) to conduct needs/audience analysis; develop training objectives, evaluation strategy, and course/product outline; design course/product content; develop scaffolded, interactive course activities and assessment items. This includes compiling and organizing information, and writing and editing instructional materials to adapt policies and procedures, regulations, reference documents, and raw materials into clear, effective, interactive, and experiential training.
  • Experience in designing and leading facilitation sessions with all participants in the curriculum development cycle, for the purposes of needs assessment, design, development, implementation, and evaluation of courses and programs.
  • Experience integrating formative assessment throughout the course design, both to ensure that learners are able to track their progress and that instructional staff are able to measure the extent to which learning is progressing as intended. Experience with the appropriate use of checklists and rubrics for performance-based assessment, as well as quizzes and tests for assessment of developing knowledge.
  • Significant, proven experience as a member of a team and a team leader; positive interpersonal skills and a customer-service orientation, particularly with clients from a wide variety of cultures.
  • Ability to design needs assessments and survey questionnaires used to gather data on training needs, reactions, application and organizational impact.
  • Experience in blending learning design valued.
  • Experience in experiential learning, gaming and/or simulations valued.
  • Experience integrating flipped design methods valued.

Required Skills and Qualifications:

  • U.S. Citizenship.
  • Fluency in the English Language.
  • 7 years of experience in curriculum/instructional design (or 2 years of experience plus MS/MA or higher).
  • Curriculum/instructional design experience should include foreign affairs, tradecraft, foreign language, leadership, or applications/IT systems training.
  • Superior organization skills with a high level of attention to detail.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • The ability to interact effectively in a multicultural setting.
  • Excellent customer service skills.
  • Ability to follow technical direction; work independently and as part of a team.
  • The ability to effectively utilize Microsoft Office business applications software sufficient to meet the needs of their specific position (e.g. Microsoft Outlook, Excel, Teams, PowerPoint, SharePoint).

Preferred Skills and Qualifications:

  • Work experience in an educational or training institute.
  • Skills or experience relevant to the particular training division that the contractor is being proposed to support (e.g. foreign language skills in SLS or regional experience in SPAS/AS).

Education and Certifications:

  • High School Diploma Required, MS/MA degree preferred.

Keywords: Alex Alternative Experts, Inc., Arlington , Curriculum Specialist/Instructional Designer II, Other , Arlington, Virginia

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